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Construction is under way on a $15 million medical office building going up on the east side of the Penrose Hospital campus. The 72,000-square-foot, four-story building will be developed and managed by Denver-based Westfield Development Co. Westfield is leasing the ground from Penrose Hospital, but will own the building and rent out the office space.… Continue Reading $15M medical building under construction at Penrose

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Snow equipment sales soar

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Thanks to La Niña, fans of snow sports spent a record $1B in December. That’s good news for resorts and local retailers. After early-season snow storms blanketed much of the nation, retailers have caught some serious air. Retail sales of snow-sports items hit $1 billion in December, an all-time one-month record. Not surprisingly, sales of lift tickets increased, as… Continue Reading Snow equipment sales soar

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While hospital actuaries crunch their own numbers, Memorial Health System and the Public Employees Retirement Association are at a standstill about how much the hospital should pay to become an independent, nonprofit system. Continue Reading Memorial’s way forward lies in uncharted territory

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Apartment market at tipping point

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It has been a renter’s market in Colorado Springs for most of the last decade, but that’s about to change. Demand for apartments and rental homes is up because homeowners whose houses have been foreclosed upon are renting now, and builders are holding off on constructing apartment complexes until the economy strengthens. Rental vacancy rates… Continue Reading Apartment market at tipping point

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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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