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April 28, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update

Today in ColoradoBiz Update

An insider's guide to managing your message

With fear of public speaking the number one phobia over death, fear of a press interview or facing angry consumers runs a close second for many managers and business executives. By Esty Atlas

How your social media may be killing your brand

Many firms are beginning to realize that all their time and money spent devising and implementing such an approach has not only failed to produce measurable results, but also damaged their own brand equity in the process. By Tony Felice

Five  great tips for dealing with stress in sales

If you are dependent on closing sales to feed your family, there can be a tremendous amount of stress -- and it returns month after month after month. By Merit Gest

Cracking Denver's new zoning code

For more than five years, Denver's City Council, planning department and hundreds of volunteers have been crafting a new zoning code to replace the current cobbled-together rule book. By Stephen Titus

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    Hot Biz Deals 

    • Viceroy Snowmass invites Colorado residents to celebrate springtime in the mountains, with special Springtime in Snowmass deals from April 12  to June 16. Room rates start at $95 for a studio residence. The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass is also offering savings on all massages, facials, rituals and manicure/pedicures., or call 1.888.328.1724
    • Willowfly Anglers, an ORVIS-endorsed fly fishing outfitter based at Three Rivers Resort in Almont, has teamed up with the resort to offer three great packages. Enjoy some great spring fishing and a discount on an all-day guided fly fishing trip from now until May 15 when staying two nights or more. Lodging will be discounted with nightly rates from $52. Call (888) 761-FISH for the details or visit or
    • 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. Please visit to print your tour pass.
    • SPRING DEALS! 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.
    • 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.