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According to Packaged Facts, the pet industry was $55 billion strong in 2010. To put this amount in perspective, the Colorado state budget in 2009 was $18.9 billion. We spend a lot of money on our pets, whether it is food and food supplements, grooming, toys, and of course veterinary care. Dogs and cats are… Continue Reading If pets can be put to sleep, why not people also?

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Springs’ lobbyist has little to report

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Business leaders say work is just beginning as lobbyist lays groundwork, eyes money Colorado Springs’ new federal lobbyist has yet to produce any tangible monetary benefits to the city, but the broad coalition of business leaders that hired her aren’t concerned yet. “It takes months and months,” said Stephannie Finley, president of government affairs for the Greater… Continue Reading Springs’ lobbyist has little to report

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Sometimes the old clichés are valid and it’s time to cut your losses, throw in the towel, pull the plug and call it quits. This may sound negative but it’s actually a positive concept because the goal in business is to constantly improve. Determining when it’s time to end something that was once an important… Continue Reading Knowing when to call it quits is not an easy call to make

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After spending his career serving in the Air Force, Jim Faber wanted to continue his record of public service and that’s how he went on to become CEO of the nonprofit Pikes Peak Action Agency. “We like to say we’re the largest nonprofit helping the most people that you’ve never heard about,” Faber said, referring… Continue Reading Faber strengthening society through Action Agency

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Lawyers took drastic measures to keep profit up during the recent recession, including cutting staff, reducing overhead, using contract lawyers and even outsourcing work. But, it appears to have paid off. Gross revenue in most firms grew last year, according to the Altman Weil’s annual Law Firms in Transition survey. Josh McDowell, a senior partner… Continue Reading Law firms seeing business pick up as recession tapers

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Bobby Cotten, president and CEO of EcoFoam/Insulutions in Colorado Springs, knows there is nothing sexy about insulation. For years Cotten and his business partner Tripper Gott have installed insulation in businesses and homes in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. And, for years they had one of the least exciting booths at trade shows. “You see… Continue Reading EcoFoam Insulutions shooting for market expansion

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People on the Move – June 10, 2011

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The Terumo Corp. has appointed David Perez as chairman of the Global Blood Management business. He will also continue in his role as President and CEO of the combined Terumo Transfusion and Caridian BCT business. Jeff Tetrick, CFO of Pinnacol Assurance, was named chairman of LiveWell Colorado’s Worksite Wellness Leadership Group, which promotes the goal… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 10, 2011

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On the Horizon – June 10, 2011

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June 11 Free frozen yogurt to benefit March of Dimes LuLu’s Frozen Yogurt will give free dishes of frozen yogurt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 at their store, 9475 Briar Village Point. The purpose of the event is to raise donation money and awareness for March of Dimes. All donations will go to… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 10, 2011

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So I was sending out rapid-fire emails yesterday morning like I do every day, and after a few hours I started to wonder why no one was writing back. To my horror, I realized that I was sending out all of my work emails under my aunt’s email account instead of my business email address.… Continue Reading Surrender your identity in one step with Google passwords

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While commercial foreclosures, like a 58-lot development in Fountain that sold last week, have slowed, they are not moving off bankers’ books quickly. El Paso County Trustee Thomas Mowle said he’s noticed the number of neighborhood and vacant lot developments going into foreclosure decline in recent months. “In general, I would say they are becoming… Continue Reading Commercial foreclosures fewer, more expensive

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