Chamber chief Jeff Campos, Amendment 54 & realize your competitive advantage
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July 14, 2009
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In this month's issue

Executive edge: Jeff Campos
Jeff Campos, who in 1994 was named to head the Denver Hispanic Chamber, has grown Colorado's second largest chamber from 500 members to more than 2,100. Watch the video. By Lynn Bronikowski

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Amendment 54 ruling a victory for business
Although sometimes on opposing sides, business and labor leaders worked closely together to fight Amendment 54. It demonstrates that when labor and business groups work together, the full extent of important policy issues can be exposed - and real progress can be made. By Walter Isenberg, Don Kortz and Dave Clark

Human capital: Your competitive advantage
Colorado companies should focus on continuing strong employee and leadership development programs in order to improve their capacity to learn and foster innovation. By Laurie Bassi, Bill Heck, Joanna Groom King and Matthew King

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Colorado Cool Stuff: Derailed Ink T-shirts
Last fall, Rob Bell and John McCaskill saw their careers get derailed. They also saw a great opportunity to start a sports T-shirt business. By Eric Peterson

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ColoradoBiz Update

Entirely Homegrown: Greenhouses by Nexus Corp.
ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor interviews Cheryl Longtin and Amy Bentz of Northglenn-based greenhouse manufacturer Nexus Corp. as part of his journey toward eating only what he can grow in his Denver backyard this August. Read his latest column. Watch his videos about growing potatoes and making potato vodka.


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Innovar Group: Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies
Diane Pacheco heads up Innovar Group, an IT staffing company that ranked 18th on ColoradoBiz‘s Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies list and was among the top three fastest growing companies in this year's ranking. The Greenwood Village-based company improved year-over-year revenues 234 percent from $2.87 million in 2007 to $9.6 million last year.

Colorado Sustainable Design Awards

Celebrate the state's best architecture
ColoradoBiz wants to recognize statewide building projects that exemplify social, environmental and economic sustainability. The magazine is now accepting applications for the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards, a program launched in partnership with the American Institute for Architects (AIA Colorado), the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) and United States Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter (USGBCC).

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See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

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

Balle ColoradoBiz is proud to be a media sponsor of the fourth annual Best Companies to Work for in Colorado. This program is an exciting initiative dedicated to finding and recognizing Colorado's best employers. Register here for the luncheon on July 31.
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