Upcoming Events


Coffee Networking in the Morning

We are continuing with this in-person networking event. Staying in touch with each other to thrive in the current state. As we approach cooler weather, we are moving this event to Ziggi’s Coffee on 29th & Youngfield. They have a east-facing patio for full morning sun. Hot drink available for purchase and outdoor heater in case of cold weather.

Golden Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee Connections will be joining us for this, so be prepared to meet new people!

Please wear a mask and enjoy the networking in the great outdoors while we maintain social distancing.

We all know, as small business owners, how important in-person networking is to get back into the business after this major crisis. Please register for this FREE event.

Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 8-9am
Location: Ziggi’s Coffee – 2900 Youngfield St., Wheat Ridge CO
Free event

Sign up HERE >>

*We’ll skip November and December since it falls on the Holiday week. Coffee Networking will be back in January.

 

Jeffco BRC Upcoming Workshops – October 2020

Launch! Your Ticket to Small Business Success
Friday Mornings – October 9th – December 11th
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Launch! is a 9-week interactive, online program designed for start-up and new business owners that provides a strong foundation and the necessary skill set needed to launch, grow and manage a successful business.  The Launch! program can also be utilized by established businesses who want to grow and expand.

Learn more and register now: Click HERE

 

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Buying Or Selling a Business – 2 Part Series Workshop
October 14th & 15th – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Are you considering buying or selling a business? What do you need to consider?  Where do you start?  We have the answers you’re seeking!  More than almost any other type of transaction, there is a lot at stake when you buy or sell a business.  This interactive four-hour workshop is geared to both buyers and sellers and covers a wide range of concepts which need to be understood in this complex and detailed transaction, no matter which side of the table you’re sitting on!
Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE

 

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Bookkeeping 101:  Making Cents Out of Your Books
Tuesday, October 20th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us and learn how to set up basic bookkeeping for your small business.  This class will cover:

  • Chart of Accounts
  • Organization
  • Balance Sheet
  • Profit & Loss
  • Purchases, payments, and receipts
  • Categorizations and More!

This class will be taught using Microsoft Excel.
Plenty of time for Q & A!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE

 

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Google Listing – Can Consumers Find Your Business?
Wednesday, October 21st

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Digital marketing is more important than ever before!  Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a 90 minutes class and we will show you how and why you should claim your listing  When you claim your listing, your SEO ranking will automatically increase.  Also, it will help your business be found more easily on Google Maps and Google “Near Me” Searches.

Grab a cup of coffee and learn exactly how to claim your Google listing and increase your SEO!  Learn more and register now: Click HERE

 

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

 

Sustainable Wheat Ridge Bike Rack Application

The City of Wheat Ridge and the Sustainable Wheat Ridge resident advisory committee are funding the capital and installation costs for bicycle racks in Wheat Ridge. Bicycle use reduces automotive traffic and pollution, while increasing community engagement. By improving the available bicycle facilities in Wheat Ridge, we aim to increase bicycle use throughout the City’s public spaces. Interested businesses are encouraged to complete an application to request up to four bike racks at their property. Bicycle racks must be publicly accessible, the business must be located within Wheat Ridge city limits, the rack must not impede pedestrian or vehicle traffic and the applicant must secure the property owner’s permission. The property owners are responsible for the upkeep of the bicycle racks after installation. Funding awards will be decided by the City of Wheat Ridge Community Development department and Sustainable Wheat Ridge. The evaluation team will choose recipients based on community needs and impact. Start your application today!

For more information, contact

Kayla Betzold
Sustainability Coordinator
7500 W. 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
Office Phone:  303-235-2841
www.ci.wheatridge.co.us

 

Nominate 2020 WRBA Member Awards!

These awards are normally given out late summer, but due to everything that went on, we are recognizing these outstanding members at our Annual Holiday Luncheon (December 8, 2020). Please submit your nomination before October 30 from the form below.

