Nominate ABA Business of the Year

Nominations for the ABA Business of the Year are now being accepted.

Submit your nomination from HERE

The submission deadline is at the end of December Luncheon on Tuesday, December 14, 2017.

Please help us recognize an ABA Business for their outstanding contributions to the Applewood Community this past year!

Get Your Tickets TODAY! Tux’s or T’s 2018

Buy Tickets Now

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course
Tickets $40 per person or Table (10 packs of tickets) for $350

Fun, Food, Drink, Casio Games and Silent Auction! Bring your Clients, Family and Friends!
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Support ABA – Sponsor Tux's or T's Gala

Dear Applewood Business Association Member,

Please join the Applewood Business Association at our annual ‘Gala’ & Casino Night, Tux’s or T’s!

This special event is on Friday, January 26th at The Vista at Applewood Golf Course. Tickets are $40 per person or you can buy a 10 pack of tickets for $350. Tickets are available for purchase on the Applewood Business Association website at www.applewoodbusiness.com.

Tux’s or T’s is one of the ABA’s two major fundraisers throughout the year. The event features great food from local vendors, drink tickets and a cash bar, as well as casino games, a silent auction and giveaways throughout the evening. It is a great opportunity to support the Applewood Business Association, the Applewood community, and to network with other ABA business members and friends.

The event concludes with the annual unveiling of the 2018 Applewood Business Association Directory and the award prizes for “Best Dressed” and “Casino Champion”. For the second year the event features the new ABA Business Awards, including ABA Business of the Year, Best ABA After Hours Event, and the ‘John Tracy’ ABA Recruiter of the Year Award.

Lastly, the ABA’s special events are a great way to scale up your business’s visibility and marketing opportunities. Please contact Andrew Coonan at (303) 653-7048 or acoonan@morrisonholdings.co for event sponsorship information and/or to submit silent auction donations.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season! See you at Tux’s or T’s in the New Year!!

Sincerely,

Mark F. Tighe, Jr.
ABA President
& The ABA Board of Directors

JCBL Meet Your Elected Officials Throughout Jefferson County!

Please join us for an Elected Officials Meet & Greet!
There will be no formal presentation…just a chance to talk with the elected officials from Jefferson County, its municipalities and other elected officials.
Light appetizers, beer & wine will be served.

 

Presented by: The Jefferson County Business Lobby & The West Chamber of Commerce
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017   5:30 -7:30 pm
Where: Rockley Foundation Community Recital Hall – 8591 W Colfax Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215
Cost:
Admission is $10 per person in advance; $15 at the door

 

Please register by 11/22/17 at www.westchamber.org

Click HERE to view/download the flyer (PDF) >>

Sign up and learn how to promote your business on the ABA website

Sign up for a workshop

Are you getting the most out of your ABA membership? Your ABA membership includes listings both online andin the print directory. The online directory is linked to your business profile page where you can add your information, short commercial, pictures and video in addition to the basic business info that is added when you join. This basic information is what is used to print our annual directory published every year in January, so it is very important that your information on the ABA website is kept up-to-date. You can also post special deals in the "Hot Deals" section and submit your events to be added to the "Upcoming Events" page and the bimonthly ABA eNewsletter.

Whether you are a brand new member or seasoned member of ABA, we urge you to take this opportunity to update your profile to increase your digital presence in the community.

The ABA is in the process of developing a huge marketing campaign focusing on getting consumers to shop in Applewood starting 2018. It is called "Absolutely Applewood!" The ABA will help our member businesses promote themselves under this new branding so the Applewood member businesses will be at the top of their minds when looking for services or products. A new consumer-focused website will be introduced in 2018 and it will include your business profile! So, PLEASE log in to the applewoodbusiness.com website today and update your profile.

Don't know how? – We're offering FREE workshops to help you!

    Please sign up for one of these dates:

    1. Friday, November 10 at 1:00pm – 2:00pmIn person 2nd floor conference room, 4251 Kipling St. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Completed
    2. Thursday, November 16 at 4:00pm – 5:00pm Online using your computer with internet access and calling in – the information will be emailed to you when you sign up Completed
    3. Wednesday, December 6 at 9:00am – 10:00amIn person 2nd floor conference room, 4251 Kipling St. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

    This FREE Workshop is provided by EduCyber, Inc.

