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February 01, 2010
 
ColoradoBiz Update
Colorado Companies to Watch COLORADO COMPANIES TO WATCH is accepting nominations for the 2nd Annual Awards. NOMINATE THE COMPANIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY BEFORE FEBRUARY 5, 2010.

Go to www.colorado.companiestowatch.org and click NOMINATE

In the magazine

Succession in the Recession
On April 25, 2006, Michael Van Gilder took over as CEO of Van Gilder Insurance Corp. He succeeded his father, who succeeded Michael's grandfather, who succeeded Michael's great-grandfather, who started the Denver firm back in 1905. By Mike Taylor

See who made the list of ColoradoBiz’s Top 50 Family-Owned Companies

Only at Cobizmag.com

Four decisive steps to get you back in the game
Many people would say they are happy that 2009 is behind them, that last year was a challenging time. How can you ensure 2010 is much better than 2009? By Theresa Szczurek

Turn your balance sheet into an ATM
Cash-strapped business owners aren't the only ones suffering these days. Let's have a little sympathy for bankers. By Joanne Baginski

Nobody likes performance review surprises
Meaningful performance reviews are based on agreed-upon standards and expectations. That’s how the review becomes a valuable tool rather than a huge source of frustration. By Larry Valant

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Community Calendar

Find out more about the Feb. 8 event sponsored by Colorado CareerConnect, a group for executive and professional job seekers. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own event.

Nominate your firm for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies slated for the May issue. Submission deadline: March 19

THE ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH

ColoradoBiz UpdateLearn more about the 2010 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference -- Managing Beyond the Recovery: New Realities, New Rules, New Values. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.

Call for ATHENA Award Nominations

Do you know an outstanding woman who strives toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment? A co-worker, a neighbor, your boss, your mentor, yourself? Don't miss the opportunity to nominate someone for the Athena Award!

The deadline for nominations is February 8. Go here for award criteria and nomination form.

Need more company visibility?
Give your company added exposure by donating to the silent auction. Go here

 


On ColoradoBiz TV

ColoradoBiz Update

How much if by air?
Channel 7 News reports on trends in air travel costs, and how consumers can benefit from a looming airfare war at DIA.

 

See more ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on business
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.

ColoradoBiz Podcasts

VanDyne SuperTurbo finds home at CSU lab
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Bryan Willson, director of the Colorado State University Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, about the development of a super-charged engine with great fuel economy.

Help for Haiti

The nonprofit humanitarian relief group Project C.U.R.E. is accepting donations of first aid and hygiene supplies to help Haiti in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake. Donations can be sent to or dropped off at Project C.U.R.E. distribution centers in four cities nationwide: Denver, Phoenix, Nashville and Houston. To assist with transportation costs for medical relief supplies, Project C.U.R.E. seeks the support of individuals, groups and organizations who are interested in contributing to relief efforts in Haiti. Donations can be made online here or by cash, check or credit card.

The Better Business Bureau serving Denver/Boulder advises that giving to charities to help Haiti through text messages can be safe and easy — but you should still use caution. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has compiled a list of relief groups that meet BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.

Hot Biz Deals

  • Vacation in your own backyard! Spend a weekend in Keystone and avoid traffic on I-70. Summit Cove Vacation Lodging is offering 25% off regular rates on a stay of 2 or more nights until February 1. Use discount code "cobizjan25." Studios from $147.00 for 2 nights! Call us at (877) 284-8977 to speak with a vacation planning specialist or go to www.summitcove.com to book online
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  • The Sheraton Steamboat Resort has put together two fabulous ski packages to make it even more affordable to hit the slopes. As the area’s only ski-in, ski-out resort, Sheraton Steamboat Resort is offering the Champagne Powder Package and the Stay & Ski Package. Steamboat is open for skiing and snowboarding! To make a reservation or for more information, visit http://www.sheratonsteamboatresort.com/or call 1-800-325-3535.
  • Tired of the pressure to have a date for February 14th? In a relationship, but not the lovey-dovey type? Are you disgusted that Valentine’s Day displays go up before Christmas is even over? The Hotel Boulderado presents an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! Enjoy dancing, drinks, food and non-romantic comedies in the Boulderado Events Center on Saturday, February 13th as we explore an alternative to celebrating Valentine’s Day.
CEBA SEATS ARE LIMITED! Please join us for a candid and dynamic panel discussion on February 4, 2010 when Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance launches the new Ethics in Leadership Series (click here for details). Moderated by: Mike Cote, Editor, ColoradoBiz Magazine. Distinguished panel: Mario Carrera, Vice President and General Manager, Entravision Communications Corporation; Steven W. Farber, President and Founding Partner, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck; Ding-Wen Hsu, Co-owner and President, Pacific Western Technologies Ltd.; Lisa Schomp, President and CEO, Ralph Schomp Automotive. Sponsored by Berenbaum Weinshienk, ColoradoBiz, Rocky Mountain PBS, and Ryden & Associates Integrated Marketing.