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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
I've worked with talented executives who are surprised when someone's behavior does not match expectations. Oftentimes, it's as simple as asking, "What's in it for them?" By Todd Ordal 
 
People who don't take the time to review and understand their benefit options might be leaving a lot of money on the table. Here are some tips that could help. By Dr. Chrisopher Stanley
 
Birko has developed 15 process and application patents and manufactures more than 250 cleaning, sanitation and production process chemicals. Many of its products are on the USDA National Organic Program list. (Watch an interview with CEO Mark Swanson and VP Kelly Green.)
 
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
If you really want to alienate your
customers, try selling them a service as “a convenience” that saves you money and takes dollars out of their pockets instead. By Mike Cote 
 
     

  

Last day to nominate the CoBiz CEO of the Year!
ColoradoBiz is seeking candidates for its CEO of the Year program. In partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth, we are ranking and identifying Colorado's top businesses and business leaders. Twenty-five finalists, eight each from small (fewer than 100 employees), medium (100 to 249 employees), and large businesses (250 or more employees) and one overall winner will be selected and featured in the December issue of ColoradoBiz.  Honorees and dignitaries including past finalists and winners will be recognized at an awards reception in January. CEO of the Year rankings will be at the discretion of the judging panel,which will select candidates based on financial success, community leadership and long-term operational excellence. We are inviting nominations from the business community. Please address the three areas above in no more than 500 words.
Submissions are due by the close of business, 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. Send nominations to Mike Cote at mcote@cobizmag.com.  
 
   Community Calendar
Find out more about the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards reception on Oct. 27. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.   
 
 
 
 
 The most popular columns at CoBizmag.com
 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
 
  
 
CEO Mark Swanson and VP Kelly Green talk about the practices that helped make their firm a ColoradoBiz Top Company finalist for 2011. Read more about Birko and all the finalists.    
 
  
The Association for Corporate Growth
 ACG Denver presents a Private Equity/Intermediary Networking Event at Sports Authority Field on Dec. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Go here to register! Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section! 
 
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
   
Mile High Memories
Publisher Bart Taylor chats with CoBiz columnist Stewart Schley about the origins of Invesco at Mile High .  
 
 See more CoBiz stories on Channel 7
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz  collaborate on stories that explore how business affects your life. Find them online at TheDenverChannel.com     
 
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Women in the Boardroom is an executive leadership event designed
to assist in the preparation for corporate board service.
Join us October 24th and learn from our expert panel.
Register today!
Contact us: 
www.womenintheboardroom.com info@womenintheboardroom.com
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