Zayo executive resigns to return to Level 3 after one month in role

By Jensen Werley Two Front Range telecommunications companies are going through personnel changes, as the sales officer of one company leaves to return to the other. Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) announced that Edward Morche, president of sales, was resigning after just one month in the position to rejoin Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT). Morche cited his reasons for leaving are for an enhanced compensation package and increased responsibility at the new role, according to a statement from Zayo. Morche will now serve as president of strategic enterprise for federal and state government at Level 3 and continue in the role as it merges with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL).… Continue Reading...

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By Doug Storum A rendering shows the exterior of the building that Glenwood Springs-based Alpine Bank plans to build at the northwest corner of Folsom Street and Canyon Boulevard in Boulder. The post alpinebank.march9 appeared first on BizWest. Source:: BizWest… Continue Reading...

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Fort Collins-based Afirm opens office in Montreal

By BizWest Staff FORT COLLINS – Afirm, an H.W. Kaufman Financial Group company that is based in Fort Collins, on Wednesday announced it is opening an office in Montreal, Quebec. Afirm was formed earlier this year when the financial group merged its US-Reports, Canadian Reports and Technical Risk Services. The company provides loss-control inspections, premium audits and risk-mitigation services. Afirm’s new office will be led by Serge Vienneau and Brigitte Masson. Vienneau has 30 years of experience and will serve as the regional vice president, Eastern Canada. Masson has 25 years of experience and will serve as the director of quality control in Canada.… Continue Reading...

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Denver passes 30 million visitor mark for first time

By BizWest Staff Denver played host to 31.5 million visitors in 2016, with 17.3 million spending at least one night there, once again setting new tourism records, according to a study by Longwoods International, a tourism research firm. The Denver Post reports it’s the 11th consecutive year state’s largest city has generated record tourism numbers. Since Denver voters approved a lodging tax increase in 2005 to fund increased tourism marketing, tourism has grown at nearly three times the pace of the national average, with an increase of 62 percent, compared with 22 percent nationally.… Continue Reading...

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Health-insurance premiums expected to increase in 2018

By BizWest Staff DENVER – Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar said Wednesday that no insurers are backing out of the state’s health-care exchange for 2018, but consumers in the individual insurance market should expect to pay more. The Denver Post reports that Salazar said nine companies filed plans with the state this week to offer individual insurance plans in 2018. That includes all seven insurers currently offering plans on Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s health-insurance marketplace where all the plans sold meet Affordable Care Act requirements and are eligible for federal tax credits to help pay the premiums.… Continue Reading...

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Fertility company launches Series A round through equity crowdfunding

By Jensen Werley BOULDER — An early stage company focused on providing health and fertility data for women is seeking $3.5 million in a Series A round — and is doing so through crowdfunding. Kindara Inc. is a Boulder-based company that was started in 2011 with an app and bluetooth thermometer to help women track their fertility. Over time, Kindara has developed a following: 15,000 units shipped of its Wink thermometer, a top downloaded app and, most importantly said chief operations officer Tia Newcomer, 80,000 monthly active users. It’s that community, Newcomer said, that Kindara thought of when it was time to raise a new round of funding, on top of the $6.5 million the company has raised…

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The Elizabeth Hotel goes big with downtown sign

By [email protected] Old Town hotel gets city’s OK for 25-foot-tall sign. Source:: Colorado Business… Continue Reading...

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