BizWest – Steve Hughes — founder of Boulder Brands and chairman and CEO of the company until last year — announced Thursday that he has partnered with a New York private equity firm to launch a new investment firm geared primarily toward the natural-foods sector. Learn more.
BizWest – The city of Boulder’s planning board on Thursday, March 3, will consider Boulder Community Health’s conceptual plans to build a 76,000-square-foot medical building next to its Foothills Hospital campus in the Riverbend Office Park off Arapahoe Road. Learn more.
The Denver Post – Boulder Brands could be a springboard for Pinnacle Foods to acquire smaller natural and organic companies, the packaged and frozen food giant’s CEO, Bob Gamgort, said Thursday. Learn more.
Daily Camera – Ever since Steve Hughes resigned as Boulder Brands CEO in June, rumors abounded about his next venture. Today they were confirmed as Hughes announced he is heading up a $200 million investment fund to grow small natural food businesses, Sunrise Strategic Partners. Learn more.
Daily Camera – High-school students and undergrads looking forward to a life in engineering converged on the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus Wednesday for a series of tours and a special mentoring event sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Learn more.
Daily Camera – Work on Google’s new campus at Pearl and 30th streets is moving forward, with the company exercising an option to purchase land associated with Phase II of the project at the intersection. Learn more.
Daily Camera – Boulder business leaders and the City Council are planning an educational trip to Portland, Ore., at the end of April, but at least one council member believes the trip presents too much opportunity for close contact between commercial interests and elected officials. Learn more.
BizWest – Google Inc., has exercised an option to purchase the land for the second phase of its new Boulder campus rather than leasing a finished building from developers as the company is doing for Phase 1. Learn more.
Denver Business Journal – NetApp Inc. — parent company of Boulder’s SolidFire — plans to cut 12 percent of its work force, or nearly 1,500 jobs, by fall as part of a $400 million cost-cutting move. Learn more.