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SERVING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY SINCE 1955•REPRESENTING 14,902 MEMBER EMPLOYEES•AUGUST 2013 VOLUME 28, NUMBER 8
FEATURING: | 180 Juried Artists | Live Entertainment Imagination Zone for Kids | Student Chalk Art Competition Great Food | Johnsonville Big Tasty Grill Town Hall & PS Miller Library Parking Lots Adults $5 | Seniors $3 | Children under 12 - FREE
24th Annual Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock Approximately 25,000 participants will delight in the artistic impressions of more than 180 artists from across the country. Continual live main stage entertainment, featuring popular musicians, will provide a complimentary backdrop to this year’s program.
We will also feature strolling entertainers, the Artfest Store; a silent auction; student chalk art competition and the Imagination Zone for children.
Chamber Promoting Your Community.
There is something for everyone at the Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock – the weekend of September 7th and 8th. View 2013 Commemorative printpage 20.
this issue CEO Focus P.2 Chamber Night at the Fair P.3 Castle Rock WineFest : Success! P.5 Boot Camp , Now Recruiting P.6 New Online Purchase Option P.8 YEA! Accepting Applications P.10 Business of the Month P.12 Marketing Seminar Offered P.16 Third Tech Tuesday P.17
2013-2014 Board of Directors
It’s all about business! As a Chamber we continue to work towards creating a stronger local economy by providing programs that help you as business owners and managers. I believe that successful business people are successful because they take a clear-eyed look at the facts and act on them. In addition, leaders of successful companies continue to look ahead to understand how they and their employees can provide the products and services their clients and customers value and need.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Michael Likens, gopixel design studios inc.
CHAIR-ELECT Mike Tafoya, Estrada Strategies-DTC
TREASURER Nino DiMatteo, FirstBank - Douglas County
TREASURER-ELECT John Cona, ACME Brick
Pam Ridler, CCE Castle Rock Chamber President & CEO
You have resources available through the Chamber, we can assist you in taking your business to the next level—here are some of the options available:
Business Boot Camp begins its 5th year enhancing business growth. It is now more important than ever to get your business into shape. Our Business Boot Camp will be kicking off soon! Our focus is to assist the ownership of smallto medium-sized businesses to analyze and learn key ways to grow your business. The application deadline is September 16th; and classes begin on October 8th. Call me at the Chamber so that we can help you with your business future and answer any questions about this program or apply online at www.CastleRockEG.com.
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN Aaron Barrick, Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick, & Patoile P.C.
DIRECTORS Rand Clark, Random Productions Erik Erickson, WalMart Super Center David Farnan, Farnan Douglas County Libraries Todd Folkenberg, Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Brooke Fox, Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation Lisa Frizell, Douglas County Assessors Office
One-on-one Business Consultations with trained SCORE counselors are scheduled and held at the Chamber on Tuesdays. Free of charge, our SCORE mentors deliver confidential and valuable advice for your business needs. Our mentors will help you reach customers and achieve your goals. Just call us at the Chamber at 303688-4597 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Sign up online at www.CastleRockEG.com. Management and Employee monthly trainings 3rd Tech Tuesdays—what a success we have seen with this new series. Specific social media applications as it pertains to business and professional promotion are being taught by Dr. Michelle Post, Reach Your Potential, LLC. This free program is quick and hands on targeted to business owners and their employees to come together for coffee and learning in a safe and collaborative environment. The Business Success Workshop Series Business workshops are offered throughout the rest of the year at no cost to the business community to help our local businesses identify and define the key business elements and skills that are needed for them to achieve immediate and long term success. This series is facilitated by Mike Tafoya, Estrada Strategies and is sponsored by the business community. The series covers topics from strategic planning, sales, marketing, team building, etc.
Brock Goodwin, Mutual of Omaha Nadine Kirk, RE/MAX Alliance Brian Leugs, Business Communication Support Elyse McNulty, McNulty Kaiser Permanente Jaye Thompson, Colorado Community Bank Nate Tucker, Tucker Castle Rock Bank Linda Watson, Sky Ridge Medical Center
EX-OFFICIO Mayor Paul Donahue, Town of Castle Rock Frank Gray, President/CEO, Castle Rock EDC Sally Misare, Town Clerk Pam Ridler, CCE, President/CEO, Castle Rock Chamber
CHAMBER STAFF Pam Ridler, CCE, President/CEO
Second time around--the Castle Rock Chamber will be facilitating the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) again this year. A groundbreaking program that teaches high school students how to launch and run their own real businesses will begin in October. Only 20 students will be accepted into this prestigious program. Applications are now available, so if you know of kids that you think would benefit, send them our way. www.castlerock.org/yea. This after school program will begin in October and run through the end of May on a weekly basis (Monday’s from 5-8 pm located at Castle View High School).
