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Budget provides textbook on city operations

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This’ll make for many hours of interesting reading,” said a cheerful city employee in the print shop, located in the basement of the City Administration Building. “Yeah, right!” I retorted, “I can’t wait to sit down before the fireplace, faithful dogs at my feet, and begin reading.” That said, I plunked down $12 for a… Continue Reading Budget provides textbook on city operations

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By Tatiana Bailey Southern Colorado Economic Forum The state of Colorado stands out as one of the superstars in the otherwise prolonged and anemic recovery. Colorado is ranked No. 4 in the nation in the “State Economic Activity Index” from 2012 to April 2014, according to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve, and is almost tied with… Continue Reading Let’s build on the state’s momentum

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TechWise flourishes overseas

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TechWise, a small, Colorado Springs-born business, has successfully expanded its footprint both locally and in a blossoming overseas market. Today, the consulting company has grown to employ approximately 200 people worldwide and is positioning itself to help other small companies break into those same, under-tapped markets. A private, woman-owned business, TechWise was started in 1994… Continue Reading TechWise flourishes overseas

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Sports can revitalize city’s attitude

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Two noteworthy events in the past week could signal a better diagnosis for Colorado Springs. And no, they don’t have anything to do with adding jobs or attracting new businesses. First, last Saturday night, Air Force football awakened from a long slumber and laid a 28-14 whipping on heavily favored Boise State. It was arguably… Continue Reading Sports can revitalize city’s attitude

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Keller: Happy here

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Keller: Happy here

Dr. Emily Keller, 32, descended upon Colorado Springs two months ago like a superhero. Wielding lasers; her Batmobile a Vespa; her Robin, a 5-pound sidekick named Goose. Keller, at such a young age, honed her skills under the watchful eye of the masterminds of her field. This week, she talks about being on the cutting… Continue Reading Keller: Happy here

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Mental health issues difficult to treat

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Mental health issues difficult to treat

Elaine Crnkovic, Ph.D., the humble CEO of Cedar Springs Hospital, grew up wanting to help others achieve happiness. Now 43, Crnkovic is committed to the work that encourages her clients to find value in themselves and to take delight in who they are. Through her work in mental health centers, she has come to appreciate… Continue Reading Mental health issues difficult to treat

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What I like to call The Great Cost Shift in American health care marches on with the approach of this year’s insurance enrollment season. That’s when all of us who get coverage from employers, the new state exchanges, Medicare Advantage plans or from a Medicare prescription drug plan are likely to find that choosing drug… Continue Reading Insurers shift higher generic prices to patients

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Run the right race if you want to win

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In a village long ago lived a young boy who loved nothing as much as competing in athletic contests. Because he was fit and strong, he usually triumphed, and he grew to love the adulation he received from the villagers around him. One day he challenged two other youths to a race from one end… Continue Reading Run the right race if you want to win

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Local ballot issues to consider

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Just a week or so from now, mail ballots will go out to voters across El Paso County for the Nov. 4 election, which means thousands of area residents will be making their decisions and quickly casting their votes. As we’ve indicated since taking over ownership of the Colorado Springs Business Journal in June 2012,… Continue Reading Local ballot issues to consider

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Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

Despite a summer dip in consumer confidence, data released last month by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association indicated a 5.7 percent increase in new car and truck registrations through August compared to the same eight-month period in 2013. “Strong sales over the Labor Day weekend put Colorado’s new car and truck sales back into positive… Continue Reading Advice to car-buyers: Crunch numbers first

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