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September 01, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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In this month's issue

Power glide: Bill Ritter bets his future on the new energy economy
The Governor’s Energy Office has a list of accomplishments Ritter’s administration claims helped fuel the evolution of Colorado as a hub for “green” energy economic development. But are they enough to convince voters — especially business voters — that the governor deserves a second term? By Robert Schwab

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Five tips to weather the economic storm
Using today’s technology, unhappy customers can instantly broadcast their complaints to millions of people. Try to cover up or evade the truth, and you could create a tsunami of negative response. Great customer service can keep you afloat.

Are you an Energizer Bunny?
Last night, I scanned over a stack of my daughter's Beanie Babies. The Energizer Bunny -- complete with drum and sunglasses -- topped the pile. This bunny uses that drum to boost or stimulate energy. She produces so much vigor and liveliness that she needs sunglasses to shield her eyes. What drum do you and your team use for a pick-me-up or shot in the arm? By Theresa Szczurek

Think you know who your business partners are? Think again
Two key axioms in the world of export controls are: 1. Know your product. 2. Know your business partners – and the people behind them. Who you don’t know really can hurt you. By Ivan Koves

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CSU researchers developing biofuels from algae
Researchers at Colorado State University and Solix Biofuels -- a spinoff from CSU -- are developing alternative fuels from algae. In an interview with our partners at Channel 7, CSU research Bryan Willson explains the process.


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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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