Polis dances on <em>Rocky's</em> grave, econ investing/marketing & video: 'thought leaders'
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March 04, 2009
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Give Polis and the bloggers no credit for the Rocky's demise
Note to self: Before dancing on a grave, be mindful of the mourners. You can just imagine how the more than 200 Rocky staffers who lost their jobs Friday felt when they read Tuesday's story in The Denver Post about how U.S. Rep. Jared Polis gave himself and bloggers "credit for the 'demise' of traditional journalism." By Mike Cote

Are any investments safe?
The key to investment success is a well-balanced portfolio, reflecting current economic and financial conditions. To help you deal with the current gloom and doom concerning investments, here's a look at equities and fixed-income investments. By Wayne Farlow

Marketing in a down economy
Engage your customers, and convince them to do the same. Update your Web site frequently with regular news releases, articles and links to relevant industry news and to customer sites. In other words, be current, be included, be relevant and be heard. By John Metzger

From the March issue

17th annual Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance Awards
When people are focused on keeping their businesses alive and hanging onto their houses, celebrating ethical business practices and community involvement are more important than ever. By ColoradoBiz staff

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Attention Women-Owned Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies. Click here. The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce and ColoradoBiz are hosting a reception for the companies that make the rankings, 5 to 6 p.m., April 30 at the Seawell Ballroom, 1101 13th St., Denver. Following the reception, the companies are invited to attend the annual Athena Award Gala at a discounted rate. For more information contact eleake@cwcc.org, (303)458-0220.

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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on "The Road to Recovery"
As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping - and succeeding - despite the downturn. Look for new installments of "The Road to Recovery" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com.


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Bill Greiner, UMB economist, on the impact of the stimulus package, part 2
Bill Greiner, chief investment officer for UMB, says the $787 billion economic stimulus package will help blunt the recession, but we're still going to feel the pain for months to come.


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Thomas Hoog, veteran PR guru, on effective communication, part 2
Thomas Hoog, veteran PR guru, talks about understanding and communicating with specific audiences, the importance of personal branding and what it means to be a "thought leader."

ColoradoBiz Podcast

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Gov. Bill Ritter on the state of Colorado's real estate industry
Gov. Bill Ritter talks about what the state has been hearing from economic experts: we won't see the bottom until late in 2009 and possibly not until 2010.

National expert on the outlook for small business
Jeff Thredgold, an economist for Vectra Bank and author of "econAmerica," on small business, the economy and staying optimistic.

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