Professional Photo Event

Need a head shot for your business and/or website?
Want to give a gift of a beautiful, professional photo?
Come with your hair done, I’ll help you with your makeup. Choose if you want a business or “glamour” head shot. Call/text for more details. Time slots 4pm/6:30pm

Receive $20 Mary Kay gift certificate
Guaranteed 2 4×5’s

Digital image available including retouching $50

$25 cash or check reserves your space

Email or text to reserve your spot
Cost: $25 cash or check
Location: Golden, CO
Address: 64th & McIntyre
Member: Independent Mary Kay Cosmetic Consultant
Contact: Renee Schreiner 303-907-2144, rschreiner@marykay.com

Member Meeting – January 10

RSVP for January Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, January 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:

Leah Varnell, Executive Director, CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties

Topic:”CASA Jeffco/Gilpin : Serving Our Most Vulnerable Children Through Awareness, Advocacy, and Support”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Tim Berland, Neighborhood Publications

 

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.
  • 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 – Leah Varnell, Executive Director, CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties

CASA Jeffco/Gilpin : Serving Our Most Vulnerable Children Through Awareness, Advocacy, and Support”

Leah Varnell is a Colorado native; she grew up in Centennial, attended college in Colorado Springs and then made her home with her husband and two daughters in Lakewood in 2001. Ms. Varnell was instrumental in the creation of CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties in 2000 and has served as Executive Director for the past 13 years.  With Leah’s vision, dedication and hard work, over 3,000 child abuse victims in the 1st Judicial District have had a CASA volunteer help them navigate the child welfare system and assist in securing for them a safe, permanent home. She was chosen Staff Person of the Year by Colorado CASA in 2010.  Leah’s commitment to her community and vulnerable families and children is voiced by 1st Judicial Court judge Gail Meinster: “I can’t imagine anyone who could bring more ability and dedication to her work and to her community.  Leah Varnell is a valuable asset to the children and families in Jefferson County.”

Back Yard Bonfire Party Under The Stars

You Are Invited To Our
Back Yard Bonfire Party Under The Stars

Come Have S’more Fun With Us And Celebrate This Fall Season
Camping Culinary Delights From Our Executive Chef
Music, Photo Booth, Prizes

Thursday, October 18, 2018
4:30 PM -7:00PM

Please RSVP by Monday, October 8th
to Anne Linze @ anne.linze@marriott.com

Cost: Free
Location: Denver Marriott West
Address: 1717 Denver Marriott West Golden, CO 80401
Member: Denver Marriott West
Contact: Anne Linze (303) 273-4030 anne.linze@marriott.com

October Business After Hours – Realm turns 2

RSVP for October BAH

Join us for an Applewood Business Association sponsored Business After Hours to celebrate Realm Chiropractic and its 2 years of serving our community.

Refreshments will be served and fun will be had by all.

Thursday 10.25.2018 5pm-7pm
98 Wadsworth Blvd unit 124 Lakewood CO 80226

Door Prizes will be given.

Event Date: Thursday, October 25,  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: Free with RSVP
Location: Realm Chiropractic
Address: 98 Wadsworth Blvd unit 124
Member: Realm Chiropractic
Contact: 720.722.3357

Ocktober Fest

We’re celebrating Ocktober Fest!
All the food, All the fun!
BEER-BRATS-KRAUT-WINE!
Please RSVP 303-424-1881

Date: 2018-10-17, 5:00-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Anthony M’s Visions in Gold – 6789 W. 44th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Address: 6789 W. 44th Ave
Member: Anthony Ms Visions in Gold
Contact: Gayle- 303-424-1881

How to build a SUCCESSFUL marketing strategy

Register at: https://www.meetup.com/Start-HERE-before-you-START-UP/events/253796025/

Having a marketing strategy is more than “I have a website!” It involves knowing what your prime resources are, how to use them effectively, and how to measure the results.

So many entrepreneurs fail because they half-heartedly implement something like posting on facebook, because “that’s what everyone else is doing” or “I wanted fast results.” They don’t assess their strengths, and how current customers engage with them.

In this workshop, we’ll cover:

• How to not end up in “Hopa Hopa” Land (I hopa hopa they call)
• Developing a strategy that works naturally with YOU
• Building a flow chart/calendar of tactics
• Measuring results for success

This workshop will give you a plan to build your strategy now and in the future! And without it being stressful and weird!

