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Independent local merchants return 68% of their rev enue to the community . Big boxes, national chains? Only 13%-43% returns. Out-of-town websites? Zero, Zip, Nada.

Spend it here. Get more back.

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CEO Focus Success is Evident - and Castle Rock is the Winner!

P am Ridler , CCE P resident/CEO Castle Rock Chamber

Priorities for the Town of Castle Rock continue to be focused on economic development, including expansion of the tax base, primary employment and attraction of goods and services to our community. These priorities are important to achieve a community vision of self-sufficiency and to provide an outstanding business climate that encourages, attracts and supports economic investments and activity.

2012-2013 Board of Directors E XE CUTIV E C OMMITTEE C HAIRMAN OF TH E BOARD Aaron Barrick, Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile ,PC

C HAIR- ELE CT Michael Likens, gopixel design studios inc.

TREA SURER Wendy Nelson, B2B CFO

TREA SURER- ELE CT Nino DiMatteo, FirstBank - Douglas County

IMM EDIATE PAST C HAIRMAN Linda Watson, Sky Ridge Medical Center


Town Manager, Mark Stevens reports in 2012 our sales tax revenues are up 10.9% over the same period in 2011. The third quarter of the year sales tax stats include: The Outlet Mall is up 7.5%, the Milestone and Metzler increased by 6.2%, the downtown retail is up 10.4% and the Founders Marketplace area is up 8.3%. Throughout the entire community, food and general merchandise is up 7.1%; hotels and restaurants are up 12%; furniture and home decor is up 19.9%; and home and garden up 8.8%. In addition, 2012 is shaping up as our best year since 2007 in terms of new residential unit construction. Our residential construction year to date has increased by 78% (454 new residential unit permits vs. 255 thru the same period in 2011). I believe this confirms Money Magazine’s announcement earlier this year identifying Castle Rock as #16 Best Place to live in the US (#1 in Colorado).

Rand Clark, Random Productions John Cona, ACME Brick David Farnan, Farnan Douglas County Libraries Todd Folkenberg, Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus B rooke Fox, Colorado Agricultura l Leadersh ip Found ation Lisa Frizell, Douglas County Assessors B rock Goodwin, Mutual of Omaha Nadine Kirk, RE/MAX Alliance Elyse McNulty, McNulty Kaiser Permanente Dr. Karl Sterner, Sterner Webster University Mike Tafoya, Estrada Strategies Jaye Thompson, Colorado Community Bank

EX-OFFICIO Pam Ridler, CCE, President/CEO, Castle Rock Chamber

It is nearly impossible for one organization to be successful in achieving all its goals of economic vitality; however, after four years the Castle Rock Economic Partnership (CREP) has made some major strides as a public/private collaboration. Our partners consist of the Town, Chamber, Economic Development Council (EDC), Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Downtown Merchants Association (DMA). This type of collaborative approach to community economic development is neither easy nor common. The CREP team is currently preparing plans for our economic development priorities and approaches for 2013. Future tactics are being developed to imple ment and track the conditions and trends in our local economy and our performance in core economic development strategies. Best Wishes throughout the Holidays I wish you and your family a most joy ous season. I hope you all are able to be with your family and friends over the Christmas holidays. Please reach out and show the members of our military that we do support them in their service to our country. We may be a nation divided on many things, but we need to be united in the support of the members of our military.

Mayor Paul Donahue, Town of Castle Rock Frank Gray, President/CEO, Castle Rock EDC Sally Misare, Town Clerk

C HAMBER STAFF Pam Ridler, CCE, President/CEO Melissa Moroni, Vice President of Programs Joanne Taylor, VP of Membership & Community Development Tammy C ratty, Office Administrator Melissa Mares, Communications Specialist Wendy Krzeczowski, Event Manager Susan O’Malley, Membership Account Executive Susan Beams, Beams Membership Account Executive


A Night at Gabriel’s — January 30th

Join the Chamber for an elegant evening of fine food and friends at Gabriel’s Restaurant, a five star fine dining establishment in Sedalia. Gabriel’s Restaurant and Tuscan Bar is owned and operated by Matthew and Jan Bundy who have been serving Douglas County and the greater Denver area for over twenty-five years. Join us on January 30th for an elegant dinner with Chamber friends, more details coming soon.

Call the Chamber to make reservations, seating is limited. 303.688.4597

Happy Holidays!

From the Castle Rock Chamber Board of Directors and Chamber Staff

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save our local economy. Please join us in supporting the movement to strengthen independent, locally owned businesses.

To join the movement or for more information, visit their website at:

Chamber Offices will be closed Dec. 24-28 3

Business of the Month-Outlets at Castle Rock The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its November recipient for Business of the Month —Outlets at Castle Rock. They have been proud members of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years. Outlets at Castle Rock, which opened in 1992, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the opening of 10 new high-end retail stores in just one year, a feat no other retail er in the region has seen in the current economy. These stores include Michael Kors, Aldo Shoes, Le Creuset, Restoration Hardware, White House Black Market, American Eagl e, Jos. A. Bank, Clarks Bostonian, Oakley Vault and Aaron Barrick, Chamber’s Chairman of the Board, proudly presents the Business of the Month Award

DownEast Basics. Along with the additional stores, to Allison Towe and the Outlets at Castle Rock staff as the Chamber Ambassadors show their support. Coach expanded its line at the outlet center with a Coach Men’s Factory opening in September, more than doubling its size from a 3,200-square-foot store to 7,600-square-feet. With the addition of the new stores at the center, more th an 185 jobs were added to the metro Denver and Colorado Springs area. With the addition of 10 new stores, five of which opened in November, Outlets at Castle Rock has not only increased the interest of its current consumers, but has also attracted a new lev el of consumers desiring higher-end stores. These high-end stores still offer outlet pricing models, which are typically 30 to 70 percent less than traditional retail stores, making the outlets shopping center a premier destination for shoppers, both in Castle Rock, along the front range in the Denver metro and Colorado Springs region and to national and international visitors as well. For more information about the Outlets at Castle Rock please visit their website at http://www.outletsatcastl or call them at 303.688.4495. Congratulations from the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce for being recognized as an outstanding business. Thank you for your continued support.