Volunteers for needed for the YEA! program! For additional information on YEA! or how to apply as well as how to volunteer, contact Carrie Buchan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tammy Cratty, Office Administrator
Kevin Hamblin, Director of Membership Relations email@example.com Melissa Mares, Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org Wendy Krzeczowski, Event Manager email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Susan O’Malley, Membership Account Executive email@example.com
Celebrate the charm of an old-fashioned Fair Parade in downtown Castle Rock, brought to you by the Castle Rock Chamber in partnership with the Town of Castle Rock. SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013 Parade starts on the south end of Town beginning at 9 am, followed by the traditional BBQ to benefit the Douglas County High School Huskies at the Castle Rock Fire Department at 300 N. Perry Street. Thank You to our Generous Sponsors:
Chamber’s Mission, Vision & Values Our Mission To support, encourage & promote member businesses in the community To be a “voice” for businesses to local & regional government To foster a livable, vital community where quality of life & positive growth are both possible Our Vision Igniting passion for business success & community prosperity. Our Values Accountability-to provide transparent & responsive leadership; acting as good stewards of funds, time & resources Innovation-to inspire new ideas, solutions and opportunities Integrity-to do things right and always do the right thing Your Chamber works to... Respect-to earn trust & to hold others in high esteem -Strengthen our local economy Team Work-to motivate and empower one another to do great things -Promote the community Relationships-to build enduring connections and partnerships founded upon -Take political action honesty, gratitude & commitment -Create business relationships Diversity-to honor and value varied ideas, beliefs and practices -Represent business with government 3
Chamber has a “Grape Thing Going” here at the 10th Annual Castle Rock WineFest! In celebrating ten years in the making, it was definitely “Time For Wine” at the year’s WineFest. Guests of the outdoor wine tasting event were offered more than two dozen wineries and over 180 varietials of Colorado wine. The majestic valleys of Colorado's Rocky Mountains are blessed with warm days, cool nights and low humidity — perfect conditions for the cultivation of wine grapes with the complex character and chemistry required to produce award-winning wines. The word that Colorado is producing some really great tasting wine is getting around. Our preliminary numbers are indicating that we are up on our ticket sales over last year by 22.7%. And we surpassed our best year (2010) sales by 1.7%. Hats, Hats, and more Hats! It was the year for hats. Temperatures were warm and breezy at times throughout the day, but guests were prepared and ’stylin’ with a wide variety of hats on display. Whether you wore a fedora, cowboy, sun or straw hat you were definitely part of the “IN” crowd at the WineFest. Guests enjoyed live entertainment from two amazingly talented bands. The day opened with a Castle Rock based band. The John Saunders Band captured the combination of the laid back rhythms of Jack Johnson and solid drive of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, creating a unique sound they call “The Colorado Groove”. The party continued well into the evening with Waitin’ On Ray… this 6 piece band played those eclectic songs of yesterday and today with a flavor all their own and the crowd was apparently feeling it. At times you could see festival goers dancing and grooving alongside each other. For the more serious wine aficionados, wine seminars and cooking demonstrations were offered on the Home Depot pavilion. Fabulous food trucks and multiple Culinary, Lifestyle, and Artisan Vendors truly meant there was something for everyone at this year’s Castle Rock WineFest. Save the date for next year’s Castle Rock WineFest on July 19, 2014. One guest blogged of her experiences at the WineFest. Posted by D' Vine Wine Time in WINE TASTING: I can honestly say…..not one wine I tried was “bad” or “un-drinkable”. Colorado winemakers are not messing around with odd varietals or cheap drinking wines. Their wine is quality and most of the winemakers I met are focusing on varietals that grow well in the Palisades area outside of Grand Junction, CO ~ such as Pinot Grigio, Viognier and Riesling. A few stand outs for me were Allis Ranch Winery, Creekside Cellars and Desert Moon Vineyards. Allis Ranch Winery is located in Sedalia, CO. Mainly producing Rhone Style wines; they are a boutique winery focusing on small-lot vinification to create focused, hand-crafted wines. They make some delicious Syrahs as well a a very nice Viognier. View blog in it’s entirety at www.CastleRockCulture.com. 4
August Calendar of Chamber Events Thursday 1st Ribbon Cutting—NavPoint Real Estate Group @ 4:00 pm Friday 2nd Castle Rock Economic Partners (EDC) @ 8:00 am
PRESIDENT’S LEVEL Castle Rock Bank Colorado Community Media Sky Ridge Medical Center
Tuesday 6th Free Business Consultation (Chamber) National Night Out (Festival Park) @ 5:00 pm
EXECUTIVE LEVEL Black Hills Energy Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Douglas County Living Magazine Intermountain Rural Electric Assoc.
