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SERVING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY SINCE 1955•REPRESENTING 14,722 MEMBER EMPLOYEES•JUNE 2013 VOLUME 26, NUMBER 6
Business Boot Camp Class of 2012-2013
Castle Rock Chamber’s Golf Tournament
Monday, June 10th Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Class of 2013
Graduates of the Chamber’s Business Boot Camp and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Aspire to Excellence On May 14, business persons from the Chamber’s Business Boot Camp program presented their unique business growth implementation plans to their classmates, mentors and distinguished Castle Rock community and business leaders. Graduates of the program received valuable feedback and guidance to prepare them to lead their businesses to the next successful level. On May 20, students graduated from the Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy with fully functional businesses. These businesses will become members of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and are ready to serve the Castle Rock community! Read more on page 9.
this issue Letter from the New Chairman P.2 LDC Accepting Applications P.3 Boot Camp Recruiting Event P.5 Chamber Golf Tournament P.6 WOI Luncheon P.10 Castle Rock WineFest P.13 Chamber Trip to Ireland P.15 Third Tech Tuesday, LinkedIn P.18
Letter from our Chairman
2013-2014 Board of Directors EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Michael Likens gopixel design studios, inc.
I’m proud and humbled to serve as Chairman of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the coming year. First, speaking for the Chamber and the Castle Rock community, I’d like to thank Aaron Barrick of Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile PC for his exceptional leadership as the Chairman this past year. I’m grateful that Aaron will be a key part of the Executive Team this year.
It goes without saying (but I will anyways!) that I’m looking forward to working with Chamber President / CEO Pam Ridler, the talented and hard working staff, the Ambassadors, the Board Members, and the countless volunteers serving on committees and working at events.
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
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN Aaron Barrick, Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick, & Patoile P.C.
DIRECTORS Rand Clark, Random Productions
When you stop and think about it, so many of the annual events that add to Castle Rock’s unique charm and small town feel are Chamber programs, led and staffed by Chamber employees and volunteers—the Artfest, Wine Fest, Starlighting, Douglas County Fair Parade and the Healthy Living Expo. The Chamber clearly has more than a business focus—it has a community focus.
David Farnan, Farnan Douglas County Libraries
I’m also excited to be in a position to work closely with the Town’s leaders and groups that help make Castle Rock such a wonderful place to live and do business—the Town Council and staff, the Chamber, the Economic Development Council, the Downtown Alliance, and the Economic Partnership, to name a few. Our community is very fortunate to have forward thinkers in all of these organizations who embrace collaboration.
Nadine Kirk, RE/MAX Alliance
Todd Folkenberg, Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Brooke Fox, Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation Lisa Frizell, Douglas County Assessors Office Brock Goodwin, Mutual of Omaha
Brian Leugs, Business Communication Support Elyse McNulty, McNulty Kaiser Permanente Wendy Nelson, Nelson B2B CFO Jaye Thompson, Colorado Community Bank Nate Tucker, Tucker Castle Rock Bank
One of my primary goals for the coming year is to complete the process started at our Board Retreat in January where we sought to prioritize all the Chamber’s programs, activities, and functions. During this evaluation process, though, you can be sure that the Castle Rock Chamber will continue to focus its time and resources on its core mission:
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
• Support and promote member businesses;
Pam Ridler, CCE, President/CEO, Castle Rock Chamber
• Be a voice to government; and
• Foster a livable community with positive growth
Pam Ridler, CCE, President/CEO
If you are not a member of the Chamber and you share these values, please join our cause. There are membership levels and rates that work for any sized business, from home-based “solopreneurs” to well-staffed corporations.
And if you are already a member, thank you for your support. Please make the most of your membership by joining the groups and committees that make sense for you and attending the networking and training sessions. There is no better way to develop business contacts and forge solid business relationships than serving in these settings.
Melissa Mares, Director of Communications
Once again, thank you for the opportunity to help lead the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. As with the previous men and women that held this position, my ultimate goal is to do as well as they did to move the organization forward so that it is stronger and more effective and provides more member value than a year ago. With your help and support, we will achieve this once again in 2013.
