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When you walk through the doors of the Northwestern Mutual office in downtown Colorado Springs, you can expect knowledgeable business professionals with keen customer service skills and a desire to help individuals achieve their financial goals. What you may not realize is that many of those professionals, interns and support staff are UCCS students and […]
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By Lance Bolton Sarah Kent came to Pikes Peak Community College homeless and desperate. A high school dropout, Sarah had just walked away from a bad relationship with nothing but a toddler, a suitcase and a resumé full of minimum wage jobs. But Sarah also arrived at Pikes Peak with a fierce determination. She came […]
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The Financial CHOICE Act is a response to Dodd-Frank designed to help boost our economy and protect consumers from future financial meltdowns, and I was very pleased to support this bill. Here are five ways that this new legislation could benefit your life: Creating more available capital for small businesses Any startup or small business […]
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It was an honor to serve in the 71st General Assembly session, which was one of the most productive in recent memory. Among the bills that made it to the governor were several addressing the seemingly intractable issues of construction defects, the Hospital Provider Fee and transportation funding. We also passed legislation to strengthen family […]
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With the arrival of allergy season, inevitably the other day I sneezed. My business partner said, “Gesundheit.” I hadn’t heard that term in quite some time and it struck me as a bit odd. The next thing I knew, I put that odd word together with business and wondered, “What do people say when a […]
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By Trevor Dierdorff In case you have been living in a cave the last two weeks… WannaCry is the latest ransomware attack that has kept IT professionals hopping. It spreads by leveraging a Microsoft Windows Server Message Block exploit to remotely access and infect computers running on unpatched or unsupported versions of Windows. It infects […]
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Health care practitioners must be aware that a variety of laws mandate the practice of their chosen profession. Practitioners must only practice or own a practice with other members of their profession, are barred from splitting fees or paying for referrals, must advertise in a non-misleading manner for health care and non-traditional side businesses, etc. Violations […]
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Have you heard about the third wave of global innovation known as the Internet of Things? You probably have — and your organization is more than likely contemplating how to participate in this wave of innovation. So for people who are unfamiliar with IoT: What is all the fuss about? What is this IoT? What […]
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As the holiday season draws to a close, I realize that — like most inattentive men — it’s the one time of year I re-establish contact with my closest friends through the sterile exchange of self-aggrandizing letters printed in holiday colors and fancy fonts interwoven through an uncomfortable number of vacation photos and images of […]
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As you travel back and forth to Denver, as you climb the mountains to the ski resorts, a nagging question remains: Is it true that some people want to “Keep Colorado Springs lame”? Given the number of military retirees in the city  — ranked second in the country by the Military Times, about 20 percent […]
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Just when we thought we had a handle on the status quo, the universe decided to shake things up a bit. For me and a few million of my closest friends, the Chicago Cubs kicked off November with the most stunning comeback victory in World Series history: on the road… in Game 7… after a […]
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It’s interesting to hear stories of what customers experience when they first engage a company. Sometimes, they go to a business website and find it slick, up-to-date and offering just what they need. But a phone call to the company leaves customers with a feeling that the business is a one-man show, and the guy […]
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