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November 24, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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In the magazine

Cote’s Colorado: CSU energy lab goes global
The Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory at Colorado State University is a couple of miles from campus – a fitting locale for a research center that develops real-world applications that transcend the halls of academia. By Mike Cote

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An attitude of gratitude
I believe that being thankful is one of the most important things we can do as a people. And we have much to be thankful for, even in this difficult economy. By John Heckers

Five simple steps to finding out what your customers really think
There are countless tools available to help you better understand your customers’ needs. Listening to your customers creates relationship and trust which builds loyalty. By Stu Perlmeter

Fashion’s footprint
It’s not what you'd call small and dainty. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that one-quarter of all pesticides used nationwide go toward growing cotton. By Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

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More engines and energy
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote explores the Colorado State University Engines and Energy Conversion Lab.


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Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Family-Owned Companies in Colorado that will run in the February issue. Companies must be based in Colorado and in the family for at least two generations or likely to be. Family members must be active in management of the company. Deadline for entry is Jan. 3, 2010. Go here to nominate your company online, or go here for a ballot you can fill out and mail in.

Hot Biz Deals

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CSU Denver MBA Help us pick Colorado's 25 most powerful salespeople!
For the second straight year, ColoradoBiz will profile the state's "25 Most Powerful Salespeople" in its January issue based on nominations from you and other readers. Give us your single choice and reasons why. Winners will be featured in the January issue and honored at a dinner program co-sponsored by The Sales Association on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Go here for more details.