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June 22, 2009
 
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Entrepreneur of the year
Ernst & Young announced its Entrepreneur of the Year awards for the Rocky Mountain Region on Thursday; seven executives in industries ranging from real estate to technology were honored. By Patricia Kaowthumrong

Setting North Star goals
There are BHAGs, aka Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals, and then there are North Star goals. Saatchi & Saatchi S CEO Adam Werbach made a compelling case for setting the latter - the more idealistic, the better - at the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability conference in Boulder. By Mary Butler

The business case for sustainability
Companies from Wal-Mart to DuPont are saving millions, if not billions of dollars by reducing their carbon footprints, according to Hunter Lovins, founder and president of Natural Capital Solutions, who spoke Friday at the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability conference in Boulder. By Mary Butler

Making the most of your remote workforce
Technology allows you to take steps -- from unifying your communications to encrypting for protection -- to make the most of your remote workforce and gain a competitive edge. By Michael Clark

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Wells Fargo VP CaSondra Devine on the U.S. Hispanic Chamber convention
CaSondra Devine, a vice president at Wells Fargo, oversees the company's corporate supplier diversity. Devine traveled from her Charlotte, N.C., office recently to Denver as part of preparations for the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's national convention, which is in Denver this year, Sept. 16-19.

 

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

  • 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.
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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.

Balle Minority Business Breakfast
ColoradoBiz is proud to present the 15th Annual Minority Business Breakfast. Join us to recognize Colorado's fastest growing Minority-Owned Businesses, network, and hear a panel discussion from a group of dynamic business owners. Register today!
 
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