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August 19, 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. To register click here.

In this month's issue

On management: If you’re working, you’re probably running
So how do you survive in a company that has to downsize to stay in business until business rebounds? Attitude is most important. By Pat Wiesner

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Empty playgrounds: Global populations in decline
In the next sixty seconds 245 babies will be born in the world. Of these 36 will be from India and 29 will be from China. But notions that a massive wave of humanity will swamp the globe are simply wrong. Thomas Frey & Raymond Alvarez

Turning the project from hell around
By refusing bad projects set up for failure you can say yes to others that are winners. Remember the 80/20 rule: Say no to the 20 percent of projects that bring 80 percent of the headaches. By Theresa Szczurek

Employee call to action
We need strong leadership in today’s environment, but organizations will not survive or thrive on formal leadership alone. Employee contributions are essential to success.By Christine M. Riordan, PhD

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Executive Edge: Room 214 – how to jump in and start using it to reach customers for SMBs
Founders James Clark and Jason Cormier of Room 214 talk about how small businesses can successfully use social media and offer tips on how to jump in and start using social media to reach customers.

 

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.

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