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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
I'm susceptible to advertising, as evidenced by the number of ShamWow!'s I have at home. As a business owner without a marketing education, I try to learn the tricks by watching what other companies do. By David Sneed  
It's a million-dollar question: "What must I do to have a successful business?" We hear it often in our meetings with Fortune 500 execs. Here are some insights into the answer. By Darrell Mullis
Once every employee understands and identifies with the company's core values and strategic priorities, those values can serve as guideposts to helping everyone perform. By Paul Larkins
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
It’s not going to be a great year, but it will be a better one than we’ve seen for quite some time. One of my personal indicators is whether economic data are being revised up or down. By Tucker Hart Adams  
The Association for Corporate Growth
Save the date! It's almost time for the Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference, an ACG Denver event scheduled for March 13-14. You won't want to miss it! 
Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's 2012 Special Section! 
 Community Calendar
Find out more about "Seven Seconds to a First Impression" on March 9, presented by author Julie Hansen and the Institute of Management Consultants. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own. 
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Editor Mike Cote continues his chat with George Feiger, president and CEO of Contango Capital Advisors, about the state of the economy.
ColoradoBiz  is celebrating Made in Colorado in our April issue! We’re working with industry reps to select 30 products in 10 categories, but we want your ideas. We’re looking for the latest, greatest and newest. This year, we’re choosing products from these categories.

1. Computer and communications equipment, software
2. Craft beer and spirits
3. Natural and organic foods
4. Cleantech/new energy
5. Medical devices and scientific instruments
6. Pharmaceuticals
7. Aircraft, spacecraft, satellites,
8. Sports equipment, clothing and footwear
9. Electric machinery, sound equipment, TV parts
10. Toys, games and pet products

Send suggestions to Editor Mike Cote by Friday, Feb. 10. Please include full company name and contact information, the featured product and a brief description of its origin and manufacture. 

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