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April 21, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update


Please join us for CEBA's Ethics in Leadership Series on April 27, 2010

ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote moderates a panel of distinguished business executives on the role of ethical standards and behavior in today's business lending environment. $25/continental breakfast
Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown
             7:00 am - Registration/Networking
             7:30 - 9:00 am - Program


Today in ColoradoBiz Update

Top 10 most important things to do when you're laid off

There are some steps anyone faced with job loss should and should not take. Here's how to survive right after termination. By John Heckers

R&D tax credits: not just for big companies

There is a misconception that the federal research tax credit applies only to large corporations with labs and million-dollar research budgets. In fact, the credit can save you money even if you spend five figures a year on R&D. By Lawrence Knutson

Headhunters get no respect -- and no press

Every once in a while, I get really frustrated by the lack of respect and, more accurately, the lack of attention my profession gets. By Jordan Greenberg

Choices and more choices

For many workers, it might be time to go back to school.Paths toward MBAs and other post-graduate work offer plenty of variety. By Nora Caley


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    Hot Biz Deals 

    • Viceroy Snowmass invites Colorado residents to celebrate springtime in the mountains, with special Springtime in Snowmass deals from April 12  to June 16. Room rates start at $95 for a studio residence. The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass is also offering savings on all massages, facials, rituals and manicure/pedicures., or call 1.888.328.1724
    • Willowfly Anglers, an ORVIS-endorsed fly fishing outfitter based at Three Rivers Resort in Almont, has teamed up with the resort to offer three great packages. Enjoy some great spring fishing and a discount on an all-day guided fly fishing trip from now until May 15 when staying two nights or more. Lodging will be discounted with nightly rates from $52. Call (888) 761-FISH for the details or visit or
    • Tour the sustainable restaurant scene in Denver this April during the Green Route Restaurant Tour! Each participating restaurant is a member of Denver's Green Route, a green map for the City of Denver All tours are complimentary and will feature special appetizer and drink specials and the opportunity to meet with the owners and chefs. Please visit to print your tour pass.
    • SPRING DEALS! Telluride Resort Lodging is now offering half off select available lodging for the rest of this ski season. Rates now starting as low as $107 per night. Some restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new reservations only. Minimum night stay required. Go to, or call 800.778.8581.
    • Hit the links at the Broadmoor! Its 5-star Golf Getaway includes accommodations, full breakfast, one round of golf including cart, locker, club storage and range balls for $233 per person per night based on double occupancy. Plus earn resort credit from $75 to $300 depending on length of stay. Through April 30.
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