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

RSVP for June Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, June 11, 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: Len Matheo, Executive/Artistic Director, Miners Alley Playhouse

Topic: “Miners Alley Playhouse: Professional Theatre with a Community Feel in the Heart of Downtown Golden”

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

 

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 – Len Matheo, Executive/Artistic Director, 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.

 

Member Meeting – May 14

RSVP for May Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, May 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: Nate Bruggeman, BorderWorks Advisors

Topic: “The Border Crisis”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Rachel Cole, Serenity Remedies

 

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, BorderWorks Advisors

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.

ABC’s of the ABA

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2020 – 8-10:00am

Rsvp: applewoodbusiness.com by 5pm on Apr. 16

Cost: $20
Location: Denver Marriott West
Address: 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401

Contact: Jayne Byl-jaynecab@gmail.com (303)960-5623

Jeffco BRC Upcoming Workshops – February 2020

Bookkeeping 101: Making Cents Out of Your Books
Thursday, February 13th – 8:00 am – 10:00 am
$10.00 with Advanced Registration – $20.00 at the Door.

Using Twitter for Small Business Success!
Thursday, February 20th – 11:30 am – 12:00 noon
$25.00 – Includes Lunch. Space is limited and Advanced Registration is Suggested.

Getting Started with Constant Contact
Thursday, February 27th – 8:00 am – 9:30 am
FREE but Advanced Registration is Appreciated!

Workshop location:
Jefferson County Business Resource Center
1667 Cole Blvd., Ste. 400
Lakewood, CO 80401

To learn more and register, please visit: www.jeffcobrc.org

Member Meeting – April 9

RSVP for April Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, April 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: Steve Jensen, Chief Deputy District Attorney for the First Judicial District of Jefferson/ Gilpin Counties

Topic: “Columbine and Beyond”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Gayle Maschari-Mohr, Anthony M’s Visions in Gold

 

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 – Steve Jensen, Chief Deputy District Attorney for the First Judicial District of Jefferson/ Gilpin Counties

Steve Jensen is a Chief Deputy District Attorney for the First Judicial District, which covers Jefferson and Gilpin Counties in Colorado.  He has served as a Deputy District Attorney for 33 years, and has been with the First Judicial District for 31 years.  As a prosecutor, Steve Jensen has handled thousands of criminal cases and has conducted more than 200 jury trials, including many high-profile and aggravated cases. Steve has supervised the Crimes against Children Unit, the Juvenile Crime Unit, County Court, District Court, and the Intake Unit.  He currently supervises District Court and the limited gaming district of Gilpin County.

Steve is a 1984 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law.  In 1983 he clerked for the US Army JAG Corp in West Berlin. He is a 1981 graduate of CSU at Pueblo (formerly the University of Southern Colorado), where he was a member of the United States Debate Team-Japan Tour, in 1980.

Monthly Breakfast Meeting – February 27

RSVP for February Breakfast Meeting

*** Please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, February 21 ***

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

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

Spotlight Speaker: Pete James, Ideal Wellness Weightloss Clinic of Colorado


Spotlght Speaker – Pete James, Ideal Wellness Weightloss Clinic of Colorado

Pete James is the Clinic Owner & Certified Ideal Protein Coach at Ideal Wellness Weightloss Clinics of Colorado.

Pete has been assisting people to shed fat, restore health and lifestyle changes in order to maintain results for 10+ years!

His original plan had been to pursue Elementary Education, but his passion for assisting in the obesity epidemic had taken over and he began coaching with a professional weight loss company in Fort Worth, Texas. Since then Pete has coached, managed and trained with companies, such as Slim4Life Weight Loss, Metabolic Research Centers and now Ideal Protein.

Pete achieved his goal of losing 55 pounds with the Ideal Protein protocol and has been maintaining & coaching with Ideal Protein since the beginning of 2017! Fast forward to current day, Pete is now assisting people in the Golden/Lakewood area with plans on opening a second location soon! Since opening in June of 2018, Pete has assisted the community lose over 2,000 pounds so far and counting!

Pete has a passion for educating his clients through the entire journey & he has a way of explaining complex ideas into ideas that are easy to understand. He enjoys writing music, hiking, cooking and spending time with his 4 – legged creatures!

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. Our luncheons has been selling out. RSVP today to ensure your seat at the meeting. RSVP may close when we reach the cap before the deadline. ***

Luncheon – Thursday, March 12, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Location – Sheraton Denver West – 360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228Please note the location change for this meeting

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)

Speaker: Kristi Pollard, Senior Vice President of Catalyst Public Affairs, Former President/CEO of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

Topic: “Jefferson County:  A Picture of Economic Vitality”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Cory Ohnesorge, Cascade Solar and Electric

 

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.
  • Special meal options are for (1) Dairy Free, (2) Gluten Free, (3) Vegetarian/Vegan. You must RSVP with your choice out of these 3 prior to the RSVP deadline. Day-of requests will not be honored as we need to let the caterer know days in advance. Those who RSVP with special request will receive a “Special Meal” card. You will need to present it to receive your special meal. This applies to all of your guests. Thank you for your help with volunteers to coordinate this.

Speaker – Kristi Pollard, Senior VIce Prsident of Catalyst Public Affairs, Former President/CEO, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

Kristi Pollard is the Senior Vice President for Catalyst Public Affairs, a full-service public
affairs firm specializing in strategic communications, public outreach, stakeholder engagement, policy, and political consulting. Catalyst has successfully tackled public policy, political and community issues underlying everything from infrastructure development and taxes to healthcare and energy.

Prior to her time with Catalyst, Kristi served as 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. Kristi has diverse experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors having been the Executive Director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, the principal owner of P², LLC, a government relations 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 STRIVE Preparatory Schools 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 four energetic boys who are their life’s passion. She enjoys trail
running, hiking, skiing and boating in her free 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