Good news in bear market, success secret & video: Denver Zoo goes green
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April 20, 2009
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Happy talk
Sure the economy's a bear, but there's still plenty of good news to report: The U.S. is still the world's most competitive economy, seatbelt usage is up and teen pregnancy, carbon emissions and violent crime are all down. By Jeff Thredgold

Success: It's not all about you
Everyone’s heard the phrase "If you love something, let it go." The philosophy works the same way in business: Success comes when you have a purpose that's bigger than yourself. By Brian Schwartz

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On small biz: Overflow at small business workshop a sign of the times
It's a "sign of the times" when 37 people crowd into the Castle Rock library for a two-hour "Business Startup Basics" workshop. Twenty-three signed up in advance for a recent night session, so extra seats had to be brought in. By Mike Taylor

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Denver Zoo COO Kyle Burks on being a 'Greener Venue'
Denver Zoo chief operating officer Kyle Burks talks about making the Denver Zoo more sustainable as a venue. It’s among the organizations participating in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greener Venues facilities pledge to make measureable improvements in energy use, water consumption, materials and waste management.


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The Denver Zoo joins the Greener Venues partnership
Denver Zoo chief operating officer Kyle Burks talks about participating in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greener Venues partnership.

Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.

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