We haven’t been able to meet in person doesn’t mean we can’t 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Cheryl Brungardt, Thank Em Promotions
- Jackie Meyer, Sanchez Insurance Group
- Ron Benson, Keller Williams Avenues Realty
- Suzanne Smith, Food for Thought Catering
- Pete DeWolf, Red Rocks Toffee Company
- Jo Schantz, Jefferson County Library Foundation
- Nick D’Adamio, Thryv
- Emily Green, Cibo Meals
- Cheryl Garcia, CherylGarcia.com
- Meg Smit, Abundant Business Connections
Please register from the form below so we know how many people to expect.
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 5:00-7pm
Location: Swiss Flower & Gift – 9890 W. 44th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Co-hosted by (Please click on the logo to view their profile):
This is a free event as usual. Bring your business cards, invite friends 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.
*** We are up to $400 this month.
We are going back to meeting in-person – because we know that’s when the business happens. We are meeting at Ziggi’s Coffee on 29th & Youngfield. They have an east-facing patio for full morning sun. Hot & cold drinks available for purchase.
We all know, as small business owners, how important in-person networking is to get back into the business and making the networking work for you. Please register for this FREE event.
Date: Wednesday, May 26
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
*** Please RSVP for this event by 5pm Thursday, June 3. No walk-ins are permitted. ***
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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: Phylecia Jones, Lead Researcher & Founder, iFind You Close
Topic: “Let’s Get REAL with Your Prickly Business Finances”
Making and managing money can get prickly… especially when the world comes to a standstill. With 3 out of 10 small businesses still running on fumes, getting real with numbers and forging a plan to profitability is the major focus of 2021. In this session, national tv Budgetologist and Founder of iFind You Close, Phylecia Jones, will lead a highly energetic, and down to earth, talk on money, business, budgeting and transparency for the small business owners who want to keep their doors open.
- Understanding sympathy vs empathy when making financial decisions
- Being aware of expense creep when business picks up
- Why your negotiating skills can keep you in business
- What expenses to keep and which ones to cut
- Operating with financial transparency
President’s Circle Member Business Spotlight: TBA
Patron Member Business Spotlight: TBA
Phylecia Jones – iFind You Close
Phylecia Jones is a two-time TEDx speaker, former national TV financial contributor for Daily Blast Live, STEM advocate, podcast host, and Founder of iFind You Close helping business owners leverage public speaking to market their business.
Phylecia holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, a Master’s in Systems Engineering and is a former scientist for the US Navy.
When Phylecia is not deep into researching, she blogs about her ever-growing life experiences including traveling and RVing.
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.