Support Applewood Golf Course and Help celebrate Flag Day


The Applewood Business Association will be placing flags along Youngfield St. and 32nd Avenue in Applewood from Flag Day (June 14th), through the July 4th weekend. You can sponsor one or more of the flags for $50.00 each. The ABA will donate the net proceeds to help with the efforts to preserve the golf course. All sponsors will be entered into a drawing for an American Flag.

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Show Your Support

If you live in Applewood, fly your own flag from June 14th to July 5th as silent support of preserving the Applewood Golf Course. Place your opposition sign, too!  We’ll be informing the media. Imagine the visual impact of hundreds of American Flags in hundreds of yards!

Flags may be purchased at a discounted price from Lake Ridge Ace Hardware, 20th & Kipling with the coupon on this flyer >>

A Message from the ABA President

Hello ABA Members and friends,

Oden over at Lakeridge Ace has found a distributor that deliver the flags for even less. The price has gone down to $9.50 per flag, but you just have to wait until this Friday (5/22). If you can’t wait that long, don't worry they still have a few from the initial order left, but those are $11.50 each. Also, don’t forget to go on the website and sponsor a flag for the 32nd Ave special. Bronze and higher sponsors already have a credit to use, so don’t hesitate to show your support for the cause to save Applewood Golf Course.

Thanks for everyone’s great energy,


ABA Position on the Applewood Golf Course Proposed Development

The Applewood Business Association has been active in the Applewood community since 1980 Our membership works together to grow and support a positive, business-friendly environment in the Applewood Area. We have taken a stand against the proposed redevelopment of the Applewood Golf Course. Adding 400 homes in the community would have large and negative impact, amongst which are:

  • Dramatic change to the character of our neighborhoods
  • Increase in traffic on 32nd Ave, that is already experiencing issues
  • Likely changes to 32nd Ave between I-70 and Golden that would encroach on existing home-owner's properties and bring even more traffic to the area
  • A dearth of schools in the neighborhood would be exacerbated considerably with 400 new families moving into the area
  • The loss of a golf course and business that is a long-standing member of the community and, in many ways a community gathering place

The Applewood Golf Course is one of the defining icons of Applewood as a community. The loss of this valuable amenity would be a permanent negative impact on the very sense of community in Applewood. The long term effect of which will damage the area economically and negatively impact our member businesses.

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Leaves of Hope Run/Walk – June 7

LOH 2015 logoWith more than 14 million survivors in America, we all know someone who has beaten cancer. Celebrate survival with us on Sunday, June 7, 2015! Join Cancer Centers of Colorado at Lutheran Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center Foundation and more than 1,000 cancer survivors, families, physicians, staff and neighbors to celebrate cancer survivors in our community!

For More Information & Register to Run/Walk from their website >>

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The ABA is a Friend Level Sponsor of 2015 Leaves of Hope. We're pleased to be a supporter of this event celerbrating with many of the cancer survivors in our community!

August Speaker: Barbara Brohl

Barbara-BrohlBarbara Brohl,
Executive Director,
Colorado Department of Revenue

Barbara Brohl leads the varied functions of the Colorado Department of Revenue. She is responsible for Colorado’s Tax Division, the Division of Motor Vehicles, Lottery, and Enforcement for Gaming, Liquor and Tobacco, Racing, and Marijuana. The department has more than 1,500 employees and annually brings in more than $11 billion in fees and taxes for the state.

Barb also co-chaired the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, set up by Executive Order after Colorado voters approved the constitutional amendment that allows for the sale and consumption of marijuana by persons age 21 and older. The amendment also requires regulation of marijuana growth, manufacture and sale. The Task Force was charged with forwarding recommendations to the governor, general assembly and attorney general regarding how to the state should move forward with Amendment 64. In addition, Barb helped to develop legislation and rules around regulatory and enforcement matters for this industry. Responsible for implementing the first-in-the-world regulatory program for legalization and regulation of marijuana for recreational use, Barb is seen as an expert in Marijuana Regulation. She has consulted with governments on both national and international levels to present “The Colorado Model”.

