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


Holiday Luncheon 2021

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Thursday, December 2. This is PREPAY ONLY Event. No walk in will be accepted. Thank you.  ***

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W 32nd Ave. Golden, CO 80401
Cost: $25 for BOTH WRBA Members and Non-members, $200 for corporate table of 8
This is a PREPAY ONLY event to avoid long line for check-in. Thank you for your cooperation.

Download Your Invitation from HERE >>

Speaker: Traci Brown, Author of Body Language Confidential and Persuasion Point

Title: “Body Language Confidential”

Discover Strategic Body Language so you uncover secrets hidden in plain view and hear ‘Yes!’ more easily and more often during:

  • Interviews
  • Networking Events
  • Sales Meetings
  • Negotiations
  • Conversations With Your Kids or Spouse

Attendees will laugh, learn and win fabulous prizes behind curtain #3 in this eye-opening, gameshow style keynote.


  • How to read body language
  • How to get people to like you using only body language
  • How to easily get others to buy in to your ideas
  • What message is hidden in a handshake
  • How to uncover deep truths
  • How to detect lies
  • And MUCH more

About Traci…
body language and persuasion expert, speaker and author. She speaks globally and is a frequent guest on TV interpreting the body language in current events. She’s the author of Body Language Confidential and Persuasion Point. Mrs. Brown is a 3 time US Collegiate Cycling Champion and former member of Team USA.

Lorian Bartle, Classical Guitarist


Pre-Celebration Holiday Music by Lorian Bartle, Classical Guitarist




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.

Buy your Holiday Luncheon Tickets from THIS LINK >>

Thanks to Holiday Luncheon Sponsors!

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City of Wheat Ridge   Anthony M's Visions in Gold   Group Insurance Analysts   Community Choice Credit Union   Knoll & Company, P.C.   Darin Hammerschmidt, Waddell & Reed   Mahnke Auto Body   Sue Ball Agency, State Farm   Fountainhead Commercial   Colorado Modern Kitchen         Western Group




Ribbon Cutting at Aspire Tours

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate newly remodeled Aspire Tours!

Aspire ToursAspire Tours is a Denver based boutique tour operator offering fun and unique tours in Denver and the Rocky Mountain area. We create unforgettable experiences for individuals, groups, and corporate outings. A one stop shop for all of your Colorado adventure needs.

Aspire Tours was founded by Kathrin Troxler and expanded into a family operation with a collection of like-minded individuals with a passion for the outdoors driven by sharing our expertise and love of the outdoors with our guests.

Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker will be there to cut the ribbons. Members of WRBA are invited to attend the 5:30 ribbon cutting.
This is joint event with Wheat Ridge Chamber… their ribbon cutting is at 5:45pm.

What: Ribbon Cutting at Aspire Tours
When: Thursday, December 9 at 5:30pm
Where: 6000 W. 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

*Carpooling encouraged due to limited parking


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


Colorado Startup Loan Fund

This new funding opportunity is in the works and applications are slated to open late 2021.

Visit OEDIT website for more information: https://oedit.colorado.gov/colorado-startup-loan-fund


Colorado Startup Loan Fund



January 2022 Breakfast

*** RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Thursday, January 6. No walk-ins are permitted. ***

Date: Tuesday, January 11, 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: Grant Wicklund, Regional President Western Colorado and President Lutheran Medical Center

Topic: “Updates on Lutheran Medical Center at the Clear Creek Crossing Campus


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


Grant Wicklund, Regional President Western Colorado and President Lutheran Medical Center

Grant-Wicklund, Lutheran Medical CenterGrant Wicklund is president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, as well as West Pines Behavioral Health Hospital, SCL Home Health, and Collier Hospice. Grant also serves as President of Western Colorado, which includes St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. St. Mary’s is a large tertiary regional trauma and referral center for Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.

Grant has more than 25 years of senior-level health care experience. He has worked as a senior corporate executive with broad staff and line responsibility in both tax-exempt and for-profit hospital systems and corporate entities. Grant has significant experience as both a leader and a consultant for health care organizations concerning opportunities in operations, business development, logistics, productivity, cost reduction and labor strategies.

He has served on the board of directors of nine different hospitals, three independent surgery centers and two physician group practices, as well as numerous charitable organizations and one family foundation. Grant currently serves on the board of the American Heart Association (AHA) and was chair of the 2014 AHA Denver Heart Ball. He also serves on the board of directors of the Rocky Mountain Childrens Foundation, is a member of the Jefferson County Economic Development Council, the West Chamber and the Lutheran Legacy Fund Community Advisory Board.


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 >>



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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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