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November 09, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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In the magazine

Top company: healthcare
As the state’s largest health-care provider, Centura’s goal is not only to heal the sick but to make sure people stay healthy in the first place.
By Lisa Ryckman

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Maximum wood behind the arrow
If you provide the exact product/service that your target market wants and needs, in a way they want it, you will increase sales and margins.
By Larry Turner

Is growth always the key to success?
Ask an expert, and he might say that meeting performance expectations matters just as much if not more. By Theresa M. Szczurek

VAT Chance
No shortage of really bad ideas find their way around the nation's capital on a regular basis. One of the worst is now rearing its ugly head again. By Jeff Thredgold

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On ColoradoBiz TV

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Secrets of executive recruitment: Kathleen Quinn Votaw
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with TalenTrust founder Kathleen Quinn Votaw about executive recruitment and what companies are looking for in today’s economy.


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Hot Biz Deals

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  • Go buy the book! Stay at Denver’s historic Oxford Hotel for a discounted rate of $79 through the fall in support of this year’s One Book, One Denver program. The hotel will donate 20 percent of that rate to buy more copies of this year’s selection, To Kill a Mockingbird, which will be given to the Denver Public Library. To book the One Book, One Denver room rate at The Oxford Hotel, please phone (800) 228-5838, or visit The special rate is valid for stays Friday-Sunday nights through Dec. 30, 2009, based on availability.
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