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April 26, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update

Today in ColoradoBiz Update


Get ready before disaster strikes


Thirteen years ago, the Red River devastated Grand Forks, North Dakota. Especially hard hit was the downtown business community. By Daniel Hannaher


Clean up after yourself!

Somehow a myth was created that highly creative people should be permitted to exist in messy environments. By Larry Valant


Colorado cool stuff: straight-up chess and small-batch whiskey 

In 2008, Steve Schrier wanted to decorate a wall in his office and put a chess set on display. He killed two birds with one stone: a vertical chessboard with 64 cubbies instead of spaces

ex therapist named Young Careerist


The Boulder Business and Professional Women named Dr. Jenni Skyler, sex therapist and director of The Intimacy Institute of Boulder, as 2010 Boulder BPW Young Careerist. By Theresa M. Szczurek

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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

Community Calendar


Find out more about CEBA's Ethics in Leadership series on April 27, moderated by ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.

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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.