SUCCESS STORIES ALONG THE NORTHERN FRONT RANGE.James Michener Noun 1. James Michener - United States writer of historical novels (1907-1997)
James Albert Michener, Michener fell in love with northern Colorado. Such inspiration....the hauntingly vast plains framed by amethyst amethyst (ăm`əthĭst) [Gr.,=non-drunkenness], variety of quartz, violet to purple in color, used as a gem. It is the most highly valued of the semiprecious quartzes. peaks and the people who gave the land its true color (1) Specifically, refers to 16,777,216 colors (24-bit color). See high color.
(2) Generically, refers to photo-realistic color (typically requires 24-bit color as a minimum). and character. The American novelist spent years researching northern Colorado, later penning a 900-page saga that would become the bestseller, Centennial. Michener's story captures the imagination. And so does northern Colorado, a success story that goes on and on.
Of course, fur trapping along Poudre River ceased long ago and ranches have been converted into urbanized settlements. But the region remains revered for its colorful history, beautiful landscapes and adventuresome people. Today, superb educational opportunities join forces with financial resources and a dynamic entrepreneurial climate to create an exceptional environment for doing business.
Take, for example, Centennial Bank of the West, which exemplifies small business success in northern Colorado. Locally owned by a committed group of investors, the bank has enjoyed tremendous growth based on several key factors: confidence in the long-term growth of northern Colorado, commitment to the community and a desire to serve customers with excellence.
The City of Fort Collins, meanwhile, finds itself frequently recognized as one of the nation's most livable cities and a favorite locale for retirees. The wide tree-lined boulevards and historical architecture maintain the charm of a bygone by·gone
Gone by; past: bygone days.
One, especially a grievance, that is past: Let bygones be bygones. era, while Colorado State University Colorado State University, at Fort Collins; land-grant with state and federal support; chartered 1870, opened 1879 as an agricultural college, assumed present name in 1957. There is a veterinary teaching hospital, an agricultural campus, and a research campus. focuses on providing cutting-edge education and technology for generations to come. As such, the College of Business delivers an outstanding MBA MBA
Master of Business Administration
Noun 1. MBA - a master's degree in business
Master in Business, Master in Business Administration program and a pool of talented graduates who want contribute to the area's long-standing success. "Northern Colorado has a bright future," says Roland Mower mower, farm machine used for cutting grasses and other hay crops. Mowers, drawn by or attached to tractors, or self-propelled, have superseded scythes. The mower is essentially an adaptation of the much earlier reaper. The first commercial mower was patented in 1847. , who along with Carol Garton, heads up the newly formed Northern Colorado Economic Development Corp.
Across Interstate 25 in Greeley, Ron Klaphake, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of the Greeley-Weld County Economic Development Action Partnership, is also gung-ho about the area's future. "Weld County has seen an enormous amount of housing starts because the land is cheaper east of I-25," says Klaphake. "Areas around Erie and Firestone are exploding with residential and business growth."
Economic diversity, which includes everything from traditional agricultural-based businesses to cyberspace-based 'newfangled' technologies, has allowed northern Colorado to maintain a "real positive and steady business climate," Garton notes, even as a nationwide recession looms on the horizon.
The trio of eco-devo experts are quick to tout recent business highlights, including new construction on the campuses of Anheiser Busch, Hewlett-Packard and Advanced Energy. In Greeley, State Farm Insurance is putting the finishing touches finishing touches finish npl the finishing touches → der letzte Schliff
finishing touches npl → ultimi ritocchi mpl on its regional headquarters on the western edge of the city. Food processing Food processing is the set of methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for consumption by humans or animals. The food processing industry utilises these processes. giant, Con Agra will build its administrative complex nearby.
In Loveland, Centerra, a unique mix of retail, commercial and residential uses, is enticing companies from the crowded Longmont-Boulder corridor. The development is the visionary work of McWhinney Enterprises and the McWhinney family, who have lived in Northern Colorado for generations. Because of their commitment to excellence, McWhinney has partnered with McStain Enterprises, an awardwinning builder that received the Colorado 2000 Ethics in Business award. "We are really promoting the area around I-25 and Highway 34 to high-tech businesses," says Garton, who believes the Centerra development, is spawning other exciting projects nearby. On the pages that follow, ColoradoBiz provides more detailed information on some of these success stories along the Northern Front Range.