Briefcase – Sept. 9, 2011

Nonprofit notes
The Larimer County Clerk and Recorder Spirit Committee donated over $3,200 to Realities For Children Charities. Realities For Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the emergency needs of abused children locally. The gift provides essential support to Realities For Children’s community programs and services including the Emergency Fund that serves abused children countywide when there are no other resources available.

More than 250 children with celiac disease enjoyed a week of gluten-free meals at Camp Celiac in July at Camp Arroyo in Livermore, Calif. Since 2006, approximately 600 children have enjoyed a fun-filled week at Camp Arroyo at no cost to the campers’ families thanks to The Taylor Family Foundation and contributors, like Canyon Bakehouse in Loveland. In an effort to help Camp Arroyo keep costs down and serve healthy, gluten-free meals, Canyon Bakehouse donated cases of its Mountain White and Cinnamon Raisin gluten-free breads, along with Canyon Bakehouse hamburger buns.

Forty-five students whose parents are members of The International Brotherhood of Teamsters working at one of 12 Anheuser-Busch U.S. breweries have been awarded $1,000 scholarships for their freshman year of college this fall. The scholarship program was established to identify and honor exceptional high school students and provide assistance with college expenses. The scholarship is open to all children of Anheuser-Busch brewery employees who are members of The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and registered as freshman at an accredited college or university.

The Toolbox Creative campaign for the FortZED Community Energy Challenge has been selected as a winner by Print magazine for inclusion in their 2011 Regional Design Annual. This is Toolbox’ third appearance in Print. Toolbox Creative is an eight-person creative agency specializing in strategic marketing and thoughtful design.

The Mitchell Block building in Historic Old Town Fort Collins has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit coalition of building industry leaders. The 33,385-square-foot, four-story Mitchell Block, owned by Bohemian Cos., was recognized for its energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, water conservation and other green attributes.

The Good Samaritan Society Loveland Village therapy department earned a Pinnacle Best In Class award for the second year in a row. The staff, which provides physical, occupational and speech-language therapy, was recognized with two patient satisfaction awards. Loveland Good Samaritan scored in the top 10 percent among the hundreds of skilled nursing facilities throughout the country that Pinnacle serves.

Be Local Northern Colorado has launched its Online Coupon Book, a new service for businesses and consumers which replaces the Be Local Coupon Book published in past years. The online coupon book is free to use and available at Be Local Northern Colorado is a community non-profit which began publishing the Be Local Coupon Book in 2006.

The Colorado Corn Growers Association and the National Corn Growers Association are offering a Public Policy internship opportunity in Washington D.C. for a college junior or senior during the Spring Semester 2012. The selected applicant will be under the direction of the NCGA Washington D.C. staff from Feb. 1 – April 30, 2012. Information about program eligibility, features and benefits, application and selection process can be found on the Colorado Corn website at Applications are due no later than Sept. 30.

Alliance Construction Solutions has broken ground on TownPlace Suites by Marriott Hotel in Gateway Business Park near Pena Boulevard in Denver. Designed for comfortable extended stays, the 99 guest rooms at TownPlace Suites feature full-sized kitchens. The four-story hotel also includes swimming and exercise facilities, guest laundry, interior and exterior fireplaces, a barbecue patio and breakfast room.

Drahota has been selected as the general contractor to manage the construction of the Presidio Apartments, a 240-unit apartment complex, part of the Presidio Development Project, an 85-acre mixed-use residential and commercial development in Fort Collins; the construction of the Parker Skilled Nursing Home, a three-story, 67,000 square foot skilled nursing facility in Parker; and construction of the AltaVita Memory Care Center in Longmont.

Be Local Northern Colorado welcomed new and renewing members Mugs Coffee Lounge, Simply Toffee, Christie Leighton Jewelry, Al’s Newsstand, Garden Art Landscaping, Gilberto’s Gourmet Goodness, Mantooth Co., Young People’s Learning Center, Art Lab Fort Collins, Funkwerks, Akinz, Blue Skies Marketing, Education & Life Training Center, Blue Mountain Vineyard, The Fort Collins Digital Workshop, Sustainescapes, ReSource, Prima Bodywear, Drake Road Farmers Market, Luscious Nectar, On To You Consignment, Heaven’s Garden, Savvy Disco Design, Alacrity Personal Assistants, Mountains Edge Coffee, CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing, twentyseven 27 soap,, Liberty Hill Farms, Boxelder Creek Design, Coyote Gold, and T.L.C. Pet Care.

If you have an item to share about name changes, new products or business news of note, e-mail it to Noah Guillaume at, or mail it to Briefcase at NCBR, 1550 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

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