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Engineers! Learn how to select the right optical detector for your application with a half-day seminar from technology leader Hamamatsu Photonics. Sponsored by the Colorado Photonics Industry Association. Three locations, Nov. 19 to 21. Go here for info and registration.  
   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Life is all about having ideas—and getting others to buy into them. Sales and marketing are things we do daily whether it’s getting little Charlene to eat her spinach, asking the boss for a raise, or convincing a Greek general that a large wooden horse will be just the thing to bring down Troy. All three issues raise the same question: How do you get someone to see the benefit in your way of thinking? By David Sneed

 
State of the state: Technology crosses industry barriers
After eight years of DemoGALA, the Colorado Technology Association (CTA) rebranded its annual confab APEX at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. “Why APEX?” Erik Mitisek, CTA’s CEO since April, asked rhetorically. “We wanted to extend the lens of focus and build an agenda that showcases the best of CTA.” By Eric Peterson
 
Level 3 Communications currently has more than 10,000 employees around the world. After a 2011 acquisition of Global Crossing Limited, Level 3 nearly doubled the size of its employee base and increased revenue by $2.6 billion to $6.2 billion with its unrivaled IP/optic network and global reach. Along with the closing, Level 3 got to thinking about its company culture.“The things that knit us all together are the corporate social responsibility piece and the customer experience piece,” said Laurinda Pang, chief human resources officer for Level 3. By Gigi Sukin

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Car companies usually send reviewers their most tricked-out models, loaded with all the extras aimed at wowing us and, ultimately, the readers and potential car buyers. A funny thing happens every so often, and this month was one of those: I got the absolute base model of this car – and I was still wowed. What impressed me most right off the bat was how simple it was. By Jeff Rundles
 
 
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TopCo Level 3
Level 3 Communications' Laurinda Pang talks about why her company was a 2013 Top Company winner. Read more about Level 3.
 
 
 
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Who are the best and brightest of Colorado's creators of goods and products? You tell us!
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A movie-themed celebration benefiting Jewish Family Service
Monday, December 2, 2013/The Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Starring our Honorees:
Norman Brownstein/Kal Zeff Business Leader of the Year
Rabbi Steven and the Honorable State Senator Joyce Foster/Jack Shapiro Community Service Award


 

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