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January 13, 2010
 
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In the magazine

The Economist: Our good friends next door
It’s easy to overlook our good friends to the north. They are so like us in language (although they do spell a little funny), that it is easy to forget they are a foreign country and our major economic partner.
By Tucker Hart Adams

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Here’s what I see when I gaze into my crystal ball:
Each January I pull out my crystal ball and gaze into the future. I see travel in 2010 as more challenging with regard to security and extra fees, but affordable as far as airfare and hotel rates are concerned.
By Robert Polk

Here are my global ABCs
It all starts with A for anxiety, B for Budget deficits and C for China.
By Jeff Thredgold

The journey toward performance excellence
Last month, Poudre Valley Healthcare System won the Baldrige National Quality Award -- the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. By Triche Guenin

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Community Calendar

“Making Tough Decisions in Tough Times”

Join your fellow Colorado business leaders from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown for a candid discussion sponsored by the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance. Mike Cote, editor of ColoradoBiz, will moderate a panel of distinguished Colorado business executives, who will share their personal experiences with ethical dilemmas that many business leaders face in this challenging economy.

Featured panelists: Mario Carrera, vice president and general manager, Entravision Communications Corp.; Steven W. Farber, president and founding partner, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck; Ding Wen Hsu, co-owner and president, Pacific Western Technologies Ltd.; Lisa Schomp, president and CEO, Ralph Schomp Automotive.

Tickets are $25 and include a continental breakfast. Click here to register.

 


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Top 25 salesperson: Jacob Sanchez
Meet Jacob Sanchez, T-Mobile's top retail sales associate in Colorado and the United States - bringing in three times what the average T-Mobile salesperson produces. Read more about Jacob and all of our top 25 most powerful salespeople.

 

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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on business
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ColoradoBiz Podcasts

VanDyne SuperTurbo finds home at CSU lab
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Bryan Willson, director of the Colorado State University Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, about the development of a super-charged engine with great fuel economy.

THE ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH

ColoradoBiz UpdateLearn more about the 2010 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference -- Managing Beyond the Recovery: New Realities, New Rules, New Values. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.

Enter the 2010 Sustainabilty Champion Awards competition

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Environmental Partnership have partnered with Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy (CORE) and ColoradoBiz to bring you the 2010 Sustainability Champion Awards, sponsored by PAETEC.

The Sustainability Champion Awards recognize individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond required duties in the creation and implementation of a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society.

Recipients will be honored at the 2010 Sustainable Opportunities Summit, and will receive special mention in the March 2010 issue of ColoradoBiz.

Visit cobizmag.com for more information and to download the nomination form. The deadline is 4 p.m., Jan. 14.

Hot Biz Deals

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  • The Sheraton Steamboat Resort has put together two fabulous ski packages to make it even more affordable to hit the slopes. As the area’s only ski-in, ski-out resort, Sheraton Steamboat Resort is offering the Champagne Powder Package and the Stay & Ski Package. Steamboat is open for skiing and snowboarding! To make a reservation or for more information, visit http://www.sheratonsteamboatresort.com/or call 1-800-325-3535.
  • Tired of the pressure to have a date for February 14th? In a relationship, but not the lovey-dovey type? Are you disgusted that Valentine’s Day displays go up before Christmas is even over? The Hotel Boulderado presents an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! Enjoy dancing, drinks, food and non-romantic comedies in the Boulderado Events Center on Saturday, February 13th as we explore an alternative to celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Regis University ColoradoBiz and The Sales Association - Colorado Chapter are proud to host the 25 Most Powerful Salespeople of Colorado Dinner & Executive Sales Panel made up of winners of the ColoradoBiz magazine's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople. In addition, you'll have the chance to meet the winners featured in the January 2010 issue of ColoradoBiz highlighting Colorado's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople! Register here for the dinner on January 27, 2010.