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February 17, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update

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Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge includes complimentary pool admission to the World's Largest Hot Springs pool! Book a meeting with rooms for February or March and receive complimentary meeting space, coffee service and a Spa Treatment at our Spa of the Rockies..a great way to let all the stress go! Meeting space accommodates up to 40 ppl, minimum of 10 rooms booked. Call Ann Denney at #970-945-3339 or e-mail

Today in ColoradoBiz  Update

The success secrets of Olympic athletes

Would you continue doing your job if you knew you could die in a painful crash every time you showed up? Would you be willing to fail in front of millions of people? By TC North

Small business owners - read this!

With unemployment hovering at 10 percent, about 20-23 percent of all US workers are now self-employed. If you have self-employment income or own a small company, it is important to be aware of the tax saving options available through retirement plans. By Wayne Farlow

ACG's 2010 Member of the Year

Putting all the factors in place to create magic is a talent that Chet Marino, ACG Denver's 2010 Member of the Year, brings to both ACG programs and clients of his executive firm, Verus Partners. By Sherry Law

Tech Startup: Gevo Inc.

Now more than 50 employees strong, the company relocated to Colorado in early 2008 and last year was one of ColoradoBiz's "50 Colorado Companies to Watch." By Eric Peterson


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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.

  The Association for Corporate Growth

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


 One foot on the gas, the other on the brakes

ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Vectra Bank President Bruce Alexander about why banks are being ultra-cautious about lending money in today's economy.

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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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