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Mickey D's, why have you forsaken us?
Used to be that sending a kid to work at McDonald's for the summer meant you’d get back a person who now had some sense of work ethic and knew the basics of customer service, accounting and team work. I’m not sure it happens like that anymore. By David Sneed

The all-important internal customer: Part 2
If these skilled and committed employees work in isolation, or separate, from their internal customers --- those dependent on their work --- they fail to impact business results.  It is that simple. By Timothy LaMacchio.

COCTW Class of 2009: Colorado Yurt Co.
What started as a home-grown, two-person venture has grown into a 30-person operation with production facilities in Montrose that create everything from 12-foot diameter tipis, tents up to 700 square feet and yurts 30 feet in diameter. By Lisa Ryckman.

   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
State of the state: Up in arms over gun laws
In March, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three laws limiting the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines, limiting ammo magazines to 15 rounds and requiring universal buyer background checks. But the regs are more than some companies can bear. By Nora Caley.

There's still time to make a nomination in one of 14 categories! Two finalists and one winner from each industry category will be selected and announced at the Top Company Awards ceremony on Sept. 11. Now in its 26th year, the ceremony is truly representative of statewide excellence in business and economic enterprise.

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