Please participate in Economic Impact Study of High-Speed Transit

Dear Interested stakeholders/residents,

Development Research Partners has been retained by the Collaborative Effort, the I-70 Coalition, and other interested stakeholders to conduct a study to estimate the economic impacts of a high-speed transit system in the I-70 Mountain Corridor.  We invite you to share your opinion by participating in the online survey. The survey will take just 5-8 minutes to complete and will close at the end of December.

Please feel free to contact Patty Silverstein with Development Research Partners should you have any questions (303-991-0073, patty@developmentresearch.net).

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Please click on the link to start the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/I70_Metro_Resident

Using Meetup and Facebook Events for Business

Thinking about having events to promote yourself and your business? Not sure how to make Meetup and Facebook events work for you, be successful, and attract visitors?

If you’ve attended events on facebook and meetup before but aren’t sure how to use them for business, this is the meetup for you! We’ll discuss how to list your event on facebook, how to cross promote between the two, and some good hints for how to host an event that will attract members.

Business still happens with PEOPLE, so hosting an event can really help kickstart your efforts. Join us for this fun and useful lesson!

Date: 2019-03-19 2:00-3:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Colorado Lending Source
Address: 1441 18th Street, Suite 100 · Denver, CO
Member: Tish Gance, Designing Amazing Small Business Experiences
Contact: https://tinyurl.com/ycqqecdk

STOP! Don’t build that website yet…

Are you…

– Starting a business?
– Updating your website or changing your marketing goals?
– Thinking you need better SEO?

Then you need this Lunch & Learn!
We’ll help you identify:

• What you need before you build a site or start a campaign
• How to choose a reputable Designer, and what to avoid
• How to choose a reputable Digital Marketer (there’s more than just SEO) and what to avoid

Join us for this food friendly venture to educate, entertain, and save the world from websites that suck.

Date: 2019-01-29 11:30am – 1:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Colorado Plus Brewery
Address: https://tinyurl.com/yd8c8re9
Member: Tish Gance, Designing Amazing Small Business Experiences
Contact: https://tinyurl.com/yd8c8re9

Traditional vs. Digital Marketing…Which is right for you?

Social Media, print ads, blogging, oh my! As a small business owner, how do you decide what marketing avenue is right for YOU? And how do you KNOW it will work?

As a small business, you don’t have the time or the resources to waste doing “what everyone else is doing” and hoping it works. In this LUNCH & LEARN, we’ll cover:

  • Traditional Marketing Options
  • Digital Marketing Ins & Outs
  • How to market on a budget using both
  • Refining your message for results
  • Defining valuable content
  • Things to have in place before you start your campaign

Make the most of your marketing efforts by coming to this FREE lunch & learn!

The learning is FREE, but we ask you respect our venue and please order food during the event. Thanks!

Date: 2019-02-12 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Colorado Plus Brewery
Address: 6995 W 38th Ave · Wheat Ridge
Member: Tish Gance, Designing Amazing Small Business Experiences
Contact: https://tinyurl.com/ybljdrdj

How to build a SUCCESSFUL marketing strategy

Having a marketing strategy is more than “I have a website!” It involves knowing what your prime resources are, how to use them effectively, and how to measure the results.

So many entrepreneurs fail because they half-heartledly implement something like posting on facebook, because “that’s what everyone else is doing” or “I wanted fast results.” They don’t assess their strengths, and how current customers engage with them.

In this workshop, we’ll cover:

• How to not end up in “Hopa Hopa” Land (I hopa hopa they call)
• Developing a strategy that works naturally with YOU
• Building a flow chart/calendar of tactics
• Measuring results for success

This workshop will give you a plan to build your strategy now and in the future! And without it being stressful and weird!

Date: 2019-02-21 2:30-4pm
Cost: FREE
Location: The Creative Farm
Address: 4900 W 29th Avenue Suite 8
Member: Tish Gance, Designing Amazing Small Business Experiences
Contact: https://tinyurl.com/y7nfw338

How to market as an Entrepreneur

As employees, we’re taught to follow the crowd, play it safe and mimic those who are successful. But as an Entrepreneur, the rules have all changed. You don’t have the budget to market like the Big Boys, you don’t have the time to test what everyone else is doing, and you need a strategy and results FAST.

Success comes from standing out, not fitting in. So how do you find the right path for YOU, without following the herd?

Come to our FREE workshop, and learn:

• How to market yourself as an Entrepreneur
• How to make the connections you have with your clients WORK

Marketing doesn’t have to be painful, scary, and fruitless. Join us and learn ways you can leverage your strengths to get results.

