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Colorado Springs might seem a long way away from the auto-manufacturing hub of Michigan, but there is more progress being made here toward engineering the next generation of electric vehicles than many outside the industry might expect. “People in the know, know we exist,” said UCCS professor of control systems engineering Gregory Plett. “That’s nice.” […]
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The time for making New Year’s resolutions has arrived. Some folks say their goal is to lose weight. Others vow to spend more time with their families. And an even smaller percentage of adults in the United States have their careers in mind when drafting resolutions. A survey developed by Accountemps, a division of Robert […]
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Charitable contributions at some nonprofits are up; at others, it’s down. That’s why the 2011 forecast for the nonprofit arena is mixed. Demand for services has increased — especially at organizations that help low-income or unemployed people. At Pikes Peak United Way, for instance, demand is higher than it’s ever been at the 2-1-1 Call […]
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A growing number of employees are no longer receiving paychecks. Yes, they’re still being paid but with a payroll card instead. The payroll card functions like an ATM or debit card, allowing employees to access their earnings with a swipe of the card rather than depositing or cashing a payroll check. The card arose as […]
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National Space Symposium attendees and invited guests filled Colorado Hall for a reception April 4. They were there to mix and mingle with conference VIPs, such as Adm. Timothy Keating, commander of NORAD/NORTHCOM and Gen. Lance Lord, commander of Air Force Space Command. Buffets were set up throughout the hall and adjacent temporary buildings erected […]
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Miguel Lawsell is a special projects employee with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. After experiencing a heart attack a few years ago, Lawsell’s priorities changed. Today, he incorporates exercise five days a week and doesn’t have to venture too far from his work site, thanks to his employer’s commitment to employee fitness. When Penrose Main Hospital […]
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Let’s face it. Working in a drab, outdated office is no fun. Most folks spend at least eight hours per day at work and they don’t want to feel smothered, cramped or uncomfortable. They don’t want to forget what blue skies, sunshine and the outside world look like. Companies all over the United States are […]
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The biggest change coming in the local sports scene next year involves one of the biggest sports organizations in the world: The U.S. Olympic Committee is preparing for a series of events that will boost its profile in the Springs, as well as globally. “We have a nice list of premier events on tap,” said […]
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In the last column, I hoped to convince you not to chase the hot stocks or follow the top investment gurus. The same is true regarding the hot asset classes – cash, bonds, and stocks and subsets like foreign and domestic stocks. In this column, I’m going to show you what does work – asset […]
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Financial detectives are the new crime fighters in a world where they are looking for patterns and weaknesses in the financial spreadsheets. Forensic accounting goes back to the days of Al Capone, a bootlegger and leader of many sorted illegal activities, brought down for tax evasion. Today, every forensic TV show has made their field, […]
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The Air Force Academy doesn’t keep its research — or its cadets — to itself. The academy’s research professors can be brought in to conduct research and help get a product from the idea stage to the commercial market. Currently, there are 90 such agreements — with companies such Ball Aerospace in Boulder as well […]
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The National Automobile Dealers Association, in coordination with statistics from financial services company Comerica, reports that in 1979 Americans had to work 22.9 weeks to buy a new car. Despite that today’s new car costs are about the same as a house in the Midwest in the mid-to-late seventies, Americans have to work a couple […]
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