The LBDC Welcomes Kat Rico as Program Director

Kat Rico brings a wealth of experience to her role as Program Director, including 8 years as a local business owner. Through Silver Rose Retro, she created custom dresses with a vintage flair, did bridal alterations, and worked directly with her customers to bring their sewn creations to life. Kat has a strong operation and […]

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Owners of Wordsmith Wood Shop blend ‘creative skills’ with customer service

Loveland area couple Gib and Lisa Coalwell made a few wooden boxes decorated with sayings but a large order put a toll on their small laser engraver. The owners of Wordsmith Wood Shop needed to hire staff, get three more engravers and quickly learn manufacturing on a large scale. The couple blends handcrafted wood and […]

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Economic Development Week in Loveland

Every year in early May the nation celebrates the field of Economic Development. The goal of Economic Development Week is to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere. There are so many activities happening in Loveland and the region that help […]

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LBDC Team Presenting at FoCo Startup Week 2019

Techstars Startup Week will be held in Fort Collins from February 22nd – March 2nd, 2019. Follow their fan page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/startupweekfoco/. Check out the full line-up of free workshops and sign up to volunteer on their website: https://startupfoco.com/. The Loveland Business Development Center is honored to have some of our team members participating […]

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Ben McConnell Joins the LBDC as Business Consultant

Ben McConnell has joined the Loveland Business Development Center/Larimer SBDC as a business consultant. Ben will primarily be counseling on Ecommerce, SEO, software development and general business development. Ben is a partner in Blue Parable. Blue Parable is headquartered in downtown Loveland at the new desk chair co-working facility. Founded in June of 2018 by […]

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Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud Celebrate 50 Years

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud (MOW-LB) has been serving meals in our community since 1968. In 2017 the program served just over 77,000 meals, in addition to the roughly 24,000 meals prepared for Loveland’s Community Kitchen. The program primarily serves community members who are age 60 and over and are homebound. However, it’s […]

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Tracie Reeves-Hartman combines catering, café experiences at Fresh Plate

Small business owner Tracie Reeves-Hartman demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit by bringing catering services and a downtown café to Loveland through her Fresh Plate Café & Catering concept, something to be celebrated during National Small Business Week. The Loveland Business Development Center will be spotlighting a couple of businesses during this week.   About National Small […]

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LBDC Consultant Spotlight – Charlie Morris

The Loveland Business Development Center is fortunate to have Charlie Morris join our team of business consultants providing free counseling to our clients. Charlie is a seasoned professional in the retail industry. Charlie Morris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He has worked in retail in various positions for the past 48 years. Positions included […]

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