Membership Drive 2022

2022 Fall Membership Drive-web

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is back!

Join us for a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience for kids and their families. Participating businesses and community members decorate their cars and trucks with creative disguises and hand out candy to kids. The event also features a trunk decorating competition and Trunk or Treat Cash. Don’t miss out on this spooky good time.

Register your “trunk” today- click here!

Event details

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 4-6 p.m.

Where: The “Green”- 7101 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

More event information – What to expect as an attendee
If you are looking for a fun and safe trick-or treating experience for your family, this event is perfect for you! Located on the “Green”, you will walk a pathway of fun, decorated trunks sponsored by our residents and businesses! Following the event, you can use our Trunk or Treat cash (with some deals available the entire week of the event)! More information and the unveiling of participating businesses will be available soon.

What is Trunk or Treat cash?
Trunk or Treat cash is your ticket to keep the fun going in our Wheat Ridge businesses following the event. Participating businesses and their deals will be unveiled soon! We encourage you to continue the celebration with your Trunk or Treat cash. Each participant receives one “Trunk or Treat cash” that can be used once at all participating businesses.

How do I get involved with the event?
Candy donations requested: To help with the success of this free event for the community, we encourage you to donate a bag of candy! You can drop off your bags of candy at Stylus and Crate, Personal Achievement Martial Arts or the Localworks office, located at the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. If you are planning to drop your candy off at the Localworks office, please call 720-259-1030 to schedule a time.

More ways to get involved
As a business: Businesses are encouraged to host a trunk, sponsor the event, and/or promote the event in their business. Click here to register!

Download sponsorship opportunities

As a resident: We encourage you to attend the event and/or host a trunk! Registration will open the week of August 22nd to secure your trunk spot, but to pre-register and secure your spot now, please email

November 2022 Breakfast

RSVP for November Breakfast

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on Thursday, November 3. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
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: Susan Frew, President of Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air


Sunshine Home Services grew 535% in just one year and garnered 43 awards including the coveted INC5000 list and INCBest Workplaces. The company accomplished this growth using a strategic, laser-focused marketing plan and “12 Points of Love” with its customers. Come and learn Sunshine’s “secret sauce” … and how you can apply it in your business today. This keynote will give you step by step instructions on how to capture reviews, delight your customers and go above and beyond creating the PUFFERFISH EFFECT (and higher tickets!) and start Competing on Awesome and not on price. Susan will give you the “how to” step by step on how to achieve this in any company.

You will learn:

  • How to create your own “Pufferfish Effect” and make your business reputation shine
  • How to highlight your unique offerings so you no longer need to compete on Price
  • A marketing blueprint that can be used in any business


President’s Circle Member Business Spotlight: Angelica Apel, Nostalgic Homes Group | Compass

Patron Member Business Spotlight: Nikki Burnett, Taste Life Nutrition


Susan Frew, President of Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air

Susan Frew

Susan Frew is a former International General Manager with AT&T Wireless, Business Coach, Instructor for the SBA’s national Emerging Leaders program, radio host of “Coaching Not Just for Sports” on ESPN radio in Denver. Susan is also a successful TEDX speaker and took the stage in 2017.

Currently, she is the President of Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air in Denver Colorado.

In, 2018 Disaster Struck when they realized they had made a massive hiring mistake which almost forced them to declare bankruptcy and close their business. With the help of a solid action plan, grit and determination they were able to turn around their struggling company. Susan used all the lessons she learned while coaching 17 different trades and 150 companies through the recession.


October 2022 Breakfast

RSVP for October Breakfast

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on Thursday, October 7. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
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

** Please bring bags of candies to be donated for Localworks’ Trunk or Treat – tape your business card to the bag for the recognition!

Speaker: Stephanie Shivar, Founder and CEO of Gallantry Coaching & Consulting

Topic: The 12 Week Year!  –  How to get more done in 12 weeks than others do in 12 months


 You will learn how to:

  • Become more focused on what is important
  • Reduce stress and have more free time to enjoy the things you love
  • Use simple tools to become more organized and accomplish more


President’s Circle Member Business Spotlight: Megara Pullen, Kaizen Collision Center

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


Stephanie Shivar, Founder and CEO of Gallantry Coaching & Consulting

Stephanie Shivar

Stephanie Shivar-Hogan is the President and Founder of Gallantry Coaching & Consulting. With more than two decades of experience coaching in the corporate world, Stephanie has worked across multiple industries including finance, accounting, real estate, healthcare, insurance, and marketing. She has partnered with Fortune 500 CEOs, front line leaders, corporate team members, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. As a Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, Stephanie takes pride in her commitment to using cutting edge practices to help her clients find success.

Stephanie is a Certified 12-Week Year Trainer, based on the bestselling book, The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington. Stephanie is committed to helping her clients implement these tools and processes to achieve more in 12 weeks than most do in 12 months.

Stephanie is a third-generation, native Coloradoan who lives outside of Denver with her family. She enjoys taking advantage of the beautiful Colorado landscape, skiing, and traveling.

Sponsor opportunity: Trunk or Treat 2022

Trunk or Treat is a fun, safe Trick or Treat experience for kids and their families! This year’s event will feature
inaugural “Trunk or Treat” cash and a trick or treat experience you will not forget.

Localworks is looking for sponsors to help support this community event. This is a great B2C opportunity for your business to connect with the event attendees.

For more information CLICK HERE to view/download the flyer >>

Please contact Paige Piper, Executive Director of Localworks

(720) 259-1030 or


Get to know our members to build your network

Getting to know each other’s business is important as that’s how you know what resources are available in our community.

We are collecting 1-minute introduction video from all of our members. (1) You can record your own (selfie video on your phone is fine!) to or (2) make an appointment with Maki and she can help you record it on Zoom.

The video must be no longer than 1 minute in length introducing you and your business. This video will be posted on your business profile page on the WRBA website and shared as a “Featured Business Member” on our facebook page. All WRBA members in good standing are asked to do this as a part of your membership benefit. Please take this time to send it in NOW. We have been sharing the videos we received and we’d love to share yours next!

See the videos that have been shared:

Our Patron Members

Intermountain Healthcare Lutheran
Cibo Meals
5 Fridges Farm
Applewood Modern Dintistry
Boatright, Ripp & Lusk, LLC
The Abo Group
Red Rocks Toffee Company
Kathryn and Joe Seehusen - Colorado Home Realty
Rohrer Residential
GMD - Granite & Marble Designs
Rocky Mountain Insurance Network
Community Table Food Bank
Aim High Chiropractic
Ramos Law
Taste Life Nutrition
SpayToday Healthy Pet Center

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