Monthly Breakfast Meeting – October 22

RSVP for October Breakfast Meeting

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is our hope to be able to meet in-person for this meeting, but it all depends on the venue availability. Thank you for your patience and please check often for updates OR subscribe to our email newsletter and receive most up-to-date information via email.
*** Please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, September 18 ***

Breakfast – Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:30am – 9:00am

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

Spotlight Speaker: Terri Wilber, Ascent Training & Consulting


 

Monthly Breakfast Meeting – August 27

*** RSVP is not currently available as we have not determined if this meeting will be virtual or in-person. Thank you for your patience. ***

Breakfast – Thursday, August 27, 2020, 7:30am – 9:00am

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

Spotlight Speaker: Travis Smith, TAS Consulting


 

Exciting new ways to reach local homeowners!

Our local neighborhood publications, Applewood Living and Golden Living now have two sister publications going to print this Fall!  Neighbors of Northwest Arvada and Green Mountain Neighbors will start arriving in mailboxes as early as October!  Suggestions for content, Featured Families and new sponsorships for all publications can be accepted for the October issues through the end of August. Our publications have an 89.4% open rate and now our sponsorships can also now reach 90% of the homeowners in our distribution areas digitally through Google’s Display Network and Facebook/Instagram.  Contact Meg Smit for more info: msmit@bestversionmedia.com | 720-295-9588

August Business After Hours – Virtual Costume Party!

Our August Business After Hours has been scheduled! New Board Member Meg Smit of Affluent Neighborhood Marketing of West Denver is hosting a Virtual BAH Costume Party! Choose your favorite Saturday Night Live character and be ready give a 2 minute presentation about your business while in character! Group costumes / presentations are welcome!! Superfans anyone?? Meg has started offering awesome gifts to her community! Everyone who attends will receive a $300 in Restaurant Incentives to purchase deals and specials from some great local Restaurants (many can be used for takeout)! And we’ll vote on the best costume + presentation at the end of the BAH – the winner will get a complimentary 4 Day / 3 Night resort vacation and/or hotel stay to be used within 24 months!

Register NOW. You will receive your access information via email >>

Date: THURSDAY, August 20 6:30-8pm – Please note the new date
Location: Happening on Zoom
Hosted by Meg Smit, Affluent Neighborhood Marketing of West Denver

Please click HERE and register. You will receive your access information via email >>

Member Meeting – November 12

RSVP for November Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, November 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: Cliff Moers, director of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind

Topic: “The Long Deaf View”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Michelle Carlock, Applewood Crossfit

 

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 – Cliff Moers, director of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind

Cliff Moers, director of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind holds a Master’s degree from Regis University in Management with an emphasis in organizational development and human resources. He has been involved in numerous community organizations, committees, task forces, councils, and boards, including four years as president of the Colorado Association of the Deaf (CAD). Cliff is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, a bilingual Jefferson County Charter School for students in the metro Denver area. His professional background includes student services at the University of Colorado at Boulder and coordination of auxiliary services at Communication Service for the Deaf/Sign Language Associates. He has also served as an employment specialist/consultant for the Center for People with Disabilities in Boulder and ran a family-owned business, Deaf-initely Possible Resources.

Member Meeting – October 8

RSVP for October Luncheon

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is our hope to be able to meet in-person for this meeting, but it all depends on the venue availability. Thank you for your patience and please check often for updates OR subscribe to our email newsletter and receive most up-to-date information via email.
*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on October 2 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, October 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: Matthew Durkin, Chief Deputy District Attorney with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office

Topic: “COVID-19 Impact on Public Safety in Jefferson County”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Stephanie Walter, Erbe Investment Group

 

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 – Matthew Durkin, Chief Deputy District Attorney with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office

Matthew has served in the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for most of his career where he currently serves as a Chief District Attorney. Matthew began in the office as an intern in 1996 and has served as a Deputy District Attorney in County Court, Juvenile Court and District Court. Matthew was assigned to major cases, crimes against children, and he prosecuted drug trafficking organizations with the West Metro Drug Task Force.

Between 2011 – 2015, Matthew was a prosecutor in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office where he prosecuted homicides all over Colorado, including Las Animas, Huerfano, Costillo, Conejos, Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties. Matthew also led the Criminal Justice Section as a Deputy Attorney General where he was responsible for management, budget, and represented the Attorney General in legislative and policy issues.

Member Meeting – September 10

RSVP for September Luncheon

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is our hope to be able to meet in-person for this meeting, but it all depends on the venue availability. Thank you for your patience and please check often for updates OR subscribe to our email newsletter and receive most up-to-date information via email.

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

Luncheon – Thursday, September 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: Nate Bruggeman, Fellow, The Homeland Security Project
Topic: “The Border Crisis”
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Eric Gemeth, Learn 2 Invest

 

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 – Nate Bruggeman, Fellow, The Homeland Security Project

Nate Bruggeman is a principal at BorderWorks Advisors, LLC. He is currently the Executive Editor of the Homeland Security Project’s Homeland Security Paper Series.

He has extensive experience working with clients to solve emerging legal and policy issues, including addressing border security, law enforcement intelligence, and international partnership issues. Bruggeman served as Counselor to the Special Representative for Border Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. In that capacity, he advised senior departmental leadership on emerging border security and intelligence issues, and he developed innovative solutions to facilitate border security operations. He then moved to U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a Counselor to Commissioner. He advised the Commissioner and other agency leadership on policy and operational issues related to passenger screening, Southwest border security, and enhancing the agency’s intelligence function. Bruggeman oversaw the development of initiatives from concept to implementation, working with operational personnel from across the agency and the U.S. interagency.

Bruggeman also has had a distinguished legal practice. After graduating with High Honors from The University of Texas School of Law, he clerked for the Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Bruggeman has been an attorney at the international law firm WilmerHale and the boutique litigation firm Wheeler, Trigg, O’Donnell. Most recently, he was an Assistant Attorney General at the Colorado Department of Law. He graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with an B.A. in Political Science.

Monthly Breakfast Meeting – September 24

RSVP for September Breakfast Meeting

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is our hope to be able to meet in-person for this meeting, but it all depends on the venue availability. Thank you for your patience and please check often for updates OR subscribe to our email newsletter and receive most up-to-date information via email.
*** Please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, September 18 ***

Breakfast – Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7:30am – 9:00am

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

Spotlight Speaker: Pat Garcia, Design Explorer LLC


 

Member Meeting – August 13

*** This meeting will be conducted via Zoom. ***

Virtual Meeting – Thursday, August 13, 11:15am – 1:00pm

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

Register NOW >>

You will receive your zoom access information instantly via email.


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.


5-Minute Spotlight: Tamra Hartman, All Support All Computers

Tamra Hartman is a Colorado native and business owner of All Support All Computers. Tamra provides FRIENDLY computer technology support since 2003. Got a new pc & need to set up your new one? Tamra will help. Have a server and network but no help desk support – call Tamra. Concerned about technology security for your devices — Tamra is here for you!  303-521-0064   T@TamraHartman.biz

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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