Upcoming Events


Get to know our members to build your network

Getting to know each other’s business is important as that’s how you know what resources are available in our community.

We are collecting 1-minute introduction video from all of our members. (1) You can record your own (selfie video on your phone is fine!) to info@wheatridgebiz.com or (2) make an appointment with Maki and she can help you record it on Zoom.

The video must be no longer than 1 minute in length introducing you and your business. This video will be posted on your business profile page on the WRBA website and shared as a “Featured Business Member” on our facebook page. All WRBA members in good standing are asked to do this as a part of your membership benefit. Please take this time to send it in NOW. We have been sharing the videos we received and we’d love to share yours next!

See the videos that have been shared:

 

Join us for August Biz Mix

Please register from the form below so we know how many people to expect.

This event is co-hosted by:

Angelo Gentile, COUNTRY Financial and Lowrey Burnett, Fountainhead Commercial

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 5:00-7pm
Location: New Image Brewing Company – 9505 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge

 

 

Country Financial       

Bring your business cards, your friends & family and 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.

 

 

 

Ribbon Cutting – Sorrelina Bridal

Ribbon Cutting

 

Mayor Bud Starker will cut the ribbon at Sorrelina Bridal at 7190 W. 38th Ave, corner of 38th and Teller, on Thur. Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. Be there to help us welcome this new business to Wheat Ridge.

 

Date: Thursday, August 18, 5:00 pm
Where: Sorrelina Bridal – 7190 W. 38th Ave. (corner of 38th and Teller), Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

 

Ribbon Cutting – Lakeside Kids & Special Needs Dentistry

Ribbon Cutting

Celebrating Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening for one of our new members, Lakeside Kids & Special Needs Dentistry. They are located in Town of Mountain View. WRBA celebrates this special occasion with the Town of Mountain View Mayor, Emilie Mitcham and the council members. Please plan to join us!

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 1:00-2:00 pm
Where: Lakeside Kids & Special Needs Dentistry – 5600 W. 44th Ave, Suite 200, Denver 80212

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wheat Ridge Business Association and Town of Mountain View Welcome Lakeside Kids & Special Needs Dentistry

Mountain View, CO – The Wheat Ridge Business Association in partnership with Town of Mountain View welcomes Lakeside Kids & Special Needs Dentistry to the community. Located at 5600 W. 44th Ave, Suite 200, Denver 80212, the business celebrates their Grand Opening. They proudly serve infants, children and teens, as well as Special Needs patients of all ages.

“A visit to the dentist should be fun. Our office has been designed to put kids at ease in a warm, caring, & friendly environment. We also provide anesthesia for those that don’t tolerate traditional dentistry. We proudly serve the children of Denver as well as the Special Needs community.” As stated on their website: www.lakesidekidsdentistry.com

Currently accepting new patients; this is the only business with a focus on special needs dentistry in the area that takes Medicaid as well as all major insurances.

The ribbon cutting will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd from 1-2pm with Town of Mountain View Mayor Emilie Mitcham, council members, and Wheat Ridge Business Association members present. The entire community is invited to attend. Toys for kids, free toothbrushes and appetizers/refreshments will be provided to all. Prepare to meet Dentists, staff, and discuss any questions you may have with the anesthesiologists.

Mountain View became a home-rule municipality in 1972 with a Mayor-Council form of government. All Council members are elected at large. The Town Council meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall located at 4176 Benton Street.

The Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA) is a vibrant, interactive business association that impacts the community and our membership by providing resources, learning and connections. Since its formation in 2003, the Wheat Ridge Business Association hosts monthly breakfast from 7-9am on second Tuesdays, monthly Biz Mix happy hours from 5-7pm on a week after the second Tuesdays, and a monthly Coffee Networking on 8-9am on the fourth Wednesdays.

For more information about the Town of Mountain View, please visit their website www.townofmountainviewcolorado.org.

For more information about the Wheat Ridge Business Association, please visit their website www.WheatRidgeBiz.com or call (720) 588-2317 or email membership@wheatridgebiz.com.

 

 

Coffee Networking in the Morning

Coffee Networking in the MorningWe meet at Ziggi’s Coffee. Please join us!

Please register for this FREE monthly business networking event.

Ziggis Coffee Wheat Ridge

 

Date: Wednesday, August 24
Time: 8-9am
Location: Ziggi’s Coffee Wheat Ridge – 2900 Youngfield St. Wheat Ridge
Free event – bring your business cards and invite your colleagues who may benefit from meeting new people

 

Sign up HERE >>

 

 

Soiree at Sunset – a benefit concert for Jefferson Center

Join your friends from Jefferson Center for Soirée at Sunset at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park on Thursday, August 25. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the music of Colorado’s own Chris Daniels & the Kings. All proceeds from the concert help fund the critical services provided by Jefferson Center.

