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January 06, 2010
ColoradoBiz Update
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Daniels College of Business | University of Denver MBA Information Session for Working Professionals Student Panel: Making a Living, Making a Difference Thursday, January 14, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

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In the magazine

Executive Edge: Doug Price
Watching Schindler’s List would forever change Doug Price, a former banker and founding chairman of Qualistar Early Learning who this month marks his first anniversary as president and CEO of Rocky Mountain PBS. By Lynn Bronikowski

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10 ways to make sure you keep your job
If you don't do your job with a great deal of dedication and zeal, there are 10 other people who will be very happy to take your place and let you watch daytime TV for a while. By John Heckers

Six tips to help you actually keep those New Year’s resolutions
Chances are good that you will make some sort of "new start" commitment to yourself next January 1. Instead of doing a half-way job of it, why not make it stick? By Scott Halford

Only good managers get to manage
The percentage of really good managers (if all the managers in all the companies in America are placed in one group) is only about 5 percent. If you find this hard to believe, think about it: How many good managers have you worked for? By Larry Valant

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“Making Tough Decisions in Tough Times”

Join your fellow Colorado business leaders from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown for a candid discussion sponsored by the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance. Mike Cote, editor of ColoradoBiz, will moderate a panel of distinguished Colorado business executives, who will share their personal experiences with ethical dilemmas that many business leaders face in this challenging economy.

Featured panelists: Mario Carrera, vice president and general manager, Entravision Communications Corp.; Steven W. Farber, president and founding partner, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck; Ding Wen Hsu, co-owner and president, Pacific Western Technologies Ltd.; Lisa Schomp, president and CEO, Ralph Schomp Automotive.

Tickets are $25 and include a continental breakfast. Click here to register.


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Top 25 salesperson: Cindy Hughes
A chat with Cindy Hughes, one of ColoradoBiz’s 25 Most Powerful Salespeople and outside account manager for the Colorado region at Systems Technology Associates Inc. in Centennial. She consistently ranks among the company’s top performers for consulting services, software and hardware sales, posting double-digit growth increases and seven-figure annual revenue growth.


Read about Cindy and the rest of our Top 25 Most Power Salespeople here.

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ColoradoBiz Podcasts

VanDyne SuperTurbo finds home at CSU lab
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Bryan Willson, director of the Colorado State University Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, about the development of a super-charged engine with great fuel economy.


ColoradoBiz UpdateLearn more about the 2010 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference -- Managing Beyond the Recovery: New Realities, New Rules, New Values. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.

Enter the 2010 Sustainabilty Champion Awards competition

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Environmental Partnership have partnered with Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy (CORE) and ColoradoBiz to bring you the 2010 Sustainability Champion Awards, sponsored by PAETEC.

The Sustainability Champion Awards recognize individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond required duties in the creation and implementation of a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society.

Recipients will be honored at the 2010 Sustainable Opportunities Summit, and will receive special mention in the March 2010 issue of ColoradoBiz.

Visit for more information and to download the nomination form. The deadline is 4 p.m., Jan. 14.

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Regis University ColoradoBiz and The Sales Association - Colorado Chapter are proud to host the 25 Most Powerful Salespeople of Colorado Dinner & Executive Sales Panel made up of winners of the ColoradoBiz magazine's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople. In addition, you'll have the chance to meet the winners featured in the January 2010 issue of ColoradoBiz highlighting Colorado's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople! Register here for the dinner on January 27, 2010.