on Friday, May 17th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Veteran Business Owners Network (VBON) has been in Loveland for about two years.
Today, I went to one of their meetings, and I will go back.
What a great group of veterans and those who support veterans. The group started out as a group of vets who wanted to network and refer each other. It has now expanded to a more general networking group (with helping veterans always a part of their activities), and is hoping to grow.
Members of the group include veterans, spouses of veterans and others who support and want to help those who have served in our military. There is no membership fee.
The VBON tagline is “Empowering Warrior Dreams.”
From the Veteran Business Owners Network website, I learned that VBON’s purpose is:
To network with other business owners, veterans and veteran supporters to assist, help, guide, and support veterans in need of assistance. We can help with financial assistance, emotional assistance, as well as recommendations for guidance as needed.
Our creed is to help veterans in need.
Our resources are the VBON team members who through their business acumen have the knowledge and experience required to assist veterans in need.
Our support includes financial ability, emotional support, as well as referring each members business, social, and community contacts to the other members in the group.
VBON meetings are held every other Friday at 8 a.m. at Mimi’s.
Come see what this fine group of patriotic men and women is all about.
on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Tidbits, the wonderful and free newspaper is back. Tidbits of Greeley, Centerra, Loveland and the surrounding areas is available again.
This paper is distributed to coffee shops and other businesses. It always contains some amazing and interesting facts, trivia and factoids.
I met with the owner of our local Tidbits, Ron Ross, recently. He really has the paper looking good with tons of local ads. If you have a desire to advertise in it, email Ron at RonRoss@TrustTidbits.com.
Another interesting part of Tidbits is a radio show called Tidbits Talk. Ron hosts this show that can be hear on Saturdays from noon to 1 pm on 1310 KFKA Newstalk. It is also 1310kfka.com.
As someone who has always loved trivia, I am happy to see “The Neatest Little Paper Ever Read” back in local stores.
on Friday, April 26th, 2013 | No Comments
Anthology Book Company in Loveland was slated to close forever in about three weeks. This was sad news, especially when tied to the fact that City News has closed.
Well, good news. Anthology will not be closing. They found a partner to keep it open.
A business called 3 Coffee, located in Milliken, will be doing business in the Anthology business.
The 3 Coffee business in Milliken is a coffee shop and a place to roast coffee.
Many in Loveland are very happy I think, to have the bookstore coffee shop stay in downtown Loveland (DoLo).
Anthology Book Co. is located at 422 East Fourth Street.
What are your thoughts on this?
on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 | No Comments
Loveland Cactus Grille is up and running.
Here is a press release on Loveland newest Mexican restaurant. (Yes, I know there was on before but this one is back in DoLo.)
The Cactus Grille Opens in Downtown Loveland
April 17th, 2013
Loveland, CO- The Cactus Grille, has officially
opened in downtown Loveland, 119 E. Fourth Street.
Owners, Mike Severance, his daughter Chrissy French, and Bar-Manager, Geoff Fleming are excited to bring the Old Cactus back into downtown Loveland. The restaurant features a southwestern style menu along with many options of margaritas including the infamous “Wicked Margarita. The décor of the restaurant resembles a Mexican style village, and has plans of opening an outdoor patio on the east side of the building this summer. Severance is thrilled to be part of the exciting changes that have been occurring in downtown Loveland, and is pleased with the transformations. ”We’re Loveland people. We love downtown Loveland, and we’re excited to be back and be involved in the community we love.” Severance stated.
The Cactus Grille first opened in Downtown Loveland in April 1988 and was a local hot spot. In 2001, the Cactus Grille opened the second location in the Thompson Valley Towne Center in southwest Loveland. It remained in that location until it closed it doors in the end of 2008. In late March, The Cactus Grille once again opened their doors with excitement in the air. Severance said, “We just are overwhelmed with the support we are getting from the community,” French added, “Since I have been a little girl, I have always dreamed of owning not just a restaurant, but a Cactus Grille, and tonight was a dream come true.” French said of the soft opening March 28th, 2013.
Although many of the old favorites will be included on the menu the Cactus Grille will incorporate new dishes that are sure to please. Catering is also available.
Grand opening weekend celebrations are May 17th-19th.
on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 | No Comments
Loveland will finally have a natural grocery store.
In my last post about a local Loveland businessman’s quest to bring all natural and fresh organic food to Loveland, I mentioned he was using locavesting.
Seems things are going well because Jonas Buehl announced he has found a location for his new Loveland venture.
Here is what he said on Facebook:
We’re thrilled to finally announce..The Crunchy Grocer officially has a home! We’re planning an October opening. Happy Friday everyone!
Look for activity at the location they have selected for what many Sweetheart City residents have wanted for years. The new store will go be located at 1461 East Eisenhower.
This is were PartyAmerica used to be in the strip mall on the east side of town.
It is located between Office Max and Santiago’s.
Good luck, Jonas!