While the law recognizes that most business owners and executives are operating above board, it targets the trends of corruption that were alleged within such institutions as Quest Communications, Adelphia Communications Corp., WorldCom, Inc., HealthSouth Corp., Tyco International L.T.D., and homemaking diva Martha Stewart.
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.”
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.
Republicans wouldn’t have dreamed of this storyline, but for the second time in less than a year, Democrat Gov. Bill Ritter is proposing a major tax increase. And just like last time, he doesn’t want to let you vote on it. Taxpayers who have just received their property tax bill could be forgiven for mistaking last year’s tax “freeze” for a tax hike.
I took the family to a small cabin in Cuchara last weekend to enjoy our wonderful climate and the changing of the colors, and to try to forget about all the worries and the fast-paced world we live in. There isn’t even any cell phone service up there.
For many large local businesses, a reliable and high-quality water supply is critical to their day-to-day operations. A reliable water supply is equally important to the entire business community. It can influence the long-term economic strength of Colorado Springs and how our community is viewed as a place to live and work by potential employers.
A couple of interesting office-related surveys landed on my desk last month. The results of one survey indicate that most of the rank-and-file in the working world have no designs on the corner office, which is probably explained by the other survey, that shows most folks feel they have good relationships with the people they work for and with.
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.
It’s the dawn of a new year, and the Martin Drake Power Plant is still billowing pollutants over downtown from its aged “cloud machine.” We still don’t have a solution to the Environmental Protection Agency’s lawsuit against the city for failing — for years — to meet our clean water...
City budgets are, by their very nature, dismal documents. They’re complex, lengthy, and often incomprehensible to laypersons, despite earnest efforts to achieve transparency by those who prepare them. The City’s 2008 budget is no exception. It’s a dismal and dispiriting document-not because of any lack of transparency, but because of its content.
Lap after lap in the pool. Hour after hour in the weight room. Countless repetitions to get the technique just right. Buckets of sweat. Aching muscles. Unending focus and determination. The years of preparation are about to pay off for hundreds of athletes when the Olympic Games kick off in Beijing next week.
<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.