Business Voice Newsletter-Jan/Feb 2019

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HUGE COUNTY-WIDE JOB FAIR Searching for a new career in 2019? Come meet with Community Leaders to learn about current and future Jobs, Internships and Apprenticeship Opportunities. Who Should Attend? · All Job Seekers · Veterans · Re entering Workforce · Students · Employers · Career Transitioning This county-wide career fair hosts employers offering full-time, part-time employment opportunities in various industries. View participating employers and Learn more >>>


2018-19 BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Mark Michael, Chairman Versatility Creative Group

Abby Tardiff, Treasurer-elect ANB Bank

Aaron Fort, Treasurer The Fort CPA Group

Bernard Greenberg, Immediate Past Chairman Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C.

Mike McNairy, Chair-elect Creative Colors International

DIRECTORS Jill Dustman White Construction Group

Hayley Monteferrante FirstBank

Brandon Nudd Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus

Jennifer Simpson Outlets at Castle Rock

Jill Garber Colorado State University Brock Goodwin Mutual of Omaha Dave Hickey Fidelity National Title Co Nadine Kirk RE/MAX Alliance Nick Lucey

EX OFFICIO Frank Gray Castle Rock EDC

Pamela Ridler Castle Rock Chamber Dave Corliss Town Manager Town of Castle Rock James Townsend Councilman Town of Castle Rock

George Teal Councilman Town of Castle

Michelle Peck TMMC Property Mgmt. DJ Tedesco Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. Julie Voorhees Keller Williams Action Realty Linda Watson Kolstad Sky Ridge Medical Center

CHAMBER STAFF Pam Ridler President & CEO Melissa Mares Director of Communications Alicia Early Membership Development Director Danielle Odil Event Manager Sue Turner Office Administrator Carrie Buchan LDC Program Manager David Uerkert Member Services Coordinator

LETTER FROM OUR CEO—PAM RIDLER, CCE I’m amazed, I can’t believe that I’m writing my 20th yearend message to all of you. So many things that I could reflect on that have transpired throughout the years. Yes, Castle Rock looks very different than it did when I moved here to take over the Chamber in 1998, we’ve gained so many amenities like a local hospital, higher education facilities, new and expanded parks, increased shopping opportunities, entertainment and many other business services that we no longer need to leave our community for, we have them all here. But I think what I really am grateful for are the people who have graced our business community in giving of their time and passion to make Castle Rock a wonderful and exciting place to live and work. So to those of you who look forward to what we can be and give of your wisdom, time and passion to work together for the betterment of others, thank you. I believe it’s important to contemplate on what has transpired throughout the last year. Reflection helps me look forward to the future and I believe self-improvement is a practice that we all should continue to work towards. Under the leadership of our chairman, Mark Michael we have made some major leaps for long and short-term return on our investments. We were successful in receiving accreditation from the US Chamber of Commerce as the only 4-Star Chamber in the state of Colorado last March. We’ve expanded our efforts in advocating to government on behalf of business and educating chamber members and the public through our Government Interest Committee and our partnership with the Douglas County Business Alliance. The creation of the Talent Pipeline Douglas County multi-industry collaborative which engages with community members and local industry to facilitate partnership and deliver workforce solutions. In addition, we created an overall new organizational branding initiative.

The Chamber Board of Directors, other volunteer leadership and Chamber staff will be reviewing and strategizing on future short and long-term goals and use strategic methods to move the Castle Rock Chamber and the newly formed Chamber Foundation forward with the goal of continual improvement. I truly look forward to this process at the end of January. Our Chamber exists for the success of your business. It’s only through the actions and support of our members that our Chamber has been successful in the past and will continue to be successful in 2019. This year will bring plenty of excitement and challenges for all of us. I encourage you to be a part of the success of our business community and your chamber, contact us so that we can help connect you with a program or event of an area of interest to you. To learn more or to get involved, please feel free to contact me at

Pam Ridler, CCE President/CEO Castle Rock Chamber US Chamber of Commerce awards Castle Rock Chamber with 4 star accreditation

Large Community of the Year

THANK YOU CHAIRMAN CIRCLE MEMBERS ENTREPRENEUR LEVEL ANB Bank Bellco Credit Union Black Hills Energy Brookside Inn Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Castle Rock Development Co Ent Credit Union Medved Autoplex Castle Rock Outlets at Castle Rock Patriot Enterprises, Inc.


