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Now that the GOP has taken control of the House and beefed up its ranks in the Senate, “Obamacare” will be done away with, right? Wrong. In fact, not even close, according to Wendell Potter’s predictions. The former head of communication for Cigna, Potter has just authored a tell-all titled “Deadly Spin,” an account of… Continue Reading Why ‘Obamacare’ isn’t likely to be overturned

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A water war may soon erupt among Western states, and Colorado could end up losing. Demand for water is increasing, supplies are shrinking, and cities including Colorado Springs, Phoenix and Las Vegas are bracing for battle on the political and legal fronts. Seventy percent of Colorado Springs’ drinking water comes from the Colorado River, which… Continue Reading Western states edge ever-closer to water conflicts

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Andy Barton was born at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. His kids were born there, too. In a city where natives are hard to find, that makes him somewhat of a rare breed. A month ago, Barton began to work for the hospital system, raising money through its foundation as the director of annual giving at… Continue Reading Andy Barton: Telling the Penrose-St. Francis story

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To better compete, create a ‘we’ culture

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All things being equal, in this high-speed marketplace, the companies who will win are those who are able to access, engage, and leverage the intellect, energy, and passion of every member of the workforce. To do this, workplaces face a fundamental cultural challenge — between the prevalent “culture of me” that drives us toward silos,… Continue Reading To better compete, create a ‘we’ culture

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Lodging Association votes down LART-increase idea

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The Pikes Peak Lodging Association board of directors has voted unanimously to oppose any increase in the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax, or LART. “We do not believe that the business climate is receptive to any type of increase,” Steve Ducoff, president of the PPLA, said in a press release. “More importantly, an increase in… Continue Reading Lodging Association votes down LART-increase idea

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Cadets at the Air Force Academy launched their latest cadet-built satellite from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska last week. It took four years to make the launch happen, and the cadets are responsible for designing, building, integrating, testing and repairing the satellite, said Col. Marty France, head of the department of astronautics at the… Continue Reading Academy cadets launch weather satellite into orbit

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People on the Move – November 26, 2010

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Crown Plaza Hotel has added four new people to its management team. Toby Reed is the new business travel sales manager; Becky Brunet is now senior catering manager; Carolyn Ross is now outlets manager; and Robin Canada is the new human resources director. Chana Kolman has taken a job with Accredited Members as corporate event… Continue Reading People on the Move – November 26, 2010

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How much might The Gazette fetch?

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With The Gazette in all probability on the sales block, the natural question that follows is, what’s it worth? The old gray lady of Prospect Street ain’t what she used to be. Here is a breakdown of the factors any buyer would consider, based on hard numbers reviewed by the Business Journal: Buildings and equipment… Continue Reading How much might The Gazette fetch?

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People change jobs all the time, so you have to wonder why Bettina Swigger’s decision to leave her job as executive director of COPPeR earlier this week caused such a stir. We featured the news on our website, as did the Gazette. Facebook exploded with sadly congratulatory posts, such as these two. “We were fortunate… Continue Reading Arts sector rich in diversity, lacking in opportunities

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Council notion amounts to a raid on Memorial

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Memorial Health System is one of the city’s greatest assets, is one of the most respected hospital systems in the state, and, over the years, has treated hundreds of thousands of people. In short, it has given a lot to the community. Some on City Council don’t think it has given enough. As Business Journal… Continue Reading Council notion amounts to a raid on Memorial

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