While speaking with a local businessman last week, I heard something that is a common refrain from my clients. He said, “Getting new business for your company used to be as simple as picking a location with good foot traffic and buying an ad in the local yellow pages… .” Needless to say, it isn’t […]
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It was more than the mountains that brought my business and my family to Colorado Springs. I’m a Cleveland native. I attended college and grad school in Ohio. I launched my first company, Empirical Testing Corp., with a single test frame in my friend’s machine shop located in the heart of Cleveland 20 years ago. […]
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This final article in the series on the legalization of recreational marijuana will discuss a few of the safety-related impacts. The last article focused on traffic-related safety effects, showing the increase in vehicular deaths in Colorado where the driver tested positive for marijuana. It also showed the annual costs associated with the traffic-related impacts exceed […]
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Here’s some big news at Pikes Peak Community College: The college newspaper has returned. The digital publication, ironically called The Paper, refreshes every Wednesday at ppccpaper.org with a lively mix of news, reviews and feature articles. Stories have ranged from the perils of student sleep deprivation to an instructor’s enormous shoe collection. The Paper’s predecessor, […]
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In addition to the economic and health impacts of marijuana legalization, another important dimension to consider are the safety impacts.
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The Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance and its local chapter, CAMA South, is a membership-driven manufacturing group focused on supporting and growing manufacturing in southern Colorado. Within CAMA South’s organization is a workforce committee chartered to work with educators, manufacturers and community partners that include individuals and organizations with influence, to prepare the current and next […]
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I’ve heard it said that everybody ends up somewhere in life — some on purpose. Here’s a story of someone who is ending up somewhere on purpose. “I wanted to retire from my career, not from life!” said Tom Smith, following a career at the leadership level in health care. When he left his “career […]
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This year has been a rocky one for the more than 169,000 Coloradans who receive health coverage through Connect for Health Colorado, including the roughly 37,000 local small business owners and solo entrepreneurs who depend on the marketplace for quality, affordable health insurance. Between dogged Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without an […]
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If you’re an executive ready to slash your employee health care costs, implementing a corporate health and wellness program is one of the best ways to achieve the goal. For every $1 spent on a corporate wellness plan, there’s a $6 return on investment, according to the National Council on Strength and Fitness. Not only […]
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Contacting my British editor, I wasn’t surprised to read: “I am away on annual leave till … If your query is urgent, contact … Otherwise, I will reply to your message as soon as possible on my return.” With August here, vacation time is on our mind! It seems that the U.S. “is the only […]
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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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