Monthly Archives: July 2009

More than 70 percent of adults read newspaper inserts.

Nearly 60 percent of adults say they use newspapers to help plan shopping or purchasing decisions and more than 70 percent say they regularly or occasionally read inserts, according to a recent national survey. This isn’t just a national trend: … Continue reading

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Hit the bricks with me tonight.

I love Boulder in the summer, and here’s another reason: Downtown Boulder’s Bands on the Bricks. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m., a fantastic group of local musicians performs in front of the Boulder County Court House. It’s great fun, some … Continue reading

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I’m not the only one feeling the call of the open road.

I’m also not alone in relishing the cost-effective delights of the ‘stay’cation. Many of my fellow wanderlusters are staying close to home this year.We live in an amazing part of the country, after all. There are plenty of new sights … Continue reading

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“Our event was a huge success this weekend. We had fantastic attendance …

“Thank you so much! We definitely will be contacting you in January or February to plan next year’s Guide. We will want to add a couple of pages to it.” – Cathy Stiers, Nederland Area Chamber of Commerce   Every … Continue reading

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Associate your business with our local builders’ finest.

Fall will be here before we know it, and along with it the ever-popular Flatirons Tour of Homes. I am consistently amazed by the caliber of craftsmanship and creativity displayed, and I can’t wait to ogle this year’s batch of … Continue reading

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Chime in on my anecdotal coupon survey.

I’ve been talking about the power of coupons a lot lately. In the average month, 92,400 Boulder/Broomfield adults will read/use a coupon received in either the mail or newspaper. And that number is on the rise, because 40 percent of … Continue reading

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College students will spend an average of $618 each on back-to-school shopping

CU-Boulder is home to 31,470 such students, including about 6,000 freshman who will spend even more before hitting the books: an average of $821 each. The math is compelling.   How do you attract these active, affluent consumers? With the … Continue reading

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I occasionally require three sticky notes and a verbal reminder.

My memory is perfectly functional. It’s just overworked. With all the business plans, dentist appointments, anniversary celebrations and school schedules I have running around my head, sometimes it’s hard to capture and keep my attention.   That’s why frequency is … Continue reading

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We push ourselves every day to do great work for our community.

It’s incredibly satisfying when one of our readers acknowledges it. We recently published a letter to the editor from Celeste P. Woodley, a Boulder native who was lamenting the national trend of lost funding for high quality, local reporting:   … Continue reading

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Join us for good times, great food and community fun.

The annual Membership Appreciation BBQ for the Louisville, Lafayette, Erie and Superior chambers of commerce is fast approaching. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a summer evening in a beautiful setting, not to mention network throughout east county.   The … Continue reading

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