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May 11, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update

Today in ColoradoBiz Update

Crocs get props in Iron Man 2

Drop your socks and grab your Crocs -- the funky plastic shoe from Niwot is getting some props from the blockbuster movie of the summer. By Mike Cote

Athena Award finalist: Robin Heller

You could say Robin Heller's got bounce. In her 22 years at Western Union and its former parent company, First Data, she's changed jobs 21 times. By Mike Cote

An insider's guide to managing your message: part 3

Speculative questions are the most slippery in all of news reporting. Listen closely. Anything that asks you to make a prediction or guess is speculative. By Esty Atlas

Read part 1 and part 2 of Esty's latest series.

Can you pass the Hallway Test?

What is that? Simply my ability to look everyone in the eye when we pass in the hallway. If I can pass someone in the hall, look them in the eye with no discomfort, I have passed. By Larry Valant

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Community Calendar


Find out more about the Startup Junkie Underground: Doing Business in India moderated by ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote on May 17. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.


 We want to know what you'd publish if you were planning editorial for ColoradoBiz - and tell us in person on Wednesday, May 19!

Come meet the editorial staff of ColoradoBiz and pitch us some story ideas about your business or business in general.  In attendance:

  • Editor Mike Cote
  • Managing Editor Mike Taylor 
  • Associate Editor/Online Lisa Ryckman

Register here. Hope to see you on May 19!

Colorado's Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies in July. Nomination deadline: May 21, 2010


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Athena Award finalist: Robin Heller

A profile of Robin Heller, one of this year's four Athena Award finalists. (One in a series of five videos produced for the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce by Littleton-based Creative Touch Video Services



Nominate your company!


Find out what it takes to be a ColoradoBiz Top Company from CoBiz Publisher Bart Taylor and UMB CEO Mariner Kemper.

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When worlds collide: Google, China and personal freedom

A chat with Dave Taylor and friends about the web's potential impact on people in countries where information is controlled by the government.

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