Monthly Breakfast Meeting – December 17

RSVP for December Breakfast Meeting

 

*** This meeting will be held in-person at Denver Marriott West. Please RSVP before 5pm on Friday, December 11. ***

Breakfast – Thursday, December 17, 2020, 7:30am – 9:00am
Denver Marriott West – 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401
Spotlight Speaker: TBA

Join us for our Live ABA Breakfast at the Denver Marriott West

$20 for a Delicious Gourmet Breakfast and Amazing Speaker

What a Great Way to Start the Day 


Member Spotlight Speaker – TBA

 

Monthly Breakfast Meeting – November 19

RSVP for November Breakfast Meeting

 

*** This meeting will be held in-person at Denver Marriott West. Please RSVP before 5pm on Friday, November 13. ***

Breakfast – Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:30am – 9:00am
Denver Marriott West – 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401
Spotlight Speaker: Melissa Smith, Shirtworks

Join us for our Live ABA Breakfast at the Denver Marriott West

$20 for a Delicious Gourmet Breakfast and Amazing Speaker

What a Great Way to Start the Day 


Member Spotlight Speaker – Melissa Smith, Shirtworks

 

Member Meeting – December 10 Holiday Luncheon

RSVP for Holiday Luncheon

*** Space is limited. Please RSVP before 5pm on December 4. We may close RSVP early when we reach the capacity limit. ***

Holiday Luncheon- Thursday, December 10, 2019 11:15am – 1:30pm
Denver Marriott West – 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401

Cost: $25.00, includes meal (BOTH ABA member and Non-member. 1st time guest ticket MAY NOT be used for this meeting)
No speaker is scheduled so we can have our Holiday Gift Exchange

Please bring:

  • An item for the gift exchange; “steals” will be available for $5 each.  All “steal” money will benefit a local worthy cause. – (Recipient to to be announced)
  • The last 3 numbers of the gift exchanges will be auctioned off. Please bring cash, check or charge card.
  • New unwrapped toys for Toy Drive
  • A smile on your face and be ready to have fun.

 


IMPORTANT – NEW INFORMATION – please read:

  1. This is a pre-paid only meeting. Please register by 5pm on December 4. We are limiting seats for this meeting. If you register late and we exceeded the capped number, you may be asked to move your registration to next month.
  2. By registering and paying for this meeting you agree to the following:
    – I will wear mask and will adhere to the social distancing recommendations from CDPHE to respect others.
    – I agree to not attend this meeting, even though I registered and paid in advance, if I am not feeling well, show any sign of illness, or know that I may have recently exposed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your seat.
  6. If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be turned away due to COVID-19 precautions.

 

Member Meeting – February 11

RSVP for February Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on February 5 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, February 11, 11:15am – 1:00pm
<Tentatively> Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)

Speaker: Brian DeLaet, EduCyber, Inc.

Topic: HSEO, PPC, GMB, CRO and Other Acronyms to Make Your Head Spin and Your Website Work for You

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBD

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your seat.
  • If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation. Due to increase in attendance, this does not guarantee your seat.

Speaker – Brian DeLaet, EduCyber, Inc.

Brian launched EduCyber in 1998 when the internet was young and many of the websites were built with Microsoft FrontPage. Today, EduCyber creates compelling design and develops custom applications to deliver results that strengthen your competitive edge.

His experience, skill, and creativity ensure your project will transcend the ordinary that clutters the internet and deliver a site that communicates your message with professionalism and flair.

I Love Marketing Happy Hour: After Sale Service

Are you losing clients to competitors or wishing you receive more referrals from your current clients? Join us for this I Love Marketing Colorado Virtual Happy Hour where we’ll take a deep dive into After Sales Service and look at tangible things YOU can do to provide exceptional service after you’ve been paid so that you can build a true relationship with your current clients that will have them returning to you in the future and recommending you to their contacts. Join our Free Meetup group for event details: https://www.meetup.com/i-love-marketing-colorado

Event Date: Wednesday, November 18, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes

Location: Online
Address: https://www.meetup.com/i-love-marketing-colorado

Contact: Meg Smit – meg@abundantbusinessconnections – 720-295-9588

 

 

I Love Marketing Happy Hour: Dream Come True

Ever wonder what your client’s idea of a Dream Come True Experience really is? Then join us for this free virtual happy hour where ABA member Pat Garcia of Design Explorer will provide insight and initiate a group discussion of ideas we can all easily implement to ensure we are doing just that! Click here to join our Free Meetup Group and RSVP to the next I Love Marketing Colorado Virtual Happy Hour: https://www.meetup.com/i-love-marketing-colorado.

Event Date: Wednesday, November 4, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes

Location: Online
Address: https://www.meetup.com/i-love-marketing-colorado

Contact: Meg Smit – meg@abundantbusinessconnections – 720-295-9588

 

 

Sustainable Wheat Ridge Bike Rack Application

The City of Wheat Ridge and the Sustainable Wheat Ridge resident advisory committee are funding the capital and installation costs for bicycle racks in Wheat Ridge. Bicycle use reduces automotive traffic and pollution, while increasing community engagement. By improving the available bicycle facilities in Wheat Ridge, we aim to increase bicycle use throughout the City’s public spaces. Interested businesses are encouraged to complete an application to request up to four bike racks at their property. Bicycle racks must be publicly accessible, the business must be located within Wheat Ridge city limits, the rack must not impede pedestrian or vehicle traffic and the applicant must secure the property owner’s permission. The property owners are responsible for the upkeep of the bicycle racks after installation. Funding awards will be decided by the City of Wheat Ridge Community Development department and Sustainable Wheat Ridge. The evaluation team will choose recipients based on community needs and impact. Start your application today!