Wednesday 7th Leads Referral (Castle Cafe) @ 11:30 am Artfest Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 3:00 pm Thursday 8th Chamber Night at the Fair (Douglas County Fair Grounds) @ 5:00 pm
ENTREPRENEUR LEVEL Castle Rock Development Company FirstBank-Douglas County Patriot Enterprises
Saturday 10th DC Fair Parade (Downtown Castle Rock) @ 9:00 am Tuesday 13th Free Business Consultation (Chamber) The Breakfast Club Leads (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am Leads Plus (The Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Wednesday 14th Ambassadors Exec. Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 10:30 am Ambassadors Meeting (Chamber) @ 12:00 pm Thursday 15th Douglas County Community Foundation (Castle Rock Bank Castle Pines) @ 3:30 pm Leadership Douglas Alumni Social (Lone Tree Golf Club) @ 5:00 pm Friday 16th Castle Rock Economic Partners (EDC) @ 8:00 am Tuesday 20th Third Tech Tuesday “Social Media Strategies” (Chamber) @ 9 am Free Business Consultation (Chamber) Tiered Dues Taskforce Meeting (Chamber) @ 3 pm Wednesday 21st Leadership Douglas County Steering Meeting (Chamber) 7:30 am Community Leadership (Chamber) @ 11:30 am Leads Referral (Castle Cafe) @ 11:30 am Artfest Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 3:00 pm Business After Hours (Sky Ridge Medical Center) @ 5:00 pm Thursday 22nd Membership Orientation (Chamber) @ 8:00 am Board of Directors Meeting (Chamber) @ 11:30 Ribbon Cutting (Castle Rock Oral Maxillofacial Surgery) @ 4:00 pm Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Friday 23rd Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening (Meadows Orthodontics) @ Noon
PREMIER LEVEL ANB Bank Arapahoe Community College Bonaventure of Castle Rock Bubbles Liquor World CoWest Insurance Group Douglas County Libraries Folkestad,Fazekas,Barrick & Patoile PC gopixel design studios, inc. Kaiser Permanente Medved Autoplex at Castle Rock MyWedding.com One Clear Choice Garage Doors Plumbline Services Inc. Primrose Schools Random Productions Renewal By Andersen Wells Fargo Bank
Monday 26th Castle Rock Economic Gardening Meeting (Chamber) @ 11:30 am Tuesday 27th Free Business Consultation (Chamber) The Breakfast Club Leads (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am Leads Plus (The Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Wednesday 28th Business of the Month-Gallaware (Chamber) @ 9:00 am Thursday 29th Ribbon Cutting -Body by Vi/90 Day Challenge (Chamber) @ Noon Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm
APPLICATION DEADLINE 9/16/13
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY!
Thank You for your Support!
“What kind of business loans are out there?” View answer at: http://www.castlerockeg.com/ blog/2012/06/05/what-kind-of-business-loansare-out-there/ Learn how CREG can help your new or existing business succeed. “Ask CREG” today, it’s fast & easy! View more questions and answers at: www.CastleRockEG.com/blog 6
RECOMMEND JOINING THE CHAMBER! EARN CHAMBER CASH! WHAT: Stewardship Program WHY: Reduce Your Membership Investment Cost WHO: This program acknowledges and awards Chamber members for Stewardship of the Chamber in the Castle Rock Community. HOW: Steward Recognition: Your name and the referred new Chamber member will be spotlighted in the Business Voice in STEWARDSHIP RECOGNITION section.
To complete your referral go to http://www.castlerock./org/pdf/ MemberReferralCard2012.pdf.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO LEARN ABOUT ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES, CALL KEVIN OR
SUSAN AT THE CHAMBER 303-688-4597. This program is FREE and Exclusively for Chamber Members! (Offers Above Expire 8/31/13.) Login to your business Chamber account at www.officedepot.com and enter in the item numbers provided to take advantage of the savings. Visit: http://www.benefitscorporation.com/ CastleRock.php for additional offer details or to sign up for the program! 7
Purchase Chamber Merchandise Online Recently the Chamber added an online purchase option for those interested in Chamber merchandise and Castle Rock memorabilia. Merchandise is constantly being updated and added. Purchase the 10th Annual Castle Rock WineFest poster (while supplies last) or Pre-order the 2013 Colorado Artfest Commemorative print before they sell out. Visit https://castlerockchamber.webconnex.com/ chamber_merchandise and own your very own piece of Castle Rock. Discounts apply when ordering in multiples, these items make great gifts for family, friends, teachers and neighbors. Order today. Supplies are limited! 10th Annual Castle Rock Poster: $18.00 Castle Rock WineFest Coasters: $10/each Pre-order 2013 Colorado Artfest Commemorative Print: $65.00 Castle Rock, Colorado Coasters: $10/each MORE ITEMS COMING SOON!
