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February 26, 2009
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If this isn't the bottom, what is?
We may not have hit the bottom - and we're probably not going to fall as deeply and be hit as hard as many other parts of the country. But that's still a lot like having the coolest seat in hell. By Mike Cote

With a good estate plan, everyone is a beneficiary
No matter what your bottom line, an estate plan that provides clear instructions for the division of your assets - and how you'd like your legacy carried on - is one of the best gifts you can leave behind. By John Lester

A sneak peak from the March issue

Jet stream in green
A Centennial Air Force vet is betting aviation fuels made from nonpolluting renewable sources will take flight - and Front Range firms are among those developing them. By Allen Best

Long, strange trip for Frontier
When Denver's Frontier Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April last year, the carrier was the fourth to file for bankruptcy within a few weeks. Frontier is not only still flying but recorded a net profit of $1.1 million for the quarter ending December 2008. By Nora Caley

From our blogs

Umphree's McGee plus Isaac Hayes, Count Basie and Colman Hawkins revisited
Reviews of: a new album from Umphree's McGee; reissues of Isaac Hayes' 1971 Black Moses two-LP set package, and his 1976 Juicy Fruit; and DVD concerts of Count Basie and his orchestra Live in Berlin & Stockholm 1968 and Coleman Hawkins In Europe: London, Paris and Brussels. By Mike Cote

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Attention Women-Owned Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies. Click here. The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce and ColoradoBiz are hosting a reception for the companies that make the rankings, 5 to 6 p.m., April 30 at the Seawell Ballroom, 1101 13th St., Denver. Following the reception, the companies are invited to attend the annual Athena Award Gala at a discounted rate. For more information contact, (303)458-0220.

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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


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2009 Colorado Business Hall of Fame inductees:

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Jack Vickers
Jack Vickers moved to Denver in 1958 and grew the family business, Vickers Petroleum, eventually renamed Vickers Energy Corp., until it was sold in 1980. He went on to found the Castle Pines Golf Club and own a majority stake in the Colorado Rockies of the National Hockey League.


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The Loo Family
Orin and Miriam Loo founded their Colorado Springs-based greeting card and stationery company Looart Press in 1947 — and eventually grew it, with their two sons, Dusty and Gary, into what would be known as Current Inc., the largest direct mail and marketer of greeting cards, stationery, gifts and related products until it was sold in 1986.

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Jeff Thredgold on the economy
Jeff Thredgold, an economist for Vectra Bank and author of "econAmerica," on small business, the economy and staying optimistic.

Recession survival
Smooch Repovich Reynolds, of the Repovich-Reynolds Group, on executive recruiting, reinventing your personal career brand and the importance of curiosity in communication.

Hot Biz Deals

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