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Gay couples have a Constitutional right to marry and have their marriages recognized nationwide. In a 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that states are required to license a marriage between two people of the same gender under the 14th Amendment. As a result, gay couples may now legally marry in all states. This ruling has massive implications, as rights and benefits extended to opposite gender spouses will be available to same-gender spouses across the U.S. Here are steps you should consider in light of the Supreme Court ruling. By Sarah Wisor

 
Joint employment risks: Three steps you can take
The ambiguity of the definition of joint employment leaves many employers at risk of not knowing whether they are considered a joint employer and subjects many organizations to the liability of several employment laws. To help protect their organizations from potential liabilities due to joint employment, here are three steps employers can take. By Curtis Graves
 

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They’re not stars yet. But they are on the verge, scooting their way to center stage, attempting to unseat the icons of their respective industries. Now in its seventh year, Colorado Companies to Watch, presented by UMB Bank, highlights 50 second-stage companies that are discovering and devising valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, elevating communities, and redefining the marketplace. By Gigi Sukin

 
 
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Kara Peck of B Lab Colorado, which supports the global community of B Corps,  talks about how business can be a force for positive change.
 
Brain talk
Aaron Harber talks about brain research with Patricia Kuhl of the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences.


 
Congrats to the Best Commercial Real Estate Agency – Coldwell Banker!
Runners-up: Column Commercial Partners; Jones, Lang LaSalle
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Whenever I ask a borrower what their property is worth, more often than not they respond: “The Zillow value is X.” This got me thinking: How accurate are online realty sites (Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, etc.) at valuing a property? For this article, I will focus on Zillow, since it is the largest and most well-established of the online real estate valuation/information companies. Should you use Zillow to value a property? To evaluate the accuracy of Zillow, I pulled a Zillow report (along with other comparable data from a lender program we subscribe to that pulls directly from the assessors) for each residential property I inspected. By Glen Weinberg

 
The energy-water nexus
Colorado’s natural environment has always been central to our state’s character, economy and worldwide appeal. For decades, elected officials have worked across party lines to bring together communities, scientists, health experts, energy companies and environmentalists to identify commonsense rules.  As a result, Colorado has become a national leader in responsible energy development and often hailed as a national model.
 

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Sue Heilbronner started her business accelerator, MergeLane, because she noticed something about female business owners: There weren’t many of them. “We were seeing a discrepancy in the concentration in leadership positions in important stages of the startup journey,” says Heilbronner, who cofounded MergeLane with angel investor Elizabeth Kraus. “We got curious about why.” By Nora Caley

 
 
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Aaron Harber talks about brain research with Patricia Kuhl of the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences. 
 
Baby talk
Aaron Harber talks about infant communication and brain development with Patricia Kuhl of the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences.


 
Congrats to the Best of Colorado 2015 Best Property Management Company, SummitCove Vacation Rentals!
Runners-up: Mission Rock Residential, Real Property Management   Read more!

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The manager's worst habits are to a) solve things and b) decide things. No other actions are as debilitating to others. When a manager solves and decides, the only thing left is to delegate tasks to be executed--"Put this nut on that bolt, at this rate." But when we delegate tasks, people feel used. Managers who solve and decide things are fundamental in the dehumanizing of the workplace, because tasks are for machines. Leaders do it quite differently. They train others to solve problems and make decisions, and then they get out of the way. If you're becoming less and less important in your position, you're leading. By Chuck Blakeman

 
Home safety: A building industry issue
Current and past building codes combined with existing design principles and methodologies have not adequately addressed private home safety. Safety in public spaces, not private homes, has been increased though legislative requirements such as those identified in the American’s with Disability Act (ADA). However, even those prescribed requirements are not thorough enough to allow for maximum personal safety in our homes. Recent emphasis in the home industry has been directed towards “aging-in-place” and “universal design.” By Erik Listou & Louis Delaware
 

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In September 2013, 18 inches of rain in 72 hours swelled the Saint Vrain River 10 times normal levels. Jacque Watson, Lyons economic development manager, reported that the flooding left town utilities inoperable, forcing a six-week business shutdown. Some businesses never re-opened, including the Valley Bank of Lyons. Almost two years after the flood, the community still awaits FEMA funds to complete cleanup and recovery efforts. By Pamela Sichel

 
 
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The Ahbe Group
Greg Bacon, Chief Operating Officer of TAG Insurance Services - The Ahbe Group, talks about the consumer experience and changes in the insurance industry.


 
Congrats to Colorado's best mortgage brokers!
Congrats to the Best of Colorado 2015 Best Mortgage Brokers: (Tie) Alpine Bank and 8z Mortgage! Runners-up: Coldwell Banker Mortgage, Cherry Creek Mortgage Denver West.   Read more!

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LinkedIn is a useful and powerful tool for professionals to increase sales and revenue. It offers the greatest and most efficient opportunity to identify ideal clients and customers. LinkedIn is a mighty weapon if used properly and with precision. It can also be a reputation killer when used improperly and unprofessionally. There is no shortage of people on the internet telling professionals the best way to use LinkedIn to increase traffic and close more sales. Some Linkedin advisors offer sound advice and useful methods to use this attention-getting tool respectfully and professionally. They preach that the same rules apply online as well as offline. Luckily many people follow that simple and straight forward advice. By Liz Wendling

 
On the road with CTA: Day 3
The crew cruised to Copper Mountain to spend the afternoon with the resort’s Director of Marketing Dwight Eppinger to discuss tech’s on-mountain impression. Two seasons down and in-development on updates for winter number three, Copper Mountain launched its app, Sherpa, to creatively communicate with guests. “I approached Made [a digital agency based in Boulder] and they came back to us with an audio-based app that fits right in line with Copper’s brand,” Eppinger says. By Gigi Sukin
 

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I say it all the time: ‘There’s no wrong way to deface a nickel,’” says Adam Leech, who’s been whittling coins into hobo nickels since 2008. Buffalo nickels are his preferred medium: He often carves away the metallic flesh and leaves a bison skeleton in its wake, using a microscope and tiny hand-tools. When he’s not crafting nickels into images of Stephen Hawking, dogs playing poker, and Star Wars Stormtroopers, Leech makes a line of rings and pendants cast from his creations, takes custom orders, and runs the Leechpit, a vintage store on the west side of Colorado Springs, with his wife, Heather. By Eric Peterson
 
 
 
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ColoradoBiz Publisher Sylvia Harmon talks about the Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards issue on Channel 2's Colorado's Best.

