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Bank of Washington is open for business
As of June 26, only $6.6 billion in federal stimulus funding has been awarded and $142 million spent. Now it's only a matter of time before Colorado clean tech companies can snag contracts and grants for new energy projects, officials from the Governor's Energy Office and Greenprint Denver said last week at a CORE Colorado event.
By Rebecca Cole
Don't discount younger-generation interviewers
Older executives frequently interview — and, increasingly, are being interviewed by — people in their 20s and 30s. That means if older execs want to work, they need deal with any anger or assumptions they might have about age discrimination and the qualifications of younger workers.
By John Heckers
500 days of summer
Imagine that! Economic futurist Jeff Thredgold uses blockbuster movie titles to explain today's economic realities — and lighten up a topic that is often viewed by the general public as confusing, intimidating and boring.
By Jeff Thredgold
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In this month's issue
Rundles wrap-up: A lovely walk
There's a sea change happening, and it will have a profound effect on urban and suburban development for years to come. House sizes are shrinking and the "walkability" of an address is growing in importance.
By Jeff Rundles
ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden this August. Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Read his latest column about greenhouses and making the most out of your garden plot. Watch his videos about growing potatoes and making potato vodka; or read about it here.
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Advertisers and listeners score with the Radio Shopping Show
The Longmont-based Radio Shopping Show on KCRN-AM 1060 offers listeners deep discounts on everything from travel to automotive services — and advertisers an inexpensive way to get new customers. Channel 7 profiles the Rocky Mountain Radio program as part of its ongoing "Road to Recovery" series with ColoradoBiz. 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).
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- 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.
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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.