Speakeasy Gala 2020: A Special Offer from DenverTux

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Don’t own a tuxedo? For the 2020 Gala on February 8, 2020, ABA in partnership with DenverTux is offering this great deal – Get one (1) tuxedo for the event and one (1) admission ticket for the 2020 Speakeasy Gala for only $100! (Tuxedo rental only from Denver Tux for this event is $25)

After you place order, please contact Rick at Denver Tux (303-238-3332) to schedule a fitting. You can pay online from the following link:

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The ABC’s of the ABA

RSVP for The ABCs of the ABA

 

This is a pre-paid only event. If you select offline option at the checkout, we will contact you to arrange for the payment

The ABC’s of the ABA, come learn how to put all of the ABA’s powerful tools to work for your business. We’ll show you how to utilize the ABA Websites to build your free Profile and set up your marketing to ABA Members and the Applewood Marketplace, how to access the various ABA Committees and events for building your networking and to maximize your exposure, how to access the ABA Directory and other free and low cost advertising opportunities and much, much more!

Event Date: Tuesday, March 24
Starts at: 8:00 am, Ends at: 10:00 am
Cost: $20 per person (includes breakfast)
Location: Marriott Denver West
Address: 1717 Denver Marriott West Blvd. Golden, CO 80401
Contact: Jayne Byl, Membership Committee Member 303-960-5623, jaynecab@gmail.com

Limited space available. Please register and pay online before we sell out.

Member Meeting – April 9

RSVP for April Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on April 3 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, April 9, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)

Speaker: Steve Jensen, Chief Deputy District Attorney for the First Judicial District of Jefferson/ Gilpin Counties

Topic: “Columbine and Beyond”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow “Member Login” button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
  • Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we’ll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your seat.
  • If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation. Due to increase in attendance, this does not guarantee your seat.

Speaker – Steve Jensen, Chief Deputy District Attorney for the First Judicial District of Jefferson/ Gilpin Counties

Steve Jensen is a Chief Deputy District Attorney for the First Judicial District, which covers Jefferson and Gilpin Counties in Colorado.  He has served as a Deputy District Attorney for 33 years, and has been with the First Judicial District for 31 years.  As a prosecutor, Steve Jensen has handled thousands of criminal cases and has conducted more than 200 jury trials, including many high-profile and aggravated cases. Steve has supervised the Crimes against Children Unit, the Juvenile Crime Unit, County Court, District Court, and the Intake Unit.  He currently supervises District Court and the limited gaming district of Gilpin County.

Steve is a 1984 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law.  In 1983 he clerked for the US Army JAG Corp in West Berlin. He is a 1981 graduate of CSU at Pueblo (formerly the University of Southern Colorado), where he was a member of the United States Debate Team-Japan Tour, in 1980.

Monthly Breakfast Meeting – February 27

RSVP for February Breakfast Meeting

*** Please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, February 21 ***

Breakfast – Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:30am – 9:00am

Beau’s Kitchen & Tavern – 360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228
Cost: $20.00, includes meal

Spotlight Speaker: Pete James, Ideal Wellness Weightloss Clinic of Colorado


Spotlght Speaker – Pete James, Ideal Wellness Weightloss Clinic of Colorado

Pete James is the Clinic Owner & Certified Ideal Protein Coach at Ideal Wellness Weightloss Clinics of Colorado.

Pete has been assisting people to shed fat, restore health and lifestyle changes in order to maintain results for 10+ years!

His original plan had been to pursue Elementary Education, but his passion for assisting in the obesity epidemic had taken over and he began coaching with a professional weight loss company in Fort Worth, Texas. Since then Pete has coached, managed and trained with companies, such as Slim4Life Weight Loss, Metabolic Research Centers and now Ideal Protein.

Pete achieved his goal of losing 55 pounds with the Ideal Protein protocol and has been maintaining & coaching with Ideal Protein since the beginning of 2017! Fast forward to current day, Pete is now assisting people in the Golden/Lakewood area with plans on opening a second location soon! Since opening in June of 2018, Pete has assisted the community lose over 2,000 pounds so far and counting!

Pete has a passion for educating his clients through the entire journey & he has a way of explaining complex ideas into ideas that are easy to understand. He enjoys writing music, hiking, cooking and spending time with his 4 – legged creatures!

Speakeasy 2020 ABA Awards Gala

RSVP for the Gala

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 – Cocktails at 5pm, Dinner & Festivities at 6-11pm
Tickets: $75 each, or Corporate table of 10 $600
Unveiling of the 2020 ABA Directory

What’s New at the Speakeasy 2020 Awards Gala

  • New location at Denver Marriott West – 1717 Denver Marriott West Blvd.
  • Champagne/ Diamond Chance
    $15.00 per ticket gets you a glass of champagne and a chance to win a beautiful 1/2 carat diamond or a cubic zirconia worthy of setting.
  • Special room rate of $89/night at Denver Marriott West for the Gala guest
    Last Day to Book: Friday, January 24, 2020
    Book your group rate for Applewood Business Association from HERE
  • Silent Auction now benefits ABA Community Foundation to support local cause

RSVP online for the Gala >>


Dear Applewood Business Association Member,

Please join the Applewood Business Association at our annual Business Awards Gala – Speakeasy Extravaganza!