 
On the economy
Aaron Harber talks with David Higgins, the Executive Chairman of High Speed 2 in Great Britain about his country's economy.
 


 
Congrats to Colorado's best interior design firm!
Congrats to the Best of Colorado 2015 Best Interior Design Firm: Eheart Interior Solutions! Runners-up: Aneka Interiors, Slifer Designs   Read more!

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Unless you just crawled out of the primordial ooze, you’ve heard a lot about how you must optimize your business to make Millennials happy. Coddling, free time and pet-happy policies are mentioned often. In working with many companies that question what to do about this and observing what does and doesn’t work, I concluded the following: Do not build your business around the expectations of the people on the bandwagon tooting their horns about Millennials’ special quality. That’s about as smart as building government policy around Greek pensioners’ expectations. By Todd Ordal

 
On the road with CTA: Day 2
The second day on the Colorado Technology Association’s first statewide Tech Tour took the team of inquisitive Front Rangers from Telluride to Grand Junction. Several themes and collaborative conversations worth noting emerged from the tour’s first stop, which included a visit to the Telluride Venture Accelerator and a tech-centric happy hour. By Gigi Sukin
 

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Chipotle Mexican Grill recently made waves by announcing it will remove GMOs from its restaurants. The Denver-based fast-casual food business has consistently pushed for local, “responsibly raised” ingredients. “Sustainability isn’t really the goal. The goal is to make the very best food we can,” says Chipotle’s Director of Communications Chris Arnold. “It just happens that the best tasting ingredients are those that are raised in ways that also respect the environment, farmers and the animals themselves.” By Eric Peterson
 
 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with David Higgins, the Executive Chairman of High Speed 2 in Great Britain about the economy.
 
On the rails
Aaron Harber talks with David Higgins, the Executive Chairman of High Speed 2 in Great Britain about rail systems.
 
 


 
Congrats to Colorado's best general contractor!
Congrats to the Best of Colorado 2015 Best General Contractor: Shaw Construction! Runner-up: HITT Contracting   Read more!

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Day one of the Colorado Technology Association's inaugural Tech Tour saw seven passengers board a colorfully decorated bus at daybreak Monday to travel from Denver to Telluride, exploring technology's economic and community impact along the way. All this week, tour participants will visit Telluride, Grand Junction, Aspen, Frisco, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins to meet and mingle with communities of varying size and scope that are embracing technology within existing and highly innovative industries. By Gigi Sukin

 
FoCo: Much more than a beer-brewing college town
It takes several things to grow an entrepreneurial community, critical nodes in an ecosystem that together have brought places like Boulder and Denver to the national forefront of tech innovation. One is an educated workforce. Fort Collins, as a university town, has it in spades. A number of large tech companies realize this, and see the secret sauce in Fort Collins that constitutes a quality of life, which attracts creative, tech-minded talent. Intel, HP and AMD—three monster tech companies—make their home in Fort Collins. By Andrew Cole
 

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Dr. Kelly Brooks’ work with fungus at Penn State University has mushroomed into a spinoff startup in Colorado. Happy Valley, Penn., was just the place for such a company to take root: Penn State “happens to have the largest collection of fungi in the world,” says Alan Hahn, CEO and co-founder with Brooks. Building off Kelly’s research into mushroom root structures – mycelium – the premise of MycoTechnology’s business is to use fungi to strip bitterness and other unpalatable aspects – such as gluten – from products ranging from chocolate to wheat. By Eric Peterson
 
 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with David Higgins, the Executive Chairman of High Speed 2 in Great Britain and the former Chief Executive of Network Rail, about rail safety and maintainence.
 
Women leaders
Aaron Harber talks with Harvard Business School Historian Nancy Koehn about women in leadership.



 
Congrats to Colorado's best engineering firm!
Congrats to the Best of Colorado 2015 Best Engineering firm: SSG MEP Inc.! Runners-up: CH2M Hill, EVstudio   Read more!

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For his whole career John* built an arsenal of achievements that did not end once he became a C-suite executive. His success was noted in a number of ways. He was highly respected, called on to speak at leading industry events and his advice was sought after in private meetings. He had a strong sense of accomplishment and was happy with how his career had progressed. Eventually, the full life of an executive lost its appeal and he decided to retire. He was comfortable with his financial position and was ready to have a new life – one where he could relax and enjoy all he had made so many sacrifices for. Except that he immediately felt as if he had fallen off a cliff. By Tracy Houston

 
Vital signs: Prognosis improves for VA hospital
No matter how many doomsday reports flood local newspapers; no matter how many politicians cry foul; no matter how many Special Reports receive top billing on the 10 o’clock news – the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be completed. “Kiewit-Turner is working diligently with Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a final path forward,” says Tom Janssen, spokesperson for Kiewit-Turner (KT), the joint-venture contractor group heading up construction. By J.B. Bissell
 

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As probably everyone knows, Nissan, like all of the Japanese-based car makers, has a luxury division, and that is Infiniti. I drove these two vehicles back-to-back over two weeks, and I put them here in the same review because getting into the QX60 in the second week was something of a déjà vu – they are remarkably similar vehicles. By Jeff Rundles
 
 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with Harvard Business School Historian Nancy Koehn about women in leadership.
 
Alt energy
Aaron Harber talks with Kerry Breitbart, CEO of North American Power, about how his company is incorporating alternative energy.



 
Congrats to Colorado's best architecture firm!
Congrats to the Best of Colorado 2015 Best Architecture firm: Oz Architecture! Runners-up: EVstudio, Stream Design Landscape Architecture Read more!

