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April 22, 2010

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Today in ColoradoBiz Politics & Policy Update

Four Colorado governors speak with one voice


Over the 36 years we collectively governed this state, the four of us have disagreed over a number of issues. Today we join together to enthusiastically support a proposal to help Colorado develop great teachers and leaders. By Govs. Bill Ritter, Richard Lamm, Bill Owens and Roy Romer

The number 16 -- with 11 zeros behind it


To put it into a more understandable perspective, let's determine the "average" taxpayer's portion of a $1.6 trillion yearly deficit. By Wayne Farlow

CACI to Legislature: Toss these eight bills

On behalf of the Board of Directors, this letter expresses CACI's concerns with eight bills that we view as harmful to Colorado's business climate. By the Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry

Former Fed chief on the defensive

Upon his retirement from the Fed, Alan Greenspan largely expected to "retire" to a life of constant admiration and speeches at $100,000 or more per event. How things change. By Jeff Thredgold

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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

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    Vote for Junior Achievement in Sam's Club's Giving Made Simple online voting now through May 2. Help JA inspire even more young people to create their own success!

    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.

    Hot Biz Deals 

    • Viceroy Snowmass invites Colorado residents to celebrate springtime in the mountains, with special Springtime in Snowmass deals from April 12  to June 16. Room rates start at $95 for a studio residence. The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass is also offering savings on all massages, facials, rituals and manicure/pedicures., or call 1.888.328.1724
    • Willowfly Anglers, an ORVIS-endorsed fly fishing outfitter based at Three Rivers Resort in Almont, has teamed up with the resort to offer three great packages. Enjoy some great spring fishing and a discount on an all-day guided fly fishing trip from now until May 15 when staying two nights or more. Lodging will be discounted with nightly rates from $52. Call (888) 761-FISH for the details or visit or
    • Tour the sustainable restaurant scene in Denver this April during the Green Route Restaurant Tour! Each participating restaurant is a member of Denver's Green Route, a green map for the City of Denver All tours are complimentary and will feature special appetizer and drink specials and the opportunity to meet with the owners and chefs. Please visit to print your tour pass.
    • SPRING DEALS! Telluride Resort Lodging is now offering half off select available lodging for the rest of this ski season. Rates now starting as low as $107 per night. Some restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new reservations only. Minimum night stay required. Go to, or call 800.778.8581.
    • Hit the links at the Broadmoor! Its 5-star Golf Getaway includes accommodations, full breakfast, one round of golf including cart, locker, club storage and range balls for $233 per person per night based on double occupancy. Plus earn resort credit from $75 to $300 depending on length of stay. Through April 30.

    Please join us for CEBA's Ethics in Leadership Series on April 27, 2010

    ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote moderates a panel of distinguished business executives on the role of ethical standards and behavior in today's business lending environment. $25/continental breakfast
    Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown
                 7:00 am - Registration/Networking
                 7:30 - 9:00 am - Program