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June 9, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update

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Today in ColoradoBiz Update

Robert's not-so-excellent adventure

I would like to share my most recent travel "horror story" with you, not to scare you into staying home this summer, but to let you know that sometimes Murphy's Law even follows a travel agent. By Robert Polk

Marketing vs. brand -- made easy

I'm always amused when someone says "We do branding." Branding is something you do with a piece of hot iron to the backside of a cow. Remember, others tell you what your brand is. By Neil McKenzie

Brothers make Coda Coffee a company to watch

Tommy and Tim Thwaites were both in their 20s when they launched Coda Coffee Co. with a 20-year-old roaster they bought for $60,000, rebuilt and still use today. By Mike Taylor

Stolle's Saudi deal keeps Colorado jobs

Centennial equipment manufacturer Stolle Machinery says a $34 million contract it has signed with a Saudi company will allow it to keep 75 jobs that likely would have left the country. By Randi Abels

The Gen XYZ 25: Colorado's Most Influential Young Professionals


ColoradoBiz wants to celebrate the young entrepreneurs of the 21st century! We're looking for 21- to 39-year-olds who are creating game-changing technologies, business strategies, products and services. The Top 25 finalists will appear in our October issue and at our Gen XYZ party on Sept. 30 at Mile High Station.

Nominate your favorite young professional today!

Deadline for submission is June 30.

Community Calendar


Find out more about the Minority Business Breakfast on July 22. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own .

The deadline for nominations has been extended to June 15!

The Association for Corporate Growth

  Learn more about the 12th Annual Golf Challenge on June 21. And read the latest ACG news here  and web exclusives here.

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Today on ColoradoBiz TV



Flying the friendlier skies


Channel 7 News reports on the proposed United-Continental airlines merger and what it might mean for consumers.


Regis Learning Solutions: a CO Company to Watch


Find out what made Regis Learning Solutions one of ColoradoBiz's 2010 50 Colorado companies to watch. (This video was a paid service of ColoradoBiz.)



Nominate your company!


Find out what it takes to be a ColoradoBiz Top Company from CoBiz Publisher Bart Taylor and UMB CEO Mariner Kemper.

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Tri-State: powering the rural West

ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote learns more about Tri-State, the not-for-profit wholesale power provider for rural power districts.

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