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Listen to yourself. Many of us recognize this as intuition, instinct, or sixth sense. Passionate Pursuers have the ability to connect with this inner voice. Messages from the wise self may be communicated through head, heart, or hands energy, as well as through intuition. This perception capability is defined as direct knowing independent of rational thought and inference. Your wiser inner self communicates through insights or a sudden flash or idea. You might even have a visceral or gut reaction and feel pain or pleasure. Your inner self, or spirit companion as I personally call this part of me, is always there as a source of wisdom and connection to the flow of the universe. By Theresa Szczurek

 
Education companies to watch
Starting with a single customer five years ago, JMark now develops onsite and virtual training programs for defense customers and international allies, from intelligence to homeland security, cyber security, national security organizations, and commercial entities with education, training, research and analysis programs. With customers ranging from the Australian Defense Force to each of the U.S. military branches, JMark’s approach as a small, agile business has powered exceptional growth. By Gigi Sukin
 

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Marketing is a combination of science and art. Today mobile activity has surpassed laptop activity. Knowing that simple fact allows you to think differently about how you’re reaching your specific audience. The science of marketing uses a combination of psychogenic market segmentation and analysis studies, while the art of marketing creates an appealing community through engaging messaging. By Keo Frazier
 
 
 
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
Aaron Harber talks with Kerry Breitbart, CEO of North American Power, about how his company is incorporating alternative energy into its model.
 
Great leaders
Aaron Harber talks with Harvard Business School Historian Nancy Koehn about what makes a great leader.



 
Congrats to Colorado's best Commercial Builder!
Congrats to the Best of Colorado 2015 Best Commercial Builder Shaw Construction! Runners-up: Roche Constructors Inc., Brinkman Partners  Read more!

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It happened again. On Monday, you wrote out a to-list for the week, but procrastination took over and won again. You got fired up to start a project but were unable to keep the fire burning.  Most likely you chalked it up to a lack of will power. You hit another motivational slump. Motivation is the desire to do something. Shockingly simple! It’s not some magical ingredient that gives us power to do whatever we want; it’s simply the desire to want to do it. Motivation is there -- or it’s not. By Liz Wendling

 
Companies to watch: Consumer and lifestyle products
They say the gift of giving far overshadows receiving rewards from others. But Cloud 9 Living goes one step further and suggests the gift of an experience trumps that of physical belongings. The small company has partnered with more than 600 experience providers to craft memorable moments with more than 1,800 offerings, from becoming a Top Gun pilot for a day to ninja lessons to wine tasting and hot air balloon rides. In 2014, Cloud 9 was ranked No. 16 on Outside magazine’s annual “Best Places to Work” list. This year, the company predicts it will hit more than $7 million in revenues and grow its team 17 full-time employees. By Gigi Sukin
 

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Marketing is a combination of science and art. Today mobile activity has surpassed laptop activity. Knowing that simple fact allows you to think differently about how you’re reaching your specific audience. The science of marketing uses a combination of psychogenic market segmentation and analysis studies, while the art of marketing creates an appealing community through engaging messaging. By Keo Frazier
 
 
 
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Chris Mygatt, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and ColoradoBiz Publisher Sylvia Harmon talk about ColoradoBiz's Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards. Read more.

Breitbart: Energy
Aaron Harber talks with North American Power CEO Kerry Breitbart about the state of energy today.



 
Congrats to Colorado's best wealth managers/financial planners!
Congrats to the Best of Colorado 2015 wealth managers and/or financial planners! Winner: Brown & Tedstrom Inc. Runners-up: Alpine Bank, Edward Jones Read more!

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I admit to having an affinity for aw-shucks people. I’ve met combat veterans who aren’t fond of attention and will tell you they were just doing their job — of getting shot at to protect you and me. My father-in-law was of this variety (and as a WWII vet, the “greatest generation”). Only those who knew him well understood his backbone, perseverance, bravery and talent. Conversely, I’ve met blowhards who are far more hot air and hubris than talent; Donald Trump comes to mind. As a leader, where should you fall on this continuum? By Todd Ordal

 
Companies to watch: Advanced manufacturing
Strong values dictate how FHE approaches work each and every day, accounting for its story of success. Whether customers approach FHE with an unworkable configuration, an absurd delivery date or inconceivable challenge, the team of more than 25 faces customer requests with determination. FHE manufactures, services and certifies pressure control equipment for the wire line sector of the oil and gas industry. By Gigi Sukin
 

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Info ecology
Aaron Harber talks with MAYA Design CEO Mickey McManus about information ecology.
 



 
Congrats to Colorado's best venture capital firms!
Congrats to the Best of Colorado 2015 venture capital firms! Winner: Foundry Group
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In the 50 years since preservationist Dana Crawford revealed her vision for one of Denver’s most beloved shopping and dining destinations, the retail on historic Larimer Square has come full circle. It started with locally owned businesses, but Crawford soon discovered that she needed national credit tenants to make the popular destination profitable. She landed Ann Taylor, Laura Ashley, Talbot’s and Williams-Sonoma. By Margaret Jackson

 
Does your company qualify for R&D tax credit?
Does your company spend time and resources in the development and/or improvement of a product, process, formula, technique, software or invention? If so, you should consider taking advantage of both federal and state research and experimentation tax credits. Also known as the “R&D” or “research” tax credit, its purpose is to encourage innovation and provide a powerful incentive for businesses to continue to invest in people and technology. By Richard Wile
 

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Marketing is a combination of science and art. Today mobile activity has surpassed laptop activity. Knowing that simple fact allows you to think differently about how you’re reaching your specific audience. The science of marketing uses a combination of psychogenic market segmentation and analysis studies, while the art of marketing creates an appealing community through engaging messaging. By Keo Frazier
 
 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with MAYA Design CEO Mickey McManus about his new book.



