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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Too many people use the economy, or family, or money or whatever as an excuse not to live their lives. Stop making excuses and make your work an expression of you. By John Heckers 
Job retention is as important as job creation for our economy. That's why it's critical to have a better understanding of the policies that will help employers keep workers in jobs, including paid sick day policies. By Eileen Appelbaum and Tracy Mott
Customers in health care, education, government, financial services, logistics, technology and other industries count on Zayo to provide secure, dedicated dark fiber and IP-based communications. (Watch an interview with CEO Dan Caruso.)
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
They all have one thing in common - a desire to conquer Colorado's frozen yogurt market. Why the sudden yogurt craze in the Mile High City? By Patricia Kaowthumrong 


Who will be the ColoradoBiz CEO of the Year?
ColoradoBiz is seeking candidates for its CEO of the Year program. In partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth, we are ranking and identifying Colorado's top businesses and business leaders. Twenty-five finalists, eight each from small (fewer than 100 employees), medium (100 to 249 employees), and large businesses (250 or more employees) and one overall winner will be selected and featured in the December issue of ColoradoBiz.  Honorees and dignitaries including past finalists and winners will be recognized at an awards reception in January. CEO of the Year rankings will be at the discretion of the judging panel,which will select candidates based on financial success, community leadership and long-term operational excellence. We are inviting nominations from the business community. Please address the three areas above in no more than 500 words.
Submissions are due by the close of business, 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. Send nominations to Mike Cote at  
   Community Calendar
Find out more about the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards reception on Oct. 27. And check out ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events and community events or submit your own.   
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 Today on ColoradoBiz TV
CEO Dan Caruso talks about the practices that helped make his firm a ColoradoBiz Top Company finalist for 2011. Read more about Zayo and all the finalists.    
The Association for Corporate Growth
 ACG Denver presents a Private Equity/Intermediary Networking Event at Sports Authority Field on Dec. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Go here to register! Plus -- read the latest ACG news here and web exclusives here. And check out ACG's Special Section! 
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
Mile High Memories
Publisher Bart Taylor chats with CoBiz columnist Stewart Schley about the origins of Invesco at Mile High .