January 2024 Meeting

Member RSVP for January MeetingGuest (Non-Member) RSVP for January Meeting

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Thursday, January 4. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Time: 7:00am-9:00am
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W 32nd Ave. Golden, CO 80401
Cost:  $20 for WRBA Members and their guests, $25 for Non-members (*Please see below)

Topic: “The Healing Power of Gratitude”

Speaker: Dr. Jana Lomax, Licensed Psychologist, Owner/Clinical Director, Shift Healing | Health Psychology


Dr Jana Lomax, a Wheat Ridge Licensed Psychologist, will kick off our new year with helpful tips on how we can tap into gratitude as a powerful tool to improve our health and wellbeing.

 You will learn:

  • What gratitude is and is not
  • Ways in which research shows us that gratitude improves health
  • A variety of gratitude practices



President’s Circle Member Business Spotlight: Steve Whitney, Group Insurance Analysts (GIA)

Patron Member Business Spotlight: Jo Schantz, Jefferson County Library Foundation


Speaker: Dr. Jana Lomax, Licensed Psychologist, Owner/Clinical Director, SHIFT HEALING | HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Dr. Jana Lomax

Dr. Lomax’s mental health career formally spans 25 years, but truly most of her life she has been sought out for open-minded, compassionate wisdom. Dr. Lomax specializes in psycho-social oncology, caregiving stress and grief and loss. She has provided clinical care and leadership at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and SCL Health Cancer Centers. Her entrepreneurial dreams were realized in opening Shift Healing | Health Psychology in 2017, which has grown to a team of seasoned Health Psychologists. With deep gratitude, she is thrilled to be embarking on the next chapter of her professional journey with a fellowship and certification in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy.






 *IMPORTANT PLEASE READ – About our Monthly Meeting

  • Our monthly meeting tickets are:
    Member – $20 per person (member and member paying for their guests. Must be logged in to their member account)
    Non-member – $25 per person (guests visiting the second time and returning past members)
  • Punch card is $100 for 5 punches. (Available for members only. Credit is loaded into your member account)
  • Annual meal package is $225 for the whole year (10 meetings @$20/ea plus 1 holiday luncheon @$25/ea. We will still RSVP for you automatically and if you can’t make it, you are encouraged to send in someone else in your place. This is a use-it-or-lose-it program with your convenience in mind).
  • The WRBA will cover the first meeting for prospective members. (Need a completed guest card), Second time visitor is $25
    Additional persons attending from the member business or guests of a member, if registered by the member logged in to their account, is $20/ea.
  • Each meeting ticket includes hot breakfast, but not eating the breakfast WILL NOT excuse you from needing a ticket as we submit the headcount to the venue and pay for it. Please consider the ticket price as cost for the great networking opportunity and information you will receive. No-shows will be invoiced, unless notified BEFORE the RSVP is closed.


Feeding the Future Cash Donation Drive

Every year, we collect cash donations to benefit Wheat Ridge Feeding the Future Backpack Program at the November Meeting and the December Holiday Luncheon. Bring your paper money to those meetings, but you can also donate online by December 31 to maximize the matching fund by the WRBA (up to $500). Last year, we collected $1000 and we want to beat that.

Will you make some donation by following the link below?

Click to Donate NOW >>


Photo – Brandy and Sven Martin/Feed Your Soul Fitness volunteered to bag weekend food items to send home with the Stevens Elementary School children with Feeding the Future Backpack Program. The WRBA is committed to encourage our members to volunteer on the 1st and 5th Thursday morning for 30 minutes every month. Please join us next time! See this article for more information.


Jefferson Center Residential Recovery Program opportunity

The Residential Recovery program at Jefferson Center is an inpatient program that cares for individuals with substance use issues or substance use combined with mental health challenges. The program provides clinical treatment combined with activities that offer support and learning opportunities in areas that address trauma and addiction, developing interpersonal skills, and family understanding of co-occurring disorders. The duration of treatment varies with the severity of the individual’s illness and response to treatment. Their progress toward achieving their treatment plan goals and objectives determines the length of stay and services.