Prior to her move to state government, Barb was an attorney practicing telecommunications law with Qwest Communications, representing the company in multi-million dollar commercial transactions as well as addressing all legal and regulatory matters for a 23-state region. While at Qwest, Barb oversaw the Pledge to Diversity summer clerkship program, supervising 6 – 8 summer associates each summer.

As an elected member of the RTD Board, Barb focused her attention on ensuring the transit-dependent riders’ voices were heard, that small business and minority women owned businesses had opportunities in contracting, and that the financial visibility of the agency was preserved.

Barb continues to be very active in the community. She supports the Denver Health’s “Newborns in Need” program. She has served on a number of non-profit boards, including the Colorado Donor Awareness Council and Advisory Board, The Gathering Place Board, a day shelter for homeless women and children, and currently sits on the Hispanic Advisory Council for Florence Crittenton, an alternative high school for pregnant and parenting teens.

In recognition of her commitment to service, Barb has received several professional, leadership and community service awards. Among them are: the 2008 Colorado Hispanic Bar Association‘s Christopher A. Miranda “Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer” award; the 2009 Qwest Outstanding Service Award for Diversity; the 2010 Denver Health Special Friend Award; 2011 Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Athena Award “Limitless” Finalist; the 2011 Boy Scouts of America Vale La Pena Service Award for “Unselfish service to Hispanic American Young People”; and the 2013 Colorado Women of Distinction Award from the West Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Born and raised in Colorado, Barb has a bachelor’s degree from Regis University of Colorado and a juris doctorate from University of Denver College of Law. She was a judicial law clerk for Colorado Supreme Court Justices Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. and William H. Erickson. But, her greatest accomplishment is her family, her husband, three children, and five grandchildren.

ABA Golf Tournament 2015

Applewood Business Association 26th Annual Golf Tournament

When: Friday, August 7, 2015
          12:00pm – Networking Lunch/Registration
          1:30pm – Shotgun Start

Where: Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W. 32nd Avenue, Golden, CO 80401

Golf Entry Fee $300 per team. Individual golfers will be placed on a team for $75. All entry fees include green fees, cart, tee prizes, raffle prizes and lunch. This year, there will also be dinner. Prizes and awards at 5:30pm!

Chair person contact:
Brian Melody 303-279-3003

Member Meeting – July 30 Breakfast

Breakfast – Thursday, July 30, 7:15am – 9:00am

(7:15-7:45 Networking, 7:45-9:00 Program)

The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W 32nd Ave, Golden, CO 80401
Cost: $15.00, includes meal
Speaker: Rachel Griffin, Economic Development Specialist,
Community Based Economic Development, City of Lakewood and
Steve Art, Economic Development & Urban Renewal Manager, City of Wheat Ridge

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Julie Parrott, Table Mountain Travel

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Member Meeting – June 11 Lunch

Luncheon – Thursday, June 11, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden
Cost: $20.00, includes meal
Speaker: Tom Hoby, Director of Open Space and Parks, Jefferson County

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Anna Timmons, Evergreen Rolfing

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September Speaker – Holly Green

Holly G. Green – The Human Factor, Inc. / Architect of Pause™ & Thinking to Thrive Expert / Best Selling Author

In addition to being a CEO and Managing Director of THE HUMAN FACTOR, Inc., an experienced business leader and behavioral scientist, and a consultant, Holly delivers highly acclaimed keynote presentations and workshops to tradeshow conventions, industry gatherings, and business meetings. A polished and engaging speaker, Holly has headlined hundreds of gatherings around the world. She is one of the highest rated speakers for Vistage, the world’s largest CEO membership group, and has received three Speaker-of-the-Year awards. Her topic for our luncheon will be

"Using Your Brain to Win in Today’s Hyper Paced World"

Holly G Green


Your brain is your most powerful competitive weapon –if you know how to use it properly.  The human brain is an amazing tool. Yet, many of its built-in thought patterns and ways of working do not serve business leaders well. The brain can process large amounts of information. It has a real talent for forming patterns and connections. And it loves to answer questions and solve problems.  It also has a tendency to see what it expects to see, overlook data that contradicts its prevailing view of the world, and have greater confidence in its decision-making abilities than it should. In order to become more effective leaders, we need a much deeper understanding of how our brain works and how it often gets in the way of winning.

