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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
You've got a brand new shiny diploma in your hands, and you're ready to start work? Let Uncle John offer some reality about the big, bad world out there. By John Heckers    
Transitioning away from your business is one of your biggest decisions. Don't guess at it. By Marty Koenig 
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
Train a-comin' -- getting onboard 
In 2004, Regional Transportation District General Manager Phillip Washington was tasked to take an already successful Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/ Small Business Enterprise Program
to another level. By Eric Peterson


 Wanted: The best of GenXYZ!
ColoradoBiz wants to celebrate the young entrepreneurs of the 21st century, from the CEOs of freshly minted startups to professionals helping established companies adapt and thrive in a new marketplace. We're looking for the 21- to 39-year-olds who are creating game-changing technologies, business strategies, products and services that will shape the next generation of business. We will recognize the Top 25 finalists in our October issue and at our 2nd Annual GenXYZ event on September 29 at Mile High Station. Submit your nominatons today!

Who are Colorado's Sustainable Design visionaries? You tell us!
The Colorado Sustainable Design Awards (CSDA) is a statewide program recognizing outstanding sustainable design in residential, commercial and civic buildings and master planned communities. Award Categories include: Residential architecture, Commercial architecture. Civic architecture, Sustainable Communities and Interior Design. Submit your nominations by August 30!    
We're looking for a few great business leaders!
Junior Achievement and The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce want the best in business – past or present – for the 2012 Colorado Business Hall of Fame! Nominations are due July 15. Go here for the selection criteria and the laureate nomination form.   
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An expert in social media talks about strategy, planning and measurable results. 
Top 250 Private Companies: Is Yours One? 
Submit your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the state’s Top 250 Private Companies that will be featured in the October issue. Deadline for entry: July 22
ColoradoBiz is proud to present the 17th Annual Diversity in Business Breakfast in the Seawell Ballroom on July 13. We will be honoring the Minority Businessperson of the Year and Business Diversity Corporation of the Year. Find out more, and register today!   
See who's speaking at the monthly luncheons on Aug. 2 and Sept. 13.  Read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section!  
Community Calendar
Find out more about the IP5280's 6th Annual Climbing for Kids on Aug. 12. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
Mile High memories
Publisher Bart Taylor and CoBiz columnist Stewart Schley look back at the origins of Invesco at Mile High, 10 years later.