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February 17, 2009
 
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Why Obama is signing the stimulus bill in Denver
A sneak peak from the March issue:

Priming the new energy pump
President Barack Obama chose the solar-powered Denver Museum of Nature & Science as the locale to sign the $787 billion economic stimulus bill today, which the Rocky Mountain News reported includes $130 million in clean energy and weatherization assistance programs for Colorado. It also includes tax incentives for renewable energy facilities. While green energy is blossoming in Colorado - thanks in large part to political incentives - oil and gas is pulling back as low prices curb profits. By Todd Neff

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Big third down
January's U.S. employment report was the third in a series of massive hits to employment. Businesses are taking a "shoot first, ask questions later" approach to employment, cutting ruthlessly. While more pain is coming, we can... and we will... overcome it. By Jeff Thredgold

Stock your medicine cabinet with Sonoma Cabernet
Studies show that drinking wine can relieve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, improve cardiovascular health, enhance liver function and provide Omega-3 fatty acids. And, based on the Wine Wench's personal research, that's far from where the benefits of wine stop. By Cathie Beck

R.F.K. Jr.: 'Free energy for every American!'
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says the United States doesn't need 20 or 30 years to go from gas-powered cars to electric. Israel is doing it in three years, and so could the U.S., Kennedy told a crowd of about 850 on Thursday at the University of Denver's Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Click here to watch an excerpt of his speech. By Mike Taylor

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Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on "The Road to Recovery"
As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping - and succeeding - despite the downturn. Look for new installments of "The Road to Recovery" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at TheDenverChannel.com, where you can watch videos about about raising urban chickens, an uptick in the auto repair business, the success of a bison meat producer, the expansion of a comedy club and the growing trend for "virtual" offices.

 


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RFK Jr. speaks about energy independence at DU
Environmental attorney and investor Robert F. Kennedy Jr., spoke at the University of Denver last week; among his messages was that he hopes Obama's energy bill will remove barriers to a nationwide solar and wind energy grid.

 

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Graham Russell, executive director of CORE, on Colorado's green economy, part 2
Graham Russell, executive director of CORE or Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy, talks about how Colorado is positioned to be a major player in the new green economy and CORE’s upcoming sustainability summit March 17-19.

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Jeff Thredgold on the economy
Jeff Thredgold, an economist for Vectra Bank and author of econAmerica, on small business, the economy and staying optimistic.

Recession survival
Smooch Repovich Reynolds, of the Repovich-Reynolds Group, on executive recruiting, reinventing your personal career brand and the importance of curiosity in communication.

Bringing jobs to Colorado
Tom Clark, executive vice president of Metro Denver Economic Corp., speaks about the economic outlook for Colorado and bringing new businesses and jobs to the state.

Hot Biz Deals

  • Warwick Denver Hotel is offering two special packages for meeting planners. The Meeting Planners' Bailout Package through April 30, 2009: every time the Dow drops, the Warwick Denver Hotel will discount your entire booking by the equivalent percent. If the Dow drops 5 percent on Monday, you will receive a 5 percent discount for any meeting booked on Tuesday, including meeting space, breaks, guest rooms and food and beverage. And if the Dow makes positive gains, any meeting package booked on the following day will receive complimentary morning and afternoon breaks. For the Meeting Planners' Stimulus Package, the Warwick Denver Hotel will give planners a 5 percent credit toward a future event or group booked (and consumed) for every $5,000 spent up to $20,000 through December 2010. Spend $10,000 on an event now and receive 10 percent off an entire future booking. Certain restrictions apply. Contact the hotel at (303) 832-0318 or sales.denver@warwickhotels.com to learn more.
  • Breckenridge Hospitality: Spring rates start at $85, summer rates start at $95. Packages include free meeting space and a choice of the following complimentary offers: cocktail reception, morning and afternoon breaks, or continental breakfast.
  • Get away for a long weekend! SummitCove in Keystone is offering Colorado Business readers 15% off until Mar.15, 2009. Use discount code: "cobiz" and view our properties at: www.summitcove.com
  • KBCO has relaunched its "I Ski with KBCO" promotion. Check www.kbco.com for the latest lodging and ski deals.
  • 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 www.80829.com to find coupons for steep discounts at area stores.
Best Companies to Work for in Colorado Best Companies to Work for in Colorado is an exciting initiative dedicated to finding and recognizing Colorado's best employers. If you think your organization has what it takes to be honored in the fourth annual "Best Companies to Work for in Colorado" list, register your company today!