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Cory Arcarese is director of the Mi Casa Resource Center and the Southern Colorado Women’s Business Center. Mi Casa’s overarching goal is to increase the employability, education, knowledge and life skills of Latino families. Tell us about the Mi Casa Resource Center. How long has it been around? What’s its mission? Mi Casa’s mission is to advance… Continue Reading Arcarese opens new door for women at Mi Casa

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The slippery slope of newspaper paywalls

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In case you haven’t heard, The New York Times launched its paywall system on March 28, 2011. Their paywall is an attempt to monetize the content generated by the news professionals at the Times, and “save the newspaper industry.” Speaking as a Web enthusiast, I’m going to predict that this will be a bumpy road… Continue Reading The slippery slope of newspaper paywalls

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People on the Move – June 24, 2011

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The Nancy Brown Agency, Inc. of American Family Insurance has hired Joelle McMahon Boyce. Starkey Mortgage has promoted Ruth Vogt to the position of senior vice president, Colorado regional manager. She has more than 25 years of experience in mortgage banking. Jim Harris has joined the Downtown Partnership Board of Directors. He was appointed March… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 24, 2011

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On the Horizon – June 24, 2011

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June 25 Salvation Army 5K Run/Walk for Hope The 3rd Annual Salvation Army 5K Run/Walk for Hope is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 25 at The Flying Horse Barefoot Park, 2324 Diamond Creek Drive. A donation of $35 is suggested. A free T-shirt and water bottle will be offered to participants. All proceeds benefit The Salvation… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 24, 2011

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Though unemployment numbers remain high and incomes levels have fallen, most gyms and fitness facilities are still doing well. The International Health, Racquet & Sportclub Association says U.S. health club membership was 50.2 million in 2010, up 10.8 percent from 2009. Industry revenues also rose 4 percent. Trevor Poling owns a Gold’s Gym franchise in… Continue Reading Exercise businesses powering through recession

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Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission to overturn a 5-percent tax break for Colorado casinos in an effort to save funding for community colleges and historic preservation groups. While the gaming industry argues that the tax decrease will bring much-needed relief after three consecutive years of revenue losses, community colleges… Continue Reading Community colleges ask gaming commission to reconsider the 5-percent tax break

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‘You Can’t Fire Everyone And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager’ By Hank Gilman Penguin Portfolio $25.95 224 pages You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. As far as you can see, that old saying — a reminder that being nice works better than being a jerk — holds true for every boss you’ve… Continue Reading Book Review: A book of lessons on how to be a better boss

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Innovation and entrepreneurship are often assumed to be one and the same. In reality, they are different things, and a clear understanding of the difference is vital to building successful ventures. Innovation comes in a variety of forms. Many new ventures are based on new product or service innovation. This is the most commonly recognized… Continue Reading Taking a look into innovation and entrepreneurship

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By Sean Paige Critics may contend that the less-than-scandalous findings of the first-ever “performance audit” of the Economic Development Corp. mean it was a waste of time and money, which unnecessarily called the group’s reputation into question. As someone who helped put the process in motion — and who reads much more into the report… Continue Reading Auditor’s report on EDC numbers tells many tales

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Getting trade basics and numbers wrong

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Why do so many (most?) business reporters and television talking heads, along with a boatload of economists, get the story dead wrong on trade? Whenever the latest U.S. trade numbers — i.e., exports, imports and the trade balance — are released, if imports are up and the trade deficit expands, a cacophony of voices spout… Continue Reading Getting trade basics and numbers wrong

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