Upcoming Events


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 show up on Stevens Elementary (38th & High Ct. – 7101 W 38th Ave. ) on Thursdays. (Every Thursdays during the school year). Check in at the school office by 8:15am. More volunteers we have, faster we can finish. Please wear mask per Jeffco Schools policy.

For questions and more information, please contact James Normandin at jnormandin@cotable.org or (720) 573-6300.

*** 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

 

Membership Renewal Time – Please log in to your account to renew

Your membership Renewal time is fast approaching. With our new website with new membership tracking system, you will be receiving emails from WRBA prompting you to log in to our account to renew your membership.

When you receive emails, please go to our website www.wheatridgebiz.com and log in to your account. When you get to your “Member Dashboard”, please click on the blue “Renew/Upgrade” button on the right of the “Membership Status” area then select your membership level you wish to renew at by entering quantity (year), entering your credit card information below it (or select “Offline payment” to mail a check), then click “check out”. Receipt will be emailed to you. If you have any questions, please email membership@wheatridgebiz.com.

You don’t need to wait for your email to renew. Please log in to your member account to renew today.

 

Coffee Networking in the Morning – AT DIFFERENT LOCATION FOR COLD MONTHS

Coffee Networking in the MorningDuring the cold months, we are meeting at Colorado Modern Kitchen off of 38th & Harlan. Fresh hot coffee provided by our host, Jill Folwell and Colorado Modern Kitchen.

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

Date: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 8-9am
Location: Colorado Modern Kitchen – 5885 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
Free event – bring your business cards and invite your colleagues who may benefit from meeting new people

Sign up HERE >>

Colorado Modern Kitchen

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

 

Teen Driving Safety Workshop from Lutheran Medical Center | SCL Health

Teen Driving Safety Course at SCL LutheranTeens and their parents/guardians are invited to a presentation on teen safety focusing on motor vehicle safety, Colorado’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws, teen driving risks, and impacts of a crash.

Presenters include injury prevention professionals, trauma surgeons, and law enforcement officers. Box dinner will be provided. Seating is limited and registration is required.
Target audience: Teens 14 – 18 and their parents/guardians.

https://www.sclhealth.org/classes-events/lutheran/trauma/teen-driving-safety-workshop/?esk=jan+27+2022&keyword=teen

Event Date: Thursday, January 27, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Pre-registration/RSVP required? Yes

Location: Lutheran Medical Center
Address: 8300 W. 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge – 2nd Floor Learning Center Room 4/5

Contact: Jasmine Thompson
https://www.sclhealth.org/classes-events/lutheran/trauma/teen-driving-safety-workshop/?esk=jan+27+2022&keyword=teen
jasmine.thompson@sclhealth.org

 

Free PPE Available for your business

The new mask mandate went in effect on Wednesday, November 24. If your business is in need of PPE (masks for adults and children, sanitizer, gloves, face shields, disinfectant wipes and cleaners) for your customers and staff, please email info@wheatridgebiz.com.

If your business need masks and PPE, please contac us

 

February 2022 Breakfast

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Thursday, February 3. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
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: Alyce Blum and Keith Bailey, Co-Founders, Articulated Intelligence

Topic: “Stop Your Top Talent from Leaving for the Competition: Creating a Culture of Internal StoryConnectors

You will learn:

  • Why sharing stories is critical for employee retention
  • How to find personal stories that can be shared in professional settings
  • Simple steps to increase confidence when it comes to internal networking

 

President’s Circle Member Business Spotlight: Sean Nealon, Realtor

Patron Member Business Spotlight: Emily Green, Cibo Meals

 

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

 

Alyce Blum and Keith Bailey, Co-Founders, Articulated Intelligence

Keith Bailey and Alyce Blum

In 2012 Alyce became a Certified Professional Coach sharing scientifically proven tools and her own experiences to coach, consult, and facilitate sessions on how to build meaningful and lasting relationships via effective communication skills, with a focus on storytelling. In 2019 she partnered with Keith Bailey when they co-founded Articulated Intelligence.

Keith’s background is in hospitality and global corporate sales where he learned the power of storytelling for profit, influence, and fun. With 16 years as a personal and corporate coach, Keith is motivated by the success of others in his quest to help you live a life well-spoken.

Their mission is helping people prevent unintentional audience abuse so that one’s personal and professional brand stand out through the words they share with the world.

 

March 2022 Breakfast

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Thursday, March 3. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
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: Meghan Cito, Police-Based Case Manager, Jefferson Center

Topic: “Managing Stress

You will learn:

  • Recognize and address stress
  • Improve motivation and productivity
  • Prevent stress and burnout to be happier!

 

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

 

Meghan Cito, Police-Based Case Manager, Jefferson Center

Meghan Cito

Meghan Cito earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Colorado at Denver in 2011. She went on to receive her Master’s of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She successfully passed her licensure exam and completed her clinical hours to become a LCSW. Previous experience includes providing case management and therapy to victims of crime and being a care coordinator for a community mental health organization. She is currently working as a Police-Based Case Manager through the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Jefferson Center.

 

 

 

 

 

April 2022 Breakfast

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

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
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: Patrick Goff, City Manager, City of Wheat Ridge

Topic: “State of the City”

 

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

 

Patrick Goff, City Manager, City of Wheat Ridge

This year Patrick Goff celebrates twenty years with the City of Wheat Ridge coming on board in 2002. He has served as City Manager for twelve years.  Before coming to Wheat Ridge, he held public sector positions in Sheridan, Colorado and Westminster, Colorado.

In 2012 Mr. Goff received the Strategic Leadership and Governance Award from the International City/County Management Association recognizing innovative local government programs and processes. In 2014 the Colorado City and County Management Association selected him as the City Manager of the Year recognizing his leadership skills, inspirational hands-on management style, and dedication and commitment to the employees and community he serves.

Patrick received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver. He received Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Nebraska.

 

 

 

Colorado Startup Loan Fund

The Colorado Startup Loan Fund provides loans and small grants to Colorado entrepreneurs and small business owners needing capital to start, restart, or restructure a business, and those who are not able to obtain a loan from traditional lenders. This is a revolving loan fund, meaning the dollars will be used to continue supporting new entrepreneurs as loans are repaid.

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

Localworks
Seferr Specialties
Cibo Meals
5 Fridges Farm
Applewood Modern Dintistry
Boatright, Ripp & Lusk, LLC
The Abo Group
Red Rocks Toffee Company

Since joining the WRBA, I have made some of the best connections for my business! The sense of community, support, customers and friendships I’ve made have been invaluable to my business.

Emily Green, Owner, Cibo Meals
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