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   Today in ColoradoBiz P2 Update
Economic forecast: the storm's over, but it's still cloudy
Coloradans still have a tough economic road ahead, but the recession is over and we've moved beyond the major bumps, an analyst says. By Michelle Davenport

Bull, bear -- does it really matter?
Whether we stay a little longer in a bear market, or become more bullish, make sure that you've created an environment that attracts and retains the talent you need to succeed. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Taxing your way to prosperity doesn't work
You cannot tax your way to balanced budgets. You cannot tax your way to economic prosperity. By Jeff Thredgold
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Here's a dirty little secret
No one can provide a quick fix for the economy. Not the president. Not the new Republican Congress.That said, there are clear signs the economy will look better in 2011. By Tucker Hart Adams

The Park People hosts a public forum for Denver mayoral candidates, Wednesday, January 26, 5:30-7 p.m., at Denver Botanic Gardens. The forum will focus on Denver’s parks, open space and urban forest. The event is free. For more info, call The Park People at 303-722-6262 or visit www.theparkpeople.org.

CEBA’s Ethics in Leadership Series:
Healthcare in the U.S.: Right, Responsibility, or Road to Ruin?
CEBA will host a robust discussion of health care reform's impact on Colorado business on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Marriott City Center in Denver. $25/includes continental breakfast. Call the CEBA office at 303-283-6002 to register.
 
 
 Outstanding women wanted 
The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment and forge leadership paths for other women to follow. Nominate an outstanding woman today -- deadline: Feb. 4. And find out more about the 2011 Athena Awards gala on April 28. 
 
 
 
The Association for Corporate Growth
   Learn more about the 2011 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference on April 27. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. 
 
 
 
 
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The biz gov
Editor Mike Cote talks with Gov. John Hickenlooper, who spoke at a reception honoring the winner and finalists of the ColoradoBiz CEO of the Year awards.
Map your recovery!
Attend a free Executive Briefing on Feb. 2. Hear ColoradoBiz columnists Gary Harvey and Larry Turner speak on: “Mapping Your Recovery and How To Sell In That Recovery" from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Get more info and register.
 
 
 
List your charity event in our golf guide
 
The ColoradoBiz 2011 Golf Planner's Guide, coming in April, includes a listing of charity golf tournaments. To submit info on your event, contact Christy Markley at cmarkley@cobizmag.com by Feb. 7. To advertise in this special section, contact Sylvia Harmon atsharmon@cobizmag.com or (303) 662-5225 by March 4.
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No go on Google TV?

Dave Taylor and two other high-tech experts talks about the implosion of Google TV.
 See more CoBiz stories on Channel 7
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how business affects your life. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com  
 
 
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