Kevin Hamblin, Director of Membership Relations firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Wendy Krzeczowski, Event Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Tammy Cratty, Office Administrator
Susan O’Malley, Membership Account Executive email@example.com Teresa Baker, Receptionist firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership Douglas County, Now Accepting Applications
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
June Calendar of Chamber Events Sunday 2nd 26th Annual Subaru Elephant Rock Ride (Douglas County Fairgrounds) @ 6:00 am Tuesday 4th Free Business Consultation (Chamber) Castle Rock Economic Gardening Taskforce (Chamber) @ 10:00 am Wednesday 5th Leadership Douglas County (Lone Tree Arts Center) @ 8:00 am Leads Referral (Castle Cafe) @ 11:30 am Leadership Douglas County Graduation (Cherokee Ranch & Castle) @ 4:00 pm Thursday 6th Membership Orientation (Chamber) @ 7:45 am Ribbon Cutting (Gold & Silver Buyers) @ 4:00 pm Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Friday 7th Castle Rock Economic Partners (EDC) @ 8:00 am Monday 10th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament (Red Hawk) @ 9 Hole 8:00 am & 18 Hole 12:00 pm Tuesday 11th Free Business Consultation (Chamber) Government Issues Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 7:30 am The Breakfast Club Leads (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am Leads Plus (The Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Wednesday 12th Ambassadors Exec. Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 10:30 am Ambassadors Meeting (Chamber) @ 12:00 pm Event ROI Taskforce (Chamber) @ 1:30 pm Thursday 13th Business over Breakfast (H&M Transmission) @ 7:30 am Ribbon Cutting (Rocky Mountain Peace Path) @ 4:00 pm Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Tuesday 18th Third Tech Tuesday (LinkedIn for Business) @ 9am Free Business Consultation (Chamber) Wednesday 19th Leadership Douglas County Steering Meeting (Chamber) 7:30 am Community Leadership (Castle Rock Adventist) @ 11:30 am Leads Referral (Castle Cafe) @ 11:30 am Business After Hours hosted by GoSocial Douglas County) @ 5:00 pm Thursday 20th DC Fair Parade Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 3:00 pm Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Friday 21st Castle Rock Economic Partners (EDC) @ 8:00 am Monday 24th Castle Rock Economic Gardening Meeting (Chamber) @ 11:30 am
PRESIDENTâ€™S LEVEL Castle Rock Bank Colorado Community Media Sky Ridge Medical Center EXECUTIVE LEVEL Black Hills Energy Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Douglas County Living Magazine Intermountain Rural Electric Assoc. ENTREPRENEUR LEVEL Castle Rock Development Company FirstBank-Douglas County Patriot Enterprises Webster University 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 Wells Fargo Bank
Wednesday 26th Business of the Month (Awards with More) @ 9:00 am Artfest Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 3:00 pm Boot Camp Recruitment Social (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Thursday 27th Ribbon Cutting (ANB Bank) @ 9:00 am Board of Directors Meeting (Chamber) @ 11:30 am Ribbon Cutting (The Meadows Family Eye Care) @ 4:00 pm Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm
Tuesday 25th Free Business Consultation (Chamber) The Breakfast Club Leads (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am Leads Plus (The Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am
Business Boot Camp Recruitment Party When: Wednesday, June 26 Time: 5:30pm to 7pm Location: Castle Rock Chamber (420 Jerry Street) If you own a viable Castle Rock-based company and want to take it to the next level, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Business Boot Camp will help get you there. This high impact program is built around seven monthly sessions (three hours each) beginning in October and is augmented by peer and mentor support. The curriculum is rigorous but we have seen in the past years, that those who have stuck with the program have come away with a clear plan and the skills needed to grow their business. Additionally, the graduates of this program are publically recognized as Castle Rock’s emerging business leaders. The Business Boot Camp is exclusively for owners of Castle Rock-based companies that have been in business three years or more and have at least three employees (including independent contractors). Each class is limited to fifteen people in order to provide personalized instructor and mentor attention. We are targeting companies that have a clear commitment to growth. Join us to learn more about our Business Boot Camp program as we are recruiting for our 2013-2014 program. Come hear from past participants, mentors, and instructors on the many benefits to this program. No obligation, just information. Join us. RSVP to Tammy@castlerock.org or call the Chamber at 303-688-4597.
This Program is Sponsored in part by:
Visit their websites at: https://www.CRGov.com https://www.DouglasCountyLibraries.org Thank You for your Support!
WE WANT YOU! Now Recruiting
For 2013-2014 Program. www.castlerockeg.com/bootcamp.htm
“Business boot camp helped me see my business from a different perspective.