As clients move on from the program to the next step in their treatment, we provide backpacks filled with essentials like toiletries, undergarments, seasonal clothing, and bus passes to take with them, since more than 60% of those who enter the program do so with little more than the clothes on their backs.

With the winter months approaching, the program is in need of winter apparel for both men and women (boots, jackets, scarves, mittens/gloves). Bring your donation items to the next WRBA meeting as the member representative will be present to receive them.

Holiday Luncheon 2023

*** THIS MEETING IS SOLD OUT! No walk in will be accepted. Thank you.  ***

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W 32nd Ave. Golden, CO 80401
Cost: $25 for BOTH WRBA Members and Non-members, $200 for corporate table of 8
This is a PREPAY ONLY event to avoid long line for check-in. Thank you for your cooperation. No guest pass may be used.

Click to download your invitation HERE >>

Lisette ClemonsSpeaker: Lisette Clemons- Former Educator, Advocate for teaching Space Exploration Programs to School Children

Title: “To the Moon and Beyond”

Lisette Clemons is a Colorado resident who grew up here and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado. When her husband joined the Air Force she also began a 27 year journey. For her, it meant being a fourth-grade teacher. However, during the summer months between 1991-1999 she was the Teacher-in-Residence at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  She worked with many astronauts, scientists, and engineers to help inspire teachers from all over the world to teach their students about America’s Space Program.

You will learn:

  • How many people have walked on the Moon.
  • When the first astronaut may walk on Mars. What should the first words from that planet be?
  • About the Artemis program; NASA’s return to the Moon and on to Mars
  • Inspiring stories shared with Lisette by the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle Astronauts.



Thanks to Holiday Luncheon Sponsors!

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City of Wheat Ridge     Anthony M's Visions in Gold     Country Financial     Group Insurance Analysts     Community Choice Credit Union     Knoll & Company, P.C.     Wealth Clarity         Sue Ball-State Farm Insurance     Fountainhead Commercial             First Bank             Nostalgic Homes - Compass    

Make a HUGE impact by just spending 30 minutes a week – Feeding The Future

WRBA members, please volunteer today to help Feeding the Future on the 1st Thur of each month at Stevens Elementary, 38th and High Ct.

We’re looking for volunteers to help pack weekend food sacks at Stevens Elementary School in Wheat Ridge. If interested, please show up on Stevens Elementary (38th & High Ct. – 7101 W 38th Ave. ) on Thursdays. (Every Thursdays during the school year). Check in at the school office by 8:20am. More volunteers we have, faster we can finish.

For questions and more information, please contact James Normandin at jnormandin@cotable.org or (720) 573-6300.

*** WRBA is committed to help as a group with the bagging on the 1st and the 5th Thursdays. You are welcome to help at any or all Thursdays during the school year!

WRBA Days are 1st and 5th Thursdays.

September 7
October 5
November 2 & 30
December 7
January 4
February 1 & 29
March 7
April 4
May 2

Check in at office by 8:20, should be done by 9 am. 7101 W. 38th Ave.

Feeding the Future Program at Stevens Elementary

Our Patron Members

Intermountain Healthcare Lutheran
The Abo Group
Red Rocks Toffee Company
GMD - Granite & Marble Designs
Rocky Mountain Insurance Network
Community Table Food Bank
Ramos Law
SpayToday Healthy Pet Center
Wheat Ridge Theatre Company
Foothills Credit Union
Taddiken Tree Company
Alpenglow Acupuncture
Nest Real Estate - Thomas Burney
38th and Kip Studio
Robinson Custom Cleaning
Restore Hyper Wellness

Since joining the WRBA, I have made some of the best connections for my business! The sense of community, support, customers and friendships I’ve made have been invaluable to my business.

Emily Green, Owner, Cibo Meals