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

JCBL Legislative Update – February

JeffCo’s legislators are leading the way on the top business issues in 2018

 

By Jeff Weist
Jefferson County Business Lobby

February 12, 2018

As the Jefferson County Business Lobby reviews and takes formal positions on the most important business-related bills of the 2018 Colorado legislative session, we are proud to note that, once again, JeffCo’s own state legislators are playing leading roles on many of the JCBL’s top policy priorities.

Those priorities for the year include increased transportation funding, easing regulatory burdens to maintain a strong, competitive business environment and helping businesses attract and retain skilled employees through better education and an affordable housing supply.

(You can track the status of JCBL’s priority bills – and help the JCBL communicate those priorities to our legislators – by going to jeffcobusinesslobby.org and clicking on “Take Action” to sign up for legislative updates and alerts.)

Three efforts are underway to find a much needed increase in funding for transportation infrastructure. All eyes on are a potential ballot question in November that will ask voters to approve higher sales taxes for roads. Meanwhile, the Legislature will have to decide how much, if any, of an unexpected state revenue surplus will go to transportation. That decision won’t be made until late in the session. Also, the Senate Republican majority have made a proposal to dedicate a portion of state sales tax revenue to pay back $3.5 billion in road bonds their top legislative priority – SB001. JeffCo Rep. Tim Leonard and Sen. Tim Neville have introduced a similar measure (HB1119) and the JCBL is supporting both bills. In fact, we support an “all of the above” approach to road funding.

The JCBL has also been reviewing a large number of bills to help Colorado’s business train and retain skilled talent. For example, the JCBL is supporting bills creating tax credits for childcare expenses (HB1004), requiring more information be sent to high schoolers and their parents about college credit that can be earned in high school (HB1005 – JeffCo Rep. Brittany Petterson), and funding the construction of career and technical education facilities (HB1034).

Affordable housing for new and current employees is also a priority for the JeffCo business community. No new legislation addressing the construction litigation crisis in condos is expected, but the JCBL is supporting a bill to extend the existing low income housing tax credit (SB007), while opposing some misguided attempts such as imposing a tax on plastic bags (HB1054) and real estate transactions (SB006) to fund affordable housing.

The JCBL is also supporting a number of bills to reduce tax and regulatory burdens on businesses. A multi-year effort to simplify Colorado’s notoriously difficult sales tax system may take a major step forward with legislation to help create a state-wide simplified sales tax reporting system (HB1022, with an all-JeffCo lineup of sponsors – Representatives Lang Sias and Tracy Kraft-Tharp and Senators Cheri Jahn and Tim Neville).

Other pro-business bills supported by the JCBL include one to reduce business personal property taxes (HB1036 – Rep. Tim Leonard and Sen. Tim Neville); another to permit small businesses to “cure” minor regulatory paperwork infractions without a fine (HB1113 – Sen. Tim Neville); and, one to permanently extend the requirement that state regulators do a cost-benefit analysis before finalizing new regulations (HB1237 – Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp and Sen. Tim Neville).

Lastly, JeffCo legislators are also leading the charge on several economic development measures supported by the JCBL. Those include: reforming Colorado’s business income tax sourcing method to attract more national companies to Colorado (HB1185 – Rep, Tracy Kraft-Tharp and Sen. Tim Neville); extending the important Advanced Industry Export Acceleration program (HB1135 – Rep. Tracy Kraft Tharp); and, creating sales tax exemptions for on-demand air carriers important to our regional airport (HB1083 – Reps. Tracy Kraft-Tharp and Lang Sias)

Again, you can find the status of all of the JCBL bills at jeffcobusinesslobby.org. While you are there, sign up for regular updates under the “Take Action” icon. Lastly, please mark your calendars for the JCBL Day at the Capitol on March 6th from 8-11am.

The Jefferson County Business Lobby is the united voice of JeffCo businesses at the Colorado State Capitol. The JCBL is a partnership comprised of the Arvada, Evergreen, Golden, West Metro, Westminster and Wheat Ridge Chambers of Commerce, the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation and the Applewood and Wheat Ridge Business Associations.

March Business After Hours at Goldenbelle Home Consignments

RSVP NOW!

Check us out!

Upscale home consignments, unique gifts and wonderful art are on beautiful display at Goldenbelle Home Consignments. Strolling through our 4500 s/f showroom is a feast for the senses. From inviting home fragrances to well designed room vignettes.

?We are excited to host the Applewood Business Association’s Business After Hours on Thursday, March 22, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

We will be offering yummy appetizers as well as beer and wine.
As of April we will be one year old! We are celebrating our anniversary by offering drawings for wonderful gift baskets.

We look forward to spending the early evening with you!

Event Date: 2018-03-22 to 2018-03-22
Starts at: 4:30 p.m., Ends at: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes
Location: Goldenbelle Home Consignments
Address: 3015 Youngfield Street

Contact: Pam Wright 303-242-9890/goldenbelleconsign@gmail.com

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!

