Help us celebrate Flag Day

Support a Flag

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Dear ABA Members and Friends,

The Applewood Business Association invites you to help celebrate Flag Day!

Each year, the ABA sponsors the placing of American flags along Youngfield St. and along 32nd Avenue from Flag Day (June 14) through Independence Day (July 4th). A special thanks to Prospect Recreation and Parks District who places and removes the flags.

Photo by Van Wedgwood, RE/MAX Alliance

The ABA is reaching out to its membership and local businesses seeking sponsorships of $50.00 per flag for a basic sponsorship and $100 per flag for a premium sponsorship. Each participant at the basic level will be entered to win a drawing for an American Flag and stand. Each premium sponsor will be recognized at upcoming ABA events and publications, as well as receive an American Flag and certificate commemorating their support! Proceeds from the sponsorships will be used to help fund the campaign to highlight and support Applewood businesses. Flags are not limited, you may sponsor as many as you want.

The American Flag prize is 3’ X 5’ and comes with a pole and stand. It is made in the USA, all cotton and intended as an indoor display flag. The winning entry will be selected at the July ABA Board of Directors meeting from all entries and the winner notified by phone or by mail and a presentation will be made at the ABA Luncheon on Thursday, July 9th at Rolling Hills Country Club.

Sponsoring a flag on the ABA website is easy.


Here’s how:

  • Log in at with your username (email) and password.
  • On “Member Dashboard”, click on “RSVP for an Event or Meeting” on the left.
  • Scroll down to “Help us Celebrate Flag Day” article and click on “Support a Flag”
  • On the RSVP page, scroll down to the event titled “Help us celebrate the Flag Day”
  • Click on the red “RSVP” button
  • Select “Yes” for “Will you be attending the following event?”
  • Select “Flag Sponsorship $50 or $100 from the dropdown
  • Click “Submit”
  • Go to check-out. Please enter at least “1” for quantity for Flag Sponsorships and your credit card information. (You can pay for multiple flags here if desired)
  • For guests and non-ABA members, simply mail your entry form today or sign up online at


Your participation celebrating our Flag and Country’s independence, and continuing support of the ABA is very much appreciated!


Nick Kapustka, ABA President
& The ABA Board of Directors

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Golden Living Chain Reaction

Starting in March 2021, partners and sponsors of Golden Living, Applewood Living and our sister area publications, are starting a Gratitude Chain Reaction by providing gifts to our community each month!

Chain Reaction Passports are available for $15 and benefit the Outdoor Lab Foundation and can be purchased here:

March 2021 Chain Reaction Gifts include:

5 Gift Bags* filled with gifts from our sponsors!

Access to the livestream of the Main Event broadcasted from The Buffalo Rose the evening of March 23, 2021 featuring live music, Golden trivia and other fun and entertaining content including the Grand Prize Drawing**! Swing by the Rose before the event to get your passport stamped, pick up some takeout or have dinner and enjoy a Golden Living Chain Reaction signature kombucha cocktail by High Altitude Kombucha while you wait!

Holders of completed passports will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing** for a Night Out in Golden valued at over $750:

-Night Out at the Buffalo Rose Restaurant
-1 Night Stay at a downtown Golden hotel careof Carla Knight Realty
-Overnight bag of premium quality Spinster Sisters skincare samples careof Baby Doe’s Clothing & GIfts
-Breakfast at a downtown Golden restaurant
-2 Red Rocks Cure I.V. Nutrient Therapy Bags for the morning after at Golden Rush I.V.

Purchase your passport to gain access to our closed Facebook Group where we will post the locations and contents of each Gift Bag!

And that’s not all! Sharing is rewarded around here! Passport holders can be eligible for a second Grand Prize Drawing for Sharing! After you purchase your passport, simply share our event with your unique link! You will receive one entry to this drawing for each purchase made from your link!

Are you a business owner interested in participating? We’ll be adding new sponsors throughout each month! All businesses who serve the residents of Golden are welcome! Complete our Sponsor Application:

Event Date:Monday, March 1, 12am to Tuesday, March 23, 7:00 pm
Cost: $15
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes

Location: Throughout Downtown Golden
Address: Golden Downtown Businesses

Contact: Meg Smit, 720-295-9588





Wheat Ridge Business District – Commercial Property grant opportunities

Wheat Ridge Business and Commercial Property Owners! There is *free* money in the form of matching grants available for your new sign, exterior renovation, landscaping or facade improvement project!

The Wheat Ridge Business District (WRBD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers matching funds to commercial businesses in the City of Wheat Ridge in order to improve the appearance of individual buildings, as well as the overall look of the city.

Most eligible improvements must be to areas visible from the public right-of-way or for public accessibility. The goal of this program is to leverage private improvements while making revitalization efforts affordable, creative, and community-based.

