May Business After Hours – Robinson Custom Cleaning

RSVP for May BAH

 

Join us for Business After Hours at
Robinson Custom Cleaning
5080 Dover Street, Arvada, CO
(720) 240-8923
http://robinsoncustomcleaning.com/
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 7pm
Appetizers and libations provided with a great networking time. Please join us for an evening of mingling and making new connections. Thanks to Jason Robinson and crew for hosting this event. We hope to see you there!

 

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JCBRC: Finding Your Digs!

April 26th – 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us and hear from our expert panel as we help you understand the ins and outs of renting, leasing and buying commercial space and finding the exact right space for your company!

Meet Our Expert Panel:

Melissa Nochlin—Broad Street Realty
Kevin Yoshida— Architect—IDEATE Design
Mike Ambroziak, Ambroziak Law, P.C.
Brandon Friedman—First Bank

We will discuss the key points that you need to know to determine what type of space best suits your needs and if leasing or purchasing is right for you. We will also cover – questions and negotiations about contracts and agreements, current market trends, build-out – design and improvements, questions to ask when applying for financing and legal considerations you need to be aware of before signing on the dotted line!

Bring your questions—Open Q & A scheduled!

$10 with advanced registration and $20.00 at the door

For more information and to register Click HERE

We look forward to seeing you in class!

Aging Together: A Specialized Resource Fair for Older Adults and Caregivers

Whether you’re new to the community or a long time resident, a senior or a caregiver, the experts at Seniors’ Resource Center and Lutheran Medical Center will provide you with valuable information and options to plan for the years ahead with the 3rd Annual Aging Together: A Specialized Resource Fair on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Lutheran Medical Center.

Join us for free health screenings, safety assessments, community resource booths and educational talks hosted by Mark Koebrich of 9News’ Senior Source.

  • Aging at Home: Understanding and Discussing Options for You & Your Loved One, 9:15 – 10 a.m.
  • Taking Control of Your Health: Important Screenings You Need to Know About, 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Event is free but registration is required. To register, please call 303-689-4595 or visit www.SeniorResourceFair.org.

Date: 2018-04-27, 9-12 noon
Cost: FREE
Location: Lutheran Medical Center – 2nd Floor Balcony
Address: 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Member: Lutheran Medical Center
Contact: Answerline, 303-689-4595, www.SeniorResourceFair.org

Introducing – Absolutely Applewood!

The Absolutely Applewood! initiative was introduced at our 2018 Tux’s or T’s Annual Gala event with the unveiling of the new ABA Directory. With this, the ABA has launched a brand new website called Absolutely Applewood!

This website was created for Applewood shoppers as a tool to find local businesses – stores and services – encouraging them to always look for businesses in Applewood first.

ABA members! This is another benefit to you as a business owner. As an ABA member, you are listed on this website and linked to your profile page. Be sure to log in to your ABA account and update your member profile as this information also shows up on the Absolutely Applewood website. You are welcome to and encouraged to change your profile page regularly to reflect your seasonal offerings (if any) and keep your profile page attractive!

While you are logged in, please post your “Hot Deals” – this is one of the pulls to the Absolutely Applewood! site that keep people coming back. You can schedule different offers throughout the year. Be sure to check “Display on Absolutely Applewood” at the top as you create it so the local shoppers can see your offers. Not sure how to do this? Please visit THIS LINK for step-by-step instructions.

Finally, would you like to make an extra appearance on the Absolutely Applewood! website? We have several advertising opportunities.

The 2018 Directory is being mailed out now, so now is the best time to make a huge impact on your marketing this year! Please join in this effort to make the Applewood business community thrive together!

Fore the Memories: Alzheimer’s Association Benefit Golf Tournament

Please help me in supporting the Colorado Alzheimer’s Association on June 27th at the “Fore the Memories” Charity Golf Tournament brought to you by MorningStar Senior Living of Arvada and Safe Homecare to help our fellow Coloradans struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. We need golfers, hole sponsors, donors and volunteers for this fun filled event. Please go to our online registration page at: http://buytickets.at/forethememories/142549 for more information. Thank you, in advance, for your participation. I look forward to seeing you there!

Event Date: 2018-06-27, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost: $150 for single golfer, $600 for a foursome, $300 hole sponsor, $800 hole sponsor/foursome combo
Location: Fossil Trace Golf Course
Address: 3050 Illinois St, Golden, CO
Member: MorningStar Senior Living of Arvada

Contact: For Online Registration, Click the Link: http://buytickets.at/forethememories/142549

Submitted by: John Bachofer, MorningStar Senior Living of Arvada

Member Meeting – July 12

RSVP for July Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, July 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: Katie Knoll, Community Relations Manager, Denver Water
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 – Katie Knoll

Katie Knoll is the community relations manager at Denver Water. During her 5 year tenure with Denver Water, her role has been to keep both Denver Water customers and the residents of areas where Denver Water infrastructure is present informed about Denver Water construction projects and initiatives. More specifically, Katie is the community relations liaison for Denver Water’s upcoming North System Renewal suite of projects. These include: updates to the pipelines and valves at Ralston Reservoir, the new Northwater Treatment Plant to be built at the Ralston Reservoir property, the replacement of the 8.5-mile pipeline that carries water from Ralston Reservoir to the Moffat Treatment Plant in Lakewood, and the transition of the Moffat site from a treatment plant to a water distribution center once the new treatment plant is complete.

