• The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges has received a $1 million gift from Kaiser Permanente to create the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Equity Scholarship Fund. The gift will create a 15-year endowed scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to Colorado community college students who are African American, Black, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Latino, Hispanic, Native American, LGBTQI, people with disabilities, or U.S. veterans who are seeking careers in the health care sector.
• Covidien of Mansfield, Mass., has been assigned a patent for an “ultrasonic and radiofrequency energy production and control from a single power converter.” The co-inventors are Robert B. Smith of Loveland, Steven C. Rupp of Arvada and Daniel A. Friedrichs of Aurora.
• Covidien of Mansfield, Mass., has been assigned a patent for an “apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure.” The co-inventors are Duane E. Kerr of Loveland and Glenn A. Horner of Boulder.
• Julie Ulstrup has been appointed managing director to lead the Northern Colorado chapter of eWomenNetwork to assist area women in building business relationships and finding new ways to turn networking interactions into new clients and increased sales transactions. To find out more about eWomenNetwork visit ewomennetwork.com.
• Heska Corp. has signed a new employment agreement with CEO Kevin Wilson, extending his tenure at least for another four years. The veterinary pharmaceutical and diagnostic company on June 8 signed an amended and restated employment agreement with Wilson. He will earn a base salary of $1 million, with a target bonus of at least $500,000. It also provides for a grant of 34,800 performance-vesting stock options and a grant of 180,000 shares of performance-vesting restricted stock at maximum performance.
• Lightning eMotors Inc. has hired a new head of its Lightning Energy division and a new vice president of global manufacturing. Brandon McNeil, who has been with the electric-vehicle manufacturer for two years, will head the energy business unit, and Brian Barron, formerly executive vice president of operations and manufacturing for Ice Energy Inc., will oversee manufacturing.
• June 23: Biz & Brews with the LBDC, 4:30-6 p.m., Backyard Tap, 323 Railroad Ave., Loveland. Meet other entrepreneurs and celebrate all Colorado has to offer in the summer. Food truck Steamy Wieners will be on site. Preregistration required. Wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, per state guidelines. Website: bit.ly/3w7vYOC
• June 26: Shop Local Saturdays are held in downtown Loveland on the last Saturday of the month, offering sales, promotions and free gifts with purchase at participating stores. Website: bit.ly/ 3g49SqR.
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