Grant categories include:

  • Up to $3,750 for sign improvements
  • Up to $6,000 for conversion of pole signs to monument signs
  • Up to $7,500 for facade improvements
  • Up to $2,500 for architectural/design assistance
  • Up to $6,000 towards a completed accessibility project
  • Up to $3,000 towards a Visual Impact Special Project that increase curb appeal
  • Up to $900 for a landscaping project

Up to $600 for exterior painting project supplies

Contact or call 303-551-1631 to discuss your project. More info at

Member Meeting – March 11

RSVP for March Luncheon


*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on March 5. Currently, this meeting is capped at 50 people. No walk-ins are permitted.***

Luncheon – Thursday, March 11, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Denver Marriott West – 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401

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

Speaker: Speaker – Cliff Moers, Director, Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind

Topic: The Long Deaf View

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBD

Click HERE to register to attend in person >>


Speaker – Cliff Moers, Director, 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.


  1. This is a pre-paid only meeting. Please register by 5pm on March 5. If you register late and we exceeded the capped number, you may be asked to move your registration to next month.
  2. By registering and paying for this meeting you agree to the following:
    – I will wear mask and will adhere to the social distancing recommendations from CDPHE to respect others.
    – I agree to not attend this meeting, even though I registered and paid in advance, if I am not feeling well, show any sign of illness, or know that I may have recently exposed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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). All guests must be pre-registered and no walk-ins are allowed.
  5. 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.
  6. If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be turned away due to COVID-19 precautions.


Jeffco BRC Upcoming Workshops – September & October 2020

Brand Awareness:  Consistency is Critical!
Wednesday, September 30th
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Your brand is the definition of your business: who you are, what you do, what you stand for, your goals, values, personality, and much more. It is not just your name, logo or tagline; it’s the feeling that is evoked by your customers when they think of your company. A good brand is built over time and requires thoughtful strategy, and consistent implementation. Whether you have a new or long-standing business, developing consistent branding and marketing is critical to your survival. Plenty of time

Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE


Launch! Your Ticket to Small Business Success
Friday Mornings – October 9th – December 11th
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Launch! is a 9-week interactive, online program designed for start-up and new business owners that provides a strong foundation and the necessary skill set needed to launch, grow and manage a successful business.  The Launch! program can also be utilized by established businesses who want to grow and expand.

Learn more and register now: Click HERE


Buying Or Selling a Business – 2 Part Series Workshop
October 14th & 15th – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Are you considering buying or selling a business? What do you need to consider?  Where do you start?  We have the answers you’re seeking!  More than almost any other type of transaction, there is a lot at stake when you buy or sell a business.  This interactive four-hour workshop is geared to both buyers and sellers and covers a wide range of concepts which need to be understood in this complex and detailed transaction, no matter which side of the table you’re sitting on!
Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE


Bookkeeping 101:  Making Cents Out of Your Books
Tuesday, October 20th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us and learn how to set up basic bookkeeping for your small business.  This class will cover:

  • Chart of Accounts
  • Organization
  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit & Loss
  • Purchases, payments, and receipts
  • Categorizations and More!

This class will be taught using Microsoft Excel.
Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE


Google Listing – Can Consumers Find Your Business?
Wednesday, October 21st

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Digital marketing is more important than ever before!  Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a 90 minutes class and we will show you how and why you should claim your listing  When you claim your listing, your SEO ranking will automatically increase.  Also, it will help your business be found more easily on Google Maps and Google “Near Me” Searches.

Grab a cup of coffee and learn exactly how to claim your Google listing and increase your SEO!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE

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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

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Mile High Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

3R Insurance Agency
Anthony M’s Visions in Gold
Applewood CrossFit
Applewood Golf Course
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric
Ascent Training & Consulting LLC
Asure Software
Beck, Jonson & Nolan, PC
Bonefish Grill
Cascade Solar & Electric
Colorado Concept Electrical + Lighting
Cross Construction
Denver Marriott West
Design Explorer LLC
EcoGraphics, Inc.
Edward Jones - Tamara Christopher
Equilane Lending, LLC
Espy’s Street Eats
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
Golden Wealth Solutions, Inc.
Guardian Mortgage
Hammond Home Improvement & Repair
Health Benefits Diva
Healthy Bookkeeping.Online
Heartland Payment Solutions
In House Maintenance, Heating & Air Conditioning
Insperity-Regina Elom
LF Insurance Group
Larkin And Associates LLC
MAC5 Mortgage
Mahnke Auto Body
Maximum Automotive
Morrison Holdings, LLC
Prestige Imports Porsche/Audi
Propp Realty Management, LLC
Resident Realty
Rolf’s Travel Adventure
Sunflower Bank
TAS Business Consulting
The McDonald Group @ Keller Williams Avenues Realty
Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Zvia Weight Loss & Medspa
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