Boulder office ‘best place to work' in U.S., CEO job search & video: designer landscape
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April 21, 2009
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Boulder travel office is the best place to work in the U.S.
Four weeks of annual paid vacation, free public transportation passes, paid days off for volunteering, monthly potluck lunches, weekly at-work happy hours and even a "bring your pet to work" day. That's why Intrepid Travel's Boulder office has been honored by "Outside" magazine as the best place to work in America. By Dan Ray

Why CEOs should be nice to directors
Those of you at the C-level in a job search should be open to speaking to everyone about your search. Many top level execs, however, only want to speak to other top level execs. In fact, other C-level people aren't going to be much help to you. By John Heckers

How to save money with employee wellness
If a company keeps its employees healthy, the benefits over time are lower expenses and higher employee output, both of which can lead to higher earnings for the company. By Sarah Sweer

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Colorado Cool Stuff: The Buffalo Collection
A Hotchkiss ranching family found its calling in more than raising buffalo. The herd was instrumental in the creation a recreation business and, most recently, a high-end leather furnishings business. By Eric Peterson

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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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