Thanks to Our Golf Tournament Sponsors!

Applewood Business Association 29th Annual Golf Tournament

Thanks to our sponsors as well as the players, attendants, and volunteers! You made this year’s golf tournament a great event, filled with fun and great networking!

Presenting Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors

  

19th Hole Sponsor

Beverage Cart Sponsor

Contest Hole Sponsors

AutoNation Subaru West (Hole-in-One)

Hole Sponsors

Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Financial
The Hair Place
EcoGraphics
First Bank
City of Wheat Ridge Economic Development
City of Wheat Ridge Urban Renewal Authority
Lake Ridge Ace Hardware
LF Insurance
Denver Marriot West
Vernon Company
Beck Johnson & Nolan PC
Construction Services of Denver
Morrison Holdings
New West Physicians
Academy Mortgage
Great Western Bank
Equilane Lending
Zeman Realty Partners – Matt Zeman
Molly Zeman – Zeman Sells – Keller Williams Realty Downtown, Inc.
Edward Jones – Tamara Christopher
Anthony M’s Visions in Gold
Maximum Automotive
Golden Puzzle Room
MAC5 Mortgage
The ARC – Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties
The Duncan Team, Inc./ Keller Williams Realty
Aspen Mortuaries
Dru Short, State Farm Insurance

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: 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.
  • 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.

Member Meeting – October 11

RSVP for October Luncheon

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

Luncheon – Thursday, October 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: Maestro Brett Mitchell, Music Director of the Colorado Symphony
Topic: “Conducting Business: Lessons from the Podium”

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.

Maestro Brett Mitchell, Music Director of the Colorado Symphony

Hailed for presenting engaging, in-depth explorations of thoughtfully curated programs, Brett Mitchell began his tenure as Music Director of the Colorado Symphony in July 2017. Prior to this appointment, he served as the orchestra’s Music Director Designate during the 2016/17 season. He leads the orchestra in ten classical subscription weeks per season as well as a wide variety special programs featuring such guest artists as Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, and Itzhak Perlman.

Mr. Mitchell is also in consistent demand as a guest conductor. Highlights of his 2018/19 season include subscription debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and return appearances with the orchestras of Cleveland, Dallas, and Indianapolis. Other upcoming and recent guest engagements include the Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, National, Oregon, and San Antonio symphonies, the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Mitchell also regularly collaborates with the world’s leading soloists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Rudolf Buchbinder, Kirill Gerstein, James Ehnes, Augustin Hadelich, Leila Josefowicz, and Alisa Weilerstein.

From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Mitchell served on the conducting staff of The Cleveland Orchestra. He joined the orchestra as Assistant Conductor in 2013, and was promoted to Associate Conductor in 2015, becoming the first person to hold that title in over three decades and only the fifth in the orchestra’s hundred-year history. In these roles, he led the orchestra in several dozen concerts each season at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Center, and on tour.

From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Mitchell led over one hundred performances as Assistant Conductor of the Houston Symphony. He also held Assistant Conductor posts with the Orchestre National de France, where he worked under Kurt Masur from 2006 to 2009, and the Castleton Festival, where he worked under Lorin Maazel in 2009 and 2010. In 2015, Mr. Mitchell completed a highly successful five-year appointment as Music Director of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra.

As an opera conductor, Mr. Mitchell has served as music director of nearly a dozen productions, principally at his former post as Music Director of the Moores Opera Center in Houston, where he led eight productions from 2010 to 2013. His repertoire spans the core works of Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute), Verdi (Rigoletto and Falstaff), and Stravinsky (The Rake’s Progress) to contemporary works by Adamo (Little Women), Aldridge (Elmer Gantry), Catán (Il Postino and Salsipuedes), and Hagen (Amelia). As a ballet conductor, Mr. Mitchell most recently led a production of The Nutcracker with the Pennsylvania Ballet in collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra during the 2016/17 season.

In addition to his work with professional orchestras, Mr. Mitchell is also well known for his affinity for working with and mentoring young musicians aspiring to be professional orchestral players. His tenure as Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra from 2013 to 2017 was highly praised, and included a four-city tour of China in June 2015, marking the orchestra’s second international tour and its first to Asia. Mr. Mitchell is regularly invited to work with the highly talented musicians at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the orchestras at this country’s high-level training programs, such as the National Repertory Orchestra, Texas Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Born in Seattle in 1979, Mr. Mitchell holds degrees in conducting from the University of Texas at Austin and composition from Western Washington University, which selected him in as its Young Alumnus of  the Year in 2014. He also studied at the National Conducting Institute, and was selected by Kurt Masur as a recipient of the inaugural American Friends of the Mendelssohn Foundation Scholarship. Mr. Mitchell was also one of five recipients of the League of American Orchestras’ American Conducting Fellowship from 2007 to 2010.

Member Meeting – September 13

RSVP for September Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on September 7 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, September 13, 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: Vicki Davis, Development and Sponsorship Director Pop Culture Classroom/Denver Comic Con
Topic: “Pop Culture Classroom Presents: Beyond Tights and Capes–Building Community Through Pop Culture”

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Jane Bruce, Vernon Company

 

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 – Vicki Davis, Development and Sponsorship Director
Pop Culture Classroom/Denver Comic Con

Pop Culture Classroom is a Denver based children’s literacy non profit. We are on a mission to inspire a love of learning, increase literacy, celebrate diversity, and build community all through the tools of popular culture and the power of self-expression. Our most known program is Denver Comic Con (one of the only non profit comic conventions in the US).

Vicki, a native Floridian, is a recent transplant to Colorado. She holds two master’s degrees: one in Public Administration and one in Non Profit Management. She has dedicated her life to public service in the non profit sector. Pop Culture Classroom fuels her passions for education, STEM, the arts, and everything nerdy.

*NEW* Monthly Breakfast Meeting – August 23

RSVP for August Breakfast Meeting

*** Please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, August 17 ***

Breakfast – Thursday, August 23, 2018, 7:30am – 9:00am

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

Spotlight Speaker: Annie Hammond, Small Business Relationship Officer, Key Bank


Spotlight Speaker – Annie Hammond, Small Business Relationship Officer, Key Bank

Phone: 303-549-2771
ruthanne_hammond@keybank.com

Annie Hammond is a Small Business Relationship Officer with Key Bank assigned to Colorado West covering twelve branches assisting the branch managers with their business acumen and driving in her own business.  Annie joined Key bank in July of 2003 after working for twenty years for various companies helping small business finance equipment by leasing their equipment.

Annie’s career began at Key Bank in retail sales.  After a short period of time she was promoted to a branch manager at the Denver West location where she managed six employees for eleven years.  She then decided to pursue her passion by helping small business grow.   Her expertise is assisting start-ups up to $3MM in annual gross revenue.

Annie and her husband have resided in Golden, Colorado for the last eighteen years and have two adult children.  Her husband has been a small business owner for the last four years.  Annie is very active in her community.  She sits of the board of the West Metro Chamber of Commerce, Westside Builders and Applewood Business Association.  She enjoys gardening and in 2014 her garden was featured on the Lakewood Arts Council’s annual garden tour.

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