Member Meeting – November 12 Lunch

Luncheon – Thursday, November 12, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden
Cost: $20.00, includes meal
Speaker: Unveiling for the Improved ABA Website / Brian DeLaet, EduCyber, Inc.
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Dana Naas, Golden Printing

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October Luncheon 5 Minute Spotlight – Leslie Hord

Leslie-HordLeslie Hord
Citywide Banks

Leslie Hord is currently a Vice President and Business Development Officer for Citywide Banks, a locally owned community focused business bank.  She has 35 years of experience in the banking industry spending the last 19 years with Citywide. Her current community involvement includes being President of The Action Center (aka Jeffco Action Center), Co-Chair of Youth Leadership Jefferson County Justice Day, a Kiwaniian and is a life time Girl Scout.  Some of her previous positions held are President of the West Chamber Serving Jefferson County, Chair of Leadership Jefferson County, and President of the Women’s Forum West.  She was voted 2014 Outstanding Women of the Year, 2008 Distinguished Alumni for Leadership Jefferson County and 1998 Supervisor of the Year.  When off duty she loves sitting on a patio listening to a band with her husband Chip, spending time with her daughter Jennie 25 and son Devin 22 and watching Bronco and Husker games with friends and family.

Teller Street Business After Hours Recap

Business After Hours is one of the networking opportunities we provide to our members and our business community. Members are encouraged to attend them in order to reap the full benefit of their membership. On Wednesday, September 16th, Teller Street Gallery hosted a Business After Hours. If you haven't been to Teller Street, make sure you visit them online.

Mandy from Teller Street shared stories and information about upcoming events while we enjoyed some snacks and libations. Teller Street provides an interesting blend of art opportunities along with some adult beverages to unleash your inner creativity.

Mandy Fulton, the owner of Teller Street Gallery & StudiosMandy Fulton, the owner of
Teller Street Gallery & Studios

Some of the Upcoming Events at Teller Streeet Gallery & Studios

October 2, 6-9pm – First Friday feauring David C. Greer/Meghan Gates/Kim Adamache
November 15, 4-7pm – "City" pintings by Ed Slack
November 19, 6-8:30pm 2015 Feed the Future Harvest Gala benefiting Feed the Future Backpack Program
Ongoing – Painting & Vino, Arts & Cats

View more events and register at their website >>


Member Meeting – October 29 Breakfast

Breakfast – Thursday, Octopber 29, 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: Regional Transportation District – Denver on The Gold Line

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBD

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October Luncheon Speaker Vic Lombardi

Born on Denver’s North Side in 1969, Lombardi interned at CBS4 as a student and later joined CBS4 in June of 1998. He graduated from Holy Family High School in Denver, attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated from Notre Dame University in 1991.

Before landing a job in his hometown, Lombardi worked as a sports reporter in South Bend, Indiana, Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Ariz. Already, he is a 27-time Emmy Award winner; 13 of which are for Best Sports Anchor, which he has won 10 years in a row.

The most exciting stories he’s covered? Lombardi says the 1998 Super Bowl. “Need I explain?” he asks, as well as the 1994 World Cup.


Vic Lombardi
Sports Anchor, CBS Denver

Lombardi says living and working in Denver means everything. ā€œIā€™m home again with my family.ā€

Vic is married to Terri, a Denver schoolteacher. They have one son, Dante, and two daughters, Alexis and Isabella.

Lombardi also spends a lot of time with his large Italian family. His father came to the United States from Italy with a sixth grade education and became very successful here. That, says Lombardi, provides a great deal of inspiration.

Vic says his biggest challenge in life was landing his job in Denver, and his greatest disappointment was not getting the job earlier.

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November Program – Unveiling for the Improved ABA Website

We will be unveiling the improved ABA website at the November Luncheon. Brian DeLaet of EduCyber will be walking you through on the member area, how to update your membership information, how to renew/upgrade your membership, RSVP for the events, and other functionalities.

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

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.

January 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!