In this month's issue
Stalking the stimulus
Minority companies -- with all the requirements in place to take advantage of billions of federal stimulus money and that already do work for the government -- have a much better than average chance of winning project contracts.
By Jane Hoback
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Job seekers, look for the pain
Employers aren't tuned into our excitement about our dual-concentration MBA or our experience in diverse industries. What they do care about is their business pain, and pain-relievers get jobs.
By Liz Ryan
How change can help your business thrive
Fight inertia and the status quo in your business with vision and good communication with employees and stakeholders. Companies that can manage change more effectively are those that will thrive today and going forward.
By Larry Turner
Brothers share nuts and bolts
Brothers Kirby and Nick Kuklenski don't recommend starting a business with a sibling. But it's worked well for them. The owners of Mile High Ace Hardware in Federal Heights and Ace Hardware Uintah Gardens in Colorado Springs were recently named Young Retailers of the Year.
By Patricia Kaowthumrong
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Colorado Companies to Watch: Numerica Corp.
Jeff Poore, CEO and vice president of Loveland-based Numerica Corp., talks about the 13-year-old company, which was named one of "50 Colorado Companies to Watch." A developer of algorithms and software for defense applications, Numerica has increased year-over-year revenues at least 24 percent every year since 2006. Click here to read the story.
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).
Hot Biz Deals
- SummitCove Keystone Vacation Lodging is offering a free night in Keystone! Book any two nights and receive the third night free. Use discount code "cobiz3" when you book online, or call us at 970-368-7023 to make a reservation.
- Maggiano's Little Italy's inaugural Great Balls of Fire meatball-cooking contest June 25 at Maggiano's Denver Pavilions will benefit four Denver-area fire stations: Station #11, Federal Heights Fire Station #40, North Metro Fire Rescue District and North Washington Fire Protection District. The winning recipe will be featured on the Maggiano's "specials" menu for one month; each time the dish is ordered, $2 will be donated to Make-A-Wish of Colorado; and the fire fighter with the winning recipe will receive $500 in Maggiano's gift certificates.
- Hotel Monaco celebrates Pride Month with its Mile High Pride package and Summer of Pride (enter "PRIDE" rate code) offers; Receive a complimentary weekend night when booking two nights and a $50 dining credit; or the package includes a bottle of wine, complimentary wine reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly, morning coffee and tea service, a $50 dining certificate to Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, a cultural attractions and LGBT hot spots guide and 5 percent of room rate donated to Human Rights Campaign; rates start at $229 per night. Visit KimptonHotels.com, www.monaco-denver.com or call (800) 990-1303.
- Experience Denver this summer all for the Mile High City price of $52.80, including the Story Trek 5-Pack, a self-guided exploration that includes two admissions to five museums - Black American West Museum, Byers-Evans House Museum, Four Mile Historic Park, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art and Molly Brown House Museum, (303) 832-4092. Click here to see more $52.80 deals.
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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 TheDenverChannel.com.