NoCo News Briefs

February 2021 | January 2021 | December 2020

February 2021

News BriefsSilver Grill garners national attention

Esquire magazine recently released a list of “100 Restaurants America Can’t Afford to Lose” due to the pandemic and the Silver Grill was featured as one of the national treasures. While famous for their cinnamon rolls, the magazine highlights their uniquely blended styles and perfectly quaffed and crisped hash browns. Two other Colorado restaurants made the list, Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder and Alpine Vino in Telluride.

BizWest Breaking Ground

Check out BizWest’s Breaking Ground portal for the latest news on new development projects in Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties, along with Brighton and Westminster. Their Breaking Ground membership includes a website with project research + map and biweekly newsletter with project updates.

Colorado named a Best State For Women-Led Startups

Merchant Maverick, a small business reviewer, recently published the “Best States For Women-Led Startups in 2021” and Colorado came in at #1. The purpose of the report was to compare opportunities for women to launch and lead companies using data points including % of businesses operated by women, # of employees, salaries, longevity and venture capital dollars invested. Colorado ranked in the top 10 in four out of five gender-specific metrics.

January 2021

News BriefsBizWest Economic Conference

The BizWest 2021 Economic Forecast is set for Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The keynote presentation will be given by Richard L. Wobbekind, Associate Dean for Business & Government Relations, Senior Economist and Faculty Director of the Business Research Division and at the University of Colorado Boulder. Topping the agenda are the future of economic development, real estate, health care and plans for the future of our local municipalities. Click here for event details.

The Human Bean raises money for cancer patients

The Human Bean of Northern Colorado recently raised $54,533.06 during their annual Coffee for the Cure event to support local cancer patients. All 10 locations donated 100% of sales on customized pink packs of free drinks and other swag during the month of October, with additional contributions made by staff and customers. This was the 15th year of the event and it concluded with a check presentation to UC Health. Click here for the full story.

Greeley set for new bank, retail center

A redevelopment project in Downtown Greeley could be home to a new bank, retail center and restaurant with a patio. The former Firestone Auto Repair Service building at 8th Ave & 12th St will be renovated into office and retail space. View complete article and check out the Downtown Development Authority’s The Place to Be video!

December 2020

News BriefsCSU tops Sustainable Campus Index

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recently released their 2020 Sustainable Campus Index and Colorado State University (CSU) ranked as an overall Top Performer. Institutions were scored in 17 categorical impact areas. CSU received a score of 100% in the areas of Curriculum and Research, and came in first place in the category of Doctoral Institutions. Click here to read the full CSU press release.

BizWest 2021 Giving Guide released

BizWest just released their 2021 Giving Guide. This annual magazine is dedicated to nonprofit organizations and serves as a resource for charitable givers to find a deserving nonprofit organization and designate a gift. Click here to browse the guide online.

City of Fort Collins partners with NoCo Nosh to help local restaurants

The City of Fort Collins has partnered with NoCo Nosh to help restaurants offer delivery and takeout services by covering the commission costs to restaurants. This means that a restaurant will not have to pay anything to NoCo Nosh for taking, processing, and fulfilling a takeout or delivery order on the NoCo Nosh platform through December 30, 2020. The City will also be covering the processing fee and the first $0.50 of the delivery fee charged to Fort Collins residents placing orders on the NoCo Nosh platform, during the same period. Fort Collins restaurants can also sign up with NoCo Nosh at no cost now until December 30, 2021. Click here to access the Fort Collins Restaurant Sign Up Form.