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Tourism CEO pocketing less than peers

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The base salary for Doug Price, the new CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, might seem like a fortune compared to the region’s median household income of $52,984. But it’s considerably less than what visitors bureau CEOs in other like-sized cities earn, and it appears to be about the same as his… Continue Reading Tourism CEO pocketing less than peers

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A few changes in the Business Journal for 2011

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Not to be too obvious, but one of our main objectives at this newspaper is to be your primary source of local business news. This week, we’ve introduced two new initiatives and re-engineered our approach to a third in shifts that I hope help us cement our reputation as a leading purveyor of information you… Continue Reading A few changes in the Business Journal for 2011

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For the first time in several years, bank stocks rose across the board last year. Stock prices also rose at the three national banks that operate in the Pikes Peak region: Wells Fargo and Co., U. S. Bancorp, and JPMorgan Chase and Co. Wells Fargo and Co.’s stock stood at $31.65 per share earlier this… Continue Reading Bank stocks increase, but not to pre-recession levels

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People on the Move – January 7, 2011

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Tamara Reyes has joined the association of providers for Peak Vista Community Health Centers. She comes to Peak Vista from Texas where she was a family nurse practitioner. She received her master’s degree in nursing from Ball State in Muncie, Indiana and is an Air Force commissioned officer. She will provide care at Peak Vista’s… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 7, 2011

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The Air Force Academy doesn’t keep its research — or its cadets — to itself. The academy’s research professors can be brought in to conduct research and help get a product from the idea stage to the commercial market. Currently, there are 90 such agreements — with companies such Ball Aerospace in Boulder as well… Continue Reading Academy professors double as high-tech entrepreneurs

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Enough complaining! Rather than focus on everything that’s wrong about our city, it’s time we focus on what’s right. Let’s forget about the wretched economy, the fumbling politicians and the crazy Republicans/Democrats (pick either or both) who are cheerfully destroying our great city/state/nation. Here’s my top picks. Pikes Peak! Let’s hear it for our mountain,… Continue Reading It’s time to focus on what’s right about Colorado Springs

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While the Air Force Academy’s main goal is training tomorrow’s military leaders, it is also engaged in something else that’s off most people’s radar but is equally important — research that can be transferred to the commercial sector. The academy receives more research funds than any other undergraduate university in the nation, and its cadets… Continue Reading Air Force Academy research delivers boost to industry

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A wish list for our new strong mayor

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I’m not surprised any more to see unexpected friends and acquaintances whenever I go downtown, but even for me, last October’s meeting was unusual. Stirred by reports of low interest rates, I’d taken a morning off from work, and drove downtown to an appointment with a banker. It took less than an hour to sign… Continue Reading A wish list for our new strong mayor

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Gutting city’s jobs department a bad move

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Business Journal reporter Jonathan Easley reported last week that for the first time in decades the City of Colorado Springs was about to enter the new year without a dedicated economic development team. If that news didn’t turn your stomach, it should have. What it says is that job-creation and economic development are of too… Continue Reading Gutting city’s jobs department a bad move

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The aerospace industry posted more than $216 billion in sales in 2010, a 20 percent increase above 2009. The figure is still down from the record highs in 2007, but industry experts are hopeful the increase marks the end of recent declines in orders. “Aerospace has produced solid results, leading all manufacturers in trade surplus,”… Continue Reading Aerospace industry posts sales figure of $216 billion

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