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Staying focused on two zones

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Listen to leaders talk about the keys to revitalizing Colorado Springs, and you’ll hear several recurring responses. Mayor Steve Bach talked about three specific “drivers” this week at his monthly briefing. One is the airport’s commercial zone, being cultivated to appeal to possible manufacturing companies. Next is the future evolution surrounding University of Colorado Health… Continue Reading Staying focused on two zones

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IntelliTec’s Matthews lives his dream to teach

Todd Matthews is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2013 Man of the Year for Colorado Springs, after having raised more than $16,000 to help fund research. He currently serves as campus director at IntelliTec Medical Institute in Colorado Springs. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in private education. Before joining IntelliTec, he served as president… Continue Reading IntelliTec’s Matthews lives his dream to teach

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St. Francis applies for Level III trauma designation

  Hospitals in El Paso County are asking for heightened designation for their emergency trauma departments. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has asked the Colorado Department of Health to designate the St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard as a Level III trauma center. Now at Level II designation, both Penrose and Memorial… Continue Reading St. Francis applies for Level III trauma designation

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Wellness works: Programs improve business outcomes, leaders say

If several businesses worked together and collectively brainstormed to improve health care, would it work? Would it result in a more productive workforce and lower costs? A group of health care consumers and providers from Colorado Springs met recently to discuss those issues, along with a representative of the governor’s office and the consulting corporate… Continue Reading Wellness works: Programs improve business outcomes, leaders say

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Kudos! – March 28, 2014

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HealthSouth named national MS Partner HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs was named a National Multiple Sclerosis Society Partner in MS Care. The designation is given to MS programs that recognize and support MS care by demonstrating knowledge and experience in MS care and working closely with the Society. HealthSouth Colorado Springs provides educational seminars… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 28, 2014

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People on the Move – March 28, 2014

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Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is expanding its presence in Colorado with a new office opening in Colorado Springs. Kent Mau, Brian Wagner and Mark O’ Donnell, Jr., will open the new commercial real estate office.   Debbie Swanson is the vice president of development for Early Connections Learning Centers. She earned her bachelor’s degree in… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 28, 2014

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On the Horizon – March 28, 2014

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March 28 Manage people well Learn how to better manage people in What Employees Want, the Five Ts of Successful People Management, 9-11 a.m. at IntelliTec Medical Clinic, 6805 Corporate Drive, Room 103. To register, call 219-1205. April 3 Own your own Steps to owning your business workshop, 2-4 p.m., at the Small Business Development… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 28, 2014

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Who’s to blame for ignored road plans?

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Sometime in the next year, if the political pieces fall into place, we should be hearing about firm plans for fully rebuilding the Interstate 25 interchange for U.S. Highway 24/Cimarron Street, or as maps and signs also call it, Exit 141, with the project finishing as soon as 2017. We’ll hear leaders talk about the… Continue Reading Who’s to blame for ignored road plans?

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History: Area’s oldest businesses

Businesses, like natural persons, are mortal. They’re born, struggle through youth, flourish for a while, and then pass quietly away. Few attain the biblical lifespan of three score and ten – in fact, most expire within a decade or two. Colorado City was founded in 1859, Colorado Springs in 1871, Manitou Springs in 1872. By… Continue Reading History: Area’s oldest businesses

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Beware of making 20/20 hindsight moves

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Beware of making 20/20 hindsight moves

Suppose someone went around telling people that he’d been certain of the Super Bowl’s outcome — that the Seattle Seahawks would roll over the Denver Broncos. With great brio, this person would tick off all of the reasons he was so confident of the rout, amounting to nothing more than a summary of what happened.… Continue Reading Beware of making 20/20 hindsight moves

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