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January 28, 2010
ColoradoBiz Update
Glenwood Hot Springs BLOW OFF SOME STEAM at your next meeting
Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge includes complimentary pool admission to the World¹s Largest Hot Springs pool! Book a meeting with rooms for January, February or March and receive complimentary meeting space, coffee service and a Spa Treatment at our Spa of the Rockies..a great way to let all the stress go!!! Meeting space accommodates up to 40 ppl, minimum of 10 rooms booked. Call Ann Denney at #970-945-3339 or e-mail

Politics & Policy

Puttin’ on your jammies for a cause
If you want to hang out in public in your pajamas, you have to shell out the big bucks. Call it dressing down to help others get a leg up.
By Mike Cote

Cap-and-trade needs a fresh approach
With health-care reform on the ropes, a battle looming over the financial reform bill and Waxman-Markey -- or cap-and-trade -- on the agenda, Mr. Obama should reconsider his legislative priorities. By Bart Taylor

Anti-business double-speaking two-step
We are barely out of the first week and are already seeing an anti-business package of legislation being fast-tracked in the name of balancing the budget. By State Rep. Amy Stephens

Mandated sick leave is back
The 15-page bill draft mandates that employers provide one hour of paid sick leave for each 30 hours worked by an employee up to certain limits based on the size of the firm.
By the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry

The party of jobs
In a House floor speech on Jan. 21, 2010, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said that Democrats have been considerably more effective at creating private-sector jobs. ran it through the Truth-O-Meter – check out the results.

Read a chapter from Just Like Us, a book about the lives of four Mexican girls coming to age in Denver, by the city’s First Lady, Helen Thorpe. The excerpt is available at until Feb. 12.

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Community Calendar

Find out more about the Feb. 8 event sponsored by Colorado CareerConnect, a group for executive and professional job seekers. Check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own event.

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


On ColoradoBiz TV

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Economic blues and moos
Channel 7 News reports on how the down economy affected businesses at the National Western Stock Show.


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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on business
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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.


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

  • Vacation in your own backyard! Spend a weekend in Keystone and avoid traffic on I-70. Summit Cove Vacation Lodging is offering 25% off regular rates on a stay of 2 or more nights until February 1. Use discount code "cobizjan25." Studios from $147.00 for 2 nights! Call us at (877) 284-8977 (877) 284-8977 to speak with a vacation planning specialist or go to to book online
  • BLOW OFF SOME STEAM at your next meeting. Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge includes complimentary pool admission to the World¹s Largest Hot Springs pool! Book a meeting with rooms for January, February or March and receive complimentary meeting space, coffee service and a Spa Treatment. Contact Ann Denney at 970-945-3339
  • The Sheraton Steamboat Resort has put together two fabulous ski packages to make it even more affordable to hit the slopes. As the area’s only ski-in, ski-out resort, Sheraton Steamboat Resort is offering the Champagne Powder Package and the Stay & Ski Package. Steamboat is open for skiing and snowboarding! To make a reservation or for more information, visit call 1-800-325-3535.
  • Tired of the pressure to have a date for February 14th? In a relationship, but not the lovey-dovey type? Are you disgusted that Valentine’s Day displays go up before Christmas is even over? The Hotel Boulderado presents an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! Enjoy dancing, drinks, food and non-romantic comedies in the Boulderado Events Center on Saturday, February 13th as we explore an alternative to celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Colorado Companies to Watch COLORADO COMPANIES TO WATCH is accepting nominations for the 2nd Annual Awards. NOMINATE THE COMPANIES IN YOUR COMMUNITY BEFORE FEBRUARY 5, 2010.

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