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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Chef Laura: Father of Invention reinvented himself
To say Leonardo DaVinci was “busy” would be like calling the Brown Palace a “motel”. Displayed in the warehouse-like space was a generous collection of replica creations he invented. We can credit DaVinci for gadgets we use every day. By Laura Cook Newman

Controversy over criminal background checks
Employers should review their background check policies and examine how they are using criminal history and credit information in hiring decisions. They need to be able to articulate a legitimate business reason for conducting them and rejecting candidates. By Mark Wiletsky

Best of CoBiz: Effective leaders make plan
Constrained only by the budget to which they had committed, Don left the recommendations for salary increases and their timing to each business unit manager. These decisions were presented and agreed upon at the corporate level. By Larry Valant

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Build relationships by building a charitable community
One of the best things you can do for your business is build strong relationships in the communities that you are present in.  This idea also creates the unique opportunity to give back to that community and find causes that you really are passionate about. By Jed Gustafson

 Who's tops in sales? We want to know!
ColoradoBiz wants your opinion to help recognize top performers. For the fifth consecutive year, we'll profile the state's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople in our January issue based on nominations from our readers.

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