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January 20, 2010
 
ColoradoBiz Update
Regis University ColoradoBiz and The Sales Association - Colorado Chapter are proud to host the 25 Most Powerful Salespeople of Colorado Dinner & Executive Sales Panel made up of winners of the ColoradoBiz magazine's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople. In addition, you'll have the chance to meet the winners featured in the January 2010 issue of ColoradoBiz highlighting Colorado's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople! Register here for the dinner on January 27, 2010.

Politics & Policy

Higher ed: under siege
After looking at all the signals, there is no other way to describe it. Colleges are under attack. Several legs of the financial stools upon which they are sitting have been kicked out from under them. By Thomas Frey

Tax incentives on the chopping block?
For the business community represented by the Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry, the biggest issue will be protecting critical tax incentives as the legislature scrambles to balance the state’s budget.

Politicizing Haiti
Former Congressman Tom Tancredo is being criticized for using the disastrous Haitian earthquake as an opportunity to voice concerns over illegal immigration.

Read a chapter from Just Like Us,
a book about the lives of four Mexican girls coming to age in Denver, by the city’s First Lady, Helen Thorpe. The excerpt is available at cobizmag.com until Feb. 12.

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Community Calendar

“Making Tough Decisions in Tough Times”

Join your fellow Colorado business leaders from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown for a candid discussion sponsored by the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance. Mike Cote, editor of ColoradoBiz, will moderate a panel of distinguished Colorado business executives, who will share their personal experiences with ethical dilemmas that many business leaders face in this challenging economy.

Featured panelists: Mario Carrera, vice president and general manager, Entravision Communications Corp.; Steven W. Farber, president and founding partner, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck; Ding Wen Hsu, co-owner and president, Pacific Western Technologies Ltd.; Lisa Schomp, president and CEO, Ralph Schomp Automotive.

Tickets are $25 and include a continental breakfast. Click here to register.

 


On ColoradoBiz TV

ColoradoBiz Update

Protectionist policies in a recession
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Nick Allard, co-chair of the public policy/administrative law department for Patton Boggs LLP, about government involvement in business during tough economic times.

 

Watch experts on the Rocky Mountain PBS public affairs show Colorado State of Mind discuss the upcoming legislative session.

Tune into Colorado State Of Mind tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS as ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote and others discuss what will resonate with voters in the current economic situation, and what else is influencing long-term politics this legislative session

 

See more ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on business
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how business affects your life. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com.

ColoradoBiz Podcasts

VanDyne SuperTurbo finds home at CSU lab
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Bryan Willson, director of the Colorado State University Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, about the development of a super-charged engine with great fuel economy.

Help for Haiti

The nonprofit humanitarian relief group Project C.U.R.E. is accepting donations of first aid and hygiene supplies to help Haiti in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake. Donations can be sent to or dropped off at Project C.U.R.E. distribution centers in four cities nationwide: Denver, Phoenix, Nashville and Houston. To assist with transportation costs for medical relief supplies, Project C.U.R.E. seeks the support of individuals, groups, and organizations who are interested in contributing to relief efforts in Haiti. Donations can be made online here or by cash, check or credit card.

The Better Business Bureau serving Denver/Boulder advises that giving to charities to help Haiti through text messages can be safe and easy — but you should still use caution. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has compiled a list of relief groups that meet BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.

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.

Hot Biz Deals

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  • Tired of the pressure to have a date for February 14th? In a relationship, but not the lovey-dovey type? Are you disgusted that Valentine’s Day displays go up before Christmas is even over? The Hotel Boulderado presents an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! Enjoy dancing, drinks, food and non-romantic comedies in the Boulderado Events Center on Saturday, February 13th as we explore an alternative to celebrating Valentine’s Day.