 
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Much of your anxiety in family relationships flows from your inner list of requirements that connect you to your ‘tribe’. You connect with the tribe when you follow the tribal rules, many of which are unspoken. When you feel that you fall short of connecting to your tribe and honoring the tribal codes, anxiety begins to quickly grow. Perhaps it is as simple as when your family gathers for Sunday dinner and one Sunday night you have plans. A common emotional response may be guilt—and all participants have their role in it. By Lauren Miller

 
Financial companies to watch
With the glut of data accumulating by the second, experts are needed to make sense of it all. That’s where Sanity Solutions comes in – to put some reason to the madness with customizable and easy-to-integrate storage, protection, security, computing and infrastructure. With its offerings, data becomes increasingly available and less likely to be lost, all while bringing costs down. Rather than selling, account executives at Sanity focus on problem-solving. Sanity was recently named Dell’s Partner of the Year for the second year in a row. By Gigi Sukin
 

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I have always been simultaneously awed and petrified by technology. But “advancements” of late scare the bejeebers out of me. Sometimes I feel like that guy in a stupid television advertisement who goes “off the grid!” Nowhere seems safe anymore. For instance, it’s comforting to know that while I’m driving a car, should something happen, I am protected by multiple airbags. Or at least it was comforting. By Jeff Rundles
 
 
 
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Matthew Hamilton of Aspen Skiing Company talks about how businesses can leverage their sustainability practices to take a greater role in energy and climate issues. Read more. 


 
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Congrats to the Best of Colorado credit unions! Winner: Bellco Credit Union Runners-up: Elevations Credit Union, Public Service Credit Union. Read more!

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I want to take this opportunity to challenge my fellow business owners to look beyond the current job pool and begin championing the Denver youth well before they are old enough to be of direct value as an organization’s next great hire. In light of recent news hitting our area about lowering Denver’s fortified graduation standards to eliminate science and social studies, it is up to the people who live and work in Denver to put pressure–not only on city resources, but on one another—to cultivate the next generation of business leaders and innovative rock stars. By John Oechsle

 
Building for Millenials
Denver’s strong economy, solid job growth and enviable quality of life have made the area attractive to Millennials. The number of college graduates aged 25 to 34 living in the Mile High City has risen 47 percent since the year 2000. The influx of these young professionals has spurred a construction boom, particularly in the multifamily market. The most sought-after new apartment developments offer amenities which active, environmentally-oriented Millennials crave – from bike storage rooms to vehicle charging stations to rooftop pools and fitness centers. By Scott Conrad
 

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The Colorado Rockies executed one of the more brilliant business ideas in the recent history of American sports. Unfortunately, it had no effect on the product on the field. Still, Rockies ownership and management deserve credit for recognizing an opportunity to turn around a floundering part of their business. For years, the seats in the upper deck in right field at Coors Field were mostly ignored, only used for popular games such as Opening Day or fireworks nights around the Fourth of July. By Kyle Ringo
 
 
 
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Matthew Hamilton of Aspen Skiing Company talks about how businesses can leverage their sustainability practices to take a greater role in energy and climate issues. Read more.

Green champs
Lynette Myers of the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program talks about how the state seeks out companies that are going above and beyond in the realm of sustainability. Read more. 


 
Congrats to Colorado's best banks!
Congrats to the Best of Colorado banks! Winner: Alpine Bank; Runners-up: FirstBank of Colorado (1st Bank), Wells Fargo BankRead more!

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While you may not be competing for a world championship, team presentations often mean big dollars at stake as well as a significant investment of time and company resources. To win, it's critical that like Team USA, your team has a clear game plan and comes across as a well-cast ensemble with consistent messaging and seamless transitions. How can you ensure you’re all on the same page? How do you communicate effectively as a team? How do you support each other in the presentation during Q&A or objections? Following are some winning team strategies from Team USA. By Julie Hansen

 
Gender: A boardroom issue
Given the gross disparity in board levels—and the less-than-stellar performance by select boards in recent financial crises—the issue of women in the board room has been gaining traction among advocates of good governance. In turn, within the responsible investing space, where an emphasis on environmental, social and governance analysis carries commensurate weight with financial analysis, the matter is growing as a potential risk factor for companies that refuse to widen their perspectives. By Kerby Meyers
 

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When we started our own publishing company, I was big on organization and meetings – the formal parts of running a business. Everyone got used to our weekly meetings where I would talk for 45 minutes. For some reason at one of these meetings I announced that at the next meeting, I hoped everyone would come with their ideas of how we could make the meetings better. What happened pretty much changed my way of doing things. By Pat Wiesner
 
 
 
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B Lab Colorado
Kara Peck of B Lab Colorado, which supports the global community of B Corps, talks about positive change. Read more. 


 
Congrats to Colorado's best accounting firms!
Congrats to the Best of Colorado Accounting Firms! Winner: EKS&H  Runners-up: Anton Collins Mitchell LLP, Dalby, Wendland & Co.  Read more!

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If you’re feeling stressed — or worse, burned out — you know how it can affect your job performance and your home life. But relieving that stress is easier than you think. And research proves it. A new study at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center supports the growing body of good research demonstrating that mindfulness training decreases the response to stress. Members of the medical school’s intensive care unit participated in an eight-week mindfulness-based training, which included meditation, breathing exercises, yoga and gentle stretching. By TC North

 
Small-town business edge
Lunch in La Junta means entrepreneur Rod Stambaugh is meeting a potential employee at the Rattlesnake Bar & Grill at the local golf course for an interview over a burger. The small-business owner doesn’t have much time to play golf these days because he needs to hire more workers. The owner of Sprout Tiny Homes leases the 14,000-square-foot manufacturing space, a former fabric company, at about one-tenth the rate he priced in Boulder County. By Suzie Romig
 

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For many, the idea of having fashion models, that many of us regard as the ultimate form of personal beauty, lose in a one-on-one battle with synthetic humans is a rather depressing thought. This notion that lowly machines, made of gears, motors and switches can evolve into lifelike forms that can out-flirt, out-fox and out-finesse even the sexiest among us is both confusing, depressing and troubling all at the same time. By Tom Frey
 
 
 
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Kara Peck of B Lab Colorado, which supports the global community of B Corps,  talks about how business can be a force for positive change. Read more.

Genuine green
Nick Sterling of Natural Capitalism Solutions talks about how his organization works with communities and others to implement genuine sustainability. Read more. 


