Every now and then I come across something in my e-mail that really catches my attention. Last week, I received an e-mail from Executive & Professional Research. The subject line read: Your invitation for inclusion in the Executive & Professional Registries. The text was even more impressive: “It is with great pleasure that we extend you an invitation to be included in the forthcoming Inaugural Edition of the 2006-2007 Prestige Executive & Professional Registries.”
As a federal government employee who compiles earnings histories about individuals convicted of crimes, I’m appalled at the number of illegal immigrants using forged identities, and the disproportionate number of legal immigrants engaged in crime. And yet, like many Americans, I’m of two minds on the immigration controversy. I’m equally disappointed when people guilty of wrongful, but non-violent behavior – crossing our borders in search of freedom without a visa, for example – are allowed no avenue to overcome that stigma.
If our leaders had managed to keep things quiet, they could have taken all the credit for success, and none of the blame for failure.
I recently cleaned out my closet and discovered an outfit that I last wore to my 10-year reunion. Let’s just say that my 20th has come and gone, so finding that outfit was a surprise. It then occurred to me, “What can an organization carry in its human resources area that hasn’t been looked at in over 10 years?”
We were glad to learn that City Council chose Penny Culbreth-Graft as our new city manager, replacing the recently retired Lorne Kramer. We particularly congratulate council on breaking the “glass ceiling” by appointing a woman to the city’s highest post.
A couple of interesting news releases came across my desk recently.Neither was earth-shattering-breaking news, but both seemed to be just interesting enough to throw into the "possible column ideas" basket.The first (of course there really is no particular order of importance here) concerns a survey that Accountemps commissioned to...
During the last year, we have been seeking to educate the public about the current state of our stormwater drainage system and the needs that exist within that system. City staff and resident task forces have been looking for ways to fund those needs for several years. With a backlog of almost $300 million in capital improvement project needs, including $66.5 million in critical needs, it was clear that the general fund could not properly address the problems.
"Colorado is in trouble," says Gov. Bill Owens, and he is correct. The 2001 recession hit our state hard. Revenue to our state's operating account, the general fund, fell by more than $1 billion. We made huge cuts in our budget as a result.For example, we cut state funding...
<em>Dear Editor,</em><br>In your CSBJ View of Oct. 12, you ask the question of whether our alleged city leaders are contenders or pretenders. As someone trying to do business in the real world, I assume the question is rhetorical. Of course they are pretenders.
What kind of title is this? Actually, it was the title of a section of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway’s just released annual report. I figure, if it’s good enough for the world’s greatest investor, it’s good enough for me. In this report, Buffet tells a fable about a wealthy American family prospering as the family business grows.
Now that the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us, it’s probably not too early to start thinking about holiday gift giving. Sitting atop the stack of possible column ideas on my desk is the 2007 Holiday Jewelry Trends forecast from lia sophia’s vice president of sales, Bonni Davis.