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March 3, 2010

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2010 Sustainability Champion Awards


This year's winners are three individuals and three teams that have not only reduced waste and greenhouse gas emissions but in many cases have created substantial cost savings and economic opportunities. By Mike Cote


The 12-step plan for unlocking hidden potential

In this slowly recovering economy, focusing on today may seem the more solid strategy. In reality, it loses sight of creating a sustainable future. Concentrate on today -- but make sure you have a year-long plan of goals. By Esty Atlas

Beef up your biz instantly: acquire a competitor

I know a number of companies that have increased their business by integrating volume and operations of other organizations. Here are two areas that I have seen work over the past 18 months. By Larry Turner

A letter to the C suite, Part II

In my last missive, I talked about how IT is really about driving better business performance and how going across the board with an integrated IT suite means at least some of these teams are going to be stuck with sub-par functionality. By Gene Tanski

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Find out more about the Athena Award Gala on April 29 at the Seawell Ballroom. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.


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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A singular woman


A look at Merle Chambers, the only woman inducted into the Oil & Gas Hall of Fame, known for her philanthropy as well as her pioneering spirit.

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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 

  • Chow down in Denver! Denver Restaurant Week is a two-week celebration of Denver's delicious culinary scene. From Feb. 20 through March 5, participating restaurants will offer a multi-course dinner for the fixed price of $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one (not including tax or gratuity). And after you've eaten, get a deal on a hotel room, too! Find out more. 
  • 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.
  • 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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