This special event is on Saturday, February 8th at the Denver Marriott West. Purchase tickets for $75 per person or reserve a table sponsorship for $600 accommodating 10 guests. Tickets are available for purchase by clicking on the red button on this page. Members must be logged in to your account to redeem your voucher credits.

The Speakeasy 2020 Awards Gala (formerly Tux’s or T’s) is one of the ABA’s two major fundraisers throughout the year. The event features delicious food and live entertainment, as well as a ‘Speakeasy’ with casino games and cash bar. In addition, guests can register for the silent auction and giveaways throughout the evening. It is a great opportunity to support the Applewood Business Association, the Applewood community, and to network with other ABA business members and friends.

The event features the ABA Business Awards, including ABA Business of the Year, Best ABA Business After Hours Event, and the John Tracy ABA Recruiter of the Year Award. The event concludes with the annual unveiling of the 2020 Applewood Business Association Directory and the award prizes for “Best Dressed” and “Casino Champion”.

The ABA’s special events are a great way to scale your business’s visibility and marketing opportunities. Please contact Andrew Coonan at (303)653-7048 or acoonan@morrisonholdings.co, or Anne Linze (303)570-8406 or Anne.k.linze@marriott.com for event sponsorship information and/or to submit silent auction donations.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season! See you at the Speakeasy 2020 Awards Gala in the New Year!!

Sincerely,

Andrew Coonan
ABA President
and The ABA Board of Directors

RSVP online for the Gala >>

 


Thanks to Our 2020 Speakeasy Gala Sponsors!

Casino Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors
       

Sponsors Needed for Wheat Ridge High School STEM Fundraiser

Wheat Ridge High School STEM is having their annual fundraiser Saturday June 13th 2020. We will be paring a small gala along with a golf tournament at Applewood Golf Course! Individuals can participate in just the golf tournament, just the gala or both! In addition, the students will have their projects at the event site for everyone to see and you can also talk to the students.

We are currently looking for hole and food sponsors at this time for this annual event. Please see the attached flyer for more information on both of these. We would love to have you as one of our sponsors and hope you can attend. Individual tickets for the gala, and also the golf tournament, will be going on sale in 2020.

Please feel free to share this information with any individuals who might want to attend the event and/or sponsor.

If you have any questions or would like to be a Wheat Ridge STEM sponsor please let me know.

Hope to see you at our event.

Charles L. Sprague
Wheat Ridge High School
STEM/Engineering-Shell Instructor
STEAM Department

Event Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time(s): Golfing 1:30 Shotgun Start
Meet the Students 5:30
Dinner and Entertainment 7:00

How to Sponsor: Please see attached letter (PDF) >>

Location: Applewood Golf Course
Address: 14001 W 32nd Ave, Golden, CO 80401
Wheat Ridge High School STEM Team
Please contact Charles L. Sprague for any questions. Charles.sprague70@gmail.com

Member Meeting – March 12

RSVP for March Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on March 6 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, March 12, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Location – Sheraton Denver West – 360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228Please note the location change for this meeting

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)

Speaker: Kristi Pollard, President/CEO of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

Topic: “Jefferson County:  A Picture of Economic Vitality”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow “Member Login” button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
  • Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we’ll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your seat.
  • If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation. Due to increase in attendance, this does not guarantee your seat.
  • Special meal options are for (1) Dairy Free, (2) Gluten Free, (3) Vegetarian/Vegan. You must RSVP with your choice out of these 3 prior to the RSVP deadline. Day-of requests will not be honored as we need to let the caterer know days in advance. Those who RSVP with special request will receive a “Special Meal” card. You will need to present it to receive your special meal. This applies to all of your guests. Thank you for your help with volunteers to coordinate this.

Speaker – Kristi Pollard, President/CEO, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

Kristi Pollard is the President and CEO of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, a non-profit consortium of business, community and governmental leaders striving to create greater economic vitality in Jefferson County, Colorado. Jefferson County EDC is the oldest economic development organization in Colorado and provides a one-stop shop for relocating and expanding businesses. Prior to her time with the Jefferson County EDC, Kristi served as the Executive Director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, the official economic development organization for Mesa County, Colorado. Kristi has vast experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors having been the principal owner of P², LLC, a local consulting firm, the CEO of the Colorado Mesa University Foundation, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist for Chevron and an Area Director for the United States Senate.

As a professional who grew up in Colorado, Kristi understands the importance of her word and believes that it is one of the most valuable things in her possession. She also knows that collaboration and communication are the keys to success and strives to create a team atmosphere wherever she goes.

