Member Meeting – June 10

RSVP for June Luncheon

 

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Monday, June 7 to attend in-person.  ***

Luncheon – Thursday, June 10, 11:15am – 1:00pm
The Club at Rolling Hills – 5707 W 26th Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Gerry O’Brion, What Big Brands Know
Topic: Becoming the #1 Choice in a Crowded Market

What You’ll Get
• The power of your BECAUSE.
• Four steps to becoming the #1 choice.
• Strategies for navigating disruptive change.
• Creating passionate, vocal fans.
• How to be different when you seem the same.
• Driving more referrals.

Who is this for?
This is ideal for CEOs, business owners, franchisees and sales teams who want to generate more referrals, close more sales, and become the #1 choice in crowded, competitive, commoditized markets.

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

Click HERE to Register to attend in person >>

LICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM >>


Speaker – Gerry O’Brion, What Big Brands Know

Gerry O’Brion helps businesses grow.
Gerry O’Brion has helped thousands of businesses become the #1 choice in crowded industries.

He is the Founder of What Big Brands Know® and the creator of The Power of BECAUSE framework which shows companies how to stand out in the sea of sameness.

Gerry teaches a powerful process to influence customers to buy from you vs. all their other options. His strategies work in any business regardless of whether they are B to B, B to C, have a large budget or small.

Gerry spent his career as an executive for brands like Procter & Gamble, Coors Light, Quiznos, and Red Robin. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin.

 


IMPORTANT – NEW INFORMATION – please read:

  1. This is a pre-paid only 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.

 

Lunch-n-Learn: Using a Book as Your Calling Card

Join us Tues. April 20th at 11:30 am to 12:45 on Zoom! Register via Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/i-love-marketing-colorado/events/277413116/

Alice Crider is a publishing strategist and a freelance editor. Alice teaches writing and editing workshops at writer’s conferences nationally and internationally, coaches individual authors and groups, runs an online book marketing course, and facilitates a private mastermind for writers who want to gain momentum in publishing.

Join us to learn how a book can be the center of your marketing plan and how to use it as your calling card.

Event Date: Tuesday, April 20
Starts at: 11:30 am, Ends at: 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Pre-registration/RSVP required? No

Location: Online
Address: https://www.meetup.com/i-love-marketing-colorado/events/277413116/

Contact: Meg Smit, 720-295-9588, meg@abundantbusinessconnections.com

Kentucky Derby Watch Party MEGA Networking

Register for Kentucky Derby Day Event

 

Join us for a HUGE networking event, Kentucky Derby themed fun! – We call this Business After Hours on steroids.

This fun event is filled with mini game stations such as Derby Trivia, Run for the Roses, Pin the Horse, and What’s Your Horse Name.

Mega Networking, bring cards and giveaways.

Buffet served Derby Style.

Dress up in Kentucky Derby Day attire and we’ll award best dressed, best hats & etc.

We’ll have food, games and cash bar to enjoy each other’s company and fun networking, which we all missed. – invite your guests!

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Date: Saturday, May 1, 3:30-7pm
Location: Denver Marriott West – 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401

General Admission Ticket – $50 per person (Please purchase online prior to the event from this page by 5pm on Monday, April 26) – Bronze & up member special event voucher may be used for General Admission tickets only

** VIP ticket for extra $50 please see below for details

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Exclusive VIP Experience add-on ticket   $50

Sponsored by the Applewood Community Foundation

Includes a mint julip making tutorial, a mint julip kit, a mint julip from the bar (during your tutorial),

entry into the cork raffle with prizes and (2) horse race scratchers with prizes.

Please note due to the nature of this event, this ticket price is *not* tax deductible.

**ACT NOW!!  Only 25 VIP Experience Tickets are available!!**

Register & Pay TODAY for the general admission ticket & VIP add-on ticket from THIS LINK >>

Game sponsors:

        

Member Meeting – May 13

RSVP for May Luncheon

 

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Monday, May 10 to attend in-person. Zoom sign up is also available. ***

Luncheon – Thursday, May 13, 11:15am – 1:00pm
The Club at Rolling Hills – 5707 W 26th Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Lisa Gonzalez, Professional EOS Implementer
Topic: How to Stop Juggling 100 Issues Simultaneously

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

Click HERE to Register to attend in person >>

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM >>


Speaker – Lisa Gonzalez, Professional EOS Implementer

Lisa Gonzalez - Professional EOS Implementer - May speaker

Leaders that run on EOS® “run a better business and live a better life!” In fact, Lisa has experienced these very benefits.

Before becoming a Professional EOS Implementer®, Lisa was an employment defense lawyer at Holme Roberts & Owen (HRO) in Denver, Colorado. She was recruited from law to operations and joined a design/build start-up. The company expanded to locations in Colorado, Minnesota, and Illinois. After years of using various tools to improve operations, she implemented EOS®.

EOS® made a dramatic impact across the business: consistent profits, documented processes, and a strong leadership team. Lisa became committed to sharing EOS® with other growth-minded companies and transitioned out of the organization to become an EOS® Implementer.

Lisa is a former board member of the CHBA and Young Professionals Organization (YPO).  She has also been a member of EO and Vistage. Today, she is an EOS® peer group chair and a talented Implementer who understands the practical realities of executing EOS® in your firm or business.

Lisa works with clients in varied industries including law, venture capital, technology, manufacturing, professional services, finance, real estate, and construction. She is passionate about supporting you and your leadership team and will help you take your firm or business to the next level.


IMPORTANT – NEW INFORMATION – please read:

  1. This is a pre-paid only 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.

 

Help us celebrate Flag Day

Support a Flag

View/Download Flyer >>

Dear ABA Members and Friends,

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.

Photo by Van Wedgwood, RE/MAX Alliance

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

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Here’s how:

  • Log in at applewoodbusiness.com with your username (email) and password.
  • On “Member Dashboard”, click on “RSVP for an Event or Meeting” on the left.
  • Scroll down to “Help us Celebrate Flag Day” article and click on “Support a Flag”
  • On the RSVP page, scroll down to the event titled “Help us celebrate the Flag Day”
  • Click 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)
  • For guests and non-ABA members, simply mail your entry form today or sign up online at www.applewoodbusiness.com.

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

Sincerely,

Nick Kapustka, ABA President
& The ABA Board of Directors

View/Download Flyer >>

Support a Flag >>

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

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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

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Bronze Sponsors

Anthony M’s Visions in Gold
Applewood CrossFit
Applewood Golf Course
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric
Ascent Training & Consulting LLC
Asure Software
Audacity Lounge
Beck, Jonson & Nolan, PC
Bonefish Grill
Colorado Concept Electrical + Lighting
Cross Construction
Denver Marriott West
Design Explorer LLC
EcoGraphics, Inc.
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
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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