Fort Collins

Mina Collective opens a female co-working space

The Mina Company, a northern Colorado-based marketing agency, is launching a new female-focused community, The Mina Collective.

According to a press release, the coworking space and business development group was created for women entrepreneurs in Northern Colorado to grow their businesses by providing resources and a community of like-minded women entrepreneurs that will help them. in their future growth.

A coworking space is being built and the Mina team has launched a female-focused mastermind group called “The Club”, where local female founders and directors can collaborate, learn and help facilitate business growth. each other. Each member of “The Club” is asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement to keep group conversations confidential and each cohort will include a range of industries.

Owner Erica Vander Sande said in the statement that the new development offers an array of exciting opportunities where women can learn and achieve new goals in their endeavors in the heart of Fort Collins.

It is currently accepting registrations. The co-working space will open in the spring.

To learn more about The Mina Collective or to apply for the Mastermind program, visit

In short

• ​Ziggi’s Coffee has been named to the Franchise Times Top 500, the coffee company’s second appearance on the exclusive annual list of the 500 Greatest Franchises. The Colorado company has sites in 12 states, with 59 sites, including four in Loveland, two in Windsor, and one in Burgdorf and Johnstown, and more than 120 in development.

• ​McWhinney hosted the grand opening of Kinston, its new residential neighborhood at Centerra in Loveland, with a family launch party and model home tours on Saturday. There are plans for over 2,800 homes in Kinston under construction.


• LARIAT Marketing Hub — a new SaaS (software as a service) platform for managing, sharing, and collaborating on marketing assets — recently named co-founder Ryan Carey as president of the company. Carey and his wife, Abby, live in Fort Collins with their three children. He is a volunteer soccer coach and ministry leader in his church.

• ​Waypoint Bank recently hired Joshua Alcantar as a commercial lender at its Fort Collins branch. Alcantar has over 15 years of banking experience and will help develop, manage and grow the bank’s loan and deposit portfolio. He attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he studied vocal performance and performed and volunteered with Opera Fort Collins. He lives in Windsor with his wife and three children, and enjoys playing softball and volunteering in his church’s music department. He is bilingual.


• Night on the town, 6-9 pm, Friday, October 14, in downtown Loveland near Fourth Street. Live music, restaurant specials and gallery openings. Website:

• Fort Collins Foodie Walk​, 5-8 p.m. Friday, October 21. Ten participating downtown businesses will commemorate a 10th anniversary event. The Fort Collins Foodie Walk is a year-round, self-guided walking tour that activates on the third Friday of each month, with sampling opportunities at each participating business.

• ​Coffee for a Cure, Friday 21 October. All 10 Human Bean drive-thru locations in northern Colorado will donate 100% of sales to serve breast cancer and all cancer patients at local Banner and UCHealth facilities. For locations, visit

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