ABA Biz-ness After Hours!

Tuesday, June 16th 5 pm – 6 pm
Registration Required (Click HERE to register >>)

PRIZES!!! Now that we’ve got your attention, grab your favorite beverage and join us
for fun and games as you get to know your ABA community.

  • Come prepared with an introduction that includes “2 truths and a lie”
  • Desktop Scavenger Hunt
  • ABA & Travel Trivia

BONUS – we’ll be doing a 5 minute “staycation” that will feel so real, you’ll taste the
salt in the beachy air!

And yes, prizes will be awarded to game winners as well as door prizes for
participation!

Hosted by Terri Wilber of Ascent Training & Consulting, Travis Smith of TAS Business
Consulting and Rolf Dale of Rolf’s Travel Adventures

Register in advance for this meeting:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about
joining the meeting.

Road Closure at West 32nd Avenue between Ward Road and Vivian Street

Traffic Closure Alert – Please Read

May 18, 2020   (Download this letter >>)

Dear Neighbor,

As part of Denver Water’s North System Renewal pipeline installation work, West 32nd Avenue between Ward Road and Vivian Street will be closed starting Wednesday, May 27, until Friday, July 3.

Details on the road closure and detour route are below. Please follow detour signs accordingly.

  • Eastbound Detour: Traffic will be detoured at Applewood Shopping center to West 38th Avenue
  • Westbound Detour: Traffic will be detoured at Simms Street with the closure at Vivian Street. Local traffic access only.

Dates are subject to change, pending weather and contractor availability. Construction work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

For more information, call Denver Water Customer Care at 303-893-2444, email the project at NorthSystemRenewal@denverwater.org or visit our website at denverwater.org/NorthSystemRenewal.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.

Sincerely,
Denver Water

Denver Water Customer Care: 303-893-2444
Project Email: NorthSystemRenewal@denverwater.org


Project webpage with traffic impacts, map, and overall project information.
https://www.denverwater.org/project-updates/north-system-renewal

Traffic Advisory
https://www.denverwater.org/news/traffic-advisory-32nd-avenue-closure-between-ward-road-and-vivian-street

Article and Video about the project:
https://denverwatertap.org/2018/06/18/big-construction-project-knocking-on-the-door/

 

When: Wednesday, May 27 – Friday, July 3. The closure is 24/7.

Where: West 32nd Avenue between Ward Road and Vivian Street. (Details on the road closure and detour route are below.)

Why: As part of our Northwater Pipeline installation, our contractor, Garney Construction, will be installing an 84” casing pipe through the intersection to prepare for the 66” conduit installation beginning in this area, January 2021. We requested to complete this portion of work earlier than anticipated due to the lighter traffic volume associated with COVID-19. We also hope this timing will present less of an impact to local businesses.

What to Expect:

  • Variable Message Signs were placed in the area Tuesday, May 19.
  • All residences and businesses within the closure will have continuous access.
  • Working hours are Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Asphalt and concrete restoration will be completed by July 3, with the road open by July 4.

Detour Map & Details:

  • Eastbound Detour: Traffic will be detoured at Applewood Shopping center to West 38th Avenue.
  • Westbound Detour: Traffic will be detoured at Simms Street with the closure at Vivian Street. Local traffic access only.

Shake It Up! Speed Networking (Free/Online)

Shake It Up!!!

Yes everything has changed and everyone is adjusting in an effort to keep moving forward.
Some businesses have had to hit the pause button while others have had to pivot or start something entirely new.

Our goal is to support you by providing a free space to share your business with other business and trades professionals. Whether you are a B2B or B2C, you will find that we have just what you’re looking for.

Regardless of which type of business you identify as, marketing and networking is now more important than ever.

So we decided to shake things up a bit with how speed networking is normally done. You’ll definitely enjoy our warm-up rounds.

Our goal is to keep Shake It Up! Speed Networking virtual. When life after COVID-19 is ready for us, we will have in-person After Hours in different areas for that more personal feel we crave.

Please sign up via our meetup event page: https://www.meetup.com/Shake-It-Up-Speed-Networking/events/270128615/

Friendly reminder once you register via meetup, go to the online event url on the right and get the zoom link for the event.

See you all soon.

The Shake It Up Organizers

Event Date: Friday, June 5, 2020
Starts at: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Online – Zoom
Register at: https://www.meetup.com/Shake-It-Up-Speed-Networking/events/270128615/
Member: The Health Benefits Diva
Contact: Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer, 303-517-8031, evelyn@thehealthbenefitsdiva.com

Quarantine 15 Challenge

Are you feeling yucky?

And want to Lose the Quarantine 15?
Have you gained 15 pounds or more? (Sometimes referred to as the quarantine-15) and you feel…well…yucky. Do you find yourself doing laps back and forth to the refrigerator and can’t help yourself? Is all the food you stocked up on for 4 weeks gone in 3 days? Then what you’re about to read is what you’ve been waiting for. Here’s why…

I’ve put together a 28-day Quarantine 15 challenge just for you. I won’t make any quick-fix promises here. I want you to fit into those cute summer shorts and skirts before the actual 1st day of summer.

