Wow!! I am incredibly honored to be connected to such an amazing group of entreprenuers, women, moms, businesses and individuals. We just celebrated our ONE YEAR anniversary on Tuesday, October 24th at Old Chicago- Harmony location. It was a fabulous evening filled with wonderful businesses, great connections, delicious pizza and mouth watering cake! If you were unable to make it- WE MISSED YOU! Make sure to RSVP and come connect with us on Nov. 29th at The Summit for our Holiday Bash! RSVP: thesummitlno.eventbrite.com Thank you to everyone for supporting Fort Collins-Housewivesin in the City over the past year. I have truly enjoyed working with each and every business, meeting so many fabulous women, business owners, entrepreneurs and more! It has also been such an honor to watch relationships grow and thrive knowing that they first started at one of our events! WOW! Check out these awesome photos, by the talented Becky with Macaya Photography, capturing the evening
Thank you to all our wonderful businesses we had a chance to work with and feature for our October event and celebration. Below is where you can find that business you connected with or maybe wanted to connect with but did not have a chance. Check them out, show them some love and see why they are our October Edition: Locals We Love.
The Fort Collins community is a unique and friendly cohabitation of many strong and like-minded, yet unique, individuals, and I love meeting each and every one here. These monthly events hosted at various venues throughout Fort Collins and Northern Colorado are focused on building an inclusive network of entrepreneurs, business owners and locals. If you have not been to one yet, what are you waiting for?? Every event is so unique and individualized, which makes them so much fun!
I wanted to share with you all the businesses that were spotlighted throughout this event. If you are in need of their services or products, don't hesitate to contact them. They would love to connect with you. So, here are the Locals We Love: August Edition.
This event was just as fabulous as the rest. The rain shortly before the event brought in beautiful weather and many enjoyed the wonderful patio that Intersect has to offer. Christina Gressianu Photographer captured fantastic photos and Amanda kept our mouths watering with her delightful cupcakes. We also had awesome clothes, great skin care, and bombshell lips. Check out the photos Christina Gressianu captured and make sure to visit all the businesses below.
Every month I LOVE meeting the new faces that attend our events as much as I LOVE seeing familiar faces that return month after month. Watching this organization grow over the past 11 months has been a true testament to the community that is Fort Collins. These monthly events that are hosted at various venues throughout Fort Collins and Northern Colorado are focused on building an inclusive network of entrepreneurs, business owners and locals. If you have not been to one yet, what are you waiting for?? Come on out and join us next month at Intersect Brewing. RSVP, here. Every event is so unique and individualized which makes them so much fun! Each event is similar yet so different and July's was exactly that. What a fabulous evening filled with building connections, shopping, and enjoying delicious pizza. appetizers and beer tasters from Old Chicago- Harmony location.
I wanted to share with you all the businesses that were spotlighted throughout this event. If you are in need of their services or products, don't hesitate to contact them. They would love to connect with you. So, here are the Locals We Love: July Edition.
A HUGE shout out to each of our businesses- your energy and excitement truly helped fuel the event. Thank you Old Chicago for your hospitality, service, and space. Macaya Photography and Design your photos truly captured the joy and connecting that was done at this event.
Have you checked out one of our monthly networking and social events? Every event is so unique and individualized which makes them so much fun! The events are hosted at various venues around the Fort Collins and Northern Colorado area along with spotlighting local businesses and building relationships and community with one another. Each event is similar yet so different and May's was exactly that. What a fabulous evening filled with building connections, delicious donuts from Peace, Love and Little Donuts and craft brews from Gilded Goat Brewing.
We missed those of you who could not make it and hope to see you on June 14th at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar Ladies Networking + Social- RSVP, here. Check out the photos captured by EagleIMedia from this fabulous evening.
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you all the businesses that were spotlighted throughout this event. If you are in need of their services or products, don't hesitate to contact them. They would love to connect with you. So, here are the Locals We Love: May Edition.
