business areas talk about anniversaries, openings, awards – Loveland Reporter-Herald


​Starstream Productions is celebrating its 15th anniversary

Starstream Productions is celebrating 15 years of video production in the Loveland and Northern Colorado area.

The company offers filming and editing to create promotional and educational materials for a variety of businesses and entrepreneurs, and has worked with local nonprofits to create fundraising events and social media campaigns.

Karen Fournier is the company’s president and chief creative officer.

The company has won four Telly Awards for work done for Hearts and Horses for Heroes (therapeutic riding for veterans); Riding in The Moment (therapeutic riding for Alzheimer’s patients); Hope Lives! Lydia Doty Breast Cancer Support Center; and Volunteers of America (featuring homeless veterans), as well as Davey Awards for a video for Colorado Women of Influence (a story about overcoming meth addiction) and a flood story for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce’s Dancing with the Stars fundraiser.


Hustle Workshop to Expand Child Care

​Hustle Workshop and its on-site child care​ have received more than $63,000 in grants to help Little Workshop Child Care serve working families.

​According to the press release, ​$20,000 is intended to ​reimburse childcare costs for families in need.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue our support for working families, especially working mothers,” CEO Kelli Riley said in a statement, adding that the funds will help the coworking space serve more families and help families who otherwise might not have access to childcare.

The scholarships are funded by the Colorado Department of Early Childhood Grants Program, as well as the Colorado Department of Human Services Licensing Grants Program. Both are aimed at strengthening the child care workforce, providing safe and secure learning environments for children, and providing access to affordable child care for lower-income families.

Hustle Workshop is a coworking and event space in Centerra that offers affordable and flexible workspace, childcare, professional development programming, event and conference space, and a yoga studio.

​His ​Small Childcare Workshop opens immediately​ ​for children from 6 weeks to 12 years.

​Websites: and ​​.

Colorado Farm Show scheduled for January 24-26

The Colorado Farm Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. 14th Ave., Greeley.

The general public is welcome to attend to learn more about the importance of the agricultural industry. The fair will include free seminars and exhibitions of agricultural equipment.



• Loveland Youth Clinic at 2021 N. Boise Ave., Loveland, announced the retirement of Dr. Michael Quintana. The clinic closes on February 10. Patients can request their records. Call 970-669-3298 or visit

• Walmart announced that it is expanding its associate-to-driver training program to give store associates the opportunity to earn six figures as truck drivers in its private fleet. In the new program, Walmart will fully cover the costs for associates to obtain a commercial driver’s license. The program is open to trade associates within a 50-mile radius of the carrier’s recruiting office. Loveland has a Walmart shipping office.

• The fixed line has announced that it is now offering free child tickets for passengers aged 12 and under until May 31. The fixed service offers nine trips daily from Loveland/Fort Collins and DIA, in addition to daily trips between Breckenridge and DIA. Website:

• ​The deadline for nominations for the inaugural Northern Colorado Torch Award for Ethical Leadership will be January 27th. The award will honor a Northern Colorado business leader who demonstrates ethical leadership and exemplifies a commitment to leadership consistent with the principles of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. Details are available at

• ​The Pulmonary Hypertension Association recognized Banner Health’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program, specifically its focus on pulmonary arterial hypertension, for quality of care and positive patient outcomes. The pulmonary hypertension program is led by cardiologist Dr. Lin-Wang Dong; pulmonologist Dr. J. David Cowden; nurse Katherine Kavanaugh and physician assistant Laura Marinello. Re-accreditation as a Regional Center for the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension lasts until October 2025.

​• Fort Collins marketing agency, OTM was recently ​listed ​on Inc. Magazine’s 2022 Power Partner List, the inaugural list of B2B companies going the extra mile to provide game-changing support for small businesses. OTM was one of 252 companies nationwide to receive the award.

​• ​Vectis Automation LLC of Loveland has been granted a design patent (No. US D0975151 S1, originally filed June 27, 2020) developed by four inventors, including Andrew Steven Akey of Windsor, for a “Collaborative Robotic Welding System.”

​• ​Hach Co. of Loveland has been granted a patent (No. US 11549888 B2, originally filed Oct. 3, 2019) developed by Amit Das of Fort Collins for a “Method for Measuring Monochloramine in Seawater.”

​• ​Hach Co. of Loveland has been granted a patent (No. US 11549884 B2, originally filed September 14, 2020) developed by three inventors, including Melanie Ann Roth of Loveland and ​Angella Nicholle Greenawalt and Brendan Easley Young, both of Fort Collins, for “Measuring zinc and copper.”

​• ​Hach Co. of Loveland has been granted a patent (No. US 11549879 B2, originally filed May 18, 2018) developed by Cary Burton Jackson of Fort Collins and Richard Edward Leggett of Dickinson, Texas, for “Membrane Integrity Monitoring in Water Treatment.”

​• ​Forney Industries Inc. of Fort Collins has been granted a patent (No. US 1154808​​9 B2, originally filed Nov. 8, 2019) developed by three inventors, including Jason T. Mahugh of Windsor, for the “Wire Winding Gun .”

​• ​Intel Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., was granted a patent (No. US 11550600 B2, originally filed Nov. 5, 2020) developed by six inventors, including Travis Schluessler of Berthoud, for “System and method for adapting an executable object to a processing unit.”


• Lion Home Service of Northern Colorado recently hired Kayla Fowler as its Field Marketing Specialist. She has a background in marketing, having previously worked for a restoration company that focused on water, sewer and mold damage remediation. Website:

• Orthopedic & Spine Center of the Rockies has added a new sports medicine specialist, Dr. Katie Scott, to its team. She is a clinical neuropsychologist who most recently worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars, where she was the team neuropsychologist, while also working as a clinical neuropsychologist in practice at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Florida.


• ​FNBO will celebrate the opening of its new Loveland Peakview location, 152 W. 64th St., Loveland, with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m., hosted by FNBO and the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. During the week from January 23 to 28, the bank will organize giveaways, prize games and food. Special product offers are available for existing and new customers. The branch will provide traditional banking products, small business products, property services and mortgage loans. For details, visit or a Peakview branch.

Send us your business news

The Reporter-Herald strives to include newsworthy business digests for its readers each Sunday. The focus of the business briefs is on Northern Colorado jobs, not business promotions.

Items we consider for briefs include:

• New companies.

• Business relocations.

• Closing the company.

• New contracts.

• Anniversaries (divisible by five).

• Mergers and acquisitions.

• New owners, employees or employee promotions.

• Production of new products.

• Business organization meetings, workshops, seminars or courses intended for networking or education.

• Open houses related to newsworthy events (new business, anniversary, new owners, renovations, new management, etc.).

• Awards or other recognitions.

• Donations to charitable organizations.

• Earnings.

Press releases are welcome. The reporter-messenger reserves the right to change the data submitted for publication. Images of individuals involved in the event are welcome, but publication is not guaranteed.

The information should be published by noon on Wednesday in the business section of the following Sunday. Information can be emailed to [email protected] For more information, contact the Reporter-Herald newsroom, 970-635-3636, [email protected]

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