Loveland Chamber 2015-2016 Leadership class


Here is an announcement on Leadership Loveland from the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.   This is a great program whether you are new to Loveland or have been here a while.  I participated in it when I worked at United Way of Loveland-Berthoud-Estes Park.    Bob Mc

Loveland Chamber of Commerce Now Accepting Applications for 

2015-2016 Leadership Loveland Class 

Leadership Loveland develops emerging leaders in order to supplement and encourage high quality local leadership

Loveland, Colo. – June 16, 2015– The Loveland Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Leadership Loveland class until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.  Applications are available online at

From September 2015 through May 2016, Leadership Loveland classmates will attend monthly one-day seminars to learn about the community and how to become better leaders, network among themselves, with program alumni and with local leaders as well as complete a class project that encourages inspired and active community involvement.

During the year, the class will be introduced to a diverse curriculum with sessions on business and the economy, health and human services, educational systems, state government, leadership development, city government, arts and leisure, public safety and natural resources. The class is open to investors for a tuition fee of $525 and to other community leaders for $625.

Graduates of this program have gone on to become active leaders within the community. The chamber encourages current leaders or persons seeking political office to participate in Leadership Loveland if they have not done so. Anyone seeking or serving in a position of leadership in their company or community would greatly benefit from taking this class.

For more information, contact the Loveland Chamber of Commerce at 970-667-6311 or by email at

About the Loveland Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1902, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce is Northern Colorado’s “driving force for business.” Comprised of more than 700 local companies, the chamber offers a vast array of educational and networking programs to help its investors, both large and small, gain the skills and resources necessary to thrive and prosper in today’s economy. As a founding member of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA), the chamber also serves as an advocate for business, working on behalf of entrepreneurs to lead and influence local, state and federal policy on issues affecting the unique interests of business in Northern Colorado. For more information on the Loveland Chamber, please call 970 667-6311 or visit

For media inquiries, please contact:

Nicole Yost | Lauren Rullman | Fyn PR for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce | | 970-682-2420


Local company on the move


                                                                                                                                                 Boxing up for the big move

 Local insurance company moving

Bob Snyder Insurance–a Farmer Insurance agency–plans to move in mid-July.  Bob and Gail Snyder have sold insurance at their current location on Lincoln Avenue in Loveland for fifteen years.

The new location at 1424 West Eisenhower affords the Snyder’s more room since it has 1,200 square feet compared to their current 750 square feet. The agency has four employees including the Snyders.

The couple will continue to offer life, auto, home insurances.  Additionally, they offer employee benefits and business insurance. Gail also works with Connect for Health organization.

Contact Bob Snyder Insurance at 970-461-5060.




Win a Harley-Davidson

I wouldn’t mind winning a Harley-Davison.  

Here is a press release from Nicole Yost about a Loveland event.

Win_a_Harley_Davison_Thunder_MountainPRESS RELEASE

Enter to Win a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson Prize Package Each Wednesday at Bike Night 

Huge motorcycle prize package will be announced Labor Day weekend at the 2015 Thunder in the Rockies Bike Rally

LOVELAND, Colo. – June 24, 2015 – During Bike Night every Wednesday until Labor Day at the Hideout Patio Bar and Grill, motorcycle enthusiasts can enter to win a Harley-Davidson Street 750 and a complete riding package courtesy of Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson. The winner of the bike and prize package will be announced Labor Day weekend at the 11th annual Thunder in the Rockies, the largest bike rally in Colorado and the Mountain West region.

In addition to the bike, the winner will receive an entire live-free ride-free experience, which includes at Street 750 Harley-Davidson, $2,000 gift card to Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson to outfit the new bike and a Harley-Davidson Riding Academy learn-to-ride certificate. Motorcycle enthusiasts, weekend warriors and newcomers alike are encouraged to enter to win this complete Harley-Davidson package.

“Bike Nights are a great place for motorcycle enthusiasts to connect. These events bring together riders of different ages and experience levels to connect and celebrate the culture shared by motorcycle owners and enthusiasts alike. We are excited to give away this great bike and prize package to someone who will be passionate about the motorcycle and the freedom it represents during the 2015 Thunder in the Rockies rally,” said Jill Almirall, marketing and event manager at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson.

How to Enter

Every Wednesday night until the 2015 Thunder in the Rockies event, stop by Bike Nights at The Hideout Patio Bar and Grill to register to win the complete prize package. Starting at 6 p.m. each week, there will be live music, food and drink specials, bikini bike washes, contests, giveaways and your chance to win the Harley-Davidson Live-Free Ride-Free package.

About Thunder in the Rockies

The Thunder in the Rockies bike rally is an action packed, four-day event happening over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4 – 7, 2015 at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson in Loveland, Colo. The 2015 bike rally brings motorcycle enthusiasts and weekend warriors together from across the country to share their passion for freedom in the wind and to share the road for some of the most breathtaking, scenic riding in the U.S. The rally includes high-powered entertainment, events and activities, including concerts with national entertainment acts to be announced at a later date. Aspiring motorcyclists also have the opportunity to try Jumpstart, the stationary motorcycle experience and more.