A HUGE thank you to the Gilded Goat Brewing Company in Fort Collins for hosting our event this month. What a unique and beautiful space. It is so awesome to be able to look directly into the brewhouse from up above. We will be back.
Valentine’s day is quickly approaching and will be here before you know it. Whether you are celebrating with your significant other, your kids, yourself or your bestie, Fort Collins and Northern Colorado are sure to impress.
The options are vast so whether you like going out for a romantic dinner, cheese and wine, a brewery and food truck or just going out to grab a drink make sure you check out some of our favorite spots in the area.
MEAL OUT WITH THE FAMILY:
WINE AND CHEESE:
WANNA GRAB A DRINK:
Dutch Brothers is finally in Fort Collins and it is AMAZING! I had visited their Loveland location once and truly enjoyed my beverage. So when I heard it was opening in Fort Collins, I could not wait. I went on Dec 28th for their Grand Opening and got my FREE 16 oz drink. Let me tell you - they had it down to the second on this day. The wait was minimal, the customer service was friendly and interactive - it just passed on an energy that you don’t get everyday and the drinks were on point. I knew I would be back.
I heard from some people they thought the energy wasn’t sustainable and it would soon fizzle to just a “typical” customer service experience - well let me tell you, they were wrong! Any time I have been back to Dutch Brothers it has been equally as amazing as their grand opening. The staff are all having a great time, and they make you feel welcome as you place your order and provide an all around a fabulous experience! Even their hot coffee cup lids have motivational statements on them. It brings you a smile as you are drinking your coffee, chai, or other hot beverage.
Did you also know they have something called WHITE COFFEE…this is for all COFFEE and NON-COFFEE drinkers alike. You see, White Coffee is coffee but does not have a coffee taste. White coffee has very low acidity and contains 70% more caffeine than their traditional three-bean blend. They also describe it as having a very “light earthy flavor” which is great for people who don’t care for the taste of coffee. I can attest it is a light earthy and almost nutty flavor. This comes from not roasting the coffee beans as long. Did you know the longer you roast a coffee bean the less caffeine the coffee will have? So those DARK brews have the least amount of caffeine compared to the lighter brews. Try the White Coffee next time you are there.
Another did you know…they offer sugar free in ALL of their signature drinks- that is right, ALL of them! Other places are usually limited in sugar free flavors and they have it in all the main popular ones - even my most favorite COCOMOCO (Coconut mocha).
Check out their full menu here
I will be back soon!
Welcome to Fort Collins, Dutch Brothers!
We spent THREE (you read that correctly) THREE hours at this fall festival. I don’t know about you but that is probably the longest we have ever spent at one before. We probably would have spent longer but my little guy was starting to voice his dislike for being in a stroller and the heat (it was slightly warmer yesterday than a true fall day). When we go back, hopefully it will be cooler. I want to spend some time at the fire pit roasting s'mores on our next visit.
There was everything from petting zoos, hay bails, tires, and a spider web contraption to climb to hay rides, corn mazes, pig races, corn cannons, and so much more. They have some of the best kettle corn I have tasted. Usually kettle corn is good with its hint of sweetness, but this also had a nice glazed crunch. I even ate some more today and it tasted just as fresh as yesterday. There are food options there as well and plentiful bathroom facilities.
Aside from this fall festival providing lots of entertainment and activities for the whole family, Harvest Farm works in partnership with Fort Collins Rescue Mission, and both operate under the umbrella of Denver Rescue Mission. It is a fully functioning farm, has a CSA, and even beef sales. All of the work on the farm is provided by the residents of a larger long-term rehabilitation program that accommodates up to 72 men, with the goal of breaking the cycle of addiction and homelessness. It is an amazing program and the Fall Festival is their biggest fundraiser of the year. Come on out and experience this amazing Fall Festival for yourself and celebrate a program that supports growth, change, and possibility.
Hi! I am Lisa Downer, married mother of 3 girls and a 20+ year resident of NOCO! I was introduced to HITC in January 2018 and fell in love with the concept of not only networking with local women in business but promoting/sharing them and what they do!
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