Date: 2018-10-18 2:30-4:00 pm
Cost: $29
Location: The Creative Farm
Address: 4900 West 29th Avenue · Denver
Member: Tish Gance, Designing Amazing Small Business Experiences
Contact: https://www.meetup.com/Start-HERE-before-you-START-UP/events/253796025/

How to market as an Entrepreneur

Register at: https://www.meetup.com/Start-HERE-before-you-START-UP/events/254514842/

As employees, we’re taught to follow the crowd, play it safe and mimic those who are successful. But as an Entrepreneur, the rules have all changed. You don’t have the budget to market like the Big Boys, you don’t have the time to test what everyone else is doing, and you need a strategy and results FAST.

Success comes from standing out, not fitting in. So how do you find the right path for YOU, without following the herd?

Come to our FREE workshop, and learn:

• How to market yourself as an Entrepreneur

• How to make the connections you have with your clients WORK

Marketing doesn’t have to be painful, scary, and fruitless. Join us and learn ways you can leverage your strengths to get results.

Date: 2018-10-25 2:30-4pm
Cost: FREE
Location: The Creative Farm
Address: 4900 West 29th Avenue · Denver
Member: Tish Gance, Designing Amazing Small Business Experiences
Contact: https://www.meetup.com/Start-HERE-before-you-START-UP/events/254514842/

Advertise Your Business with 2019 ABA Business & Community Directory

Applewood Business Association is compiling its annual business and community directory. This publication is a valuable asset throughout the local community for businesses and individuals alike.

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your company in one of the most anticipated regional publications of the year. Reserve your space today!

Ad Deadline: November 30, 2018
Distributes: January 31, 2019
Cost: Please click HERE to view/download the 2019 rates
Location: Applewood Business Association
Address: **Directory will be mailed to around 25,000 households and businesses in the Applewood Area at the end of January, then around 3,800 businesses in June/July.
Publcation by ABA Member: Colorado Community Media
Contact: Mindy Nelon 303-566-4079 mnelon@coloradocommunitymedia.com

Member Meeting – December 13 Holiday Luncheon

RSVP for Holiday Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on December 7. ***

Holiday Luncheon- Thursday, December 13, 2018 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.

Member Meeting – November 8

RSVP for November Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, November 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: John Gies, Author & Business Consultant
Topic:”Communicating for the Bottom Line: Communication Influences for Human and Financial Performance”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Jayne Byl, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

 

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.
  • 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 – John Gies, Author & Business Consultant

“Communicating for the Bottom Line: How Communication Impacts Human and
Financial Performance”
American business loses billions of dollars every year due to poor communications. Communicating with clarity and influence can have a positive effect on these issues and more.
In this fast moving 30 minute program your group will:
  • Learn to measure the impact that communication has
  • The psychology and biology of communication
  • How to communicate with confidence, influence and impact
For more than two decades John has been helping organizations across North America and Europe to improve financial and operating performance.
John Gies Bio
Author of, “Your Money or Your Life”, John helps individuals and organizations build award-winning teams by teaching them the power of communication in order to deliver performance, profit, and quality.
John learned his communication skills in the crucible of the the sales profession, where your ability to communicate determined if you were getting paid. For over 30 years, his work with healthcare providers helped them to achieve financial performance and he continues to work with leaders from across all industries to improve communication and leadership effectiveness.

Monthly Breakfast Meeting – October 25

RSVP for October Breakfast Meeting

*** Please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, October 19 ***

Breakfast – Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:30am – 9:00am

Beau’s Kitchen & Tavern – 360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228
Cost: $20.00, includes meal

Spotlight Speaker: Tamara Christopher, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones


Spotlight Speaker, Tamara Christopher, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it is important to understand what you are working toward before you invest your money. Working closely with you, your CPA and estate attorney, I can help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family to achieve your long-term financial goals.

I know you are working hard toward your retirement goals. Once you reach the age of retirement, I can assist you to move from accumulating your assets to generating income that continues through your retirement years.

Prior to Edward Jones, I served eight years as a director of financial aid in private higher education, helping students and families finance and reach their educational and personal career goals. As a vice president of finance and operations, I have also designed and implemented financial administrative systems for higher education institutions.

Recognizing my passion for helping families, individuals and corporations reach their financial and career goals, I chose to become a financial advisor. My personal journey with Edward Jones began in 2012. Living in Naperville, IL, at the time, I secured the Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. I chose to return to my home state with my office in Lakewood, CO, where I am dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service possible.

My husband, Todd, and I have been married over 28 years. We love to travel, SCUBA dive, hike and spend time with our two grown children.
Esther, my branch office administrator, and I provide highly personalized service. All aspects of our business are aligned to help us better understand and meet your unique goals and needs. It is our honor to serve you.

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