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January 28, 2009
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Top rules for online networking
In a down economy, job-search contacts are in hot demand. Online networking is a great way to move the ball forward in your job-search efforts. Here are a few key tips -- and pitfalls to avoid -- to make online networking work for you. By Liz Ryan

State makes push for bioscience
Bioscience has become a major economic driver in Colorado. The state ranked 11th in the nation for bioscience venture capital investments between 2002 and 2007. Perhaps even more impressive is that over the same time period the state’s bioscience industry grew by 5.5 percent, faster than the national average of 3.1 percent. By Dan Ray

Jumping the curve: Bioscience a bright spot in Colorado economy
With the economy in the dumps and job losses piling up across all sectors, bioscience is clearly a bright spot for Colorado. In August, Gov. Bill Ritter approved $26.5 million in additional funding for biotech grants over the next five years, and some companies jumping the curve now are seeing funding dollars roll in. By Rebecca Cole

Executive wheels: 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV
The newly redesigned 2009 Maxima is finally the kind of car a flagship design ought to be. This 7th generation Maxima is larger – it used to be a mid-sized sedan; now it’s classified as full size – and gets some solid styling and luxury appointments that were scrimped on before. By Jeff Rundles


On ColoradoBiz TV

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Jeff Thredgold, Vetra Bank economist
Jeff Thredgold, president of Thredgold Economic Associates and economist for Vectra Bank, predicts the economy will not improve until the fourth quarter. He also talks about the increased value of education in our ever-changing global economy.


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Patty Silverstein, Development Research Partners and economist for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.
Economist Patty Silverstein, of Development Research Partners and an economist for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., shares her insights about developments around the state, including the housing market and agriculture.

Hot Biz Deals

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  • Monarch Ski and Snowboard area extended their value-added offer for shopping in the quaint historic community until the end of February. Spend $75 shopping, dining or at the spa and receive a free companion lift ticket for Monarch Mountain. Visit to find coupons for steep discounts at area stores.
  • Get $5 off on tickets to the smash hit comedy, "Defending the Caveman." To reserve discount tickets, call the Box Office at 303-309-3773 and mention code KMI. Limit 6 tickets; not valid for 8 p.m. shows on Fridays and Saturdays or with any other offer.
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