The American Pickers Are Coming To Colorado! American Pickers are headed to Colorado in October, and they are looking for leads- interesting characters with interesting items and lots of 'em! Their favorite picks feature multiple buildings crammed with piles of cool stuff. Any local leads that you could pass their way would be greatly appreciated. If you aren't familiar with the show, visit here http://www.history.com/shows/american-pickers and view a list of some of the items at that they are looking for at http://www.castlerock.org/chamber_news2.htm although they are definitely not limited to this list! They are also looking for movie and music memorabilia, sports memorabilia, western items, and basically any other oddball, one-of-a-kind, or interesting historical item you can think of. Please note they do not go to shops, antiques malls, or flea markets, and they are not currently looking for any fine furniture, agricultural or farming items/equipment, depression glass, or pottery. Please send your leads to Melissa Mares at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the hotline number on the list. Stay tuned for viewing dates and times of the Colorado episodes. 8
Upcoming Networking Events
August Business After Hours & 10th Anniversary Celebration
Business After Hours
Wednesday, August 21st 5pm to 7pm
Sky Ridge Medical Center
gopixel design studios
Castle Rock Art Guild
10101 RidgeGate Pkwy Lone Tree, CO
One Pass for Networking level, free to Ascent level and above. $10 for Community Connection All events are 5-7pm GUESTS MUST HAVE ADMITTANCE PASS. Contact Kevin or Susan at the Chamber 303-688-4597.
Thank You to Douglas County Libraries, for hosting Julyâ€™s Business Over Breakfast! Chamber members enjoyed a delicious breakfast buffet provided by Flying Horse Catering. For more info about Douglas County Libraries visit : http:// douglascountylibraries.org/
Business Over Breakfast Thank You to Legacy Hospice, for hosting Julyâ€™s Business After Hours! Chamber members had a great time enjoying some tasty barbecue and building business relationships last month! For more info about Legacy Hospice visit : http://www.mylegacyhospice.com/
Arapahoe Community College
JM Kitchen & Bath 9
YEA! Now Accepting Applications
YEA! Is a groundbreaking and exciting afterschool program that transforms local high school students into real, confident entrepreneur. YEA! strengthens the community and the community strengthens YEA! Students are able to network
Challenge Your Creative Side and Make it Big in Business! Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is Now Accepting ApplicationsWe want your kids! YEA! is looking for students, entering grades 9-12, who have what it takes to start their own small business, from the ground up, with instruction and inspiration from local leaders. Students must be creative, energetic and interested in entrepreneurship. Both program and scholarship applications must be postmarked August 30, 2013. The selection process is competitive and applicants are urged to apply early. Classes are at Castle View High School and meet in the main library from 5:00 â€“ 8:00 PM on Monday nights. YEA! kicks off in October and ends in May. Contact Carrie Buchan
with and develop relationships with local business leaders, create jobs, and launch businesses in their own backyard. Students see that they can make a difference within the communities in which they live. The enthusiasm and success of the students are empowering for the entire community! Contact Carrie
Buchan at 720-440-3726 or email email@example.com.
Thank You to All Our Sponsors for their generous support! Sponsorships Are AvailableContact Kevin or Susan 303-688-4597. Gold Sponsors:
or call 720-440-3726 or visit: http:// castlerock.org/ YEA.htm
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Chamber Members Celebrating Anniversaries Business
Years with the Chamber
Douglas Elbert REALTOR Association
Douglas County Libraries
Douglas County Clerk and Recorder
Link Real Estate Group
Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum
Copperfalls Spa and Salon
Castle Country Assisted Living
Makkai Capital Management - Adam Makkai
Campbell Chiropractic, Inc.
AspenBio Pharma, Inc.
Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic, Inc.
BJ Enterprises Back Flow Testing & Repair
JS Enterprises Professional Custom Landscaping Design & Installation
Castle Rock Mini Storage
Colorado Pump Service & Supply Co.
