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August 04, 2009
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Halfway through 2009: Take a tax checkup
Although it probably feels like you just mailed your 2008 tax return, we’re already on the backside of 2009. That means you’re running out of time to make changes to your (or your company’s) financial situation to see a benefit on this year’s return.By Rick LaFave

T&A: The new standard for work attire? No thanks!
Remember the catchy, albeit raunchy, song about "T’s and A-s" from the musical “Chorus Line?” It seems to have helped set a new standard in unprofessional attire for some workers. By Theresa M. Szczurek

Golden arches suits corporate crowd
After undergoing a five-month renovation, the McDonald’s on the 16th Street Mall reopened its doors in April with a completely new vibe. And while nothing is reminiscent of a typical McDonald’s except for the food, customers say they love it.By Patricia Kaowthumrong

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In this month's issue

A model for health-care reform: Opting-out
Nearly everyone in the debate over health-care reform agrees on a few simple principles: that in a country as wealthy as the U.S. it is a travesty that 45 million people lack health insurance; that health-care costs are out of sight and rising; and that something needs to be done. By Jeff Rundles

Attention Private Companies

Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 250 Private Companies, to be published in the September issue. Click here for the entry form.

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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.


On ColoradoBiz TV

ColoradoBiz Update

The best companies keep employees happy
Against a rising tide of cutbacks, the best companies in Colorado are going out of their way to make sure employees are happy. Publisher Bart Taylor visits Denver’s Channel 7 news to explain how some companies are devising unique ways to invest in their people. (Read our August cover story, “Best Companies to work For in Colorado.”)


Entirely homegrown: The Last Supper and Day One

ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor began Saturday subsisting solely on his Denver backyard garden for the entire month of August. Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Read his most recent entry and watch a video of the July 31 “Last Supper and Day One” of the experiment. Read last week’s column about his urban chickens laying eggs. Watch his videos about greenhouses, growing potatoes and making potato vodka or read about it 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

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  • 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 Top Company is the most rigorous, important, and rewarding event of its kind. The mission of Top Company is to recognize Colorado’s most outstanding businesses while providing for a tough but fair competition. Finalists and winners will be recognized at an Academy Award style gala luncheon at the DCPA Seawell Ballroom on September 15th, 2009. It’s the perfect venue to celebrate organizational excellence with customers, prospects, employees, and business partners. To register click here.