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November 17, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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CSDA winners by category: Sustainable Communities
First place: Geos Net-Zero Energy Neighborhood -- Geos will be the largest net-zero energy, urban mixed-use neighborhood in the United States. Earth and sun power will completely sustain the community’s energy needs.

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How to be a true leader
Positions of leadership rarely are filled by true leaders. To begin with, there are very few true leaders. And rarely are the decision-makers knowledgeable about true leadership. By Larry Valant

Forming a green team
Small company that can't allocate anyone to sustainability planning? Large company that has only one person assigned? Either way, creating a team to support your green initiatives can be effective. By K.J. McCorry

On the sunny side of the law
Even if you hadn't thought about installing solar panels on your building before, the right amount of sunshine should have enterprising solar developers at your doorstep with a variety of agreements to sign.
By Giji John

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Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Family-Owned Companies in Colorado that will run in the February issue. Companies must be based in Colorado and in the family for at least two generations or likely to be. Family members must be active in management of the company. Deadline for entry is Jan. 3, 2010. Go here to nominate your company online, or go here for a ballot you can fill out and mail in.


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Hats from the heart
It's hats off to Patton Boggs LLP, and hats on for 350 kids at Garden Place Elementary -- a festive example of business supporting education with time, money and yarn.


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Hot Biz Deals

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  • Go buy the book! Stay at Denver’s historic Oxford Hotel for a discounted rate of $79 through the fall in support of this year’s One Book, One Denver program. The hotel will donate 20 percent of that rate to buy more copies of this year’s selection, To Kill a Mockingbird, which will be given to the Denver Public Library. To book the One Book, One Denver room rate at The Oxford Hotel, please phone (800) 228-5838, or visit The special rate is valid for stays Friday-Sunday nights through Dec. 30, 2009, based on availability.
CSU Denver MBA Join BMA at the B2B Seen Party on Nov 19th, with "Top Chef" food, free beer and wine, plus an awesome silent auction to benefit Denver's food charities. All for $45 per person at Palazzo Verdi.