May 20 is the last day to submit nominations for the 2013 Women of Vision Award, which honors Northern Colorado women who have made a significant contribution to the well-being and empowerment of women and the betterment of their communities through outstanding vision, innovation, leadership and social impact. Nominees can come from any career field or volunteer group, but must reside in Northern Colorado and be available to receive their award at the gala, to be held the evening of July 24 at the Executive Club Restaurant at the Budweiser Event Center. Nominations can be faxed to 970-669-7929, emailed to or mailed to Colorado Women of Influence, 150 E 29th St., Suite 250, Loveland CO 80538.


Golden-based Boppy Co. LLC, which makes circular support pillows for the feeding, propping and tummy time of infants, donated 100 of its slip-covered pillows to moms enrolled in the Larimer County Health Department’s Nurse Family Partnership program. Nurses in the program will distribute the pillows to their clients as they make their visits through the spring.


Team Fort Collins received the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Service to Science award to assess the effect of an integrated scanner system that is in use by some of the largest late-night venues in Old Town. The scanners facilitate communication between businesses that is designed to be immediate and reliable so that patrons are kept safe.

John Belisle, a tuberculosis researcher and Colorado State University professor of bacteriology, received CSU’s annual Scholarship Impact Award for his research in infectious disease. The award includes $10,000 to support his research. Belisle focuses on the physiology of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis and immune system response, then uses that information to find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent the disease.

John Heddens, a financial professional with the Fort Collins branch of AXA Advisors LLC, has attained membership in the industry’s Million Dollar Round Table. Founded in 1927, MDRT includes nearly 36,000 life insurance and financial service professionals from more than 430 companies in 78 countries.

Burns Marketing, with offices in Fort Collins and Denver, received a Colorado Business Marketing Association Gold Key award for, a social community website. Working with Freightliner Trucks, a division of Daimler Trucks North America, and ATBS, which provides business expertise for service industries, Burns developed the second-generation content marketing outreach portal, which was awarded a gold award in the content marketing category.


Neenan Co. and Moot House restaurant have joined the South Fort Collins Business Association, which advocates and engages businesses who are located or support its mission along the midtown corridor of College Avenue between Harmony and Prospect roads.


The city of Fort Collins unveiled a website to track development proposals at The hub has maps, videos, searchable tables and email-notification systems. Viewers can look up a project by map, keyword, address or sign number and see how far along it is. Included are notifications and agendas for neighborhoods meetings, hearings and conceptual reviews. For more information, call 970-224-6076.

Fort Collins-based OtterBox introduced the Armor Series of smartphone cases for the Samsung Galaxy S3.


Dave and Pam Pettigrew, together with partner Jared Reimer, launched NoCo New Homes LLC for buyers considering the purchase of a newly constructed home or the construction of a custom home. Its website is The brokerage also will offer sales and marketing services to new-home builders. For more information, visit or call the Pettigrews at 970.282.9305 or Reimer at 970.222.1049.

Crescendo oil, vingar and spice shop opened its first U.S. location in the Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. Owners are Lesli and Dustin Tanski.

Wolverine Farm Publishing will expand into a second location, 316 Willow St. in Fort Collins’ River District, which will feature literary, craft and art workshops for adults and children, a retail shop, public and private events and community outreach programs. The space will be anchored by a letterpress print shop for WFP publications, community collaborations and commercial work. Additionally, a revolving bicycle exhibit will feature the collection of longtime “Boneshaker” cover artist and local bicycle guru Jeff Nye. A 501(c)3 nonprofit, Wolverine Farm releases two to five books a year and a quarterly community newspaper, Matterhorn.