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March 1, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update

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Today in ColoradoBiz Update 

Joint venture: too legit to quit?

It's a startup like no other: booming and hamstrung, besieged on one side by ever-increasing demand for a limited supply and on the other by opposition from law enforcement, legislators and residents who view medical marijuana dispensaries as more akin to liquor stores or porn shops than pharmacies. By Lisa Ryckman

See an interview with Ralph Morgan, owner of Evergreen Apothecary, on ColoradoBiz TV.

Five tips to manage your business on an Olympic level

The 2010 Winter Olympics provide great examples of how the most successful organizations and leaders can achieve greatness. Here are five practical pointers for your life and work as demonstrated by the best athletes: By Theresa M. Szczurek

From caution to strategic action: Part II

As we see signs of recovery, some companies aren't satisfied with maintaining sales. They want to grow and you should too. In its simplest form, growth can come from four areas. By AJ Steger

Best practices for a new era

If you want to lead confidently into a new era by focusing on what is certain, may I recommend a few good practices: 1) Waste time. The cat spends more time watching than chasing its prey. Productivity isn't always a straight line. By Lisa Jackson

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Community Calendar


Find out more about the 5th Annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit March 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.


Wanted: Nominations for Top 100 Women-Owned Companies 

Nominate your firm for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies slated for the May issue. Submission deadline: March 19


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Inside the green rush


ColoradoBiz  writer Lisa Ryckman talks with Ralph Morgan, owner of Evergreen Apothecary, about why he decided to get into the medical marijuana business.

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The Association for Corporate Growth

                                             ColoradoBiz UpdateLearn 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 

  • Steal this lunch! Bombay Bowl is celebrating the successful completion of our first year in business with a giant thank you to our customers. On Monday, March 1, from 11am to 7pm we are giving away entrees (with purchase of a soda or naan bread). Help us celebrate at 12023 E. Arapahoe Road in Centennial.
  • Chow down in Denver! Denver Restaurant Week is a two-week celebration of Denver's delicious culinary scene. From Feb. 20 through March 5, participating restaurants will offer a multi-course dinner for the fixed price of $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one (not including tax or gratuity). And after you've eaten, get a deal on a hotel room, too! Find out more. 

  • Join us on March 17 for a St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Hotel Boulderado! Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with live Irish music from The Green Party, specialty Irish food and libations.

  • The Sheraton Steamboat Resort has put together two fabulous ski packages to make it even more affordable to hit the slopes. As the area's only ski-in, ski-out resort, Sheraton Steamboat Resort is offering the Champagne Powder Package and the Stay & Ski Package. To make a reservation or for more information, visit call 1-800-325-3535.


Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn how your employees feel about your organization while competing with organizations throughout Colorado to be recognized as a "Best Company".
Deadline is March 12th!  View the promotional video here.