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Maybe it was the self-induced pressure to make this year even better than last year. Maybe it was the barrage of costume mega-stores that pop up where a failed JCPenney’s used to stand.  Or maybe my glycemic index was sluggish and I just wasn’t feeling like myself.  Snickers, stat! Last night, while visions of candy corn danced in my head, I was visited by three Halloween ghosts: Past, Present and Yet to Come.  A peek into my nocturnal adventures. By Laura Cook Newman

 
Four things to know about health care reform
On average, small firms pay more in health care costs than large firms – in fact, according to Mountain States Employers Council, 72 percent of small businesses that offer health care coverage struggle to afford it.  But there’s good news: under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 90,000 small businesses in Colorado could be eligible for tax credits to help make coverage more affordable. By Ryan Sarni
 
 
GenXYZ winner: Matt Rowe
"I’ve had some great successes, but I’ve had some failures. I had a failure that was a test to my marriage and my own self-worth, where I thought, ‘Maybe I just suck and I should pull the plug.’ But the next thing I ask the job candidate who says they’ve been humbled is, ‘What happened because of it?’ I’m looking for someone who can learn, and who can be a problem-solver." By Maria Martin

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Best of CoBiz: The one culture practice everyone needs
Culture is a fancy word for "how we work together to achieve our business goals." If people work in your business, you suffer a form of "BPMD" - business multiple personality disorder. BPMD is the ability of certain personalities to dominate, take over, play favorites or run hidden agendas. We have seen over and over how one particular practice has singularly become a transformational element of an organization or team's ability to execute better. By Lisa Jackson
 
 
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 A movie-themed celebration benefiting Jewish Family Service
Monday, December 2, 2013/The Ellie Caulkins Opera House
                          Starring our Honorees:
Norman Brownstein/Kal Zeff Business Leader of the Year
Rabbi Steven and the Honorable State Senator Joyce Foster/Jack Shapiro Community Service Award

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