Date: 2019-03-21 2:30-4pm
Cost: FREE
Location: The Creative Farm
Address: 4900 W 29th Avenue Suite 8
Member: Tish Gance, Designing Amazing Small Business Experiences
Contact: https://tinyurl.com/y79ha8pf

How to market as an Entrepreneur

As employees, we’re taught to follow the crowd, play it safe and mimic those who are successful. But as an Entrepreneur, the rules have all changed. You don’t have the budget to market like the Big Boys, you don’t have the time to test what everyone else is doing, and you need a strategy and results FAST.

Success comes from standing out, not fitting in. So how do you find the right path for YOU, without following the herd?

Come to our FREE workshop, and learn:

• How to market yourself as an Entrepreneur
• How to make the connections you have with your clients WORK

Marketing doesn’t have to be painful, scary, and fruitless. Join us and learn ways you can leverage your strengths to get results.

Date: 2019-01-17, 2:30-4:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: The Creative Farm
Address: 4900 West 29th Avenue · Denver
Member: Tish Gance, Designing Amazing Small Business Experiences
Contact: https://tinyurl.com/y9d3hwc5

Member Meeting – May 9

RSVP for May Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, May 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: Dr. Jason Glass, Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools

Topic: “End-of-Year Report on Jeffco Public Schools”

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.

 

Member Meeting – April 11

RSVP for April Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, April 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: TBA

Topic: TBA

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Tish Gance, Tish Gance Design Solutions

 

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.

 

Member Meeting – March 14

RSVP for March Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, March 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: Steve Art, City of Wheat Ridge Economic Development
& Christine McRight, Evergreen Development

Topic: Updates on Clear Creek Crossing Development

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Tish Gance, Tish Gance Design Solutions

 

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.

 

Member Meeting – February 14

RSVP for February Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, February 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: Jason Slowinski, City Manager, City of Golden

Topic:”City of Golden Initiatives and Development Projects”

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 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 – Jason Slowinski, City Manager, City of Golden

City of Golden Initiatives and Development Projects”

Jason T. Slowinski was appointed City Manager in September 2015 and is the ninth City Manager in the City of Golden’s history.

Immediately prior to joining the City of Golden, Slowinski served as Village Manager for Lake Zurich, Illinois (2012-2015) and Assistant City Manager/Acting City Manager for Des Plaines, Illinois (2008-2012). Slowinski lives in Golden with his wife, Stephanie, and two school-aged daughters. Slowinski is recognized as a Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Slowinski earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a law degree from The John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. He has also completed graduate studies in public administration at Northern Illinois University.

 

Mark your calendar for Tux’s or T’s 2019

Buy Tickets or Sponsor

Featuring the ABA Business Awards with Special Musical Guests

Food, Drink, Casino Games and Silent Auction! Unveiling of the 2019 ABA Directory!
Download flyer >>

When: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course (14001 W. 32nd Ave. Golden 80401)

Tickets: $50 per individual, $425 for table of 10. RSVP Today!

Sponsorships: Corporate $350 (x6), Entertainment $750 (x2), Gaming $1,500 (exclusive) and Presenting $3,000 (exclusive). Over 10,000 impressions for your business, sponsorship recognition at all ABA events, online and print marketing, including ABA website and social media. Please contact Andrew Coonan for more information acoonan@morrisonholdings.co. or Download Sponsorship Guide from THIS LINK >>

Silent Auction: Donors encouraged to provide an item with retail value $100 or more and will get recognition on ABA website and social media. Please contact Kim Smith at Kimsmith.cpay@gmail.com.


Support ABA – Sponsor Tux’s or T’s Gala

Dear Applewood Business Association Member,

Please join the Applewood Business Association at our annual ‘Gala’ & Casino Night, Tux’s or T’s!

This special event is on Friday, January 25th at The Vista at Applewood Golf Course. Tickets are $50 per person or you can buy a table (10 tickets) for $425. Tickets are available for purchase on the Applewood Business Association website at www.applewoodbusiness.com.

Tux’s and T’s is one of the ABA’s two major fundraisers throughout the year. The event features great food from local vendors, drink tickets and a cash bar, as well as casino games, a silent auction and giveaways throughout the evening. It is a great opportunity to support the Applewood Business Association, the Applewood community, and to network with other ABA business members and friends.