Douglas County Living Pepsi Co.

Arapahoe Community College Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies CSU Engagement Center at Castle Rock Dahl - Castle Rock Kitchen & Bath Douglas County Libraries

Olinger Dignity Memorial One Clear Choice Garage Doors OrangeTheory Fitness-CastleRock Plumbline Services Pro Plumbing

The Emporium

Re/Max Alliance Nadine Kirk

FirstBank of Douglas County

Renewal by Andersen

Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, PC

Sam’s ClubCastle Rock


Versatility Creative Group

Kaiser Permanente



Westerra Credit Union

2018-19 AMBASSADORS Joe Blakely Friday Health Plans (720) 665-3363

Jonathan Mangino Farmers Insurance - Jonathan Mangino 303-688-9671

Patrick Brannan Radix Advisors (303) 903-2388

Jenny Young Castle Rock Craniosacral & Lymphatic Massage (720) 300-1514

Brock Goodwin Futurity First - Brock Goodwin (303) 495-2788

Gretchen Ptacek Inspired Living At Keller Williams Action Realty, LLC (303) 908-1919

Betty Graf (303) 495-8282

Sydney Strausheim Allstate Insurance - Sydney Strausheim (303) 663-2293

Nadine Kirk RE/MAX Alliance - Nadine Kirk (303) 941-4221 Michael Likens gopixel design studios, inc. (303) 881-9418 Kevin McHugh Footprints Floors (303) 520-4663 Bryan Mullinax Postal Annex (303) 663-6976 Michael Paczosa Paczosa and Associates, P.C. (720) 287-0992 Abby Tardiff ANB Bank (303) 394-5671 Candy Vandenberg Ent Credit Union (719) 550-6382

Jonathan Wells Home Care Assistance (720) 287-1685 Alicia Early Chamber Representative (303) 688-4597

Paula Thielen Farmers Insurance - Joe Thielen Farmers Agency (720) 616-1954 Melanie Calhoun Calhoun Team, Keller Williams Action Realty, LLC (303) 663-3616

FEATURED PROGRAM—FOUNDED BY CASTLE ROCK CHAMBER DOUGLAS COUNTY BUSINESS ALLIANCE (DCBA) Successful community partnerships are vital to the quality growth of the Douglas County region. The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce serves as liaison between Chamber members and elected officials to ensure that the concerns of business are represented in government. The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping local companies grow their business by taking the lead in programs and efforts that help create a strong local economy and making Douglas County a great place to do business. The Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) is an unincorporated organization consisting of 2 or more members joined by mutual consent for a common, lawful nonprofit purpose pursuant to the “Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act” as adopted by the state of Colorado under C.R.S. 7-30-101 and as may be amended. As such, DCBA is considered a nonprofit association.

The Douglas County Business Alliance is comprised of representatives from the following organizations: Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Castle Rock Economic Development Council Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Commission Parker Chamber of Commerce South Metro Denver Chamber View Board of Directors

Influencing & Leading Legislation for Positive Outcome Join the Douglas County Business Alliance for an opportunity to learn about the Priorities of the Douglas County Delegation for the 2019 Session. DCBA is a coalition of business organizations with a mission to provide a single voice for the Douglas County business community.


2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION KICK-OFF JANUARY 7, 2019 7:30-9:30am Sky Ridge Medical Center 10101 RidgeGate Parkway, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Key issues to DCBA members include transportation, water, business-friendly public policy, education, tax policy and sustainable RSVP to Avery at development.

Uniting Schools and Employers to Develop Workforce The new Collaboration Campus will be in the Meadows with an estimated opening in the fall of 2019.

Castle Rock Chamber is proud to be part of the Talent Pipeline Douglas County movement.

The initial educational offering will be in the areas of Business & Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Information Technology/ Programming, General Education and Workforce Training.

Talent Pipeline Douglas County (TPDC) is a multi-industry collaborative that engages with community members and local industry to facilitate partnerships and deliver solutions to help create and sustain a thriving work based learning community.

Start Today at our current ACC Castle Rock campus at 4700 Castleton Way.

