January 28, 2010
Colorado Companies to Watch COLORADO COMPANIES TO WATCH is accepting nominations for the 2nd Annual Awards. NOMINATE THE COMPANIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY BEFORE FEBRUARY 5, 2010.

Go to www.colorado.companiestowatch.org and click NOMINATE

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Dave on film: haunted by The Lovely Bones
This week's films are both pretty dark subjects. One's all about murder, death, the afterlife and justice directed by Peter Jackson, who you might know for a little series called Lord of the Rings.
By Dave Taylor

Eric Bibb and the blue guitar
The story of how acoustic bluesman Eric Bibb took temporary possession of Booker "Bukka" White's guitar certainly makes for an inspiring tale.
By Mike Cote

Best bets: behind the specialty shop doors, marvelous Marvin and chocolate for vets
The World's Largest Apres Ski and Ride Party rocks restaurants, bars and clubs all over downtown Denver, with many of the top ski resorts pairing up with their favorite hot spots. Dining deals, parties and prizes aplenty.
By Lisa Ryckman

Help for Haiti

The nonprofit humanitarian relief group Project C.U.R.E. is accepting donations of first aid and hygiene supplies to help Haiti in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake. Donations can be sent to or dropped off at Project C.U.R.E. distribution centers in four cities nationwide: Denver, Phoenix, Nashville and Houston. To assist with transportation costs for medical relief supplies, Project C.U.R.E. seeks the support of individuals, groups, and organizations who are interested in contributing to relief efforts in Haiti. Donations can be made online here or by cash, check or credit card.

The Better Business Bureau serving Denver/Boulder advises that giving to charities to help Haiti through text message can be safe and easy — but you should still use caution. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has compiled a list of relief groups that meet BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.

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Fire and glass
A look at B&B Glass, whose owners have been vendors at the National Western Stock Show for 30 years.

Hot Biz Deals

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  • Tired of the pressure to have a date for February 14th? In a relationship, but not the lovey-dovey type? Are you disgusted that Valentine’s Day displays go up before Christmas is even over? The Hotel Boulderado presents an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! Enjoy dancing, drinks, food and non-romantic comedies in the Boulderado Events Center on Saturday, February 13th as we explore an alternative to celebrating Valentine’s Day.
CEBA SEATS ARE LIMITED! Please join us for a candid and dynamic panel discussion on February 4, 2010 when Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance launches the new Ethics in Leadership Series (click here for details). Moderated by: Mike Cote, Editor, ColoradoBiz Magazine. Distinguished panel: Mario Carrera, Vice President and General Manage, Entravision Communications Corporation; Steven W. Farber, President and Founding Partner, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck; Ding-Wen Hsu, Co-owner and President, Pacific Western Technologies Ltd.; Lisa Schomp, President and CEO, Ralph Schomp Automotive. Sponsored by Berenbaum Weinshienk, ColoradoBiz, Rocky Mountain PBS, and Ryden & Associates Integrated Marketing.