November 2016 Around Town

NeatCheeks Flavored Face Wipes Launches #Flavor2Feed Campaign

NeatCheeks Flavored Face Wipes is on a mission to feed 100,000 families over the next year! The company plans to announce their newest flavor of face wipes through an Indiegogo campaign that will raise money to help feed families through several organizations.

For every pack of NeatCheeks newest flavor sold, two meals will be donated to those in need. “I’m very excited to launch our #Flavor2Feed campaign,” says CEO and Founder, Danielle Stangler. “It has always been a passion of mine to help fight hunger, and through our new flavor we will be able to forever support this mission.”

NeatCheeks plans to donate to the hungry through their new flavor indefinitely.

The #Flavor2Feed campaign will be hosted on Indiegogo through the month of November with a goal of $10,000 to launch their flavor and feed 100,000 families over the next year. Supporters will be able to give to the mission and take advantage of special perks! NeatCheeks hope to surpass their goal to feed even more families and bring smiles to children everywhere.

Community Leaders Grant $500,000 to Innovative Nonprofits

In a first-of-its-kind pitch competition in Colorado, more than 200 community leaders acted as judges to allocate half a million dollars in Community First Foundation grant money. The recipients were local nonprofits pitching innovative ideas to improve mental wellness. At the event on September 30, 2016, community leaders heard from six nonprofits, then cast their votes in real-time to allocate Community First Foundation grant dollars among the innovators. The pitch competition was the capstone event of The Innovation Society, a new program of Community First Foundation. The program promotes mental wellness by accelerating nonprofit innovation and empowering everyday citizens to become grant-makers. Funding from the pitch competition will kick-start the innovations as the nonprofits continue implementation. The inaugural nonprofit cohort will celebrate their achievements in the fall of 2017.

Alpine Modern is Now Serving Dinner, Wine and Beer

Alpine Modern Café is now open for dinner and serving a curated selection of wines and beers. The café, located at 9th and College, has become one of Boulder’s favorite breakfast and lunch spots since it opened last year. With the addition of its evening service, they hope to continue their mission to elevate the neighborhood café.

YWCA Announces Appointment of New CEO Amanda Piper

YWCA Boulder County recently announced that Amanda Piper will be the new Chief Executive Officer for the nonprofit providing vital services to women, children and families of Boulder since 1922. Chosen by the Board of Directors after an extensive national search, Piper replaces YWCA’s long-time Executive Director, Janet Beardsley, who retired on September 30th this year.

Piper has more than 20 years of experience in both nonprofit leadership as well as marketing and media, most recently as the Executive Director of the United Way Homeless Prevention Initiative in Northern Colorado. Her earlier career included running the Animal Welfare League in Maryland, as well as significant time in nonprofit fundraising and marketing for public television on the east coast and at Auburn University. YWCA Boulder County’s Board is looking forward to leveraging Piper’s extensive experience in community outreach and marketing to help the organization reach new audiences and serve the ever-increasing needs of women and children in Boulder County. Over the past several decades, YWCA Boulder County has grown to serve more than 5,000 clients annually among women and families in transition, based on its outreach and advocacy work.

Quinn Snacks is Creating a New Kind of Snack Food

Quinn Snacks showcased their new gluten-free pretzels at Natural Foods Expo East, in addition to their enhanced Farm-to-Bag Transparency Portal. The gluten-free pretzels, currently available in Southwest and Mid-Atlantic will be available more widely on the East Coast in November. Kristy Lewis, founder and CEO, believes that knowing where your food comes from is a fundamental right, so she opened up Quinn’s entire supply chain through her new Farm-to-Bag portal on their website. The interactive map, complete with in-depth grower and supplier profiles, allows customers to enter the batch code on any Quinn snack to see where the ingredients in their snack came from. It’s a radically transparent supply chain that connects people with their food.

Nod & Rose has a New Location!

After four years at 1220 Spruce St., the Boulder boutique, Nod & Rose has moved to new address, 901 Pearl St on the West End. Located next to Walnut Group’s latest restaurant, Via Perla in the newly constructed three-story mixed used building, the husband and wife team continue to curate men’s and women’s fashion wear that is comfortably chic and functionally forward. In sync with Boulder’s evolving look, Nod & Rose has dropped Storehouse from their name, overhauled it’s interior design to a more open modern look and added new women’s Aussie brands One Teaspoon and Nana Judy; men’s classic surf brands Katin and Mollusk; men’s business casual lines JKT, ONS and Descendant of Thieves; and men’s and women’s, newly segmented Levi’s Red Label.  Elizabeth and Nod are excited to join the West End community and introduce folks to their new location, dynamic staff and continually evolving style.