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Membership Renewal Time – Please log in to your account to renew

Your membership Renewal time is fast approaching. With our new website with new membership tracking system, you will be receiving emails from WRBA prompting you to log in to our account to renew your membership.

When you receive emails, please go to our website www.wheatridgebiz.com and log in to your account. When you get to your “Member Dashboard”, please click on the blue “Renew/Upgrade” button on the right of the “Membership Status” area then select your membership level you wish to renew at by entering quantity (year), entering your credit card information below it (or select “Offline payment” to mail a check), then click “check out”. Receipt will be emailed to you. If you have any questions, please email membership@wheatridgebiz.com.

You don’t need to wait for your email to renew. Please log in to your member account to renew today.


Please participate in Economic Impact Study of High-Speed Transit

Dear Interested stakeholders/residents,

Development Research Partners has been retained by the Collaborative Effort, the I-70 Coalition, and other interested stakeholders to conduct a study to estimate the economic impacts of a high-speed transit system in the I-70 Mountain Corridor.  We invite you to share your opinion by participating in the online survey. The survey will take just 5-8 minutes to complete and will close at the end of December.

Please feel free to contact Patty Silverstein with Development Research Partners should you have any questions (303-991-0073, patty@developmentresearch.net).

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Please click on the link to start the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/I70_Metro_Resident




January 2019 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on January 3 ***

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 7:00am-9:00am
Location: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO
Cost: $15 for WRBA Members and their guests, $18 for Non-members

Speaker: Joni Inman, founder and CEO of Joni Inman Consulting, LLC
Topic: “Beat the Clock – Beat the Competition!

You will learn:

  • How to determine what you should be doing vs delegating or dropping an activity altogether
  • Identifying and pruning time wasters
  • How to determine how much more money you would be making if working at your highest and best level of competency.

Meeting Sponsor: David Ennis, Ease Your Panes Window Cleaning
Member Business Spotlight: TBA

January Speaker – Joni Inman, founder and CEO of Joni Inman Consulting, LLC

Joni Inman is the founder and CEO of Joni Inman Consulting, LLC.  She leads a small team of business development specialists and researchers and has a cadre of trusted advisers and strategic partners to ensure the best tactical advice and guidance to clients.

Joni has a rich background that includes more than 20 years of experience in local government where she served as chief political adviser to four mayors and dozens of city council members, headed up economic development efforts, pioneered a sustainability program and oversaw public information and communications programs.  She has many years of experience as a legislative lobbyist, is an internationally recognized business coach, former vice president of public affairs for a major trauma hospital and owner of several small business ventures. She has led civic engagement projects in the fields of energy, education, pharmaceuticals and aviation.




Join us for January Biz Mix

Join us for the January Biz Mix ~ the first one to kick off 2019!

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2018 (Please note – this is 4th Wednesday)
Time: 5-7:30pm

Location: Wheat Ridge Lanes, 6595 W. 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033



Febrary 2019 Breakfast – Offsite Meeting!

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on February 7 ***

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 7:00am-9:00am
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course, 14001 W. 32nd Ave. Golden, Colorado 80401 – Phone: 303-278-6637
**Please note change in location for this meeting**
Cost: $15 for WRBA Members and their guests, $18 for Non-members

Speaker: Sherry Ray, Motivational Speaker
Topic: “Conflict-An Opportunity for Growth”

You will learn how to:

  • Replace anger and fear of conflict with an increased understanding of self and new perspectives on productivity
  • Use the power of curiosity to reduce tension in stressful situations while gathering important information
  • Welcome conflict with a new found skill set; turn negativity into a positive interaction

Meeting Sponsor: Erika Schultz, Fairmount Wellness
Member Business Spotlight: Ron Benson, Keller Williams Realty – The MacDonald Group

February Speaker – Sherry Ray, Motivational Speaker

Sherry Ray is an experienced award winning national sales professional. Over the past 25 years she has managed other company divisions as well as her own recruiting firm. She’s a motivational speaker and certified executive coach. In addition, she’s a Reiki/Master teacher and retired sports car racer. Her coaching clients include business owners, CEO’s and NFL alumni. She presents in a high energy, humor filled style that is sure to please her audience. Her book, “Finding Traction: Recapture Your Drive at Work,” serves as a foundation for her message





March Breakfast Meeting – Don’t Miss This Special Event!

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on March 7 ***

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 7:00am-9:30am (Please note extended time slot)
Location: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO
Cost: $15 for WRBA Members and their guests, $25 for Non-members

Speaker: Pamela Starr, Google Get Your Business Online Trainer

Meeting Sponsor: TBA


Reach Customers Online with Google

In this workshop, you’ll learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence.

You will learn best practices for:

  • Creating a free Google My Business listing
  • Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
  • Advertising your business on Google


Led by Pamela Starr, one of Google’s professional national trainers, this is a can’t miss workshop for every small business owner.



Pamela StarrGoogle Get Your Business Online Trainer

Pamela Starr is a leading authority on building customer loyalty and a professional speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program.  A sought-after keynote speaker, Pamela also consults for brands and elite performers.  She helps them achieve more measurable and profitable results from their digital and offline communication programs.  For all her clients, she delivers real-world tools and strategies that drive stellar results.

Pamela is known to many in the business community for her prior role as corporate Director of Product Training for North America at Constant Contact.  In that position, she directed the training activities that showed thousands of small businesses and non-profit organizations how to improve their digital media marketing efforts.

Pamela has dedicated her entire career to helping businesses and top performers grow.  She has trained, coached and delivered keynote presentations to more than 80,000 professionals at more than 500 events.  In addition, she has logged more than 30 hours of live national television appearances.

Pamela has a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the Florida State University and completed graduate-level studies in Communication at the University of Central Florida.

You can connect with Pamela on her website:  www.PamelaStarrOnline.com or through Twitter:  @PamelaStarrFL.



City of Wheat Ridge: Common Signs Regulations Updated

The Zoning Code regulates the size and location of signs throughout the City of Wheat Ridge. This handout summarizes requirements for the most common types of signs in standard commercial, industrial, and mixed use zone districts. This handout does not address all types of signs; please refer to Section 26-709 to 26-711 of the Municipal Code or contact the Community Development Department.

View/download the document (PDF) >>

Please contact the Community Development Department for specific regulations or to ensure that your proposed sign conforms to the code.

City of Wheat Ridge Community Development Department
7500 W. 29th Avenue · Wheat Ridge, CO · 80033
303-235-2846 · www.ci.wheatridge.co.us


Jeffco Business Resource Center Offers Resources for you!

Jeffco Business Resource Center (Jeffco BRC) offers workshops and events for both startup and seasoned businesses in Jefferson County. Many workshops are offered with FREE of charge. Please visit Jeffco BRC website to see the events they host and take advantage to grow your business.

View the Jeffco BRC Events Calendar to Register >>


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