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Legalized marijuana and the real estate finance dilemma
Colorado’s legalization of marijuana is creating more complexity in an already stressed banking community. This now flourishing industry is sorely in need of banking services and is willing to pay well for space. By Andrew Folkerth and J. Marcus Painter

A cloud-driven power shift
You might have heard that the inevitable shift by corporate America to cloud computing will spell the end of the traditional information technology (IT) department. That’s not quite true. But the switch to cloud computing will strip IT of its traditional gatekeeper role. By Jeremy King

Best of CoBiz: The seven-second sales test
Most people fail to make a strong first impression, and salespeople are no exception. It's not that we're not interesting, charming or knowledgeable, it's because we don't convey that quickly enough, which makes us forgettable. And to be forgettable is a cardinal sin. By Julie Hansen

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