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Five secrets of high achievers
There are some amazing corporate cultures out there. But it's stunning to see how many employees, from the top down, refuse to take responsibility for the mood and morale of their workplaces or for the way things are going for their companies - or even for the wellbeing of their own careers.
By Scott Halford
What's your Q3 plan?
This quarter is gone. Was it all that you planned for it to be? You do have a plan, right? If so, now is the time to review your plan, assess progress, set your Q3 plan and pursue it. If not, create a Q3 plan NOW.
By Theresa Szczurek
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In this month's issue
Who owns Colorado: Holly
Two years after a tornado killed two people and destroyed or damaged more than 160 homes, this small town in southeast Colorado angles for revival.
By David Lewis
Colorado Cool Stuff: Blosm Flavored Whipped Cream
Michael Markley shifted gears from the mortgage industry in early 2007 and "built a small dairy plant." His all-natural Blosm Whipped Cream comes in five flavors and retails at Whole Foods for $3 per tiny 1.67-ounce can.
By Eric Peterson
ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden this August. Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Read his latest column about greenhouses and making the most out of your garden plot. Watch his videos about growing potatoes and making potato vodka; or read about it here.
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Minority-Owned Companies: Innovar Group
Diane Pacheco heads up Innovar Group, an IT staffing company that ranked 18th on ColoradoBiz‘s Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies list. Pacheco talks about tapping the government contract market and the story behind the Greenwood Village-based company. Read the story or see the list.
Colorado Sustainable Design Awards
Celebrate the state's best architecture
ColoradoBiz wants to recognize statewide building projects that exemplify social, environmental and economic sustainability. The magazine is now accepting applications for the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards, a program launched in partnership with the American Institute for Architects (AIA Colorado), the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) and United States Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter (USGBCC).
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- Maggiano's Little Italy's inaugural Great Balls of Fire meatball-cooking contest June 25 at Maggiano's Denver Pavilions will benefit four Denver-area fire stations: Station #11, Federal Heights Fire Station #40, North Metro Fire Rescue District and North Washington Fire Protection District. The winning recipe will be featured on the Maggiano's "specials" menu for one month; each time the dish is ordered, $2 will be donated to Make-A-Wish of Colorado; and the fire fighter with the winning recipe will receive $500 in Maggiano's gift certificates.
- Hotel Monaco celebrates Pride Month with its Mile High Pride package and Summer of Pride (enter "PRIDE" rate code) offers; Receive a complimentary weekend night when booking two nights and a $50 dining credit; or the package includes a bottle of wine, complimentary wine reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly, morning coffee and tea service, a $50 dining certificate to Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, a cultural attractions and LGBT hot spots guide and 5 percent of room rate donated to Human Rights Campaign; rates start at $229 per night. Visit KimptonHotels.com, www.monaco-denver.com or call (800) 990-1303.
- Experience Denver this summer all for the Mile High City price of $52.80, including the Story Trek 5-Pack, a self-guided exploration that includes two admissions to five museums - Black American West Museum, Byers-Evans House Museum, Four Mile Historic Park, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art and Molly Brown House Museum, (303) 832-4092. Click here to see more $52.80 deals.
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As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping - and succeeding - despite the downturn. Look for new installments of "The Road to Recovery" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com.