To learn more or to get involved, contact Pam Ridler or please visit:

For More information visit ACC Castle Rock Campus, call 303.660.3160 or visit

EXCELERATE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Biz Builder: Cyber Security and Protecting Your Business Thursday, January 17th Time: 11 AM to 1 PM Castle Rock Chamber

This seminar is going to cover critical topics that will help protect your business from future cyber attacks

Instructor: Rick Tillery, Spartan Corp


Cyber Security and Protecting Your Business More often than not, the news we hear about data breaches involve large businesses and global organizations. This creates a false belief that it is only the big companies that are at risk of being attacked. A recent study found that of all cyber attacks in 2018, 58% were targeted at small to medium size businesses. While the ultimate reward may not be as great, cybercriminals go after SMBs because of the simplicity.

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Why do hackers target small/medium size businesses Types of cyber attacks Cost efficient methods to prevent cyber attacks Best practices to implement for small and medium size businesses


Presented By Rick Tillery - CIO of Spartan Corp and a former Independent Contractor for Berkley Research Group's Cyber Energy Practice. Rick has a strategic focus on Cyber Forensics, Cyber Security, operational excellence, asset management, and capital projects programs that sustainably drive bottom-line impact for clients.

Biz Builder: 20+ Low-Cost Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses Thursday, February 21st Time: 11 AM to 1 PM Castle Rock Chamber

Instructor: Michael Likens, gopixel design studios Don’t have many bucks to spend on your business? No worries – there are plenty of marketing tactics you can make use of that won’t blow your small marketing budget. Learn how to expand your marketing strategy to meet your business goals. This workshop will cover marketing tools that are free or low-cost and explore creative ways to promote your business without breaking the bank or your budget. Michael Likens is the owner of gopixel design studios, a full service graphic and web design studio. Michael has over 28 years of graphic design and branding experience, ranging from hands-on experience in print shops to working with the latest software to develop compelling websites and other marketing solutions. Michael has a degree in graphic design and is certified in website development and interactive design. Michael is also an Ambassador for the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.


Business Training Fees/Admission: Free to Chamber Members; $25.00 for Non-Members

NOTE: Lunch is not served at this event! But, feel free to bring your own. Questions: Contact Information: David Uekert


Start the year off right, Attend these upcoming networking events and start growing your connections / outreach! Please make note this event is on a different day of the week then usual third Wednesday of the month.










BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Wednesday, Feb. 20 5 PM - 7 PM


Planet Fitness 100 Founders Parkway Castle Rock, CO 80104 Located in the old Kings Soopers bldg.

Fees/Admission: Free to members at Networking Level and Above $10 for Community Connection Members Guests must have a guest pass.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Brightside Dentistry 1161 S Perry St Ste 100 Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 799-1445 Primary Rep: Kylee Brightside Dentists

Castle Rock Dental Group PC 2356 Meadows Blvd. Suite 170B Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 663-6030 Primary Rep: Michael Rowlette Dentist - General

Become the Banker Randy Duston 6860 S Yosemite Ct Suite 2000 Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 514-5411 Primary Rep: Randy Duston Financial Advisor

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 5050 Factory Shops Blvd Ste 820 Castle Rock, CO 80108 (816) 273-3635 Primary Rep: Jacob Blaylock Food Products

Dukes Home Inspectors 4035 Swanson Way Unit 204 Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 968-0876 Primary Rep: Thomas Smith Home Inspectors

Youth Leadership Opportunities, Inc. 96 Bell Mountain Parkway Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 500-4308 Primary Rep: Jerry Van Leuven Education

Eternal Rock Lutheran Church 2 Phelps Street CASTLE ROCK, CO, CO 80104 (303) 638-5434 Primary Rep: Jared Oldenburg Church Riverwalk 115 Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 441-2050 Primary Rep: Nicohl Lee Apartments Wells Fargo 445 S. Perry Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 660-2466 Primary Rep: Janice Flemming Banks SafeSplash Swim School Castle Rock 658 Genoa Way Unit D Castle Rock, CO 80109 (720) 791-5800 Primary Rep: Jaime Zilverberg Recreational Activities Origins Salon 209 4th Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 688-7481 Primary Rep: Kim Trumbull Beauty Salons

Papa John's 390 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303)962-2727 Primary Rep: Laure Sylvia Restaurants Castle Rock Nutrition 514 Perry St. B100 Castle Rock, CO 80104 (320) 760-1044 Primary Rep: Alex Haack Food Products Colorado Cork & Keg LLC 971 Park St Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 660-2399 Primary Rep: Maria Martz Bars Comfort Keepers 1001 S Perry Street #105B Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 993-1111 Primary Rep: Katie Coleman Home Care


80 more likely to

PURCHASE products & services from your business

73 more likely to be AWARE of your business


more likely to think your business is REPUTABLE

49 more likely

to think FAVORABLY of your business


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Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.


