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Business File: Green Jobs Pipeline for Women project launches

— The Alliance for Sustain­able Colorado this month has launched its "Green Jobs Pipeline for Women," a project through the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor that will promote the education, training and placement of women throughout the state into the energy efficiency and renewable energy jobs market, according to a news release.

The alliance said women seeking work in the growing energy efficiency and renewable energy industries face challenges including wage disparities and historic biases against women in the industries.

The project's mission is to increase the number of Colorado women in green jobs.

Project Manager Kit Williams said the mission would be accomplished by expanding awareness of resources and employment opportunities, building a statewide network of organizations committed to such job promotion and starting an outreach program.

To learn more, visit the Green Jobs Pipeline for Women Web site at http://www.sustainablecolorado.org/programs/greenjobswomen.php or e-mail greenjobswomen@sustainablecolorado.org.

Ski Corp. to host annual Airline Partners' Summit

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. is hosting its 11th annual Airline Partners' Summit on Wednesday at 8 a.m. at The Steamboat Grand. Seminar speakers include Steve Cone, chief marketing officer for Epsilon, with "Marketing Secrets That Shouldn't Be — Why Marketing Today is a Complete Waste of Money & How You Can Beat the Pants Off Your Competition"; Jimmy Roberts, of NBC Sports, with "The Adversity We All Face & How to Handle It"; and business consultant Todd Musselman, with "Creating Opportunity … One Conversation at a Time." RSVP to Ski Corp. at 879-6111, ext. 0, or e-mail kkirkpatrick@steamboat.com.

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Colorado Companies to Watch seeks nominations

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is accepting nominations for Colorado Companies to Watch, an annual recognition effort for small companies across the state. The Edward Lowe Foundation partners with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to create this business recognition program. The foundation recognized two local companies, Big Agnes and BOA Technologies, in 2009.

The Chamber's Economic Development Committee is facilitating the application process for local 2010 nominees. Contact Meagan Coates at Meagan@steamboatchamber.com. The deadline for nomination is Friday, and the application must be submitted by Feb. 12. 

Eligible companies must be privately held; past the startup stage; employ six to 99 full-time-equivalent employees, including the owner; and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenues or working capital, among other criteria. The 2010 awards dinner is June 18 in Denver. Sponsorships are available. Learn more through the Colorado link at http://companiestowatch.org.