September 10, 2009
Holland & Hard LLP How to Outthink your Competition", The Broadmoor, Sept 16, 2009, 11:30-1:30. Luncheon presentation by Mark Sanborn, national best seller of "The Fred Factor". Unbelievable value: $25 for HSMAI members, $50 for non members. Tables of 10: $225 for members , $450 for nonmembers. Perfect for clients and staff! Click HERE to register: OR call 888-792-9770

Beer — Film — Music — Food — A&E

A&E best bets: Big-time rummage, leather goes glam, get your bear on
Find everything kids need at Just Between Friends, Denver's Largest Children's and Maternity Consignment Sale, with 60,000 gently used or new clothing, toys, shoes, bikes, slides, swings, cribs, bassinets, car seats, pack n plays, socks, nursing equipment, maternity clothing, outdoor play equipment, ride on toys - you name it. By Lisa Ryckman

The Boulder Acoustic Society brings ‘Punchline' to Red Rocks
OK, so I eventually got around to playing the Boulder Acoustic Society's fine new album - but I spent a lot of time playing with the packaging first. By Mike Cote

Dave on film: Snappy dialogue makes Extract a little sweeter
This week I've got one film to talk about, a funny movie in the theater about blue-collar workplaces. We should also wave goodbye to the summer blockbuster, because, well, all those kids with their disposable income are back in school now. There were some great films this summer, but a lot of flops, too. Just another year from Hollywood, right? By Dave Taylor

Argentina, here I come!
I've got this bad habit of only traveling when the trip looks "just so." I won't go on a cruise; I won't sign up for any travel agency's "group trip" -- particularly, "specific" trips like "singles trips" or "short, dyed-blond-haired people" trips. Really, I don't travel unless I've made some sort of connection with the locals before I book the trip. By Cathie Beck


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Breckenridge Brewery
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with the guys at Breckenridge Brewery about what's on tap and what's coming up - including Avalanche in a can.


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Balle Top Company is the most rigorous, important, and rewarding event of its kind. The mission of Top Company is to recognize Colorado's most outstanding businesses while providing for a tough but fair competition. Finalists and winners will be recognized at an Academy Award style gala luncheon at the DCPA Seawell Ballroom on September 15th, 2009. It's the perfect venue to celebrate organizational excellence with customers, prospects, employees, and business partners. Register now.