Kristi currently serves on the board of the Economic Development Corporation of Colorado and was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Charter School Institute, the statewide public charter school authorizer for the State of Colorado. Kristi and her husband Tim are the parents of three energetic boys who are their life’s passion. She enjoys trail running, hiking, skiing and boating in her free time.

Member Meeting – February 13

RSVP for February Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on February 7 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, February 13, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Location – Denver Marriott West – 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401 – Please note the location change for this meeting

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)

Speaker: Kimra Perkins, General Manager of Colorado Mills & Denver West Village

Topic: Leading Through Adversity: Working on Good, or How to Be Happy After a Hail Storm

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Janice Holmes, Payroll Vault

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow “Member Login” button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
  • Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we’ll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your seat.
  • If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation. Due to increase in attendance, this does not guarantee your seat.
  • Special meal options are for (1) Dairy Free, (2) Gluten Free, (3) Vegetarian/Vegan. You must RSVP with your choice out of these 3 prior to the RSVP deadline. Day-of requests will not be honored as we need to let the caterer know days in advance. Those who RSVP with special request will receive a “Special Meal” card. You will need to present it to receive your special meal. This applies to all of your guests. Thank you for your help with volunteers to coordinate this.

Speaker – Kimra Perkins, General Manager of Colorado Mills & Denver West Village

Kimra Perkins serves as the general manager for Colorado Mills and Denver West Village, a super-regional shopping center district located in a western suburb of Denver. She is also the president of a Lakewood, Colorado metropolitan district. In addition, Kimra is certified to teach leadership, project management and performance improvement courses, including 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Kimra received a masters in business administration from Colorado State University and her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Utah. She also earned a masters of divinity from Denver Seminary.

Kimra is an active member of Rotary International, a global humanitarian service organization committed to improving the health, education, economic sustainability and social well-being of all people. She is a past president of The Rotary Club of Evergreen, served as a Group Study Exchange team leader to four countries in East Africa and remains committed to supporting Rotary’s local and international leadership conferences for young adults (RYLA). Kimra also serves as an associate pastor and hospice chaplain in the faith community.

Originally from Boise, Idaho, Kimra enjoys writing poetry, talking about all things Star Trek related and improving her kazoo band song list. Kimra and her husband live in Evergreen, Colorado. They enjoy hiking, skiing and traveling.


5-Minute Spotlight Speaker: Janice Holmes, Payroll Vault

A native of West Texas and child (one of five) of two amazing parents—a Methodist minister and a teacher, Janice Holmes moved to Colorado immediately upon graduation from Texas Tech University, in order to pursue her love of the Rocky Mountains. She’s been pleased to use her education and customer service skills in serving small business clients.  She strives to connect people she meets with others who either enhance or complement their respective business and services.

In the recent past, Janice has worked in advertising sales and copywriting, business development for three local Chambers of Commerce, and fund-raising for various charities as well as the Foothills Recreation District.  In early 2019, she happily landed at Payroll Vault. Janice lives in Littleton with her husband Dave and has 2 children, Emma and Nick, dogs Fraser and Belle, and cat Mele.  She is happiest while spending time with her family and pets, distance running, pursuing outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing, baking, watching the Colorado Rockies, and exploring Colorado’s intriguing history.

 

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JCBL Legislative Update

Bipartisan agreement on problems, but not necessarily on solutions

By Jeff Weist, Jefferson County Business Lobby

The Applewood Business Association is an active member of the Jefferson County Business Lobby, the unified voice of 3,000 Jefferson County businesses advocating for public policies that strengthen our economy. We wanted to give you a preview of some of the business issues on which the JCBL is engaging at the State Capitol in Denver as the 2017 Colorado General Assembly gets underway.

The dynamics of the Legislature will, for the third year in a row, be dominated by split partisan control.  Democrats retained control the State House of Representatives while the Republicans hang onto their slim one seat majority in the State Senate. Split control means both parties have to work together to accomplish anything of significance.

Remarkable agreement exists between the Democrats and Republicans on the major problems facing the state – such as inadequate transportation funding and escalating housing costs – but finding agreement on the solutions to such problems have been elusive.

The JCBL’s priorities for the coming year include:

New Transportation Funding: Colorado is one of the few states in the nation not dedicating state General Fund dollars to transportation infrastructure. The Colorado Legislature must find new sources of transportation funding for the short, medium and long-terms.

Attracting and Retaining Skilled Employees: The shortage of skilled employees in Jefferson County and around the State is actually becoming a drag on economic growth. Colorado needs better training for skilled employees. And we need to fix the broken litigation system that is preventing the construction of new, affordable, housing.

Fostering a Strong, Competitive Business Climate: While Jefferson County’s economy is strong today, the Legislature must provide effective economic development incentives, lower regulatory burdens and reduce lawsuits if we are to withstand future downturns.

 

We will keep you updated on the Legislature’s progress on these important business issues through out the 2017 legislative session.

 

Jeff Weist can be contacted at jeff@weistcapitol.com