Let’s Celebrate Small Business Saturday Together!

The Saturday after Thanksgiving every year is Small Business Saturday. The whole country celebrates this day and remind everyone to shop local and shop with small business. This year, we want to do our own celebration of Shop Local Shop Wheat Ridge on Saturday, November 27. Will you join us? We will be sending out via our email newsletter about how we can do this together. We invite you to join our efforts together so we can promote our business together and remind everyone that we are here and they should shop with us!

If you are not on our email list (you don’t have to be WRBA member, however, we hope you join us!), but would like to learn more about how to participate in the Wheat Ridge Small Business Saturday, please subscribe to our newsletter from THIS LINK now.

Shop Local Shop Wheat Ridge - Small Business Saturday November 27

B2C Opportunity – Trunk or Treat

Dear Wheat Ridge Businesses,

Trunk or Treat is coming and your business can participate!  You can sign up to decorate your vehicle for the Trunk or Treat in-person trick or treating or you can sign up to sponsor the purchase of candy.

Either way!  It’s a GREAT way to promote your business!!

Here are the links:

Decorate Your Vehicle – Register Here

Sponsor the Purchase of Candy Here

Trunk or Treat by Localworks

Help wanted – Member Concierge

The Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA) is a vibrant, interactive business association that impacts the community and our membership by providing resources, learning and connections in and around Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

We have an exciting contract position available as Member Concierge to our current and future members. This is a creative, self-motivated role within our organization that takes someone with great networking and communication skills, as well as a time commitment of no more than 20 hours per month to do the following, but not limited to, tasks:

  • Meet with Members one-on-one to find out their networking needs and how they can get the most out of their WRBA membership.
  • Meet with new businesses in and around Wheat Ridge and introduce them to the WRBA and our benefits to their business, with the goal of having them become a Member.
  • Attend our monthly breakfast meetings each month. Your meal & attendance will be comped.
  • Attend our monthly Biz Mix networking event.
  • Communicate your progress each month to our Board of Directors in a detailed report.
  • Assist our Membership Committee & Communication Committee with their tasks, including examples like social media, sharing our events, potential Member follow-up, and existing Member renewals.

This position is a six-month contract at an hourly rate of $18.00/hour, with the possibility of an extension based on the performance over this initial period. You will receive our General Membership (a $75 value) as an added bonus. Please email your introduction email and resume to contact@wheatridgebiz.com and we will be in touch.

Holiday Luncheon 2021

RSVP for Holiday Luncheon

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Thursday, December 2. This is PREPAY ONLY Event. No walk in will be accepted. Thank you.  ***

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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.

Download Your Invitation from HERE >>

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

Lorian Bartle, Classical Guitarist

 

Pre-Celebration Holiday Music by Lorian Bartle, Classical Guitarist

 

 

 

Spread the Generosity for this Holiday Season – WRBA is collecting cash donations for Feeding the Future Backpack Program to support our school-age children in need. Money will be collected at BOTH November meeting and December Holiday Luncheon.

Buy your Holiday Luncheon Tickets from THIS LINK >>

Thanks to Holiday Luncheon Sponsors!

Please click logo to view their profile

City of Wheat Ridge Anthony M's Visions in Gold   Group Insurance Analysts   Community Choice Credit Union Knoll & Company, P.C.   Darin Hammerschmidt, Waddell & Reed   Mahnke Auto Body   Sue Ball Agency, State Farm Fountainhead Commercial      Colorado Modern Kitchen    

   Western Group

 

 

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 use the links below to review the job description and complete our online volunteer application. Designate Stevens in the school area. For questions and more information, please contact James Normandin at jnormandin@cotable.org or (720) 573-6300.

Volunteer Job Description https://buff.ly/3xEo53g

Online Volunteer Application https://buff.ly/3Ay5ebZ

*** 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! – The program starts on Thursday, October 14.

Feeding the Future Program at Stevens Elementary

Colorado Startup Loan Fund

This new funding opportunity is in the works and applications are slated to open late 2021.

Visit OEDIT website for more information: https://oedit.colorado.gov/colorado-startup-loan-fund

 

Colorado Startup Loan Fund

 

November 2021 Breakfast

RSVP for November Breakfast

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

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 7:00am-9:00am
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W 32nd Ave. Golden, CO 80401
Cost:  $15 for WRBA Members and their guests, $18 for Non-members

Speaker: Chief Chris Murtha, Wheat Ridge Police Department

Topic: “Wheat Ridge Police Chief on Relationship-based Policing and other matters

Even though COVID delayed some of the improvements Chief Murtha wanted to implement, he and his team have already made great strides in the areas of relationship-based policing and addressing the national issue of homelessness that is impacting local communities. Chief Murtha Is an engaging speaker and you will find his stories and information fascinating and uplifting. This November, let’s show our gratitude to our first responders.

