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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Too many salespeople do too many things that they "should not" be doing, and those things are not in their best interest for their sales career. By Gary Harvey    
  
Getting to retirement just isn't enough. It's about getting through retirement. And that requires a strategy. By Scott Sparks 
 
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
ColoradoBiz's Top 50 Minority-Owned Businesses 
Sky Blue Builders posted the highest revenue jump among this year's Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies with a gain of 582 percent, from $170,000 in 2009 to $1.16 million last year. By Mike Taylor
 
 
      

 

 Wanted: The best of GenXYZ!
ColoradoBiz wants to celebrate the young entrepreneurs of the 21st century, from the CEOs of freshly minted startups to professionals helping established companies adapt and thrive in a new marketplace. We're looking for the 21- to 39-year-olds who are creating game-changing technologies, business strategies, products and services that will shape the next generation of business. We will recognize the Top 25 finalists in our October issue and at our 2nd Annual GenXYZ event on September 29 at Mile High Station. Submit your nominatons today!
 

 
 
Who are Colorado's Sustainable Design visionaries? You tell us!
The Colorado Sustainable Design Awards (CSDA) is a statewide program recognizing outstanding sustainable design in residential, commercial and civic buildings and master planned communities. Award Categories include: Residential architecture, Commercial architecture. Civic architecture, Sustainable Communities and Interior Design. Submit your nominations by August 30!    
 
 
We're looking for a few great business leaders!
Junior Achievement and The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce want the best in business – past or present – for the 2012 Colorado Business Hall of Fame! Nominations are due July 15. Go here for the selection criteria and the laureate nomination form.   
 
 
 
 
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Channel 7 News reports on the Comfort Cafe, a neighborhood restaurant where diners pay what they think their meal is worth.
 
 
 
Top 250 Private Companies: Is Yours One? 
Submit your company for ColoradoBiz magazine’s annual ranking of the state’s Top 250 Private Companies that will be featured in the October issue. Deadline for entry: July 22
 
 
 
ColoradoBiz is proud to present the 17th Annual Diversity in Business Breakfast in the Seawell Ballroom on July 13. We will be honoring the Minority Businessperson of the Year and Business Diversity Corporation of the Year. Find out more, and register today!   
 
  
See who's speaking at the monthly luncheons on Aug. 2 and Sept. 13.  Read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section!  
 
Community Calendar
Find out more about the IP5280's 6th Annual Climbing for Kids on Aug. 12. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own
  
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
   
Mile High memories
Publisher Bart Taylor and CoBiz columnist Stewart Schley look back at the origins of Invesco at Mile High, 10 years later. 
 
Fueling the economic fire
Stephanie Steffens, director of the Colorado Companies to Watch program, talks about second stage companies.