**The Q-15 includes**

  • 28 days of support and accountability around food,
    movement, mindfulness, and sleep.
  • Metabolism reset food lists and recipes.
  • Optional supplement packages to support and enhance
    your progress to support your gut and your brain.
  • Recorded calls to refer back to.
  • A mental wellness assessment to see how stress and
    anxiety are affecting your health.
  • Access to a private Facebook group for support.
  • Free quick-start guide.

**Results**

  • Say good-bye to carb cravings
  • Get energy that lasts all-day
  • A healthy metabolism
  • A regular and healthy digestive system
  • No-more brain fog
  • Fewer emotional ups and down

**Who is the Quarantine 15 Challenge for?**

  • Anyone looking to get back to better-eating patterns and
    habits.
  • Anyone who wants to lose weight safely and establish
    new lifestyle habits.
  • Anyone looking for a whole-health tune-up from your
    brain to your toes.

The challenge starts Wednesday, May 20th, on Zoom at 6:30 pm. Just show up. I will send you the link the day before the class starts.

If you’re ready to release the dreaded quarantine 15 enroll today. I normally charge $250 or more for similar programs. Because you’re reading this today, the investment to you is only $97.

**There’s more… Strongly Recommended*****
Fundamental Pack https://www.amare.com/14921/en-us/shop-all… , purchase by Thursday at Noon, the price of the challenge drops to $47. Includes 3 free products.

***Wait! There’s even more… Highly Encouraged****
Project b3 pack https://www.amare.com/14921/en-us/Projectb3, purchase by Thursday at noon, you get to be part of the Q15 for FREE. Includes 4 FREE products.

May 20, 6:20 pm – June 17, 7:30pm
Cost: $99
Location: On your own computer
Address: On your own computer
Member: Natural Body Wisdom
Contact: 303-358-2045

Help us celebrate Flag Day

Support a Flag

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Dear ABA Members and Friends,

The Applewood Business Association invites you to help celebrate Flag Day!

Each year, the ABA sponsors the placing of American flags along Youngfield St. and along 32nd Avenue from Flag Day (June 14) through Independence Day (July 5th). A special thanks to Prospect Recreation and Parks District who places and removes the flags.

Photo by Van Wedgwood, RE/MAX Alliance

The ABA is reaching out to its membership and local businesses seeking sponsorships of $50.00 per flag for a basic sponsorship and $100 per flag for a premium sponsorship. Each participant at the basic level will be entered to win a drawing for an American Flag and stand. Each premium sponsor will be recognized at upcoming ABA events and publications, as well as receive an American Flag and certificate commemorating their support! Proceeds from the sponsorships will be used to help fund the AbsolutelyApplewood.com campaign to highlight and support Applewood businesses. Flags are not limited, you may sponsor as many as you want.

The American flag & stand will be generously donated again this year by Lori Bush-Engel of Modern Woodmen. The winning entry will be selected at the July ABA Board of Directors meeting from all entries and the winner notified by phone or by mail and a presentation will be made at the ABA Luncheon on Thursday, July 9th at Rolling Hills Country Club.

Sponsoring a flag on the ABA website is easy.

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Here’s how:

  • Log in at applewoodbusiness.com with your username (email) and password.
  • On “Member Dashboard”, click on “RSVP for an Event or Meeting” on the left.
  • Scroll down to “Help us Celebrate Flag Day” article and click on “Support a Flag”
  • On the RSVP page, scroll down to the event titled “Help us celebrate the Flag Day”
  • Click on the red “RSVP” button
  • Select “Yes” for “Will you be attending the following event?”
  • Select “Flag Sponsorship $50 or $100 from the dropdown
  • Click “Submit”
  • Go to check-out. Please enter at least “1” for quantity for Flag Sponsorships and your credit card information. (You can pay for multiple flags here if desired)
  • For guests and non-ABA members, simply mail your entry form today or sign up online at www.applewoodbusiness.com.

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Your participation celebrating our Flag and Country’s independence, and continuing support of the ABA is very much appreciated!

Sincerely,

Andrew Coonan, ABA President
& The ABA Board of Directors

View/Download Flyer >>

Support a Flag >>

Champions for Children Breakfast

CASA Champions for Children Breakfast **RESCHEDULED**
Join us for a FREE breakfast event and:
– Learn about CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties’ important work to advocate for children who have been abused and neglected.
– Hear from someone who personally benefited from CASA Jeffco/Gilpin.
– Understand how you can get involved as a volunteer and /or donor OR be an event SPONSOR and promote your business to more than 200 high-impact community members.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kerry Bishop at kerrybishop@casajeffcogilpin.com

Thursday, July 16, 7:30-8:30am
Cost: FREE
Location: Denver Marriott West
Address: 1717 Denver West Blvd., Golden, CO 80401
Member: CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties
Contact: 3032716539

Monthly Breakfast Meeting – June 25

*** This meeting is conducted virtually ***

Breakfast – Thursday, June 25, 2020, 7:30am – 9:00am

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Spotlight Speaker: TBA

 

Member Meeting – August 13

RSVP for August Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, August 13, 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: Dr. Jason Glass, Superintendent, Jeffco Public Schools

Topic: “Jeffco Public Schools: Beginning of School Year Report”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Tamra Hartman, All Support All Computers

 

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: Dr. Jason Glass, Superintendent, Jeffco Public Schools

Dr. Jason E. Glass is the superintendent and chief learner of Jeffco Public Schools.