Leveraging the latest in neuroscience, in this session, you’ll get tools, techniques and tips for learning how to:

  • Avoid getting blinded by your own data
  • Make better, more informed decisions
  • Slow down to go fast
  • Question the right answer and explore the second best answer
  • Use your brain to win every day

You’ll practice playing with your brain and walk away with practices you can immediately put to use to be even more successful!

July Breakfast Speakers – Rachel Griffin and Steve Art

Rachel Griffin has been an Economic Development Specialist with the City of Lakewood since 2007. She manages the Community-based Economic Development program, in which small businesses are supported through retention, expansion, attraction and promotional initiatives. Previous to her employment in Lakewood, she has worked at Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and Bonaventure Homes, a single-family home builder and land development company.

Rachel Griffin
Rachel Griffin
Economic Development Specialist,
Community Based Economic Development,
City of Lakewood

Steve Art is the Economic Development and Urban Renewal Manager for the City of Wheat Ridge where he promotes intelligent growth for the community while promoting the values of Wheat Ridge.

Steve was born and raised in California and relocated to this area in 2011.  Before coming to Wheat Ridge, Steve held a similar position in the City of Lincoln located just outside of Sacramento in Northern California.

Steve works regionally with the area Economic Development professionals and is a past board member for the Economic Development Council of Colorado. Steve also sits on the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporations Board of Directors as well as other state and regional groups promoting economic development.

Steve lives in Denver with his wife Peggy and enjoys hiking, diving, golf.

Steve Art
Economic Development & Urban Renewal Manager,
City of Wheat Ridge

July Luncheon Speaker: Sarah Landry

Sarah Landry, Colorado Oil & Gas Association

Sarah Landry, Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Sarah Landry serves as the Director of Operations for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. In this role, she oversees COGA’s internal operations, events, programs, local engagement, and the Rocky Mountain Energy Summit. Previously, Sarah managed COGA’s local regulatory and community outreach efforts throughout Colorado. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, prior to COGA, she handled communications and outreach within the Louisiana Governor’s Office, including assisting with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response efforts. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

June Speaker: Tom Hoby

Tom Hoby, Director of Open Space and Parks, Jefferson County

Tom Hoby, Director of Open Space and Parks, Jefferson County

Mr. Hoby was appointed as Director of the Parks and Open Space Division in March of 2010. As Open Space Director, Mr. Hoby works closely with the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager and Open Space Advisory Committee. He oversees the management and operations of the sales tax-funded program and the four sections that make up the Open Space Division: Administration & Education Services, Communications, Park Services, and Park Planning and Construction. He is a 30-year veteran of the parks and recreation industry, and is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Outdoor Recreation Administration. He is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, and has been active as a member of many industry committees.

June 5 Minute Spotlight – Anna Timmons

Anna Timmons is a certified Rolfer®, board member for the International Association of Structural Integrators, assistant instructor at the Rolf Institute and the proud owner of Evergreen Rolfing. She has two offices, one in Wheat Ridge and one in Evergreen.

Rolfing® structural integration is a highly skilled modality of hands on therapy that works with the soft tissue of our bodies. Through it's brilliant process of sessions, it helps to relieve pain by opening, realigning and hydrating our connective tissue, and bring us back into balance so that we regain comfort. Both of Anna's offices are relaxing and quiet places where clients are invited to reconnect with their bodies again. Anna lives in Evergreen with her husband and loves every day that either involves working with clients and/or unplugging in the outdoors.

Anna Timmons

Anna Timmons
Certified Rolfer™
Certified Structural IntegratorCM
Evergreen Rolfing