Overhead Door Company of Colorado Springs
Castle Rock Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
GE Johnson Construction Company
Pearle Vision Centers
Edward Jones - Mike Riedmuller
MonaVie Distributor - Jim & Jeannie Young
Wapiti Enterprises LLC
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation
This and That
Digital Imaging by Design
Downtown Development Authority
Downtown Merchant Association
Mobile Record Shredders
1 Year 11
Business of the Month-Pegasus
The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce recently announced its July recipient for Business of the Month — Pegasus Restaurant. Owners John and Janie De Lay have been members of the Chamber for nearly 24 years. John Delay was named business person of the year in 2009. Pegasus Michael Likens, Chairman of the Board, proudly presents the Business of the Month award to John celebrates it’s 25th summer in Castle De Lay as Chamber staff and ambassadors show their support. Rock and 15 years at its current location on 313 Jerry Street. Pegasus serves Mexican, American and Greek food. It was voted the Best Breakfast and lunch in Castle Rock by the Colorado Community Newspaper. The De Lay’s are proud to be members of the Castle Rock Chamber and enjoy being part of the Castle Rock community. Congratulations from the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce for being recognized as an outstanding business.
Join A Leads Group! Leads Plus!
The Breakfast Club
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
7:30 am to 8:45 am
The Fowl Line
The policy for Chamber Leads is to have one representative per business per group. Chamber staff maintains a regularly updated waiting list. Please contact the staff liaison from preferred group at 303-688-4597 to check availability. 12
Ribbon Cuttings, Celebrate Your Success Let us help you celebrate! Have you opened a new business, expanded at your current location, relocated, or celebrating a milestone anniversary? Let the Castle Rock Chamber and the Ambassadors help you share the good news! A Ribbon Cutting ceremony is an important part of your overall marketing and advertising plan and is a great way to kick off a grand opening or relocation of a business.
Tricocciâ€™s Family Restaurant 310 Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-663-3676 Restaurants www.Tricoccis.com
Einstein Bagels 3993 Limelight Ave. Castle Rock, CO 80108 303-802-8589 Restaurants www.Einsteinbros.com
Schedule Your Ribbon Cutting Today! Email: Kevin@castlerock.org 13
Ambassador of the Month-Brock Goodwin Brock Goodwin, along with his wife Lisa and their two children Gabrielle and Blake, have been residents of Castle Rock since 2000. Brock has been involved in the Chamber’s Ambassador program since 2002. He has been elected twice as Chair of the Ambassadors, served as an Advisory Member to the Ambassadors, and was voted Ambassador of the Year in 2005. Brock Goodwin Mutual of Omaha
Brock has also served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors since 2005 and currently chairs a sales lead/
referral group. Ask Brock Goodwin the secret to his success and he will immediately single out the networking and business development opportunities that come with Chamber membership and Chamber involvement. As a Financial Advisor with Mutual of Omaha specializing in working with small businesses on their insurance and retirement planning, Brock also provides discounts for Chamber members on disability insurance, long term care insurance, and some life insurance products. Brock enjoys being connected to the community through his activities in the Chamber and is honored to be recognized as this month’s Chamber Ambassador of the Month. When it comes to relationship building, both personal and professional, Brock will enthusiastically state “the Chamber has opened up doors and opportunities that might not otherwise have existed were it not for my involvement in the Ambassador’s program”. Brock states that being an Ambassador “is an honor and a privilege that allows me to connect to the Castle Rock community”. Thank you Brock, for your dedication and support of the Castle Rock Chamber. Ambassador Program Sponsored By:
Chamber is Now Accepting Ambassador Applications Our highly visible and prestigious volunteers, the Ambassadors serve as the Chamber's primary liaison to Castle Rock Chamber members and play an essential role in membership retention, recruitment, anniversary calls, ribbon cuttings, conveying member needs and/or concerns to Chamber Staff and garnering support for the Chamber. If you are interested in learning more about the Ambassador program, email Kevin@castlerock.org or call 303.688.4597.
Member to Member Discount Program As part of your investment with the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, you are eligible to participate in this program! You may offer savings or items of value that represent your business and take advantage of those offers from fellow members. This is part of the Chamber’s ongoing efforts to help our members save. By participating in this program, you are furthering the goal of strengthening our local economy . View all the member to member discounts at www.CastleRock.org in the Members Only section or contact the Chamber at 303-688-4597 to participate.
