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The Mary Poppins principle
Everyone has come across job advertisements that ask for endless (and unrealistic) lists of qualifications, even though it is unlikely any employer will find a Mary Poppins. Why not be happy to hire smart, hardworking people with relevant experience?
By Liz Ryan
Father of carbon trading sees offsets go mainstream
Richard Sandor launched the Chicago Climate Exchange in 2003, and last week, when Sandor spoke in Denver at the Sustainable Opportunities Summit, the CCX was on track for another record-setting month for contracts.
By Allen Best
Become a fan of ColoradoBiz on Facebook
ColoradoBiz is now on Facebook. Click here and login to become a fan and have ColoradoBiz news, events, videos and podcasts posted to your personal Facebook page.
From the March issue
Small biz: Lengthy bed rest begets online baby store
A wireless Internet connection helped Robin Morris pass the time during 17 weeks of pregnancy-induced bed rest. But those hours of surfing also inspired her to make the leap from corporate career woman to stay-at-home entrepreneur.
By Mike Taylor
Sustainability spotlight: Boulder Valley Credit Union
Boulder Valley initially invested more than $90,000 in its green makeover. Those costs included employee training, building improvements such as solar panels for its branches, new windows and window shades, new eco-friendly lighting and building the website wecarecolorado.com.
By Kyle Ringo
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (303)458-0220.
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Steve Foster of Business Controls
Steve Foster of Littleton-based Business Controls chats about the company's "whistleblower" software service at CSIA's C-Level @ Mile High technology networking event. Services include incident reporting, corporate investigations and training.
David Hicks of Golden-based HealthGrades
David Hicks, executive vice president of Golden-based HealthGrades, talks about his fast-growing company, which provides ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers.
Hot Biz Deals
- Stay at Hotel Monaco Denver to take advantage of its "Sweet Tax Relief" package including sales tax-free deluxe overnight accommodations, a tax-free meal for two Panzano and candy bar treats, too, beginning at $175 per night. Visit www.monaco-denver.com or call (800) 990-1303 for reservations April 1-30.
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- Warwick Denver Hotel is offering two special packages for meeting planners. Contact the hotel at (303) 832-0318 or email@example.com to learn more.
- KBCO has relaunched its "I Ski with KBCO" promotion. Check www.kbco.com for the latest lodging and ski deals.
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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 TheDenverChannel.com.