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Join us on February 21, 2011 for Soup for the Soul, a unique and heart-warming event to support Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice. More than 15 of Denver’s best restaurants will be ladling up soups and appetizers for guests.
   Today in ColoradoBiz P2 Update
A standing O for the biz gov
Gov. John Hickenlooper recently told a CACI audience that his Administration wants to lighten the regulatory burden on businesses so they can create jobs and prosper. By The Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry

A rosier economic outlook
Good news! The U.S. economy is now showing more signs of self-sustaining growth. By Jeff Thredgold

Wandering in the unemployment wilderness
Searching for a job was like hollering across a great divide and hearing the echo of my own voice. Very few employers even bothered to respond, By Mark McCloud
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Handling the hate
The polarization of our country is being done so a few agitators can get rich by making people’s blood boil. Don’t let their profit ruin yours! By John Heckers 


 Wanted: Colorado Woman Business Owners!

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies ranking that will appear in the May issue. Rankings will be based on 2010 sales. Submission deadline: March 19. 


  Outstanding women wanted 
The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment and forge leadership paths for other women to follow. Nominate an outstanding woman today -- deadline: Feb. 4. And find out more about the 2011 Athena Awards gala on April 28. 
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Former Gov. Bill Ritter talks about his new job at CSU. 
CEBA’s Ethics in Leadership Series:
Healthcare in the U.S.: Right, Responsibility, or Road to Ruin?
CEBA will host a robust discussion of health care reform's impact on Colorado business on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Marriott City Center in Denver. $25/includes continental breakfast. 
Call the CEBA office at 303-283-6002 to register or write to
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Dave Taylor and two other high-tech experts talk about the explosion of customization with apps.
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List your charity event in our golf guide  

The ColoradoBiz 2011 Golf Planner's Guide, coming in April, includes a listing of charity golf tournaments. To submit info on your event, contact Christy Markley at by Feb. 7. To advertise in this special section, contact Sylvia Harmon at or (303) 662-5225 by March 4.