Bring a blanket, pack yourself a picnic dinner, and we’ll provide the beer, wine, and soft drinks! Purchase a VIP ticket, and you’ll be treated to a pre-show reception where you can meet and mingle with Chris and the band, and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Cost: General Admission Ticket $75 | VIP Ticket $125
Location: Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park
Address: 801 South Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80226
Member: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Contact: https://jeffersoncentersoireeatsunset2022.eventbrite.com

 

 

Ribbon Cutting – Em’s Ice Cream

Ribbon Cutting

 

Thur Sept 1, 4:30 pm. Mayor Bud Starker will cut the ribbon welcoming Wheat Ridge’s newest sweet spot, Em’s Ice Cream.

 

Date: Thursday, September 1, 4:30 pm
Where: Em’s Ice Cream – 10061 W. 26th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

 

September 2022 Networking in the Park

*** RSVP for this meeting before 5 pm on Thursday, September 8. ***

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Anderson Park Pavilion, 44th and Field St. South end, Wheat Ridge, CO
Cost: $15 for WRBA Members and their guests, $18 for Non-members

Speaker: Philip Pelto, MyFirestorm, LLC
Topic:

BINGO Networking in the Park

Join us for a fun game of BINGO networking in the park. It’s a great way to meet other people as well as get leads from people who want to know more about your business. Bring another first time to attend business owner as your free guest.

First-time guests are free as always.

 

About our Pizza Lunch:

We are excited to have Infinitus Pie provide their delicious pizza for lunch! We’ll have choice of Katie Pie Pizza (vegetarian) and Classic Pizza (pepperoni, sausage, mushroom). Vegan and Gluten free options are also available. For those who prefer Greek salad, please email Margie Seyfer and pre-order it with her. The salad is only available to those order ahead.

 

Phil Pelto, MyFirestorm, LLC

Phil Pelto, MyFirestorm, LLCPhilip is passionate about helping small businesses grow top-line revenue with strategic partnerships and referrals. As a salesperson he quickly learned that building relationships and working from referrals was the best way to go. With Firestorm® he is able to spread that idea far and wide. Firestorm® provides structure, framework and education around the whole “networking” process, allowing its members to maximize their time and grow their sales efficiently and effectively.

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for September Biz Mix

Please register from the form below so we know how many people to expect.

This event is hosted by Applewood Community Foundation

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 5:00-7pm
Location: Ohm Brewing – 1921 Youngfield St #210, Golden, CO 80401

 

Applewood Community Foundation

 

Bring your business cards, your friends & family and come ready to network.

 

Register for Biz Mix

______________________________

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.

 

 

 

Special Breakfast – Meet the Candidates in Person

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on Monday, September 19. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

View/download the flyer >>

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Time: 7:00am-9:00am
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W 32nd Ave. Golden, CO 80401
Cost:  $15 for WRBA Members and their guests, $18 for Non-members

 

Who should I vote for?
Come and meet each of the 2022 Election candidates and decide for yourself! This event will be a great opportunity to put a handshake with the names on your ballot.

Which new laws will impact your business the most?
The event will also include a legislative update and forecast with Jefferson County Business Lobby (JCBL) ’s Lobbyist, Jeff Wiest.

This is not a part of your regular meal package, so register & pay now and plan to join us.

This meeting is open to both members and non-members of the WRBA.

 

Jeff Wiest, Weist Capitol Group – JCBL Lobbyist

Jeff Weist

Jeff crafts sound public policy on behalf of corporate, government, non-profit and trade association clients, and works closely with legislators and regulators to advance balanced legislative solutions. For nearly 20 years, clients have consulted with Jeff for all aspects of government relations, including strategic planning, lobbying, political fundraising, coalition building, grassroots campaigns and communications.

He left corporate America in 2002 and has spent the last 13 years as a contract lobbyist. Jeff now heads the bi-partisan Weist Capitol Group. Weist Capitol offers a full slate of government affairs services, including association management, event planning, public/press relations, PAC management and campaign finance expertise, grass-roots/grass-tops campaigns, regulatory, local and federal government relations, real-time legislative tracking and monitoring with the latest online tools, coalition- and relationship-building, creative and effective writing, strategic planning, and legal and business research.

