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Most pet owners consider their furry friends to be part of the family and, increasingly, they’re feeding them like family. In a 2016 report titled “The Humanization of Pet Food,” data company Nielsen stated that 95 percent of pet owners treat their pets like family members, up 7 points from 2007. That correlates with the […]
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Some say wage transparency is essential for workplaces to narrow the gender pay gap, but local experts say employers should go beyond merely disclosing all workers’ salaries — a practice many Pikes Peak-area companies do not currently favor. A recent study conducted by national staffing agency The Creative Group indicated 77 percent of companies in […]
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Visit Colorado Springs President and CEO Doug Price and several other Colorado Springs folks were sitting in the Nashville airport waiting for a flight home in June 2015. Price and the delegation, including newly elected Mayor John Suthers’ wife, Janet, had traveled to Nashville on a chamber of commerce benchmarking trip. “We got to spend […]
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When it comes to owning a medical practice, managing finances can be a little tricky. “In health care — unlike, let’s say, retail where you’re paid at the point of purchase — you’re not paid for maybe a month or more after you provide the services or the treatment,” said Erin Gibbs of American Vein […]
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Before choosing a restaurant or retailer, it’s estimated that about 89 percent of consumers first read reviews of local businesses. That number jumps to 95 percent for people ages 18-34, according to last year’s Local Consumer Review Survey by Bright Local, an integrated SEO and local citation platform company. “Reviews are the new word of […]
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Breaking into your own house is unnerving. Why wasn’t that window locked? Why didn’t the alarm trip? Why didn’t the neighbors blink? It’s too easy. For the same reasons, cybersecurity experts say, breaking into your own place is important in the cyber world. And that’s what white hat hackers are for. White hat hacking (or […]
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We don’t fall for spear phishing because we’re idiots — it’s because we relax behind our email, and because we’re decent people. But, experts say, to stop clicking our way into hackers’ traps we’ll have to start thinking more like criminals. The Solarwinds Cyberthreat Guide, released last week, identified phishing and spear phishing among the […]
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Ashley Buckner has had a passion for cooking since she was a young girl. While attending School District 49’s Springs Studio for Academic Excellence, she started taking culinary classes at Pikes Peak Community College. Now a full-time student who also works about 22 hours a week at Cheyenne Mountain Country Club, Buckner is close to […]
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Fifteen startups are gearing up for launch camp with nonprofit tech accelerator Exponential Impact — more than double the number that participated in 2018. It’s just one of many changes underway at XI, which this year is adding staff and apprentices, introducing two new programs to serve later-stage entrepreneurs, and expanding its physical footprint. Work […]
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Colorado hospitals are backing legislation that will increase their financial transparency. “We recognize the importance of financial transparency to policy- and decision-makers at the state level,” said Julie Lonborg, vice president of communications and media relations for the Colorado Hospital Association. “A lot of people, I think, expected us not to support this bill, and […]
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By Erinn Callahan A high-profile cheating scandal that rocked the college admissions world would prove difficult to duplicate in the Pikes Peak region, higher education officials say. Federal prosecutors charged 50 people — including Hollywood actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, various college athletics coaches, and business owners — in a nationwide bribery and fraud […]
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A new State of Downtown report reveals a vibrant downtown Colorado Springs where people are increasingly coming to dine, shop, attend events and live. “Downtown has experienced incredible growth over the past couple of years with new businesses and establishments choosing to locate in the heart of our city,” Mayor John Suthers stated in an […]
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