Colorado Tech & Science

Denver-based NexusTek completes Recapitalization with ABRY Partners

13 12 2017

DENVER December 13, 2017 NexusTek, a leading Denver-based IT services and consulting firm providing services throughout the west, announced today that it has completed a recapitalization with Abry Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. Headquartered in Denver, NexusTek provides regional IT support and outsourcing including help desk, cloud services, VoIP, cyber security services, server monitoring and Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM services. Abry and NexusTek are investing to make NexusTek the best Managed Service Provider in the West. Mike Jenner, NexusTek’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our decision to partner with Abry will ensure we can continue to invest in providing the best solutions and service to our customers. We are available 24/7/365 to ensure our customers are able to take advantage of the Cloud, increasing complex Cyber Security and an expanding mobile work force.” Founded in 1989, Abry Partners has since proven their ability to succeed by becoming one of...

GeBBS' iCode Assurance is selected as the SaaS solution for Children's Hospitals

13 12 2017

"GeBBS is honored to work with these two prestigious Children's Hospitals," commented Gabe Stein, Executive Vice President at GeBBS. MARINA DEL REY, Calif. December 13, 2017 GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a leading technology-enabled provider of revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions, announced today that Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado have selected their iCode Assurance platform for external auditing services, internal coding quality workflow and analytics. GeBBS’ iCode Assurance is a comprehensive, SaaS-based, customizable medical coding audit solution that provides built-in workflow, an interactive audit management dashboard, detailed scorecards, and robust reporting. It will optimize and accelerate the coding audit process for Phoenix Children’s and Children's Hospital Colorado. Phoenix Children's Hospital with a medical staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists provides inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency...

Attention!® SMS Gateway to Support Verizon’s CDMA Transition

13 12 2017

SMS Gateways communicate directly with the cellular network, providing an alternate path to message delivery. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. December 12, 2017 "When designing the Attention! 4G/LTE SMS Gateway, we made certain to separate the software interface from the hardware used to actually transmit and receive the SMS messages,” said Bob Lueth, President of Attention Software. “Many of our customers are Verizon shops, so they choose CDMA hardware for transmission of the messages. When CDMA is retired, they will be able to seamlessly transition to GSM. The upgrade will take a matter of minutes.” SMS Gateways are used heavily in high availability environments, as an interface to system and network monitoring applications. They provide a backup to Internet-based notifications for those situations when the Internet is not available. SMS Gateways communicate directly with the cellular network, providing an alternate path to message delivery. The Attention! SMS Gateway is also used...

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Announces Plan to Acquire First Bank Lubbock Bancshares, Inc. in Texas

13 12 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa and LUBBOCK, Texas, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Dubuque, IA-based Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (“Heartland”) (NASDAQ:HTLF) and Lubbock, TX-based First Bank Lubbock Bancshares, Inc. (“FBLB”) jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which FBLB and its wholly-owned subsidiary, FirstBank & Trust, will be acquired by Heartland.  This is the second merger announcement for Heartland within the last 30 days as it prepares to pass $10 billion in assets.Based on Heartland’s closing common stock price of $50.15 per share on December 11, 2017, the stock and cash transaction is valued at approximately $185.6 million (including the cash consideration to be paid to holders of FBLB’s stock appreciation rights).  The actual transaction value will change due to fluctuations in the price of Heartland common stock and is subject to certain adjustments. FirstBank & Trust is a commercial and retail bank, headquartered...

TeleTech Community Foundation Donates to Denver Students, Delivers Holiday Cheer for 175 Families

12 12 2017

DENVER, Dec. 12, 2017 -- TeleTech (NASDAQ: TTEC), a leading global provider of customer experience, engagement, growth and trust and safety solutions delivered through its proprietary end-to-end Humanify™ Customer Engagement as a Service offering, recently hosted its Spirit of the Season holiday event benefitting University Prep students and families, and announced other 2017 local grant awards of the TeleTech Community Foundation (TTCF). Established more than 35 years ago in Denver, TeleTech has long been a strong supporter of education initiatives across the local community. Through the foundation, grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that strive to transform the educational experience for disadvantaged students. The foundation, now in its tenth year, has been ranked as one of the top 10 corporate foundations in Colorado for total contributions made to local charities. TeleTech has hosted the Spirit of the Season holiday celebration, which this year benefitted University...

