Starbucks' success secrets, why corporate travel isn't evil & video: Denver's food scene
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April 7, 2009
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Before Starbucks was big
Former Starbucks executive Howard Behar shares lessons he learned during 20 years leading the coffee giant with ColoradoBiz. He will be speaking at the Business Marketing Association's breakfast on Wednesday. By Dan Ray

When you look at annual budget deficits over the past 40 years, as they compared to the size of the enormous American economy, it's painfully clear that the new course of American government is indeed scary. By Jeff Thredgold

Pin a medal on your corporate travel manager
Corporate travel employs 2.4 million people who keep America moving. But outside of the financial industry, there is probably no other industry that has come under more fire than the travel industry. By Robert Polk

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Q2 tech report: Paper losses
Many regard the newspaper industry's travails as a symptom of media evolution. Newsprint and subscriptions are out. The Internet and ad-supported models are in. But who will pay news gatherers of the future? By Eric Peterson

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Jeff Houck, Tampa Tribune food editor, on Denver dining and social media
Jeff Houck, food editor at the Tampa Tribune, recently visited Denver as part of an International Association of Culinary Professionals conference that took place April 1-4. He shared his take on the Denver food scene and talked with ColoradoBiz executive editor Mike Taylor about how social media has reshaped how he covers food.


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Gutterman Griffiths: A family law firm sets itself apart from the pack
Suzanne Griffiths and Sheila Gutterman, two of five partners at Gutterman Griffiths, a 2008 Top Company finalist, talk about what sets their divorce and mediation law practice apart from the pack. To nominate your company for the 2009 Top Company awards, download an application now. There is no cost to apply. Nomination materials are due June 9.

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