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Retailers making holiday shipping list

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There are 99 days until Christmas, and while that might not be enough to send shoppers into a tizzy, it’s a different story for retailers. Continue Reading Retailers making holiday shipping list

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On the dimly lit stage at Johnny’s Navajo Hogan bar and restaurant, Al Ortiz stepped up to the mic and cleared his throat. He wasn’t there to tell jokes or sing karaoke. It was “Pitch Night” and he had five minutes to convince the audience that his idea about an auto parts inventory web site… Continue Reading Entrepreneur ideas still starving for dollars

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Alliances can be beneficial or troublesome

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A client recently asked for advice about the opportunity to partner with a larger company. The arrangement looked promising on the surface and the other company was pushing for it, insisting it could be a strong union and a win-win situation. But there were also red flags, warning that this particular alliance carried considerable risk… Continue Reading Alliances can be beneficial or troublesome

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Melcher preparing for his new job as city attorney

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Mayor Steve Bach recently appointed Chris Melcher as city attorney. Melcher, who graduated from Yale Law School, has been in Colorado Springs since 2006. When he begins his new job in a couple of weeks, he’ll be stepping into a position that had been occupied by the same person for the last 25 years. Melcher… Continue Reading Melcher preparing for his new job as city attorney

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Architects seek business help for city redesign

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Colorado Springs architects are leading an effort to create an action plan to redefine the character of the city. The American Institute of Architects Colorado South chapter is seeking volunteers to participate in a three-day workshop Sept. 26-28 with a team of renowned architectural and community-building advisors to discuss sustainable design in Colorado Springs. The… Continue Reading Architects seek business help for city redesign

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People on the Move – September 23, 2011

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Roland Wick joined the consulting staff at McNew & Associates, Inc, a federal government contracting and audit compliance firm. Wick was previously a senior supervisory auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency. He will provide support in the areas of accounting system compliance, government pricing support, proposal compliance review and associated DCAA audit requirements. Carrie… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 23, 2011

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On the Horizon – September 23, 2011

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Sept. 23 BBB awards gala The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado will host its Excellence in Customer Service award gala at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. A cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and awards ceremony. For tickets, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com and enter event… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 23, 2011

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Did you get some nanotechnology on your pants?

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So yes, technology is getting smaller and more powerful every day, but most of us don’t know just how small we can go. Researchers have developed machines the size of just a few atoms that do incredibly powerful things like detect cancer tumors in the liver, and strengthen metal at the atomic level. My most… Continue Reading Did you get some nanotechnology on your pants?

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There’s never been a producing oil or gas well in El Paso County, but that hasn’t stopped drilling plans for Houston-based Ultra Resources, which bought more than 18,000 acres of the failed Banning Lewis Ranch property. The region’s foray into oil and gas drilling will also be the city and county’s foray into how to… Continue Reading Fracking forces El Paso County to consider regulation stragegy

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Japan, United States and lost decades

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It’s never good to be talking about a “lost decade” when it comes to the economy. Recently, there’s been chatter about the U.S. being in the midst of a lost decade along the lines of Japan’s experience. But could the news be even worse than this analysis suggests? Consider this grim assessment from a Sept.… Continue Reading Japan, United States and lost decades

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