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March 9, 2010

ColoradoBiz Update

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Today in ColoradoBiz Update

Nine great ways to turn coffee into a job interview

Simply having a large network won't get you a job. You must be proactive in turning networking meetings into interviews or, at least, leads to interviews.  Here are some essential tips. By John Heckers 

Build an accountability bridge

The bridge from objectives to execution is accountability, a bridge that is difficult to construct and requires constant maintenance. By Larry Valant

The creative economy

The creative sector of Colorado's economy is the 900-pound gorilla that few have really noticed until now. According to a new study, this sector is the fifth-largest of the Colorado economy, directly employing more than 122,000 people. By Neil McKenzie

Executive Edge: Michael Gass

As Michael Gass prepares this month to witness United Launch Alliance's 38th rocket launch in three years, he reflects on the first space shot he ever saw - as a second-grader watching on a grainy 19-inch TV. By Lynn Bronikowski

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Community Calendar


Find out more about the Athena Award Gala on April 29 at the Seawell Ballroom. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.

  Learn 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.

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    ColoradoBiz writer Lisa Ryckman talks with Ralph Morgan, owner of Evergreen Apothecary, about what kinds of regulations make sense for the medical cannabis business.

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    Wanted: Nominations for Top 100 Women-Owned Companies 

    Nominate your firm for ColoradoBiz magazine's annual ranking of the state's Top 100 Women-Owned Companies slated for the May issue. Submission deadline: March 19

    Hot Biz Deals

    • Get two tickets for $38 -- the price of one -- to see Brazillian guitarist Marcus Tardelli at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Find other great 2-for-1 offers here.
    • Join us on March 17 for a St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Hotel Boulderado! Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with live Irish music from The Green Party, specialty Irish food and libations.
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    • Hit the links at the Broadmoor! Its 5-star Golf Getaway includes accommodations, full breakfast, one round of golf including cart, locker, club storage and range balls for $233 per person per night based on double occupancy. Plus earn resort credit from $75 to $300 depending on length of stay. Through April 30.
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    Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn how your employees feel about your organization while competing with organizations throughout Colorado to be recognized as a "Best Company".
    Deadline is March 17th!  View the promotional video here.