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Ayuda Management repeats as top-growing firm
When Ayuda Management Corp. posted the best year-over-year growth of any firm in ColoradoBiz's Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies ranking in 2008, founder Maria Vogt reacted by forecasting more growth - and she was right.
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With Twitter, listen first - and then jump in
Social media makes it easier than ever for companies to connect with customers where they're talking about them. But a rush to join the crowd online can create ripples of ill will that are hard to stop.
By Rebecca Cole
Over 80 percent of all new startups will be created by a lifestyle entrepreneur - people who've gone into business to take more control over their own lives and to build a lifestyle that suits them.
By Thomas Frey and Raymond Alvarez
Green opportunities are growing in Colorado
Colorado is expected to receive approximately $170 million as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to invest in renewable energy projects, provide weatherization to low-income households and create incentives for homeowners and businesses to improve energy efficiency.
By Leslie Boyle
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Biofuel of the future: Gevo
Englewood-based Gevo, maker of "biofuel of the future," is profiled by Channel 7 as part of its ongoing, "Road to Recovery" series with ColoradoBiz. Gevo's biofuels can be "put in the car you drive today." Read more about Gevo here and in ColoradoBiz‘s "50 Colorado Companies to Watch" list.
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
- SummitCove Keystone Vacation Lodging is offering a free night in Keystone! Book any two nights and receive the third night free. Use discount code "cobiz3" when you book online, or call us at 970-368-7023 to make a reservation.
- Maggiano's Little Italy's inaugural Great Balls of Fire meatball-cooking contest June 25 at Maggiano's Denver Pavilions will benefit four Denver-area fire stations: Station #11, Federal Heights Fire Station #40, North Metro Fire Rescue District and North Washington Fire Protection District. The winning recipe will be featured on the Maggiano's "specials" menu for one month; each time the dish is ordered, $2 will be donated to Make-A-Wish of Colorado; and the fire fighter with the winning recipe will receive $500 in Maggiano's gift certificates.
- Hotel Monaco celebrates Pride Month with its Mile High Pride package and Summer of Pride (enter "PRIDE" rate code) offers; Receive a complimentary weekend night when booking two nights and a $50 dining credit; or the package includes a bottle of wine, complimentary wine reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly, morning coffee and tea service, a $50 dining certificate to Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, a cultural attractions and LGBT hot spots guide and 5 percent of room rate donated to Human Rights Campaign; rates start at $229 per night. Visit KimptonHotels.com, www.monaco-denver.com or call (800) 990-1303.
- 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.
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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 TheDenverChannel.com.