Loveland’s Daddy-O celebrates

Daddy-Os Green Onion


Loveland has successful businesses.  One that I frequent often is Daddy-O’s Green Onion.   Since it is near my house, I tend to use it as a second office.  (And the sandwiches are great too.)

In August, this Loveland restaurant celebrates 10 years of being in business.   To celebrate, they are having a contest and drawing.

One entry per purchase of each small, regular or large sandwich, regular pizza, regular salad or bread bowl. 

With every qualifying purchase you will be given a chance to enter into our drawings. Contest begins on Saturday, August 9th.

Drawings to be held on the following dates. 

August 15, 2014 ($25.00 gift certificate)  Winners already notified

August 22, 2014 ( $25.00 gift certificate)

August 29, 2014 ($25.00 gift certificate)

September 5, 2014 ( iPad mini)

Stop by 2277 West Eisenhower Blvd. (Safeway shopping center), have some coffee and say hello if I am in there.





Loveland business does a 180

One 80 Physical TherapyLoveland’s One80PT has grown since I blogged about Dr. Rhett Polka and his physical therapy business. One80PT’s new Director of Growth & Development, Sona Patel, recently contacted my about some other changes to this business in east Loveland.

In November, Dr. Polka moved his business to 497 Denver Ave.  The new facility is larger at 3,000 square feet, and has a performance gym located behind it. The gym is called Pursuit Performance, and is run by trainer Ryan Burgess.

Additionally, Dr. Polka welcomed a new doctor, Dr. Abbey Musch, of Wichita State.

One80PT recently joined the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and has a revamped website –

For more information, contact Sona Patel at 970-593-9300.



Loveland’s Climate & Culture Connection

Loveland, Colorado has many resources for business people.   One that has worked for me is the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.  I think I have been a member as WordsByBob for four years. Before that I worked for a couple of companies that were members. This blog —– is going to highlight businesses joining the Loveland Chamber.  Thanks to Dixie Daly from the chamber for her assistance in this matter. One new business is Climate and Culture Connection.  I chatted with Kelly Anne Zielinski about her business.  She seems passionate about helping students.




Do you feel as though our education system needs an overhaul? So do we! Join the movement of professionals pioneering champions!

We pioneer champions by connecting, educating, and empowering professionals and parents to positively influence the next generation of evolving leaders. We enthusiastically create a climate and culture of engagement, achievement, and excellence in every big and small town school and home with a service mind and humanitarian heart!

Catalyzing Statement:

Loveland — Mini Maker Faire wants you

Here is a press release about an interesting event to take place Oct. 4 and Oct.5 in Loveland.

I was unable to go last year, but I heard it was a success with huge crowds.  It seems to have something for all interests and all members of the family.




Subject: Call for Makers for NoCo Mini Maker Faire

Contact:  Elise VanDyne, Executive Director 303-854-4900

NoCo Mini Maker Faire 2014

​​Call for Makers is Open!

Applications will be accepted in July and August for Maker Participation

A hands-on celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness

Attention all makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers: The call for entries is now open for Colorado’s largest Maker Event to be held at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology in Loveland.

Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this hands-on celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness can find out more and apply at

TheNoCo Mini Maker Faire particularly encourages exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.  The Call for Makers is open from now through August 31.

The maker community crosses boundaries of science and art, young and old, craftsmanship and technology, coming together to create the innovation economy.  The things we make define us as a society and build our future.  The people who invent, create, and make have the power to change the world.

This unique family-friendly event draws makers from all over the State to celebrate their unbridled creativity. Last year’s event drew thousands of makers and families from across the Rocky Mountain region and this year will be even bigger and better!  We’re creating a wide range of amazing Showcases to show off all of the wonderful things you are making – take a look and join us!

Fly me to the Moon!

Aerospace, rockets and propulsion, things that take flight.

Making the Future – Youth entrepreneurship:

Including a Youth Entrepreneurs marketplace, Middle School Innovation Center, CSU Center for Entrepreneurship

Artisan Hall:

Metal arts, folk arts, woodworking, glassblowing, textiles spinning and weaving, quilting, natural products

Innovation to Commercialization:

Idea creation, Design and Entrepreneurship -  desktoptools, prototyping, market launch services, inventors

Manufacturing/Tools of Production – CNC Milling, 3 D printing, Digitizing, tools manufacturers, craftsman, tool shop, machine shop

Fun & Games:

Cardboard Challenge, Sculpture Games, Legos, Toy Hack


Statewide Robotics competition/Action Works, Robotics Experiences and presentations

Tech tinkerers:

Electronics, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the amazing things you do with them! Fort Collins Museum of Discovery take-apart electronics, Sparkfun Soldering booth

STEAM Celebration:

Innovation in education and youth STEAM projects (STEM + A for Arts)


Connectivity paint, wire, National tech artists, Steampunk, fine arts and urban arts

Mad Scientists:

Colorado Labs – NIST, NCAR, CIRES, NREL….., science exhibitors

Pedal Power and Creative Cars:

bikes, boards, scooters, Nerdy Derby, CSU race team, art cars

Character Creators:

Making Stories, presentations from national Animators  andComic Book creators, R2D2s, Stormtroopers, Dalek, CosPlay


Local food and cultivation

In addition, we are creating collaborations throughout the region to bring you community projects that will knock your socks off!  We’re bringing in a manufacturing career faire, a VIP Maker Mixer, and a community-wide art project that you’ll be able to help create!  Stay tuned for more….

The NoCo Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the celebrated Maker Faire ( created in the SF Bay area that draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world. Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, the NoCo Faire is supported by Presenting Sponsor by SparkFun Electronics.  Additional Community Sponsors include Action Works Educational Non-Profit and the City of Loveland. To follow the development of the Faire and also learn more about the emerging Maker Movement and community resources for Makers, visit the websiteat or on Facebook .


The NoCo Mini Maker faire is independently produced by Making Progress in collaboration with Maker Media.