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May 18, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update

Today in ColoradoBiz Update

One step backward? Don't do it!

There is a great deal of discussion on both LinkedIn and Facebook about higher level personnel taking a step backwards just to have a job. I strongly advise against it -- and here's why. By John Heckers

Athena finalist: Anna Maria Larsen

At the age of 38, Anna Maria Larsen found herself at a crossroads. Her husband had just started a new business. The couple had three small children, and financially, things were tough. By Maria Cote

Get all the swords on the table

When it is safe to disagree or have a differing point of view, discussions lead to learning and often to higher quality decisions and solutions. By Larry Valant

The greening of Walmart

What's noteworthy is not so much the significant energy and emissions the company is reducing at its stores but the ripple effect that its new carbon-cutting policies are having on the entire supply chain. By the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

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Community Calendar


Find out more about the Minority Business Breakfast on July 22. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own .


 We want to know what you'd publish if you were planning editorial for ColoradoBiz - and tell us in person tomorrow -- Wednesday, May 19!

Come meet the editorial staff of ColoradoBiz and pitch us some story ideas about your business or business in general.  In attendance:

  • Editor Mike Cote
  • Managing Editor Mike Taylor 
  • Associate Editor/Online Lisa Ryckman

Register here. Hope to see you there!

With appetizers provided by Serendipity Catering, beer offered by Oskar Blues Brewery and wine supplied by Plum Creek Winery.


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    Athena finalist: Anna Maria Larsen

    A profile of one of this year's four Athena Award finalists, Anna Maria Larsen. (One in a series of five videos featuring the Athena winner and finalists produced for the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce by Littleton-based Creative Touch Video Services



    Nominate your company!


    Find out what it takes to be a ColoradoBiz Top Company from CoBiz Publisher Bart Taylor and UMB CEO Mariner Kemper.

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    Dave Taylor and friends discuss what to expect from Apple's latest toy-taking the mundane and making it fun.

    See more ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

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    Colorado's Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies

    Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies in July. Nomination deadline: May 21, 2010

    The Association for Corporate Growth

      Learn more about the 12th Annual Golf Challenge on June 21. And read the latest ACG news here  and web exclusives here.

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