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February 25, 2009
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How to develop business in a down economy
Two common reactions to a slowdown are: to hibernate and completely avoid networking and business development or to come on too strong out of desperation. Neither is effective. So what is effective in this economy? Most importantly: a positive attitude. By Cindy Rold

2009 Suzuki SX4 Crossover FWD Technology: If you drive it, you will buy it
When last I had this car, they didn't refer to it as a crossover, but rather just the SX4, and I pronounced it one of the finest cars I have ever driven. What's changed in the interim is that Suzuki has launched the SX4 as a sedan model, so this hatchback model is now the Crossover. By Jeff Rundles

From the February issue

Executive edge: Charlie Woolley
Denver real estate developer Charlie Woolley has centered his career around converting old, urban buildings, including historic ones, into housing, retail, office and other viable structures since founding St. Charles Town Co. in 1993. By Lynn Bronikowski

Against the wind: Corporate golf bookings remain steady despite the recession
Though golf operators in Colorado fully understand they're not immune to economic downturns, it appears things aren't as bad here as in many other areas of the country. By Gary Baines

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Attention Women-Owned Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies. Click here. The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce and ColoradoBiz are hosting a reception for the companies that make the rankings, 5 to 6 p.m., April 30 at the Seawell Ballroom, 1101 13th St., Denver. Following the reception, the companies are invited to attend the annual Athena Award Gala at a discounted rate. For more information contact, (303) 458-0220.

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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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2009 Colorado Business Hall of Fame inductees:

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Jordan Perlmutter
Jordan Perlmutter has developed more than 5.5 million square feet of real estate throughout the Denver metro area, including malls, housing, and office buildings, among other projects, throughout his long career.


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Sam Maynes
Attorney Frank E. "Sam" Maynes was one of the nation's foremost experts on water law and a key figure in the Southern Ute Indian Tribe's transformation from relative impoverishment to one of the nation's wealthiest tribes.

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Jeff Thredgold on the economy
Jeff Thredgold, an economist for Vectra Bank and author of "econAmerica," on small business, the economy and staying optimistic.

Recession survival
Smooch Repovich Reynolds, of the Repovich-Reynolds Group, on executive recruiting, reinventing your personal career brand and the importance of curiosity in communication.

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