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March 18, 2010

ColoradoBiz P2 Update

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Today in ColoradoBiz Politics & Policy Update

The end of prisons?

People coming out of prison are worse than when they went in. There are no ways of measuring the toll it takes on society and individuals -- the relationships it severs, the dreams it shatters, the cost of opportunities lost. By Tom Frey

Halfway there, legislators have to prioritize

The General Assembly has reached the halfway point of its session, a milestone some thought too long in coming. By the Colorado BioScience Association

Positive growth on tap for 2010

Positive but less impressive growth seems on tap during 2010, with the economy still fighting the "headwinds" of housing and commercial real estate anxiety, high unemployment and consumer angst. By Jeff Thredgold

About the business of charity

Charitable organizations teach us how change can occur through generosity and dedication to a mission. But nonprofit organizations also apply principles of business excellence every day. By David Miller

Forget the Dems -- let's talk GOP

On the Democrats' side, we can't really declare either Bennet or Romanoff to be a "Winner" or a "Loser" from last night. But that doesn't mean there wasn't a lot to discuss on the Republican side, so let's get to it... By

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    Election 2010: Bennet vs. Romanoff, round 2

    This is part two of a three-part debate between incumbent U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff for the Democratic primary. The event was moderated by Aaron Harber. "Colorado Election 2010" features the only formal televised debate to date between Bennet and Romanoff.



    Election 2010: Andrew Romanoff


    ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote chats with Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff about his bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.


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    Tomorrow is the final day to nominate a Top 100 Women-Owned Company! 

    Nominate your firm for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies slated for the May issue. Submission deadline: March 19

    Hot Biz Deals

    • Tour the sustainable restaurant scene in Denver this April during the Green Route Restaurant Tour! Each participating restaurant is a member of Denver's Green Route, a green map for the City of Denver All tours are complimentary and will feature special appetizer and drink specials and the opportunity to meet with the owners and chefs. A tour pass is required and is available for starting Monday, March 22.  Please visit to print your pass and to view what each restaurant will be offering.
    • SPRING BREAK DEALS! Book now for sunny, warmer days of incredible skiing and boarding! Telluride Resort Lodging is now offering half off select available lodging for the rest of this ski season. Rates now starting as low as $107 per night. Some restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new reservations only. Minimum night stay required. Go to, or call 800.778.8581. Discover why Telluride skiing is unmatched in North America!
    • Get two tickets for $38 -- the price of one -- to see Brazillian guitarist Marcus Tardelli at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Find other great 2-for-1 offers here.
    • The Sheraton Steamboat Resort has put together two fabulous ski packages to make it even more affordable to hit the slopes. As the area's only ski-in, ski-out resort, Sheraton Steamboat Resort is offering the Champagne Powder Package and the Stay & Ski Package. To make a reservation or for more information, visit call 1-800-325-3535.
    • Hit the links at the Broadmoor! Its 5-star Golf Getaway includes accommodations, full breakfast, one round of golf including cart, locker, club storage and range balls for $233 per person per night based on double occupancy. Plus earn resort credit from $75 to $300 depending on length of stay. Through April 30.