Vote for the 2020 ABA Business of the Year

 

Cast your VOTE from HERE >>

The voting closes at 5pm on Friday, February 11, 2021.

The ABA Business of the Year award recognizes a Business for their outstanding contributions to the Applewood Community this past year! This award is given to an ABA member business that has distinguished itself in one or more of the following ways:

  • Recruiting new members to the organization.
  • Providing outstanding service to the ABA in some capacity (sponsoring After Hours, serving on board or committee, promoting ABA in the community)
  • Investing in Applewood (hiring, work on façade / building, other Applewood area volunteering).

Past recipients include – 2017 Van Wedgwood, ReMax Alliance; 2018 Nick Kapustka, REALM Chiropractic; 2019 Lee Knoll, Knoll & Company, P.C.

Voting eligibility: One (1) vote per a business member in good standing will be accepted (Your membership is current). If multiple votes were submitted from the same member business, only the first vote will be counted and the rest is discarded.

The winner will be recognized at the March Luncheon.

LIVE from the Bar

Join us for martinis and fun while we get your business back on track and ready for action!

Log into our Google Meet meetings and log off of being stuck, feeling like you can’t rock your business, and drinking warm PBR from a can.

Each session will have the following things:

  1. A Martini recipe for you to shake up and enjoy during the meeting (or after)
  2. A different action item/topic for you to work on that will help improve your mood and your customer experience (and your business!)
  3. Q & A session and the ability to “Just ask the redhead” about ways you can improve your business via customer experiences now and in the future

What happened to 3? Well it is happy hour, I started early. Or it’s a Monty Python joke, you pick.

If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on how to simplify and add lightness to your marketing, customer acquisition, and business processes…you’ve found the right bar!

Date: March 4, 4pm-4:30pm
Cost: FREE!
Location: virtual via Google meet
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes
PLEASE rsvp from this  link –> https://www.meetup.com/Start-HERE-before-you-START-UP/events/274410888/
Member: APEXD by Design
Contact: Tish – Tish@apexdbydesign.com

LIVE from the Bar

Join us for martinis and fun while we get your business back on track and ready for action!

Log into our Google Meet meetings and log off of being stuck, feeling like you can’t rock your business, and drinking warm PBR from a can.

Each session will have the following things:

  1. A Martini recipe for you to shake up and enjoy during the meeting (or after)
  2. A different action item/topic for you to work on that will help improve your mood and your customer experience (and your business!)
  3. Q & A session and the ability to “Just ask the redhead” about ways you can improve your business via customer experiences now and in the future

What happened to 3? Well it is happy hour, I started early. Or it’s a Monty Python joke, you pick.

If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on how to simplify and add lightness to your marketing, customer acquisition, and business processes…you’ve found the right bar!

Date: February 18, 4pm-4:30pm
Cost: FREE!
Location: virtual via Google meet
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes
PLEASE rsvp from this  link –> https://www.meetup.com/Start-HERE-before-you-START-UP/events/274410888/
Member: APEXD by Design
Contact: Tish – Tish@apexdbydesign.com

LIVE from the Bar

Join us for martinis and fun while we get your business back on track and ready for action!

Log into our Google Meet meetings and log off of being stuck, feeling like you can’t rock your business, and drinking warm PBR from a can.

Each session will have the following things:

  1. A Martini recipe for you to shake up and enjoy during the meeting (or after)
  2. A different action item/topic for you to work on that will help improve your mood and your customer experience (and your business!)
  3. Q & A session and the ability to “Just ask the redhead” about ways you can improve your business via customer experiences now and in the future

What happened to 3? Well it is happy hour, I started early. Or it’s a Monty Python joke, you pick.

If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on how to simplify and add lightness to your marketing, customer acquisition, and business processes…you’ve found the right bar!

Date: February 4, 4pm-4:30pm
Cost: FREE!
Location: virtual via Google meet
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes
PLEASE rsvp from this  link –> https://www.meetup.com/Start-HERE-before-you-START-UP/events/274410888/
Member: APEXD by Design
Contact: Tish – Tish@apexdbydesign.com

Monthly Breakfast Meeting – January 28

Register for January Breakfast Meeting

*** This meeting will be held in-person at Denver Marriott West. (No zoom option) Please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, January 22. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

Breakfast – Thursday, January 28, 2021, 7:30am – 9:00am
Denver Marriott West – 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401

Spotlight Speaker: Amber Inthavong, Content Coordinator, Abundant Business Connections

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

$20 for a Delicious Breakfast and Amazing Speaker

What a Great Way to Start the Day

 


Spotlight Speaker: Amber Inthavong, Content Coordinator, Abundant Business Connections

Amber Inthavong comes from an extensive background of social media and writing experience. This experience has led her to Abundant Business Connections, where she has been able to team up to offer geo-targeted digital marketing for local businesses. Abundant Business Connections has found their marketing to be most effective in their local neighborhood magazines: Golden Living, Applewood Living and Neighbors of Northwest Arvada. She enjoys helping highlight local businesses through their magazines print ads and digital ads.

