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Maxx Sunglasses focusing on profits

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MONUMENT, Colo. — Proving once again that people love a bargain, Maxx Sunglasses is on a growth tear. The 7-year-old company, which sells what it bills as “HD” sunglasses for a mere $20 a pop, is preparing to break ground on a 14,000-square-foot warehouse amid projections that it will be able to double its 25-member… Continue Reading Maxx Sunglasses focusing on profits

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Baseball is America’s national pastime. There’s nothing like catching a game at the ballpark. But when it comes to sports on television, the U.S. is all about football. And the NFL season kicks off Sept. 9 on NBC, with a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and the eventual Super… Continue Reading Business lessons from the NFL: Favre, Tebow and the Steelers

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Step up and lead change

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Across our city, our region and our country, leaders are in crisis. They — we­ — struggle with practical fiscal and policy issues while wrestling with deep, values-based questions: Who and what do I represent? What do we need to do and how do we need to behave as an organization? How do we survive… Continue Reading Step up and lead change

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Patsy’s expanding on sweet success

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For more than 100 years, Patsy’s Candies has been serving up its chocolate truffles, peanut butter nuggets and other confections to locals from two small stores in Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs. Now, Patsy’s Candies is making a reach for a national market and its owners are shopping their candies to hotels, grocery chains, trade… Continue Reading Patsy’s expanding on sweet success

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The leader inside all of us

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Jason sat there with the 360 feedback front of him, a bit in shock. There were multiple instruments, and multiple interpretations of the data. Some of it was great news, and some of it was news he would rather not hear. Was it true? Was it accurate? What to make of it all? At the… Continue Reading The leader inside all of us

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Intelligent growth at Radiant Blue

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They had no conference table so the Klimiuks, Theresa and husband Mark, and their partner, Larry Shand, spent a lot of time huddling around their dining-room table. Those were the early years of their company, Radiant Blue Technologies. The three partners, who met years earlier while working at Boeing Autometric, hatched Radiant Blue over glasses… Continue Reading Intelligent growth at Radiant Blue

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Delivering effective feedback

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As a leader, you know that you should be giving feedback. Yet, because feedback can be difficult to give and receive, chances are high that you delay and avoid feedback conversations. While you know that feedback is a vital ingredient for success at work, it is also complex and fraught with contradictions, such as: Your… Continue Reading Delivering effective feedback

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Skyline fuels sales with gas station signs

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By Monica Mendoza Skyline Products made its reputation in manufacturing large electronic signs that hang over freeways. Nowadays it’s also selling signs that help motorists in yet another way — finding the cheapest gasoline. The Colorado Springs company, which celebrates its 40th year in business this month, has launched a new division making software and… Continue Reading Skyline fuels sales with gas station signs

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Exporting vital to city’s economy

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Colorado Springs is used to being at the top of the class. We get ranked No. 1 or in the top 10 in dozens of important lists about community success. However, the newest report released by the Brookings Institute on its study on exports in the Intermountain region does not give our area our usual… Continue Reading Exporting vital to city’s economy

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Fashioning profits at Western Services

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By Monica Mendoza After 40 years in the upholstery business, Tony Wells and his sister, Denise Wells-McMillon, have found themselves partnered with one of America’s top clothing designers, Michael Kors. And it’s a partnership that has zebra print all over it. The owners of Western Services, a small Colorado Springs upholstery and furniture restoration business,… Continue Reading Fashioning profits at Western Services

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