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Denver Business Journal names 2014 Power Book finalists
The Denver Business Journal’s Power Book is an exclusive look at business leaders in 14 industry categories who were prominent in the news over the last year or who, in the newspaper staff’s judgment, otherwise deserve recognition for recent business accomplishments.
Here are the finalists in each category for the 2014 awards.
The winners will be announced at the awards luncheon slated for Sept. 15 at the Westin Hotel. For information on the event, click here.
Take a look back at the 2013…
Magpul modifies Wyoming move plans
Magpul Industries, the former Erie manufacturer of gun ammunition magazines and accessories, is abandoning plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Cheyenne and instead will occupy an existing property there.
The company is asking Wyoming economic development officials to reduce the amount of an agreed upon incentive package to reflect the change in plans.
The plans are detailed in a story by the Wyoming Business Journal.
Magpul, angry over new gun laws that included a ban on ammunition magazines…
$90 million Fitzsimons hotel-conference center project to break ground soon
A $90 million Hyatt hotel and conference center at Fitzsimons Village in Aurora will break ground on Sept. 17.
The development is the next phase in the Fitzsimons Village development and will include a full-service, 249-room Hyatt hotel and a 30,000-square-feet conference center.
Fitzsimons Village is a mixed-use project being developed by the city of Aurora and Corporex Colorado LLC. The first phase of the project broke ground in 2010.
"There has been a need for a hotel and conference center…
State Attorney General John Suthers to run for Colorado Springs mayor
John Suthers, Colorado's attorney general, announced Tuesday he will run for mayor of Colorado Springs next year.
The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported Suthers' plans. He had signaled he was considering the race in May.
Current Mayor Steve Bach has not decided whether he will seek re-election, the Gazette said. And El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen said Monday she will seek the post.
The mayoral election is next April.
Suthers grew up in Colorado Springs and was a former district attorney…
CU Boulder among top 10 most affordable colleges in the West (Slideshow)
The University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) rounded out the list of the Great Value Colleges' top 10 most affordable colleges in the West.
"More than 1,200 undergrads annually are involved in worldwide faculty research, and with a student-faculty ratio of 18:1 it’s easy to get to know professors," said Great Value Colleges on its website Tuesday. "Thanks to its efforts to keep students engaged, [CU-Boulder] enjoys the highest graduation rates for public universities in the State."
Colorado group brings the return of air, water ballot proposal
The dust hasn’t even settled yet on a deal struck between Gov. John Hickenlooper and Boulder Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to avoid a massive ballot fight over the future of the state’s oil and gas industry.
But already supporters of a “public trust” proposal focused on preserving Colorado’s natural resources are gearing up for 2016.
Phillip Doe and Barbara Mills-Bria, who supported ballot proposal No. 103 — which was heading for the 2014 ballot until the Colorado Supreme Court tossed…
Boulder attorney Oliver Frascona remembered as a 'once in a blue moon' man
Noted Boulder real estate attorney Oliver Frascona was remembered fondly Tuesday, particularly by real estate leaders such as Chris Mygatt, who called him a "once-in-a-blue-moon kind of guy" with a "heart as big as the great state of Colorado."
Frascona, along with his girlfriend Tori Rains-Wedan and her three children, was killed Sunday when the single-engine plane he was flying crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport. Frascona was 67.
Rains-Wedan, 41, was the owner of Educated Minds, which offers…
Workplace courage trumps personal cost, study finds
When a CEO surprised his employees by hopping on stage at a company party to emotionally divulge his mistakes and promise to make changes, it was quite a shock.
But it did improve things drastically at the company.
That was one of several stories shared in a new study co-authored by a University of Colorado Boulder professor that found people in the workplace usually will demonstrate courage despite the cost to themselves, as long as they consider that they are "personally responsible to act."
TeleTech completes buy of rogenSi
Business outsourcing company TeleTech Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of the assets of rogenSi Worldwide PTY Ltd., an international sales and leadership training and consulting firm.
TeleTech (Nasdaq: TTEC), a Douglas County-based operator of call centers and provider of customer-engagement services, said it will add rogenSi to its Customer Strategy Services segment.
The deal was first announced in August. According to a securities filing, TeleTech is paying $35.7 million…
Former judge Jack Berryhill joins Moye White's new alternative dispute group
Former Colorado state judge Jack Berryhill has joined Denver law firm Moye White LLP as a partner and member of the firm’s new Alternative Dispute Resolution Group.
Earlier this summer, Berryhill completed his 14-year tenure as a District Court judge in Colorado's First Judicial District, covering Jefferson and Gilpin counties, where he handled civil and family law cases.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jack Berryhill to the firm and our ADR Group,” said Tom List, Moye White managing partner.…