January 22, 2010
The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera is The Vail Valley’s only Mountain Top Lodge. With 56 rooms all overlooking the magnificent Vail Valley and Sawatch Range, the Lodge offers groups and individuals an opportunity to truly retreat to the mountains and focus on business and pleasure.

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Dave on film: 2009’s stinkeroos
Last week I shared with you some of my favorite films of 2009. This week I've got the other half: my worst films -- films so bad that if I could sue the studio to get the two hours back, I would. By Dave Taylor

In the mood for blues?
Sugar Blue is best known for his work with the Rolling Stones, so it shouldn't be surprising that the harmonica player has been stretching his sound beyond the blues. By Mike Cote

Best bets: Howie Day, pizza perfection, all things Indian and icy fun
If you want the city's best pizza this weekend, head to the place best-known for -- hotdogs. By Lisa Ryckman

Tune into Colorado State Of Mind tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS as ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote and others discuss what will resonate with voters in the current economic situation, and what else is influencing long-term politics this legislative session.

Help for Haiti

The nonprofit humanitarian relief group Project C.U.R.E. is accepting donations of first aid and hygiene supplies to help Haiti in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake. Donations can be sent to or dropped off at Project C.U.R.E. distribution centers in four cities nationwide: Denver, Phoenix, Nashville and Houston. To assist with transportation costs for medical relief supplies, Project C.U.R.E. seeks the support of individuals, groups, and organizations who are interested in contributing to relief efforts in Haiti. Donations can be made online here or by cash, check or credit card.

The Better Business Bureau serving Denver/Boulder advises that giving to charities to help Haiti through text message can be safe and easy — but you should still use caution. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has compiled a list of relief groups that meet BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.

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ColoradoBiz Update

The nitro chef
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with chef Ian Kleinman about his novel approach to a simple sorbet.

Hot Biz Deals

  • Vacation in your own backyard! Spend a weekend in Keystone and avoid traffic on I-70. Summit Cove Vacation Lodging is offering 25% off regular rates on a stay of 2 or more nights until February 1. Use discount code "cobizjan25." Studios from $147.00 for 2 nights! Call us at (877) 284-8977 (877) 284-8977 to speak with a vacation planning specialist or go to www.summitcove.com to book online
  • BLOW OFF SOME STEAM at your next meeting. Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge includes complimentary pool admission to the World¹s Largest Hot Springs pool! Book a meeting with rooms for January, February or March and receive complimentary meeting space, coffee service and a Spa Treatment. Contact Ann Denney at 970-945-3339 adenney@hotspringspool.com.
  • The Sheraton Steamboat Resort has put together two fabulous ski packages to make it even more affordable to hit the slopes. As the area’s only ski-in, ski-out resort, Sheraton Steamboat Resort is offering the Champagne Powder Package and the Stay & Ski Package. Steamboat is open for skiing and snowboarding! To make a reservation or for more information, visit http://www.sheratonsteamboatresort.com/or call 1-800-325-3535.
  • Tired of the pressure to have a date for February 14th? In a relationship, but not the lovey-dovey type? Are you disgusted that Valentine’s Day displays go up before Christmas is even over? The Hotel Boulderado presents an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! Enjoy dancing, drinks, food and non-romantic comedies in the Boulderado Events Center on Saturday, February 13th as we explore an alternative to celebrating Valentine’s Day.
CEBA SEATS ARE LIMITED! Please join us for a candid and dynamic panel discussion on February 4, 2010 when Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance launches the new Ethics in Leadership Series (click here for details). Moderated by: Mike Cote, Editor, ColoradoBiz Magazine. Distinguished panel: Mario Carrera, Vice President and General Manage, Entravision Communications Corporation; 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. Sponsored by Berenbaum Weinshienk, ColoradoBiz, Rocky Mountain PBS, Ryden & Associates Integrated Marketing.