    You will learn:

    • How to login to the ABA website and update your business profile page
    • How to RSVP for the meetings and events to get the member rate
    • How to submit your upcoming events to promote them on the ABA website and The Leaflet eNewsletter
    • How to post your "Hot Deals" to attract more customers

    **By registering and attending one of these workshops, your name is entered to win one of three (3) prizes of a 6-month banner advertisement for the new Absolutely Applewood website. – If you attended the first workshop on October 12, your name has been entered in the drawing.

    Member Meeting – July 12

    RSVP for July Luncheon

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

    Luncheon – Thursday, July 12, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

    Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
    Speaker: Katie Knoll, Community Relations Manager, Denver Water
    5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

     

    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 meal.
    • Starting 1/1/2016, 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.

    Speaker – Katie Knoll

    Katie Knoll is the community relations manager at Denver Water. During her 5 year tenure with Denver Water, her role has been to keep both Denver Water customers and the residents of areas where Denver Water infrastructure is present informed about Denver Water construction projects and initiatives. More specifically, Katie is the community relations liaison for Denver Water’s upcoming North System Renewal suite of projects. These include: updates to the pipelines and valves at Ralston Reservoir, the new Northwater Treatment Plant to be built at the Ralston Reservoir property, the replacement of the 8.5-mile pipeline that carries water from Ralston Reservoir to the Moffat Treatment Plant in Lakewood, and the transition of the Moffat site from a treatment plant to a water distribution center once the new treatment plant is complete.

    Prior to accepting her position at Denver Water, Katie served as the public involvement unit manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife (now Colorado Parks and Wildlife) for 8 years.  Throughout her career, Katie has worked, communicated and collaborated with a variety of constituent groups ranging from community leaders and neighbors to environmentalists, sportsmen and landowners as well as local, state and federal government staff and officials.  Katie has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wittenberg University in Ohio and a master’s degree in environmental policy from Bard College in New York. 

     

    Katie Knoll
    Community Relations Manager
    Denver Water

    Member Meeting – March 8

    RSVP for March Luncheon

    *** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on March 2 ***

    Luncheon – Thursday, March 8, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

    Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
    Speaker: Dr. Jason E. Glass, Superintendant of Jeffco Public Schools
    5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

     

    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 meal.
    • Starting 1/1/2016, 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.

    Speaker – Dr. Jason E. Glass

    Dr. Jason E. Glass is the superintendent and chief learner of Jeffco Public Schools.

    Previously, Dr. Glass served as the superintendent of Eagle County Schools, establishing a vision based on international benchmarking and an accompanying comprehensive strategic plan. Dr. Glass served as Iowa's director of education after being appointed by Governor Terry Branstad, serving as the state's chief state school officer and leading a successful education reform effort that culminated in landmark legislation signed into law in 2013.

    Prior to serving in Iowa, Dr. Glass was the senior director of human capital strategy with Battelle for Kids. Before joining Battelle, Dr. Glass served as the director of human resources with Eagle County Schools. Dr. Glass has also worked as Eagle County Schools' director of research and assessment, as vice president of quality ratings with Qualistar Early Learning, held several posts with the Colorado Department of Education, and worked as a university instructor and high school teacher in Kentucky.

    In December 2016, Dr. Glass was appointed to the National Board for Education Sciences board of directors by President Barack Obama.

    Dr. Glass holds a bachelor's degree in political science and two master's degrees from the University of Kentucky, in education and political science. He holds a doctorate in education from Seton Hall University.

    Dr. Glass relocated to Jeffco in the summer of 2017, along with his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Norah and Chase. Norah currently attends Jeffco Public Schools, and Chase looks forward to kindergarten in 2018!

     


    Dr. Jason Glass
    Superintendant,
    Jefferson County Public Schools

    Member Meeting – January 11

    RSVP for January Luncheon

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

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

    Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
    Speaker: Rick Roberts, Legacy Grace Community Development Corporation
    5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

     

    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 meal.
    • Starting 1/1/2016, 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.

    Speaker – Rick Roberts

    Rick Roberts is the President of Legacy Grace Community Development Corporation. He is an Entrepreneur, having founded 12 companies and 2 non-profits. He is the Author of 16 books- including Chosen To Forgive (released in January 2017) and I’ll Be Your Father (release date Fall 2017) . He has been a Non-profit Manager for 25 years. He has managed his Construction company for fourteen years and was a Restaurant Manager previously. He is also a Professional Speaker, Consultant and Trainer. He helps the homeless and others through his roles as Co-Chair of Heading Home, and the Leadership Committee of Power of Partnership, both in Jefferson County, Colorado. He also has served as a Jail Assistant Chaplain for 17 years. Rick is one of the finest singers in Denver! To schedule an inspirational speaking, consulting or training appointment around business, nonprofits or unique leadership strategies, please call 720-774-4677 or write to chosentoforgive@gmail.com.