The event concludes with the annual unveiling of the 2019 Applewood Business Association Directory and the award prizes for “Best Dressed” and “Casino Champion”. The event also features the ABA Business Awards, including ABA Business of the Year, Best ABA After Hours Event, and the John Tracy ABA Recruiter of the Year Award.
The ABA’s special events are a great way to scale up your business’s visibility and marketing opportunities. Please contact Andrew Coonan at (303) 653-7048 or acoonan@morrisonholdings.co for event sponsorship information and/or to submit silent auction donations.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season! See you at Tux’s or T’s in the New Year!!

Sincerely,

Mark F. Tighe, Jr.
ABA President
& The ABA Board of Directors

Buy tickets or become a sponsor to this event >>

Trucks & Toys – Toy Drive & Golf Tournament

The Denver Retired Fire Fighters & Applewood Golf Course Are Partnering Together for their First Annual Toy Drive. All toys will be collected at Applewood Golf Course and be distributed across Denver to underprivileged children and teens this Holiday Season.

TOY DRIVE DETAILS
November 1st – December 20th
Drop off at Applewood Golf Course
Drop boxes available during regular business hours Monday-Sunday
Large wrapped boxes will be available for toy drop off
Please bring only new unwrapped toys

GOLF TOURNAMENT DETAILS
Sunday, December 16th 2018
12:00pm Shotgun Start
Lunch Prior to Tournament
$55 Per Player with an Unwrapped Toy/Sports Equipment
$200 Per Foursome with 4 Unwrapped Toys
Includes: 18 holes of golf, cart fee, range balls, bloody mary bar, drink ticket, holiday lunch & prizes
Mulligans Available at $10 Each – All proceeds used to purchase more toys! (max 2 per player)
Cost: $55 Per Player with an Unwrapped Toy/Sports Equipment $200 Per Foursome with 4 Unwrapped Toys
Location: Applewood Golf Course
Address: 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden, CO 80401
Member: Applewood Golf Course
Contact: (303) 279-3003

Breakfast with Santa

December 15th, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Breakfast Includes:
Fresh Fruit, Mini Waffles, Bacon and Sausage, Pastries and Breakfast Bread,
Breakfast Potatoes and Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Adults: $18++
Children (3-10): $12++
Children (0-3): Free
Cost: Adults: $18++, Children (3-10): $12++, Children (0-3): Free
Location: Applewood Golf Course
Address: 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden, CO 80401
Member: Applewood Golf Course
Contact: (303) 279-3003

Member Meeting – January 10

RSVP for January Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, January 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: Leah Varnell, Executive Director, CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties

Topic:”CASA Jeffco/Gilpin : Serving Our Most Vulnerable Children Through Awareness, Advocacy, and Support”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Tim Berland, Neighborhood Publications

 

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 – Leah Varnell, Executive Director, CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties

CASA Jeffco/Gilpin : Serving Our Most Vulnerable Children Through Awareness, Advocacy, and Support”

Leah Varnell is a Colorado native; she grew up in Centennial, attended college in Colorado Springs and then made her home with her husband and two daughters in Lakewood in 2001. Ms. Varnell was instrumental in the creation of CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties in 2000 and has served as Executive Director for the past 13 years.  With Leah’s vision, dedication and hard work, over 3,000 child abuse victims in the 1st Judicial District have had a CASA volunteer help them navigate the child welfare system and assist in securing for them a safe, permanent home. She was chosen Staff Person of the Year by Colorado CASA in 2010.  Leah’s commitment to her community and vulnerable families and children is voiced by 1st Judicial Court judge Gail Meinster: “I can’t imagine anyone who could bring more ability and dedication to her work and to her community.  Leah Varnell is a valuable asset to the children and families in Jefferson County.”

Member Meeting – December 13 Holiday Luncheon

*** RSVP for this meeting is closed. ***

Holiday Luncheon- Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:15am – 1:30pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: $25.00, includes meal (BOTH ABA member and Non-member. 1st time guest ticket MAY NOT be used for this meeting)
No speaker is scheduled so we can have our Holiday Gift Exchange

Please bring:

  • An item for the gift exchange; “steals” will be available for $5 each.  All “steal” money will benefit a local worthy cause. – 2018 is CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties
  • The last 3 numbers of the gift exchanges will be auctioned off. Please bring cash, check or charge card.
  • A non-perishable food item for our local food bank
  • A smile on your face and be ready to have fun.


RSVP Guideline

  • 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.
  • Special meal request options are: Gluten Free Entrée, Dairy Free Entrée, Vegetarian / Vegan Entrée only. You must choose one of the 3 options when you RSVP. The day of request can not be honored as caterer needs to prepare these ahead of the time.

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