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The truth about annuities
Annuities have earned a somewhat seedy reputation throughout their history. They’ve been abused for years by dishonest stockbrokers, insurance agents and bank representatives without regard to client suitability. It might be the right thing for you. Or you might want to back away slowly -- and start running. By Ron Phillips

Competitive edge: The engaged employee
People are the most expensive and valuable portion of the organization. Tapping human capital as a competitive advantage is the latest breakthrough strategy. Without innovative methods to measure and engage human capital, a company risks falling behind. By Tracy Houston
2013 Top Company winner: Construction/real estate
Oakwood is considered one of Colorado and the nation’s premier luxury home builders and master-planned community developers, having built more than 10,000 homes since its inception in 1991. The builder’s 2020 vision is to build another 5,000 homes annually in multiple markets and leave lasting impacts on each community it touches. By Gigi Sukin

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Three ways mobile app development is changing business
Mobile applications are changing the way we all do business, but by adjusting budgets, hiring qualified IT professionals and adding a dose of innovation to the workplace, organizations can thrive by participating in this new and exciting technology. Mobile apps are not a fad, but instead act as vital communication tools that reach audiences near and far, all at a swipe of a finger. By Tom Tierney

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