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Many enthusiastic volunteers accept positions as part of a non-profit board, committee, or community effort such as local chambers of commerce, philanthropic groups, or professional associations. The learning curve tends to be very high during the first year. They are thrilled that you stepped up, and you are excited to be involved. Now what? 1.… Continue Reading Be a great board member

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Colorado Springs businessman James E. Hurley is the SBA’s pick for Small Business Person of the Year in Colorado. Hurley, president of JE Hurley Construction, will be recognized later this month in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Small Business Administration named winners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. One of them… Continue Reading James Hurley named Colorado Small Business Person of the Year

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ITT Exelis Information Systems is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s pick for best prime contractor. The company’s main headquarters are in Herndon, Va., and its mission systems division is headquartered in Colorado Springs. ITT Exelis Information Systems was selected by SBA as the national winner of the 2012 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence, Research… Continue Reading ITT Exelis named by SBA a top prime contractor

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Sam Guadagnoli, who oversees a dynasty of downtown nightclubs, wants to expand one of his bars, Gasoline Alley at  28 N. Tejon St., into the vacant storefront next door. Several neighboring residents and businesses have complained, saying downtown doesn’t need any more bars that bring noise and trash. Others, however, say the expansion is a good… Continue Reading Soundoff: Should Gasoline Alley be allowed to expand?

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Xpriori, a Colorado Springs-based firm that specializes in electronic discovery in civil litigation, has opened a Denver office. Xpriori is a provider of eDiscovery products, those which help find documents related to specific civil cases for law firms and corporations.  The new Denver office will allow the firm to grow a national presence, said Tim… Continue Reading Springs eDiscovery firm adds Denver location

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SBDC hires new director

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The UCCS Small Business Development Center has hired Aikta Marcoulier as its new director. Continue Reading SBDC hires new director

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Wing Zone restaurant will open Monday in Fort Carson’s mini-mall. The sit-down restaurant offers 17 buffalo chicken wing flavors and will serve draft beer. Wing Zone CEO and founder Matt Friedman has partnered with the Army & Air Force Exchange Services to open Wing Zone restaurants on four military bases.  The company has plans to… Continue Reading Wing Zone to open restaurant on Fort Carson

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Some great ideas are born in the nation’s universities and laboratories but never leave there. Continue Reading Atargis hopes to harness funding for wave-energy machine

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I often speak to leaders who desire to increase the level of performance, initiative, productivity, enthusiasm, competence, and overall engagement of their direct reports. When I ask them what the relationship looks like between themselves and their direct reports, I often get a puzzled look as if to say “What does relationships have to do… Continue Reading Achieving results through effective relationships

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The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association is looking for a few good CEOs. The association has launched a Cleantech Fellows Institute in an effort to jump start advanced technology startups in Colorado by training CEOs to lead the firms. CFI is an intensive program that aims to train 12 to 15 business executives this fall to… Continue Reading Wanted: Cleantech Industry CEOs, will train

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