Upcoming Events

Notice of the 2019 Annual Meeting

All membership of the Wheat Ridge Business Association is hereby notified of our 2019 Annual Meeting to be held as a part of our regular June Breakfast meeting on June 11. Agenda of the Annual meeting includes the election of the 2019 Board of Directors.

Per bylaws requirements, nominations of new board members are requested;

Each member or its organization shall have the right to nominate a maximum of two persons to be added onto the slate .  The nomination(s) must be endorsed in writing by two additional members of the organization in good standing.  Such form shall be submitted to the President of the Organization within the 21-day noticing period.  The President will then submit the name(s) to the Chair of the Nominating Task Force.

Slate of the Nomination will be presented to the Board of Directors at their May 7 Board Meeting. Please email your nominations to president@wheatridgebiz.com by 5pm on Friday, May 3. The approved slate shall be distributed via email via May newsletters.


Judges needed! – Wheat Ridge High School 8th Annual Senior Capstone Night

Dear Wheat Ridge Community Member,

The Wheat Ridge High School Senior Capstone Project is an intensive, research-based project that demonstrates the culmination of our students’ academic achievement while at Wheat Ridge High School. The Capstone consists of extensive research, the creation of a product associated with this research, the organization of a portfolio detailing this process, and a presentation to the community. These Capstone presentations will take place on Monday, April 22rd from 5:00 pm to 8:15 pm. (Check in will begin at 4:30; dinner will be served at 5:00.) The entire senior class will present their projects that evening.

In order to make this night a success, we need volunteers from the Wheat Ridge and surrounding communities to listen to and evaluate our seniors as they present their projects. The topics vary from sustainable architecture to the effects of divorce on children, to the effects of music on learning. Over the last several years, many of you have played a valuable role in making this evening a success and we hope you would consider volunteering your time again. As a judge, you will join a panel of other community leaders and members to watch, listen, and provide feedback to the students as well as the senior teachers. Judges’ comments do not affect a student’s grade; however, feedback is important to the students as they develop the public speaking and presentation skills necessary for the real world. There are no requirements to be a judge other than a willingness to participate and enjoy the evening.

Once again, your participation is an essential part to this enjoyable evening and gives you a chance to learn more about the students in our community. To show our gratitude, we will be providing dinner before the presentations begin. If you would like to volunteer, please respond to Teri Shriner at tshriner@jeffco.k12.co.us. Additionally, if you have colleagues, friends, or family members who would like to participate please forward this information to them.

Thank you in advance for your support of this event as well as Wheat Ridge High School. Please know that even if you are not able to devote the entire evening to acting as a judge you are welcome to observe a few of our senior presentations.

Again, please let us know by responding to this email if you can judge that evening.


Josh Cooley, Principal
Once a Farmer Always a Farmer

Date: Monday, April 22, 5-8:15pm (Check in will begin at 4:30; dinner will be served at 5:00) 
Location: Wheat Ridge High School
Address: 9505 W 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Contact: Teri Shriner – tshriner@jeffco.k12.co.us


29th Annual Good News Breakfast

JeffCo at Work: Providing Pathways for a Changing World

Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 West 6th Avenue  Golden, CO 80401
Date: April 30, 2019
Time 6:59 AM to 8:29 AM

Reserve your seats today!

Be part of the celebration and attend the 28th annual Good News Coalition Breakfast.


Hear the good news and help honor those who make Jefferson County a better place to live!
$20.00 for two (bring a friend!)

Includes breakfast provided by Warren Tech Restaurant

Hosted by Good News Breakfast Coalition


May 2019 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on May 9 ***

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 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: Patrick Goff, Wheat Ridge City Manager
Topic: City of Wheat Ridge Update

Meeting Sponsor: Cheryl Garcia, LegalShield
Member Business Spotlight: Lowrey Burnett, Fountainhead Commercial
and Sue Ball, Sue Ball Agency – State Farm Insurance

Patrick Goff, Wheat Ridge City Manager

Patrick Goff has served Wheat Ridge for a total of 14 years.  He was appointed to the City Manager’s position in June of 2010, and previously served as the Deputy City Manager and Administrative Services. Other public sector positions Mr. Goff has held include Interim City Administrator and Assistant to the City Administrator/Human Resources Coordinator for the City of Sheridan, Colorado and Management Intern for the City of Westminster, Colorado.