Over the past 11 years, Thunder in the Rockies has grown to become a destination for motorcycle enthusiasts from across the United States. More than 45,000 people come to Thunder in the Rockies from all corners of the world and all walks of life to remember and reminisce, to partake and enjoy camaraderie as well as share stories from the past and plan for adventures yet to come. Learn more online at

About Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson

Located just off of I-25 in Loveland, Colo., Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson is Colorado’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership. With more than 300 new and used motorcycles available every day, a personable and top-rated service department and a vast selection of motorclothes and accessories, Thunder Mountain is a one-stop-shop for all levels of motorcycle enthusiasts. Contact us today at


Loveland’s LDP announces interim Exec. Director

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Contact:  Dan Johnson, Chair-elect, Loveland Downtown Partnership at 970.622.9531

Loveland Downtown Partnership welcomes Jacque Wedding-Scott as its Interim Executive Director


LOVELAND – Jacque Wedding-Scott, current CEO for Whitestone Strategies LLC has been named the Interim Executive Director for the Loveland Downtown Partnership, effective May 27, 2015.

“After an extensive recruitment and interview process, the Loveland Downtown Partnership (LDP) has unanimously selected Jacque Wedding-Scott to be our Interim Executive Director, “ say Dan Johnson, Chair-elect for the LDP.  “The needs of the downtown have been recognized in vision and planning documents over the past years, and with the City’s encouragement and a huge supporting cast of volunteers and businesses, those plans are about to take shape.  The Board recognizes that Wedding-Scott is a proven leader who, with her years of experience, can help to advance our mission of “creating a vibrant Downtown that provides a safe, dynamic environment to gather, live, work and play.”

Jacque is currently the CEO of Whitestone Strategies LLC a consulting firm specializing in local government management.  Her prior experiences include nearly five years as the City Manager for the City of Centennial, CO, and prior to that she was the Finance Director for the City of Lakewood, CO.  Jacque has a strong and successful background in economic development, and over the past several years, she has been a key resource in developing complex public financing strategies, project planning and the ultimate build-out of numerous large scale retail developments in Colorado, including IKEA Centennial – Colorado’s first IKEA store – serving a 5-state regional draw, two urban renewal/redevelopment projects – the BelMar District (Lakewood, CO) and the Streets at SouthGlenn (Centennial, CO) and, the development of the Colorado Mills Shopping Center – a 1M square foot retail mall (Lakewood, CO).  Wedding-Scott has a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver, and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Columbia College of Missouri – Denver.

As Interim Executive Director, Jacque will be focusing primarily on managing the day-to-day operations and assisting in developing the organizational structures, including creating and developing a sustainable Downtown Development Authority (DDA), creating an event and marketing plan – in cooperation with the Community Marketing Commission, Loveland Chamber of Commerce and other entities, implementing key elements of the approved (City of Loveland) infrastructure plan, increasing residential and employment density in the downtown, and assisting emerging and existing businesses in navigating various local, county, and state regulations and tax policies.  In addition, as interim, Jacque will be working with the Board to conduct a national search for a full-time Executive Director – expected to be announced Spring 2016.

Wedding-Scott shared — “I am honored to be able to accept this interim position with the LDP.  I believe that all the work done to date by the Board, the City, the downtown businesses, and Loveland residents has created a terrific framework and foundation for our success — I look forward to helping guide the downtown towards their successful revitalization. This has been and will be a truly collaborative process.   And, I intend on spending some “quality time” listening and learning from the downtown businesses and residents – we will achieve far more together than working individually!”



Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Summer Seasonal Lager

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Releases Summer Seasonal Lager

Briar Rose Tap Handle

Loveland, Colorado May 27 , 2015– Adding to the seasonal lager series, Grimm Brothers releases Briar Rose, a Helles lager, on May 30th. In German, “helles” denotes something light, bright or blonde, all perfectly describe the beer which will be released each Summer. This is the fourth beer in the seasonal lager series which already includes Maiden’s Kiss, a Helles Bock released in Spring, Farmer’s Daughter, a Oktoberfest released in fall, and Midnight Strikes, a Schwarzbier released in Winter.

The Grimm Brother’s tale Briar Rose, tells the story of a young princess who was cursed by a fairy. At 15 she was wounded by a spindle and went into a hundred year sleep with a hedge of thorns surrounding her castle. After the hundred years had passed and many princes had come and tried to break through the thicket a new prince came and saw nothing but beautiful flowering shrubs, through which he went with ease, he found Briar Rose sleeping and with a kiss broke the spell. The new art by artist Josh Emrich, depicts beautiful Briar Rose asleep surrounded by the flowering hedge of thorns.

Briar Rose is a well-balanced beer with a slightly sweet malty profile and enough hop bitterness in the finish to dry the palate. It is available on draft and in bottles in the Grimm Brothers taproom, in bottles at local liquor stores, and on draft at select accounts.

About Grimm Brothers

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse was founded in 2010 by avid homebrewers captivated by the rich tradition of European beers. They knew that the long history of beer production in Germany and surrounding areas would give them plenty of tales to share with their customers. Inspired by the stories collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, they crafted their beers to tell not only the story of Craft Brewing, but the harrowing and dark tales handed down through the generations. Grimm Brothers operates a tap room at 623 N. Denver Ave., Loveland, CO offering their beer for on premises consumption and carry-out sale.

For more information about Grimm Brothers visit

For media inquiries please contact:

Rose Schlosser, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse,, 970-308-4202