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Don’t miss best-selling author and personal finance columnist Jane Bryant Quinn at the Building Business Excellence Speaker Series luncheon, Jan. 19. Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. $40. Presented by the Monfort College of Business at UNC.  For tickets visit www.uncalumni.org/Events. For more information call 303-260-6286.
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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
Many companies have developed a risk-averse approach to business. In doing this, they shy away from two key actions that drive innovation. By Julie Williamson
 
Myron "Micky" Miller is a third-generation Coloradan, and for that and other reasons, he's still delighted, grateful and a little awed to be here. By David Lewis
 
If you’re unemployed, 2011 is your year to remedy that little problem. Here are a few New Year’s tips to help. By John Heckers
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA

Dave on film: Look for Jolie and Johnny on DVD
It's a Hollywood adage that star power isn't enough to rescue a daft film, but The Tourist almost proves it wrong, with a beautiful Angelina Jolie outshining a dull, humorless Johnny Depp. By Dave Taylor

 
Is your family business the best?
Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 50 Family Owned Companies in the February issue!
                                    
                  Seeking sustainability superstars! 
 
The 2011 Sustainability Champion Awards recognize business teams that have gone above and beyond to create a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society. Nominate a team today, or find out more about the award or how to become a judge. Nominations are due by Jan. 6. For more information, contact Natalia Korobova at natalia@corecolorado.org.
 
 
 
 
The Association for Corporate Growth
  Learn more about the Corporate Executive Breakfast: Power of Peer Collaboration  on Jan. 26. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. 
 
 
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
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ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with the inventor of the first solar-powered bulb.
 

Outstanding women wanted
The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment and forge leadership paths for other women to follow. Nominate an outstanding woman today -- deadline: Feb. 4. And find out more about the 2011 Athena Awards gala on April 28. 
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
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Dave Taylor and two other emedia experts talk about the implications and potential dangers of Wikileaks.
See more CoBiz stories on Channel 7
 
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how business affects your life. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com   
 
 
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Do you have what it takes? Join the ranks of the most outstanding companies in the state! Colorado Companies to Watch recognizes high-performing, second-stage companies headquartered in our state.  Nominations open through Jan. 28, 2011. Learn more at: www.Colorado.CompaniesToWatch.org.
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