How to get good press, great credit & a nonstop flight to Tokyo
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May 13, 2009
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The secrets to getting your message out
What do editors and reporters look for? Today, resources are slim to none as assignment editors wait for "breaking news." Catching press attention (in the way that you want it) takes perseverance, creativity and occasional humor. By Esty Atlas

The five C's of credit, plus one
Many business owners could use a better understanding of the criteria banks consider before lending money. Most people will tell you that "credit" is the basis, but today, more than ever, bankers should revisit "the five C's" of credit to make more thorough and well-rounded decisions. By Michele Falivene

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Attention Minority-Owned Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies, to be published in the July issue. Click here for the entry form.

In this month's issue

Rundles wrap-up: Suckers
To me, there is always a silver lining, and in this current recession - the Daddy of all recessions in my lifetime - there are a few bright spots, including the growing universal knowledge of the Ponzi scheme. By Jeff Rundles

Colorado Cool Stuff: Barbara Sears Nelson handbags
Barbara Sears Nelson was first entranced by the potential of fiber optics in fashion in the late 1980s while she worked as a ski instructor in Aspen. But her idea sat on the shelf until she launched her luminescent handbag line in 2005. By Eric Peterson

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Kim Day, aviation manager at Denver International Airport, part 2
Kim Day, aviation manager for Denver Interational Airport, on getting a nonstop flight to Tokyo, plus a look at the Continental jet fire that occurred on a DIA runway.


ColoradoBiz Podcast

Behind the scenes at Smashburger
Denver-based Smashburger explains the cooking process it's using to attract fans of gourmet burgers.

Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.

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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on "The Road to Recovery"
As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping - and succeeding - despite the downturn. Look for new installments of "The Road to Recovery" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at

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