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February 4, 2010

ColoradoBiz P2 Update

Glenwood Hot Springs BLOW OFF SOME STEAM at your next meeting
Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge includes complimentary pool admission to the World¹s Largest Hot Springs pool! Book a meeting with rooms for January, February or March and receive complimentary meeting space, coffee service and a Spa Treatment at our Spa of the Rockies..a great way to let all the stress go! Meeting space accommodates up to 40 ppl, minimum of 10 rooms booked. Call Ann Denney at # 970-945-3339  970-945-3339 or e-mail


Politics & Policy

Software tax: eroding the 5 pillars of economic development

The new tax would be imposed on purchases of software made by all businesses, hitting the high-tech sector hardest. The sales tax could send shock waves through an industry which currently contributes more than $1 billion to the state's tax coffers. By William Mueldener

Way to grow!

The U.S. economy grew at a 5.7 percent rate during 2009's final quarter, the strongest growth pace since the third quarter of 2003. It would be great if that were a clear indication of what to expect regarding the 2010 economy. By Jeff Thredgold

Give the kids a chance

Children of undocumented parents who have attended Colorado schools their whole lives, earned good grades and stayed out of trouble are a vital component of this job market. We just need to give them a chance. By The Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 GBank - ticket to a global vision

The National Infrastructure Bank is making a lot of noise inside the Beltway. Not difficult to imagine why. Here is another big-ticket item that is bound to keep lobbyists and politicians in hyperbole mode for months. By Thomas Frey

Read a chapter from Just Like Us, a book about the lives of four Mexican girls coming to age in Denver, by the city's First Lady, Helen Thorpe. The excerpt is available at until Feb. 12.


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Community Calendar


Find out more about the Feb. 8 event sponsored by Colorado CareerConnect, a group for executive and professional job seekers. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.


Wanted: Nominations for Top 100 Women-Owned Companies 

Nominate your firm for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies slated for the May issue. Submission deadline: March 19





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.


On ColoradoBiz TV

Insights from Cole


Attorney Cole Finegan, managing partner at Hogan & Hartson,  talks about the upcoming governor's race and why he supports John Hickenlooper.


See more ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on business
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how business affects your life. You can also find them online at


ColoradoBiz Podcasts

Top 25 salesperson Cindy Hughes
Cindy Hughes, outside account manager for the Colorado region at Systems Technology Associates Inc. in Centennial, talks about the sales secrets that helped make her one of ColoradoBiz's Top 25 Salespeople.

Help for Haiti

The nonprofit humanitarian relief group Project C.U.R.E. is accepting donations of first aid and hygiene supplies to help Haiti in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake. Donations can be sent to or dropped off at Project C.U.R.E. distribution centers in four cities nationwide: Denver, Phoenix, Nashville and Houston. To assist with transportation costs for medical relief supplies, Project C.U.R.E. seeks the support of individuals, groups, and organizations who are interested in contributing to relief efforts in Haiti. Donations can be made online here or by cash, check or credit.

The Better Business Bureau serving Denver/Boulder advises that giving to charities to help Haiti through text messages can be safe and easy - but you should still use caution. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has compiled a list of relief groups that meet BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.


Call for ATHENA Award Nominations

Do you know an outstanding woman who strives toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment? A co-worker, a neighbor, your boss, your mentor, yourself?  Don't miss the opportunity to nominate someone for the Athena Award!

The deadline for nominations is February 8.
Go here for award criteria and nomination form.

Need more company visibility?
Give your company added exposure by donating to the silent auction.
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Hot Biz Deals

  •       OPERATION BLANKET: Sears customers are invited to show their support for homeless veterans and donate gently used blankets through Feb. 18. For each blanket donated, customers will receive a coupon for 20 percent savings on any one home fashion or home décor item, or a coupon for 10 percent savings on any one housewares, luggage or furniture item (mattresses excluded). Go here to find the drop-off closest to you. 
  • 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. To make a reservation or for more information, visit 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.




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