After I became a full-time Colorado Springs resident last September, I visited the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce and suggested an ambassador program for the Manitou Incline. Little did I know that eight months later I would be embroiled in an inter-municipal battle worse than anything I experienced in...
It is with much enthusiasm that I begin my role as dean of the College of Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. While I would have preferred to introduce myself to you in person, I look forward to engaging with you through a series of virtual events. Now...
Many people are hoping that antibody testing will help us get back to normal by sorting the population into two groups: those who are vulnerable to COVID-19 and those who are “immune.” Unfortunately, this is not the case. At this point, antibody tests — the rare ones that are reasonably reliable...
I have been saying in my past five years of presentations that there is plenty of good news to go around and that if anything, the news just keeps getting better — especially for our city and state.  I would then joke that when we have a downturn, I am...
Recent trends in charitable giving mean nonprofits need to be creative to survive and thrive. The Give! campaign can help. Charitable giving in the United States is on the decline, with fewer American households giving to nonprofits. Since individual giving represents 70-80 percent of income to charities, most nonprofits rely...
Did you know that healthy habits apply to more than just physical wellness? Good habits can affect your financial wellness as well. It is extremely easy to simply swipe your card at the drive-thru, at Starbucks, or at the vending machine — but those tiny transactions can add up. It is...
When health issues crop up, people often have to decide where best to seek medical attention, with urgent care and the emergency room being potential destinations. But for more and more Coloradans, their smartphone is now the preferred way to see and talk to a doctor. Telemedicine visits — also...
The last 10 years have brought, in general, great success and growth for many businesses. The next 10 years may not be so easy. Recession is on the horizon and many, including me, have been looking into ways to make sure their businesses weather economic turmoil. Hopefully this article will give...
If you’re considering working with a financial advisor, or even if you’re already working with one, chances are you’ve heard the term fiduciary standard. But what does it mean — and how does it apply to you and the advisor you’re working with? There can be some confusion, so here’s...
This year has seen a lot of growth and new businesses starting all across Colorado. This is good news, but for many in established businesses it means contending with more competitors than they started the year off with. Luckily, there is a relatively new technology that can help you...
With the cost of a college education climbing and the student loan debt crisis showing no signs of abating, many families and students planning for a four-year degree are grappling with the price tag. Between tuition, housing, books, supplies, food and living expenses, a year of college can add...
A key ingredient for nonprofit success is solid board governance. This means balancing intellect, reputation, resource and access — and it also means exercising fiduciary duties. Board directors have three primary fiduciary responsibilities: duty of care, duty of loyalty and duty of impartiality. It’s critical for board directors to fully...