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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Employees of the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County collectively raised more than $31,000 and nearly 3,000 pounds of food for the hungry in Larimer County during the 25th annual City & County Food & Fund Competition.
Co’s Auto Group, consisting of Co’s BMW Center and MINI of Loveland, donated $10,000 to the Women’s Resource Center, a local non-profit. Co’s BMW decorated its building with pink lights, displayed custom pink ribbon decals on cars and windows, and made a donation for every car sold to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The donation will be used by the Women’s Resource Center to continue to connect women in Larimer County to affordable dental, breast, and cervical care.
Subaru of Loveland donated a two-year lease on a 2012 Subaru Outback to raise funds for the Stepping Stones Adult Day Program. Raffle tickets for the vehicle are available from the McKee Medical Center Foundation and are $25 each or five entries for $100. The live drawing will take place Nov. 3. The Stepping Stones Adult Day Program provides participants an opportunity to socialize, build friendships, and enjoy stimulating activities in a safe, caring environment.
Sixteen Banner Health facilities, including East Morgan County Hospital, McKee Medical Center and North Colorado Medical Center in Northern Colorado, have been acknowledged by HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, for achieving Stage 6 of electronic medical records adoption. Criteria for obtaining a Stage 6 level requires the implementation and meaningful use of technology that Banner has implemented to support patient care.
Xcel Energy recognized the city of Greeley with its Xcel Energy Achievement Award for installation of high-speed turbo blowers at the Water Pollution Control Facility plant. Based on power monitoring Xcel Energy performed last fall, the new blowers are projected to save 2,786,656 kilowatt-hours annually. This energy reduction will result in 1,584 tons of carbon dioxide saved.
CPA firm Hunt, Spillman & Associates P.C., located in Fort Collins, completed its 10th consecutive peer review examination. These examinations are performed every three years under the guidance of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. This examination is a review of the firm’s system of quality control for its accounting and auditing practice.
NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Weld County residents can now take advantage of a discount prescription drug card program made available by the Weld County Board of Commissioners through the National Association of Counties. The card is free and offers up to a 24 percent discount of prescription drugs not covered by health insurance or Medicare or if you need a prescription drug but do not have medical insurance. The card is available at the Weld County Department of Public Health, the Weld County Administration Building or online at www.caremark.com/naco. A complete list of participating pharmacies is also on the website.
KRFC holds its ninth annual Birthday Bash March 10 at the newly renovated Lincoln Center in Fort Collins. The Bash is a celebration of nine years on-air for KRFC 88.9 FM, with all proceeds benefiting the station. The festival style lineup will be featuring headliner Ben Taylor with additional performance by five Colorado bands including: John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Jaden Carlson and Martin Gilmore. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Center Box Office, 970-221-6730 or www.lctix.com.
Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Drahota broke ground on AMT’s new 10,080-square-foot building at 3920 Patton Ave. in Loveland. AMT develops technology for handling empty soft drink bottles. The building will primarily be used for warehousing and storage to support the company’s growth. Construction is scheduled for completion May 2012.
RiverBankBroker has opened in Windsor. Providing guidance through the loan process and loan packaging, RiverBankBroker specializes in SBA lending, commercial loans and lines, cash management, remote deposit, and more. Visit www.riverbankbroker.com for more information.
The board of Directors for Woodward Inc. approved a dividend of $0.08 per share, an increase of 14 percent from $0.07 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 1, 2012 to stockholders of record as of Feb. 16, 2012. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets.
Be Local Northern Colorado welcomed new and renewing members Core Fitness & Nutrition, Silver Grill Café, Pain Wizard, Colorado’s Best Beef, My Office Etc, Raindrop Retreat Permaculture Project, Leapin Lizard Labels, Mike’s Hard Money, Hearne’s Footwear & Clothing, Home State Bank, MouCo Cheese, Tre@Total Image Salon, Milkweed Designs, Fossil Creek Farms and Ink Works.
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