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Tonn: New challenge means leaving CSBJ again

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Death and taxes don’t solely control the market anymore — these days, change has become likewise inevitable, as well as the need to adapt. Much to my surprise, my recent tenure at the Business Journal has ended, as a new opportunity presented itself. If I’ve learned anything in business and life, it would be that… Continue Reading Tonn: New challenge means leaving CSBJ again

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Opinion: Time to battle C4C opponents

From the start, even the most ardent supporters of City for Champions have known that the package deal of projects for Colorado Springs and the Air Force Academy wasn’t absolutely perfect and beyond reproach. Yes, some of the forecasts for likely usage and attendance, particularly for the Colorado Sports and Events Center downtown, might not… Continue Reading Opinion: Time to battle C4C opponents

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Beware of making 20/20 hindsight moves

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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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Aging businesses hang on in one small cluster

What do we know about small businesses? We know that they generate jobs, foster innovation and strengthen communities. We know that strength begets strength: A thriving small business community grows organically, encouraging new entrants and disseminating the nuts-and-bolts knowledge that drives success. Yet small businesses are vulnerable. Shifting markets, local economic downturns, higher interest rates,… Continue Reading Aging businesses hang on in one small cluster

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From TV to education, Wurtz finds a way to stay here

Looking for a way out of the news business — and a way to stay in Colorado Springs — Stephanie Wurtz left TV reporting behind and transitioned to education communications. The 31-year-old, Kansas City-area native started her new job last month as internal communications director (a new position) at Colorado College after spending more than… Continue Reading From TV to education, Wurtz finds a way to stay here

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Coussons-Read begins making changes at UCCS

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Coussons-Read begins making changes at UCCS

The “new” provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at UCCS, Mary Coussons-Read grew up in Oklahoma and earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For that degree, she studied biological psychology and neurobiology, researching how stress affects health. Post-doc, Coussons-Read studied prenatal stress and how it affects development.… Continue Reading Coussons-Read begins making changes at UCCS

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USAF Commander to head 30th Space Symposium

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation announced Tuesday that Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Space Symposium. Shelton will speak during the opening of the 30th annual event on May 19 at the the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, according… Continue Reading USAF Commander to head 30th Space Symposium

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Perhaps one of the most difficult challenges of any life — or any business — is adequately preparing for the future. Knowing what lies ahead, even with the most thorough research and best available information, is hardly a science. Tomorrow remains a mystery. We can make plans, make predictions, hope for the best and prepare… Continue Reading Position yourself properly for a more promising future

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Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

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Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

Why are urban areas so enticing to start-ups, young professionals, and entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurship needs a hub, a place with close proximity to clients, competitors, and a density of people and resources. Downtowns across the country naturally become this center of activity because their traditional structure was built to foster business relationships and constant interaction, and… Continue Reading Downtown attracts young pros, entrepreneurs

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Congratulations 2014 Rising Stars

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Congratulations 2014 Rising Stars

Rising Stars and young professionals … UNITE! Unite to help make our city a better place to live, work and play! This is our moment to shine. Everyone is talking about how “we need more young professionals” for the workforce, for economic development, for a vibrant community. We need to be a region that welcomes… Continue Reading Congratulations 2014 Rising Stars

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