Depending on any particular newspaper account or news broadcast, the economy is either still in a slump or on the road to recovery. The truth is with the moneylenders. Many investors took it in the shorts when the high-tech boom bottomed a few years ago, and they have been lying low since. Many moneylenders, rather […]
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* Name: Joe Latrell * Organization: Beyond-Earth Enterprises * Position: President/CEO * Hometown: I was born in Schenectady N.Y., but I call Colorado Springs my home. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 28 years. * Education: I graduated from Widefield High School in 1985. I have taken some college courses but mostly […]
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If approved by local officials, the proposed downtown convention center will create 1,200 jobs and contribute more than $90 million annually to the local economy says Ron Butlin, vice president of Classic Companies and project manager for the $168 million hotel-convention center-sport complex initiative. Among the project’s stakeholders, none would profit more than the downtown […]
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* Name: Michael Morgan * Organization: Morgan Success Group Inc. * Position: President/CEO * Hometown: Santa Fe, N.M. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 14 years * A few words about your company: I’m primarily a business consultant, and an international speaker. I work with companies, associations and organizations to help individuals […]
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Jiban Shrestha came to the United States from Nepal in 1991. He is now the owner of a downtown restaurant and three import shops. Shrestha, who is 32, worked in his brother’s restaurant in Fort Collins before opening an import shop in Manitou Springs in 1994. “That location was not very good for business,” Shrestha […]
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When Howard Smith opened the Chef’s Table on West Colorado Avenue in November 1969, he had no clue that the most popular item on the standard-fare menu would be his barbecue ribs. The barbecue sauce, concocted from what Smith said is “sheer trial and error as opposed to some old family recipe,” has been his […]
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* Name: Ed Bircham * Organization: Bircham’s Office Products * Position: President * Hometown: Timberscombe, England * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 33 years * Education: Village school, secondary modern, three years London University Printing * A few words about your company: My wife and I started this in 1979. We shared […]
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The difference between hiring a good employee and a bad one can make or break small companies. Many businesses require a background information as part of the application process, and even more check with a job candidate’s previous employers and references to determine what type of person the company is considering. The typical U.S. business […]
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If you build it, they will come&or will they? All too often, professionals in charge of learning focus their efforts on building programs only to be disappointed with responses such as: “I’m too busy.” “It’s a waste of time.” “Is it mandatory?” “I’m doing OK already.” Inadequate marketing practices are generally to blame. Busy professionals […]
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An unexpected office crisis impedes the day’s order of business and shifts priorities from production to patchwork. How can a manager, who is constantly putting out fires at the office, keep employees on task and objectives on track? According to a survey conducted by Accountemps, a specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping […]
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* Name: Klaus Dimmler * Organization: OrganicID * Position: CEO/president * Hometown: Colorado Springs, originally from Germany * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 16 years * Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University * A few words about your company: We are working to produce printable RFID (radio […]
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The average home produces more air pollution than the average car. The average family spends $1,400 a year on energy bills, and half of that amount goes toward heating and cooling costs. If one in 10 U.S. households used heating and cooling systems approved by ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s energy-efficiency standard-setting program, […]
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