Upcoming Events


Make Wheat Ridge Count – Census 2020

If you haven’t received it, yet, the 2020 Census mailing should be arriving in your mailbox soon. Census data is used to determine congressional representation, inform distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. Business owners rely on census results to make decisions, such as where to open new stores, restaurants, factories, or offices, where to expand operations, where to recruit employees, and which products and services to offer.

Collected data will be aggregated as statistical numbers and your personal information remains confidential. Moreover, they will not call you (you call them), so be sure to read the information provided on this page so you understand all of the ways you can respond safely.

Click HERE to learn more >>

 

Chalk of the Town

Localworks and the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission are launching a new program — Chalk of the Town. This is a community chalk art program that will pair volunteers with Wheat Ridge businesses to create unique sidewalk chalk art in front of businesses. It will run in June, July and August, and Localworks would LOVE to showcase your business!

Businesses and volunteers can sign up and choose which month they’d like to participate on the Localworks website (https://wearelocalworks.org/chalk-of-the-town/). The art installations will take place during the week of June 14, the week of July 12 and the week of August 9. Localworks will provide volunteers with the chalk, tape and a few easy templates. They can use one of the templates or create their own family-friendly design. Finally, each month, Localworks will release a map of where community members can find the art, bringing them right to your door. Please click here to register to participate.

 

July 2020 Breakfast

*** This meeting will be conducted online. Registration link below. ***

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Time: 7:30am-9:00am
Location: Online

Register from THIS LINK >>

Speaker: Heather Younger
Topic:  Transforming Adversity into Opportunity

Most successful people in history had to overcome many barriers to climb the ladder of success — from Abraham Lincoln to Walt Disney to Oprah Winfrey.

What is the secret ingredient to these leaders’ success? Resilience. Whether they received a ‘No’ 500 times, they experienced extreme levels of abuse, or grew up poor, they made a conscious choice to move forward and become their best selves.

In this talk, Heather will share her personal story of adversity and lay out the five steps she takes to overcome her past and unleash her greatness.

Attendees will learn:

  1. How to become more self-aware when feeling in a stuck place after faced with adversity or a big challenge
  2. How to walk through the reframing process
  3. How to use adversity as a springboard to pivot to more forward-thinking

President Circle Member Spotlight: TBA
2 minutes spotlight: TBA

 


Heather Younger, J. D. – TEDx Speaker | Author | Podcaster | Consultant | Founder & CEO, Customer Fanatix

As a best-selling author, international speaker and facilitator, I’ve built a reputation as “The Employee Whisperer.” I bring a high-energy, humorous perspective to today’s workplace challenges that engages and inspires audiences. As a CEO, entrepreneur, manager, attorney, writer, coach, listener, speaker, collaborator and mother, I bring clarity and insight to what makes employees stay engaged, motivated and focused on delivering results.

Over the years, I’ve:

  • given motivational presentations reached more than 15,000 attendees at speaking engagements on large and small stages.
  • facilitated more than 100 focus groups that have resulted in major changes across organizations.
  • Helped organizations see double-digit employee engagement score increases through implementation of my key principles and philosophies.
  • driven results in a multitude of industries, including banking, oil & gas, construction, energy, and federal and local government.

 

 

 

Ribbon Cutting West 29th Salon

 

Ribbon cutting to welcome West 29th Salon to Wheat Ridge. Please join us for this event.
Please wear a mask.

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 4pm
Location: West 29th Salon
Address: 5620 W. 29th Ave. Wheat Ridge, 80214

 

 

 

 

July Biz Mix

This event will  be held in-person with social distancing in mind. Please register from the form below so we know how many people we are expecting.

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 5:30-7pm
Location: Anderson Park (44th & Field) – we’ll meet in the south end of the park where there is lots of shade.

This is a free event as usual. Please wear mask and bring your own refreshment (no alcohol) to stay hydrated. No food will be served, but come ready to network!

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.

 

 

 

Jeffco BRC Upcoming Workshops – July 2020

July 23rd – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
DIY Market Research
Investigating your market, identifying your ideal client, and sales prospecting is easier to DIY than you think. Great for business professionals, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, and anyone needing to improve their business strategy.  Join Jeffco BRC & the Jeffco Public Library for a marketing and sales research workshop using Reference USA. Plenty of time for Q & A!!

 

July 29th – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Command Your Market by Mastering Your Message
Small Business Owners are seeking ways to create more leads and more buyers without spending more money on Advertising and Marketing. It’s not the medium it’s the message. Most business owners say the same thing as their competitors and then they compete on price. In this fast-paced workshop John will share ways to increase leads, get more buyers and dramatically increase your revenue. WITHOUT spending any more money on Marketing or Advertising. Plenty of time for Q & A!

Workshop Offered by:
Jefferson County Business Resource Center
1667 Cole Blvd., Ste. 400
Lakewood, CO 80401

To learn more and register, please visit: www.jeffcobrc.org

 

Stay Well Together! – Join us for Free Yoga at the Park

When: Saturday, July 25, 9:00am
Where: Anderson Park (44th & Field)
Who: ALL are invited!

Please join us for this FREE Breath & Yoga Event for everyone.
We will Meet at Anderson Park on Saturday morning and Lynn Tran McDonald from Wild & Precious Optimal Living will lead us in this beginner-friendly breath & yoga session. No experience necessary! Wear comfortable clothing and bring yoga mat or bath towel to stand on (It will be on the grass area).

Come enjoy outdoors and start your weekend fresh!

 

RSVP Below for Free

 

Thank you for attending June Virtual Biz Mix!

We enjoyed an evening of virtual networking together and learned how exercise improved our cognitive health! If you missed it, here is the recording of the program. If you have any questions about cognitive health and movement, contact Drs. Sam & Lynn McDonald from Wild & Precious Optimal Living!

Movement or more specifically, exercise, is great for physical fitness and heart health. However, active movements also boost your cognitive health, from memory to focus. Vice versa, if brain health is not at its most optimum it will also affect how well your body feels. You will have an opportunity to get a glimpse of how well your brain is controlling your movements during our time together! 

 

 

 

No Breakfast in August

*** There is no meeting in August. Please attend Biz Mix and other small group events as we will be announcing them soon. ***

 

 

September 2020 Networking in the Park – Save the Date!

*** Let’s get back to networking in the great outdoors! The details are being planned and will be announced soon. ***

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: TBA
Cost: $15 for WRBA Members and their guests, $18 for Non-members

Speaker: TBA
Topic: Networking for Success! (tentative title)

 

 

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. You can also receive updates by signing up to their email list from THIS LINK. All members are strongly encouraged to sign up TODAY.

Please click HERE to see past updates >>

 

 

Our Patron Members

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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