 
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Whoever said you can have it all either had a small wish list or a small capacity for reason. Oh, I’m a big fan of shooting for the stars and fearless behavior. I also believe you should do what makes your heart sing — as long as it doesn’t make someone else’s quit! However, too often conflicting objectives cause people to avoid the decisions and actions that would allow them to be successful, though not perfect. “You can have it all” has two different sources, greed or fear. Neither is healthy. Here are a few examples I’ve recently come across. By Todd Ordal

 
COCTW: Engineering & tech
Blackhawk Equipment distributes compressed air systems  – deemed top-tier quality and impressively cost effective – throughout the state with the goal to optimize these operations. The company partners with clients – such as Ball Corp. – sharing data it collects with its ViewAir software. Engineered packages range from modular buildings containing complete air systems to be used in unmanned locations and harsh environments, to cooling water systems designed to support entire production facilities. By Gigi Sukin
 

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While no speed demon, the Prius right from the start and to this day is a zippy, quick automobile that never leaves even the heavy-footed driver wanting. The wonder is that now, after 15 years, you still have to explain these facts to people who have never driven one, or indeed someone who would never drive one and insists on making ill-informed cracks about them. By Jeff Rundles
 
 
 
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TAG-Ahbe Group
Greg Bacon, Chief Operating Officer of TAG Insurance Services - The Ahbe Group, talks about the consumer experience at independent insurance carriers. 


 
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Email is almost 40 times better at acquiring new customers than Facebook and Twitter and 68 percent of companies rank it as the best channel for ROI, so it’s well worth your time and effort to slow down and do it right. An estimated 93 billion marketing emails are sent each day and yet only 22 percent of them are opened. To ensure your precious communications or promotions miss the mark, follow these tips to be deleted with the kind of speed that would put Usain Bolt to shame. By Tanya Wheeler-Berliner

 
Pensions and your retirement
Not all public entities are the same. Many have been very responsible and have adequately funded their pensions. These municipalities still offer investors opportunities for safe, tax-free income. But the pressures are mounting in many state and local entities because of public pension obligations. These issues may take many years to surface because states and local governments aren't subject to strict accounting rules. But, some of the writing is on the wall. By Charles Farrell
 

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Our world changed in November 2008, when we elected a minority as president. It was, unquestionably, a game-changer. Some people are empowered by this change, and some are threatened. Regardless, the election of Barack Obama represented a tipping point to the future.  New expectations have emerged. As we endeavor to improve and make room for rising expectations, let’s avoid extremes – engaging in self-destructive behavior and blaming everyone else while accepting no personal responsibility. By Tom Binnings
 
 
 
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Talking brains
Aaron Harber talks about brain development at different stages of life with expert Dr. Patricia Kuhl.
 


 
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The lawfulness of many policies may turn on a single word or phrase. All employers, union and non-union alike, should think about making a thorough review of their employee handbook and policies in light of a recent report on employer workplace rules by the National Labor Relations Board. It is important to take time to review your handbook and compare your wording with the examples provided in the report. Although the report is not a legally binding interpretation of the NLRA, it can help you make an informed decision about the risks involved in including certain provisions in your employee handbook. By Brian Mumaugh

 
Companies to Watch: Health
At Commerce Kitchen, employees are encouraged to explore “intrapreuenrially” –  to behave like entrepreneurs within the second-stage business in order to bridge the gap between health care and technology. As such, 20 percent of an average work week is un-billable, meant to be spent on exploring with research and development, taking note of what  innovative Google employees do. This helps Commerce Kitchen employees effectively tackle problematic structures in traditional, highly regulated industries such as health care and finance. By Gigi Sukin
 

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I recently had the opportunity to drive two Subarus so dissimilar that it’s a wonder they carry the same logo. There is simply no way in the world that anybody within the company working on one had anything whatsoever to do with the team that created the other. Then I discovered why. By Jeff Rundles
 
 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with Harvard Business School Historian Nancy Koehn about women in corporate leadership.

Koehn on leaders
Aaron Harber talks with Harvard Business School Historian Nancy Koehn about what makes a great leader.

 

 
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Passion helps you step out on the edges of your comfort zone. It drives you do more and play bigger. Your light shines brightly when you are working and living in your passion. All of these factors will directly equate to more success and abundance in your life. When we live without passion, we often fall into a rut, and feel rushed, out of control, stressed out, and completely drained of energy before the day even gets started. By Kami Guildner

 
Companies to Watch: Pro services, communications
Incubated in TechStars and considered an engine that powers marketing content, Kapost manages every detail of the business-to-business content lifecycle, from ideation to distribution. Its tools include a workflow system for creating branded content, a publishing system that can push content to a range of platforms, and analytics systems for tracking the success of a message. By Gigi Sukin
 

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The construction industry has a reputation of tough people doing a dangerous job. And while a lot of people see our projects under construction, they probably do not realize the most important thing being built is a profound culture of safety. These days, our tradesmen are trained from the start to think about how ignoring safety requirements can devastate lives – not just theirs, but those of their kids, spouses and other loved ones. By Paula Eick
 
 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with Harvard Business School Historian Nancy Koehn about what makes a great leader.

Higgins on econ
Aaron Harber talks with Sir David Hartmann Higgins, the Executive Chairman of High Speed 2 in Great Britain, about his country's economy.
 

 
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Longer buying cycles and increasingly complex sales are making it rare that a sales presentation or demonstration ends in a signed contract. Often decision-makers don’t get together for days, weeks or even months to discuss your proposal. During that time, your prospect has seen additional vendors and had to contend with new demands and challenges. How do you make sure that your message is remembered after you walk out the door – and not confused with that of your competition? You need to be sticky. By Julie Hansen

 
Small-town economy fueled by high-elevation airport
From mid-April to mid-November each year, the Leadville-Lake County Airport buzzes with engineers and trainees from across the U.S. and sometimes Canada and Europe, Brown says. Fuel sales more than double and flight operations quadruple during the busy season. The added business helped fund a new 11,000-square-foot heated hangar completed in January, and a new storage hangar is set for groundbreaking this summer. Activity at the airport helped bring back specialized mountain flying courses. By Suzie Romig
 

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The construction industry has a reputation of tough people doing a dangerous job. And while a lot of people see our projects under construction, they probably do not realize the most important thing being built is a profound culture of safety. These days, our tradesmen are trained from the start to think about how ignoring safety requirements can devastate lives – not just theirs, but those of their kids, spouses and other loved ones. By Paula Eick
 
 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with Sir David Hartmann Higgins, the Executive Chairman of High Speed 2 in Great Britain and the former Chief Executive of Network Rail, about safety and maintainence of rail systems.

