Upcoming Events


Treasure Your Chest: Candid Conversations about your Breast Health

Join us for our next installment of our Candid Conversations Lecture Series as we honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this series, we’ll cover topics and answer your questions related to the *ahem* “girls”.

We’ll talk about new screening guidelines for mammography (yes..they have changed again!) and discuss plastic surgery options, including breast augmentation, reductions, and lifts. We’ll event talk about bone density. Do you know when to get screened? It might be sooner than you think.

You don’t want to miss this informational evening dedicated to women’s health. Cost is $15 per person and includes dinner.

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Date: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: $15
Location: Denver Marriott West
Address: 1717 Denver West Blvd., Golden, CO 80401
Member: Lutheran Medical Center
Contact: www.LutheranWomensWellness.org

 

Meditating with the Body Workshop

Are you curious about meditation but don’t quite know how to start? Or maybe you have tried meditation and think, “it’s not for me, my mind is too busy.” This interactive workshop is for you!

Learn a simple meditation practice that focuses on deep relaxation of the body to calm the mind and nervous system, naturally release tension in your body and mind through progressive relaxation and visualization practices, and how to interpret the felt tensions in your body and mind so that you can more readily tune into your innate qualities of intuition, creativity, resilience and emotional intelligence.

Anyone can benefit from this meditation practice but it can be especially helpful if you have difficulty with pain, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, or other health issues. We will explore this meditation practice in both lying down and seated positions. *No prior experience with meditation is required.

Date: Saturday, October 26, 12 noon – 1 pm
Cost: $15
RSVP Required?: Yes
Location: Feed Your Soul Fitness
Address: 5500 W 44th Ave Denver 80212
Member: Feed Your Soul Fitness
Contact: Ashleigh 303-947-5631 info@feedyoursoulfitness.com

 

Trunk or Treat

On Saturday, October 26, local businesses, police officers, firefighters and community members will come together for Localworks’ Trunk or Treat – a fun and safe trick-or-treat experience for kids and their families. Owners will decorate their cars and trucks with creative disguises to delight kids of all ages and distribute candy or small items like pencils and stickers. Attendees vote on the best decorated car, and the top three winners receive prizes. The event also includes food trucks, a photo station, carnival games and a “Thriller” dance station.

This year, the event has moved to accommodate the larger crowd sizes. It will take place in the parking lot at the Pediatrics West building in the Lutheran Medical Center complex (3555 N Lutheran Parkway). The event begins at 4:00 and ends at 6:00 p.m. Those interested in attending, decorating their trunk, volunteering at the event or donating candy can learn more at Ridgeat38.com/Trunk-or-Treat.

 

Lymphatic Drainage: A Technique to Boost Immunity

Join us for our Lymphatic Drainage Workshop to learn how to boost your immune system as we enter into the cold and flu season! Taught by Erin A. Drake, MA, LMT, you’ll learn about our Lymphatic System and how it plays a critical role in immunity, reducing stress and edema (inflammation). The workshop will offer at home practices to increases the efficacy of your Lymphatic System to receive general relaxation and detoxification from harmful substances in your body. You’ll learn ways to get symptomatic relief from migraines, fatigue, fibromyalgia and more.

Date: Sunday, October 27, 4-5pm
Cost: $15
RSVP required?: Yes
Location: Feed Your Soul Fitness
Address: 5500 W 44th Ave 80212
Member: Feed Your Soul Fitness
Contact: Ashleigh 303-947-5631 info@feedyoursoulfitness.com

 

WRBA Members – Attend all 3 Ribbon Cuttings and Win!

Wheat Ridge Business Association board members are invited to attend 3 ribbon cuttings in one day, Tues, Oct 29.
3 pm Mac N Cheezary, 3895 Wadsworth, Wheat Ridge;
4 pm Wild & Precious Optimal Living Team, 6650 W. 44th Ave. Suite 2B, Wheat Ridge (Attendees are asked to bring canned food to benefit Community Table); and
5 pm Profile by Sanford, 3294 Youngfield St. Suite B, Wheat Ridge.

A new incentive to come to all 3, we will draw one name from WRBA members who have come to all 3 ribbon cuttings that day. Winner will receive a ticket (value $25) to the December WRBA holiday luncheon!

 

 

 

Ribbon Cutting Mac N Cheezary

Join Wheat Ridge Business Association and City of Wheat Ridge for ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 29 at Mac N Cheezary – 3895 Wadsworth, Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker will cut the ribbon to welcome this new business to Wheat Ridge.

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 3 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Mac N Cheezary
Address: 3895 Wadsworth. Wheat Ridge, 80033

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Charity Event

Celebrate with the Wild & Precious Optimal Living Team as we establish our new business in Wheat Ridge! Because community is one of our team’s core values, we are dedicating this ceremony to two non-profit organizations: Community Table & Localworks. We have great raffle prizes to giveaway! You will receive a raffle ticket when you:

1) Bring one or more canned items and
2) Complete our office tour.

Extra raffle tickets can be purchased at the event. The canned goods will be donated to hungry families and children with Community Table. 100% of the money raised through raffle tickets will be donated to Localworks to support their efforts in building a vibrant and sustainable Wheat Ridge community. We look forward to seeing you and your family/friends there!

