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August 26, 2009
 
ColoradoBiz Update
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In this month's issue

State of the state: Finance
It was a good idea from good businesspeople, but it came in a bad economy. James and Tina Pachorek were well on their way to opening the second location of their Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café. Then the money that had been promised was no longer there. By Jay Dedrick

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Employment verification rules changing
Last year, the federal government added the E-Verify Program, which goes into effect on September 8. The new program will change how some businesses determine employment eligibility. By Charles Lucy and John Scorsine

Secretary of Agriculture’s visit raises questions in Colorado
Colorado’s farmers and ranchers are puzzling over whether a new push to limit emissions of greenhouse gases will benefit them. The proposed cap-and-trade would effectively impose a price on emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases. By Allen Best

Traveling to our nation’s capital
Robert Polk recently went to our nation’s capital to attend meetings sponsored by the American Society of Travel Agents. He was happy to be in Washington, D.C. – but says the National Mall could use some help.

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Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce CEO Kelly Brough
Kelly Brough takes over as CEO and president of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 1. Brough, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s chief of staff, talks about how she’ll make the leap from public service to the private sector.

 

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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 TheDenverChannel.com.

Hot Biz Deals

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