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Fort Collins-based US-Reports merges with Canadian Reports

H.W. Kaufman Financial Group has strategically combined Fort Collins-based US-Reports with Canadian Reports, based in Toronto, rebranding both companies under the name Afirm.
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PorchLight Real Estate: Insider insight and a new approach

Declaring they were going to “fix real estate;” Amy and partner Carol Freyer Bayer went about finding a way to do just that, by designing a better way to do business.

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Recognition as a “top” or “best” workplace adds value to a company’s brand; the most obvious benefit is the lower cost of attracting and keeping top talent. But the secret is not what leaders did.

Where have the tech IPOs gone?

There’s plenty of activity in the tech startup world, except at the top: That rock star of exits – the initial public offering – has left the building.
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How one company fosters a culture of collaboration

Nine years ago, Andrew Graham purchased Clinic Service and began shifting the culture from the normal command/control model to a new one of collaboration.

How Utivity is expanding its national presence

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Energy disruptors who are saving money ― and the planet

A visionary on the horizon: Emergy, a company that uses a fungus cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make batteries for smartphones and laptops.
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Tech startup: Living Ink Technologies

Living Ink Technologies is perfecting algae-based inks for consumer packaging, paper products and other applications. The company’s green ink is already available.

Tech startup: MindAptiv

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Sugarwish: Sweet treats for the holidays

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Join ColoradoBiz at the 5th Annual Made In Colorado awards!

With nearly 6,000 manufacturers across a wide spectrum of business sectors, ColoradoBiz magazine welcomes the statewide business community to its 5th annual Made in Colorado forum and awards.

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Jolene “Jojo” Collins describes herself as a sriracha sauce fiend. “I put that stuff on everything,” she says of Huy Fong Foods’ mass-market leader. But when she studied the label after going sugar-free in 2010, she was shocked.

Following the sun to a Colorado energy job

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How a family-based mover became a global leader

For a small family business to emerge as a global leader has been a “special journey,” Bill Graebel says, adding, “You might ask then, ‘What are the principles that have best served you?’"

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Like so many success stories of business beginnings, this one started in a basement. In 1946, George Adolfson launched a residential construction company and soon met Gordon Peterson, a civil engineer. Together, they established Adolfson & Peterson Construction.

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I recommend a holistic approach to managing a company’s income statement and balance sheet, which can help management stay cognizant of costs and cash effects and offer a more accurate financial picture.
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Fort Collins-based US-Reports merges with Canadian Reports

H.W. Kaufman Financial Group has strategically combined Fort Collins-based US-Reports with Canadian Reports, based in Toronto, rebranding both companies under the name Afirm.

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Meier Skis has officially moved to Denver

Meier Skis has moved to Denver from Glenwood Springs to accommodate the growing needs of manufacturing and expose the brand to more people.
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