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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
 CEO of the Year: small company finalists
Under the leadership of CEO Raymond Johnson, this company has grown over the past five years from five workers to nearly 50. By Mike Cote 
  
Risk is perceived - and it is subjective. Value is simply an estimated, financial quantification of the risk associated with a stream of cash flows. By David Tolson
 
Let's bring integrity back to IT
A couple of years back, I played Dr. Phil to five CIOs and five technology vendor executives on stage who had come to let spill what they really thought about each other. By Mark Hall
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA

Beer goes organic
According to Seven Bridges Cooperative, which has been selling organic brewing ingredients for a decade already, organic beers tend to feature exceptional clarity and a clean, flavorful taste. By The Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine 

 
Is your family business the best?
Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 50 Family Owned Companies in the February issue!
                                    
                  Seeking sustainability superstars! 
 
The 2011 Sustainability Champion Awards recognize business teams that have gone above and beyond to create a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society. Nominate a team today, or find out more about the award or how to become a judge. Nominations are due by Jan. 6. For more information, contact Natalia Korobova at natalia@corecolorado.org.
 
 
 
 
The Association for Corporate Growth
  Learn more about the Corporate Executive Breakfast: Power of Peer Collaboration  on Jan. 26. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. 
 
 
 The most popular columns at CoBizmag.com
 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Channel 7 reports on a Boulder company that makes cards that turn into a garden.
 
 
 
Spotlight on immigration
 
That's the focus of this week's Colorado State of Mind on Rocky Mountain PBS. Joining host Cynthia Hessin will be immigration attorney Robert Heiserman; business owner Kimbal Musk, Pueblo City Councilwoman Vera Ortegon and ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote.

The program airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday on Rocky Mountain PBS.  It will also be available online,
 
 

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. 
 
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
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The future of farms

Publisher Bart Taylor talks with Colorado Ag Commissioner John Stulp about the impact of Western water scarcity on agriculture.
See more ColoradoBiz 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