Breitbart on solar
Aaron Harber talks with North American Power CEO Kerry Breitbart about how his company is incorporating alternative energy intio its model.
 

 
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It’s an understatement to say that Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is an inspiration. But what can we apply to our own lives from Amy and others who overcome adversity of every kind? What do you do when you hear, “You can’t,” “You won’t,” or “You’ll never”? Do you believe it, or do you go out and do it against all odds? When you think about it, we’re all in training for the lives we want—every single day. By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

 
CO Companies to Watch: Construction, real estate
For the most part, when window-shopping, the last thing you’re thinking about are the panes of glass you’re looking through – that is, unless you know Horizon Glass. Experts in window systems, Horizon combines design, installation and efficiency in its commercial and residential projects. Window systems have the potential to make or break the operational effectiveness of a building, directly impacting insulation, soundproofing, air circulation, privacy, natural and synthetic light distribution and aesthetic properties, all the while maintaining structural integrity. By Gigi Sukin
 

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The construction industry has a reputation of tough people doing a dangerous job. And while a lot of people see our projects under construction, they probably do not realize the most important thing being built is a profound culture of safety. These days, our tradesmen are trained from the start to think about how ignoring safety requirements can devastate lives – not just theirs, but those of their kids, spouses and other loved ones. By Paula Eick
 
 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with North American Power CEO Kerry Breitbart about about how his company is incorporating alternative energy into its model. 


Breitbart: Power
Aaron Harber talks with North American Power CEO Kerry Breitbart about the state of energy today.
 
 

 
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Each issue of ColoradoBiz, we’re faced with deciding which businesses to highlight within our finite pages, based mostly on accomplishment, community significance and perceived reader interest. In this inaugural Best of Colorado–Readers’ Choice supplement, we’ve taken it out of editors’ hands and left it to readers to tell us their top places to do business, from banks to dry cleaners to coffee shops to fitness clubs. The result of this peer-generated list is an interesting mix of usual-suspect national names and lesser-known local gems. By Mike Taylor

 
Rise and fall of the labradoodle
While the concept of crossing a Labrador with a poodle is not protectable under patent law or any other theory in intellectual property, the term labradoodle when it was first introduced was certainly trademarkable. Trademarking the term, combined with proper enforcement, could have prevented unethical breeding practices and false claims that “doodles” are hypo-allergenic. By Peter Lemire
 

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The construction industry has a reputation of tough people doing a dangerous job. And while a lot of people see our projects under construction, they probably do not realize the most important thing being built is a profound culture of safety. These days, our tradesmen are trained from the start to think about how ignoring safety requirements can devastate lives – not just theirs, but those of their kids, spouses and other loved ones. By Paula Eick
 
 
 
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TeamSnap
TeamSnap President & CEO Dave Dupont talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 
 

 
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They’re not stars yet. But they are on the verge, scooting their way to center stage, attempting to unseat the icons of their respective industries. Now in its seventh year, Colorado Companies to Watch, presented by UMB Bank, highlights 50 second-stage companies that are discovering and devising valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, elevating communities, and redefining the marketplace. By Gigi Sukin

 
Flip cravings into contentment
Addictions and cravings in life have many different faces, yet the same result: they block your ability to remember that you can choose your response to life which at many times involves seeking out the appropriate assistance that supports your desire to show up with the best version of yourself. According to Webster, an addiction is to give oneself over to a strong habit, and a craving is to long for something eagerly. Unhealthy cravings in life flow from an unsatisfied state of being. By Lauren Miller
 

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In a city founded by gold prospectors, 14 professionals staked their claim to global business knowledge provided by Washington University’s Olin Business School. For 20 months, these professionals—the inaugural class of Olin’s Executive MBA program in Denver—explored new management territory and engaged in self-discovery to lead their people and organizations more effectively. By Stuart Bunderson
 
 
 
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TeamSnap President & CEO Dave Dupont talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.

enVision
enVision Business Consulting Managing Partners Kurt Wolf and Rob Novick talk about why their company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 

 
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On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in Coats v. Dish Network, LLC, that employers with a drug-free workplace policy have the right to take adverse action against employees who test positive for marijuana, even if the employees fully comply with the state’s medical marijuana laws, do not use marijuana at the workplace, and are not impaired on the job. This landmark decision affirms the right of employers to require that their employees comply with all federal drug laws, regardless of their states’ marijuana laws.
By Lino Lipinsky and Joel Pratt


 
Eyes on the road, and on the money
Sue Heilbronner started her business accelerator, MergeLane, because she noticed something about female business owners: There weren’t many of them. “We were seeing a discrepancy in the concentration in leadership positions in important stages of the startup journey,” says Heilbronner, who cofounded MergeLane with angel investor Elizabeth Kraus. “We got curious about why.” By Nora Caley
 

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In a city founded by gold prospectors, 14 professionals staked their claim to global business knowledge provided by Washington University’s Olin Business School. For 20 months, these professionals—the inaugural class of Olin’s Executive MBA program in Denver—explored new management territory and engaged in self-discovery to lead their people and organizations more effectively. By Stuart Bunderson
 
 
 
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enVision Business Consulting Managing Partners Kurt Wolf and Rob Novick talk about why their company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.

UrgentRX
UrgentRX CEO and founder Jordan Eisenberg, talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.

 

 
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Across all industries, the battle cry of many hiring managers is the difficulty in finding candidates who will fit within their corporate culture. Having recently worked with a number of clients on their hiring needs, I know the dilemma all too well – resumes come in, candidates interview, but none present themselves as the right person for the job. Even as hiring managers find individuals with the right skill set and commitment – which is a tall order in and of itself – unknowns remain. What’s missing? By Blair Koch

 
Protecting a legacy
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average age of farmers and ranchers is 55.9 years, putting them among America’s oldest workers. The impending retirement within this demographic leads the way for a new generation of agriculture professionals to take over a primary sector of the U.S. economy. Farming and ranching families faced with identifying who will operate the business next may want to consider working with a wealth management professional for many reasons. By Tanga Alexander
 

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In a city founded by gold prospectors, 14 professionals staked their claim to global business knowledge provided by Washington University’s Olin Business School. For 20 months, these professionals—the inaugural class of Olin’s Executive MBA program in Denver—explored new management territory and engaged in self-discovery to lead their people and organizations more effectively. By Stuart Bunderson
 
 
 
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UrgentRX CEO and founder Jordan Eisenberg talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.

