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Ninety-five percent of companies fail in their first five years. Each year, the Colorado Companies to Watch Gala Awards Dinner recognizes 50 Colorado companies that overcame those odds. It’s probably the most exciting and inspiring business event of the year. Fifty high-growth companies, with exuberant, shouting teams at each table, are recognized for their success by an enthusiastic audience of hundreds of people, including former award winners. They’ve grown from seed (meaning funded by friends, family and credit card) to second stage (where they’ve moved up to bank and investor funding). By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

 
While Gucci, Lamborghini, Absolut and Dior all represent premium brands, they each have something else in common. They lack a sense of place. Premium hotels attract a customer base that all top brands are eager to align themselves with. Well-balanced hotel operations of the past are being replaced by the great imbalance. Yesteryear's cookie-cutter approach to designing hotels is being swapped out for one-of-a-kind designs that highly leverage the strengths and identity of the local community. By Tom Frey
 

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Shortly after UrgentRx started up, David Bentley, a retired airline pilot, suffered a heart attack while skiing and was administered UrgentRx Critical Care Aspirin by a ski patroller. Bentley credits the UrgentRx product for helping save his life. The on-the-go medication is credited for helping save the lives of more than 14 people and is carried by EMT/ski patrol units across the country. By Mike Taylor
 

 
 
 
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