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Nonprofit notes 

United Way of Larimer County is seeking volunteers to participate in the organization’s process of distributing dollars to nonprofit programs in the community. Applications to serve on the Allocation Committee will be accepted through Aug. 31. If you are interested, email Joy Nyenhuis, Community Investment Associate, with United Way of Larimer County, at jnyenhuis@uwaylc.org.

The Women’s Fund of Weld County is accepting applications for grants to fund programs that address the unmet needs of women and girls in Weld County. Grant amounts may range from $500 to $5,000. The deadline to submit an application is Sept. 1. To download a grant application or to learn more about The Women’s Fund of Weld County and the grant process, visit www.weldwomensfund.org.

More than 150 golfers and sponsors convened for the 2011 Realities Cup Invitational Golf Tournament at Ptarmigan Country Club in July. The Realities Cup raised over $37,000 for the Realities For Children Emergency Fund, which provides services and assistance to abused and neglected children in Larimer County, when all other resources have been exhausted.

KUDOS

Loveland Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the construction of its 100th home this fall and as part of the celebration, the affiliate will be putting on a four-day Build-A-Thon, Sept. 21-24. The event will take place in Habitat’s new subdivision – Willow Park – just behind the 29th Street Post Office in Loveland. Three homes, including the 100th, will be constructed by teams during the event.

The American Society of Irrigation Consultants recognized Fort Collins-based Aqua Engineering Inc. with two Merit Awards for Excellence in Irrigation. The program recognizes quality of project planning, design functionality, and environmental responsibility. The projects recognized include the Denver Botanic Gardens Irrigation System Renovation and Water Conservation Analysis for Denver Water.

The Water Pollution Control Facility for the city of Greeley was chosen as the recipient of the 2011 Plant Performance Merit Award presented by the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association. One award is presented annually to a wastewater plant in the three-state area of Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.

The town of Windsor received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting.

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

New Belgium Brewing has dipped into the world of publishing with “Tour de Fat: Sights, Sounds, Feelings, Flavors,” a coffeetable art book celebrating the first 11 years of the Colorado brewer’s traveling, philanthropic bike festival. The limited edition hardcover book chronicles the trials and triumphs of building an event from the ground up. The book is available online at www.newbelgium.com or at Tour de Fat events throughout the year.

Gold’s Gym in Loveland was selected to offer the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program. The program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles that has a unique selection process and requires certified instructors with specialized equipment.

NEW LOCATION

One Tribe Creative has moved to 200 S. College Ave., Suite 140 in Old Town Fort Collins. The branding and marketing firm also refreshed its logo, announced plans to launch a blog, and redesigned its website at www.onetribecreative.com.

ANNIVERSARIES

Dream Theater Colorado in Fort Collins is celebrating 30 years of serving the Northern Colorado area. The electronic system integrator was founded in 1981 focusing on sales and installation of large, C-Band satellite dishes for both residential and commercial clients. In 2003, the company was purchased by Mark and Debbie Hovey and now focuses on home theaters, audio and video systems, Internet connected homes, and residential and commercial integrated systems.

PROJECTS

Funding Partners, a nonprofit community development financial institution, partnered with MGL Partners LLC to support the Nebo Villas Development, a 1.9-acre lot in the city of Aurora. The $250,000 loan for predevelopment financing will provide MGL Partners with early stage construction financing for the development of a 50-unit affordable housing project as part of the redevelopment. The project’s four-story building will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom units that will include Energy Star appliances, forced-air heating, central air, washer and dryer hookups and individual utility meters.

If you have an item to share about name changes, new products or business news of note, e-mail it to Noah Guillaume at nguillaume@ncbr.com, or mail it to Briefcase at NCBR, P.O. Box 270810, Fort Collins, CO 80527.

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