“I found great value in the Boot Camp. I have already seen the ROI and an increase in my bottom line as a direct result of the implementation of initiatives developed from this course. Thanks to the Chamber for providing easy access to such a powerful program." Dan Reeter, Owner Nytech Heating & Cooling
Working with my employees to hear their thoughts made me realize that as an owner it is more important to manage the business and not micromanage my employees. I am excited to apply the advanced marketing lessons learned during the IT session and have incorporated a very forward technology driven business concept, including a Skype station, into our retail location.” Heather Struna, Owner Wedding Treasures Bridal & Tuxedo
“What is a current ratio and why would I want to track it?” View answer at: http:// www.castlerockeg.com/ blog/2012/06/05/what-is-a-currentratio-and-why-would-i-want-totrack-it/
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 5
Chamber’s Golf Tournament-June 10th The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Bubbles Liquor World will host their annual golf tournament on Monday, June 10 at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course. 18 hole Two tournaments to choose from! tourney Price Includes: Box Lunch Greens Fees Range Balls Golf Cart Goody Bag Prize Drawings Contest Holes BBQ Chicken/Brisket Buffet 19th Hole Networking Event Individual Trophies for Winners
(Complementary beverages provided by Bubbles Liquor World & Colorado Beer, Liquor & Wine Distributors)
Don’t have all day to commit? Join us for a quick in and out 9-Hole Tourney, shotgun start at 8am! Price is $39 per player. Includes continental breakfast, green fees/range balls/cart, and networking with others! Space is limited, so Register Today! Come for a day of Great Food & Golf; BUT leave with Leads & Networking Connections.
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. Award year with photo and article in the Business Voice. Credit can be applied to membership, event tickets, advertising, etc.
*Some restrictions apply
3 Hole In One Contests! Distributor Giveaways & So Much More! Join Us!
Not A Golfer, You Can Still Participate! Increase Your Business Exposure and Represent Your Business. Sponsorship Opportunities Available, Starting as low as $99!
GET IN THE GAME! www.CastleRock.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO LEARN ABOUT ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES, CALL THE CHAMBER AT 303-688-4597
Upcoming Networking Events June Business Over Breakfast
Business After Hours
goSocial Douglas County
Sky Ridge Medical Center
gopixel design studios
Sponsor this event!
Thursday, June 13 7:30am to 9am 500 2nd Street Free to Networking level & above ; $10 for Community Connection Guests Must Have a Pass. Contact Susan Oâ€™Malley at 303-688-4597.
June Business After Hours
Wednesday, June 19 5pm to 7pm
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
Location: The White Pavilion 414 North Perry 7
YEA! Class Update Local Young Entrepreneurs Show They Have What it Takes to Make it Big in Business Local Castle View and Douglas County students from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class of 2013 revealed six new start-up businesses to the public, at the YEA! Trade Show on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Philip S Miller Library. The presentation is a culmination of nine months of hard work, resulting in the graduates owning and operating their own businesses. At YEA! Students are taught by local entrepreneurs and are introduced to guest lecturers, successful entrepreneurs, and business mentors. They brainstorm ideas, write business plans and actually launch their own company or social movement! YEA! runs during the academic year from October to May, with classes meeting every Monday from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The program is now currently accepting applications for next year’s YEA! Class of 2014.
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 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!
Congratulations to the YEA! Class of 2013! Seven students graduated this year with fully functional businesses. Monster Mania, LLC is a company that makes monster pillows. These pillows are customizable by the child and available for sale at www.monstermaniapillow.com, CEO Garrett Crandall was the winner of the Castle Rock YEA! program’s Investor Panel and was sent to New York to compete with other YEA! programs around the country. Congratulations Garrett on a job well done! Rayve Events, LLC is an event planning company that specializes in planning events for teens. CEO Megan Arntzen is a certified event planner and ready to plan you child’s Sweet Sixteen or Graduation party. You can reach Megan at www.rayveevents.com.
Thank You to All Our Sponsors for their generous support! Gold Sponsors:
Shadow Snacks, LLC is run by partners Anmol Singh and Pratyush Kothyal. They produce organic, healthy dog treats. Visit www.shadowsnacks.com to place your order. Shift Learning, LLC is an education company focusing on teaching us how to best use our mobile devices such as our iPhone and iPad. CEO Jake Rullman will be teaching classes at the Philip S Miller Library. Goto www.ShiftLearning.org to register.
Bolder Promotions, LLC is run by CEO Kayley Brown. Kayley specializes in promotional products personalized with your company’s logo. From magnets to pens to t-shirts, Kayley can find the perfect promotional product for you. You can contact Kayley by email: email@example.com.
For more information or to obtain an application for the 2013/2014 school year, contact the Chamber at 303-688-4597.
