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DEADLINES
The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is taking nominations through 5 p.m. March 31 for the eighth Joseph Jabaily Public Health Hero Award.  The award was created by the Larimer County Board of Health in honor of Dr. Joseph Jabaily, a Loveland neurologist, community activist, volunteer and member of many boards in the county who died after an accident in a charity bicycle race in 2004. The award honors an individual or group who has contributed in an extraordinary way to public health in Larimer County. Nominations must be submitted in writing, either online or on a PDF file from the award website at larimer.org/boards/public_health_hero.cfm. More information at larimer.org/health or 970-498-6700.

FLOOD RELIEF
Loveland-based beer distributor High Country Beverage raised more than $13,000 for the American Red Cross’ flood-relief efforts by dedicating $1 from every case sold from Sept. 13 to Oct. 13.

GOOD DEEDS
One Tribe Creative, a Fort Collins agency that specializes in branding and marketing socially and environmentally responsible organizations, donated its services to Fargreen, a social enterprise looking to sell mushrooms produced by Vietnamese rice farmers. Fargreen won One Tribe’s Give a Brand contest. Public nominations for the contest began last year. More than 2,000 online votes were submitted from 32 states and 16 countries, and three finalists – Fargreen, Athletes in Tandem and the Poudre River Festival – were named finalists in January. One Tribe will share a “behind-the-scenes” view of the full branding process on its blog and email newsletter.

KUDOS
Colorado State University professors Cleon Kimberling and Norman Dalsted were inducted into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame in recognition of their lifetime achievements. Kimberling was a faculty member in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from 1965 to 2005, and Dalsted is a professor and extension specialist. Other recipients include Don Svedman of Fort Collins and Les Hardesty of Estes Park.

Finalists for the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics include
AGPROfessionals and Greeley Hat Works Inc., both of Greeley; FMS Bank of Fort Morgan and Greeley; and Microbial Research Inc. of Fort Collins, along with companies in Minturn and Wyoming. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony set to begin at 5 p.m. April 30 at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins.

McKee Medical Center in Loveland and North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, both of which are owned by Phoenix-based Banner Health, were named among “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” as measured by Healthgrades, an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. They are recognized for achieving better-than-expected clinical outcomes across a majority of procedures and conditions performed, from 2010 to 2012 consistently, for a minimum of four years.

Jeremy Sugai, business development director at Apex Shredding Inc. in Berthoud, graduated from the National Association for Information Destruction Shred School in Las Vegas.

Hair stylist Paul Chef completed 25 years of operating the salon at the Fort Collins Hilton hotel. With training from experts including Vidal Sassoon in London, Chef also often freelances as a hair stylist in Nashville, Tenn.

Burns Marketing in Fort Collins is among the first Kentico Gold Certified partners to meet the Kentico Mobile Competency Program requirements. The recognition is given to partners who demonstrate special expertise in using Kentico content-management software to create websites that utilize responsive or adaptive-based design for their customers.

Fort Collins-based design-build remodeling company HighCraft Builders won two awards and was recognized as a “Best of Houzz” company by Houzz.com, an online platform for home remodeling and design. Its design award recognizes companies with the most popular project images on Houzz.com as measured by the number of ideabook saves by homeowners. Its customer satisfaction award is determined by the quality and quantity of homeowner reviews a company receives during the previous year.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
MBK Machine Corp., a machine shop in Frederick that makes products for aerospace and medical-device companies, was bought by S&DC LLC. Husband-and-wife team D’Wayne and Stacee Cook, operating as S&DC LLC, bought the shop and will keep the MBK name.

MOVES
Fort Collins-based Northern Engineering and its staff of 25 engineers and surveyors relocated Feb. 28 from 200 S. College Ave. into a new, 5,000-square-foot office at 301 N. Howes St.

Signs Now, whose home at 1438 Riverside Drive in Fort Collins was damaged by fire in December, moved temporarily to the former Coloradoan newspaper building at 1438 Riverside.
 
Boulder-based Elevations Credit Union moved its Loveland office from 2495 E. 13th St. to 970 E. Eisenhower Blvd.
 
NEW NAME
AWP Esthetics and Spa, 1224 E. Elizabeth St., Fort Collins, changed its name to Spa 360.
NEW PRODUCTS / SERVICES
Having recently doubled its wood beer capacity with the addition of 32 new oak foeders, Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing went sour with its latest Lips of Faith beers. La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek are part of a 2014 Sour Vintage Single Batch Series. La Folie is a wood-aged, sour brown that spends one to three years in large oak barrels, also known as foeders; it’s sharp and sour, full of green apple, cherry and plum-skin notes with a deep mahogany color. Transatlantique Kriek is a slightly sour, light-bodied cherry kriek beer aged two years in Belgium and then shipped to Fort Collins, where a full golden brew was blended in to round it out.

OtterBox, the Fort Collins-based manufacturer of cases for smartphones and other electronics, soon will offer a wide range of cases for the new Samsung Galaxy S 5 mobile devices. The new line of Samsungs have fingerprint scanners for security and built-in heart rate monitors. OtterBox will produce several series of cases for the Galaxy S 5, including Preserver, Defender, commuter, Commuter Wallet and Symmetry.

OPENINGS
A Papa Murphy’s pizza franchise scheduled a ribbon-cutting at noon March 7 at 6628 W. 10th St., Suite 100, in Greeley.

Akropolis Greek restaurant opened Feb. 26 at 4235 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, replacing Taverna Greek Grill, which closed in December.
 
Compass Cider opened at 216 N. College Ave., Fort Collins.
 
Deadline for Briefcase items is three weeks prior to publication. Please email briefcase items to Dallas Heltzell at dheltzell@bcbr.com with “Briefcase”as subject.

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