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January 18, 2010
 
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In the magazine

Green jobs: Trust in Sam Walton, not Uncle Sam
Wal-Mart and businesses big and small – from Denver-based warehousing giant ProLogis to the Boulder Outlook Hotel – are creating genuinely economically bottom-line, dollar-driven new jobs.
By David Lewis

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Executive Wheels: Pretty, sure – but this baby’s got some issues
The 2010 Audi A4 is a beautiful car, inside and out, and it drives very well indeed. There are many plusses in this car. But a couple of negatives, too. By Jeff Rundles

Seven steps to smart email marketing
What’s the sharpest tool in your marketing toolbox? Your website? Web banner ads? A listing in the Yellow Pages? A slow economy doesn't mean businesses should halt their marketing efforts. By Karl Ossentjuk

People don’t leave companies – they leave managers
Employees often leave not because of company policies and practices, but because of bad managers. When employees say they have had enough, they often mean they’ve had enough of their boss.
By Larry Valant

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Community Calendar

“Making Tough Decisions in Tough Times”

Join your fellow Colorado business leaders from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown for a candid discussion sponsored by the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance. Mike Cote, editor of ColoradoBiz, will moderate a panel of distinguished Colorado business executives, who will share their personal experiences with ethical dilemmas that many business leaders face in this challenging economy.

Featured panelists: Mario Carrera, vice president and general manager, Entravision Communications Corp.; Steven W. Farber, president and founding partner, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck; Ding Wen Hsu, co-owner and president, Pacific Western Technologies Ltd.; Lisa Schomp, president and CEO, Ralph Schomp Automotive.

Tickets are $25 and include a continental breakfast. Click here to register.

 


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Top 25 salesperson: Tim Sisneros
Meet Tim Sisneros, Polycom’s territory manager selling voice-over-Internet protocol technology to a 10-state region. In 2005, his year-over-year sales growth was 350 percent; he ended 2009 with 30 percent growth.

 

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ColoradoBiz Podcasts

VanDyne SuperTurbo finds home at CSU lab
ColoradoBiz Editor Mike Cote talks with Bryan Willson, director of the Colorado State University Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, about the development of a super-charged engine with great fuel economy.

THE ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH

ColoradoBiz UpdateLearn more about the 2010 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference -- Managing Beyond the Recovery: New Realities, New Rules, New Values. And read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here.

Help for Haiti

The nonprofit humanitarian relief group Project C.U.R.E. is accepting donations of first aid and hygiene supplies to help Haiti in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake. Donations can be sent to or dropped off at Project C.U.R.E. distribution centers in four cities nationwide: Denver, Phoenix, Nashville and Houston. To assist with transportation costs for medical relief supplies, Project C.U.R.E. seeks the support of individuals, groups, and organizations who are interested in contributing to relief efforts in Haiti. Donations can be made online here or by cash, check or credit card.

The Better Business Bureau serving Denver/Boulder advises that giving to charities to help Haiti through text messages can be safe and easy — but you should still use caution. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has compiled a list of relief groups that meet BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.

Hot Biz Deals

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