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. Prizes and awards at 5:30pm!

**Part of proceeds from this year's golf tournament goes to H.O.P.E. and "Save Applewood Golf Course" efforts.

Chair person contact:

Brian Melody 303-279-3003 bmelody@applewoodgc.com

Help ABA make this the best Tournament ever! Ways to get involved

  1. Register to play at the tournament (Team, two-some & individual player)
    Space is extremely limited. Please call Brian Melody 303-279-3003 to register.
  2. Become a Sponsor (Hole, Major Sponsors: Bronze, Silver, Gold), Golfer's bags, Golfer prizes, & Silent Auction
    View/Download Sponsor form (PDF) >>
  3. Volunteer to help with the planning and/or day-of activities
    Please contact Andrew Coonan of Helping Our People Excel (H.O.P.E.)
    303-762-7986 or info@hope-online.org

October 5 Minute Spotlight – Cathy Catrell

Promotional marketing is at its best when it empowers a client’s brand, meets his or her objectives and fits within a specified budget. It is at this point that the focus shifts from offering options to providing solutions, which goes hand-in-hand with solving a client's problem—this is what we do best!

As your marketing partner and premier distributor for promotional products & decorated apparel, we are reliable, innovative and dedicated to being your partner today and tomorrow. Are focus is in strengthening marketing efforts by incorporating branded products into the marketing mix, to create a long-lasting impression. Instead of selling purely on “product-and-price,” we focus on solving your core problem. In other words, what makes you seek the product in the first place? We can help you identify which product works best for your intended audience and outcome, by providing fresh ideas that help overcome marketing challenges, along with defining major points of differentiation. So, what are you waiting for? Put some POP! in your promotion!


Cathy Catrell
POP! Promotions, LLC


Save the Date for the Safety Fair – August 22

Save the date for the Community Safety Awareness Day Safety Fair by Jeffco District Attorney's Office.
Safety Tools & Tips for the Entire Family!

View/Download the flyer >>

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Jefferson County Fair Grounds – 15200 West Sixth Ave., Golden, CO

Free On-Site

  • Document shredding – limit 5 boxes
  • Small electronics recycling (sm. fee for screens)
  • Prescription round-up
  • CHEEZO’s online and cell phone safety
  • Bicycle rodeo for kids – free helmets
  • Safety services and activities for children, seniors and adults
  • Free parking lot shuttle

80+ booths offering demonstrations, giveaways and valuable information.

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November 5 Minute Spotlight – Dana Naas

Golden Printing Company was founded in 1959 by Bernard Naas and has been owned/operated by Dana and George Naas for over 40 years. What we offer is our very own personal and reliable service. You work directly with the owners who know you personally and create for you the perfect printed piece–or promotional item.     We have been members of ABA for over 7 years and treasure friendships made through this organization.

On a personal note: Our son Alan lives in Highlands Ranch and is a property adjuster with American Family Insurance. We enjoy having him right here close to home! Our daughter Rachel is a professor at a medical university on a tropical island–Saba, Netherlands Antilles. We enjoy being able to visit her and her husband in the beautiful Caribbean! (No grandkids!)

Dana Naas

Dana Naas
Golden Printing

Member Meeting – August 13 Lunch

Luncheon – Thursday, August 13, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden
Cost: $20.00, includes meal
Speaker: Barbara Brohl, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Revenue
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Colette Wagner, Destination Dance

Make Reservations

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.

Join Us for Business After Hours – September 16

More details will be announced soon. The Business After Hours are a great time to network and get to know other members in a more casual setting. Please put the date on your calendar and plan to attend.

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5-7pm
Location: Teller Street Gallery & Studios
– 7190 W. 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge CO 80033, (303) 424-9273



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.

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!