Welcome New Members Bolder Promotions Kayley Brown (720) 445-5848 www.bolderpromos.com Promotional Products Fastsigns Doug Graham (720) 854-5755 18921 E. Plaza Dr. Suite 102 Parker, CO 80134 www.fastsigns.com/634 Signs Home Care Assistance David Peck 720) 320-1310 401 S. Wilcox St. #220 Castle Rock, CO 80104 www.homecareassistance.com Assisted Home Care
Push Saver Gary Carlson (303) 475-2011 3778 Sky Hawk Ct Castle Rock, CO 80109 www.pushsaver.com Marketing Rick's Home Repair Rick Todd (303) 386-2161 Handyman, Home Repair Rocky Mountain PBS Donna Holtzmann (303) 620-5760 1089 Bannock St. Denver, CO 80204 Www.rmpbs.org Public Media
Colorado Trailers Linda Larson 303) 688-8485 1070 Brookside Circle Castle Rock, CO 80104 www.coloradotrailersinc.com Trailer Sales and Service
Restaurant of the Month
Einstein Bagels 3993 Limelight Ave. Castle Rock, CO 80108 303.802.8589
Tutor Doctor Daniel Phillips (720) 638-1373 300 E. Miller Ct. Suite B-835 Castle Rock, CO 80104 www.tutoringcastlerock.com Tutoring Vin Boutique Danielle Cross (720) 988-9400 www.vinboutique.net Wine Services
The Pepsi Bottling Company 3801 Brighton Boulevard Denver 80216
Park Street/Jerry Street Storage 1500 N. Park Street Castle Rock 80104 303.688.2242 15
Marketing Seminar Offered to Members Local Search Marketing Insights by Webolutions Thursday, August 15, 2013 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Castle Rock Chamber
"I need an affordable, easy way to get my business to show up on the Internet. I need more leads. I need better ranks for my website on the Google search."
How Does Your Business Thrive?
If you're thinking or saying these things-and if you're not, you probably should be--join Webolutions Director of New Media Strategies Mike Hanbery for this free seminar: Local Search Marketing Insights by Webolutions. Local Search Marketing is an affordable and increasingly necessary way for businesses of all sizes to get found on the Google (and Yahoo and Bing) searches. In this seminar, learn from Internet marketing experts about this crucial element of marketing your business online. As you've probably noticed, major search engines now combine "local" and "organic" search results. On Google, these are the list of A-G "thumbtacks" that show up for search results:
Through the partnership of the Chamber, Town of Castle Rock, PS Miller Library and the Senior Core of Retired Executives (SCORE), we can help you keep your business on course or successfully help you launch a new venture by providing consultations with industry experts. Schedule appointments for a business consultation with an expert regarding the following:
During the seminar you'll learn: Getting your "thumbtack" to rank high on Google for relevant search terms is important, but Local Search Marketing is much more than that! Join Mike to learn Local Search Marketing fundamentals and how your business can construct and maintain the key elements of success, including defining, identifying and maximizing: •"Citation" websites •"Inbound links," which ones your business acquire and in what order of priority •Local and Industry online directories •And more. At this seminar, Webolutions will reveal its proven system for success in Local Search Optimization. Webolutions experts will be on hand to help you determine if and to what degree your business can and should manage this on its own and provide options for getting help in growing your business through Local Search Marketing.
Developing a business plan
Marketing and sales activities
Accounting and tax issues
Managing business growth
Business Boot Camp
Access to Local Expertise
Database & GIS Research
Call 303-688-4597 or sign up at: www.CastleRockEG.com
Free to Chamber Members; $49 For Prospective Members Register Now, RSVP Tammy@castlerock.org Not a Member of the Castle Rock Chamber? Join Now! Membership has it's privileges. 16
Upcoming Business Trainings Tuesday, August 20th
Dr. Michelle Post, Ph.D., MBA, CSMS
Castle Rock Chamber
Certified Social Media Strategist
TOPIC: Social Media Strategy: The Foundation of Your Social Media Platforms •
What is a social media strategy?
Why is it critical to have a social media strategy?
How to create your company's social media strategy?
Putting your social media strategy to work?
Resources, Resources and Resources
SAVE THE DATE: Next Third Tech Tuesday: September 17th
Free to Chamber Members; $10 for Potential members RSVP: Tammy@castlerock.org /Bring Your laptop/tablet: Free Wifi available.
Business Success Workshop Series continues-September 10th 5 Secrets to Success Converting Suspects to Sales Tuesday, Sept. 10th 9:30 to 1:00 pm Castle Oaks Evangelical Church 826 Park St, Castle Rock, CO Are you getting sales by accident or by design? Most business owners admit they get most sales by accident. Comments like these prove my point, “I met my last customer in the grocery line”, or “a friend of my wife referred my newest client”. Selling is an art as well as a science. Do you ask yourself these questions? 1) How can I consistently get in front of more qualified prospects? 2) How will I attract more prospects? 3) What message will help me to close more sales? 4) How did I lose that sale? At one point everyone in sales has asked these questions. What will you do next? Discover how to increase the number of leads, and close more sales by using Mike Tafoya’s 5 sales secrets developed during the down economy. In the workshop you will develop systems to: • Build strong relationships before trying to sell • Focus on the client not on products and services
RSVP: Tammy@Castlerock.org FREE to Chamber Members LUNCH INCLUDED!
