Archive for the ‘Bob McDonnell’ Category

Loveland 365 heads down the stretch

April 26th, 2011 by John Giroux

With less than 1 week to go before Loveland 365 goes to press, orders are still being taken online at  Over 700 books have been pre-sold to date with only a few remaining to be sold.  Purchase now before supplies run out.

Our model recycling program

July 19th, 2010 by Maryjo Morgan

Bob McDonnell posted about a longtime city of Loveland employee Bruce Philbrick leaving Loveland for Portland.

Bruce has been in charge of the City of Loveland’s recycling program for a number of years.  The City of Loveland’s web site says Bruce’s job title is Solid Waste Superintendent, but he has been so much more - a spokesperson and strong supporter of recycling here in our city.  He has implemented upgrades and expansions in the recycling program, and has helped other municipalities learn the ins and outs of such a comprehensive program.  Way to go, Bruce.

We send Bruce off with best wishes and thanks for a job well done.

Loveland is losing it

June 22nd, 2010 by Bob McDonnell

I love that Loveland has many businesses that have been around for years. Some are owned and run but second and even third generations of the same family. It was with a heavy heart that I recently reported on the closure of one if the mainstays of the downtown Loveland retail community.

Loveland is losing it.  Penner’s Appliance is no more.   Harvey Penner started the business in 1969, and sold it four years ago.  I think it was about 1972 when I first purchased a washer and dryer from Harv.  Over the years, I have gone to him for stoves, refrigerator and a second washer and driver.

Harvey was not the cheapest.  The big boxes could beat him by a few bucks, but he was LOCAL.  He knew who his customers were, and called them by name.

I talked to Harvey in the parking lot of the business today.  He still owns the building, and is trying to get it ready to be rented out. It can be used as one unit or divided into up to five separate businesses.  The nice thing is that it has parking spaces in front that are not on the street.

Thanks Harvey and family for your service to Loveland as a businessperson, civic leader and church member.   We all need to remember to support local businesses.

Call Harvey Penner at 667-9983 if you are interested in retail space downtown Loveland.

See photo and original post on Bob's Heart Beats.