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Problem: Academic research and the popular press emphasize the importance of social responsibility in running a business, especially given the consumer and employment preferences of Millennials. How important are these factors to local stakeholders? Creating social value and protecting our natural resources have been touted as important components of a firm’s strategy. One reason is […]
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Tech companies say the Trump administration’s import tariffs have hit them with price increases too steep to absorb — and it’s going to get worse in January. The tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods started at 10 percent Sept. 22. Cisco Systems added a 10 percent pass-through to 2,850 of its Chinese-manufactured items […]
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Colorado Springs was recently ranked as one of the top spots Millennials choose to live, according to the Brookings Institution. And now some businesses are capitalizing on that status as several lodging options are open or in the works geared toward the younger traveler. “[A hostel] lets travelers, especially younger ones, know there is a […]
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This is the first year in which businesses will report under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017. Many of the new deductions and changes will benefit large and small businesses. “A lot of the provisions are very pro-taxpayer,” said Greg Gandy, senior tax director at Colorado Springs CPA firm BiggsKofford. “Overall, […]
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Tiffany Jorgenson has wanted to work with pregnant women since she was a teenager. “I’ve always just loved moms and babies,” she said. Her first instinct was to become an obstetrician-gynecologist, but that idea didn’t last long, she said. “I realized when I was volunteering at a hospital in high school that OBs don’t get […]
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Jason Nauert is technically a native of Illinois, though the nascent restaurateur grew up in Woodland Park after moving to Colorado with his family when he was 3 years old. “My family, we were like frontiers people,” he said. “I moved out here with my grandma, my grandpa, my cousins, uncles and aunts. I think […]
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Rachel Philhower’s job is to help make sure oil, after it’s drilled, reaches its destination. “Once [oil] leaves out of the wellhead — until it gets to where it is going — that’s the realm I live in,” she said. The Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., native joined the engineering consulting firm PSI headquartered in downtown […]
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In the current climate of low unemployment and a changing workforce, employers are offering new types of perks and benefits, human resources experts say. Younger workers have different desires and expectations than those who are further along in their careers, but even later-stage employees want different things than they did 10 years ago. “We’re starting […]
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People have discovered the drive from northern El Paso County to Denver isn’t so bad. A driver can reach The Denver Tech Center from Monument in about 40 minutes, said Terri Hayes, president and CEO of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “A lot of the families that we have in our community have one spouse […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the impacts of the collection, distribution and commercial use of consumer data. Part I was published in the Nov. 16 edition of the Business Journal. All day, every day, companies are sucking up vast amounts of your personal information, manipulating it, packaging it and […]
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A little advice: Don’t decide what’s “junk” jewelry before the appraiser arrives. Julie Nash has a story or two about so-called costume pieces that really weren’t. “I had this lady and she had everything laid out, then she said, ‘Oh, but here’s the junk box,’” said Nash, owner of Anton Nash LLC Independent Jewelry Appraisers. […]
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The timing of Packaging Express’ 20th anniversary party was serendipitous. The event took place exactly two weeks before Thanksgiving, and owner and president Matt Davis said observing the date his father launched the company in Colorado Springs was really all about thankfulness. “The purpose of the party,” he said, “was to celebrate the milestone of […]
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