Sports-nutrition company hires Burns as co-CEO

By Doug Storum BOULDER — Peter Burns, former president and chief executive of Justin’s Nut Butter in Boulder, has been hired to help lead Oh Yeah! Nutrition, a maker of sports-nutrition products based in Charlotte, N.C. Burns was recruited by New York-based CAVU Venture Partners, which has made an equity investment in Oh Yeah! Nutrition, the trade name for ISS Research LLC. Burns will be based in Boulder and work with company founder and co-CEO Ron McAfee Jr., who is in Charlotte. CAVU’s managing partners Brett Thomas and Rohan Oza will join the company’s board of directors.… Continue Reading...

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UQM hires VP/general manager for operations in Asia

By Doug Storum LONGMONT — Less than a month after a deal fell through for Longmont-based UQM Technologies Inc. to be acquired by Hong Kong-based Hybrid Kinetic Group Ltd., UQM has hired Yi-Zhen (Fred) Lin to run UQM’s operations in Asia. Lin on Friday was named vice president and general manager of its subsidiary, UQM Asia Limited Inc. Lin will oversee all operations in Asia, including manufacturing, engineering, business development, finance and other support organizations. He will report to Joe Mitchell, president and chief executive of Longmont-based UQM. UQM develops and manufactures electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel-cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, military and industrial markets.… Continue Reading...

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Plans submitted for two-story fitness center in Front Range Village

By Doug Storum FORT COLLINS — The owner of the Front Range Village in Fort Collins is scheduled to meet with the city’s planners on Monday to go over plans for a two-story, 28,000-square-foot fitness center in the shopping center. Michigan-based developer Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust has submitted conceptual plans for the fitness center to be built on two of its lots within the shopping center at 2937 Council Tree Ave., west of Ziegler Road. Documents submitted by Loveland-based Tait & Associates Inc. on behalf of Ramco-Gershenson did not reveal the fitness center’s brand, and a spokesman for the company would not release the name of its client because the deal has not yet been finalized.… Continue…

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Weiser joins team for CU’s innovation, entrepreneurship initiative

By Doug Storum BOULDER — Phil Weiser has been named faculty director of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative, the university announced Thursday. Weiser most recently served as dean of CU’s law school from 2011 to 2016. Weiser rounds out the CU team driving the initiative, which includes Terri Fiez, vice chancellor for Research & Innovation, and assistant directors George Deriso and Sarabeth Berk. Weiser started his duties as faculty director of the initiative Jan. 3. The initiative aims to engage the entire campus and collaborate with the surrounding community to bring entrepreneurial mindsets and methodologies to faculty, staff and students.… Continue Reading...

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Western Union settles federal fraud case for $586M

By BizWest Staff A federal case against The Western Union Co. alleging wire fraud and other charges has been settled. The Denver Business Journal reports that the Douglas County-based company has agreed to pay $586 million to settle the charges as part of a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The company also reached agreement with the Federal Trade Commission over civil charges. The post Western Union settles federal fraud case for $586M appeared first on BizWest. Source:: BizWest… Continue Reading...

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eFolder will move headquarters from Atlanta to Denver

By BizWest Staff DENVER — eFolder, an Atlanta-based cloud-storage provider, will move its headquarters from Atlanta to Denver. The Denver Post reports that the company will add 108 high-paying jobs to the 15 it already has in the Mile High City. The expansion was detailed in a Colorado Economic Development Commission application. eFolder will be based at 707 17th St. in downtown Denver. The post eFolder will move headquarters from Atlanta to Denver appeared first on BizWest. Source:: BizWest… Continue Reading...

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Inverness Hotel to rebrand as a Hilton

By BizWest Staff ENGLEWOOD — The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center in Englewood is about to rebrand. BusinessDen reports that the hotel, located at 200 Inverness Drive W., will undergo a $15 million renovation and will rebrand as the Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel in March. The 302-room hotel property is owned by Silvernest Hotels and includes an 18-hole golf course. The post Inverness Hotel to rebrand as a Hilton appeared first on BizWest. Source:: BizWest… Continue Reading...

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