Advantage Bank to Host Free Economic Outlook

Advantage Bank will host a free economic outlook event on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Embassy Suites in Loveland. The seminar will feature a presentation from Dr. Richard Wobbekind, senior economist and associate dean for business and government relations at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Wobbekind will provide an update on the national, state and local economies including a look ahead to what can be expected in 2019. The event will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. To learn more and register, visit


Colorado Gives Day

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, Community First Foundation and FirstBank join together to create the annual Colorado Gives Day movement, in support of charities and nonprofit organizations statewide. Since 2007, Colorado Gives has helped increase philanthropy in Colorado by helping connect generous donors with more than 2,300 local organizations in need of support. Throughout the 24-hour period of Colorado Gives Day, each donation to will be matched by the partners $1 Million Incentive Fund, proportionally increasing the value of each contribution.

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Ginger & Baker Opens Orders for Holiday Pies

This year for Thanksgiving, Ginger & Baker will feature four delicious pies: apple, maple pecan, pumpkin and cherry! Orders are available online, by phone at 970.223.PIES (7437) or in person at 359 Linden St. in Fort Collins. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, the Teaching Kitchen inside Ginger & Baker will have an all-day pie pickup event for anyone who preorders their holiday pies along with cooking demos and free tastings all day. The Thanksgiving pie pre-order deadline is Sunday, Nov. 18. 


Fort Collins Candy Store Opens in Old Town Fort Collins

Children and adults alike will fall head over heels for the newest sweet addition to downtown Fort Collins. The Fort Collins Candy Store Emporium is an old-fashioned candy store set in a 1940s environment, complete with vintage candy favorites, working vintage telephones and registers, and an incredible antique toy display. Upon entering the store, owner and candy expert Tony Vallejos takes you on a magical journey through his candy emporium you won’t soon forget.

227 Jefferson St., Fort Collins, 970.893.2929