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Filthy Bitches Dog Wash is now open at 1825 Main Street in Security-Widefield, next to Smith Chiropractic.

From their website: “Filthy Bitches' Dog Wash is Fountain Valley's own local self service dog wash.  We have everything you need.  Our large walk-in electric lift tubs will accommodate even the largest of breeds.  Small breeds and puppies are easy to wash on the tub inserts that bring the bathing surface up to a comfortable height.”

For more details on the services they offer visit You can also follow them on Facebook.

Contact them by phone at 719-393-6037

They’re open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 6pm and closed Monday and Tuesday.

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Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado (BBB) and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business will offer a four-part, interactive, professional development series, beginning Jan. 26 through April 13, titled “Leading the Multi-Generational Workforce.”

This series was designed to address the human resource and marketing needs of small-business owners and professionals.

Attendees will learn strategies for leading a multigenerational workforce, including millennials. The intended audience includes organizations and professionals of all generations.

Millennials comprise 26 percent of the population in Colorado Springs, higher than the national average, and the city remains among the top in the nation for attracting millennials. Currently one-third of the workforce, millennials will make up half of the workforce by 2020.

Series 1-3 are tailored for human resource, management and marketing professionals, whereas Series 4 is open to all but designed for millennials.

“We look forward to offering this professional development series in conjunction with UCCS,” said Jonathan Liebert, CEO and executive director of BBB of Southern Colorado. “Learning to motivate, support and interact with employees within each generation is vital for business owners and other professionals.”

Venkat Reddy, dean, UCCS College of Business said, “We are excited to partner with the BBB of Southern Colorado to offer this timely and important professional development opportunity. Marshaling the talents of an increasingly diverse workforce will be critical in the coming decade, and the College of Business is pleased to be a resource for these skills.”

Series 1

Motivating and Retaining a Millennial Workforce

Catalyst Campus, Colorado Room

555 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

8:30-10:30 a.m. (8 a.m. registration)

Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16

Registration Fees: $200 (for four, 2-hour sessions)

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Donald Trump will be busy Friday.

He and Mike Pence have promised, Mother Jones magazine points out, that on Trump's first day in office he will repeal Obamacare, end the "war on coal," expel illegal immigrants, begin construction of a "beautiful Southern border wall," fix the Department of Veterans Affairs, come up with a plan to stop ISIS, get rid of "gun-free zones," "start taking care of our ... military," withdraw from the TPP trade agreement, cut regulations and designate China a currency manipulator.

OK, much of that was probably just campaign talk. I'm grateful for that. I hope some of it never happens.

But there's a lot of good Trump and Pence could do their first day, or, let's be generous, their first week. How about this?

Monday: Abolish the Department of Commerce.

Trump is a businessman, so he knows that business works best when government stays out of it. Why does America need something called a Commerce Department? Commerce just happens; it doesn't need a department.

Today the Department of Commerce spends $9 billion a year subsidizing companies with political connections, gathering economic data, setting industry standards and doing a bunch of things companies ought to do for themselves.

Get rid of it.

Tuesday: Abolish the Department of Labor.

The Department inserts itself into almost every protracted argument between workers and management. Why should we let government referee every argument? Let workers, bosses, unions and their lawyers fight it out.

Then people can make contracts as individuals so they can get deals tailored to their individual needs. That's fairer than letting government bureaucrats and labor union bosses pretend to speak for them.

The Labor Department also spends about $9 billion gathering information on workers. Top labor-union bosses make six-figure salaries. I'm sure their organizations could spend a little on statistics and workplace studies. Leave the poor, oppressed taxpayer out of it.
Wednesday: Abolish the Small Business Administration.

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President-elect Donald Trump's threats against American companies looking to relocate in foreign countries have won favorable review from many quarters. Support comes from those alarmed about trade deficits, those who want a "level playing field" and those who call for "free trade but fair trade," whatever that means.

Some American companies relocate in foreign lands because costs are lower and hence their profits are higher. Lower labor costs are not the only reason companies move to other countries.