RevGen
Michael Turner, president & CEO of RevGen Partners, talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 

 
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Strong personal power gives you the opportunity to become mindful. However, recent brain research suggests that as people gain power, or even perceive that they have more power, they tend to become less empathetic and mindful. As you develop more inner strength and personal and/or positional power, it’s critical that you consciously work to develop your mindfulness. Mindful powerful can create immense inner peace and contentment. By TC North

 
Making business sense of health care
Misguided decisions on health care amidst external confusion and change are open threats to any company’s reputation on a number of levels. The risks of litigation, the high fines for non-compliance, the political risks with programs that discriminate, the potential polarization with unions, unpredictable legislation and the debilitating results from misaligned health care strategies are greater than ever. By Leo Tokar
 

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In a city founded by gold prospectors, 14 professionals staked their claim to global business knowledge provided by Washington University’s Olin Business School. For 20 months, these professionals—the inaugural class of Olin’s Executive MBA program in Denver—explored new management territory and engaged in self-discovery to lead their people and organizations more effectively. By Stuart Bunderson
 
 
 
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Michael Turner, president & CEO of RevGen Partners, talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.

Celebrity activism
Aaron Harber talks with AEG Live CEO Chuck Morris about celebrities in politics and philanthropy.

 

 
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So how can you turn your life and your company into a Triple Crown winner? How can you be a Company To Watch? It’s no place for a one-hit-wonder. To be a winner is to find your passion and do what you were designed to do – then build the team, make the investment, and have perseverance, patience and the desire and ability to stick it out even when it burns. When the finish line is in sight, and the competition is thundering up behind you and you wonder if you can make it? That’s when you dig in. Run. Fast. Win. By Erin Gibbs

 
Idaho Springs tourist appeal
Tucked along Interstate 70 about 30 miles west of Denver, Idaho Springs is more than an oasis or fuel stop for motorists from the Front Range en route to Colorado’s mountain resort country. Getting more tourists to slow down and visit the historic gold-rush town has been a priority, and Idaho Springs and Clear Creek County have staked claim to a collaborative and inventive approach to grass-roots tourism development.  By Whitney Van Cleave
 

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In a city founded by gold prospectors, 14 professionals staked their claim to global business knowledge provided by Washington University’s Olin Business School. For 20 months, these professionals—the inaugural class of Olin’s Executive MBA program in Denver—explored new management territory and engaged in self-discovery to lead their people and organizations more effectively. By Stuart Bunderson
 
 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with AEG Live Rocky Mountain CEO Chuck Morris about celebrity involvement with politics and charities.

Music's future
Aaron Harber talks with AEG Live CEO Chuck Morris about the future of the music industry.
 

 

 
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In my role as chair of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), I’ve learned that one of the powerful things men can do in the gender equality discussion is be a male advocate. This is easy to say, but difficult to do. Recently, there has been some controversy around the role of male advocates and an ensuing debate, not about the core issue of gender diversity, but about how men who are trying to be helpful potentially make things worse through their actions. By Brad Feld

 
Bad guys want health records
Sure, identity thieves like stolen credit card numbers. But they love pilfered electronic health records. “Credit card numbers are worth 50 cents or $1 on the open market,” says Sean Bruton, VP of product at HOSTING, a Denver-based data center provider. “Health-care records are going for $50.” With cloud-based systems increasingly popular in the health-care world, this means there are a lot of bad guys lurking around every virtual corner. By Eric Peterson
 

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At risk of sounding like a yoga teacher or a self-help guru, I think most people strive for balance. We want city budgets to be balanced, our football teams to find balance as a cohesive unit and most of us aspire to have some type of work-life balance. Instead, I’d like to take a closer look at finding balance as it relates to a very specific leadership skill. By Derek Murphy
 
 
 
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Music musings
Aaron Harber talks with AEG Live CEO Chuck Morris about his music management career.

 

 
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You wear many hats…perhaps you are an employee, parent, sports enthusiast, traveler, author, creative genius. You likely are an investor as well. That part of your life, though, has a unique characteristic: unlike with many of the hats you wear, taking risks is a necessary part of the endeavor. Understanding those risks and then managing them smartly will help you be successful—and help to instill confidence in your investments.  Let’s look at how you can build a more effective portfolio. By Herb White

 
Glendale's 70's spirit
It’s hard to imagine if you weren’t around in the ‘70s and ‘80s, but the little city of Glendale used to be Denver’s go-to center for drinking, dining, dancing and other fun. Alas, long gone are Confetti’s, The Lift, Thrills and the outrageous Celebrity Sports Center, a recreational cathedral with a giant bowling alley and Olympic-sized swimming pool and too many other amusements to mention, so named because it was the brainchild of Walt Disney. By Mike Taylor
 

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The 2015 Audi allroad is basically an A4 Avant. Sure, like all Audis, it has quattro AWD (a great system, by the way), but there is absolutely nothing about this car that would tempt you to take it on anything other than a maintained road. It actually shocked me that it was so small and slight. The name “allroad” used to evoke images of rugged toughness; now it suggests a play date outing to Elitch’s. By Jeff Rundles
 
 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with AEG Live Rocky Mountain CEO Chuck Morris about his career in music management.

