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December 14, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
Glenwood Hot Springs 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 at our Spa of the Rockies..a great way to let all the stress go!!! Meeting space accommodates up to 40 ppl, minimum of 10 rooms booked. Call Ann Denney at #970-945-3339 or e-mail

In the magazine

Rundles wrap-up: Merry rehab
When I was a kid, I got a great education in economics from my best friend’s father. This man – a great guy -- was a beer distributor, selling some of the most iconic brands of the day. By Jeff Rundles

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Giving back: a strategic business investment
As Scrooge once learned, you can do very well by doing good. It's a discovery that every company can profit from - and so will the world.
By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Five secrets to leveraging social media for less
Here are my top tips for how smaller companies can begin to engage in social media without breaking the bank or removing staff from mission-critical functions. By Karl Osstenjuk

The top four drivers of revenue
The bottom line is suffering, and executive teams are struggling to cut costs and maintain profitability. Why not increase the top line, revenues, instead? By Theresa M. Szczurek

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Find out more about Night with a Futurist: Next-Generation Nuclear Power - An Unusual Solution for Unusual Times moderated by ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote on Jan. 4. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own event.


Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Family-Owned Companies in Colorado that will run in the February issue. Companies must be based in Colorado and in the family for at least two generations or likely to be. Family members must be active in management of the company. Deadline for entry is Jan. 3, 2010. Go here to nominate your company online, or go here for a ballot you can fill out and mail in.


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ColoradoBiz Managing Editor Mike Taylor explores an award-winning robotics project developed by high school kids with help from students at the Colorado School of Mines.


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ColoradoBiz Podcasts

Colorado State University’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, part 1
Founder Bryan Willson talks about the CSU lab's emphasis on research that has direct real-world applications.


ColoradoBiz Update Learn 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.

Hot Biz Deals

  • BLOW OFF SOME STEAM at your next meeting. Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge includes complimentary pool admission to the World's 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

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