About the Awards:

  1. The WRBA Member of the Year Award is to recognize a member/business who make a significant contribution to the Wheat Ridge Business Association Community in the ways that stands out among their peers. – Past winners are: Cheryl Blum-Garcia (2019), Jadon Wiens (2018), Tinamarie Seyfer (2017), Bud Starker (2016), Cheryl Brungardt (2015), Mark Plummer (2014), Food for Thought Catering/Suzanne Smith & Teller Street Galleries (2013)
  2. The Rising Star Award is to recognize a newer member (hence ‘rising star’) for their involvement and efforts to the WRBA business community. – Past winners are: Ashley Holland (2019), Brandy & Amber Zamudio (2018), Emily Green (2017), Joe DeAguero (2015)
  • Member Verification

  • WRBA Member of the Year

  • It may be an individual from a Member Business or a Member Business.
  • This text may be used to announce the winner at the Holiday Luncheon
  • Rising Star

  • It must be an individual from a Member Business who is relatively new to the Association, who demonstrates up and coming leadership in the community.
  • This text may be used to announce the winner at the Holiday Luncheon
 

I Love Marketing Happy Hour: Dream Come True

I Love Marketing Colorado

Ever wonder what your client’s idea of a Dream Come True Experience really is? Then join us for this free virtual happy hour where Pat Garcia of Design Explorer will provide insight and initiate a group discussion of ideas we can all easily implement to ensure we are doing just that! Click here to join our Free Meetup Group and RSVP to the next I Love Marketing Colorado Virtual Happy Hour: https://www.meetup.com/i-love-marketing-colorado

Event Date: Wednesday, November 4
Starts at: 5:00 pm, Ends at: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes

Location: Online
Address: https://www.meetup.com/i-love-marketing-colorado

Contact: Meg Smit – meg@abundantbusinessconnections – 720-295-9588

 

November 2020 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Thursday, November 5. Please wear a mask to show that you care about others. ***

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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: John Bowman, WRPD, Crime Prevention Officer

Topic: REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM

How do you keep your small business and your website secure in this strange new cyber world where threats lurk behind every email and website? It’s a very spooky time!

You will learn how to:

  • Become more situational aware regarding your personal safety
  • Reduce the chance of your car being stolen or broken into
  • Identify the newest internet/text and telephone scams

 

Please register from HERE for attending in-person >>

By registering to the in-person meeting, you agree to the following:
Yes, I will follow CDPHE’s safety guidelines on social distancing and wear a mask to help keep my fellow business community members healthy.
Yes, I agree that I will not attend the event if I feel ill or know that I may have been exposed to the virus to be respectful to other attendees.

If you prefer to join us virtually, please register from HERE >>

 

5 minute President’s Circle Member Spotlight: TBA
3 minute Patron Member Spotlight: TBA


Your Presenter:

John Bowman has been with the Wheat Ridge Police Department since 1999 and has served the community in several roles including Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Driving Instructor, Negotiator on the West Metro SWAT Team, Detective in the Crimes Against Persons Unit, and various other assignments. He’s also a member/coach, and Course Director for the Crisis Intervention Program.  In his role as Crime Prevention Officer, John works closely with the community in regards to Crime Prevention and Safety.  His other talents include being a professional fundraiser auctioneer and a Certified Commercial Drone Pilot.  John  enjoys spending time with his family working on their horse ranch that focuses on equine assisted programs for youth and those that have experienced trauma.

 

 

 

 

I Love Marketing Happy Hour: After Sale Service

I Love Marketing Colorado

Are you losing clients to competitors or wishing you receive more referrals from your current clients? Join us for this I Love Marketing Colorado Virtual Happy Hour where we’ll take a deep dive into After Sales Service and look at tangible things YOU can do to provide exceptional service after you’ve been paid so that you can build a true relationship with your current clients that will have them returning to you in the future and recommending you to their contacts. Join our Free Meetup group for event details: https://www.meetup.com/i-love-marketing-colorado

Event Date: Wednesday, November 18
Starts at: 5:00 pm, Ends at: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes

Location: Online
Address: https://www.meetup.com/i-love-marketing-colorado

Contact: Meg Smit – meg@abundantbusinessconnections – 720-295-9588

 

Shop Local Shop Wheat Ridge

Bringing our community together and joining our efforts to create something great is what the WRBA is all about. Through our partnerships with City of Wheat Ridge, Localworks, and Wheat Ridge Chamber, we are launching this city-wide campaign to remind everyone to shop with our neighbors first. This poster will be displayed at every bus shelters in Wheat Ridge to invite them to visit our website:

WheatRidgeBiz.com

to learn more about our member businesses and shop with them.

WRBA members – be sure to update your member profile and update them often. Post Smokin’ Deals and post your community events so people know you are here! Please visit this link for your step-by-step instructions on how to do that. This is a part of your member benefits and our effort to help your marketing dollars go even further.

Special thanks to the City of Wheat Ridge and its staff for your outstanding efforts in supporting and promoting local businesses. Funding from CARES Act was applied for this campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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
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