• Be the expert and identify the pain • Read your prospect-they will tell you when they are ready. Mike Tafoya Estrada StrategiesBusiness Strategist and CEO Coach
Over the past 30 years, Mike Tafoya has been a leader in business development, sales process and sales strategies. Mike will tell you that in this economy his old techniques began to fail and sales declined. As a result, he developed a new sales approach which he now trains and coaches his clients to greater success. Start getting the results you need now and attend Mike’s newest sales workshop. 17
Town & County News & Events
Neighbors encouraged to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6- between the hours of 5 and 8 pm at Festival Park, neighbors throughout Douglas County are encouraged by the Castle Rock Police Department to join communities throughout America celebrating 30 years of National Night Out – because a connected neighborhood is a safer neighborhood. Free hot dogs, music and more. http:// www.castlerock.org/chamber_news8.htm. Castle Rock Police, Project Recycle team up to collect bicycles for children in need-The Castle Rock Police Department's Bike Patrol Unit is teaming up with Project ReCycle, a Douglas County-based nonprofit program, for a bicycle collection event on Saturday, Aug. 17. Bikes in any condition can be dropped off between 9 and 11 am at Festival Park. Project ReCycle volunteers then take the bikes, repair them, and then get them to children in need throughout Colorado. Read more at http:// www.townofcastlerock.com/CivicAlerts.aspx? AID=647. Firehouse remodel makes room for new ambulance, personnel to maintain service levels-To continue to meet services levels, the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department is this month putting into service the Town's third ambulance, along with six new highly-trained staff, which will be stationed at Station 153 in Founders Village. The community is invited to attend an open house from 10 to 11:30 am Saturday, Aug. 24 to tour facility improvements, view the new ambulance and meet fire personnel. Read more http://www.castlerock.org/ chamber_news6.htm. Two Slash / Mulch sites Open Saturdays-only for Slash Drop-off- Douglas County offers two locations for homeowners who have cleared their property of dead tree branches and shrubbery — helping residents ease the disposal of materials from fire mitigation efforts on their land. The two slash/mulch sites are located in Castle Rock and in the Deckers-area: Read more http://www.douglas.co.us/ publicworks/slash-mulch-program/
Come celebrate our Western Heritage and roots with our third FREE Starlight Summer Movie (Saturday, August 3) showing of Space Cowboys (PG-13 for foul language). Join us at 6pm for music, street fair, face painting, bounce house and more. *NEW* - Fair-inspired contests: including home-canned pickles, vegetables, fruits and jams & jellies. Watermelon eating contest for kids; pie-eating contest for adults. Movie starts at dusk. Dental Discount Program available to County residents-Dental care and orthodontics can now be more affordable in Douglas County. With the full support of the Board of Douglas County Commissioners, the county today affirmed its participation in the Dental Discount Program, made available to residents of Douglas County through the County’s membership in the National Association of Counties (NACo). The program enables the uninsured and underinsured residents of the County a discount of five to 50 percent on dental care and 20 percent on orthodontics when working with participating dentists or specialists. Read more http:// www.castlerock.org/chamber_news1.htm Fire restrictions removed in unincorporated Douglas County- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office lifted the temporary fire restriction order for all areas of unincorporated Douglas County, yet will continue to closely monitor the fire danger in the County and make appropriate adjustments. Recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the danger of wildfire, however, the Sheriff encourages individuals to be vigilant, as the danger of fire is always present. While many individuals will continue to enjoy the mountains and parks through the remainder of the season, they should be reminded to use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lighted cigarettes, and other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks as warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition. Partnership of Douglas County Governments Launches Senior Initiative Outreach Effort-Countywide Survey and Listening Tour are offered to facilitate input. For Douglas County residents aged 60 and older, their local governments are all ears. The County is experiencing the nation’s most dramatic percentage of population growth in adults aged 60 and older. According to the State Demography Office, by 2030 it is estimated that one in four residents of Douglas County will be age 60 or older – approximately 24% of the County’s population. To plan for this population shift and their needs, The Partnership of Douglas County Governments — a collaborative organization whose members are Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Douglas County, Douglas County Libraries, Douglas County School District, Highlands Ranch Metro District, Larkspur, Lone Tree, and Parker — established the Senior Initiative. Visit www.douglas.co.us/ communityresources/senior-initiative/ for more details and listening tour dates and locations. Downtown Castle Rock- Kids bored? Looking for something NEW and FUN to do? Come to Splash in the Park where there will be Slip 'n Slides, Bounce House, Super Soakers, Fire Department and more! FREE to the public. Splash in the Park, hosted by the Downtown Merchants Association is on every Wednesday until the end of August at Festival park from 11am to 2pm. More info at http://www.downtowncastlerock.com/ 18
