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WWII Aviation Museum needs your support

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A group of businessmen and pilots, some from Colorado Springs and some from across the country, are hoping to build The National Museum of World War II Aviation in our fair city. It’s an ambitious — glorious, really — undertaking that deserves our support. Minneapolis businessman and aviation buff Jim Fry chose Colorado Springs for… Continue Reading WWII Aviation Museum needs your support

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As illustrated in various businesses over the past century, labor unions tend to serve the short-run interests of their members quite well. But unionized industries and consumers don’t fare so well. Consider unions and major league sports. The potential exists over the coming two years that consumers — that is, sports fans — will suffer… Continue Reading Labor unions and sports: It’ll be the fans who suffer

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City planners have big dreams for a six-mile stretch of Academy Boulevard. Now all they need is the dough. This past week, the Academy Boulevard Great Streets team, led by Project Manager Carl Schueler, presented designs from an eight-month study on how to repurpose Academy Boulevard through rapid transit, improved roadway configurations and amenities such… Continue Reading Access, transit pitched for Academy Blvd. redevelopment

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If we’re to make any progress on education reform, we’ll have to hope for bipartisanship in Washington, D.C. That, at least, is what we’re hearing. But I have a better idea: Instead of crossing our fingers, holding our breath and putting our faith in Congress, let’s work harder to get the job done at the… Continue Reading Give parents a stronger voice in education reform

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Technology vs. the snow day

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More than a foot of snow fell overnight. Children — and yes, teachers — delight and frolic in the snow as schools are closed. With the street not yet plowed, others take a day off from work. And as we saw in late December, a snowstorm can even postpone a football game between the Philadelphia… Continue Reading Technology vs. the snow day

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Technology park envisioned where wildlife roam

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WOODLAND PARK — Sturman Industries has developed plans to transform its corner of Woodland Park into a nexus for green-minded, high-tech research-and-development companies. In other words, it’s hoping for like-minded neighbors. To pull it off, the engineering company will be offering portions of its sprawling campus for sale to select firms interested in relocating to… Continue Reading Technology park envisioned where wildlife roam

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Don’t wait to make hard people-decisions

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A recent poll was taken of business executives where they were asked to list the most significant challenge they faced in leading their organizations. Overwhelmingly, the No. 1 challenge that more CEOs listed above all other challenges was “waiting too long to make people decisions.” Almost every executive is familiar with the adage, “Hire slow… Continue Reading Don’t wait to make hard people-decisions

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On the Horizon – January 21, 2011

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Jan. 25 Franchising 101 Learn the basics of franchising from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Penrose Library downtown. Attendance is free. Investment tools at the Library This class is designed to teach how to use free resources at the library to track your investments. This class will teach you how to research companies and industries… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 21, 2011

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Brokerage hopes to lure tenants with free rent

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As bad times continue to soak every corner of the real estate market, realtors are getting creative (and generous) in a bid to stay competitive. As a result, some local business is about to land a helluva deal from broker Hoff & Leigh. On March 16 the firm will raffle off a free year of… Continue Reading Brokerage hopes to lure tenants with free rent

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HealthOne, the largest hospital system in Denver, hasn’t been shy about expressing its interest in purchasing Memorial Health System. Though it hasn’t made a bid to buy Memorial yet, the company has spent tens of thousands on a campaign to stop the City Council from placing a measure on the ballot that would turn Memorial… Continue Reading HealthOne: A big player gearing up to get even bigger

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