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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
Create demand with your brand
Consider whether your brand offer has become diluted as you’ve tried to market to broader audiences during a sluggish economy. Perhaps you’ve lost integrity in the brand vision and promise you set out to serve your core market? By Lida Citroen

Where emotional intelligence meets LinkedIn
A key emotional intelligence trait found in great salespeople is assertiveness.  Assertiveness involves the ability to communicate clearly and specifically, while at the same time being sensitive to the needs of others.  Let’s “link” the dots. By Merit Gest

Highrises and high hopes
The Highland neighborhood might be a real estate hot spot, but in its early days, residents couldn’t give their land away. By Nora Caley

   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Executive edge: John Ikard
Fresh out of Colorado State University with a degree in psychology, John Ikard answered a newspaper ad for a job in banking, thinking he'd do it for a year or so. Thirty-two years later, he's still at Lakewood-based FirstBank Holding Co. By Lynn Bronikowski

We're looking for Colorado's Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals, businesspeople age 21 to 39 who are creating game-changing technologies, business strategies, products and services. If you know a young person who is making a difference in business while making a difference in the lives of others, tell us about them! We will recognize the Top 25 finalists in our October issue.

Find out more about The Diversity in Business reception on July 24. And check out ColoradoBiz's other events or submit your own.

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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
UMB's Ross
ColoradoBiz's Gigi Sukin talks to Chris Ross, UMB's senior VP of Treasury Management, about what his division and current banking trends.

 ColoradoBiz Podcasts

Guess who turns 40 this year?
A chat with the Business Unconventional hosts about ColoradoBiz Magazine's 40th anniversary.
 See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7
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