Upcoming Events

Limited time only – take advantage of Xcel Energy’s onsite energy audit for FREE

Have a small business that could benefit from improved efficiency? Get started with an onsite
energy audit through Xcel Energy that will help your business identify energy-saving opportunities
that can reduce operating costs. And now, onsite energy audits are FREE for buildings under
50,000 square feet (normally $125) until June 30, 2019.

Additionally, businesses with an annual peak demand of less than 100 kW can qualify to receive
FREE, select energy-saving products, including screw-in LED lamps and faucet aerators during
the energy audit.

If your building is more than 50,000 square feet, Xcel Energy offers onsite energy audits for
larger buildings at a low cost. Visit xcelenergy.com/Business for more information.
Call 855-839-8862 to schedule your audit.

View/download the Free energy audit flyer (PDF) >>


State of the City of Wheat Ridge Presentation

Whether you were at the May breakfast meeting or not, take a look at the presentation given by our City Manager, Patrick Goff, about all of the exciting projects happening in Wheat Ridge from the link below.

Click HERE to view – State of the City 2019 WRBA





Women Who Startup Basecamp Jeffco

What is Basecamp Jeffco by Women Who Startup?

Women Who Startup is a learning platform for a global community of women entrepreneurs and innovators. By becoming a member, each woman in the WWS community gains access to education, monthly Basecamp events, quarterly pitch fests, collaboration on Connect, mentorship and real-time support from peers.
At each free, monthly Basecamp, WWS highlights a women entrepreneur or innovator from the local community and opens the conversation to all members in order share valuable insights, real-life stories, and actionable information. This helps women entrepreneurs go from idea to market, to launching and growing innovative companies by being surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs and mentors and learning in real-time. Learn more at: womenwhostartup.com

Basecamp Jeffco Calendar

Basecamp Jeffco meets the first Tuesday evening of each month (except for July, September, and December) at Connects Workspace, 1301 Arapahoe St Suite 105, Golden, CO 8040, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Register here on Meetup.

Basecamp Jeffco Sponsors

Basecamp Jeffco is sponsored by Connects Workspace and The Regis Company and a consortium of cities including Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and Lakewood as well as the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation.

Contact: Women Who Startup

Follow Women Who Startup:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womenwhostartup
Twitter: https://twitter.com/womenwhostartup
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WomenWhoStartup
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenwhostartup

Download this information in PDF >>



A draft of the NRS Report now available!

A draft of the final NRS report is now complete and available for your review.  This document was presented to the City Council for their review at a study session on Monday, June 3.  Public who were in attendance was given opportunity to comment was at the study session.  Formal adoption is expected later in June or July.  The document and all project information is posted online: www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/nrs


Cannabis and Alcohol Retailers Breakfast

Jefferson County Communities That Care is hoping to work with retailers to inform adults about the risks and dangers of providing alcohol and cannabis to underage youth. Join this important conversation at the Cannabis and Alcohol Retailers Breakfast on June 28 from 8:30 to 9:30am at Joyride Brewing Company (2501 Sheridan Boulevard). RSVP at jeffcoctc.com or (303) 271-8453.


July 2019 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on July 4 ***

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 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: Samantha Walsh, Public Affairs Strategies and Legislative Policy Expert, Tetra
Topic: HEMP 101: How the Hemp Boom is impacting Local Communities

You will learn:

  • The Basics of hemp vs marijuana
  • The regulations around hemp at a federal and local level
  • How local communities are capitalizing on hemp
  • Samantha will provide two Hemp gift baskets for the door prize drawings.


Meeting Sponsor: Christine Jensen, Fairway Independent Mortgage
Member Business Spotlight: Cheryl Garcia, LegalShield
and Scott Feavel, EcoGraphics Printing


Samantha Walsh is an expert in public affairs strategies and legislative policy whose clients include various hemp and marijuana businesses ranging from premier edibles manufacturers, dispensaries and grows to cannabis education and advocacy groups. She served on several task forces and advisory groups that crafted historic legislation for Colorado’s cannabis laws and regulations.  Ms. Walsh also co-founded several hemp based non-profits and currently sits on the board of the Colorado hemp Industries Association.






Join us for July Biz Mix!

This event is co-hosted by The McDonald Group, Keller Williams Avenues Realty, Ron Benson and Seyfer Specialties, Troy & Tinamarie Seyfer

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 5-7 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Seyfer Specialties
Address: 4509 Harlan Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


No Breakfast Meeting in August

*** There is no meeting in August. Please join us for Biz Mix. ***

Have a great Summer!



Grow with Google – Get Your Business Online

*** This is not a repeat of the presentation we (the WRBA) hosted in March. Pamela will dive more in depth to use Google to promote your business further.

Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get detailed instruction about creating or updating your business profile or a simple website.

In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
  • Create a free website using the info from your Business Profile

Download the flyer >>
Date: Thursday, August 22, 7:30-9:30am
Cost: $10.00 with Advanced Registration, $15.00 at the Door
Location: Lakewood Cultural Center
Address: 470 South Allison Parkway Lakewood, CO 80226
Member: This workshop is being co-hosted by: City of Wheat Ridge, City of Lakewood, Arvada Economic Development Association, West Metro Chamber, Arvada Chamber, Golden Chamber, Wheat Ridge Chamber, Applewood Business Association, Wheat Ridge Business Association and the Jefferson County Business Resource Center.
Contact: Steve Art – City of Wheat Ridge – 303-235-2806

Space is limited! Register and pay at Jeffco BRC website >>


About the Speaker

Pamela Starr – Grow with Google Trainer

Pamela Starr is a leading authority on building customer loyalty and a professional speaker for Google’s Grow with Google 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.


Space is limited! Register and pay at Jeffco BRC website >>



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 >>



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