Me branding, Web recruiting, Madoff's motivation & video: Smashburger
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May 4, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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Web-based recruiting: $522 million industry in U.S.
It's not just Millennials who are benefiting from the networking and convenience social media offer to recruiters and candidates alike. An increasing percentage of senior-level candidates is also adopting Web 2.0 to network and job-search. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Madoffs and Merrimans abound
We may never know what truly motivates thieves like Bernie Madoff and Denver's own Shawn Merriman, but we do know that, ultimately, every investment strategy fails. The question is: How many advisors will resort to Ponzi schemes to cover their tracks? By Stephen Mauzy

The secrets to "What's in it for me?" branding?
By better understanding what triggers people's hearts and minds, you learn to define the image you need to present to your customers. And that kind of grassroots, targeted marketing can be done affordably. By Etsy Atlas

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Power & passion
Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce celebrates excellence, leadership and community service. This year's Athena Award finalists are high-ranking professionals who care about their communities - and help other women achieve success. By ColoradoBiz staff

Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies

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Best of ColoradoBiz TV: Smashburger
Watch ColoradoBiz's most popular video to date: a look at what makes the "smash" in Smashburger. ColoradoBiz unlocks the mystery behind how the Colorado burger chain cooks its meat.


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

Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
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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