CoWest Insurance Group


Douglas County Historic Preservation Board


Castle Rock Development Co.


Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum


Meadows Neighborhood, The


Furniture Workshop


Castle Rock Magazine


Colorado Christian University


Douglas County Sheriff's Office



Complete Weddings & Events


Castle Rock Zip Line Tours


Tri-Lakes Garage Doors


Fidelity National Title Company


Schlanger & Company, LLC


The Joint Chiropractic


Bellco Credit Union


DLH Architecture, LLC


Barco's Painting of Colorado


Window Genie of Castle Rock


Praying Hands Ranch


Executive Search Associates - Bringing Talented People Together


Ent Credit Union


Envision Counseling Clinic


Dahl Castle Rock Kitchen and Bath


Legacy Village of Castle Pines


Suck It Up Tile and Carpet Cleaning LLC


Aspen Grove Salon


HEI Civil


Meadows Self Storage


Douglas County School District


MidiCi - Castle Rock


SAVE MONEY, USE OUR CONNECTIONS BULK MAIL DISCOUNTS Use the Chamber’s Bulk Mail Permit, Our rates significantly reduce the cost of postage for qualified mailings. OFFICE DEPOT SAVINGS Members can save approximately 15% to 25% annually on their office supplies! CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN Do business out of the country? Need a Certificate of Origin? THE CHAMBER CAN HELP! A Certificate of Origin (CO) is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. COs also constitute a declaration by the exporter. Contact Sue to learn more.

Castle Rock Chamber is an approved provider of COs for the state.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS February Anniversaries # Years Hier Drilling Company 45 Park Street - Jerry Street Storage 42 The Fort CPA Group 39 Opticians 2 39 Land Title Guarantee Company 38 Boyd Chiropractic 35 Black Hills Energy 33 Acme Brick 33 Double D Auto Repair, Inc. 33 Castle Pines Golf Club 32 MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS 32 Intermountain Rural Electric Association 32 Ted Spring Photography 32 Olinger- Dignity Memorial 32 Town of Castle Rock 32 Colorado Community Media 32 Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, P.C. 32 Hair Design Team 32 White Construction Group 32 Rotary Club of Castle Rock 32 Medved Autoplex Castle Rock 31 Waste Management 31 Arapahoe/Douglas Works! 30 Air Academy Federal Credit Union 30 Columbine Kitchen & Bath 30 Pediatrics at the Meadows, PC 30 Pegasus Restaurant 30 Gene's Auto & Muffler Service 29 Castle Rock AreaNewsletters 28 Castle Rental, Inc. 28 Douglas County Libraries 28 PRO Plumbing Service 27 Insurance Town and Country 27 Outlets at Castle Rock, The 27 Big O Tires 26 Crisis Center 26 Douglas County Board of County Commissioners 26 Party Time Rental, Inc. 26 Castle Rock Senior Activity Center 25 Park Land Company 25 Flying Horse Catering 24 Castle Café 23 Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C. 22 FirstBank of Douglas County 22 Brookside Inn 22 CSU Cooperative Extension 22 Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation 22 NAPA Auto Parts 22 Crystal Valley Ranch Dev. Co. 21 Angie's Restaurant 21 BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Rock 21 Douglas Land Conservancy 21

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care Link Real Estate Group Douglas County Government Scott & Associates - Dispute Resolution Services Rockyard Brewing Co. Help & Hope Center - Douglas Elbert Task Force Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course UPS Store, The Links at Plum Creek, The American Solutions for Business Castle Country Assisted Living, Inc. Berkshire Hathaway Preferred Real Estate Liv Sotheby's International Realty - Castle Rock Makkai Capital Management - Adam Makkai, CFA Sky Ridge Medical Center GLB Bookkeeping & Tax, LLC Rock, The Nytech Heating & Cooling Dumb Friends League - Buddy Center Heard Financial Solutions Echo Ridge at Metzler Ranch RE/MAX Alliance - Nadine Kirk Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc. Village Frame Bruce L. Fosdick, CPA, PC Castle Rock Orthodontics Plumbline Services, Inc. Campbell Chiropractic, Inc. TMMC Property Management Parker Port-A-Potty, Inc. Echo Pages Santiago's Mexican Restaurant Douglas County Living SERVPRO of Castle Rock/Parke State Farm Insurance - David Topolnicki Pinnacol Assurance Signature Interiors/Rita Coltrane Evoqua American Legion Post 1187 Union - An American Bistro Guaranty Bank at Castle Pines Minuteman Press Castle Rock DeYoung Brothers Construction gopixel design studios, inc. CoolCarGuy.Com Metro Mix, LLC Plum Creek Church Peak View Dental, P.L.L.C. Castle Oaks Covenant Church Camp Bow wow Riot Blockchain, Inc.

