Banking beyond Ponzi, more jobs vanish & podcast: 2010 Kia Soul Sport
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April 14, 2009
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What it means to be a good banker
While we can’t rewrite the past for those who engaged in questionable lending practices or billion-dollar Ponzi schemes, we can certainly learn from their mistakes and revisit the principles behind banking institutions. By Michele Falivene

Job erasure
Economists have pointed out a handful of more positive economic statistics in housing, manufacturing and retail sales in recent weeks to suggest that the U.S. economy is seemingly in the process of bottoming out. By Jeff Thredgold

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Small biz tech-startup: Lightening Hybrids
Brothers Dan and Sam Johnson teamed with Colorado State University’s Tim Reeser to launch a hybrid car company - and are now racing to develop a car goes at least 100 mph and gets 100 mpg.

State of the state
Leitner-Poma opens larger plant in Grand Junction; job seekers go to camp; DMC and ESM honored at ACG Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference; and Boulder company premieres film featuring Jesse Ventura.

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What it takes to break into solar
Lauren Coyne, who works in education and outreach for Boulder-based Namaste Solar, talks about what it takes to get a job in the solar industry and how things have changed for the small company since Namaste’s Blake Jones introduced President Barack Obama at the stimulus bill signing in February.


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Executive Wheels: Review of 2010 Kia Soul Sport
Executive Wheels’ Jeff Rundles reviews the 2010 Kia Soul Sport.

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.

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