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What we’d like to hear from mayoral candidates

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On March 1, the city’s mayoral candidates will gather before an audience of businessmen and women for the “Mayoral Candidate Forum for Business Leaders.” Here’s what we’d like to hear from the candidates. Your plans to help repeal or suspend the city’s TABOR amendment In April 1991, Colorado Springs voters enacted Amendment 3, which along… Continue Reading What we’d like to hear from mayoral candidates

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Step up and lead change

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Across our city, our region and our country, leaders are in crisis. They — we — struggle with practical fiscal and policy issues while wrestling with deep, values-based questions: Who and what do I represent? What do we need to do and how do we need to behave as an organization? How do we survive… Continue Reading Step up and lead change

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Even as the global recession gradually recedes, our volatile economy makes change unavoidable for all of us. Whether it’s lingering high unemployment, rollercoaster financial markets or political turmoil, the landscape for leaders keeps shifting — and most of us are quite uncomfortable in it. That’s understandable. Change, after all, entails risk and conflict. It brings… Continue Reading How to avoid 4 mindsets that hurt your organization

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Everything about Ideavise is ‘mobile’

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Brian DeLong and his six employees at Ideavise, Inc. are always on the move. They don’t have an office so they hold staff meetings in cafes and coffee houses in Colorado Springs and work anywhere they can catch a ride on free Wi-Fi. It’s a running joke that a couple of Ideavise employees are scarcely… Continue Reading Everything about Ideavise is ‘mobile’

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In August 2009, Army Sgt. Jeffrey Adams was on his second deployment in Afghanistan when his vehicle ran over a pressure-plated explosive device. Adams was pulled from the wreckage and taken to a hospital in Bagram, where he lost both of his legs. Now, back in El Paso County, the local building community is coming… Continue Reading Home for injured veteran unites building community

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Aerospace and defense companies in Colorado Springs received good news from President Obama’s 2012 budget this week, but it wasn’t so kind to NASA. First the good news: Major rocket and satellite programs got a boost. And additional funding for space programs — including maintenance, research and development — means big money for aerospace companies… Continue Reading Obama budget favors rockets, satellites, but not NASA

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People on the Move – February 18, 2011

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Colorado Association Services has announced that Nicole Armstrong has been named president of the Community Associations Institute Southern Colorado Chapter. She has been in the community management industry since 2002 and has chaired the CAI Southern Colorado Chapter membership and education committees. Andrew Andreasen has joined Freedom Financial Services as vice president of loan production.… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 18, 2011

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On the Horizon – February 18, 2011

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Feb. 26 Springs regional history competition The final rounds of the Colorado Springs Regional National History Day competition are scheduled for 8 a.m. Feb. 26 at Palmer Hall and Tutt Science Center. Attendance is free. March 1 Mayoral candidate forum for business leaders A mayoral candidate forum for business leaders is scheduled from 5:15 to… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 18, 2011

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Colorado Springs regularly lands on national lists that praise its many amenities. Last year the city was ranked 15th “brainiest” city by Portfolio.com, 14th safest city by FreeBackgroundChecksUSA.com and second most pet-friendly city by Livability.com, to name a few. This week, however, the latest accolade could position the city to grab a larger share of… Continue Reading Why ‘Distinctive Destination’ pick is such a big deal

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Regulatory reform has taken hold at the state Capitol, and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce couldn’t be happier. The chamber has been working to rid local businesses of what they see as red tape and bureaucracy, and for once the Legislature is listening. One-quarter of the way through the 2011 session — it ends… Continue Reading Bills seek to cut small business regulatory burden

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