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ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS - CONTINUE February Anniversaries # Years Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic, Inc. and PAWS Pet Resort 13 Summit Church of Castle Rock 13 PATH Payments 13 Peak 8 Properties/BGV Marketing 13 Sunset Stone 12 Rey Cinocco - LPL Financial 12 RE/MAX Professionals - Joan Pratt 12 Where Food Comes From 12 Cox Baker & Page, LLC 12 BJ Enterprises Back Flow Testing & Repair 12 H&M Transmission and Automotive 12 1 STOP Tire & Auto 11 Goddard School, The 11 JM Kitchen and Bath 11 Murray, Carole 11 180 Branding 11 Castle Pines Electric 11 Barnes Plumbing and Heating, Inc 11 Aflac - Wendell Cummings 10 Plum Creek Funding, Inc 10 Knothead Tree and Lawn Care 10 Chick-fil-A 10 CertaPro Painters of Castle Rock 10 Castle Rock Mini Storage 10 Colorado Pump Service & Supply Co. 10 Guadalajara 10 Tallgrass Kitchen & Bath 10 CALF - Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation 10 Radix Advisors 10 Premier Painting LLC 9 Historic Douglas County 9 Outback Steakhouse 9 Colonial Benefit Group 9 Jaris Realty, Inc. 9 Castle Rock Smiles Pediatric Dentistry 9

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GE Johnson Construction Company, LLC The Barn Antiques and Specialty Shops KC Mortgage LLC American Family Insurance Timothy Brown Agency, Inc. Aluwind Inc. Allstate Insurance - Sydney Strausheim Colorado Horse Park, The Elements Therapeutic Massage Remote Bookkeeper, LLC Castle Rock Church of Christ One Clear Choice Garage Doors Comcast Parts International, Inc. Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser & Mohs Surgery Holiday Inn Express and Suites Master Magnetics, Inc. Paczosa and Associates, P.C. Westfield Consulting, LLC Transamerica Financial Advisors Lifetime Windows and Siding /Lifetime Solar Solutions Cold Stone Creamery Rinse Studios JLS Landscape & Sprinkler, Inc Hollis + Miller Architects Big Frog Custom T-shirts and More of Castle Rock Friday Health Plans Enhance Property Maintenance, Inc. Crush Wine Bar Siena at the Courtyard Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center Lante Brau-Casa

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Advertise in Livability,Castle Rock Attention Chamber Member, As you know, one of our primary roles is to promote Castle Rock to bring investment and jobs here, as well as attract new residents and visitors. We all realize the benefits of growth and its impact on prosperity.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 DOUGLAS COUNTY EVENTS CENTER 11 AM to 5 PM View Participating Employers at:




Congratulations to Ambassador of the Year, Jenny joined the Chamber in 2016 and became an Ambassador in Jenny Young! 2017.  As a new resident in Colorado, the Chamber provided a fantastic way to meet people, make connections, and get involved in the community.  Jenny had a private massage practice in Ohio for eight years prior to moving to Castle Rock.  She specializes in trigger point therapy, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, and advanced work with the brain and nervous system using CranioSacral Therapy techniques for concussions, brain injuries, nervous system disorders, and auto-immune related diseases.  What do you like best about being an Ambassador?

The Ambassadors of the Castle Rock Chamber are a super-great group of individuals.  I am appreciative of the warm welcome and friendships that I am building.  I am honoured to be part of this team who believe in our Town, establish authentic relationships with new businesses, foster old relationships, and take a genuine interest in the growth of our Town.   CONGRATULATIONS, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING COMMITTEMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE CASTLE ROCK CHAMBER!