JCBL – Make Your Voice Heard!

ABA is a member of the Jefferson County Business Lobby (JCBL). JCBL’s membership includes chambers of commerce and economic development organizations representing thousands of businesses in Jefferson County. JCBL’s membership includes executive leaders and board members from each respective organization focused on developing positions on legislation, crafting policy, and communicating with legislators on key issues.

As a part of membership in JCBL, all members of the ABA are offered access to a unique grassroots advocacy system called “VoterVoice”. This system allows you, the voter to be notified when important issues come up, letting you know which elected officials to contact and voice your opinion. We encourage you to visit the JCBL site and sign up to receive notifications to stay informed. Many of issues you will be notified of pertain to you, the business owners of Jefferson County. This is a unique opportunity to collectively create impact on the issues discussed in legislative sessions, while letting our voice heard.

Sign up to be notified

Congratulations to 2017 Business Award Winners!

2017 Business of the Year
Van Wedgwood, RE/MAX Alliance

 

2017 Business After Hours of the Year
Anthony M’s Visions in Gold

 

2017 John Tracy Recruitment Award
Dana Naas Golden Printing & Promotional Products

 

2018 Business Directory Unveiling

Click HERE to see the digital version of the 2018 ABA directory >>

 

ABA President, Mark F. Tighe Jr., Waddell & Reed Financial Advisor and
Tux’s or T’s Special Event Chair, Andrew Coonan, Morrison Holdings

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

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

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.

 


Vanessa Zarate
Economic Development Specialist,
City of Lakewood

Member Meeting – April 12

RSVP for April Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, April 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: Phyllis Guy, Natural Body Wisdom
Title: "Business and Bacon:  Three Ways Food Affects Your Business"
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 – Phyllis Guy

Phyllis Guy is a graduate from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Precision Nutrition level 1 certification. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2002.  Phyllis decided to become a Mind-Body Nutrition coach after watching people try program after program and still feeling unwell or unhealthy.  Her approach is to treat the whole person, both mind and body, using Psychology of Eating principles and change your relationship with yourself and your food. Her clients come to her from all over the country.  Her passions include ballroom dancing, hiking and Crossfit.

A bit of what she teaches her clients:

How food affects your performance in life and in your business.
The #1 technique for feeling energetic, getting healthy, and enjoying food at the same time.
How stress and nutrition affects your body, focus, creativity, and success.

You will walk away with:

A better understanding of your relationship with food.
A specific action plan, feeling confident, empowered and in control.

 


Phyllis Guy
Natural Body Wisdom

Member Meeting – March 8

RSVP for March Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on March 2 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, March 8, 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 E. Glass, Superintendant of Jeffco Public Schools
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Emily Green, Cibo Meals

 

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 – Dr. Jason E. Glass

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, establishing a vision based on international benchmarking and an accompanying comprehensive strategic plan. Dr. Glass served as Iowa’s director of education after being 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 appointed 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 relocated to Jeffco in the summer of 2017, along with his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Norah and Chase. Norah currently attends Jeffco Public Schools, and Chase looks forward to kindergarten in 2018!


Dr. Jason Glass
Superintendant,
Jefferson County Public Schools


5-minute Spotlight Speaker – Emily Green, Cibo Meals

Cibo (chee-bo) is the Italian word for food. We are a fun and convenient way to spice up your dinners and lunches with fresh, creative, and internationally-inspired meals delivered right to your home or office in reusable, environmentally friendly Mason jars. There are many options out there for meal delivery services that deliver ingredients and recipes to cook yourself, but what about when you want a meal that is nutritious and ready-to-eat within five minutes? That is where Cibo Meals comes in, saving you from dining out or ordering take-out food that can be both unhealthy and costly. Based on a simple vegetarian diet, using a wide variety of produce, ancient grains, pasta, herbs, and most importantly, creativity, Cibo Meals is a new alternative to other meal delivery services, restaurants, and fast-food options. We are here to offer you la bella vita (the good life) in your meal choices!

About Emily

Ciao! I am the owner and creator of Cibo Meals, and I love what my small, local business has grown into since I started it in 2016. I’ve always loved to cook and to travel, and I wanted a way to bring these two passions together. I also wanted a way to be more involved in the amazing communities in the Metro-Denver area. As a longtime vegetarian, I felt there was a need for more internationally-inspired, wholesome vegetarian meals that are freshly cook and ready to eat without a lot of preparation. Hence, the start of Cibo Meals.

Before starting Cibo Meals, I was an Interior Designer in New York and in Denver, which was a career that lent itself perfectly to the creative and detail-oriented nature of cooking. In early 2016 I left that career behind to pursue a life-long dream of living in Italy and learning the Italian language, and after three months in Lucca, Tuscany, I returned to Denver with a renewed dream to start a business that brought together my two loves, cooking good, clean food and traveling the world. ~Buon Cibo!


Emily Green
Cibo Meals

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