Upcoming Events


Connect with WRBA on these social media

The Wheat Ridge Business Association is on Facebook and Instagram. With strong demand, we now are on LinkedIn.

The linkedIn page features upcoming events and member highlights. If you haven’t yet, please follow us from HERE >>

We also have LinkedIn group. This group is the place where we can have constructive discussions on how to grow your business, marketing, leadership, hiring, employee retention and more. The group is open to everyone, but you must request to join. Request to join the group from HERE >>

Click to visit and follow the WRBA LinkedIn page

 

Make a HUGE impact by just spending 30 minutes a week – Feeding The Future

WRBA members. please volunteer today to help Feeding the Future on the 1st Thur of each month at Stevens Elementary, 38th and High Ct.

We’re looking for volunteers to help pack weekend food sacks at Stevens Elementary School in Wheat Ridge. If interested, please use the links below to review the job description and complete our online volunteer application. Designate Stevens in the school area. For questions and more information, please contact James Normandin at jnormandin@cotable.org or (720) 573-6300.

Volunteer Job Description https://buff.ly/3xEo53g

Online Volunteer Application https://buff.ly/3Ay5ebZ

*** WRBA is committed to help as a group with the bagging on the 1st and the 5th Thursdays. You are welcome to help at any or all Thursdays during the school year!

Feeding the Future Program at Stevens Elementary
 

 

Coffee Networking in the Morning

We are meeting at Ziggi’s Coffee on 29th & Youngfield on their outdoor patio on the east side. Hot & cold drinks available for purchase.

In-person networking opportunity to help you get back into the business. Please register for this FREE event.

Date: Wednesday, September 29
Time: 8-9am
Location: Ziggi’s Coffee – 2900 Youngfield St., Wheat Ridge CO
Free event – bring your business cards and invite your colleagues who may benefit from meeting new people

Sign up HERE >>

COVID-19 update… Please review the current recommendations from Jefferson County Public Health from HERE

 

Got Startup Questions? Your Public Library has Answers!

Denver Startup WeekWhat: A panel discussion with Jeffco, Denver, and Arapahoe Public Libraries on how entrepreneurs and small business owners can benefit from the free resources at their local public library. Session details are below!

When: October 6 @ 1pm

Where: Denver Startup Week

As an entrepreneur or business startup you need information – What’s your target market? Who are your competitors? Where should you locate your business? Often that information is hard to find or hidden behind a paywall. Join our team of seasoned business librarians to learn how to use free, online library resources to conduct industry and market research, write a business plan, find a great business location, create a customer list and so much more. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the experts!

This is not just for startups! Established businesses will benefit from this information as well!

https://www.denverstartupweek.org/schedule/7137-got-startup-questions-your-public-library-has-answers

Event Date: Wednesday, October 6
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes

Location: Virtual via Zoom
Questions? Contact: Joyce Deming, 303-403-5112, joyce.deming@jeffcolibrary.org

Click HERE to register >>

 

October 2021 Breakfast

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

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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: Gregg Moss, VP of Communications, SCL Health

Topic: “15 Tips to Spark Leadership and Achieve Greater Success

You will learn:

  • Leaders aren’t defined by their job title, but rather their behavior
  • The 7 tips to “spark” leaders in your business
  • The 8 leadership trends for 2022

 

President’s Circle Member Business Spotlight: TBA

Patron Member Business Spotlight: TBA

 

COVID-19 update… Please review the current recommendations from Jefferson County Public Health from HERE


 

Gregg Moss, Vice President, Communications and Community Relations, SCL Health

Gregg Moss

Gregg leads the communications, public relations, and content creation teams who educate, inspire and engage patients and associates at eight hospitals and 180 clinics in Colorado, Kansas, and Montana.

Prior to joining SCL Health, Gregg worked in the City Manager’s office at the City of Westminster where he helped lead the city’s community engagement and innovation programs. Gregg is a well-known member of the community in part because he was an anchor/reporter for 9NEWS for two decades.

Gregg’s combined experience in the public and private sector as an entrepreneur, educator, and global communications consultant gives him a unique perspective of leadership and strategic communications.

 

 

 

 

November 2021 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Thursday, November 4. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
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: Chief Chris Murtha, Wheat Ridge Police Department

Topic: “Wheat Ridge Police Chief on Relationship-based Policing and other matters

Even though COVID delayed some of the improvements Chief Murtha wanted to implement, he and his team have already made great strides in the areas of relationship-based policing and addressing the national issue of homelessness that is impacting local communities. Chief Murtha Is an engaging speaker and you will find his stories and information fascinating and uplifting. This November, let’s show our gratitude to our first responders.

 

President’s Circle Member Business Spotlight: TBA

Patron Member Business Spotlight: TBA

 

COVID-19 update… Please review the current recommendations from Jefferson County Public Health from HERE

 


 

Chief Chris Murtha, Wheat Ridge Police Department

Chief Chris Murtha, WRPDChief Chris Murtha of the Wheat Ridge Police Department began with the City in February of 2020 just prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before he and his wife moved to Denver, Chief Murtha left a position as Deputy Chief for the Patrol Bureau of Prince George’s County Police Department in Maryland. A former Denver resident, at the time he joined WRPD, Chief Murtha had 23 years of experience in law enforcement. Leading a department of 1,100 men and women, both sworn and civilian, Chief Murtha was instrumental in adopting a new records management system, automated speed enforcement, and license plate readers. As Deputy Chief for the Prince George’s Police Department, Murtha oversaw calls for service by patrol to the University of Maryland-College Park Campus, FedEx Field, National Harbor Convention Center, Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington (home of Air Force One), and other venues.

 

Chief Murtha received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and a certificate from the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.

 

 

 

Join us for November Biz Mix

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

 

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 5:00-7pm
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W. 32nd Avenue, Golden, CO 80401

The Vista at Applewood Golf Course

New Member Show Case – new members who joined in 2021 will show case their business. Please join us to meet them and welcome them to WRBA!

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

COVID-19 update… Please review the current recommendations from Jefferson County Public Health from HERE

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.

 

 

 

 

Colorado Startup Loan Fund

This new funding opportunity is in the works and applications are slated to open late 2021.

Visit OEDIT website for more information: https://oedit.colorado.gov/colorado-startup-loan-fund

 

Colorado Startup Loan Fund

 

 

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 and share it with you.

Please click HERE to see past updates >>

 

 

Our Patron Members

Seferr Specialties
Cibo Meals
5 Fridges Farm
Applewood Modern Dintistry
Sean Nealon, Realtor - Mile High Lifestyles

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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