Ribbon Cutting & Happy Hour

Please join Abundant Business Connections (ABC), the Golden Chamber and West Metro Chamber for a joint ribbon cutting for ABC and a Happy Hour for one of our publications, Golden Living, a private monthly neighborhood publication for Golden CO residents. The festivities will begin at 5pm. Please join us to celebrate and enjoy:

  • Fabulous food and beverage specials available for purchase (including $0.79 Coors!)!
  • Meet & Greet with community members’ featured in our July issue of Golden Living Cover Story and featured local business sponsors.
  • Gifts Provided by Our Featured Sponsors and a Grand Prize! Arrive early as Gift Bags will be for the first First 25 Attendees only! Each Gift Bag will include a copy of the new issue!

Event Date:Tuesday, June 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Pre-registration/RSVP required? No

Location: The Buffalo Rose Restaurant
Address: 1119 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/2939817493004953

Member Meeting – July 8

RSVP for July Luncheon


*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Monday, July 5 to attend  ***

Luncheon – Thursday, July 8, 11:15am – 1:00pm
The Club at Rolling Hills – 15707 W 26th Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Andy Schumacher, Little Shoe Studio and Pat Garcia, Design Explorer
Topic: Unveiling of the new ABA logo and website

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize:Meg Smit, Abundant Business Connections

Click HERE to Register >>



  1. Pre-registration is required for this meeting. We do not accept any walk-in guests.
  2. 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.
  3. 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). All guests must be pre-registered and no walk-ins are allowed.
  4. The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Monday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your seat. This includes sponsor members with vouchers.


ABA September Business After Hours

ABA September Business After Hours on Thursday the 16th of September. Bring a client or a business associate and get networking! Don’t forget to RSVP so we have enough food and beverages.

Event Date: Thursday, September 16, 5:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes

Location: Sunflower Bank
Address: 615 24th Street, Golden, CO 80401

Contact: annie.hammond@sunflowerbank.com

Please RSVP from here:

Help us celebrate Flag Day

Support a Flag

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The Applewood Business Association invites you to help celebrate Flag Day! Each year, the ABA sponsors the placing of American flags along Youngfield St. and along 32nd Avenue from Flag Day (June 14) through Independence Day (July 4th). A special thanks to Prospect Recreation and Parks District who places and removes the flags.

The ABA is reaching out to its membership, local businesses and Applewood residents seeking sponsorships of $50.00 per flag for a basic sponsorship and $100 per flag for an Honor Flag sponsorship. Each participant at the basic level will be entered to win a drawing for an American Flag and stand donated by

Lori Bush-Engel, Prudential Advisors

Each Honor Flag sponsor will be recognized at upcoming ABA events and publications, as well as receive an American Flag and certificate commemorating their support! Proceeds from the sponsorships will be used to help fund the AbsolutelyApplewood.com campaign to highlight and support Applewood businesses. Flags are not limited; you may sponsor as many as you want. The American Flag prize is 3’ X 5’ and comes with a pole and stand. It is made in the USA, all cotton and intended as an indoor display flag. The winning entry will be selected at the July ABA Board of Directors meeting from all entries and the winner notified by phone or by mail. A presentation will be made at the ABA Luncheon on Thursday, July 9th at Rolling Hills Country Club.

Sponsoring a flag on the ABA website is easy. Visit applewoodbusiness.com and click on Help us Celebrate Flag Day under Upcoming Events. Scroll down the article and click on “Support a Flag”
On the RSVP page, scroll down to the event titled “Help us celebrate the Flag Day” and on the red “RSVP” button
Select “Yes” for “Will you be attending the following event?”
Select “Flag Sponsorship $50 or $100 from the dropdown
Click “Submit”
Go to check-out. Please enter at least “1” for quantity for Flag Sponsorships and your credit card information. (You can pay for multiple flags here if desired)

Photo by Van Wedgwood, RE/MAX Alliance

Your participation celebrating our Flag and Country’s independence, and continuing support of the ABA is very much appreciated!

Nick Kapustka, ABA President

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Wheat Ridge Business District – Commercial Property grant opportunities

Wheat Ridge Business and Commercial Property Owners! There is *free* money in the form of matching grants available for your new sign, exterior renovation, landscaping or facade improvement project!

