Business Buzz: Starbucks location to open at City Market

City Market soon will offer frothy drinks to customers after it opens a Starbucks next to its floral department.

“While Starbucks is not opening a company-owned store, we can confirm that a licensed store will be opening in Craig. This store will be owned and operated by City Market, an approved Starbucks licensee. We are excited to work with City Market to bring the Starbucks experience to customers in Craig, including high-quality beverages and friendly service at a convenient location,” a Starbucks spokesperson said in an email to the Craig Daily Press on Friday.

It’s not clear when the coffee shop will open, but the newspaper will update readers when more information becomes available.

Candlewood honored by hospitality industry

For the third consecutive quarter, the Candlewood Suites brand was named the Best Midscale Hotel Brand in the Americas region by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, having received the highest customer satisfaction score for Q4 2013 in the midscale segment — and not just for midscale extended-stay hotels, but among all midscale hotels, according to a press release.

MMHI data is collected from more than 40,000 travelers around the globe each quarter. Guests provide more than 200 details about their most recent hotel experiences. The MMHI customer satisfaction score is based on the average rating of 14 product and service questions that are highly correlated with guest loyalty and recommendations.

Bank gives to Center for Agricultural Education

Fort Collins — Bank of Colorado announced that it has made a donation of $50,000 to the construction of the Center of Agricultural Education located at Colorado State University’s ARDEC Research Campus, which will train new generations of agricultural teachers and leaders, according to a release.

The Center for Agricultural Education will be constructed at the CSU research farm north of Fort Collins when the university and Colorado FFA Foundation have fulfilled a $3.3 million fundraising goal. The campaign already has generated more than $2.4 million in donations from companies and individuals who understand the vital role of agriculture in the economy and society.

Major Mortgage moves into Wells Fargo space

Wells Fargo’s mortgage department has closed its Craig branch, and Major Mortgage moved into the Wells Fargo space located at 318 Victory Way. The company said that the new space is better and provides more traffic into the business.

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