LIVE from the Bar

Join us for martinis and fun while we get your business back on track and ready for action!

Log into our Google Meet meetings and log off of being stuck, feeling like you can’t rock your business, and drinking warm PBR from a can.

Each session will have the following things:

  1. A Martini recipe for you to shake up and enjoy during the meeting (or after)
  2. A different action item/topic for you to work on that will help improve your mood and your customer experience (and your business!)
  3. Q & A session and the ability to “Just ask the redhead” about ways you can improve your business via customer experiences now and in the future

What happened to 3? Well it is happy hour, I started early. Or it’s a Monty Python joke, you pick.

If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on how to simplify and add lightness to your marketing, customer acquisition, and business processes…you’ve found the right bar!

Dates:
December 3, 4pm-4:30pm
December 17, 4pm-4:30pm
January 7, 4pm-4:30pm

Cost: FREE
Location: virtual via Google meet
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes
PLEASE rsvp from this  link –> https://www.meetup.com/Start-HERE-before-you-START-UP/
Member: APEXD by Design
Contact: Tish – Tish@apexdbydesign.com

Member Meeting – February 11

RSVP for February Luncheon

 

Due to the pandemic, this meeting is scheduled tentatively. Information will be updated as the decisions are made with situation change. Thank you for being flexible. Changes will be announced on this page as well as via email newsletter and ABA Facebook page.

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

Luncheon – Thursday, February 11, 11:15am – 1:00pm
<Tentatively> Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

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

Speaker: Brian DeLaet, EduCyber, Inc.

Topic: HSEO, PPC, GMB, CRO and Other Acronyms to Make Your Head Spin and Your Website Work for You

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBD

 

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 – Brian DeLaet, EduCyber, Inc.

Brian launched EduCyber in 1998 when the internet was young and many of the websites were built with Microsoft FrontPage. Today, EduCyber creates compelling design and develops custom applications to deliver results that strengthen your competitive edge.

His experience, skill, and creativity ensure your project will transcend the ordinary that clutters the internet and deliver a site that communicates your message with professionalism and flair.

Member Meeting – January 14

RSVP for January Luncheon

Due to the pandemic, this meeting is scheduled tentatively. Information will be updated as the decisions are made with situation change. Thank you for being flexible. Changes will be announced on this page as well as via email newsletter and ABA Facebook page.

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on January 8 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, January 14, 11:15am – 1:00pm
<Tentatively> Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

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

Speaker: Kim Eickhoff, MBA, MS
Build An Inspired Business! Certified Business Coach

Topic: How to hire the right people and KEEP them

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBD

 

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 – Kim Eickhoff, MBA, MS, Build An Inspired Business! Certified Business Coach

Kim Eickhoff, MBA, MS, is a Certified Executive Coach and Business Coach with ActionCOACH and an Adding Zeros Certified Facilitator. For the past 20 years, she has artfully combined the knowledge she has gained in the areas of business, communication, human behavior, emotional intelligence, and personal development to help business owners and CEOs build an inspired business, which is a profitable, sustainable business that empowers everyone who is a part of it.

Kim has a passion for helping clients who have a growth mindset, a willingness to learn and work on their personal and professional skills, and who want to make the world a better place. She brings intentional focus, inspiration and education to support her clients.

Kim is also an international speaker, performer and singer/songwriter.

Education:

  • Certified Executive Coach, 2020
  • Adding Zeros Certified Facilitator, 2020
  • Certified Business Coach, ActionCOACH, 2015
  • High Performance Leadership Program, University of Denver, 2013
  • MBA, University of Colorado Denver, 2011
  • Soma Yoga Teacher Training Program, 2003
  • Masters in Professional Counseling, Georgia State University, 2000
  • Bachelors of Music Business Administration, Belmont University, 1992

Member Meeting – December 10 Holiday Luncheon

*** This meeting will be held Virtually. Please Register for Register from the link below to receive your access information. ***

Holiday Luncheon- Thursday, December 10 11:15am – 1:30pm

Register for Your Meeting Access from HERE >>

It’s a Virtual Holiday Luncheon. We will still make this a special time celebrating the season with everyone. We’re doing things differently – that’s apparently the theme for 2020!

#1 Parade of “Gingerbread” Houses – The Build-comp!!

