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February 10, 2009
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Financial expert Jean Chatzky to headline Choices fundraiser
On Thursday, author, journalist and financial expert Jean Chatzky will give the keynote speech at the 20th annual Choices fundraiser for the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado. ColoradoBiz recently spoke with her about her upcoming appearance and her new book, "The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest Times." By Dan Ray

Recession, green movement make backyard chickens a natural
Given the current economic conditions and the emphasis on sustainability, it's no wonder backyard chickens are gaining popularity. You start vegetable gardening, and pretty soon you're thinking about how you can stimulate growth without chemical fertilizers, and before you know it, you're researching chickens, manure composting and chicken-coop building plans. To see a video of this story on Channel 7, click here. By Mike Taylor

From the February issue

Business braces for Obama tax changes
Barack Obama was lucky enough to be elected president and unlucky enough to be elected president in the midst of a nasty economic crisis. Under normal economic conditions, record deficits and a staggering economy might engender a degree of caution about hiking deficit spending. But these are not normal times. We hope. By David Lewis

A public broadcaster battles the recession and the evolving media world
How does a small nonprofit public broadcaster survive - and thrive - in a down economy? Here's a look at how Denver's KBDI has continued to evolve and adapt to changing times. By Wick Rowland

Attention Women-Owned Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies. Click here.

See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

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, where you can watch videos about about raising urban chickens, an uptick in the auto repair business, the success of a bison meat producer, the expansion of a comedy club and the growing trend for "virtual" offices.


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Geoff Kulesa offers a One-Minute Pitch on his business,
Geoff Kulesa pitches his, a legal and cost - and risk-free way to wager on sporting events and win advertiser dollars.


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Patty Silverstein, of Development Research Partners, part 2
Patty Silverstein, of Development Research Partners and an economist for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, talks about the outlook for Colorado ranchers and her thoughts on the economy.

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