 

 

 

October 2022 Breakfast

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on Thursday, October 7. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time: 7:00am-9:00am
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W 32nd Ave. Golden, CO 80401
Cost:  $15 for WRBA Members and their guests, $18 for Non-members

 

Speaker: Stephanie Shivar, Founder and CEO of Gallantry Coaching & Consulting

Topic: The 12 Week Year!  –  How to get more done in 12 weeks than others do in 12 months

 

 You will learn how to:

  • Become more focused on what is important
  • Reduce stress and have more free time to enjoy the things you love
  • Use simple tools to become more organized and accomplish more

 

President’s Circle Member Business Spotlight: Jo Schantz, Jefferson County Library Foundation

Patron Member Business Spotlight: TBA

 

Stephanie Shivar, Founder and CEO of Gallantry Coaching & Consulting

Stephanie Shivar

Stephanie Shivar-Hogan is the President and Founder of Gallantry Coaching & Consulting. With more than two decades of experience coaching in the corporate world, Stephanie has worked across multiple industries including finance, accounting, real estate, healthcare, insurance, and marketing. She has partnered with Fortune 500 CEOs, front line leaders, corporate team members, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. As a Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, Stephanie takes pride in her commitment to using cutting edge practices to help her clients find success.

Stephanie is a Certified 12-Week Year Trainer, based on the bestselling book, The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington. Stephanie is committed to helping her clients implement these tools and processes to achieve more in 12 weeks than most do in 12 months.

Stephanie is a third-generation, native Coloradoan who lives outside of Denver with her family. She enjoys taking advantage of the beautiful Colorado landscape, skiing, and traveling.

 

Sponsor opportunity: Trunk or Treat 2022

Trunk or Treat is a fun, safe Trick or Treat experience for kids and their families! This year’s event will feature
inaugural “Trunk or Treat” cash and a trick or treat experience you will not forget.

Localworks is looking for sponsors to help support this community event. This is a great B2C opportunity for your business to connect with the event attendees.

For more information CLICK HERE to view/download the flyer >>

Please contact Paige Piper, Executive Director of Localworks

(720) 259-1030 or ppiper@wearelocalworks.org

Localworks

 

November 2022 Breakfast

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on Thursday, November 3. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Time: 7:00am-9:00am
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W 32nd Ave. Golden, CO 80401
Cost:  $15 for WRBA Members and their guests, $18 for Non-members

 

Speaker: Susan Frew, President of Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air

Topic: “COMPETE ON AWESOME, NOT ON PRICE”

Sunshine Home Services grew 535% in just one year and garnered 43 awards including the coveted INC5000 list and INCBest Workplaces. The company accomplished this growth using a strategic, laser-focused marketing plan and “12 Points of Love” with its customers. Come and learn Sunshine’s “secret sauce” … and how you can apply it in your business today. This keynote will give you step by step instructions on how to capture reviews, delight your customers and go above and beyond creating the PUFFERFISH EFFECT (and higher tickets!) and start Competing on Awesome and not on price. Susan will give you the “how to” step by step on how to achieve this in any company.

You will learn:

  • How to create your own “Pufferfish Effect” and make your business reputation shine
  • How to highlight your unique offerings so you no longer need to compete on Price
  • A marketing blueprint that can be used in any business

 

President’s Circle Member Business Spotlight: TBA

Patron Member Business Spotlight: TBA

 

Susan Frew, President of Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air

Susan Frew

Susan Frew is a former International General Manager with AT&T Wireless, Business Coach, Instructor for the SBA’s national Emerging Leaders program, radio host of “Coaching Not Just for Sports” on ESPN radio in Denver. Susan is also a successful TEDX speaker and took the stage in 2017.

Currently, she is the President of Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air in Denver Colorado.

In, 2018 Disaster Struck when they realized they had made a massive hiring mistake which almost forced them to declare bankruptcy and close their business. With the help of a solid action plan, grit and determination they were able to turn around their struggling company. Susan used all the lessons she learned while coaching 17 different trades and 150 companies through the recession.

 

 

Our Patron Members

Intermountain Healthcare Lutheran
Localworks
Cibo Meals
5 Fridges Farm
Applewood Modern Dintistry
Boatright, Ripp & Lusk, LLC
The Abo Group
Red Rocks Toffee Company
Kathryn and Joe Seehusen - Colorado Home Realty
Rohrer Residential
GMD - Granite & Marble Designs
Rocky Mountain Insurance Network
Community Table Food Bank
Aim High Chiropractic
Ramos Law
Taste Life Nutrition

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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