Flower donations; new building sold; more – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Big O Tires remembers moms with flowers

Big O Tires of Loveland, continuing its tradition, delivered potted flowers to Lakeview Commons Nursing Facilities, Good Samaritan Society and Brookdale Mariana Butte for Mother’s Day.

Big O Tires of Loveland purchased potted flowers for nearly 170 Fossil Creek Nursery moms for the effort, a news release said.

The Mother’s Day tradition began eight years ago and was the brainchild of Big O Tires owner Dana Foote, who along with his wife, Laura, wanted to make sure moms in a nursing home know they weren’t forgotten on Mother’s Day.

The first year, they delivered 25 potted flowers to mothers at a nursing home and, after receiving thank you cards and feedback, decided to make it an annual tradition, the statement said.

Office building sold for $1.925 million

Investment brokerage firm SVN Denver Commercial has announced the sale of 2948 Ginnala Drive in Loveland, an 8,200 square foot office building.

The newly constructed office building was sold to a single owner/user, an engineering firm, for $1,925,000.

Cobey Wess with the North Colorado Division of SVN Denver Commercial represented the seller, Ginnala Plaza, LLC. Dalton Sybrant with Keller Williams Realty Northern Colorado represented the buyer.

The seller will complete the leasehold improvements totaling $700,000.

Office Chair Plans Rooftop Social Events

Desk Chair Workspace, 201 E. Fourth St., Loveland, will offer monthly rooftop social events from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, May 27, June 10, July 22, and August 26.

The rooftop will open from 5 p.m. and DJ Brian Howe will start the music at 6 p.m.
Admission is $5. Tickets are two-hour time slots.

RSVPs are necessary as space will be limited. Visit eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-social-tickets-321363265177.

New storage facility opens on Second Street in Burgdorf

The grand opening of the new 2nd Street self-storage facility will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

The public is welcome. Facility owners Nick Husen and Chineze Christopher will be present, as well as the Burgdorf Chamber of Commerce.

The storage development is located at 945 N. Second St., Burgdorf, close to local commerce and surrounding residences.

It features over 66,000 square feet of a mix of drive-through and climate-controlled storage, with units in multiple sizes; sale of boxes, locks, tape and packaging supplies; and security technology, including cameras, lighting, and secure access to property and units.

McCauley Constructors, Inc. completed the new storage facility in April.

Fort Collins grocers no longer offer plastic bags

Fort Collins’ plastic bag ordinance went into effect May 1.

Under the ordinance passed by the city in 2021, major grocery stores will no longer provide plastic bags for grocery shopping, and there will be a 10-cent charge for each paper bag, except for customers who participate. to local, state and federal programs. aid programs.

Stores covered by the order include five King Soopers locations, four Safeway locations, three Target locations, two Sprouts locations, two Walmart locations, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Lucky’s Market, according to the city’s website.

The money raised will be shared between the grocers and the city of Fort Collins, with the grocers using their share for staff training, paper bag cost recovery, promotional items and signage for their stores. The city will use its share for efforts to reduce plastic pollution, reduce waste, and increase efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

The city encourages shoppers to bring reusable bags.

For more details, visit ourcity.fcgov.com/plastics/widgets/27011/faqs.

Kristi Briles to head Respite Care Inc.


Kristi Briles has been named the new CEO of Respite Care Inc., which provides acute care for children with developmental disabilities, providing respite for their families.

“After a very thorough search, by a committed search committee, Kristi is the perfect person to lead this incredible organization. She has the experience, positive attitude and passion to lead respite care as we go. as the agency moves forward,” LeAnn Massey, the current chief executive, said in a press release.

Massey will retire on June 1, 2022.

Briles worked in the Thompson School District for 10 years as a special education administrator. She earned her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Argosy University, and a license as director of special education from the University of Northern Colorado.

She has lived in Loveland since 2000 and has three children.

“I am humbled and honored to be part of an organization that has served children, families and our community since 1982. I am thrilled to join the respite care team as we maintain the mission and philosophy , while expanding to serve more children and families in our community,” Briles said in the release.

Online job fair for women offered on Tuesday

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will host a virtual career fair for women and female veterans from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Many women have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, and the job fair is designed to help them find jobs and learn about free career counseling services, according to a press release.

Attendees will not only be able to connect with employers who are hiring, but they will also be able to learn about learning opportunities, mental health and childcare resources, how changes in employment affect benefits such as TANF and SNAP, VA disability claims, financial planning and more.

Sign up at bit.ly/3w9ktrk.

The EV webinar will take place on May 19

Drive Electric Colorado will be offering a webinar at 7 p.m. on May 19 on “How You Can Afford an Electric Vehicle.”

The free virtual event is designed to help interested Coloradans learn more about the process of buying and owning an electric vehicle and the financial incentives available. Denver 7 broadcaster Mike Nelson will talk about his EV experience.

“We are very excited to host this webinar because it will be a great source of information for people at any point in their EV journey,” said Julia Davila, communications and engagement manager for Drive Clean Colorado, in A press release. “We understand that there are many questions surrounding not only the buying process, but also owning and maintaining an electric vehicle, and we believe this webinar will provide answers to many of these questions to help people to feel informed and confident in their decision when switching to an electric vehicle.”

The event will also feature a panel of volunteer EV coaches to answer questions about EV affordability, financial incentives, charging, environmental benefits of owning an EV and more.

Register for the virtual event at bit.ly/3KWUmZP.

In short

  • Neighbor to Neighbor, along with Kittle Real Estate and Snaptron Inc., received the 2022 Torch Award for Ethics at the April 28 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Luncheon.
  • The Loveland Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on April 26 for Points West Community Bank’s new Loveland location. The bank is located at 295 E. 29th St. in the Orchards Mall.
  • The Loveland Kohl’s store located at 1340 Sculptor Drive will celebrate the grand opening of Sephora at Kohl’s on May 13. The store opening will feature a limited edition chalk art installation.
  • Loveland’s Yucca Dune has been granted a patent (#11,305,831, originally filed March 1, 2019) developed by Tim Ryschon, Loveland, for a mobile performance system.
  • Woodward of Fort Collins was awarded a patent (#11,307,069, originally filed March 6, 2020) developed by four co-inventors for an “Ultrasonic flowmeter in a bypass channel coupled in parallel with a flow”. Co-inventors are Gregory Pulley, Loveland; Jordan Loos, Rockford, Ill.; Austin Mueller, Clinton, Wis.; and Michael L. Hahn, Rockford, Illinois.
  • Covidien of Mansfield, Mass., has been granted a patent (#11,304,721, originally filed January 28, 2020) developed by Kenneth E. Netzel, Loveland, for an “ultrasound surgical instrument with assist function couple.
  • Covidien of Mansfield, Mass., was granted a patent (#11,304,717, originally filed June 10, 2020) developed by six co-inventors for “Cutting Mechanisms for End Effector Assemblies, Instruments, and Systems surgical”. Co-inventors are Duane E. Kerr, Loveland; Thomas E. Drochner, Longmont; David J. Van Tol, Boulder; Gary M. Couture, Ward; James D. Allen IV, Broomfield; and Robert M. Sharp, Boulder.


  • Night on the town, 6-9 p.m., Friday, May 13, in downtown Loveland near Fourth Street. Live music, restaurant specials and gallery openings. Website: www.lovelandnightonthetown.org.

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