Telluride: comatose, not dead, employee health care & video: KPMG's Tensie Homan
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June 9, 2009
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From the June issue

Who owns Colorado: Telluride
Telluride's real estate market, like its mega-resort cousins, is "lethargic" and perhaps even "comatose," says the town's director of planning and building. By David Lewis

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Providing employee health care in a tough economy
Establishing HSAs for employees is not just about helping them create a medical expense account — it's about creating equity, building value and helping employees better manage their dollars and their health. By Dennis Triplett

Study abroad programs benefit business and Colorado
The Sen. Paul Simon Study Aboard Foundation Act seeks to increase the number of undergraduates studying abroad to 1 million a year - and produce more globally engaged students who, once they return home, bear out the benefits of their international experience. By Cynthia Banks

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In this month's issue

Colorado Cool Stuff: Bouré bicycle clothing
Durango-based Bouré Sportswear Inc. retails via direct e-commerce, with a focus on function and durability over fashion. By Eric Peterson

Entirely homegrown

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. Watch a video about his project; read about it here; and learn about Colorado Pure Distilling and homemade potato vodka.

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Athena Award finalist Tensie Homan
Athena Award finalist Tensie Homan became the first female managing partner at KPMG's Denver office last year at the age of 39. Click here to read the story in the May issue of ColoradoBiz.


ColoradoBiz Podcast

What it takes to be a ‘rock star'
Athena Award winner Caz Matthews is president of the WellPoint Foundation, the charitable arm of WellPoint Inc., one of the nation's largest insurers. She is best known for taking over Anthem-owned Blue Cross Blue Shield in Colorado in 1999 and making it profitable again in five years. Click here to read the story in the May issue of ColoradoBiz.

Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.

Hot Biz Deals

  • Capella Telluride, the newest luxury resort in Telluride, is offering family vacation packages beginning at $1,845 for a one-bedroom condominium suite for four nights, with spa credits and other discounts through Oct. 17. For more information, visit or call (877)-247-6688.
  • Sheraton Steamboat is offering a host of summer specials, including a "Golf Til You Drop" package, with a cart and greens fees for up to 36 holes per person, from $339; for more information call (866) 716-8134 or visit
  • Stay at Hotel Monaco Denver to take advantage of $99 Sundays through Sept. 7 and its “Cocktail OR Breakfast for Just $1 More” promotion, which gives guests a choice to dine or drink for one dollar more than the best available rate, which start at $170. Visit SUN in rate code box for Sunday special or DOLLAR for its “$1 More” promotion) or call 1-800-990-1303; or (800) 556-6087 for reservations.

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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on "The Road to Recovery"
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

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