In 2012 Mr. Goff received the Strategic Leadership and Governance Award from the International City/County Management Association recognizing innovative local government programs and processes. In 2014 he was selected as the City Manager of the Year by the Colorado City and County Management Association City Manager. The nomination cited his leadership skills, inspirational hands-on management style, and dedication and commitment to the employees and community he serves.  Under his leadership the City has also received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Award for the last three years in a row.

Mr. Goff is an active member and past president of Metro City and County Management Association, CCCMA and ICMA and the Executive Director of Renewal Wheat Ridge, the city’s urban renewal agency.  He served as past president of the Foothills Animal Shelter Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Wheat Ridge Optimist’s Club.

Mr. Goff received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver. He received Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Nebraska.





Alameda Connects/Alameda Corridor BID Invites you to 2019 Small Business Sustainability Summit

This small business sustainability summit will provide area business owners with actionable information and business practices that can be implemented to help them begin or grow their business sustainability initiative.

Date: May 17, 2019 1:00-5:00 pm
Cost: $10 a ticket
Location: mindSpark Learning
Address: 455 South Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO, 80226
Member: Alameda Connects / Alameda Corridor BID
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alameda-connects-acbid-2019-sustainability-summit-tickets-57117019543

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Harmonizing Hormones: The Key to a Balanced Life

Hormones play an important part in women’s health – including puberty, pregnancy and menopause. But hormones are responsible for so much more! Enjoy dinner and discussion as you learn about the hormones in your body, what happens when they become out of balance, and what you can do to help eliminate symptoms you’re experiencing due to hormonal imbalance with this educational evening. This evening is part of the Candid Conversation series – a series of events ranging from informal happy hours to more structured lectures. To learn more please visit www.lutheranwomenswellness.org.

5:30 p.m. Check-in & Dinner
6:00 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
6:05 p.m. Hormones 101: What Women Need to Know
6:25 p.m. Not Your Mother’s Menopause: Making Hormones Make Sense
6:45 p.m. The Sneaky Way Sugar Can Lead to Hormone Imbalance
7:05 p.m. Q&A Session
7:30 p.m. Event Closes

Date: Tuesday, may 21, 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: $15 per person (includes dinner)
Location: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
Address: 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003
Member: Lutheran Medical Center
Contact: www.lutheranwomenswellness.org


June 2019 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on June 6 ***

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 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: Mark Loye, Director, Jefferson County Mediation Services and Principal, Oval Options for Conflict Management
Topic: Dealing with Difficult People

WRBA Annual Meeting will be held as a part of this meeting

You will learn:

  • How to Actively Listen to Difficult People
  • How to “Detoxify” their language
  • How to think about your own interactive Conflict Style

Meeting Sponsor: Emily Green, Cibo Meals
Member Business Spotlight: Christine Jensen, Fairway Independent Mortgage
and TBD

Mark Loye, Director, Jefferson County Mediation Services and Principal, Oval Options for Conflict Management

Mark Loye has 31 years experience as a dispute resolution professional providing training in mediation and facilitation in areas such as environmental, business, organizational, workplace, real estate and group facilitation. He has a B.A. in biology and graduate degrees in ecology and public administration – and 529 hours of mediation training. He has trained people in dispute resolution for federal, state and local governments including the US Postal Service, private training organizations and gives presentations at professional conferences.  He also is a contract EEO mediator for the Postal Service and is the owner of Oval Options, a private mediation practice in Wheat Ridge.






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 >>



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