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Chamber Members Celebrating Anniversaries Business
Year with the Chamber
Waste Management Arapahoe/Douglas Works! AreaNewsletters Castle Rental, Inc. Douglas County Temporary Services, Inc. Insurance Town and Country Yogi Bear's Park at Larkspur Skyline Glass Inc. Brookside Inn Douglas Land Conservancy Faith Lutheran Church Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care Ray Navarro Links at Plum Creek, The Dumb Friends League- Buddy Center Heard Financial Solutions Numerical Control Consultants, Inc. Bruce L. Fosdick, CPA, PC Castle Rock Orthodontics Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Haulaway Santiago's Mexican Restaurant Plum Creek Community Church Liberty Mutual Insurance - Kent Underwood
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Peak View Dental, L.L.C. Castle Oaks Covenant Church Visions Salon Achieve Web Design, Inc. Birth ROCKS! LLC - Dr. Niki Katzenmeier, DC Five Rings Financial - Christopher Cassese Random Productions Elements Therapeutic Massage Premier Designs High Fashion Jewelry DCF Guns Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. Re/Max Alliance - Tom Calhoun Perry Park Country Club Remote Bookkeeper, LLC TQ Photography
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Anytime Fitness Steam Pro Inc. World Pest Control, Inc of Colorado Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C. Hampton Inn Home Helpers Lost Coffee Lincoln Meadows Senior Living Home Instead Senior Care
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The Women of Influence Luncheon Series provides opportunities and a venue for women leaders to network, share their best insights and business practices, and foster connections with others. Each quarterly luncheon will address a particular key issue and solutions to women's advancement. The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce welcomes Bridget Niblack Abraham窶年ew York, NY has been with Citi since 2007 and has served Time: 11:30 am to 1 pm in a variety of roles in Global Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance services including managing governance forums, designing monitoring Augustine Grill scenarios, metrics and analytics, risk assessments and global coordi(519 Wilcox Street) nation of large initiatives. Prior to joining Citi, Bridget worked in AML consulting for Deloitte, a Bank Examiner for the Federal Reserve Tickets: $37.00 for members Bank where she conduced several Bank Secrecy Act examinations, Guest Speaker: $47.00 for future members and an Economic Research Assistant for the Federal Reserve Bank. Bridget Niblack Abraham, Bridget holds a B.A. and a M.S. in Economics from Colorado State CitiGroup Luncheon Sponsored By: University and is a former graduate of Douglas County High School in Castle Rock.
Thursday, July 25th
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10th Annual Castle Rock WineFest On Saturday, July 20th, 2pm to 8pm, wine lovers will have an opportunity to participate in a Grand Tasting of Colorado wines at one convenient location The Grange in the Meadowsâ„˘ at 3692 Meadows Blvd. Castle Rock WineFest, an outdoor wine tasting event, will offer more than 30wineries and over 160 varieties of Colorado wine. Grand Tasting Tickets cost $27 prior to July 18th, $37 after.
First 2000 WineFest Attendees will receive a free wine bottle tote and wine glass. This event draws wine aficionados for its tastings, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, food and entertainment. As part of the WineFest celebration, Winemaker Dinners will be held the week prior to the Grand Tasting Event. Dinners feature select wine pairings with signature cuisine at local area restaurants. Tuesday, July 16th-Gabrielâ€™s with Varaison Vineyards and on Wednesday, July 17th-Augustine Grill with Avanti WineryDiscounted Grand Tasting/Winemaker Dinner Combo Tickets Are Available. Purchase Tickets now www.CastleRockWineFest.com or call the Chamber at 303-688-4597.
Ribbon Cuttings, Celebrate Your Success Let us help you celebrate! Have you opened a new business, expanded at your current location, relocating, or celebrated a milestone anniversary? Let the Castle Rock Chamber 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.
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado 2746 5th St. Castle Rock , CO 80104(303) 688-3025
Home Instead Senior Care 399 Perry St. Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 688-7852
Duty to Act 353 Park Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109 (720) 644-7552
Firestone Complete Auto Care 38 E. Allen St. Castle Rock, CO 80108 (303) 688-8223
Ambassador of the Month-Sue Turner Ambassador Program Sue Turner is a Colorado native, and Sponsored By: has lived in Castle Rock for seventeen years with her husband Brett and son, Steve, all of whom work in their own business, Proforma Image Branding. She moved to Castle Rock when Littleton started getting “too big.” She and her family love the small town feel, and the sense of community that is typical of small towns. Even though Castle Rock has grown a lot in the time she’s been here, Sue feels it has maintained the small town feel, and frequently talks about how “they roll up the sidewalks at night.”
Sue is in her third year as an Ambassador. She has been a strong advocate for the Chamber since she joined more than five years ago. She enjoys being an Ambassador for the camaraderie that it brings, as well as the opportunity to mentor new and potential members. Being an Ambassador provides the opportunity to take an active role in the community and make a difference. The role of Chamber Ambassador also defines you as a person who is interested in building business relationships, encouraging new business leaders to become more involved and generally making this community great place to work and live. It is the same reason Sue enjoys being a member of the chamber - for the relationships she has developed, and many strong friendships as well. Having clients become friends is what being in business is all about! Congratulations and Thank You Sue, for all your hard work supporting and promoting the Chamber! Join a LEADS Group! LEADS PLUS 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Meets at The Fowl Line
LEADS REFERRAL 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Village Inn
THE BREAKFAST CLUB 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:30 am to 8:45 am Village Inn
Contact: Kevin Hamblin Kevin@castlerock.org
Contact: Susan O’Malley Susan@castlerock.org
Contact: Tammy Cratty Tammy@castlerock.org
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 economic development and growth in our community. 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.
