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Contrary to popular belief, they’re not painfully slow nor do they need to be plugged in. Those are only two of the reasons that explain why hybrid vehicles are rapidly gaining popularity across the nation, including here in Colorado Springs. The Toyota Prius and Honda Civic hybrid have been racing off the lots according to […]
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“information technology-no matter how powerful-is ‘merely’ an enabler. You can wire yourself up until you are blue in the face (and broke)&but in the end it’s a people game.” -Tom Peters Technology is here to stay, but it is changing everyday. Whether you are upgrading to XP, switching e-mail programs, bringing new accounting software into […]
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* Name: Becky Houston * Organization: Barnstorm Visual Communications Inc. * Position: President * Hometown: An Arbor, Mich. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Seven years * Education: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design * A few words about your company: Barnstorm is a high-end graphic design studio. Our uniqueness and strength is […]
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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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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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