Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
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The Zone Health and Fitness and its owners, Greg and Tonya Bobby, is celebrating the company’s 10-year anniversary this month. The Zone opened in 2002, and has developed a focus on family health and fitness.
The Greeley Downtown Development Authority is offering residents the opportunity to design artwork for the Greeley Oktoberfest 2012 Ceramic Commemorative Beer Stein. Winning artwork may be used on posters, merchandise, online promotions, print ads and other event collateral. Submissions in JPEG or PDF format are due no later than 5 p.m. on June 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Loveland Mountain View Rotary Club raised $26,000 from donors and sponsors for Reflections for Youth at its annual Rotary Retro Rewind in April.
The Food Bank for Larimer County received for the ninth year in a row a 4-star rating for demonstrating organizational efficiency and exceptional financial management from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator of charitable organizations. Four stars is the highest rating given by Charity Navigator.
The City of Greeley was announced as one of the winning cities in National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Greeley was the winning city in
the Western region among cities with a population over 100,000.
Colorado State University’s Division of External Relations has won two Gold Pick Awards from the Colorado chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for the unit’s work promoting ground-breaking professors at the research university. CSU was the only university honored in the statewide competition, which featured some of the largest public relations firms and campaigns in Colorado.
At the grand opening of AT&T’s new retail store in Greeley, the company presented a $5,000 donation to the Hispanic Women of Weld County, whose vision is to promote the Hispanic culture, the community and the women of Weld
County as part of its ongoing commitment to the community and workforce development.
Employment law attorney Lee Christian will be teaching a workshop titled “Hiring Independent Contractors: What Every Employer Needs to Know” at 8:30 a.m. May 23. The 90-minute workshop will cover how the IRS defines an employee versus independent contractor and what tests it uses to determine whether an employer has accurately classified their workers. The workshop will be held at the Larimer County Workforce Center and the cost is $39.
The High Plains Library District Foundation is seeking entries from Colorado artists for its Taste of Art Auction. A $100 cash prize will be awarded in five categories as well as a $250 “best of show” prize. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at Centennial Park Library. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Centennial Park Library or by calling 970-506-8565.
The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department’s summer registration for programs is open. Community members are encouraged to register for programs as soon as possible to ensure enrollment. Registration can be completed online at fcgov.com/recreator or in person at EPIC, Northside Aztlan Center, Fort Collins Senior Center or Council Tree Library. Registration is also available by telephone at 970-221-6256, 970-221-6683 or 970-221-6644.
This summer, Aims Community College will offer second through seventh graders a chance to see what college life is like with their College for Kids program. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 4-7 and June 11-14, Cost is $180 per week and includes lunch. Visit www.aimsced.com for more information, course descriptions and online registration.
Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival. The event, featuring over 40 Colorado breweries including nine of Fort Collins’ own, will take place on June 23 and 24 in Civic Center Park. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www.DowntownFortCollins.com.
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The Larimer County Workforce Center has launched a virtual hiring tool for employers to view resumes of candidates seeking employment. The first hiring event highlights youth, ages 16-18, who are looking for summer and long-term employment and have completed Workforce Center coursework. The virtual hiring tool can be found at www.myvirtualjobfair.com.
To celebrate nearing the 20,000 mark for spay and neuter surgeries performed on dogs and cats since its opening five years ago, Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay Neuter Clinic has launched a month-long $20K for 20K campaign aimed at raising $20,000 to help fund its next 20,000 surgeries. The fundraising drive will conclude June 3 when the organization celebrates its sixth birthday with a party in the cat shelter parking lot from noon to 3 p.m.
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