Upcoming Events

State of the City of Wheat Ridge Presentation

Whether you were at the May breakfast meeting or not, take a look at the presentation given by our City Manager, Patrick Goff, about all of the exciting projects happening in Wheat Ridge from the link below.

Click HERE to view – State of the City 2019 WRBA





Women Who Startup Basecamp Jeffco

What is Basecamp Jeffco by Women Who Startup?

Women Who Startup is a learning platform for a global community of women entrepreneurs and innovators. By becoming a member, each woman in the WWS community gains access to education, monthly Basecamp events, quarterly pitch fests, collaboration on Connect, mentorship and real-time support from peers.
At each free, monthly Basecamp, WWS highlights a women entrepreneur or innovator from the local community and opens the conversation to all members in order share valuable insights, real-life stories, and actionable information. This helps women entrepreneurs go from idea to market, to launching and growing innovative companies by being surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs and mentors and learning in real-time. Learn more at: womenwhostartup.com

Basecamp Jeffco Calendar

Basecamp Jeffco meets the first Tuesday evening of each month (except for July, September, and December) at Connects Workspace, 1301 Arapahoe St Suite 105, Golden, CO 8040, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Register here on Meetup.

Basecamp Jeffco Sponsors

Basecamp Jeffco is sponsored by Connects Workspace and The Regis Company and a consortium of cities including Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and Lakewood as well as the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation.

Contact: Women Who Startup

Follow Women Who Startup:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womenwhostartup
Twitter: https://twitter.com/womenwhostartup
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WomenWhoStartup
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenwhostartup

Download this information in PDF >>



A draft of the NRS Report now available!

A draft of the final NRS report is now complete and available for your review.  This document was presented to the City Council for their review at a study session on Monday, June 3.  Public who were in attendance was given opportunity to comment was at the study session.  Formal adoption is expected later in June or July.  The document and all project information is posted online: www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/nrs


No Breakfast Meeting in August

*** There is no meeting in August. Please join us for Biz Mix. ***

Have a great Summer!



Join us for August Biz Mix!

This event is co-hosted by Boatright, Ripp & Lusk, LLC. and Brewery Rickoli

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 5-7 pm
Location: Brewery Rickoli
Address: 4335 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: (303) 344-8988


Grow with Google – Get Your Business Online

*** This is not a repeat of the presentation we (the WRBA) hosted in March. Pamela will dive more in depth to use Google to promote your business further.

Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get detailed instruction about creating or updating your business profile or a simple website.

In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
  • Create a free website using the info from your Business Profile

Download the flyer >>
Date: Thursday, August 22, 7:30-9:30am
Cost: $10.00 with Advanced Registration, $15.00 at the Door
Location: Lakewood Cultural Center
Address: 470 South Allison Parkway Lakewood, CO 80226
Member: This workshop is being co-hosted by: City of Wheat Ridge, City of Lakewood, Arvada Economic Development Association, West Metro Chamber, Arvada Chamber, Golden Chamber, Wheat Ridge Chamber, Applewood Business Association, Wheat Ridge Business Association and the Jefferson County Business Resource Center.
Contact: Steve Art – City of Wheat Ridge – 303-235-2806

Space is limited! Register and pay at Jeffco BRC website >>


About the Speaker

Pamela Starr – Grow with Google Trainer

Pamela Starr is a leading authority on building customer loyalty and a professional speaker for Google’s Grow with Google program.  A sought-after keynote speaker, Pamela also consults for brands and elite performers.  She helps them achieve more measurable and profitable results from their digital and offline communication programs.  For all her clients, she delivers real-world tools and strategies that drive stellar results.

Pamela is known to many in the business community for her prior role as corporate Director of Product Training for North America at Constant Contact.  In that position, she directed the training activities that showed thousands of small businesses and non-profit organizations how to improve their digital media marketing efforts.

Pamela has dedicated her entire career to helping businesses and top performers grow.  She has trained, coached and delivered keynote presentations to more than 80,000 professionals at more than 500 events.  In addition, she has logged more than 30 hours of live national television appearances.

Pamela has a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the Florida State University and completed graduate-level studies in Communication at the University of Central Florida.

You can connect with Pamela on her website:  www.PamelaStarrOnline.com or through Twitter:  @PamelaStarrFL.


Space is limited! Register and pay at Jeffco BRC website >>



September 2019 Pizza and Networking in the Park

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on September 5 ***

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: New 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: Amira Watters, Director, Jefferson County Business Resource Center
Topic: Networking for Success!

You will learn:

  • Climb out of your circle….Make new connections, and
  • Slide into new partnerships
  • Swing into action for networking success


Meeting Sponsor: Brandy Zamudio, Farmers Insurance
Member Business Spotlight: Ben Crowden, Avenida Lakewood and
Jadon Wiens, First Bank

September Networking in the Park!

Facilitator – Amira Watters, Jefferson County Business Resource Center (Jeffco BRC)

Amira Watters is the Executive Director of the Jefferson County Business Resource Center.  Jeffco BRC is a publicly funded, non-profit organization that provides free and low-cost business advising and education services and support to the small business community of Jefferson County.

She previously worked for the West Metro Chamber and has owned her own natural health coaching business – The Wild Flower “Nature’s Alternative” for the last 22 years.

Amira is passionate about helping people gain greater awareness and achieve their personal and professional goals.   She currently serves on multiple non-profit boards including her position as board advisor for WRBA.  Amira’s tagline and motto is “Always Happy to Help!”




Join us for September Biz Mix!

This event is co-hosted by Cibo Meals and <TBD>

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 5-7 pm
Location: TBA
Address: TBA


October 2019 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on October 3 ***

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 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: Wheat Ridge Business Association Board of Directors
Topic: It’s No Secret! Ways you can let Wheat Ridge Business Association help you prepare for growth in 2020

You will learn:

  • How to maximize your WRBA membership to promote your business using the WRBA website
  • Communications – it’s how you use what you know and how you can find what you don’t
  • Networking legends and myths revealed – “If you build it, they will come” happens just in the movie


Meeting Sponsor: Darin Hammerschmidt, Waddell & Reed Financial Advisor
Member Business Spotlight: Tim Berland, Neighborhood Gazette and
Ken Salvucci, GIA Insurance

What you need to know to get maximum benefits out of your WRBA membership

Whether you are new to WRBA or have been a member for 20 years, you will learn something new that you didn’t know about WRBA. Wheat Ridge Business Association is here to provide you with loads of information and opportunities to get you be prepared for 2020 and excel. Please join us and bring your guests who may benefit from what the WRBA has to offer.






Join us for October Biz Mix!

This event is hosted by Anthony M’s Visions in Gold

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 5-7 pm
Location: Anthony M’s Visions in Gold
Address: 6789 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: (303) 424-1881


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 >>



I belong to several chambers and networking groups, the WRBA is my favorite. They care about their members and made me feel comfortable starting with my first meeting.

Susie F