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February 18, 2010

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Today in ColoradoBiz Update


Without the Recovery Act, things could be worse -- much worse

The budget challenge facing Colorado lawmakers would be much worse without the help of $2.8 billion to Colorado from the Recovery Act, which helped offset the brutal combination of declining state revenues and rising demand for state services. By The Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute

President Obama comes to Denver to stump for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet today. Find out more about their schedule here.


Welcome to the Electronic Outpost

Think of it as a type of library that is designed to inspire the mind, serve as a place for intellectual spontaneity, a safe haven for creative ideas, where visionary thinkers can go for solitude and support. By Thomas Frey

Estate tax repeal: benefit or burden?

Despite the possible advantages of estate tax repeal, the reforms could have both unintended consequences and impose significant burdens on beneficiaries. By Kami Pomerantz

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Community Calendar


Find out more about the 5th Annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit March 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.


ColoradoBiz UpdateLearn more about the 2010 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference -- Managing Beyond the Recovery: New Realities, New Rules, New Values. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.



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Today on ColoradoBiz TV



Budget balancing act


ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Vectra Bank President Bruce Alexander about balancing the state budget and the impact on business and job growth.

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Wanted: Nominations for Top 100 Women-Owned Companies 

Nominate your firm for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies slated for the May issue. Submission deadline: March 19


Hot Biz Deals


  •       Join us on March 17 for a St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Hotel Boulderado! Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with live Irish music from The Green Party, specialty Irish food and libations.
  •       OPERATION BLANKET: Sears customers are invited to show their support for homeless veterans and donate gently used blankets through Feb. 18. For each blanket donated, customers will receive a coupon for 20 percent savings on any one home fashion or home décor item, or a coupon for 10 percent savings on any one housewares, luggage or furniture item (mattresses excluded). Go here to find the drop-off closest to you. 
  •       The Sheraton Steamboat Resort has put together two fabulous ski packages to make it even more affordable to hit the slopes. As the area's only ski-in, ski-out resort, Sheraton Steamboat Resort is offering the Champagne Powder Package and the Stay & Ski Package. To make a reservation or for more information, visit call 1-800-325-3535.


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