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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
Mugged by the recession
Colorado foundations are responding to an uncertain economy like many Coloradans – looking for creative ways to do more with less. By Caroline Schomp 
  
If you want to predict where the real estate market is headed and how long it will take for it to recover fully, it is important to understand the concept of absorption. By Jon Terry 
 
Once a company has acquired a full list of health care reform requirements, it is ready to prepare for the financial impact of health care reform. By Scott Remington 
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Things are looking up
The Vectra Bank Colorado Small Business Index for Colorado reflects increased opportunities for hiring and an improving state economy. By Jeff Thredgold

 
Is your family business the best?
Nominate your company for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 50 Family Owned Companies in the February issue!
                                    
                  Seeking sustainability superstars! 
 
The 2011 Sustainability Champion Awards recognize business teams that have gone above and beyond to create a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society. Nominate a team today, or find out more about the award or how to become a judge. Nominations are due by Jan. 6. For more information, contact Natalia Korobova at natalia@corecolorado.org.
 
 
 
 
The Association for Corporate Growth
  Learn more about the Corporate Executive Breakfast: Power of Peer Collaboration  on Jan. 26. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. 
 
 
 The most popular columns at CoBizmag.com
 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Editor Mike Cote talks with Telesphere CEO Clark Peterson about taking communication to the clouds.
 

Outstanding women wanted
The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment and forge leadership paths for other women to follow. Nominate an outstanding woman today -- deadline: Feb. 4. And find out more about the 2011 Athena Awards gala on April 28. 
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Publisher Bart Taylor talks with Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead about the agreement between Denver and Western Slope interests.
See more ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7
 
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   
 
 
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