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. 13
Business of the Month-Acme Brick Company Are You Taking Advantage? AFFINITY PROGRAMS CAN SAVE YOU MONEY! Office Depot Program! Members save approximately 15% to 25% annually on their office supplies! To receive your National Program Office Depot card, please call Susan O’Malley at 303-688-4597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Likens, Chamber Board Chairman, proudly presents the Chamber’s Business of the Month Award to John Cona and the Acme Brick staff as Chamber Ambassadors & staff show their support.
The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce recently announced its May recipient for Business of the Month — Acme Brick Company. Acme Brick Company has been proud members of the Castle Rock Chamber for more than 26 years! Plant Manager, John Cona also serves on the Chamber Board of Directors as the Chamber’s Treasure Elect. Acme Brick Company operates a brick manufacturing plant at 401 Prairie Hawk Drive in Castle Rock. The plant has been on Prairie Hawk for over 30 years making fired clay brick products for commercial and residential applications. Acme Brick is a division of Berkshire Hathaway. Acme employs over 50 associates in full time positions with benefit packages that include vacation time for hourly workers. They are in the process of hiring 13 employees to meet demand from the improving economy. The brick plant and sales office are both located in the same facility. They also offer clay pavers, ThinBrik and a variety of stone, glass block and specialty brick not manufactured on site. Acme Brick strives to build lifetime customer relationships and have a positive and active role in the community.
Comcast Business Class is available to Members! Whatever the size of your company, it needs to respond quickly to the needs of customers, communicate reliably with suppliers, and find smarter ways to increase employee productivity. Chamber members can save on internet Service and Voice service! For more information, contact Mark Pendergast of Comcast Business Class at 303-720-8090 or email email@example.com
For more information about Acme Brick visit their website at www.brick.com or call (303) 688-6951. Congratulations from the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce for being recognized as an outstanding business.
For More Information about these programs visit www.CastleRock.org and click on Affinity Programs Icon.
Welcome New Members Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
Meadows Family Eye Care, The
Eric Seufert (303) 660-2275
Ryan Reid, OD (303) 660-6005
1043 Park St.
3750 Dacoro Ln. Suite 140
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Sbarra Construction West, Inc.
Shawn Chin (303) 688-8855
Plum Creek Investment Services, Inc.
1015 Park St.
Brian Weatherly (303) 688-2292
Castle Rock, CO 80109
333 Perry St. Suite 204
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Automobile Dealers - Used Cars
Cold Stone Creamery
Financial Advisor, Financial Planning Consultants
Tony Sbarra (303) 515-7052
Shannon Marsden Shannon Marsden (303) 518-2386 Individual Member
Candice DeJong (720) 733-9971 312 Metzler Drive Unit A
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Dree Ward (303) 717-3998
Carpet & Rug Cleaners, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners
Caterer of the Month
Fat Daddyâ€™s BBQ Darren Wills 303.525.4090
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
Gallaware launches AMB (the Chamber Ambassadors point tracking system). Gallaware, Inc. recently offered its services to assist the Chamber and its Ambassadors with a better way to manage their monthly points system. Primarily implemented as a way for the Chamber to track and acknowledge the contributions and volunteer work of the Ambassadors, the old spreadsheet and paper-based point system was becoming time consuming and cumbersome to keep up, and even more difficult to generate consolidated informative reports from. As part of the new 2013 Executive Committee, Ambassador Secretary, Melanie Calhoun, with Premier Designs Jewelry, approached Gallaware “to see if there was an easier and more efficient way to do this”. Ms. Calhoun was familiar with Gallaware’s “productivity software development” and their ability to create easy-to-use-and-maintain custom solutions for a wide range of data management problems. Gallaware quickly determined the best solution for this problem was a web-based, database application or webapp. Read more at …… Each month, as part of the secretary’s responsibilities, Ms. Calhoun logs into the Ambassadors point tracking system (AMB) website and enters information on all of the events that the Ambassadors might participate in during that month. (For those not aware of the Chamber’s Ambassador program, there are a LOT of things that the Ambassadors do. A short list includes: making Anniversary Calls, attending, working at and sometimes speaking at Ribbon Cuttings, Business After Hours, Business Over Breakfast, Business of the Month, serving as “Buddy” for a potential or new Chamber member at one of those functions, Mentoring new Chamber members, and much more.) Assigning Ambassadors to events through AMB is more efficient than the previous routine of copying and pasting data into spreadsheets. Ambassadors can then log into AMB at their convenience and essentially “check” each event they participated in. They no longer have to remember how many points are earned for each (type of) activity, nor calculate the total points earned that month; the system does this for them. This feature ensures more accurate