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The coming wave of entrepreneurship
For every 100 people who join the ranks of the jobless, seven attempt to start a business. Or at least that's what the numbers have been in the past. As legions of former auto workers, mortgage processors and others are forced to hire themselves, expect a new wave of entrepreneurs.
By Thomas Frey and Raymond Alvarez
Pioneer of TV ads for lawyers remembered
Earlier this month, hundreds of people gathered in Lakewood to remember Norton Frickey, a personal-injury attorney and national pioneer in TV advertising for lawyers, as an outrageous, caring and larger-than-life figure.
By Don Knox
From America to Zero-Sum Game (which global trade is not), economic futurist Jeff Thredgold summarizes the current state of the world - and its economies - from his perspective.
By Jeff Thredgold
Entrepreneurs share wisdom at Junior Achievement event
The founders of Oogie's Gourmet Popcorn, mannequin maker Fusion Specialties and JuniorBiz.com spoke to 150 Colorado students from 50 schools as part of Junior Achievement Business Week.
By Carli Auran
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PCL Construction battles recession with healthy workers
The efforts of PCL Construction - the nation's seventh-largest general contractor - to save money with its health and wellness program are profiled by Channel 7 as part of its ongoing "Road to Recovery" series with ColoradoBiz.
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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- Maggiano's Little Italy's inaugural Great Balls of Fire meatball-cooking contest June 25 at Maggiano's Denver Pavilions will benefit four Denver-area fire stations: Station #11, Federal Heights Fire Station #40, North Metro Fire Rescue District and North Washington Fire Protection District. The winning recipe will be featured on the Maggiano's "specials" menu for one month; each time the dish is ordered, $2 will be donated to Make-A-Wish of Colorado; and the fire fighter with the winning recipe will receive $500 in Maggiano's gift certificates.
- Hotel Monaco celebrates Pride Month with its Mile High Pride package and Summer of Pride (enter "PRIDE" rate code) offers; Receive a complimentary weekend night when booking two nights and a $50 dining credit; or the package includes a bottle of wine, complimentary wine reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly, morning coffee and tea service, a $50 dining certificate to Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, a cultural attractions and LGBT hot spots guide and 5 percent of room rate donated to Human Rights Campaign; rates start at $229 per night. Visit KimptonHotels.com, www.monaco-denver.com or call (800) 990-1303.
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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.