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Lately, the retail gods have been smiling on Colorado.  In October we got our first Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ Donuts.  Not to be outdone, the delightfully weird Oregon-based Voodoo Donuts opens this month.  And now…Joe’s!  At long last, these coastal businesses can no longer dismiss the inland pull of Coloradan consumers’ buying power. If you’re asking “why all the fuss?” it can best be answered two ways: By Laura Cook Newman

 
Overtime: It's a big deal
Rules for how and when to pay overtime come from two sources, federal and state. Federal overtime law is found in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Many employers with the best of intentions find themselves in trouble with overtime because of the complexity over when to pay it, how to calculate it, and to which employees it applies. Hopefully the following helpful hints will help you stay in compliance with federal and state overtime requirements. By Kalen Fraser
 
For more than 40 years, nationally recognized burger brand Red Robin has built a reputation as “the gourmet burger expert” after moving its corporate headquarters to Colorado in 1996. But the company has faced numerous challenges, including macroeconomic headwinds, intense competition and declining financial performance, requiring innovation and resolve to stay afloat. By Gigi Sukin

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Pete Sheinbaum, LinkSmart’s founder and CEO, cut his online entrepreneurial teeth with E! Online before dodging the dot-bomb by connecting with DailyCandy in 2000. He worked as COO and CEO for the women’s lifestyle e-blast. Along the way, Sheinbaum learned a powerful lesson. “We were missing a big opportunity on our website,” he says. “People would come, sign up and never come back. We could build it all day and we could sell it all day, but we had trouble getting people to go there.” Digging deeper, Sheinbaum says he realized that in-text links had a click-through rate that was about 20 times that of the site’s banner ads. By Eric Peterson
 
 
      
 
 
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Now through Jan. 4: Walker Fine Art  presents “MOND:SEE” featuring mixed media work by Sabin Aell and stainless steel sculpture by Jonathan Hils. This exhibition explores the mystical feeling  when the moon reflects onto water, eerie yet promising. The back gallery has Eric Corrigan screen prints, Katrin Moller paintings and Christopher DeKnikker wood wall reliefs.
 

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