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Nonprofit bridging the physics gap

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Nonprofit bridging the physics gap

Whether talking about a startup receiving its first injection of capital or the behavior of subatomic particles, momentum is a law important to both business and nature. Dave Csintyan, CEO of the Colorado Springs-based 501(c)3 nonprofit See the Change USA, has made it his mission to harmonize the two. See the Change USA was founded… Continue Reading Nonprofit bridging the physics gap

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Downtown momentum picks up steam

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By some measures, the Downtown Partnership’s progress report last week to the local business community might have come across as lacking in immediate news value. Granted, there were no blockbuster headlines created by the periodic event known as the “Downtown Lowdown,” happening this time at Centennial Hall and taking full advantage of El Paso County’s… Continue Reading Downtown momentum picks up steam

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Don’t believe all those statistics

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Perhaps the most confusing business story of 2015 so far was the recent word from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, saying final revisions of local economic barometers — due in mid-March — likely will indicate the Colorado Springs area added about 6,000 jobs in 2014. That statistic, if true, would mean a hefty… Continue Reading Don’t believe all those statistics

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Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

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Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

Following major expansion and consolidation that began in 2014 and spilled into the new year, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has all pieces in place to make 2015 exceptionally green. “As an organization, it’s one of our key operational objectives this year,” said Discover Goodwill Spokesperson Bradd Hafer. “All of our divisions and… Continue Reading Goodwill looks to make 2015 green

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Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

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Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

Shawna Kemppainen looks forward every day to get to work. That’s because each day is an opportunity to help a youth who is experiencing homelessness in Colorado Springs. Originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Kemppainen describes herself as a yooper, for the U.P.), she spent 16 years in Arizona before moving to Colorado Springs. She studied… Continue Reading Urban Peak helps youth who are homeless

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Nearly one month from now, on April 7, the City Clerk’s office will receive the final ballots in the 2015 Colorado Springs municipal election, and we’ll learn the outcomes as city voters choose a new mayor (unless a runoff is required), three at-large members and one district representative for City Council, plus District 5 deciding… Continue Reading City could be headed for calmer times

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Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

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Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

The glass ceiling exists for women not only in business, but in nonprofit agency management as well. A woman chief executive officer of a nonprofit makes less money than a man in the same executive position for the same-sized agency, according to the 2015 compensation report from GuideStar USA Inc. A nonprofit based in Virginia,… Continue Reading Men CEOs of nonprofits earn more

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Colorado is on the cutting edge of the insurance world as we continue to push the boundaries in the medical marijuana arena. The advent of recreational marijuana has changed the insurance landscape dramatically. Small medical dispensaries are being replaced by larger operations that require more complex insurance needs. What was once a simple insurance policy… Continue Reading Insurance evolving for marijuana cultivation

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ROTC program sets good example

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Whether the debates are about higher education or Greece defaulting on its debt, they seem to revolve around the question of job creation. The message has been part of the political landscape since the Great Depression, and is bound to preoccupy the upcoming presidential election. What does it really mean to create jobs? It could… Continue Reading ROTC program sets good example

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Let the game come to you

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What do coaches say to teams when things seem out of synch, when players are struggling, doing their best but somehow not clicking? The effort may be there, but the results aren’t. “Let the game come to you.” If you’ve ever played a team sport, you’ve heard those words. Your coach sees that you’re not… Continue Reading Let the game come to you

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