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January 22, 2009
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Turning Colorado grease into gold
Restaurants and even home chefs produce a prodigious amount of cooking oil (deep-fry your Thanksgiving turkey this year?) and getting rid of it can be daunting. One Boulder-based company plans to break ground this year on a biodiesel-production facility to turn that grease into gold. By Heather McWilliams

Year of the Deal
According to the Chinese, January 26th marks the beginning of the Year of the Ox. I predict 2009 will be the "Year of the Deal" because every airline, hotel, car rental company, tour operator and country with a tourism department will work hard to get your travel dollars. By Robert Polk

From the January Issue

Business survival 101
This recession can’t last forever. So don’t hunker down, put your head in the sand and ride it out. There are some actions businesses can take now to survive. By Nora Caley


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Executive Edge: Chris Lowney, JP Morgan managing director and author
In light of President Obama’s inauguration speech yesterday, we’re re-running this December interview with Lowney, a one-time Jesuit seminarian who later served for 17 years as a managing director of JP Morgan & Co. Lowney went on to write “Heroic Leadership” about how leadership and self-awareness can help companies in difficult economic times.


Hot Biz Deals

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  • The Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Restaurant Kevin Taylor by offering guests an exclusive three course prix fixe menu at $99 for two from Jan. 5 – Feb. 12. Call 303-820-2600 and ask for the anniversary menu when making reservations or visit online at
  • Monarch Ski and Snowboard area extended their value-added offer for shopping in the quaint historic community until the end of February. Spend $75 shopping, dining or at the spa and receive a free companion lift ticket for Monarch Mountain. Visit to find coupons for steep discounts at area stores.