Previously, Dr. Glass served as the superintendent of Eagle County Schools from 2013-2017. Dr. Glass served as Iowa’s director of education from 2010-2013, appointed by Governor Terry Branstad, serving as the state’s chief state school officer and leading a successful education reform effort that culminated in landmark legislation signed into law in 2013.

Prior to serving in Iowa, Dr. Glass was the senior director of human capital strategy with Battelle for Kids. Before joining Battelle, Dr. Glass served as the director of human resources with Eagle County Schools. Dr. Glass has also worked as Eagle County Schools’ director of research and assessment, as vice president of quality ratings with Qualistar Early Learning, held several posts with the Colorado Department of Education, and worked as a university instructor and high school teacher in Kentucky.

In December 2016, Dr. Glass was nominated to the National Board for Education Sciences board of directors by President Barack Obama.

Dr. Glass holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and two master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky, in education and political science. He holds a doctorate in education from Seton Hall University.

Dr. Glass lives in Lakewood with his wife, Sarah, and their children, Norah and Chase – who are Jeffco Public Schools students, attending first grade and kindergarten, respectively.

Member Meeting – July 9

RSVP for July Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, July 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: TBA

Topic: “TBA”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Keri Kennedy, Bloom Buggy

 

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.

 

 

Member Meeting – June 11

*** This meeting is conducted virtually ***

Luncheon – Thursday, June 11, 11:15am – 1:00pm

Nonprofit Sustainability during COVID

Stemming from the fallout of COVID-19, nonprofits will be facing hardships in fundraising and programming. Join the ABA and a local nonprofit panel about how are navigating the COVID-19 situation and driving their work toward sustainability. The panelists include guests from the Colorado Mountain Club, Foothills Art Center, and Miners Alley Playhouse.

Panelist include:
Keegan Young – Colorado Mountain Club
Len Matheo – Miners Alley Playhouse
Hassan Najjar – Foothills Art Center

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5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Mike Coleman, Evergreen Security


Our Panelists

Keegan Young, Executive Director, Colorado Mountain Club

Keegan comes to the CMC from the American Alpine Club in Golden, where he has served in a number of senior management positions, most recently as Managing Director of Membership, Marketing, Development Publications and Volunteer Programs. Keegan brings a wealth of experience with member-based organizations to the CMC, including a strong background in organizational development and fundraising. He is a member of the Club and an accomplished mountaineer with a passion for the outdoor community.


Hassan Najjar – Executive Director, Foothills Art Center

Hassan Najjar, Executive Director of the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado.  As a museum professional with 15 years of experience, he’s utilized mission-focused thinking and community input to create memorable museum experiences for learners of all ages.  As a lover of the arts, he strives to ensure that the arts are appreciated, valued, and used to help people think critically about the world they live in.  As an art administrator, he looks for ways to grow sustainably and responsibly while also serving the needs of the community.  Najjar holds a BA in History from Winthrop University and Postgraduate Diploma in Interpretive Studies from the University of Leicester (UK).


Len Matheo, Executive/Artistic Director at Miners Alley Playhouse

Len Matheo is the Executive/Artistic Director at Miners Alley Playhouse since 2013, as well as a principal and co-founder of Courtroom Performance, Inc., a trial consulting firm dedicated to improving oral advocacy. A professional actor and director, Mr. Matheo has over 25 years of experience in professional theater and has directed many Miners Alley hits, including Once, Our Town, Fun Home, Cabaret, 4000 Miles, My Name is Asher Lev, and The Cripple of Inishmaan, to name a few.

He and his partner, Lisa DeCaro, are authors of the book, The Lawyer’s Winning Edge: Exceptional Courtroom Performance (Bradford Publishing, 2004). He is a frequent speaker at regional seminars and national conventions, and has served as faculty for colleges and conferences nationwide (including UCLA Law School and UC Boulder School of Law, and DU Sturm College of Law). In addition to his book, Mr. Matheo has authored popular papers and articles for national legal publications (including ALI-ABA’s Practical Litigator, ABA’s Tips from the Trenches, The Brief, and Lawyers Weekly USA).

Mr. Matheo has also served on the board of Directors of the Colorado Internet Safety Foundation, The Evergreen Players Theater Company, and the Center for the Arts Evergreen. In his copious free time, he spends time with his wife Lisa and their child, Ella Jane, and his barbecue grill.

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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