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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

‘Business News’ Archives

Ribbon Cutting for new Farmers Insurance

Ribbon Cutting for new Farmers Insurance

The Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for new member and new business, Ray LeBlank, agent for Farmers Insurance. The new office is at 907 Mountain Avenue. LeBlanc has lived in Larmier County for 12 years and in Berthoud for the last three. He has been in sales for many years, but this is his first foray into the insurance business. He has been working out of the Farmers office in Longmont for the past year, but wanted to open an office where he lives. "I am ... Full Story

Snap Fitness Center opening Monday

Snap Fitness Center opening Monday

There is a new fitness center in town. It is located at the west end of what is commonly referred to as the Hays Market shopping center. This center joins two other Snap Fitness centers in the area, one in Firestone, and the other in Fort Collins. The new operation is owned by Milo Carley, who operates the Fort Collins club. Snap Fitness 24/7 is a franchise with nearly 2,000 locations and according to a company press release, is “world’s fastest growing fitness ... Full Story

Jumping Bean celebrates five years

Jumping Bean celebrates five years

By Judy Lehn Windy and Bob Castle purchased the Jumping Bean Coffee House and Restaurant on Jan. 1, 2005. During the month of January 2010, they will celebrate their fifth anniversary with specials, decorations and lots of memories. Done especially for the celebration, Windy and her mother Rikki Dehner have adorned the walls of the coffee shop with pictures, newspaper articles and other memorabilia from their five-year journey as a Berthoud business. It’s a walk down memory lane of ... Full Story

Berthoud business succeeding in the midst of economic

Berthoud business succeeding in the midst of economic downturn

By Judy Lehn In September of last year, in the middle of the recession, two strong women along with their families took on the ownership of a restaurant that had fallen victim to the downturn in Berthoud’s economy. Sharon Dowling, Shari and Bob Nixon, and Ed and Shelly Munholland, (Shari and Ed are Sharon’s son and daughter) are running J.B. Clymer’s Restaurant on Mountain Avenue and are pleased to be able to say that they see a sunny future in store. After ... Full Story

Economic developer focuses on marketing properties,

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Economic development coordinator Stephanie Salazar said that key properties have been targeted for marketing during her report to the Town Board at the Tuesday, Oct. 27, meeting. (more…)

Pros, cons of Aims district weighed at forum

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Residents who came to the Citizens First forum on the Aims Community College tax district on Oct. 22 expressed their varying views while hearing pros and cons from speakers. Some agreed with State Sen. Kevin Lundberg who questioned the benefit of paying an additional tax to be in the district. “I don’t see that it’s in the best interest for the people of Berthoud,” Lundberg said. The $400,000 that would be generated annually for the college from the ... Full Story

Loveland Workforce Center reopens for business

The Loveland office of the Larimer County Workforce Center, located at 418 E. 4th St., which temporarily closed for extensive remodeling in late September, has re-opened for business. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Job seekers and employers can also access Workforce Center services online at www.LarimerWorkForce.org. McKee CEO steps down CEO Chris Cornue is stepping down from his post at McKee Hospital this Friday, Oct. 23. In a letter dated Thursday, Oct. 15, ... Full Story

Economic team looks at ways to attract, retain

By Sandy BarnesBerthoud RecorderHiring engineering consultants to develop the Town’s master plan for infrastructure could be a strategy for attracting businesses, Berthoud Economic Resource Team member Jim Birdsall said at the Monday, Oct. 12, meeting. Birdsall, who serves on BERT’s business attraction subcommittee, said that it is important to understand the capabilities of the Town’s water and sewer systems and how to use them effectively. “The need for it has ... Full Story

BHS ready to ‘succeed in business without really

By Laurie HindmanBerthoud RecorderTickets are on sale now for the Berthoud High School production of the popular Broadway musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” The fast-paced, immensely entertaining satire showcases the talents of BHS veteran performers as well as newcomers to the high school stage. (more…)

Planner pushes user-friendly code

By Sandy BarnesBerthoud RecorderTown Planner Tim Katers said he would like to move from “negotiated zoning” with a different set of regulations for each project to clearly defined ones during his presentation to the Town Board at the Tuesday, Oct. 6 meeting. “What I’d like to do is strike a balance between too much and too little regulation,” he said. (more…)

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