area businesses tell of anniversaries, openings, awards – Loveland Reporter-Herald



​Starstream Productions celebrates 15th anniversary

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

The company offers filming and editing to create promotional and educational materials for a wide variety of businesses and entrepreneurs, and has worked with  area nonprofits to create event fundraisers and social-media campaigns.

Karen Fournier is company president and chief creative.

The firm 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 those with Alzheimer’s); HopeLives! The 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 of overcoming meth addiction) and a flood story for a Loveland Chamber of Commerce Dancing with the Stars fundraiser.


Hustle Workshop to expand child care

​Hustle Workshop and its onsite child care​ have received over $63,000 in grants to aid the​ ​Little Workshop Child Care in serving working families.

​According to a news release, ​$20,000 is designated to go​ ​specifically to offset the cost of child care for families in need.

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

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

Hustle Workshop is a coworking and events space at Centerra that provides accessible​ ​and flexible workspace, child care, professional development programming, event and​ ​conference space, and a yoga studio.

​Its ​Little Workshop Child Care has immediate openings​ ​for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

​Websites: and ​​.

Colorado Farm Show planned Jan. 24-26

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

The general public is welcome to attend to learn about the importance of the agricultural industry. The show will include free seminars and agricultural and farm equipment exhibits.


In Brief

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

• Walmart announced it is expanding its Associate-to-Driver training program to give store associates the chance to earn six-figures as a truck driver in its private fleet. In the new program, Walmart will fully cover the cost for associates to obtain a commercial driver’s license. The program is open to store associates within a 50-mile radius of a hiring transportation office. Loveland has a Walmart transportation office.

• Landline announced it is now offering free children’s tickets to passengers 12 years old and younger through May 31. Landline offers nine trips daily from Loveland/Fort Collins and DIA, along with daily trips between Breckenridge and DIA. Website:

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

• ​The Pulmonary Hypertension Association has recognized Banner Health’s pulmonary hypertension program, and particularly the pulmonary arterial hypertension focus, 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 practitioner Katherine Kavanaugh and physician assistant Laura Marinello. The reaccreditation as a Regional Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center runs through October 2025.

​• Fort Collins marketing agency, OTM recently ​was ​named on Inc. Magazine’s 2022 Power Partner List, an inaugural list of B2B companies that go the extra mile to provide game-changing support for small businesses. OTM was 1 of 252 companies throughout the country to be recognized for t​he​ award.

​• ​Vectis Automation LLC of Loveland has been assigned a design patent (No. US D0975151 S1, initially filed June 27, 2020) developed by four inventors, including Andrew Steven Akey of Windsor, for “Collaborative robot welding system.”

​• ​Hach Co. of Loveland has been assigned a patent (No. US 11549888 B2, initially filed Oct. 3, 2019) developed by Amit Das of Fort Collins for “Method for measuring monochloramine in seawater.”

​• ​Hach Co. of Loveland  has been assigned a patent (No. US 11549884 B2, initially filed Sept. 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 “Zinc and copper measurement.”

​• ​Hach Co. of Loveland  has been assigned a patent (No. US 11549879 B2, initially 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 assigned a patent (No. US 1154808​​9 B2, initially filed Nov. 8, 2019) developed by three inventors, including Jason T. Mahugh of Windsor for “Wire spool gun.”

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


• Lion Home Service in Northern Colorado recently hired Kayla Fowler as its field marketing specialist. She has a background in marketing, previously having worked for a restoration company that focused on water, sewage and mold damage restoration. Website:

• Orthopaedic & 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 the Jacksonville Jaguars, where she was the team neuropsychologist and at the same time served as the 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 at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, hosted by FNBO and the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the week of Jan. 23-28 the bank will have giveaways, raffles and food. Special product offers are available for both existing and new customers. The branch will provide traditional banking products, small business products, wealth services and mortgage loans. For details, visit or the Peakview branch.

Send us your  business news

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

The items we consider for briefs include:

• New businesses.

• Business relocations.

• Business closings.

• New contracts.

• Anniversaries (divisible by five).

• Mergers and acquisitions.

• New owners, employees or promotions of employees.

• Manufacture of new products.

• Business organization meetings, workshops, seminars or classes meant for networking or education.

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

• Awards or other recognition.

• Donations to charities.

• Earnings.

Press releases are welcome. The Reporter-Herald reserves the right to edit information submitted for publication. Pictures of individuals involved in the event are welcome, but publication is not guaranteed.

Information is due by noon Wednesday for publication in the following Sunday’s business section. Information can be emailed to [email protected] For more information, contact the Reporter-Herald newsroom, 970-635-3636, [email protected]

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