*Chief Murtha is providing a door prize of a police cruiser ride-along to one (1) lucky attendant of the November breakfast. You must be present to win!

 

President’s Circle Member Business Spotlight: TBA

Patron Member Business Spotlight: Lynn Tran, D.C.,  Wild & Precious Optimal Living

 

COVID-19 update… Please review the current recommendations from Jefferson County Public Health from HERE

 


 

Chief Chris Murtha, Wheat Ridge Police Department

Chief Chris Murtha, WRPDChief Chris Murtha of the Wheat Ridge Police Department began with the City in February of 2020 just prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before he and his wife moved to Denver, Chief Murtha left a position as Deputy Chief for the Patrol Bureau of Prince George’s County Police Department in Maryland. A former Denver resident, at the time he joined WRPD, Chief Murtha had 23 years of experience in law enforcement. Leading a department of 1,100 men and women, both sworn and civilian, Chief Murtha was instrumental in adopting a new records management system, automated speed enforcement, and license plate readers. As Deputy Chief for the Prince George’s Police Department, Murtha oversaw calls for service by patrol to the University of Maryland-College Park Campus, FedEx Field, National Harbor Convention Center, Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington (home of Air Force One), and other venues.

 

Chief Murtha received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and a certificate from the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.

 

 

Join us for November Biz Mix

Please register from the form below so we know how many people to expect.

 

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 5:00-7pm
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W. 32nd Avenue, Golden, CO 80401

The Vista at Applewood Golf Course

New Member Show Case – new members who joined in 2021 will show case their business. Please join us to meet them and welcome them to WRBA!

*2021 New Members… Please contact Lowrey Burnett for more details about how to participate in the New Member Showcase.

Bring your business cards, your friends & family and come ready to network.

COVID-19 update… Please review the current recommendations from Jefferson County Public Health from HERE

Register for Biz Mix

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Every Member Drawing is back for Biz Mix

How does it work? – We have names of all WRBA members, Yes ALL member; not just the ones who are there, in the barrel and during the event, we’ll draw one (1) name. If your name is called and you are present, you win $100 cash! If you are not there, then we’ll return the name to the barrel for next month’s drawing and add the unclaimed $100 to the following month’s $100 and the prize next month becomes $200, and so on. To claim the cash, you must be present and must be a WRBA member in good standing (with dues current). Not only it’s a free event, you as a WRBA member may win cash for just being there.

 

 

 

Join us for October Biz Mix

Please register from the form below so we know how many people to expect.

 

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 5:00-7pm
Location: Jefferson County Library Foundation – 10790 W 50th Avenue #200, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Co-hosted by Jefferson County Library Foundation & Pierogies Factory

Jefferson County Library Foundation       Pierogies Facotry

Jefferson County Library Foundation just expanded their office/warehouse space and would love to showcase their facility and tell you more about what they do. Pierogies Factory is one of our new members and they will provide their delicious food for us. Please join us to meet both of our members plus other members and guests for an evening of networking.

Bring your business cards, your friends & family and come ready to network.

COVID-19 update… Please review the current recommendations from Jefferson County Public Health from HERE

Register for Biz Mix

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Every Member Drawing is back for Biz Mix

How does it work? – We have names of all WRBA members, Yes ALL member; not just the ones who are there, in the barrel and during the event, we’ll draw one (1) name. If your name is called and you are present, you win $100 cash! If you are not there, then we’ll return the name to the barrel for next month’s drawing and add the unclaimed $100 to the following month’s $100 and the prize next month becomes $200, and so on. To claim the cash, you must be present and must be a WRBA member in good standing (with dues current). Not only it’s a free event, you as a WRBA member may win cash for just being there.

We are up to $900 this month!

 

 

 

Know How the Current Issues are Affecting Your Business through JCBL

Jefferson County Business Lobby (JCBL) is a partnership of area Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations in Jefferson County, Colorado. We work together in order to create a larger representation of our local business community. JCBL works with a lobbyist to focus on business-related issues so we can learn any changes that impact our business and act upon them as needed.

We receive periodical updates from JCBL if there are any legislative issues that pertains to our business and share it with you.

Please click HERE to see past updates >>

 

Our Patron Members

Seferr Specialties
Cibo Meals
5 Fridges Farm
Applewood Modern Dintistry
Sean Nealon, Realtor - Mile High Lifestyles

Being a part of the WRBA has given me support as an entrepreneur! They  are helpful in many ways including networking, motivation, guidance and  inspiration! So glad to be a part of this community of professionals!

Brandy M
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