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It wasn’t until a friend’s 3-year-old asked about bean bags that EcoSak was born. The answer – “It’s a hunk of junk that ends up in the landfill” – spurred Holley Gardel to develop a greener bean bag. By Eric Peterson
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Eight secrets to winning the game of office politics
Those who are too proud to play politics usually wind up with lower positions, lower salaries and very limited opportunities. The trick is not to refuse to play politics – but to play well. By John Heckers
Tech tips for newbies
While technology can be a tremendous asset to entrepreneurs, it's not always easy to determine which solutions are essential, which can wait and what tools are specially tailored to new businesses. By Benny Madrid
The key to world-class customer service
Colleen Abdoulah believes that if your employees feel cared for, they'll do what's necessary to ensure the customer has a great experience.
By Triche Guenin
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THE ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH
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.
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 messages 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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- 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.