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 Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce culminated its two-and-a-half-month Moving Fort Collins Forward campaign to expand its programs for the community and chamber members on Nov. 15. The campaign raised $357,412 dollars, about $25,000 more than the chamber’s goal. Money raised in the campaign will specifically fund programs for small businesses, job creation and public policy.
Logimesh Technologies, a Fort Collins-based company focused on developing an intelligent wireless sensor system for the oil and gas industry, was awarded the Best Technology Development of Energy Harvesting award at the IDTechEx conference in Washington, D.C., in November. The IDTechEx conference is the world’s largest conference covering developments in energy harvesting, a process of capturing and storing energy to operate autonomous devices.
The Northern Colorado chapter of American Society of Women Accountants received two national awards at the annual conference in October. The chapter received the Chapter Achievement Award for the success of its student ambassador program, and the award for chapter growth after increasing membership by 91 percent since last year – the highest growth rate in ASWA nationwide.
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted a three-year accreditation with commendation to the cancer program at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. A facility receives a three-year accreditation with commendation following an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a commendation level of compliance with standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program. Areas included are cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement.
The Institute of Business & Medical Careers Inc. has been named a 2013 Best for Vets in the career and technical colleges category by a Military Times EDGE survey. The Northern Colorado-based school ranked at No. 44. This designation is awarded to colleges that provide technical training and education preparation to veterans.
NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
2nd Amendment Gunsmith & Shooter Supply LLC opened in November in Loveland. The firearm ammo, optics and accessories retailer will also provide gun education, and is located at 418 Eighth St.
Advanced Energy Industries Inc., based in Fort Collins, announced in November that it has acquired Solvix SA, a privately-held company based in Villaz-Saint-Pierre, Switzerland. A manufacturer of power supplies for the surface treatment and thin films industry, Solvix brings a plasma-based sputtering and cathodic arc deposition applications to AE’s product portfolio.
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