All Stories"> All Stories en-us Organization Oil and gas group has spent 2.4M on ads The oil and gas advocacy group Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development CRED spent 2.4 million on television and radio advertisements between October and March, according to the Center for Western Priorities.The center, which calls itself a nonpartisan engagement center, announced its findings in a blog post this... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:44:00 EST Crowdfunding platform created to aid nonprofits BOULDER - A new crowdfunding platform for nonprofit endeavors launched earlier this month, with the ultimate goal of becoming a global, created by a group of Boulder residents, aims to provide a mechanism that will help nonprofit organizations and initiatives raise money they need, according to Kai... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:33:00 EST Eight inducted into Boulder County Business Hall of Fame LONGMONT - Eight business leaders were inducted Wednesday into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame before a record luncheon crowd of 480 people at the Plaza Convention Center in Longmont.The Hall's 22nd class includes Mitchell Carson, president and chief executive of Longmont United Hospital Terrence Terry... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:24:00 EST Silicon Flatirons helps form entrepreneurial network DENVER - The Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, a three-year, 4 million initiative to help Colorado jumpstart the development of high-growth companies with the greatest potential to create new jobs in the region, was launched Wednesday.The Blackstone Charitable Foundation donated the 4 million. The foundation along with... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:25:00 EST Lofts on College in Boulder sells for 12 million BOULDER - College Avenue Partners LLC, an affiliate of New York-based private-equity firm Empire Square Group, has paid 12 million for the Lofts on College mixed-use development in Boulder, according to Boulder County property records.The three-story building includes 13 student apartments, underground parking plus... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:23:00 EST LAEC takes on Longmont's small-business programs LONGMONT - The Longmont city council voted 6-1 Tuesday night for the Longmont Area Economic Council to run the city's economic development programs for small businesses including retail shops.The LAEC is a nonprofit organization that works to recruit and retain primary employers in the Longmont area. Primary employers'... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:24:00 EST Two Moms in The Raw moving HQ to Longmont LONGMONT - Two Moms in The Raw Inc., makers of healthy snacks, has leased 24,000 square feet of industrial space in Longmont and will move its headquarters and manufacturing operations there in June.Two Moms, founded in 2006 by Shari Leidich, leased the space at 1200 South Fordham St. It will move from 1370 Miners Drive in... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:26:00 EST Flood recovery funds available through state program DENVER - Small businesses and nonprofit organizations in 24 counties that suffered substantial economic losses because of the September 2013 flooding may qualify for a grant or loan. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Recover Colorado Business Grant and Loan Program is accepting applications this month. The program... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:51:00 EST Hospital changes name to Boulder Community Health BOULDER - Boulder Community Hospital will rebrand to better reflect the organization's expanded footprint, changing its name to Boulder Community Health.The hospital's reach is now spread across 18 locations in six communities, according to a statement issued Tuesday.Boulder Community Health started 92 years... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:43:00 EST Xcel Energy seeks to reduce energy efficiency programs DENVER - Xcel Energy Inc. NYSE XEL is seeking to lower goals it must meet for energy efficiency, saying it has made major strides in this arena, and that wringing additional savings will be difficult and costly for rate payers.Xcel is arguing for lower standards during hearings this week at the Colorado Public Utilities... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:12:00 EST Bioscience industry faces challenge of attracting talent, VC BOULDER - Obstacles to landing funding and difficulty in attracting business development talent are two major challenges for local bioscience companies despite a wealth of world-class science being conducted in the Boulder area. That was a major focus of local executives gathered Tuesday for BizWest's CEO Roundtable... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:02:00 EST Dot Hill Systems to present 1Q financial results May 8 LONGMONT - Data-storage firm Dot Hill Systems Corp. Nasdaq HILL in Longmont will release its first quarter 2014 financial results May 8.A conference call will take place at 9 a.m. Mountain time. A live audio webcast can be accessed at in the Investor Relations section.To listen via telephone,... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:55:00 EST UCHealth to create 63 million DNA research center AURORA ndash University of Colorado Health will invest 63 million in a new Center for Personalized Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, which will use DNA and molecular testing to provide better health care.The center will be primarily located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, but will serve as a resource for the... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:38:00 EST Boulder Brands sets 1Q report dates Boulder Brands Inc. NasdaqGM BDBD, a consumer packaged food company will announce its first quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, May 8. The Boulder-based company will provide a live audio webcast of its earnings conference call at 930 a.m. The webcast will be a listen-only format. Investors and analysts may dial... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:43:00 EST Grain-free restaurant Blooming Beets opening in May BOULDER - Blooming Beets Kitchen, a grain-free restaurant, will have a grand opening Saturday, May 17, at 3303 30th St. in Boulder.Owner and founder Iva Paleckova has spent three years bringing the restaurant to fruition. She said this will be the first of its kind in the Boulder area. The owner and staff are labeling it... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:25:00 EST