Market bottom or bounce? Local artists go national & video: biz ethics
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April 22, 2009
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Has the market bottomed or bounced?
Remember the 1963 movie, "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" staring Spencer Tracy, where a group of misfits race to find the Big "W" - an icon under which a large sum of money was buried? This movie could stand as a metaphor for the current state of the U.S. stock market. By Dominick Paoloni

Colorado artists' work featured in national ad campaign for Wacom
The works of Denver-based illustrator David Carron and Boulder-based photographer David Mejias are being showcased as part of a national advertising campaign for a digital pen tablet for photographers, designers and artists. By Patricia Kaowthumrong

How landscape architecture can boost real estate sales
Property owners and investors fortunate enough to be in cash-positive positions may find now is the ideal time to make improvements and upgrades to their holdings. Even modest exterior landscaping and hardscape projects can add visual, aesthetic and practical dimensions that transform a nondescript commercial property into a handsome and desirable acquisition. By Kim Douglas

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Guest column: Redefining 'disability'
The ADA prohibits employment discrimination against a qualified individual with a physical or mental "disability." This makes sense. Denying employment to a qualified candidate in a wheelchair because of a disability should be prohibited. By Theodore A. Olsen

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Colorado Business in Ethics Award: Robert Powell
Recipient of the Daniel L. Ritchie Award, Robert Powell spent 40 years as a successful businessman and founded Character Fort Collins.


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Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.

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