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You might have heard a lot of high praise for the Fort Carson Soldier Family Assistance Center that opened last year, and now there’s hard evidence to back up all the talk. The $8 million project was designed and built by Springs-based DLR Group for the Army’s Warrior in Transition program, which helps wounded soldiers… Continue Reading Fort Carson center earns high Green Council marks

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Book Review: “Necessary Endings”

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“Necessary Endings” by Dr. Henry Cloud c.2010, HarperBusiness $25.99 256 pages In the last three years, you’ve lost plenty. You’ve lost business, first of all, and maybe your job. You lost clients, investments, money, and opportunity. You might’ve lost your house and your confidence, too. It’s enough to make you lose your mind. But there’s… Continue Reading Book Review: “Necessary Endings”

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Blum Wholesale Florists plants seeds for growth

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For Pete and Mary Kay Blum, owners of Blum Wholesale Florists, this Valentine’s Day is already looking rosier. Valentine’s Day will fall on Monday, which is not the best day for flower sales, according to an American Floral Endowment Tracking Study. Still, that’s better than last year, when Valentine’s Day fell on Sunday, resulting in… Continue Reading Blum Wholesale Florists plants seeds for growth

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Listening tours can result in engagement

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Most leaders know that listening is an important skill. Yet in nationwide surveys, employees indicate that their leaders don’t actually listen to them. What’s going on? Is the problem that leaders don’t listen or that they don’t show that they listen?In reality, it is likely that you have every intention of listening to your people.… Continue Reading Listening tours can result in engagement

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Each year, the Colorado Tourism Office solicits requests for proposal from advertising agencies around the state. This year being no exception, the CTO on Jan. 10 opened the bidding for four marketing-related contracts: Advertising/overall brand direction; Public relations/social media; Digital directives/digital advertising; and Publication of the state visitors vacation guide. What’s new is that the… Continue Reading Colorado tourism office offering PR, social media contract

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People on the Move – February 4, 2011

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The Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado has named its 2011 state board of directors. They include: President Judd Bryarly, Vice President Barry Wagner, Secretary/Treasurer Kevin Overley and Past President Carole Kastler. At-large directors include Bill Cary, Nate Caldwell, Kathleen Cope, Zachary Johnson, Laurel Madden, Peter Milstein, Jeff Oxley and Mark Pribramsky. Northrop Grumman has named… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 4, 2011

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On the Horizon – February 4, 2011

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Feb. 9 Building relationships to build your business The Small Business Development Center will host a class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 about how to develop a strategic approach to attaining business goals, the basics of social networking and relationship marketing and how to develop a plan to achieve social networking success.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 4, 2011

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The unemployment rate is one of the most closely watched, yet least understood pieces of economic data. On the surface it appears simple: in December the Colorado Springs unemployment rate was 9.4 percent, while Pueblo’s was an even higher 10.3 percent. Doesn’t that mean that around 10 percent of adults in southern Colorado who wanted… Continue Reading The real jobs numbers aren’t where you think they are

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Technology at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital is helping Jill Wirthlin regain her life one step at a time. Wirthlin, a mother of four children under the age of 7, suffered a major heart attack and subsequent brain damage just before Thanksgiving. Doctors kept her in a medically induced coma for three weeks, and a few days… Continue Reading Tech, toys helping rehabilitation patients in recovery

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Toni Green: Snowboarding cancer surgeon

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Dr. Toni Green finds it hard, impossible really, to maintain any distance from her patients. A surgeon who recently opened a new practice associated with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Green specializes in the type of surgeries that breast cancer patients undergo. “I chose this type of surgery because it allows me to build a relationship… Continue Reading Toni Green: Snowboarding cancer surgeon

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