Life Savers, a candy manufacturing company, was based in Holland, Michigan, for decades. In 2002, it moved to Montreal. It didn't move because Canada had lower wages. Canadian wages are similar to ours. The mayor of Holland offered Kraft, the parent company of Life Savers, a 15-year tax break worth $25 million to stay. But Kraft's CEO said it would save $90 million over the same period because sugar was less expensive in Canada. Congress can play favorites with U.S. sugar producers by keeping foreign sugar out, enabling them to charge higher sugar prices, earn higher profits and pay their employees higher wages. Our Congress has no power to force the Canadian Parliament to impose similar sugar import restrictions.

One of the unappreciated benefits of international trade is that it helps reveal the cost of domestic policy. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can impose high costs on American companies, but it has no jurisdiction elsewhere. Our Environmental Protection Agency can impose costly regulations on American companies, but it has no power to impose costly regulations on companies in other countries. Congress can impose costly tax burdens on American companies, but it has no power to do so abroad. Restrictions on international trade conceal these costs. My argument here is not against the costly regulations that we impose on ourselves. I am merely suggesting that we should appreciate the cost of those regulations. The fact that a good or service can be produced more cheaply elsewhere helps.

Trump's threats to impose high tariffs on the products of companies that leave ought to be a worry for us -- namely, whether we are going to have another president who flouts the U.S. Constitution. Here's how Article 1, Section 7 of our Constitution reads: "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills." President Barack Obama has circumvented the Constitution and Congress through executive orders. His success in doing so has put too much power in the hands of the executive branch. One wonders whether Trump plans to broaden that power by implementing trade tariffs through executive order.

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Award-Winning Springs PR Firm Selected for Nearly a Dozen Colorado Contracts in 2017

Red Energy Public Relations, Advertising & Events, has recently been awarded 10 Springs-based public relations contracts with: Bestway Disposal, Pro River Tech, Colorado Dermatology Institute, Motif Jazz Cafe, Dog Haus, Ent Credit Union, Cedarwood Development’s Melody Living, GTL Development’s Meridian Ranch, Nor’wood Development Group and Cacao Chemistry.

“While we work with clients all over the U.S., we truly love being able to support those right here in our backyard,” said President of Red Energy Public Relations, Amy Sufak. “We know this market well and feel honored to be able to be trusted with some of the city’s most notable organizations and business leaders as we help them reach their goals of further connecting with our community.”
Bestway Disposal has retained Red Energy to support their digital marketing efforts through strategic social media management and earned news media outreach.

Red Energy was contracted to support Pro River Tech with local, regional and national news media outreach to include their recent acquisition of L&G Computer Services.

Colorado Dermatology Institute has retained Red Energy for a third consecutive contract for a comprehensive public relations campaign to include earned media, advertising management, graphic design, digital marketing, event management and community outreach.

Motif Jazz Cafe, Dog Haus, Ent Credit Union and Cacao Chemistry have contracted Red Energy to support their new location openings in 2017 to include earned media outreach support.
Red Energy has been retained to support Melody Living, a national Cedarwood Development assisted living project premiering in Colorado Springs.

GTL Development’s Meridian Ranch has contracted Red Energy for news media outreach support.
Nor’wood Development Group has retained Red Energy to support Wolf Ranch’s community outreach efforts through strategic event management.

"Our passion is to help our clients by telling their story,” said Sufak. "It’s our strategic and results-driven approach that helps us connect their unique story and vision with the greater community.”

For more information, visit or call 719.465.3565.

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About Red Energy Public Relations, Advertising & Events
Red Energy is an award winning United States Air Force veteran, minority, woman-owned, small business. The boutique agency, with 20 + years of experience, is an international provider of events, news media interview training, crisis communication management, marketing and creative communication services. Founded in 2008, Red Energy was established on the principles of delivering excellence to every client to include non-profits, corporations and governmental entities across the nation. The Red Energy team offers an integrated approach between public relations, advertising and events that builds awareness and visibility for organizations.