Colorado Music Hall of Fame
Aaron Harber talks with AEG Live Rocky Mountains president and CEO Chuck Morris about the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
 

 
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Should you invest in real estate for the long term? This all depends on a number of factors: how high can you make rents and still attract high quality long term tenants, how low can you buy a quality property, how much are you going to put into the property (I used a pretty low expense estimate in my analysis, one roof replacement of $15,000 blows the analysis out), and finally how much of a hassle do you want to take on with a rental property?  Owning a rental property typically is not a passive investment. By Glen Weinberg

 
Frontier's flying circus
Ultra Low-Cost carrier, to the normal person, sounds like a good deal. Hey, I can fly for cheap! But clowns, while silly, aren’t stupid: Only the actual flying costs are ultra low; everything else will make your orange hair stand on end. The airline now charges not only for baggage, and pretty steep, I might add, but also charges upwards of $25 to $35 for a carry-on bag. And don’t get me started about the $2 Cokes and $3 snacks. By Jeff Rundles
 

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A couple weeks ago, I was asked to speak at the 8th annual Turkish Postal Symposium. I focused my talk around a central question – “How long will it be before we can mail a package and have it travel to a city on the other side of the world without ever being touched by human hands?” As we move further down the path of automation, this is a reasonable question to be asking. By Tom Frey

 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with AEG Live Rocky Mountains president and CEO Chuck Morris about the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

Trillions
Aaron Harber talks with Mickey McManus about his new book.
 
 
 

 
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I recently met with a prospective client and his team about their organizational challenges. One team member repeatedly talked about a “solution set” he used in a different company. It was a miracle cure, and he was sure his new organization should employ it—before they codified the problem or clearly identified the objectives (I pointed this out to him and didn’t get the assignment). When you become enamored with your technology or process at the expense of clearly identifying your objectives and solving the problem with the best solution, you get messed up. By Todd Ordal

 
Portfolio rebalancing: How & why
The general focus of rebalancing is twofold: to maintain the appropriate risk profile on portfolios and to focus on the "buy low, sell high" fundamentals. While most investors focus on the price side of the "buy low, sell high" strategy, there is an important "buy low, sell high" income component to the strategy as well. By Charlie Farrell
 

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In 1995, Gretchen Selfridge played hard to get. After two months of job offers from Chipotle Mexican Grill – then a two-shop operation – she met founder and CEO Steve Ells, and changed her mind. Fast-forward, and from its humble beginnings at the corner of Evans Avenue and Gilpin Street, the publicly traded burrito empire has grown to 1,780 restaurants, 53,000 employees and a $21.05 billion market cap. The Denver-based company has redefined fast food. By Gigi Sukin

 
 
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Aaron Harber talks with MAYA Design CEO Mickey McManus about his new book, Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology.

Info ecology
Aaron Harber talks with Mickey McManus about the "information ecology". 
 
 

 
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You’ve submitted your resume, maybe endured multiple rounds of interviews with HR, the hiring manager and team members, and now you are staring at the rejection letter. “After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that we have chosen another candidate.” You are begging for feedback, but most employers are not forthcoming with reasons on why you didn’t make the cut. Let’s face it – rejection hurts. Some employers might help you out and offer a few pieces of advice, but majority of employers don’t tell you where you took a wrong turn. By Shawna Simcik

 
How to protect your portfolio
Economic developments take time to play out and markets often remain highly volatile in the immediate wake of a world crisis. Aside from keeping history in mind, how might you cope in our ever-changing world? Remember to not get trapped in the noise as an individual investor. Avoid making kneejerk changes to your portfolio. Keep the bigger picture in mind, and evaluate your allocations from a long-term perspective. By Todd Hauer
 

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Here’s Charlie Coglianese’s education vision: Help 1 million kids with his software platform for personalized, data-driven instruction. “If we can get to that stage I’ll feel really great about what we’ve done,” he says. “I’m still not sure I’ll hang the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner, but it would be an amazing milestone.” Coglianese and his Denver-based startup, Schoolrunner, are well on their way. By Lisa Ryckman

 
 
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Since 2008, the Infinity Park Event Center has been marrying professional, individualized service with the amenities and technology a world-class metro area demands.

Dry Dock Brewing
Michelle Reding and Kevin Delange of Dry Dock Brewing Co. talk about why their company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 

 
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There will be a downturn. It might be in a day. It might be in a year. It might be in a decade. We have no idea when it will come, but it will come. We are in a very positive part of the startup/entrepreneurship cycle. Given that, there is a regularly occurring discussion about whether or not we are in a bubble, or this is a bubble, or is a bubble forming, or some other bubble thing. The conversations devolve quickly into “Yes, we are” and “No, we aren’t.” By Brad Feld

 
Mountain-grown entrepreneurs
Communities in the northern and central mountains of Colorado rely heavily on tourism dollars, but are trying to reduce that level of dependence by courting a different type of tourist. Repeat visitors and second homeowners are considered more impactful in helping broaden business diversity. Economic planners want to attract avid fly-fishermen, skiers and adventure cyclists to become future business owners who create good-paying, year-round jobs and support economic stability. By Suzie Romig
 

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I drove my BMW-looking Camry for a week, loved it almost completely, and I was eager to get the Avalon to see how the Toyota basics played out in a larger, more-luxury model. Turns out I was disappointed in the Avalon, or rather Toyota – not because I didn’t love the Avalon, which I did, but because it just felt and looked exactly like the Camry, so much so that I sometimes forgot I wasn’t driving the Camry. By Jeff Rundles

 
 
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Co-owners Michelle Reding and Kevin Delange of Dry Dock Brewing Co. talk about why their company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.
 
Atlas Advertising
Atlas Advertising CEO Ben Wright talks about why his company is a Colorado Company to Watch. Read more.

 

 
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Do you believe this mind-numbing pace in body-numbing surroundings is sustainable? Not only does this take a toll on your mind, body and soul, living your life at this pace diminishes your creative capacity. Yet I hear the pride manifested in living at this pace every day. “I’ve been crazy-busy this week, and haven’t had a moment to myself!” “I am a master at multi-tasking: I cooked dinner, helped my child with his homework and did a conference call all at the same time.” Sound familiar? By Kami Guildner

 
More future dream home
This final stage puts it all together, combining the symbiotic relationship that we form with our home, anticipating our needs, morphing itself in shape and size, creating it’s own power, lights, music, media, and communication with the rest of the world, as our daily living becomes second nature. Our homes become an integral part of who we are, our friend and confidant, an extension of our humanness, attentive to our desires, but knowing when we’ve reached our limits. By Tom Frey
 

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