     


    Rick Roberts
    Legacy Grace Community Development Corporation

    Member Meeting – June 14

    RSVP for June Luncheon

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

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

    Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
    Speaker: Frances Myers, Executive Director of Advance Care Advocate

    5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

     

    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 meal.
    • Starting 1/1/2016, 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.

    Speaker – Frances Myers

    As a clinical dietitian Fran spent many, many years working in hospitals and nursing homes. She managed tube feedings for adult residents who had never had a voice. These individuals taught her many valuable lessons about quality of life, family dynamics, the role of religion, state laws, and so much more.

    Working in hospice came next and opened Fran’s eyes to realism, to futile treatments, to the beauty of good quality of life and being at peace with what’s to come.

    Fran continued her journey in Advance Care Planning when she become the Manager of Faith Initiatives for The Conversation Project in Boulder. In this position she encountered people who had persistent fears about end of life. Fran found that they had absolutely no-one they could trust to say “This is the expressed wish of my dear friend or relative.”

    At this time several people asked Fran if she would be their advocate. This lead to the founding of this organization, The Center for Advance Care Planning. The group is a nonprofit 501c(3) registered in the State of Colorado. The Center is dedicated to providing education and services centered around Advance Care Planning and Advocacy.

    Public speaking is one of Fran’s passions, and end-of-life topics is another. A wide range of audiences have been grateful for the eye opening aspects of this topic. Most people are not well versed in all the areas of Advance Care Planning, and are often thinking they are “covered” only to then realize the most critical parts are untouched in depth Advance Care Planning.

    At Fran’s presentations, audiences don’t shy away from the topic. Indeed, they are engaged and stay late to ask one question after another. These talks have relevance to ourselves, our loved ones and our friends.

     


    Fran Myers
    Executive Director,
    Advance Care Advocate

    Member Meeting – May 10

    RSVP for May Luncheon

    *** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on May 4 ***

    Luncheon – Thursday, May 10, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

    Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
    Speaker: Vanessa Zarate, City of Lakewood Economic Development
    5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

     

    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 meal.
    • Starting 1/1/2016, 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.

    Speaker – Vanessa Zarate

    Vanessa Zarate is an Economic Development Specialist with the City of Lakewood, Colorado. As part of the Economic Development team, she works to attract businesses, helps entrepreneurs start and expand their businesses, watches economic trends and monitors statistics.  She also promotes community involvement and markets the community as a great place to do business.   She works closely with Lakewood businesses to connect them with resources helping them to succeed. Originally from Texas, Vanessa graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in International Business.

     


    Vanessa Zarate
    Economic Development Specialist,
    City of Lakewood

    Member Meeting – April 12

    RSVP for April Luncheon

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

    Luncheon – Thursday, April 12, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

    Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
    Speaker: Phyllis Guy, Natural Body Wisdom
    Title: "Business and Bacon:  Three Ways Food Affects Your Business"
    5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

     

    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 meal.
    • Starting 1/1/2016, 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.

    Speaker – Phyllis Guy

    Phyllis Guy is a graduate from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Precision Nutrition level 1 certification. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2002.  Phyllis decided to become a Mind-Body Nutrition coach after watching people try program after program and still feeling unwell or unhealthy.  Her approach is to treat the whole person, both mind and body, using Psychology of Eating principles and change your relationship with yourself and your food. Her clients come to her from all over the country.  Her passions include ballroom dancing, hiking and Crossfit.

    A bit of what she teaches her clients:

    How food affects your performance in life and in your business.
    The #1 technique for feeling energetic, getting healthy, and enjoying food at the same time.
    How stress and nutrition affects your body, focus, creativity, and success.

    You will walk away with:

    A better understanding of your relationship with food.
    A specific action plan, feeling confident, empowered and in control.

     


    Phyllis Guy
    Natural Body Wisdom

    Member Meeting – December 14 Holiday Luncheon

    RSVP NOW for the Holiday Luncheon

    *** Please RSVP for this meeting by Friday, December 8 ***

    Holiday Luncheon- Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:15am – 1:30pm
    Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

    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.
    • The last 3 numbers of the gift exchanges will be auctioned off. Please bring cash, check or charge card.
    • A non-perishable food item for our local food bank
    • A smile on your face and be ready to have fun.

    RSVP Guideline

    • 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 meal.

     

    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