Members in the News NavPoint Real Estate Group invites you to our Open House on August 1st from 4 to 7pm at 3740 Dacoro Lane Suite 200 - (Right behind the movie theater in The Meadows). Enjoy Beer, Wine & "Texas Style" BBQ. Come visit the NavPoint office and tour the Meadows Executive Suites. You’re invited to the Sam’s Club Open House this Friday thru Sunday, August 2 – 4. Come experience the value of membership during this event exclusively for our Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce members!! Become a new Sam’s Club member and receive a plethora of club offerings, including: Sam’s Club Gift Card, Free Sam’s Club Merchandise, & Sam’s Club Shopping Tote. For coupons and more details view the flyer here http://www.castlerock.org/ news.htm. Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation's 5th Annual Legends of Agriculture Award Dinner will be on Friday, August 2nd at the Douglas County Event Center. All Proceeds Benefit CALF's Connecting People to Agriculture Educational Programs and Community Projects. Tickets are $55 per person. Cocktails will be served at 5:30pm, with dinner beginning at 7pm, Sponsorship packages are available. For more details and to purchase tickets visit http:// www.thecalf.org/legend-of-agriculturetickets.html CastleRockBound.net Announces Third Live Webcam in Castle RockCastleRockBound.net announces the launch of its third exclusive new live webcam. The WJB Courtyard Cam features a view of the Courtyard on 333 Perry St. which is a hub of activity in Castle Rock. The camera provides online users the opportunity to view weather conditions, activity, traffic and scenery in Castle Rock. Read more http:// www.castlerock.org/news.htm
Call for Entry: “On The Edge” Submission Dates: Now through August 14th- Applying to Calls 4 Entry – Two Free Workshops Offered. There will be two free workshops to help people who are not acquainted with Call 4 Entry rules and/or have difficulty sizing and sending jpg images of their artwork. Each workshop will be the same. You may attend both if you think it will help you but one should be enough to answer most questions. Although we will give you tips a few tips on how to take photographs of your work, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO TAKE GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS, THIS WORKSHOP WILL NOT HELP YOU. You need to either (a) attend a class, which we will offer at another time, or (b) pay someone who does know how to do it for you. Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 1 pm & Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 6 pm. More info at http:// www.gcrag.com/ Rendezvous at the Rock-First Annual Beer Fest hosted by Rockyard Brewing Company will be on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Rockyard Brewing Company located at 880 Castleton Road in Castle Rock. Live Music, food and beer from 25+ breweries. For more info and to purchase tickets visit here http://www.castlerock.org/ news.htm Sassy Soiree, (one of Douglas County's premier fundraising events) celebrating it's 10th year, will be at the Douglas County Events Center on Friday, September 13th. Boutique & Auction doors open at 10 am, lunch at 11:30 am, and Fashion Show begins at noon. This mid-day luncheon and fashion show brings the community together to support the long-standing efforts of the Douglas/Elbert Task Force. Tickets On Sale now, visit here or view flyer on page 10. Coming Soon: A New Library in Castle Pines! Douglas County Libraries (DCL) has been blazing a trail and thriving for decades in Douglas County, Colorado, due to the generous support, patronage and growth of its community. Since 2007, DCL’s circulation has increased more than 24% (4.5% annually), from approximately 6.5 million to more than 8 million items every year. Its seven locations serve more than 2 million visitors and 230,000 program participants annually. In response to the community’s growth and demand for innovative new library spaces and services, DCL recently launched a multi-year campaign to fund and build three new libraries, for the Town of Parker, City of Lone Tree and City of Castle Pines. Read more at http://www.castlerock.org/ chamber_news3.htm 19
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Upcoming Signature Events Douglas County Fair Parade-August 10 Celebrate the charm of an old-fashioned Fair Parade in downtown Castle Rock, brought to you by the Castle Rock Chamber in partnership with the Town of Castle Rock. Parade starts on the south end of Town starting at 9 am, followed by the traditional BBQ to benefit the Douglas County High School Huskies at the Castle Rock Fire Department at 300 N. Perry Street. Volunteers (7 am to 11:30 am) are needed for this event, please contact Wendy@castlerock.org or call 303.688.4597.
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Upcoming 2013 Event Dates: Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock-September 7 & 8, 2013 Castle Rock Starlighting-November 23, 2013
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