Upcoming Events


18th Annual DDRC Holiday Bazaar

18th annual DDRC holiday bazaar takes place Thur. Dec 5, 2019. 10 am to 3 pm, 11177 W. 8thAve, Lakewood. Featuring handmade arts and crafts, unique gifts and jewelry, bake sale and silent auction. Santa, carolers and door prizes. Free admission.Benefits people and programs of Developmental Disabilities Resource Center in Jefferson and Summit Counties.  Info 303-462-6585.

Date: Thursday, December 5, 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free
Location: DDRC
Address: 11177 W. 8th Ave. Lakewood, CO
Member: DDRC (Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
Contact: april.richey@ddrcco.com

 

Holiday Luncheon 2019

*** This is PREPAY ONLY Event. Please RSVP & pay for this event by 5pm on Thursday, December 5. ***

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO
Cost: $25 for BOTH WRBA Members and Non-members, $175 for corporate table of 8
This is a PREPAY ONLY event to avoid long line for check-in. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Speaker: Peter Lynch, Fortune 500 Executive, Award-winning Entrepreneur, Global Keynote Speaker, Top 100 Podcaster

Title: The Impact Method – the art of connection in an age of distraction

About the presentation:
The Information Age is dead and we have entered the Attention Age.

The Attention Age is about the rise of conversation, authenticity and storytelling as a currency for organizations to connect and engage a modern workforce and overwhelmed customer base. It is a real and raw conversation about the next level advantages you can implement to grab the attention and inspire real connection. In this talk, built from his book The UGLY Advantage, Peter uncovers the secrets to powerful engagement delivered through the impact of conversation, authenticity and storytelling.

Come learn from this TEDx speaker, former Fortune 500 executive and passionate storyteller in this impactful session.

Spread the Generosity for this Holiday Season – WRBA is collecting cash donations for Feeding the Future Backpack Program to support our school-age children in need. Money will be collected at BOTH November meeting and December Holiday Luncheon.


Peter Lynch, Fortune 500 Executive, Award-winning Entrepreneur, Global Keynote Speaker, Top 100 Podcaster

Peter Lynch is the CEO and Founder of Hitch Studio. A noted Fortune 500 global executive in talent, operations, change management, and training. As an entrepreneur, he developed the app Digital Fridge that has been downloaded in more than 70 countries and launched a podcast that reached the top 25 ahead of The New York Times and Harvard Business Review. A TEDx speaker whose connection with audiences is legendary, he lives in Denver.

He is also a sought out high-performance coach with current clients including an NBA coach, a presidential candidate’s sr. advisor and several executive teams.

Peter is known for his impactful storytelling and has taken his message of success through authenticity to leaders and teams on 5 continents.

 

Thanks to Holiday Luncheon Sponsors!

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In-kind Sponsors

 

Mural Grant Pilot Program Now Available from Wheat Ridge Business District

The Wheat Ridge Business District (WRBD) is looking for commercial property owners and businesses willing to invest in their properties in the City of Wheat Ridge. The Wheat Ridge Business District has existing grant programs that match improvements in certain categories up to certain limits. The purpose of the new Mural Grant program is to provide funding assistance to local commercial property owners to enhance commercial properties, instill a sense of pride and identity, and engage business owners in the beautification of the community.

All grant applications are due by 4pm the last Thursday of the month for consideration at the Board of Directors meeting on the first Thursday of the following month.

View/download the application >>

 

January 2020 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on Thursday, January 9 ***

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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: Jamie Lovett Cornell – Leadership Coach,  DIVE, LLC

Topic: Painless Time Management

 

You will learn:

  • How to effectively shift your approach to time management
  • How weekly planning can change your life
  • Strategies to free up more time and focus on key priorities

 

Meeting Sponsor: TBA
Member Business Spotlight: TBA


JAMIE CORNELL, Owner & Leadership Coach, DIVE LLC

Jamie is a coach and facilitator who challenges others to develop into better leaders through 1-on-1 coaching, live workshops, and online programming. She spent 20 years in training and development at various organizations, including the Peace Corps, YMCA, Denver Zoo, the Department of Energy, and the University of Denver. When she isn’t coaching, teaching or writing, you can find her herding her 2 kids and 2 crazy dogs around Lakewood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2020 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on Thursday, February 6 ***

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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: TBA

Topic: TBA

 

Meeting Sponsor: TBA
Member Business Spotlight: TBA


 

 

March 2020 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting before 5pm on Thursday, March 5 ***

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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: Liz Wendling, Sales and Business Development Consultant

Topic: Update Your Sales Language to Improve Your Sales Results

How recently have you updated your sales language, process and sales skills to align with today’s consumer? Could your emails or phone calls contain words that don’t build trust and confidence in you? Do you want to improve your closing ratio?

 

You will learn:

 

  • What todays’ consumers want in order to feel confident in doing business with you.
  • What old-school words and phrases to avoid in your sales process.
  • How people evaluate and choose professionals. Do you measure up?

 

Meeting Sponsor: TBA
Member Business Spotlight: TBA


Liz Wendling – Sales and Business Development Consultant

Liz Wendling is a nationally recognized business and sales consultant and the author of 6 books.  She understands the sales challenges that business owners face when selling in today’s crowded and competitive environment. Liz shows professionals how to make a profound difference in the way they sell and communicate—online and offline.

Liz will share why strategies and tactics that made you successful in the past, will not be enough to ensure continued success in the future. You’ll learn key principals for turning today’s rapidly changing business climate into your company’s strategic advantage.

 

 

 

 

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 >>

 

 

Our Patron Members

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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