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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Chef Laura: The geranium effect
Keeping up with the Joneses isn’t new. You hear about it in the ‘burbs all the time.  Even in dilapidated urban settings, cleaning up graffiti and planting flowers has a wonderfully contagious effect. Here's what my psychology professor called this phenomenon. By Laura Cook Newman

Who needs estate planning?
Estate planning is a difficult task, requiring us to recognize our mortality.  But much heartache and grief can be caused when this planning is ignored.  Estate planning is not only for the old. Begin your estate planning now so that you or your family will not regret it later. By Wayne Farlow

2013 Top Company finalists: Manufacturing
In 2012 alone, Birko received a patent, was recognized as one of Colorado’s fastest growing companies and acquired Espy Technologies Inc., which services the carcass washing and pasteurizing cabinets manufactured by Chad Equipment LLC. By Gigi Sukin

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Rundles wrap up: Traffic jams indeed
Once you create more access, you also create more opportunity for growth, which accelerates the need for more transportation capacity, which leads to more growth. We seem to be constantly building to meet the current demand and by the time that project is complete, there is immediate need to meet higher demands. By Jeff Rundles

 Who's tops in sales? We want to know!
ColoradoBiz wants your opinion to help recognize top performers. For the fifth consecutive year, we'll profile the state's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople in our January issue based on nominations from our readers.

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