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August 12, 2009
 
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In this month's issue

The Economist: Colorado’s most important industry
Although half a dozen industries can claim to be the state’s most important, the most common way to measure an industry’s importance is to look at the new dollars it brings when its output is sold. By Tucker Hart Adams

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Unite and use the term “woman”
Increasingly over the last few months, I have noticed men and women — from senior executives to entry-level employees — refer to women as “girls.” What does it matter? It matters a lot. By Theresa Szczurek

Rocky Mountain CleanTech Open
For several years, the complexities and challenges of our planet’s energy and environmental future have been topics of heightened concern. Back in 2007, waiting for solutions wasn’t good enough for a small group of Colorado business people. It was time to act. By Richard Franklin

The virtual contact center
Two categories of expense savings often end up at the top of the reduction list: overhead costs and human resource costs. Some companies have uncovered a solution that enables cost management and growth by taking advantage of the benefits of a virtual work force. By Jill LaVigne

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Community Calendar

Check out Pat Wiesner's "So You Want to Start a Business" workshop on Aug. 14 at the Highlands Ranch Library, as well as ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events, community events or submit an event.

 


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Planet Profit Report: CCIA chairman Ron Bernal
Ron Bernal, of Sequel Venture Partners and chairman of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association, talks at the organization's launch event about how the group plans to develop the green energy sector in Colorado.

 

Entirely homegrown

Hens headed for the chopping block
Still weeks from egg production, the two youngest birds will have to earn their weight the hard way. The first week of the entirely homegrown experiment is in the books and was about as tough as expected, but it’s about to get easier now that I’ve made the executive decision to butcher my two youngest hens. By Mike Taylor

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).

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 TheDenverChannel.com.

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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. To register click here.