Maggie Evans Designs, a bridal shop, opened at 4949 N. Broadway, No. 102B in Boulder. Customers can have a custom wedding gown built to order. The shop, owned by designer Maggie Evans, offers a bridal gown alteration service, and it features a small collection of dresses, both casual and formal.
Hilary Health, owner of Sturdy Girl Sports LLC in Louisville, launched its new sports bra and performance apparel sales business online. Heath is focusing on the sports bra market for women with augmented breasts. The bras come in a range of fabric patterns, colors and sizes and sell for $64 to $79. Heath said she launched the new company in Louisville after creating and patenting a new, high-support, sports bra design. Sturdy Girl also sells tops, shorts, Capri-length pants and pants. To see more, go online at www.sturdygirlsports.com.
The Hyatt Summerfield Suites at 12251 W. Midway Blvd. in Broomfield changed its name to the Hyatt House Boulder/Broomfield.
Nonprofit Special Transit in Boulder changed its name to Via Mobility Services.
Law firm Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP has formed an appellate practice group to assist clients and attorneys in navigating the Colorado appeals process. The group consists of partners Heidi Potter and Josh Marks, Melanie Lewis, a special counsel, and Rudy Verner, an associate attorney. The group collectively offers a range of appellate services, including representation on appeal, consultation during trial, prosecuting interlocutory appeals, oral argument, consultation and moot courts, plus help with post-trial procedures, motions, strategy and deadlines.
Distressed Colorado homeowners will be able to benefit from the $204.6 million given to the state as part of a $25 billion settlement reached with the country's biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses. The settlement includes refinancing opportunities for struggling homeowners and reductions in principal, among other things. Cash payments also will be made to owners who were improperly foreclosed on between 2008 and 2011, according to the Colorado attorney general's office. Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Ally Financial are named in the multistate settlement.
Louisville-based GlobeImmune Inc. is testing its new GI-6401 Tarmogen cancer drug in a study funded by the National Cancer Institute. The GI-6401 Tarmogen product is used for patients with metastatic cancers containing brachyury protein, the company said in a press statement. Brachyury is found in a variety of tumor types, including breast, colon, lung and prostate cancers. The new drug was developed jointly by GlobeImmune and the National Cancer Institute.
Boulder-based Pivot Communication, a public relations, marketing and design firm, has completed a website for a Mirasol, a Loveland-based senior housing community. The website includes a custom design with an easy-to-update content management system, allowing Mirasol to highlight the affordable housing options available for seniors 55 and older. To visit the site, go to www.mirasolseniorcommunity.com.
Boulder-based Anark Corp., a provider of automated 3-D computer-assisted design software, launched AnarkCore MBEWorks, which transforms SolidWorks 2012 parts and assemblies with 3-D linear dimensions and tolerances and other 3-D notes into high-resolution 3-D PDF and 3-D HTML MBE documents.
Louisville-based Global Health Exchange completed the acquisition of the Beep N Track solution from Implanet. The acquisition is the latest move by GHX to expand its health-care footprint to include the industry's first comprehensive supply chain solution for physician preference items and implantable medical devices. Financial terms were not disclosed. Beep N Track's traceability solution records near real-time medical device and implant data from creation to point of use.
TechStars is accepting applications to be part of its 2012 Boulder summer mentorship program. TechStars will take online applications through March 16, according to a post on the startup accelerator's blog at www.techstars.com. The application is at apply.techstars.com. The accelerator will host a question and answer and networking event Feb. 23, where prospective applicants can meet TechStars directors, mentors and alumni. Details of the event are available on the blog www.techstars.com/blog. Space is limited, so people interested in the event are asked to RSVP as soon as possible.
Broomfield-based data-storage startup Starboard Storage Systems Inc. has launched a computer storage product. Starboard was started by founding executives Bill Chambers, a co-founder of the former Lefthand Networks Inc. in Boulder, and Victor Walker, a former vice president of global operations at the former Storage Technology Corp. in Louisville. Other local and national storage industry leaders are involved in the company as well, according to a press statement on Monday, Feb. 13, announcing the launch. Starboard has more than 30 customers for its new Starboard Storage AC72 System. The product is priced at $59,995. The system is good for handling information from mixed workloads, from large computer files of things like photos and movies, to informational databases. Grazia Equity GmbH in Germany is financing the startup. Starboard has about 12 employees in Colorado and 27 in New Jersey.
Elevations Credit Union signed a 10-year contract to provide banking services to students, faculty and staff at the University of Colorado's campus in Boulder. The contract includes banking services, a branch in the University Memorial Center and ATM's throughout the campus. It also includes the Buff OneCard Campus Card program, the university's multipurpose ID card system. The credit union was chartered on the CU Boulder campus in 1952. The CU constituency accounts for nearly 20 percent of the credit union's membership.
Boulder-based Catapult PR-IR, public relations firm specializing in B-to-B high-tech markets, extended its six-year relationship with Agile Alliance to promote the organization's contributions to the Agile community and the Agile2012 conference scheduled for Aug. 13—17 in Dallas, Texas. Catapult will provide year-round media, industry analyst and social media support to Agile Alliance to help promote the benefits and advancements of Agile-based software development methods.
Boulder-based Radish Systems LLC has partnered with national firm Presidio to roll out the new ChoiceView mobile-device application for health-care providers at an upcoming industry trade show. Terms of the partnership between Radish Systems and Greenbelt, Maryland,-based Presidio were not disclosed. Presidio is an information technology service company. Health-care providers can send pictures at the same time they are talking or texting patients on their mobile devices with Radish's ChoiceView application.
Boulder-based Spectra Logic Corp. announced its data-storage technology has been deployed by U.K.-based Imperial War Museums to provide archiving and disaster recovery for its vast collection of digital assets. The installation is part of a $4.7 million that includes the deployment of high-end digital scanning equipment, a collection management system, digital asset management software and a mass storage system.
Bioscience firm SomaLogic Inc. in Boulder will receive a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a low-cost, simple to use tool that can diagnose tuberculosis in developing countries. The grant of $515,000 comes through the foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health program, an initiative that seeks to overcome bottlenecks in creating new tools that can improve health in the developing world. This is one of 10 grants announced Thursday, Feb. 9. SomaLogic has been working on what it calls SOMAscan proteomic technology to detect certain protein biomarkers of the tuberculosis bacteria. Urs Ochsner, head of the Infectious Diseases Research Group at SomaLogic, will lead the research project to identify and validate tuberculosis biomarkers.
Longmont-based Parascript LLC, an image analysis and pattern recognition technology provider, announced its new channel partner program and web portal, designed to help original equipment manufacturers, integrators and value added resellers market solutions reliant on Parascript recognition software. Alongside the program, the company is announcing Parascript Technical University, to provide partner training and certification, and an updated website that will include live chat, to make information and Parascript team members more accessible.
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Business Digest April 26, 2013
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Business Digest April 12, 2013
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