For more information, contact

Kayla Betzold
Sustainability Coordinator
7500 W. 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
Office Phone:  303-235-2841
www.ci.wheatridge.co.us

Love the ABA by joining the Ambassadors!

If you love the Applewood Business Association, make it official by joining the Ambassador team!  It’s a great way to make new contacts and friends, have fun, and earn prizes! We plan to kick off our team in January of 2021, so jump on board and be a trail blazer for the ABA!

You don’t have to be “salesy” or the life of the party to join the team.  You must care about advancing the mission and goals of the ABA, be accountable, and be comfortably visible at ABA events and functions. Coaching is provided, and participation will be rewarded. (Grow your business, too!)

The duties of an ABA Ambassadors will be:

  • Greet and welcome guests at networking events, introducing them to others;
  • Follow up with new members (by phone or email) on a pre-determined/voluntary list each month to ensure that they are receiving ABA emails and notices; answer questions they have about events and benefits; be accountable to this process;
  • Attend Ribbon Cuttings to welcome new members and engage potential members;
  • Attend monthly Ambassador meetings and initial orientation;
  • Other initiatives as determined by the Board of Directors and Applewood Business Association Membership Committee.

Please respond to Janice Holmes with your genuine interest at Janice.holmes@payrollvault.com or 303-437-7784.

Member Meeting – January 14

RSVP for January Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on January 8 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, January 14, 11:15am – 1:00pm
<Tentatively> Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)

Speaker: Kim Eickhoff, MBA, MS
Build An Inspired Business! Certified Business Coach

Topic: How to hire the right people and KEEP them

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBD

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your seat.
  • If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation. Due to increase in attendance, this does not guarantee your seat.

Speaker – Kim Eickhoff, MBA, MS, Build An Inspired Business! Certified Business Coach

Kim Eickhoff, MBA, MS, is a Certified Executive Coach and Business Coach with ActionCOACH and an Adding Zeros Certified Facilitator. For the past 20 years, she has artfully combined the knowledge she has gained in the areas of business, communication, human behavior, emotional intelligence, and personal development to help business owners and CEOs build an inspired business, which is a profitable, sustainable business that empowers everyone who is a part of it.

Kim has a passion for helping clients who have a growth mindset, a willingness to learn and work on their personal and professional skills, and who want to make the world a better place. She brings intentional focus, inspiration and education to support her clients.

Kim is also an international speaker, performer and singer/songwriter.

Education:

  • Certified Executive Coach, 2020
  • Adding Zeros Certified Facilitator, 2020
  • Certified Business Coach, ActionCOACH, 2015
  • High Performance Leadership Program, University of Denver, 2013
  • MBA, University of Colorado Denver, 2011
  • Soma Yoga Teacher Training Program, 2003
  • Masters in Professional Counseling, Georgia State University, 2000
  • Bachelors of Music Business Administration, Belmont University, 1992

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

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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

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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

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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

Member Meeting – November 12

RSVP for November Luncheon

We will be meeting in-person at Denver Marriott West. Please read the details below as we made some adjustments to meet the Social Distancing criteria.

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on November 6 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, November 12, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Denver Marriott West – 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)

Speaker: Cliff Moers, director of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind

Topic: “The Long Deaf View”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Sanjay Tyagi, Schooley Mitchell

 

IMPORTANT – NEW INFORMATION – please read:

  1. This is a pre-paid only meeting. Please register by 5pm on November 6. If you register late and we exceeded the capped number, you may be asked to move your registration to next month.
  2. By registering and paying for this meeting you agree to the following:
    – I will wear mask and will adhere to the social distancing recommendations from CDPHE to respect others.
    – I agree to not attend this meeting, even though I registered and paid in advance, if I am not feeling well, show any sign of illness, or know that I may have recently exposed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your seat.
  6. If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be turned away due to COVID-19 precautions.

IF YOU PREFER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR ZOOM ACCESS >>


Speaker – Cliff Moers, director of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind

Cliff Moers, director of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind holds a Master’s degree from Regis University in Management with an emphasis in organizational development and human resources. He has been involved in numerous community organizations, committees, task forces, councils, and boards, including four years as president of the Colorado Association of the Deaf (CAD). Cliff is the founder of the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, a bilingual Jefferson County Charter School for students in the metro Denver area. His professional background includes student services at the University of Colorado at Boulder and coordination of auxiliary services at Communication Service for the Deaf/Sign Language Associates. He has also served as an employment specialist/consultant for the Center for People with Disabilities in Boulder and ran a family-owned business, Deaf-initely Possible Resources.


5-Minute Spotlight – Sanjay Tyagi, Schooley Mitchell

Sanjay holds Master’s degrees in Engineering and Business Administration. He settled down in Colorado 21 years back with his family. His hobbies include woodworking and flying. He volunteers as a search-and-rescue pilot with Civil Air Patrol.”

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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

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Cross Construction
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Design Explorer LLC
EcoGraphics, Inc.
Edward Jones - Tamara Christopher
Equilane Lending, LLC
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Evergreen Security & Patrol Inc.
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
FirstBank
Golden Wealth Solutions, Inc.
Guardian Mortgage
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LF Insurance Group
Larkin And Associates LLC
MAC5 Mortgage
Mahnke Auto Body
Maximum Automotive
Morrison Holdings, LLC
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