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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
Chef Laura: It's hip to be Square
Selling gift wrap for a school fundraiser, and Grandma wants to write a check? Ask Meemaw for her plastic to pay for the paper. Hosting a yard sale this weekend?  Cash is still king for bartering, but accepting Amex means a faster sale of your husband’s velvet Elvis. By Laura Cook Newman

Never tire of telling your story
When we raised our first Foundry Group fund in 2007, I did 90 meetings in three months before we got our first investor. By meeting 87, I definitely had pitch fatigue. But every time I told it, I brought the same level of intensity, emotion, optimism and belief. By Brad Feld

State of the state: eSports arena goes big
This is not your older brother’s video arcade. Clutch Gaming Arena in Arvada is not only one of the best such facilities on the Front Range; it is also among the nation’s top gaming arenas. By Eric Peterson

   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
The futurist: Portrait of a new radical
Over the past few days, I’ve been wrestling with a very troubling thought. It started with the simple question: What options will people have 10 years from now to protest perceived injustice, inequity or outright corruption by those in power? By Tom Frey

There's still time to make a nomination in one of 14 categories! Two finalists and one winner from each industry category will be selected and announced at the Top Company Awards ceremony on Sept. 11. Now in its 26th year, the ceremony is truly representative of statewide excellence in business and economic enterprise.

Find out more about The Diversity in Business reception on July 24. And check out ColoradoBiz's other events or submit your own.

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