Innovation loves crisis, happy (laid-off) campers, Thredgold & podcasts: HealthGrades
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March 18, 2009
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23,000 lost jobs... every day
Painful February job losses are likely to be followed by something similar in March. As we approach mid-year, however, one would like to think that companies' layoffs will have largely run their course. By Jeff Thredgold

Laid off? Head to camp
Recent Colorado State University grad Chris Hutchins founded LaidOffCamp for "everyone who doesn't have a traditional job." LaidOffCamp offers conferences for the recently laid off and others to share experiences, network and, perhaps, find new opportunities. By Dan Ray

From the March issue

Rundles wrap-up: The Twilight Zone
Sure, the recession is a bad thing. But there are bright spots: smaller cars, more people on the light rail, the McMansion building boom has ceased and Starbucks is cheaper. By Jeff Rundles

Executive edge: Dale Mingilton
Dale Mingilton was recently named president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder, overseeing a $3.8 million annual budget, a staff of 40 and 7,500 accredited businesses. By Lynn Bronikowski

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Attention Women-Owned Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies. Click here. The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce and ColoradoBiz are hosting a reception for the companies that make the rankings, 5 to 6 p.m., April 30 at the Seawell Ballroom, 1101 13th St., Denver. Following the reception, the companies are invited to attend the annual Athena Award Gala at a discounted rate. For more information contact, (303)458-0220.


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Kristin Russell, vice president, Sun Microsystems
Kristin Russell, a vice president at Sun Microsystems, talks about the state of the technology industry in Colorado at CSIA's C-Level @ Mile High networking event.


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David Hicks of Golden-based HealthGrades
David Hicks, executive vice president of Golden-based HealthGrades, talks about his fast-growing company, which provides ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers.

Graham Russell of CORE on the Sustainable Opportunities Summit
Graham Russell of CORE Colorado talks about the Sustainable Opportunities Summit, which runs through Thursday at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Hot Biz Deals

  • Stay at Hotel Monaco Denver to take advantage of its "Sweet Tax Relief" package including sales tax-free deluxe overnight accommodations, a tax-free meal for two Panzano and candy bar treats, too, beginning at $175 per night. Visit or call (800) 990-1303 for reservations April 1-30.
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  • Warwick Denver Hotel is offering two special packages for meeting planners. Contact the hotel at (303) 832-0318 or to learn more.
  • KBCO has relaunched its "I Ski with KBCO" promotion. Check for the latest lodging and ski deals.

See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

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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