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July 28, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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The future of influence
We are in the early stages of social media experimentation. No one is taking bets on the value of a Twitter account with 50,000 followers – yet. And certainly not on the value of that account five years from now. By Thomas Frey and Raymond Alvarez

Executive wheels: 2010 Lexus RX350 AWD
For those in the new-car market, who want the utility of a SUV with some economy both in price and fuel economy, the Lexus RX 350 demands a close look. By Jeff Rundles

Continuing success: Why every business needs a solid succession plan
All owners leave their businesses eventually. Whether you decide to let the business fund your upcoming retirement or an unexpected event leaves you unable to continue running the company, you need to be prepared. By Scott Sparks

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In this month's issue

On management: Handicapped parking spaces
I really never thought too much about handicapped parking spaces. I used to think there were too many because they always seemed empty. They're not being used, so we don't need them, I thought. Then my wife got a full knee replacement. By Pat Wiesner

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Community Calendar

Check out Pat Wiesner's "So You Want to Start a Business" workshop on Aug. 14 at the Highlands Ranch Library, as well as ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events, community events or submit an event.


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Gov. Bill Ritter at the launch of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
At the launch of the new Colorado Cleantech Industry Association on July 23, Gov. Bill Ritter talks about the significance of "clean tech" and renewable energy in Colorado and how the industry can contribute to job creation. Read more about Colorado's ‘New Energy Economy' here.


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).

Hot Biz Deals

  • SummitCove Keystone Vacation Lodging is offering a free night in Keystone! Book any two nights and receive the third night free. Use discount code "cobiz3" when you book online, or call us at 970-368-7023 to make a reservation.
  • Hotel Monaco celebrates Pride Month with its Mile High Pride package and Summer of Pride (enter "PRIDE" rate code) offers; Receive a complimentary weekend night when booking two nights and a $50 dining credit; or the package includes a bottle of wine, complimentary wine reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly, morning coffee and tea service, a $50 dining certificate to Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, a cultural attractions and LGBT hot spots guide and 5 percent of room rate donated to Human Rights Campaign; rates start at $229 per night. Visit, or call (800) 990-1303.
  • Experience Denver this summer all for the Mile High City price of $52.80, including the Story Trek 5-Pack, a self-guided exploration that includes two admissions to five museums - Black American West Museum, Byers-Evans House Museum, Four Mile Historic Park, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art and Molly Brown House Museum, (303) 832-4092. Click here to see more $52.80 deals.

See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

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

Balle Online registration has been extended for the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado educational workshop and awards gala on July 31st at the Westin Westminster: Register here. The workshop, The Business of Being Great, includes a presentation by Rich Boyer of ModernThink, who will discuss this year’s survey results and provide insight about how Colorado employers relate to their employees, especially in these difficult economic times; past winners will also participate in a panel discussion. ColoradoBiz is proud to be a media sponsor of the fourth annual program, which is dedicated to finding and recognizing Colorado's best employers.
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