Congratulations to Paula Thielen, our November Ambassador of the month! Paula Thielen has lived in and loved Castle Rock for almost four years. She feels that Castle Rock is a “quintessential” Americana city with a home-town community vibe. Paula could not wait to get involved in the community of Castle Rock and soon realized the quickest way was to be active in the Chamber of Commerce. She has been a member for three years and has been an Ambassador since May 2018. Paula knows, from experience, the quickest way to develop and grow your business is through networking. The Chamber provides ample opportunity to do just that through programs such as Business over Breakfast and Business after Hours each month. Being active in the Chamber where the members want every business owner to be successful is the best way to grow your business and Castle Rock.

Paula was named the Ambassador of the Month for November 2018 and also, the Ambassador for the fourth quarter of 2018. Paula Thielen is an “Insurance Personal Shopper” who specializes in matching insurance needs and affordable pricing in a timely manner. Paula is driven by her personal work adage: “Educate-Protect-Serve”. She feels insurance education is a critical part of protecting her clients and allowing them to make an informed decision to protect their family and the things they love. Paula is licensed in the state of Colorado to facilitate the need with “Property, Casualty, Life and Health” insurance.

Before Insurance, Paula has worked in various corporate administrative management positions for over 25 years across the United States. She has been a Real Estate Broker, a Hair , relatable flair. Her other passions include photography, creative writing and hiking. She is Head Trustee for the Douglas County Elks Lodge #2873 and is active in community fundraising. CONGRATULATIONS, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING COMMITTEMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE CASTLE ROCK CHAMBER!

LEADERSHIP DOUGLAS COUNTY Thank you to our November and December Venue and Meal Sponsors: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Chic-filA of Castle Rock, Sky Ridge Medical Center, and Wind Crest Retirement Center “Having the opportunity to learn from such a variety of government leaders in our community created a much fuller picture of the county. It’s encouraging to hear how our communities are partnering to improve the lives of citizens.” Jolee Jones, Director, Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures

In November, the class of 2019 worked in small groups on their project selection and plan for moving forward. Pictured at Wind Crest Retirement Center. The LDC Class of 2019 spent November and December learning about the factors that impact the mental and physical health and wellbeing of our community and December exploring opportunities for civic engagement. At November’s session, LDC class members learned about important issues within healthcare, including the opioid epidemic, social determinants of health, senior issues and social services within Douglas County. Participants also learned more about Douglas County’s largest day of giving in December, Colorado Gives Day, from the Douglas County Community Foundation. In December, through tours, presentations and expert panelists, the class received a behind-thescenes look at Colorado’s 18th judicial district court and met with elected officials and municipal leaders. The class gained a better understanding of civic engagement and government at the local, county, and state level to help promote the empowerment of people, sustaining healthy communities, and enriching our quality of life. Photos from these recent classes can be viewed on the LDC Facebook page: https://

LDC participants are receiving strong professional development training this year on building effective teams, strategic planning, communication and catalytic leadership—skills that they can take back to their workplace to make them more effective leaders and team members. Each class day revolves around a professional development session. In December, the topic was “Difficult Conversations” with Kon Apostolopoulos, of Fresh Biz Solutions. November’s class was spent with Scotty Martin of ReVision Inc., working through the decision-making process for the class project. Considering LDC for yourself or referring a colleague? If you are interested in applying to Leadership Douglas County in 2019-2020 and would like to preview the program by observing a class day, there are a limited number of spots available on the first Wednesday of each month for the remainder of this year, February through June. Please let us know by calling 720-440-3726 and/or emailing info at The new program year begins in September each year. Established by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in 1999, Leadership Douglas County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, program designed to broaden participant knowledge of the community and enhance leadership skills, while increasing the strength and effectiveness of our leaders. LDC gratefully acknowledges our valued sponsors who make Leadership Douglas County possible:


Presenting Sponsors—Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Patron Sponsors—City of Lone Tree, Douglas County Government, Highlands Ranch Metro District, Maximum Achievement, ReVision, Inc., Town of Castle Rock; Program Sponsors—Adolfson & Peterson, Charles Schwab & Co., Douglas County Libraries, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, Town of Parker; Host Sponsors—Arapahoe Community College, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, IREA, Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Corporation, Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel Castle Rock and Sky Ridge Medical Center. Our thanks to the many other organizations and individuals who help to make each monthly session possible.

Castle Rock Chamber is committed to providing Douglas County business owners and entrepreneurs with the support they need to grow their business.