 


IMPORTANT – NEW INFORMATION – please read:

  1. This is a pre-paid only meeting capped at 25 people. Please register by 5pm on February 5. If you register late and we exceeded the capped number, you may be asked to move your registration to next month. (We will contact you)
  2. By registering and paying for this meeting you agree to the following:
    – I will wear mask at all times (except for when I am eating or drinking) and will adhere to the social distancing recommendations from JCPH to respect others.
    – I agree to not attend this meeting, even though I am registered and paid in advance, if I am not feeling well, show any sign of illness, or know that I may have recently exposed to keep others safe.
    – If you are registered for in-person option but know in advance that you will not make it, because of COVID or other reasons, please let us know so we can contact others who would like to attend.
  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, you may be turned away due to the current safety recommendations.
  6. If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be turned away due to COVID-19 precautions.

 

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

Cast your vote for 2020 Best Business After Hours of the Year!

Please vote for your favorite Business After Hours as a way to thank our members who hosted great events this past year!

CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE >>

Voting closes at 5pm on Thursday, February 11.

Voting eligibility: One (1) vote per a business member in good standing will be accepted (Your membership is current). If multiple votes were submitted from the same member business, only the first vote will be counted and the rest is discarded.

The winner will be recognized at the March Luncheon.

Fast Track to Food Freedom

VIRTUAL 4 WEEK TO FAST TRACK TO FOOD FREEDOM!

CLICK TO REGISTER >>

Click to download the flyer >>

January 6, 13, 20, 27 (6:30 PM TO 7:30 PM MTN TIME) From the comfort of your own home.

Have you been feeling stuck in a cycle of cravings, lately?
Do you find yourself doing laps back and forth to the refrigerator and can’t help yourself?
Is all the food you stocked up on for 4 weeks gone in 3 days?
THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU!

I will give you the accountability, support, and confidence to:

*** Fit into those some-day jeans today.
*** Learn food habits that Increase focus
*** Curb sugar cravings

In The Fast Track to Food Freedom you will get:

  • 28 days of support and accountability around food.
  • Mindfulness techniques to manage cravings.
  • Learn how sleep affects hunger and cravings.
  • Metabolism reset food lists and recipes.
  • Optional supplement packages to support and enhance your progress.
  • Recorded calls to refer back to.
  • A wellness assessment.
  • Access to a private Facebook group for support.
  • Free quick-start guide.

Event Date: 2021-01-06 to 2021-01-27
Starts at: 6:30 pm, Ends at: 7:30 pm
Cost: $197
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes

Location: On your own computer

Contact: phyllis@mynaturalbodywisdom.com

Click to download the flyer >>

CLICK TO REGISTER >>

 

Member Meeting – March 11

RSVP for March Luncheon

 

Due to the pandemic, this meeting is scheduled tentatively. Information will be updated as the decisions are made with situation change. Thank you for being flexible. Changes will be announced on this page as well as via email newsletter and ABA Facebook page.

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on March 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:Cliff Moers

Topic: TBA

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBD

 

IMPORTANT – NEW INFORMATION – please read:

  1. This is a pre-paid only meeting. Please register by 5pm on March 5. 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

 

*** This meeting will be held in-person at Denver Marriott West with virtual option via Zoom. Please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, February 5. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

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

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

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: Janice Holmes, Payroll Vault

Click HERE to register to attend in person >>

Click HERE to register to attend virtually on Zoom >>

 


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.


5-Minute Spotlight: Janice Holmes, Payroll Vault

A native of West Texas and child (one of five) of two amazing parents—a Methodist minister and a teacher, Janice Holmes moved to Colorado immediately upon graduation from Texas Tech University, in order to pursue her love of the Rocky Mountains. She’s been pleased to use her education and customer service skills in serving small business clients.  She strives to connect people she meets with others who either enhance or complement their respective business and services.

In the recent past, Janice has worked in advertising sales and copywriting, business development for three local Chambers of Commerce, and fund-raising for various charities as well as the Foothills Recreation District.  In early 2019, she happily landed at Payroll Vault. Janice lives in Littleton with her husband Dave and has 2 children, Emma and Nick, sweet dog Belle, and cat Mele.  She is happiest while spending time with her family and pets, distance running, pursuing outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing, baking, watching the Colorado Rockies, and exploring Colorado’s intriguing history.


IMPORTANT – NEW INFORMATION – please read:

  1. This is a pre-paid only meeting capped at 25 people. Please register by 5pm on February 5. If you register late and we exceeded the capped number, you may be asked to move your registration to next month or attend virtually. (We will contact you)
  2. By registering and paying for this meeting you agree to the following:
    – I will wear mask at all times (except for when I am eating or drinking) and will adhere to the social distancing recommendations from JCPH to respect others.
    – I agree to not attend this meeting, even though I am registered and paid in advance, if I am not feeling well, show any sign of illness, or know that I may have recently exposed to keep others safe.
    – If you are registered for in-person option but know in advance that you will not make it, because of COVID or other reasons, please let us know so we can contact others who would like to attend.
  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, you may be turned away due to the current safety recommendations.
  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 >>

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

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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

3R Insurance Agency
Anthony M’s Visions in Gold
Applewood CrossFit
Applewood Golf Course
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric
Ascent Training & Consulting LLC
Asure Software
Beck, Jonson & Nolan, PC
Bonefish Grill
Cascade Solar & Electric
Colorado Concept Electrical + Lighting
Cross Construction
Denver Marriott West
Design Explorer LLC
EcoGraphics, Inc.
Edward Jones - Tamara Christopher
Equilane Lending, LLC
Espy’s Street Eats
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
FirstBank
Golden Wealth Solutions, Inc.
Guardian Mortgage
Hammond Home Improvement & Repair
Health Benefits Diva
Healthy Bookkeeping.Online
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.
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