on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 | No Comments
Lightning Hybrids in Loveland continues to make news–in a good way.
I received this press release from Bonnie Trowbridge, Director of Marketing and Special Projects at Lightning Hybrids.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tim Reeser, Lightning Hybrids President and Co-Founder, Named Cleantech Entrepreneur of the Year
Loveland, Colorado (December 3, 2013) —Tim Reeser, Lightning Hybrids President & Co-Founder was named 2013 Cleantech Entrepreneur of the Year by the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) at their annual awards dinner held last night in Denver at the newly refurbished McNichols Building. The CCIA Awards recognize Colorado companies and individuals that display strong potential, innovation, and leadership in the Colorado cleantech industry. CCIA had a strong group of nominees for the awards (http://coloradocleantech.com/2013-cleantech-awards/)with an impressive list of Colorado-based companies and individuals from the forefront of sustainable technology development.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Reeser stated, “Being an entrepreneur is a team sport and I’m very grateful to my business partners and the supportive ecosystem we have here in Colorado.”
From the Awards Dinner program:
“Tim Reeser is a serial entrepreneur, venture investor, and executive. Tim co-founded Lightning Hybrids, where he currently serves as President and Co-Founder. In addition to founding Lightning Hybrids, Tim co-founded and served in executive roles at eight companies, including Prieto Battery, OptiEnz Sensors, and Caros Consulting. Tim previously served as Vice President of Colorado State University Ventures, where he helped build the framework to support accelerated growth of spin-outs and spin-ins at CSU. Tim is currently a Venture Partner with Aravaipa Ventures. Tim is a frequent and popular industry speaker and panelist. Tim has co-authored four technical books published by McGraw Hill.”
on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 | No Comments
Loveland’s downtown (DoLo) seems to be on the upturn, but…
Yesterday, BobsHeartbeats.com reported that Loveland Music is closing.
Today, I have another downtown Loveland store that is gone.
On Monday, as I was walking to the Daz Bog coffee shop in Lincoln Place, I saw a sign saying a business was moving.
Enchante Salon, in the retail part of Lincoln Place, has moved to 2631 S. College Ave., in Fort Collins.
I don’t know how long Enchante Salon was operating out of the first floor of Loveland’s downtown apartment building (548 N. Lincoln), but I am seeing a trend.
It seems to me that the retail space in this large building at Fifth and Lincoln has never been completely filled. This in is self may not be a problem but Gallery Flats, another mixed use facility is nearing completion right across the street.
I want to the meeting at the Rialto recently where we were shown pictures of other downtown areas that have been successful with mixed use and business/housing in the same structure.
I was encouraged, and this seems to be the wave of the future.
Is there a demand for all this space in Loveland?
on Monday, November 25th, 2013 | 1 Comment
Loveland Music is calling it quits.
In July 2011, I blogged on BobsHeartbeats that Loveland Music was relocating on Fourth Street in downtown Loveland (DoLo). The address is 343 East Fourth Street.
Well, I heard today that the music shop is closing. Thanks to Dana a B.Sweet Cupcakes for spotting this. Since her excellent cupcake shop is down the street from Loveland Music, this was easy for her to see.
Loveland Music reports on their Facebook page that there is a 20 percent off on everything in the store starting today.
The creative owners of this Loveland business that has been around for 12 years even produced a video telling of the Loveland Music shop’s closure.
on Monday, November 25th, 2013 | No Comments
In my Loveland travels, I try to watch for new business activity.
For some time, about when the flood hit, I notices some great graphics on a building on South Lincoln.
The exact location of the building I am talking about is 1021 S. Lincoln. It used to be a thrift store and now is Barnyard Vet Supply.
This location was in the line of the flood waters. Barnyard Vet Supply was scheduled to open right before the building took on a bout three feet of water. They did a cleanup and replaced doors and drywalls, allowing for an opening a few days later than anticipated.
The new vet supply store has items for any animal lover. This includes dogs, cats, chickens and livestock.
The store has feed supplies and vaccines. They fill prescriptions onsite also.
A unique feature of the vet supply business is that they recycle baling twine. No one else in Loveland provides this service.
Dr. Fancher also has a Loveland vet business called Barnyard Veterinary Services, located at 2051 W County Road 14 in Loveland.
I love the graphics on this building.
Do you know of any others in Loveland that have eye-catching graphics?
on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 | No Comments
Kids Helping Kids at mo ‘Betta GUMBO’s “Toys for Tots” Toy Drive with FREE Kids Holiday Pajama Party & Waffle Bar on December 7th.
mo ‘Better GUMBO Offers Free Hush Puppy’s or Dessert Beignets to all who drop off a New Unwrapped Toy for “Toys for Tots” through December 20th.
Loveland, Colorado – November 19, 2013 – Continuing in their mission to help the Colorado flood victims mo’Betta GUMBO’s Chef Clay is bringing a New Orleans Cajun Santa to mo ‘Betta Gumbo for a Kids Holiday Pajama Party on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The party is FREE to children 3-12 years of age and will feature a Santa who will read the magical story of a Cajun Christmas, a fun-filled waffle bar and goodie bags for all. Parents will enjoy free coffee and Chef Clay’s famous beignets.
Each child is asked to bring a nice new unwrapped toy that will be distributed to “Toys for Tots” “The holidays should be a magical time for children and I think it is important to have community activities whereby kids can be involved with helping other kids” says Chef Clay, “additionally we are very honored to have at our event a decorated U.S. Marine who will be personally receiving the toys on behalf of Toys for Tots”.
mo ‘Betta Gumbo’s Saturday Morning Kids Holiday Pajama Party will have three 1-hour seating’s beginning at 8:00 am, 9:00 am, and 10:00 am. Seating is limited and families are asked to make reservations by calling 970.685.4842 or emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, any customers who would like to bring a new unwrapped toy to mo ‘BettaGUMBO today through December 20th will also receive FREE, their choice of Chef Clay’s famous Hush Puppies or Dessert Beignets.
About mo ‘Betta GUMBO
mo ‘Betta GUMBO is located at 141 East 4th Street in Downtown Loveland Colorado and offers the best New Orleans style cuisine in Northern Colorado. Founded in February 2013 by Chef Clay and Tina Caldwell, mo ‘Betta GUMBO opened their doors to rave reviews. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner the restaurant features nightly specials and live jazz Thursday through Saturday night. Check out their menu and daily specials at www.mobettagumbo.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.