HOW TO POST A HOT DEAL Hot Deals are a great way to advertise sales, specials, and promotions for your business. Log into your chamber member portal to advertise your Hot Deal! 1. Access 2. Enter your login name and password. If you need your login and password sent to you, e-mail 3. Click Hot Deals in the left-hand menu. 4. Click Add a Hot Deal. 5. Complete the fields in the Add a New Hot Deal screen. 6. Click Submit for Approval. 7. Click Here for a video that explains the posting process in ChamberMaster. Upon approval, your Hot Deal will appear multiple places on the chambers website: · next to your name in the Business Directory · on your Member Information Page · and by category in a special listing of all Hot Deals Try it out and contact us with additional questions or for more information.

ACCELERATE GROWTH, PROMOTE EXCELLENCE Let us help you establish a firm business foundation- from showing you how to develop your business plan, to identifying the best ways to obtain funding, and everything else associated with opening your doors.

All services and information are at little or no cost to both startups and established businesses in Douglas County, Colorado. Click below to view video

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Sherwin-Williams 3845 Ambrosia St Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 660-1145 800-4SHERWIN

Kris Brader Agency LLC - Farmers Insurance 5646 Allen Way Ste# 126 Castle Rock, CO 80108 720-789-7980 (888) 327-6335 website

Eternal Rock Lutheran Church 2 Phelps Street CASTLE ROCK, CO 80104 (303) 638-5434 website

Chicago Title of Colorado 734 N. Wilcox St. Suite 101 Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 291-9952 website






Leads Referral Group 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Castle Café - 403 Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104

Leads Plus 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pegasus Restaurant

Leads Plus 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pegasus Restaurant


Talent Pipeline DC Executive Committee 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber (Boardroom) (Committee and Invited Guests only)

1/25/2019 - CHAMBER CLOSED DUE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS RETREAT Board of Directors Retreat 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Castle Rock Adventist Health (Open to Board Members and Invited Guests only)

Ribbon Cutting - Dukes Home Inspectors 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Castle Rock Chamber


2019 Legislative Session Kick-Off 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Sky Ridge Medical Center 10101 RidgeGate Parkway Lone Tree, CO 80124 Breakfast Club Leads Group 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Egg & I


Resume Review - Talent Pipeline 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce


Government Interests Committee 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Talent Pipeline Douglas County Career Expo and Job Fair 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Douglas County Events Center 500 Fairgrounds Drive Castle Rock, CO 80104 Business After Hours January 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sponsored by: Guaranty Bank Held at the Douglas County Events Center 500 Fairgrounds Drive Castle Rock, CO 80104


Leadership Douglas County Steering Committee 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

Biz Builder - Cyber Security and Protecting Your Business 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Free to members, $25 non-members Breakfast Club Leads Group 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Egg & I

Member Orientation 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber FEBRUARY CALENDAR


Power Partners Leads Group 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Keller Williams Action Realty 140 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104


Biz Builder - 20+ Low-Cost Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Free to members, $25 non-members


Breakfast Club Leads Group 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Egg & I

2/5/2019 Government Interests Committee 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber


2/6/2019 Leads Referral Group 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Castle Café-403 Wilcox St,



Power Partners Leads Group 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Keller Williams Action Realty 140 S Wilcox


Talent Pipeline DC Executive Committee 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber (Boardroom) (Committee members and invited guests only)


Breakfast Club Leads Group 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Egg & I

Leads Referral Group 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Castle Café - 403 Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104

Leads Plus 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pegasus Restaurant



Power Partners Leads Group 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Keller Williams Action Realty 140 S Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104

Leadership Douglas County Steering Committee 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

Government Interests Committee 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

Leads Plus 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pegasus Restaurant Member Orientation 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber


Chamber Board meeting 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Castle Rock Chamber (Board members and invited guests)

Talent Pipeline Douglas County JOB FAIR & CAREER EXPO Tuesday, January 15 Time: 11 AM to 5 PM DOUGLAS COUNTY EVENTS CENTER 500 Fairgrounds Drive

Annual Banquet/Awards Ceremony Saturday, May 4 Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows Chamber Golf Tournament Monday, June 10, 2019 Perry Park Country Club 9 AM Shotgun Start

WEBSITE BUSINESS DIRECTORY HITS: Nov/Dec : 32,195 Search Hits: 79,135 Chamber Represents 31,483 Full-time Member Employees 3,276 Part-time Member Employees


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