Upcoming Events

Aging Together: A Specialized Resource Fair for Older Adults and Caregivers

Whether you’re new to the community or a long time resident, a senior or a caregiver, the experts at Seniors’ Resource Center and Lutheran Medical Center will provide you with valuable information and options to plan for the years ahead with the 3rd Annual Aging Together: A Specialized Resource Fair on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Lutheran Medical Center.

Join us for free health screenings, safety assessments, community resource booths and educational talks hosted by Mark Koebrich of 9News’ Senior Source.

  • Aging at Home: Understanding and Discussing Options for You & Your Loved One, 9:15 – 10 a.m.
  • Taking Control of Your Health: Important Screenings You Need to Know About, 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Event is free but registration is required. To register, please call 303-689-4595 or visit www.SeniorResourceFair.org.

Date: 2018-04-27, 9-12 noon
Cost: FREE
Location: Lutheran Medical Center – 2nd Floor Balcony
Address: 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Member: Lutheran Medical Center
Contact: Answerline, 303-689-4595, www.SeniorResourceFair.org



Murder, She Writes!

Join us for a conversation with award-winning author and television journalist Paula Woodward as she shares insights from her book, We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét Ramsey.

Forget everything you think you know about the mystery surrounding JonBenét Ramsey’s murder…

This six-year-old child was tortured and murdered on Christmas or the day after in 1996 in Boulder, Colorado. More than two decades have passed, yet her case is still unsolved.

The title of Paula’s award-winning book uses the killer’s own words. The book itself lets you consider information from the Author’s investigation derived from thousands of Boulder police records. It lets you experience that morning through the thoughts of the police officers who were there, in their own words, by posting the portions of their reports in the book about that terrible morning she disappeared. — None of these police reports have ever been published before.

Books will be available for purchase and author signing at the event!

Event Sponsorships Available

Friends-Only Tables Available

Buy Tickets at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org

For more information, email alison.egbers@jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-403-5079

Event Date: 2018-04-27
Starts at: 11:30 am, Ends at: 1:30 pm
Cost: $65
Location: The Club at Rolling Hills
Address: 15707 W. 26th Avenue Golden, CO 80401
Member: Jefferson County Library Foundation
Contact: alison.egbers@jeffcolibrary.org, 303-403-5075


Wheat Ridge Feed the Future Bagging Days at Stevens Elementary

Wheat Ridge Business Association members are invited to help fill bags for students at Stevens Elementary School the first Thursdays and any 5th Thursdays. Please check in at the main office and they will direct you to the cafeteria.

2017-18 Dates: Sep. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 1,  Mar. 29, Apr. 5, May 3
Starts at: 8:25 am, Ends at: 9:05 am
Cost: Free
Pre-registration required? No


Location: Stevens Elementary School
Address: 7101 W. 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge 80033

Contact: Cheryl Brungardt 303-425-0230 cherylbrungardt@gmail.com

*If you can’t volunteer, donations may be sent to Wheat Ridge Foundation, For Wheat Ridge Feed the Future.


May 2018 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on May 3 ***

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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: Christopher Peck
Topic: “Unleash the Secret Formula to Speaking Success”

Meeting Sponsor: Esteem Journeys, LLC – Amber Betts
Member Business Spotlight: Lowrey Burnett – Avison Young, Ella Cressman – Ella Cress Skin Care

May Speaker – Christopher Peck, Public Speech and Interpersonal Communications Coach

You will learn:

    • How to turn your intimidation into inspiration
    • What it takes to be a S.M.A.R.T. communicator
    • Three body language No-Nos!
    • How to make an unforgettable first impression

Christopher Peck, Strategic Communications Coach, Professional Stage Director, Actor, Educator, and Self-Professed Introvert! Even though he’s an introvert, he promises to share great ideas to help us become more poised and confident whether we’re making a group or one on one presentation. Christopher coaches real estate agents, health and wellness practitioners, entrepreneurs, teachers, CPAs and mortgage lenders to name a few. When you apply his S.M.A.R.T. formula you’ll learn how to better share your ideas confidently and passionately leading to the results you desire.


June 2018 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on June 7 ***

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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: Gary Barnes, International High-Performance Business and Sales Coach, Author
Topic: “How a Beaver Saved My Life”

Gary will share:

  • How to turn adversity into opportunity- My personal Beaver story
  • How to easily reboot your brain for success
  • The 3 keys for success in any business

Meeting Sponsor: Cibo Meals – Emily Green
Member Business Spotlight: Cheryl Blum-Garcia – LegalShield/IdentityShield, Christine Jensen – Fairway Independent Mortgage

June Speaker – Gary Barnes, International High-Performance Business and Sales Coach, Author

Gary Barnes is a high-performance business and sales coach, popular international speaker & Award winning #1 International Amazon author (9 books). Gary’s clients span over 7 countries personally selling over $280 million dollars in product and services. He has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS & TEDX.

Married over 40 years, with adult sons,— He has completed a world class 40-foot firewalk, flown a World War II P-51 fighter, flown on a trapeze, driven in a Destruction Derby (his car was the Purple Passion); completed a 75 ft bungee jump; and climbed 14,000 ft mountains. He’s a drummer and a Police Academy Graduate.

He also understands dealing with adversity-he has fought a life-threatening illness & won. He believes that your worst day is the day you meet the man or woman you could have been. It’s a choice.


July 2018 Breakfast

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

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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: Ron Sandstrom, Jefferson County Assessor
Topic: “Meet Ron Sandstrom – Your Jefferson County Assessor”

You will learn:

  • How the process works in determining your business and residential property tax valuations.
  • How the TABOR (Tax Payers Bill of Rights) impacts you
  • Where Urban Renewal property taxes come from plus other facts you may not know

Meeting Sponsor: Larkin And Associates, Mike Larkin
Member Business Spotlight: TBA, TBA

July Speaker – Ron Sandstrom, Jefferson County Assessor

Ron Sandstrom has served as the elected Jefferson County Assessor for the past three years. Prior to 2015 he owned and operated his own company F & S Tax Consultants for 25 years representing property owners who had valuation disputes with county assessors across the state. He previously worked for three Fortune 500 Companies in both staff and management positions, the last of which was Coors Brewing Company. There he served as Tax Accounting Manager where his responsibilities included Property, Income (Federal & State) and Sales & Use Taxes across the entire United States.



Make Your Voice Heard!

WRBA is a member of the Jefferson County Business Lobby (JCBL). JCBL’s membership includes chambers of commerce and economic development organizations representing thousands of businesses in Jefferson County. JCBL’s membership includes executive leaders and board members from each respective organization focused on developing positions on legislation, crafting policy, and communicating with legislators on key issues.

As a part of membership in JCBL, all members of the WRBA are offered access to a unique grassroots advocacy system called “VoterVoice”. This system allows you, the voter to be notified when important issues come up, letting you know which elected officials to contact and voice your opinion. We encourage you to visit the JCBL site and sign up to receive notifications to stay informed. Many of issues you will be notified of pertain to you, the business owners of Jefferson County. This is a unique opportunity to collectively create impact on the issues discussed in legislative sessions, while letting our voice heard.

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Jeffco Business Resource Center Offers Resources for you!

Jeffco Business Resource Center (Jeffco BRC) offers workshops and events for both startup and seasoned businesses in Jefferson County. Many workshops are offered with FREE of charge. Please visit Jeffco BRC website to see the events they host and take advantage to grow your business.

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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!

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