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September 23, 2009
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Green acres: Colorado resorts embrace sustainable practices
Colorado sustainability advocates boast that the state — now well within striking distance of its highly publicized competitors — is already setting the precedent other regions seek to emulate. By Susanna Speier

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Rule to work – and live – by
Back in the day, I had the privilege of working with a truly outstanding CEO, and perhaps the best business leader I have known: King David Shwayder, Chief Executive Officer of Samsonite Corp. King really was his first name and he practiced the Golden Rule every day. By Lawrence Valant

The top 5 biggest problems of laid-off execs – and how to fix them
I have come to the conclusion that executives who lose their jobs instantly develop a number of conditions that could seriously hamper their chances of ever getting hired again. By John Heckers

The 12-step plan for a failing restaurant
You’ve never been more challenged personally and professionally. Your credit is tapped, a bank loan is out of the question, and you simply can’t ask anyone for more money. When everything is considered, just shutting the doors and walking away looks pretty good. By Kevin Moll

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Imagiplay: changing the world a toy at a time
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  • Go buy the book! Stay at Denver’s historic Oxford Hotel for a discounted rate of $79 through the fall in support of this year’s One Book, One Denver program. The hotel will donate 20 percent of that rate to buy more copies of this year’s selection, To Kill a Mockingbird, which will be given to the Denver Public Library. To book the One Book, One Denver room rate at The Oxford Hotel, please phone (800) 228-5838, or visit The special rate is valid for stays Friday-Sunday nights through Dec. 30, 2009, based on availability.
  • The JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek wants to thank all of the teachers and school administrators who dedicate countless hours to educating our children with the Half Price for Teachers discount program. All teachers and administrators can take 50 percent off their nightly room rate at the JW Marriott Denver through the end of 2009. Rates start at $99 on weekends and $149 for weekdays. Call 866-706-7814 or visit for details. Use rate code: D3Q.
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