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spacerJanuary 27, 2011 marks the 22nd annual Colorado Business Hall of Fame.
More than 100 exceptional business leaders have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and this year is no different. The inspiring business leaders proudly being inducted into the 2011 class of the Colorado Business Hall of Fame are Charlie Gallagher, Walter Imhoff, Myron “Micky” Miller, Mary Ann Padilla, and Bob Young.
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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
Two issues have led to the economic contraction we faced a couple of years ago and still have not been resolved. Here's what they are -- and what they mean. By Bill Greiner
 
The Fed: navigating uncharted economic waters
The Federal Reserve's high-stakes "roll of the dice" to keep deflation at bay remains largely on track. Where we go from here remains the subject of intense By Jeff Thredgold
 
Colorado's legislative leaders opened the session with speeches to their respective chambers. Here are excerpts focusing on issues important to business. By The Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Health care reform: a win-win for small biz
Sharp rhetoric attacking  health care reform may get headlines, but it does nothing to lower the cost of health insurance for America’s 28 million small businesses. By John Arensmeyer
 
The Park People hosts a public forum for Denver mayoral candidates, Wednesday, January 26, 5:30-7 p.m., at Denver Botanic Gardens.The focus will be Denver’s parks, open space and urban forest. The event is free. For more information, call The Park People at 303-722-6262 or visit www.theparkpeople.org.
 
                                             
CEBA’s Ethics in Leadership Series:
Healthcare in the U.S.: Right, Responsibility, or Road to Ruin?
To kick off its Ethics in Leadership Series, CEBA will host a robust discussion of the issues surrounding healthcare reform's impact on Colorado business.Please join us 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.
 
 
 The Association for Corporate Growth
  Learn more about the Corporate Executive Breakfast: Power of Peer Collaboration  on Jan. 26. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. 
 
 
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Editor Mike Cote chats with Denver mayoral hopeful James Mejia about his campaign, plans to recruit business and the push to get banks to start lending again.
 
List your charity event in our golf guide
 
The ColoradoBiz 2011 Golf Planner's Guide, coming in April, will include a listing of charity golf tournaments. To submit information on your event, contact Christy Markley at cmarkley@cobizmag.com by Feb. 7. To advertise in this special section, contact Sylvia Harmon at sharmon@cobizmag.com or (303) 662-5225 by March 4.
 

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. 
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
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Dave Taylor and two other emedia experts talk about the implications and potential dangers of Wikileaks.
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KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how business affects your life. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com   
 
 
spacer 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. spacer