on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 | 1 Comment
Wow. Was Fourth Street and downtown Loveland. (still campaigning to call it DoLo) jumping the past few days. Love to see this.
The snow sculpting event and associated activities brought tons of people to mingle. eat, shop, visit and see the snow art.
Last Friday night, my wife and I did out monthly volunteering at the Historic Rialto. We had to be at the theater by 6 p.m. for the Bill Reed Middle School L.I.S.A. talent show. It was difficult to find a parking space with the art, open galleries, stationary parade and carriage rides. I am not complaining–I am happy to see Lovelanders and others support this event.
On Saturday, my wife and I dressed warmly and ventured down to see what would could not see the night before while we were volunteering. Again, the sidewalks and closed-off streets were teaming with activity.
I dont know if anyone keeps track of how much money an event like this generates, but I sense it as to be good for the merchants.
Thanks to E.L. Events (Kristine and her crew), the snow stompers, artists, business sponsors and probably a lot of people who were behind the scenes for making this event happen.
on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 | No Comments
Well, I guess this can be told now. I have been sitting on the story for a few days. Recently, I mentioned about a new business on Fourth Street in Loveland. The BobsHeartbeat post said the sign on the storefront called it a present for Loveland
Seems that word is out on this. It turns out ito be not three, but four new businesses under one roof. All four are my friends and people who contribute to our community on many ways.
The location (239 Fourth Street) is right where the clock is located on the sidewalk.
Fred’s Used Websites (Fred Richart) along with MaryJo Morgan will be one of the tenants. Fred has done lots of web design for businesses and MaryJo is an accomplished writer. I worked with her extensively when we were writing the Loveland 365 book.
Graphic designer John Metcalf of Perfect Square shares some of the space with the other. John has designed some of the logos for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and E. L. Events (formerly Engaging Loveland.)
Speaking of E.L. Events, they will share space in the new facility too. Kristine Koshke will have a visiible downtown location to promoted events in the Sweetheart City.
Fyn Public Relations is the last tenent to share the work space. Founder and owner, Nicole Yost is known to many from her work at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.
This is a great example of collaboration. Even though each organization is unique, the can feed off each other and help potential clients together in many cases.
It’s great to see more vibrant activity in DoLo.
on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 | No Comments
Congrats to my friend Kristine Koshche. She does a great job of promoting Loveland and bringing events to the Loveland community.
Here is a press release with the lastest on her organization:
Engaging Loveland Re-Brands to E.L. Events
New name, identify and comprehensive events calendar reflect organizations event and community-driven goals
LOVELAND, Colo. – Dec. 5, 2012 – Engaging Loveland, Inc. has re-branded to E.L. Events and has launched a new identity and website. E.L. is short for extraordinary Loveland. The re-branding supports the organization’s mission: to create extraordinary events to enrich our community, encourage collaboration and cultivate support for local businesses, municipalities and nonprofits.
“Developing and supporting community events and destination events to enhance Loveland’s community remains the core of our business, thus encouraging our re-branding to E.L. Events,” said Kristine Koschke, executive director of E.L. Events. “With our updated mission and vision in mind, it just makes sense that, as our organization has evolved, our brand does as well.”
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on Monday, October 1st, 2012 | No Comments
One of the organizations that helps to promote Loveland had an announcement on the Downtown Loveland Association website.
It said NEW NAME AND BRAND FOR ENGAGING LOVELAND
The non-profit organization that brings us so many great events in Loveland – Engaging Loveland – is getting a facelift!
Engaging Loveland is getting a new logo and brand! Kristine Koschke, director of the organization, says she is “excited about the new image and looking forward to completing the whole process.”‘
Here is the Engaging Loveland website.
I will let you know when I hear more
on Friday, June 29th, 2012 | No Comments
More Than BBQ, Bands and Brews – Loveland Community Festival Designed to Give Back to Community Nonprofits
(I received this press release from Nicole Yost of Fyn Public Relations)
LOVELAND, Colo. – Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands and Brews, slated for July 13 & 14 in downtown Loveland and presented by McKee Medical Center, is not only a community festival for all to enjoy, it also acts as a fundraiser for two local nonprofits. House of Neighborly Service (HNS) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County (BGCLC) will receive a portion of all sponsorships and sales from the festival planned and hosted by Engaging Loveland and Loveland’s Sertoma Club, which are both nonprofit organizations themselves.
“John D. Rockefeller Jr. said, ‘Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.’ We here at Engaging Loveland and Loveland Sertoma couldn’t agree more,” said Kristine Koschke, executive director of Engaging Loveland. “It is part of our mission to enhance the well-being of our community.”
HNS provides a safety net for Loveland residents by providing for basic needs: food, clothing, utility, Rx, transportation assistance, shelter for families and individuals, educational opportunities and case management. To assist the cause even further, Platinum Sponsor Country Financial, is hosting its own canned food drive at each of their Loveland locations to support HNS. Residents may bring in one canned food item to be traded for one event token (limited one trade per visit) to be used for food and drink purchase at the festival.
HNS Executive Director, Glorie Magrum said, “Fifty one years of Service and Community support, such as this great event, is why HNS is able to provide a strong safety net for families in crises in Loveland.“
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