Briefcase November 16, 2012


The Loveland office of Kennedy and Coe LLC, an accounting and consulting firm, celebrated 80 years in business with an open house and food drive on Nov. 13. The food collected will be donated to a local food bank in time for Thanksgiving. The firm has more than 200 professionals and offers services specializing in the areas of agriculture, biofuels, construction, feed yards, financial institutions and manufacturing.


Northern Colorado Pulmonary Consultants announced it will partner with the Colorado Health Medical Group on Dec. 17. NCPC has provided pulmonary care, sleep medicine, critical care, research and clinical trials for residents in Northern Colorado for more than 30 years. CHMG, part of University of Colorado Health, has more than 260 providers and 75 clinics, and provides health care and wellness services throughout Colorado.


On Nov. 29 at the Midtown Arts Center, Loveland-based neuroscientist, author and international speaker Dr. Joan C. King will present Create your NEW STORY, a science-grounded conversation about discovering your unique knowledge. The event is free, and tickets can be ordered at or by calling the box office at 970-225-2555.


The Human Bean, a coffee shop with six locations in Northern Colorado, held Coffee for a Cure day on Oct. 19, where all profits were donated to help women battling breast cancer through the Poudre Valley Hospital Patient Navigator Fund. More than 1,200 people participated, raising $8,000 from sales and an additional $2,000 from customer and barista donations.

Carbo Analytics LLC, a CSU-developed and Fort Collins-based company that makes sugar analysis technology, was awarded the Outstanding Venture 2012 at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s 25th Industry Growth Forum in Denver in October. Out of the 30 presenters who participated, Carbo Analytics was one of three chosen to win.


Funding Partners, a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution, has executed a service contract with the Loveland Habitat for Humanity affiliate to conduct the loan origination of all LHFH mortgages. Through Funding Partners’ collaboration with housing agencies and employers across Colorado, the company currently administers loan underwriting, processing and servicing for 29 affordable housing programs.  Funding Partners has developed a framework for programs that address the low income community’s housing needs and ways of fulfilling those needs across the housing continuum.


Drahota, a Colorado-based general contractor, announced that it has broken ground on the $11 million Columbine Commons project at the corner of Main Street and 15th Street in Windsor, just west of Windsor Medical Center. The 62,400-square-foot healthcare development by Columbine Health Systems includes a 30-bed, one-story skilled nursing wing combined with a 60-room, two-story assisted living wing. The project is being designed by Vaught Frye Larson Architects and is expected to be completed December 2013. This is the ninth project Drahota has completed for Columbine Health Systems.

If you have an item to share about name changes, new products or business news of note, e-mail it to Maggie Shafer at, or mail it to Briefcase at NCBR, 155O E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

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