point calculations. The webapp provides a variety of reports that can be generated with a few clicks of the mouse, such as individual monthly point sheets for each Ambassador, a consolidated summary of all Ambassadors points for a given month (to instantly determine Ambassador of the Month), historical information to make sure no Anniversary Calls or Mentorings fall through the cracks, etc. These reports provide information in a manner that was very difficult with the previous spreadsheet and paper system. AMB even has the ability to allow the Ambassadors to enter comments based on their activities and membership interactions and automatically forward these comments via email to the Chamber for any necessary action. Although already exceeding the capabilities of their previous method of point tracking, the list of potential capabilities for this new application continues to grow. Gallaware has been an active Chamber member since 1999 and has really enjoyed assisting with this project. As a co-member of the Chamber recently summarized, Gallaware’s specialty is “creating software systems to lessen the stress and smooth the flow of information”. If you can't find a program "off the shelf" to automate, or better automate, your office/data processes, or Word and Excel can no longer adequately handle it, Gallaware can develop a product customized specifically for your needs. Contact Gallaware at 303-814-3867. 16
How Does Your Business Thrive? 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. If you are an established business or start-up, schedule appointment for a business consultation with an expert regarding the following:
Developing a business plan
Marketing and sales activities
Accounting and tax issues
Join Us for Member Orientation
Managing business growth
When: Thursday, June 6th
Business Boot Camp
Time: 8:00 am
Access to Local Expertise
Database & GIS Research
Free to Chamber Members $10 for Potential members RSVP: Tammy@castlerock.org Bring Your laptop/tablet: Fre Wifi available
Where: Castle Rock Chamber Member Orientation gives members the opportunity to fully understand their Chamber membership benefits and to familiarize themselves with the Chamber staff. Held quarterly, members enjoy a light breakfast, meet and greet, and network with others while attending mini break out sessions with the staff. Whether you are a new member, need a refresher or update on your benefits, or if you haven’t seen the newly remodeled visitors center, you are invited to join us for our next Member Orientation. Email Kevin@castlerock.org or call 303-688-4597 to reserve your spot.
Call 303-688-4597 or sign up at: www.CastleRockEG.com
Town & County News & Events Roadwork means lane closures on Meadows Parkway this summer-Two road projects are coming to the Meadows Parkway corridor this spring and summer, meaning delays and some lane closures on Meadows Parkway and Prairie Hawk Drive. Read more at http:// www.castlerock.org/chamber_news1.htm. Sixth Street to be temporarily closed for waterline installation-To improve water service in an area of downtown, Sixth Street will be temporarily closed in early June. Starting June 3, Sixth Street between Perry and Wilcox streets will be closed so crews can install the 300-foot waterline. The work will be between 7 am to 5 pm and is expected to last about two weeks. Stay up-to-date on roadwork, including lane and road closures, at CRgov.com/roadwork and on Facebook (facebook.com/CRgov) and Twitter (@CRgov). Also, watch for electronic signs in the area. The Population & Development Report has been updated with new information. These profiles are two-page summaries of the most significant information about a topic. The following have been updated with new data: Douglas County Demographic Summary 2013: http:// www.douglas.co.us/documents/douglas-countydemographics-summary.pdf Douglas County Growth and Development 2012 Profile: http://www.douglas.co.us/documents/ douglas-county-growth-and-development-2012profile.pdf Douglas County Housing Profile: http:// www.douglas.co.us/documents/douglas-countyhousing-profile.pdf Also, two new profiles are available. The Douglas County Economic Development Profile provides data on labor and employment for 2011. http://www.douglas.co.us/documents/douglascounty-economic-development-profile.pdf The Douglas County Profile for the At-Risk Population includes information on poverty rates, housing costs, and Human Services assistance. http://www.douglas.co.us/documents/douglascounty-profile-for-the-at-risk-population.pdf The link to the Demographics home page is: http://www.douglas.co.us/demographics/
The D ou g l a s County Sheriff's Office is focused on meeting or exceeding the most current, accepted standards of the law enforcement profession in order to provide high value services to the citizens and businesses of Douglas County. In this effort, the Sheriff's Office is pursuing accreditation of the Regional Dispatch Center. Citizen input is a significant part of the accreditation process and your participation is greatly appreciated. Survey link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1245450/Douglas-CountySheriff-s-Office-DCSO-Regional-Dispatch-Center-Community-OpinionSurvey-May-2013 Go Fly A Kite - The Downtown Castle Rock Outdoor Summer Series kicks off on June 1 with the showing of Mary Poppins (G). Starting at 6pm with a street festival, music, kite flying demonstrations, face painting, bounce house and more, it’s all FREE and open to the public. The movie begins at dusk. Bring you blanket or chairs and join us at Festival Park (2nd and Wilcox Street) on