  • Make an edible non-perishable Gingerbread type house to receive $10 ABA bucks per entry – Your entry must be delivered by December 7th at the Marriott (table will be there)
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners (1 night stay at Marriott, $50 240 Union GC, $25 El Dorado GC)
  • All houses will be auctioned off to highest bidder at the meeting
  • Proceeds from the auction will help our community members in need (to be determined later)

#2 Holiday Food and Toy Drive

  • Non-perishable Food and Holiday Toy Drive for The Action Center
    Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
    Anthony M’s Visions in Gold (6789 W. 44th Ave. Wheat Ridge 303-424-1881)
    Denver Marriott West (1717 Denver Marriott West Blvd. Golden 303-273-4030)
    Sunflower Bank (615 24th Street, Ste. 100, Golden 303-549-2771)

#3 Get in the Holiday Spirit

  • Member should wear a festive hat and/or sweater to win El Dorado or 240 Union gift card

Jeffco BRC Upcoming Workshops – September & October 2020

Brand Awareness:  Consistency is Critical!
Wednesday, September 30th
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Your brand is the definition of your business: who you are, what you do, what you stand for, your goals, values, personality, and much more. It is not just your name, logo or tagline; it’s the feeling that is evoked by your customers when they think of your company. A good brand is built over time and requires thoughtful strategy, and consistent implementation. Whether you have a new or long-standing business, developing consistent branding and marketing is critical to your survival. Plenty of time

Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE

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Launch! Your Ticket to Small Business Success
Friday Mornings – October 9th – December 11th
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Launch! is a 9-week interactive, online program designed for start-up and new business owners that provides a strong foundation and the necessary skill set needed to launch, grow and manage a successful business.  The Launch! program can also be utilized by established businesses who want to grow and expand.

Learn more and register now: Click HERE

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Buying Or Selling a Business – 2 Part Series Workshop
October 14th & 15th – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Are you considering buying or selling a business? What do you need to consider?  Where do you start?  We have the answers you’re seeking!  More than almost any other type of transaction, there is a lot at stake when you buy or sell a business.  This interactive four-hour workshop is geared to both buyers and sellers and covers a wide range of concepts which need to be understood in this complex and detailed transaction, no matter which side of the table you’re sitting on!
Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE

 

Bookkeeping 101:  Making Cents Out of Your Books
Tuesday, October 20th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us and learn how to set up basic bookkeeping for your small business.  This class will cover:

  • Chart of Accounts
  • Organization
  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit & Loss
  • Purchases, payments, and receipts
  • Categorizations and More!

This class will be taught using Microsoft Excel.
Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE

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Google Listing – Can Consumers Find Your Business?
Wednesday, October 21st

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Digital marketing is more important than ever before!  Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a 90 minutes class and we will show you how and why you should claim your listing  When you claim your listing, your SEO ranking will automatically increase.  Also, it will help your business be found more easily on Google Maps and Google “Near Me” Searches.

Grab a cup of coffee and learn exactly how to claim your Google listing and increase your SEO!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE

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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

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Mile High Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

3R Insurance Agency
Anthony M’s Visions in Gold
Applewood CrossFit
Applewood Golf Course
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric
Ascent Training & Consulting LLC
Asure Software
Beck, Jonson & Nolan, PC
Cascade Solar & Electric
Colorado Concept Electrical + Lighting
Cross Construction
Denver Marriott West
Design Explorer LLC
EcoGraphics, Inc.
EduCyber, Inc.
Edward Jones - Tamara Christopher
Equilane Lending, LLC
Espy’s Street Eats
Evergreen Security & Patrol Inc.
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
FirstBank
Golden Wealth Solutions, Inc.
Guardian Mortgage
Hammond Home Improvement & Repair
Health Benefits Diva
Healthy Bookkeeping.Online
Heartland Payment Solutions
In House Maintenance, Heating & Air Conditioning
Insperity-Regina Elom
LF Insurance Group
Larkin And Associates LLC
MAC5 Mortgage
Mahnke Auto Body
Maximum Automotive
Morrison Holdings, LLC
Prestige Imports Porsche/Audi
Propp Realty Management, LLC
Resident Realty
Rolf’s Travel Adventure
Sunflower Bank
TAS Business Consulting
The McDonald Group @ Keller Williams Avenues Realty
Umbrella
Waddell & Reed, Inc.
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