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Here at ColoradoBiz, the entire SportsBiz team (that would be me with sideline support from Editor Mike Taylor) remains united in the hope that by the time you read these words, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Dallas Keuchel are all attired in new Major League Baseball uniforms that fit properly, display adroit embroidering of surnames and are freshly laundered.

Your 2019 Executive Golf Guide

Ask Colorado Golf Association Executive Director Ed Mate to describe the condition of golf in the state, and he begins to use the word “flat” so often, you’d think we were in Kansas. CGA membership, at about 60,000 rounds, “flat.” Rounds “flat.” Revenues “flat.”

Health Care in the Digital Age

The promise of the digital health revolution is tantalizing: a multitude of connected devices providing personalized feedback to help people improve their health. Yet some recent studies have called into question the effectiveness of these resources.

Rundles Wrap Up: Hold the Snark

A stop at one of those more upscale fast-casual restaurants the other day got me thinking about customer service and the difficulty these days getting what you want from business establishments. I approached the counter, and a rather snarky clerk greeted me at 10:33 a.m.

Who Gets the Dog in a Colorado Divorce?

A recent Washington Post article noted that young Americans, particularly millennials, are less likely to be homeowners, car owners or parents than older generations, but they take the lead in one category: pet ownership.

Education Report: Help Found

Single dad Joe Lesniak has worked as a chef and a traveling salesman, but now he finally has a steady job he loves that allows time with his two daughters. “I’ve never been happier,” says Lesniak, 45. “I actually look forward to coming in Monday morning. I’ve never had a job like that.”

UMB's Mariner Kemper Champions the Arts

The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts honored UMB Financial Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Mariner Kemper with the 2019 John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award for continuing UMB's comprehensive and sustained commitment to the cultural sector through his philanthropy, leadership, business practices and personal passion for the arts.

Health Care Report: Bills of Health

Even before Gov. Jared Polis was sworn into office on Jan. 8, his agenda to improve the health-care industry in Colorado had begun to move forward with the introduction of two bills on the first day of the 2019 legislative session.

Attorney Dave Ratner honored by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts

The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts honored attorney Dave Ratner, principle at Creative Law Network with the Colorado Attorneys for the Arts Volunteer Attorney of the Year award for dedicating his legal practice and volunteer service to the creative industries, including stewarding the development and growth of CBCA’s Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) program across Colorado.

Outdoor Industries Report: Rafting Economy

The Arkansas River is the 800-pound rainbow trout of Colorado’s rafting industry. In non-drought years since 2000, commercial user days typically range between 200,000 and 250,000 on the Arkansas, according to the Colorado River Outfitters Association (CROA).

The Future of the Power Grid and Climate Change

2018 was an expensive year for extreme weather events. California’s Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive fire in state history, with more than 150,000 acres incinerated; 18,000 structures destroyed and widespread loss of life among both humans and animals

Top Techie Basit Mustafa Streamlines the Legal Process

Basit Mustafa is a former IBM executive, a sponsored ultra-runner and an ice climber with a “concrete allergy,” so naturally he moved to Telluride five years ago and started a business. After serving as a board member for the Colorado ACLU, he began asking himself how he could use software to make the life of a litigator a little better.
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