Some coworkers simply say thank you. Others get creative. The staff at Add Staff Inc. in Colorado Springs showed their appreciation for founder and President Cari Shaffer by doing the latter, designing a billboard in her honor. The billboard went up during the second week of June, and was on view for the city to […]
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Despite a law on limits banks charge businesses for small purchases, fees are going up – not down, reports the Denver Post. Some businesses report that fees eat up about 3.8 percent of the monthly profit. The issue is that while some businesses are benefiting from the change, those with purchases of $10 or less […]
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In common with every other homeowner in Colorado Springs, I got the usual nasty little January surprise in the mail a few days ago — my utility bill. It was bad. Really bad. So bad that I thought briefly about relocating to a place with a mild, equable climate, where the temperature year-round ranges between, say, 65 and 80 degrees — neither too hot nor too cold. Goodbye furnace, goodbye air conditioner, goodbye utility bills.
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In 2005, the city of Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority and the John Q. Hammons company signed a statement of intent to build and operate a 250-room Embassy Suites hotel near America the Beautiful Park. As part of the deal, the city’s Parking Enterprise agreed to pony up $3.1 million to build […]
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The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has approved cuts to state universities for next year. The board approved a 5.7 percent cut in state funding, according to the Denver Business Journal. Read more at the Denver Business Journal.
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Take equal parts of Berkeley, Calif., Santa Fe, N.M., Boulder, Colo., and Seattle, put them in blender and flip the switch. You have Asheville, a North Carolina mountain town well worth a visit if you’re in the arts as a buyer, seller or aficionado, or looking for a place where friendliness and fair prices trumps arrogance and astronomical markups. I consider a good local bar as a barometer of a town’s soul, a key index for business travelers who see life as more than deal-making and a commission on the close. I think I found one.
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Economic recession might mean fewer shoppers for the retail industry, but for nonprofit organizations, it means fewer resources coupled with a greater demand for services. “The nonprofit sector operates in what’s called a countercyclical environment,” said Charley Shimanski, president and CEO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association. “And what that means is that when the economy goes down, demand for our services actually goes up.”
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Brandon A. Miera has joined the marketing team at Maxx HD Sunglasses. Miera is an award-winning graphic artist/illustrator with 12 years of experience from concert posters to designing a memorial for the U.S. Air Force. He attended New Mexico Highlands University. Devin Spindler is the vice president of sales at Canyon Title, a title insurance […]
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The not-so-magnificent 7

Silos make running city efficiently an almost futile exercise Legacy businesses, as any MBA knows, are often characterized by “silos” — dysfunctional management and/or financial structures that have outlived whatever usefulness they might have once had. Like so many ancient grain elevators scattered throughout the Great Plains, silos in business and government might be functionally […]
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Mistalynn Less has been named communications manager of Winter Park Resort. She previously was the resort’s marketing coordinator. Pat Thrasher has joined the ProTeam Downtown offices of Metro Brokers. She previously was an agent for Keller Williams and has more than four years of experience in residential real estate buying and selling. Shawn M. Cole […]
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Surprisingly, year-end bonuses are up nationwide for 2007, despite economic fluctuations and dire forecasts. In Colorado Springs, the holidays won’t be as bleak as pundits predicted. For many employees, at the very least, there will be a holiday party to attend.
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With an annual revenue of $2.52 billion (a 22 percent increase over last year) and a net income of $133 million for fiscal year 2004, Harris Corp. is a technology giant. On Oct. 6, the Melbourne, Fla.-based corporation announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Denver-based Encoda Systems Holdings Inc., a global […]
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