The Wheat Ridge Business District (WRBD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers matching funds to commercial businesses in the City of Wheat Ridge in order to improve the appearance of individual buildings, as well as the overall look of the city.

Most eligible improvements must be to areas visible from the public right-of-way or for public accessibility. The goal of this program is to leverage private improvements while making revitalization efforts affordable, creative, and community-based.

Grant categories include:

  • Up to $3,750 for sign improvements
  • Up to $6,000 for conversion of pole signs to monument signs
  • Up to $7,500 for facade improvements
  • Up to $2,500 for architectural/design assistance
  • Up to $6,000 towards a completed accessibility project
  • Up to $3,000 towards a Visual Impact Special Project that increase curb appeal
  • Up to $900 for a landscaping project

Up to $600 for exterior painting project supplies

Contact info@wrbusinessdistrict.org or call 303-551-1631 to discuss your project. More info at www.WRBusinessDistrict.org

Jeffco BRC Upcoming Workshops – September & October 2020

Brand Awareness:  Consistency is Critical!
Wednesday, September 30th
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Your brand is the definition of your business: who you are, what you do, what you stand for, your goals, values, personality, and much more. It is not just your name, logo or tagline; it’s the feeling that is evoked by your customers when they think of your company. A good brand is built over time and requires thoughtful strategy, and consistent implementation. Whether you have a new or long-standing business, developing consistent branding and marketing is critical to your survival. Plenty of time

Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE


Launch! Your Ticket to Small Business Success
Friday Mornings – October 9th – December 11th
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Launch! is a 9-week interactive, online program designed for start-up and new business owners that provides a strong foundation and the necessary skill set needed to launch, grow and manage a successful business.  The Launch! program can also be utilized by established businesses who want to grow and expand.

Learn more and register now: Click HERE


Buying Or Selling a Business – 2 Part Series Workshop
October 14th & 15th – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Are you considering buying or selling a business? What do you need to consider?  Where do you start?  We have the answers you’re seeking!  More than almost any other type of transaction, there is a lot at stake when you buy or sell a business.  This interactive four-hour workshop is geared to both buyers and sellers and covers a wide range of concepts which need to be understood in this complex and detailed transaction, no matter which side of the table you’re sitting on!
Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE


Bookkeeping 101:  Making Cents Out of Your Books
Tuesday, October 20th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us and learn how to set up basic bookkeeping for your small business.  This class will cover:

  • Chart of Accounts
  • Organization
  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit & Loss
  • Purchases, payments, and receipts
  • Categorizations and More!

This class will be taught using Microsoft Excel.
Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE


Google Listing – Can Consumers Find Your Business?
Wednesday, October 21st

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Digital marketing is more important than ever before!  Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a 90 minutes class and we will show you how and why you should claim your listing  When you claim your listing, your SEO ranking will automatically increase.  Also, it will help your business be found more easily on Google Maps and Google “Near Me” Searches.

Grab a cup of coffee and learn exactly how to claim your Google listing and increase your SEO!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE

Add Absolutely Applewood! link to your website

You can help promote Absolutely Applewood! by adding a link to your website. Please use one of the following methods (choose one):

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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

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Mile High Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Anthony M’s Visions in Gold
Applewood Golf Course
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric
Ascent Training & Consulting LLC
Audacity Lounge
Beck, Jonson & Nolan, PC
Bonefish Grill
Colorado Concept Electrical + Lighting
Cross Construction
Denver Marriott West
Design Explorer LLC
Golden Wealth Solutions, Inc.
Hammond Home Improvement & Repair
Heartland Payment Solutions
In House Maintenance, Heating & Air Conditioning
Insperity-Regina Elom
LF Insurance Group
Larkin And Associates LLC
MAC5 Mortgage
Mahnke Auto Body
Maximum Automotive
Morrison Holdings, LLC
Prestige Imports Porsche/Audi
Propp Realty Management, LLC
Resident Realty
Rolf’s Travel Adventure
Sunflower Bank
TAS Business Consulting
The McDonald Group @ Keller Williams Avenues Realty
Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Zvia Weight Loss & Medspa
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