P.S. We would love to spotlight local small businesses in our ribbon-cutting event! If you have a good or service to donate as a raffle prize, please do contact Lynn Tran at (720)985-9569.

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 3:30 – 6 pm
Cost: Canned item to donate & Free
Location: 6650 W. 44th Ave. Suite 2B
Address: Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Member: Wild & Precious Optimal Living
Contact: Lynn Tran, (720)271-0671, wpoptimalliving@gmail.com
Submitted by: Lynn Tran

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Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Profile By Sanford – We are excited to be part of the community! We invite you all to join us for our ribbon cutting, networking, words from the mayor, and more!

Food and Beverages
Door Prizes
Profile® by Sanford® is changing the way people approach weight loss. We create a personalized nutrition, activity and lifestyle coaching program designed to help members lose weight and keep it off. Our dedicated team of Certified Profile Coaches educate and motivate members through every stage of your weight loss journey. Best of all, the personalized weight loss program is designed to instill internalized habits that will allow you to maintain the results for years to come.

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 5 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Profile by Sanford
Address: 3294 Youngfield St Suite B&C
Member: Profile by Sanford
Contact: Eric.Bojan@ProfilePlan.com

 

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Mental Health First Aid

1 in 5 Americans are affected by mental illness in a given year. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training that will teach you how you can make a difference!

In this class you’ll be able to:
–Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of the most common mental health disorders
–Increase your mental health literacy and awareness
–Be able to provide support to family, friends, coworkers, or anyone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis
–Connect individuals to services and resources available in their community
–Join the over 2 million Americans certified in Mental Health First Aid and help decrease the stigma associated with mental illness.

This training is FREE. If you’re interested in more information – please contact Katie Bovee, SCL Health Program Manager.

Date: Friday, November 1, 8am – 5pm
Cost: FREE
Location: West Pines Behavioral Health
Address: 3400 N. Lutheran Parkway, Wheat Ridge
Member: Lutheran Medical Center
Contact: Katie Bovee, katie.bovee@sclhealth.org, http://www.mhfaco.org/findclass/attend/971

 

Practice Pausing Have the Courage to Sit with Your Truth using Art, Yoga and Meditation

Member: Catspaw Studio
Contact: 303-431-9870

 

The Balancing Act: Candid Conversations for Caregivers

Caregiving is becoming the “new normal” for many Americans with over 39 million people providing care for an adult 18 years or older with a disability or illness. But who is taking care of the caregiver?

Join us for our Candid Conversations Lecture Series as we focus on you – the caregiver. With conversations ranging from self-care, compassion fatigue and more – we’ll tackle some difficult topics that may help you in your caregiving journey. All caregivers who attend will receive a Caregiving Toolkit filled with additional information on support organizations, respite, and more. Cost is $15 per person and includes dinner.

Need care for your loved one so you can attend this event? Seniors’ Resource Center will be providing free on-site care. Pre-Registration is required. Please contact Nancy at 303-235-6971 to register.

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: $15
Location: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Address: 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada
Member: Lutheran Medical Center
Contact: www.LutheranWomensWellness.org

 

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

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Date: Thursday, November 7, 7:00-9:30am
Cost: $10.00 with Advanced Registration, $15.00 at the Door
Location: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center
Address: 4005 Kipling St. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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 >>

Registration ends 5:00 pm, November 4

 

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 >>

 

 

Join us for Ribbon Cutting & 1st Anniversary Celebration

You are invited to join the Wheat Ridge Business Association board members and the City of Wheat Ridge in celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Wheat Ridge Dentists at 3727 Wadsworth #12, on Nov 7 at 5 pm. A football themed event is being planned and all are invited to attend this event.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 5pm
Cost: Free
Location: Wheat Ridge Dentists
Address: 3727 Wadsworth Blvd. #12, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Contact: Wheat Ridge Dentists – (303) 536-1967

 

 

 

 

 

November 2019 Breakfast

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on November 7 ***

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 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: Joyce Deming, Adult Outreach Librarian, Jefferson County Public Library

Topic: Finding Your Ideal Client @ the Library!

Using the free information resources from the Jeffco Public Library you will learn:

  • How to pin down that elusive “ideal customer”
  • How to use demographics to focus your marketing/advertising dollars
  • How to create mailing and contact lists for free

 

Meeting Sponsor: Eric Rodriguez – Wheat Ridge Dentists
Member Business Spotlight: Lindsay Reinert – SCL Lutheran, Megara Pullen – Mahnke Autobody


JOYCE DEMING, ADULT OUTREACH LIBRARIAN, JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Joyce has been with the Jefferson County Public Library for 20 years. She is passionate about helping businesses and nonprofits thrive by teaching them to use the free information resources available from their public library.

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Luncheon 2019

*** This is PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY Event. Please RSVP 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

Speaker: TBA

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.

 

Thanks to Holiday Luncheon Sponsors!

Become a Holiday Luncheon Sponsor to make this year’s Luncheon another special event for WRBA! Please contact us for more info

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In-kind Sponsor

 

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.

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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.

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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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