Author: Tonja Randolph

Small Business of the Year Finalists

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 10 finalists for the 2019 Small Business of the Year Awards. Winners will be revealed at the Small Business of the Year Award Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on May 23 at the Drake Centre, 802 W. Drake Road. Small Business of the Year (1-10 employees) Pinot’s Palette – discover a new way to unwind with your friends. Reconnect over your favorite beverages while a local artist guides you through painting your own masterpiece Technical Framework – information technology (IT) and cloud systems support Your True Nature –...

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Fort Collins Chamber Announces Keynote Speakers for Small Business Award Breakfast

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the father-son duo Dennis and Mat Dinsmore with Wilbur’s Total Beverage will keynote the 2019 Small Business of the Year Awards Breakfast on May 23 at The Drake Centre, 802 W. Drake Road. The morning will include the keynote presentation, a celebration of small business contributions in the community and an award presentation of the 2019 Small Business of the Year in the following categories: Small (1-10 employees); Medium (11-50 employees); Large (51-200 employees) and New Kid on the Block (a company that has been in business for...

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Learn how to play Sled Hockey

The Greeley Ice Haus on Sunday, May 5 will be launching their first Sled Hockey Drop-in class from 1:45-2:45pm. If you’re interested in an all-inclusive opportunity to try sled hockey this is the place to be! John Reid, a Level 1 certified USA Hockey Coach also with the Warrior Avs – a competitive sled hockey team, will be teaching the class. The Drop-in Sled Hockey program will run every Sunday at the same time; it’s intended to teach the basics of sled hockey. The Greeley Ice Haus will provide all equipment; fee for the weekly drop-in class is $9.50....

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WWII Veteran Norm Oliphant, 95, to Exhibit His Art at desk chair

On Friday, May 10th, Norm Oliphant, 95, WWII Veteran and resident of Windsor, Colorado, will exhibit his artwork in a first-time solo showcase at desk chair Workspace. Oliphant had a passion for Art at a very young age. He grew up in the great depression, in a time where Art was a luxury for the upper-class, not the normal “working man.” Norm’s father encouraged him to send his work to his favorite famous comic strip creator. Surprisingly the man wrote back to tell him to tell him that his stuff was really good and that he had talent. Unfortunately,...

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Three UNC Philosophy Students Participate in Prestigious Events

Three UNC philosophy students were chosen to participate in competitive events earlier in April as well as a future event in the summer: Senior Flor Mendoza and junior Vanessa Salazar presented papers at the fourth annual Undergraduate Women’s Philosophy Conference this month at Metro State University of Denver. This conference is competitive and has a 25% acceptance rate of students who applied. Junior Nate Evans is participating in the prestigious and highly selective Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy with all expenses paid. This competitive program allows students to gain experience with new approaches to philosophy while working with...

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Business Students Victorious at International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition

Four students from the UNC’s Monfort College of Business took first in two categories at the International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition held April 10-12 at Loyola Marymount University in California. The students made three presentations related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a global partnership whose aim includes ending poverty, improving health and education, reducing inequality, spurring economic growth, and addressing climate change. Read more:...

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A Song of Ice and Fire: Class Dives into “Game of Thrones”

Imagine dissecting George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” in a classroom setting: Seven Kingdoms, the Wall, Lannister family and more. This sounds like the perfect class for die-hard fans, and this dream-come-true is offered through the “Contemporary Arts Connection” class taught by Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, an English associate professor at UNC. By taking the class, students become more aware of how pop culture pervades everything from television to fashion, events and more. Read more:...

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Ceremony Formally Introduces UNC’s 13th President

A traditional ceremony Friday officially welcomed Andy Feinstein as the 13th president of the 130-year-old institution. During the Presidential Investiture, Feinstein spoke in the new performance hall at the Campus Commons. The 600-member audience included UNC trustees, former UNC presidents, presidents and former presidents of colleges and universities across the country, and local and state officials. Read more:...

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UNC’s First-Ever Comprehensive Campaign Raises $54.2 million

Launched in 2015 with an ambitious goal of raising $45 million, the UNC community – alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends – responded enthusiastically and generously to “The Campaign for UNC.” Thanks to the support of more than 10,000 generous donors, nearly a third of who were first-time donors to the university, “The Campaign for UNC” raised a total of $54,250,654 by its conclusion on Dec. 31, 2018....

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