July 5 Minute Spotlight – Lorian Bartle

Lorian Bartle is a versatile guitarist and vocalist who performs in diverse community venues throughout the Colorado Front Range. She plays classical and acoustic guitar music in both formal and interactive, informal settings that include private parties, holiday function, retirement communities, and weddings. Ms. Bartle’s eclectic repertoire spans a range of classical, popular, folk, and traditional favorites. She has taught guitar to students ages 5+ since 2004, both privately and in group classes. Ms. Bartle founded a strings program at a Denver-area charter school which grew to encompass 55 students who performed in annual spring recitals. In addition, she teaches keyboard music theory and music theory. .Ms. Bartle earned an M.M. degree in music theory at Florida State University and a B.A. in music from Vassar College and has received extensive post-graduate private classical guitar and voice instruction.

Lorian Bartle
Guitarist and Vocalist

ABA Golf Tournament 2014

Please mark your calendar for the 25th Annual ABA Golf Tournament in August. It will be on Friday, August 8th. Networking Lunch/Registration at 12 noon and Shotgun Start at 1:30 pm. This year we are expecting a larger group so make sure you reserve your spot soon!

Register Online Now

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Download the Registration Form


Opportunities to Promote Your Business and Support ABA:

  • Become a Hole Sponsor ($100)
  • Provide Raffle items
  • Golfers Bags – goodies & Special offers

Please contact Brian Melody 303-279-3003 or bmelody@applewoodgc.com

May Speaker – Gregg Moss

Gregg is an anchor/reporter for 9NEWS/KUSA in Denver, Colorado and Business Editor for Newsradio 850 KOA. Moss has done work for CNBC, CNN, MSNBC and he’s covered major news events including the London Summer Olympic Games, the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, Super Bowls, the Consumer Electronics Show, the Democratic National Convention, the Denver Summit of the Eight, World Youth Day and the Consumer Electronics Show.

As part of his work covering the Olympics, Moss has had the privilege of working for Sport Accord and interviewing world renowned leaders in the world of sport, CEO’s of major worldwide companies and Olympic athletes.

Prior to joining 9NEWS, Moss worked for American City Business Journals/The Denver Business Journal and he was also a columnist for The Denver Post. His background also includes experience as an entrepreneur, senior level manager and educator.

Gregg Moss
Gregg Moss
Anchor Reporter, 9NEWS

Gregg moved to Colorado in 1985 from New Orleans, Louisiana where he attended Loyola University and majored in Communications and Social Work. He also has an honorary doctorate degree from the Colorado Institute of Art.

Moss has received numerous awards for his journalistic work including Emmy awards for breaking news and best-newscast, recognition by the Colorado Broadcaster’s Association and the Colorado Association of Black Journalists and an American Eagle Award for his business reporting work while at The Denver Business Journal.

Gregg contributes a lot of time to local non-profits and has served on the boards of more than a dozen throughout his career. He has also received numerous awards for his contributions to the community including the Silver Flame Award for Excellence for his work helping single-parents become self-sufficient, the Spirit of the Mission Awards for his contributions to the Arthritis Foundation locally and nationally, the Small Business Administration’s Media Advocate of the Year and the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award for his commitment to helping small business owners succeed.

2014-04-10luncheon'The State of Jefferson County'
Casey Tighe, County commissioner and
Ralph Schell, County Administrator
spoke at the April luncheon.

May 5 Minute Spotlight – Joanna Kitto

Joanna (“Jo”) Kitto focuses her practices in probate, estates,
wills and trusts, as well as general commercial litigation.
Her civil litigation experience includes commercial litigation
such as disputes involving real estate, shareholder litigation
and business dissolution, business torts, intellectual property
litigation and of course, will, probate or trust disputes. Her
clinets include businesses of all sizes, as well as numerous
entreprenurs, families, individuals, non-traditional families
and the elderly.


June Speaker – Don Gallegos

Don Gallegos has spent most of his career in the supermarket industry, rising from a buyer to become president of King Soopers Supermarket, a chain of 70 stores with 15,000 employees, which is part of The Kroger Co.

Don’s view is that the most important goal of a business is to win customers. His common sense methods for creating satisfied customers and employees can be used in every business.

Since 1997, Don has been spreading the word about improving customer service to audiences of business people around the country.

Don Gallegos
Don Gallegos
Cutomer Service Repairman

Benefit Run/Walk and Cancer Survivors Celebration


Dear Applewood business,

We invite you to join us as a 2014 corporate sponsor for the 2014 Leaves of Hope Run/Walk and are excited to announce that Chris Daniels, Colorado Music Hall of Fame, is our keynote speaker. Please review the sponsorship letter & form (attached) and say YES to joining others in becoming a 2014 sponsor. A commitment by Friday, March 14, 2014 allows us to include your company’s name/logo on printed materials.

This year’s event celebrates cancer survivors, offers a Health and Safety Fair and features the music of Chris Daniels & The Kings. To view last year’s event photos or to register visit www.leavesofhope.org or for questions, please contact the Foundation at 303-467-4800.

Join us for fitness, music and a great cause

View/download Sponsorship Letter >>