Prior to accepting her position at Denver Water, Katie served as the public involvement unit manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife (now Colorado Parks and Wildlife) for 8 years.  Throughout her career, Katie has worked, communicated and collaborated with a variety of constituent groups ranging from community leaders and neighbors to environmentalists, sportsmen and landowners as well as local, state and federal government staff and officials.  Katie has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wittenberg University in Ohio and a master’s degree in environmental policy from Bard College in New York. 

 

Katie Knoll
Community Relations Manager
Denver Water

Member Meeting – June 14

RSVP for June Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, June 14, 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: Frances Myers, The Center for Advance Care Planning

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 – Frances Myers

As a clinical dietitian Fran spent many, many years working in hospitals and nursing homes. She managed tube feedings for adult residents who had never had a voice. These individuals taught her many valuable lessons about quality of life, family dynamics, the role of religion, state laws, and so much more.

Working in hospice came next and opened Fran’s eyes to realism, to futile treatments, to the beauty of good quality of life and being at peace with what’s to come.

Fran continued her journey in Advance Care Planning when she become the Manager of Faith Initiatives for The Conversation Project in Boulder. In this position she encountered people who had persistent fears about end of life. Fran found that they had absolutely no-one they could trust to say “This is the expressed wish of my dear friend or relative.”

At this time several people asked Fran if she would be their advocate. This lead to the founding of this organization, The Center for Advance Care Planning. The group is a nonprofit 501c(3) registered in the State of Colorado. The Center is dedicated to providing education and services centered around Advance Care Planning and Advocacy.

Public speaking is one of Fran’s passions, and end-of-life topics is another. A wide range of audiences have been grateful for the eye opening aspects of this topic. Most people are not well versed in all the areas of Advance Care Planning, and are often thinking they are “covered” only to then realize the most critical parts are untouched in depth Advance Care Planning.

At Fran’s presentations, audiences don’t shy away from the topic. Indeed, they are engaged and stay late to ask one question after another. These talks have relevance to ourselves, our loved ones and our friends.

 


Fran Myers
The Center for Advance Care Planning

Member Meeting – May 10

RSVP for May Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on May 4 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, May 10, 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: Vanessa Zarate, City of Lakewood Economic Development
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Chelsea Bunker, Wheat Ridge LocalWorks

 

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 – Vanessa Zarate, Economic Development Specialist,
City of Lakewood

Vanessa Zarate is an Economic Development Specialist with the City of Lakewood, Colorado. As part of the Economic Development team, she works to attract businesses, helps entrepreneurs start and expand their businesses, watches economic trends and monitors statistics. She also promotes community involvement and markets the community as a great place to do business. She works closely with Lakewood businesses to connect them with resources helping them to succeed. Originally from Texas, Vanessa graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in International Business.

 


Chelsea Bunker, Wheat Ridge LocalWorks

Chelsea Bunker, a fourth generation Colorado native and Applewood resident, is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Localworks. Previous to her tenure with Localworks as a staff member, she was volunteering with Localworks while she worked as a Small Business Liaison for the State of Colorado. Chelsea truly loves working everyday doing what she is most passionate about: community building, connecting people and working to build up small businesses.

A small non-profit, Localworks, focuses on economic development and community development in Wheat Ridge. Localworks’ programming as well as the board, supporters and volunteers all ultimately help to invest in our local economy and in our neighborhoods. The organization is a solid resource for small business owners, residents and community organizations who all have the same goal: making Wheat Ridge a vibrant and sustainable community.

*NEW* Monthly Breakfast Meeting – April 26

RSVP for April Breakfast Meeting

*** Please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, April 20 ***

Breakfast – Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:30am – 9:00am

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

10-minute Speaker: Lindsay Reinert, Lutheran Medical Center


Lindsay Reinert, Event Program Coordinator, Administration, Lutheran Medical Center

Lindsay is the Event Program Coordinator at Lutheran Medical Center – SCL Health. For the past two years, Lindsay has been working in the community on developing and growing relationships for Lutheran Medical Center through education, event sponsorships and activation, and collaborative partnerships. She’s passionate about making lasting and impactful connections, problem solving, and creating and executing turn-key events. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Thomas and their mini Australian Shepherd, Phantom.

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