Saturday, June 1st for a night of family fun. View entire Outdoor Summer Movie Series at www.downtowncastlerock.com. The Ducky Derby is the largest annual fundraiser of the local Rotary Clubs and will be held on Sat, June 8, 11am – 5pm at Festival Park, 2nd Street and Perry Street This event is Family Fun for Everyone", Duckys begin racing around 3pm. Other activities include: Waddle Walk, face painting, vendors, food, entertainment/bands, bouncing safari house & slide, silent auction - and much more! Kick off the Father's Day weekend with classic cars, 1950's fun, street fair, music, hula hooping, kids zone with pony rides, Bouncy House, face painting and more at the Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show . On Saturday, June 15th from 10-3pm the Downtown Merchants and the Vintage Car Club of Castle Rock partner to bring this great FREE family event. Music by Dixie Leadfoot and the Chrome Struts. Following the Car Show enjoy more 50's fun with the Classic Rock Cruise in Sock Hop at the White Pavilion. Put on your poodle skirt, slick back your hair and come Jitterbug. For information on registering a car in the show go to http://thevinta gecarclub.com/ Summer fun, learning meet at new junior summer camps - Building a solid foundation for your child’s education isn’t just a school-year endeavor. This summer, children will combine summer learning and fun at the Castle Rock Recreation Center’s Rock Rec Camps and new Adventure Club Camps. Read more at http://www.castlerock.org/ chamber_news9.htm. Free Gardening Assistance Available -CSU Extension Colorado Master Gardeners are committed to using horticulture to empower gardeners, develop partnerships, and build stronger communities through education and outreach. Master Gardener volunteers are available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 720-733-6935 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 19
Members in the News The law firm of Robinson & Henry, P.C., is pleased to announce the hire of Robert Chappell as a senior associate. Mr. Chappell will be leading the firm’s criminal law practice and has over 36 years experience as a former prosecutor in Colorado’s Eighteenth Judicial District, which serves Douglas, Arapahoe, Elbert, and Lincoln counties. “Mr. Chappell is an accomplished criminal law attorney and will provide outstanding service and representation to the firm’s clients” shared Bill Henry, Robinson & Henry’s managing partner. “We are thrilled to have him join us.” Robert Chappell has experience in all types of criminal charges such as traffic, misdemeanors, and felonies, including assault, financial crimes, robbery, and Murder in the First Degree. If you are facing criminal prosecution or have been charged with a crime, contact Robinson & Henry now and make an appointment for a free consultation with Mr. Chappell at (303) 688-0944 in the firm’s Castle Rock office. MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS, Castle Rock, Colo., was named 2013 Contractor of the Year in the $10 million-$50 million category by the American Subcontractors Association of Colorado (ASAC) at the 28th Annual ASAC Construction Industry Awards program held at the Wellshire Inn in Denver last month. MW GOLDEN CONSTUCTORS also received the highly acclaimed ASAC Excellence in Safety Award, which recognizes the contractor’s outstanding safety program in 20 areas of safety policy, procedure and performance.
The Greater Castle Rock Art Guild (GCRAG) is holding a garage/art/craft/ furniture sale on May 31st, June 1st and June 2nd. Hours are from 9 am to 4 pm. It will be held at 899 Ridge Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104, across from the Ridge Road King Soopers Shopping Center. Look for the balloons on the west side of Ridge Road, 100 feet south of 5th Street. Anyone wishing to donate items or wishing to help with the sale, call Ellie at 303-660-0856. All sales benefit GCRAG. The Greater Castle Rock Art Guild Presents Its First Annual Court the Arts Festival, 2013. This exciting Colorado artist and crafter festival on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th, from 10 am to 5 pm both days will be held on the lawn of the site of the old County Court House (the new Douglas County building) on Wilcox Street between 3rd & 4th Streets. You are invited to come celebrate the arts by soaking up great art, music, food & fun on the lawn at the old “Court House” in historic downtown Castle Rock. Admission is free. Horseback Miracles is hosting its third annual “Horses for Hope” Hoedown. The Hoedown is an exciting annual fundraising event to support the Horseback Miracles Equine-Assisted Sensory Based Therapy Program for “at-risk” adolescents. This year it will be held on June 8, 2013, from 4 pm until 10 pmat the beautiful Perry Park Ranch in Larkspur – 5655 Red Rock Drive, Larkspur, CO 80118. For more information visit www.HorsebackMiraclesorg. SUMMER WIZARD CAMP! - 10th ANNUAL...LEARN MAGIC! Learning Magic is excellent for dexterity, self confidence, stage presence and self motivation. Heavy focus on performance, creativity and presentation. Classes taught by two professional award winning magicians, the Dream Masterz, Joe Givan & Carol Massie! 2013 Tentative dates are June 17-20, June 24-27, July 15-18, July 22 - 25 (additional dates TBA). Sign-up Deadline 2 weeks prior to session. Recital for family & friends at NOON on last day of class. For ages 7 and up ...boys & girls , cost is $175 includes supplies needed, "Got Magic" tote bag, and Recital Show for family & friends! For information call the Theatre of Dreams at (303) 660-6799.
MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS also received a 2013 Outstanding Safety Record Award for firms with up to 50 employees from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors at its annual Safety Awards banquet at the Denver Marriott City Center.
Creating Community Leaders-Leadership Douglas County May’s Topic: Fire and Emergency Services Speakers: Chief Dan Qualman, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Chief Art Morales, Castle Rock Fire & Rescue Dept. Class Planners: Pete Ritchie, Wind Crest Retirement Village and Matt Goudy, Class of 2012 The purpose of Fire and Emergence Services Day is to introduce LDC class members to a component that is vital to all communities. It’s a day for the class to learn what it takes to protect our community, as well as a chance for some hands-on fun! The sessions normally take place in several different venues and participants are introduced to various pieces of equipment and they even get to try out some of the equipment. This year was no different, although class planners had to deal with a May 1 snowstorm that kept all of the activities indoors at South Metro Fire Station #34 in Lone Tree and Station 151 in Castle Rock. Fire services are very diverse in Douglas County and while the departments are not all run on the same model, there is a tremendous amount of collaboration. The departments operate in areas that are rural, such as Larkspur, to more dense populations, such as Castle Rock, to a mixture of rural, urban and higher density where the South Metro Fire Rescue Agency operates. Along with fire and emergency services, we also have an Office of Emergency Management and Terrorism Liaison Officers here in Douglas County. The agencies work independently, but also collaborate on things such as fighting structural fires; planning for, mitigating and fighting wildfires; answering emergency medical calls and gathering information on terrorism. Regional partnerships, and sharing manpower and equipment between agencies, are ways the county leverages and stretches existing resources.
Some of the challenges include making sure that homeowners are aware of the need to mitigate their properties for wildfires, and balancing between being prepared for the big calls as well as the day to day calls. Emergency runs for medical related issues make up a large percentage of the calls. Class members got an in-depth look at fire engines, brush trucks and EMS equipment. They learned how to rappel, try on bunker gear and simulated putting out a kitchen fire with a home fire extinguisher (it’s not so easy!). Some members even volunteered to experience backboarding, a long spine board device used to immobilize an individual who may have suffered a spinal injury. Chief Art Morales presented one the day’s highlights—an inspiring leadership skill session on knowing your mission, vision and values. “This program gave me a whole new appreciation for the Castle Rock Fire Department and the first class care and customer service provided.” Marcus Cordova, LDC Participant The next Leadership Class is “Art, Culture and Media” on June 5, along with Graduation for the Class of 2013.
Leadership Douglas County is currently accepting applications for the 2013-14 Class. The application deadline is June 15th, 2013. For more information on LDC or for an application visit: www.CastleRock.org/Leadership.htm For questions, please contact Carrie Buchan at email@example.com or call 720.440.3726.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS! Leadership Douglas County would like to thank Host Sponsors South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Station #34 and Castle Rock Fire #151 and acknowledge Patron Sponsors: Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, The City of Lone Tree, Douglas County Government and BreakThroughs, Inc., and also our Program Sponsors: Black Hills Energy, Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation, Douglas County Libraries, FirstBank of Douglas County, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, Town of Castle Rock, Wells Fargo Bank, and the Chambers of Commerce of Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Parker. 21
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Upcoming Signature Events Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament-June 10, 2013 Enjoy of day of golf while networking with others. This friendly competition will include contest holes, fabulous prizes, vendor and distributor giveaways and more. Be a Sponsor and get face to face with potential clients! This tournament will sell out, so register today at www.castlerock.org. The morning will begin at 8am with an in/out 9 hole tourney for those who can’t stay the entire day. A noon shotgun start will kick off the afternoon tourney. An after hours networking event follows the tournament where a delicious chicken/ brisket buffet will be served , winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Don’t miss this event, it’s sure to sell out fast!
Upcoming 2013 Event Dates: 10th Annual Castle Rock WineFest-July 20, 2013 Douglas County Fair Parade-August 10, 2013 Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock-September 7 & 8, 2013
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