3xLOGIC Announces Push Notification Feature for Company’s infinias Access Control

12 12 2017

End users now proactively manage their systems instead of reacting too late to access control alarms The primary customer benefit is that anyone who is responsible for monitoring a system will be proactively notified when an access control alarm takes place, and they will receive real-time information they can use to manage the event. Wayne Jared, VP of Engineering, 3xLOGIC Westminster, Colorado December 12, 2017 3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ winner, today announced a new, no-cost feature has been added to their infinias access control software: push notifications. “Customers today understand the value of being able to receive a push notification based on an event. In the security world, instantly viewing recorded and live video of an access control event, and potentially taking action, for example unlock the door associated with the event, is a clear win,”explained Wayne Jared,...

Mars Petcare Turns to the Sun to Help Power a Better World for Pets

12 12 2017

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 -- Today Mars Petcare flipped the switch on a brand new solar garden linked to the company's San Bernardino, Calif., manufacturing facility that produces PEDIGREE® Brand dry dog food. Mars partnered with Ahana Renewables, a subsidiary of ATN International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI), to develop and fund the project under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The new solar garden features 3,420 individual solar panels that will annually deliver 1.9 million kilowatt hours, which can power more than 50 percent of the 78,000 square foot site's daily energy needs. The four-acre solar garden is projected to yield a 549 tonne reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG). The San Bernardino site opened in 1983 and was acquired by Mars Petcare in 2006. The company currently employs 75 full-time Associates at the site. "At Mars Petcare we're working towards our mission: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™, because we whole-heartedly believe they improve our lives,"...

Road Warrior Tires, a Division of TRU Development Inc., Will be Opening Its New Warehouse in Houston, Texas on Dec. 15, 2017

12 12 2017

Houston, TX, December 12, 2017 -- Road Warrior Tires proudly announces its partnership with trucktiresinc.com. Currently preparing for the grand opening of a new distribution center in Houston, Texas, more details will soon follow.Located at: 7625 Railhead Lane, Houston, Texas 77086Due to a tremendous increase in demand for heavy truck tires in New Mexico, Tennessee, Louisiana, Colorado, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas and to mitigate the cost of shipping, management has approved plans for this new location. The Houston warehouse will efficiently serve Road Warrior customers. "As of Dec. 15, 2017, we will start shipping from our Houston, Texas location. This option will improve delivery times and allow customers to purchase tires locally," explained the company spokesperson.Models of truck tires that will be available immediately from the new Houston location are:Bobcat TiresTruck TiresLight Truck TiresLoader Tires11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5, 225/70R19.5, 245/75R19.5, 385/65R22.5,...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate and 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Announce Partnership

12 12 2017

“Adding 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty to our robust suite of services increases the strength and variety of our offerings.” said Kevin Goffstein, Co-owner and President of Alliance Real Estate. ST. LOUIS December 12, 2017 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate) proudly adds 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) as a home warranty strategic partner for systems and appliances coverage. The partnership adds another option for home buyers purchasing a home through Alliance Real Estate offering risk mitigation, cost savings and protection against an unexpected system or appliance breakdown. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate is an energetic company of real estate professionals who take pride in developing and maintaining honest and trusting long-term relationships. Alliance Real Estate sees their clients as their first priority, working hard to protect their interests throughout the purchase or sale of their home. This customer-centered...

New Initiative from Gates Has the Potential to Avoid Past Mistakes

12 12 2017

Boulder, CO December 12, 2017 In Might the New Gates Education Initiative Close Opportunity Gaps?, Professor Kevin Welner of the University of Colorado Boulder considers the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s newest effort, called “Networks for School Improvement.” Welner, who is Director of the National Education Policy Center, examines how this initiative can learn from the Foundation’s own past initiatives as well as from research evidence more generally. Bill Gates announced the new investment strategy in mid-October; the Gates Foundation then solicited ideas about how groups of secondary schools can work with intermediary organizations to improve those schools and boost student outcomes. The idea is for the intermediaries and schools to create support networks working toward solutions to common problems. “These networks have a beneficial potential,” said Professor Welner, “but their benefits will be limited unless past lessons are taken into account.” The policy...

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