Holiday Shopping Made EASY!

Enjoy stress free Holiday shopping with our extended hours Thursday December 12th from
6-8 PM. Enjoy refreshments and samples of local gourmet food products. Free gift wrapping and Door prizes.

Date: Thursday, December 12, 6-8pm
Cost: Free
Location: Swiss Flower and Gift
Address: 9890 W 44th Ave
Member: Swiss Flower and Gift
Contact: heidi@swissflowerandgift.com

Speakeasy 2020 ABA Awards Gala

RSVP for the Gala
View / Download Flyer
 
View / Download Sponsorship Packet

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 on the Applewood Business Association website at www.applewoodbusiness.com.

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
&
The ABA Board of Directors

2019 ABA BUSINESS AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Each year the ABA recognizes its outstanding business members with three business awards: Business of the Year; Business After Hours of the Year; and Recruiter of the Year. The Business of the Year candidates are nominated in November. The Business After Hours of the Year are automatically nominated if you hosted an after hours event. The Recruiter of the Year is of course earned from by cultivating and recruiting the most new members in a given year. The awards are presented at the ABA Business Awards, this year on February 8th at the Speak Easy 2020 ABA Business Awards Gala. Please take a moment to nominate your selection for Business of the Year. Voting will open in December!


2019 ABA Business of the Year: The ABA Business of the Year award recognizes a Business for their outstanding contributions to the Applewood Community this past year! This award is given to an ABA member business that has distinguished itself in one or more of the following ways:

  • Recruiting new members to the organization.
  • Providing outstanding service to the ABA in some capacity (sponsoring After Hours, serving on board or committee, promoting ABA in the community)
  • Investing in Applewood (hiring, work on façade / building, other Applewood area volunteering).

Past recipients include – 2017 Van Wedgwood, RE/MAX Alliance; 2018 Nick Kapustka, REALM Chiropractic


Nomination: 2019 ABA Business of the Year

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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
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

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 meal.
  • 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.

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
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: 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 meal.
  • 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.

 

Member Meeting – January 9

RSVP for January Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, January 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: Wheat Ridge High School STEM Program

Topic: “Wheat Ridge High School Award Winning STEM Program”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Cameron Loughlin, Mountain Skyline Painting

 

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 meal.
  • 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.

Speaker: Wheat Ridge High School STEM Program

The STEM Program at Wheat Ridge High School has been in existence for this, its 6th year. During that time it has given students the opportunity to pursue their interests in large, hands on projects. Within the program students have the opportunities to pursue 3D Solid Modeling, Machining, Manufacturing, Electrical Design, Composite Exposure and Multi-media. These large projects have led to numerous learning opportunities as well as multiple awards!

 

 

Member Meeting – December 12 Holiday Luncheon

RSVP for the Holiday Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this by 5pm on Friday, December 6 ***

Holiday Luncheon- Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:15am – 1:30pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: $25.00, includes meal (BOTH ABA member and Non-member. 1st time guest ticket MAY NOT be used for this meeting)
No speaker is scheduled so we can have our Holiday Gift Exchange

Please bring:

  • An item for the gift exchange; “steals” will be available for $5 each.  All “steal” money will benefit a local worthy cause. – (Recipient to to be announced)
  • The last 3 numbers of the gift exchanges will be auctioned off. Please bring cash, check or charge card.
  • A non-perishable food item for our local food bank
  • Warm and new socks, hats or mittens to be donated to our displaced neighbors in need due to abuse.
  • A smile on your face and be ready to have fun.


RSVP Guideline

  • 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 meal.
  • Special meal request options are: Gluten Free Entrée, Dairy Free Entrée, Vegetarian / Vegan Entrée only. You must choose one of the 3 options when you RSVP. The day of request can not be honored as caterer needs to prepare these ahead of the time.

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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