Rising health care costs are a concern for every business, including the City of Colorado Springs. In 2004, employer health insurance premiums increased nationally by 11.2 percent -nearly four times the cost of inflation, according to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation 2004 Annual Survey. Most employers are forced...
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that local governments have the right to seize private property for economic development reasons.In essence, the five liberal-leaning black robes told everyone in America who owns property that what they really have is simply a lease until some local-yokel politician decides that...
Two weekends ago, several managers and I went to Detroit for the Alliance of Area Business Publications summer conference. After many of you got an automatic reply when you e-mailed me and voice-mail for three days, I thought I should share the information I gathered from this trip so...
Dear Editor:Re: column by Lorne Kramer 6-3-05Mr. Kramer states that North Nevada improvements are planned in concert with property owners. This statement is extremely far from the truth.North Nevada owners and businesses are for a common sense approach to improvements for the area four lanes, a small median, sidewalks,...
Dear Editor:As I read Lon Matejczyk's editorial on the Super Slab (CSBJ June 17th) I couldn't be sure if this was an article supporting the Super Slab or a tongue-in-cheek shot at the Super Slab. The editorial seems to play down the fact that farms and ranches will probably...
The Pikes Peak United Way celebrated the first anniversary of its 2-1-1 information service this week.The hotline was designed to assist residents who have questions about non-emergency health and social services resources. Before 2-1-1, those questions often were directed to the police department's 9-1-1 emergency dispatch. Because of the...
Debate in the media and in Congress recently has centered on the issue of "balance" in public broadcasting. Some allege public broadcasting has a liberal bias and should be punished for it, despite a recent study commissioned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that shows public broadcasting is perceived...
Editor's note: In December, the University of Denver announced the formation of the Colorado Economic Futures Panel to analyze the state's fiscal situation and provide a platform for informed discussion and possible solutions. Sixteen business and civic leaders from across the state comprise the panel, including Dick Celeste, president...
Anne Marie Pacitto and one of her guests, Kristin McCollum, at last week’s White Tiger.Anne Marie Pacitto and Natalia Bettencourt have decided that there isn't any reason why Colorado Springs can't have its own trendy nightlife scene a la Denver, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles."We just wanted...
We, and 56 other business journals, recently paid an arm and a leg to have Readex of Stillwater, Minn., perform an in-depth subscriber study. The national average response rate was 38 percent. It seems CSBJ subscribers are more loyal than subscribers in other markets; the CSBJ response...
Dear Editor,With all of the serious issues currently facing the world of business, I am astonished that you can waste an entire column on the narrow-minded and antiquated views of Ms. Morris. As a self proclaimed "anti-aging" expert, it is obvious by her statements that she is preoccupied by...
Dear Editor:I was so wrong to send you my recent "Letter to the Editor" about City Manager Lorne Kramer. Mr. Kramer is and has been the very best person to serve in public service ever in Colorado Springs.Mr. Kramer is a highly intelligent, capable and professional man of...