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August 24, 2009
 
ColoradoBiz Update
Balle Top Company is the most rigorous, important, and rewarding event of its kind. The mission of Top Company is to recognize Colorado’s most outstanding businesses while providing for a tough but fair competition. Finalists and winners will be recognized at an Academy Award style gala luncheon at the DCPA Seawell Ballroom on September 15th, 2009. It’s the perfect venue to celebrate organizational excellence with customers, prospects, employees, and business partners. Register now.

In this month's issue

Small biz: Retirees, upstarts matched at business fair
Bill Boothby has been retired for seven years from a career that included starting two businesses he built and sold. Now he volunteers helping others launch their business dreams. By Mike Taylor

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The China factor
Some see the Chinese economy as an invincible force moving toward eventual near-domination of Asia and the global economy. Some foresee the nation stumbling badly, while others see China continuing to grow at a solid, but less rapid pace. By Jeff Thredgold

Maintaining positive momentum
Are the economic conditions impacting our businesses, driving each decision we make, or are we still in control of our operational tempo and culture of the organizations we have worked so hard to build? By Michael Norton

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Planet Profit Report: Ryan Ferrero at the CCIA launch
Ryan Ferrero of Primoris Energy Solutions talks at the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association's launch about how the company is bringing clean technology and innovation to the transportation industry.

 

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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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.

Hot Biz Deals

  • The JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek wants to thank all of the teachers and school administrators who dedicate countless hours to educating our children with the Half Price for Teachers discount program. All teachers and administrators can take 50 percent off their nightly room rate at the JW Marriott Denver through the end of 2009. Rates start at $99 on weekends and $149 for weekdays. Call 866-706-7814 or visit www.jwmarriottdenver.com for details. Use rate code: D3Q.
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  • Oktoberfest doesn’t kick off until fall, but Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Denver is introducing a way to enjoy the great beers of Denver and the world this summer without spending a fortune. The “$122 and a Round of Brew” promotion includes deluxe accommodations, four beers at Panzano Restaurant, AM coffee and evening wine reception. Goldfish companion available upon request. Call 800-990-1303 and mention code BREW or visit http://www.monaco-denver.com and enter rate code BREW to receive this special rate.