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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Step up, check in and trade in your excuses, reasons and justifications for the lack of results in your business for a supportive customized process. By Todd Ordal  
In this challenging economy, small businesses across Colorado must be hypervigilant about customer service. There are critical steps you can take now to improve operations and build the bottom line. By Jay Dirkmaat
The company initially provided products to businesses throughout Colorado made from recycled materials. As the industry gained traction, Eco-Products narrowed its focus to a niche market of food service providers. By Larry Turner and Doug Phelps
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Ensuring ethical conduct by economists requires more than disclosure rules. Economics needs to establish the field of professional economic ethics - like medical ethics or journalism ethics. By George DeMartino    
 If it's made in Colorado, we want to hear about it!
ColoradoBiz  is celebrating Made in Colorado in our April issue! We’re working with industry reps to select 30 products in 10 categories, but we want your ideas. We’re looking for the latest, greatest and newest. This year, we’re choosing products from these categories.

1. Computer and communications equipment, software
2. Craft beer and spirits
3. Natural and organic foods
4. Cleantech/new energy
5. Medical devices and scientific instruments
6. Pharmaceuticals
7. Aircraft, spacecraft, satellites,
8. Sports equipment, clothing and footwear
9. Electric machinery, sound equipment, TV parts
10. Toys, games and pet products

Send suggestions to Editor Mike Cote at mcote@cobizmag.comPlease include full company name and contact information, the featured product and a brief description of its origin and manufacture. Deadline extended to Feb. 15!  
 Community Calendar
Find out more about "Seven Seconds to a First Impression" on March 9, presented by author Julie Hansen and the Institute of Management Consultants. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own. 
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Editor Mike Cote chats with George Feiger, president and CEO of Contango Capital Advisors, about the global economic community and the impact of monetary crises in other parts of the world on the U.S.branch, at the Vectra Bank Economic Forecast breakfast. 
The Association for Corporate Growth
Save the date! It's almost time for the Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference, an ACG Denver event scheduled for March 13-14. You won't want to miss it! 
Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's 2012 Special Section! 
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