Tobacco Age Increase

Tobacco Age Increase

  A number of states have adopted the law of raising the smoking age from 18 to 21. Two more states have raised the legal age recently in which consumers over the age of 21 can buy tobacco products. There are now five states that have enacted the new law with a possibility of a […]

Disney Launching Streaming Service

Disney Launching Streaming Service

  If you haven’t heard yet, Disney will be pulling its content from Netflix and are starting their own streaming service. Announced yesterday on August 8th, Disney will be purchasing the majority ownership of BAMTech, the MLB’s spin-off media company. The company [Disney] has plans to launch an ESPN streaming servicing beginning in 2018. Disney […]

6 Strategies to Diffuse Office Tension

6 Strategies to Diffuse Office Tension

  Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. But when left unaddressed, problems can fester and create more issues in the long run, not just for those directly involved but for the entire organization. That’s why, while not the most appealing aspect of your managerial duties, it’s important to step in and mediate conflict before it spirals out of […]

Fast Feedback in the Workplace

Fast Feedback in the Workplace

  Fast feedback is all the rage. At tech companies, engineers build and release new products quickly so they can gather user feedback and make swift changes, an approach at the center of Eric Ries’ famed book The Lean Startup. Now companies want to bring the principle of fast feedback to H.R. Rather than checking in only […]

NewWestFest 2017

NewWestFest 2017

  We are less than 2 weeks away from this year’s NewWestFest! This year’s three day music festival begins Friday August 11 at 5 PM and ends Sunday August 13 at 7 PM. This year is expected to be another great year with numerous bands playing live at multiple stages over the 3 days. Headliners […]

Coca-Cola Rebranding Coke Zero

Coca-Cola Rebranding Coke Zero

Coca-Cola has recently announced that they are renaming and reformulating Coca-Cola Zero as an effort to improve the flavor and to drive consumer sampling of the carbonated soft drink. The new formula is suppose to taste like a regular Coca-Cola but with no sugar or calories. The soft drink will now be called Coca-Cola Zero […]

Tech Company to Microchip Employees

Tech Company to Microchip Employees

  Why hire robots when you can just turn your humans into robots? That’s what one Midwest tech firm seems to be asking itself. In Wisconsin, software company Three Square Market said it will become the first company in the U.S. to start implanting microchips in its employees’ bodies, making them corporate cyborgs. Using a […]

CSU & CU Football Ticket Sales Boost

CSU & CU Football Ticket Sales Boost

Colorado ditched a national trend of declining college football bowl subdivision game attendance last fall, and with less than 40 days left until the 2017 season begins, the University of Colorado and Colorado State are riding waves of increased season-ticket sales. As of Friday afternoon, CU totaled 19,353 season tickets sold (a rise of 1,342 […]

West Nile Virus in Fort Collins

West Nile Virus in Fort Collins

  For the first time this year, the West Nile virus has been detected in Fort Collins. Mosquitoes infected with the virus have been found in southeast in northeast Fort Collins, which was announced Tuesday by city officials. There still hasn’t been any logged cases of humans with the virus this season. The detection of […]

How to Drive Impulse Buys

How to Drive Impulse Buys

  How can convenience retailers get customers to zero in on impulse purchases at the checkout, on a shelf or anywhere else in the store? One way is to know the psychology of impulse. “We aren’t rational beings … especially with money,” said Brad Klontz, associate professor of economics and finance at Creighton University, Omaha, […]