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July 27, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
Best Companies Online registration ends today for the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado educational workshop and awards gala on July 31st at the Westin Westminster: Register here. The workshop, The Business of Being Great, includes a presentation by Rich Boyer of ModernThink, who will discuss this year’s survey results and provide insight about how Colorado employers relate to their employees, especially in these difficult economic times; past winners will also participate in a panel discussion. ColoradoBiz is proud to be a media sponsor of the fourth annual program, which is dedicated to finding and recognizing Colorado's best employers.

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Absurd ideas create success
A recession is a great opportunity to start a business and go out on your own, and there is an explosion of people doing just that. But if you're transitioning from the corporate world, you might have to retrain your brain first. By Steve Baker

interSector Partner brings a new business model to Colorado
Caryn Capriccioso and Rick Zwetsch combined expertise in nonprofit work with business know-how to create a company that is the first of its kind in Colorado: an L3C that operates by the philosophy: "the for-profit with a nonprofit soul." By Patricia Kaowthumrong

Speed dating for jobs
On July 15, Goodwill Industries put on a summer youth employment fair in Denver - structured similar to speed dating with seven-minute interviews - which by the end of the day provided jobs to more than 150 young people, ages 14 to 24. By Carli Auran

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In this month's issue

Small biz tech-startup: Top School Inc.
TopSchool is the first company to offer student information systems via a "software as a service" model. It manages data about students at every stage, from the time they are college or university prospects through their campus, job placement and alumni center experiences. By Eric Peterson

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Art + Business One: Creating big ideas
Longtime brand strategist Lance Jackson, president and owner of Art + Business One, talks about his new venture in which art meets business in branding. Every business needs a "big idea" and, art, Jackson says, can help faciliate that kind of necessary creativity and strategic planning. Joe Schmidt of UMB talks about his company's role with the venture.


Colorado Sustainable Design Awards

Celebrate the state's best architecture
ColoradoBiz wants to recognize statewide building projects that exemplify social, environmental and economic sustainability. The magazine is now accepting applications for the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards, a program launched in partnership with the American Institute for Architects (AIA Colorado), the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) and United States Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter (USGBCC).

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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

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