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 Respect-to earn trust & to hold others in high esteem Your Chamber works to... Team Work-to motivate and empower one another to do great things -Strengthen our local economy Relationships-to build enduring connections and partnerships founded upon -Promote the community honesty, gratitude & commitment -Take political action -Create business relationships Diversity-to honor and value varied ideas, beliefs and practices -Represent business with government 4

December Calendar of Chamber Events Monday 3rd Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class YEA! (Castle View) @ 5 pm Tuesday 4th Government Issues Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 7:30 am Wednesday 5th Free Business Consultation (Chamber) Leadership Douglas County (PS Miller Library & Pace Performing Arts Center) @ 8 am Leads Referral (Mesquite Mexican Grill) @ 11:30 am Thursday 6th Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Friday 7th Castle Rock Economic Partners (EDC) @ 8 am Ambassador Retreat (Sapphire Point Club house) @ 10:15 am Monday 10th Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class YEA! (Castle View) @ 5 pm Tuesday 11th The Breakfast Club Leads (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am Leads Plus (The Fowl Line) @ 11:30 a m Wednesday 12th Free Business Consultation (Chamber) Starlighting Committee Wrap-up Meeting (Chamber) @ 3 pm Webster University Recruitment Open House (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Thursday 13th Business over Breakfast (Castle Rock Adventist) @ 7:30 a m Castle Rock Stars Monthly Meeting (Chamber) @ 8 am VIP Lunch (Uniscali) @ 11:30 am Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Monday 17th Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class YEA! (Castle View HS) @ 5 pm

PRESIDENT’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. Pinnacol Assurance ENTREPRENEUR LEVEL Castle Rock Development Company FirstBank-Douglas County Patriot Enterprises Webster University Wells Fargo Bank PREMIER LEVEL Bonaventure of Castle Rock Bubbles Liquor World CoWest Insurance Group Douglas County Libraries Folkestad,Fazekas,Barrick & Patoile PC gopixel design studios, inc. Kaiser Permanente Key Bank One Clear Choice Garage Doors Plumbline Services Inc. Random Productions

Tuesday 18th Healthy Living Expo Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 3 pm Wednesday 19th Free Business Consultation (Chamber) Leadership Douglas County Steering Meeting (Chamber) 7:30 am Community Leadership (Chamber) @ 11:30 am Leads Referral (Mesquite Mexican Grill) @ 11:30 am Thursday 20th Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Friday 21st Castle Rock Economic Partners (EDC) @ 8 am Monday 24th thru Friday 28th Chamber Offices Closed – Happy Holidays


January Business Training Maximizing LinkedIn for Business Presented By: Michael Likens gopixel design studios Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11 am to 1 pm Castle Rock Chamber 420 Jerry Street Presentation Highlights: Although professionals have always acknowledged the value of networking, today’s economic climate makes developing a solid network even more critical. LinkedIn, the leading social networking site for professionals, is the ideal tool for maximizing the potential of an online network. LinkedIn has more than 150 million members worldwide, including executives from all Fortune 500 firms. It’s clear that today’s technology has forever changed the way people find a job, promote their businesses, foster strategic partnerships, and develop their professional networks. But technology is just the enabler. The fundamental concepts of professional networking remain the same both online and off. Building relationships through mutual connections and trust is the foundation of success on LinkedIn just as it is in the real world. Learn how LinkedIn in can help your business! Topics of discussion: LinkedIn Introduction

Managing and Updating Your Profile

Adding and Managing Connections

Communicating with Other LinkedIn Members

Using LinkedIn Tools

Requesting and Providing Recommendations

Participating in LinkedIn Groups

Using LinkedIn Answers

Using LinkedIn Applications Working with Company Pages

Recruiting Job Candidates

Advertising on LinkedIn

The Castle Roc k Cha mbe r’s 2012-13 Business B oot Cam p pr ogra m g ot off to a fast start on Nove mbe r 13 with the chie f executives of eight local compan ies participat ing. Th is session focu sed on the development of a “ leadership culture” — the vision, value s, and mission that are the foundation for the company. After walkin g the class thr ough the ste ps of

Business Boot Camp Update

establish ing these fundamentals, instructor Mike Ta foy a, President & CEO of E strada Strate gies—DT C, m oved on t o the critical step of esta blishing unique

FREE to Members $20 for Non Members RSVP to or call 303-688-4597.

goals and related tactic s that will push a company to the next level. The momentum will continue in the Decem ber session when the t opic will be the development of a sa les and m arket ing strategy. This is a series o f Busi ness Boot Camp trai ning hig hlight s by Brian Leug s, President of Business Communicatio ns Support, Boot Camp Mentor Chamber Member.

Have you used “Ask CREG” yet? What are you waiting for? We are here to help! “Ask CREG” is an online panel of local community business experts who are committed to empowering and equipping business owners to grow and succeed. We believe that through local collaboration and business enrichment we will positively impact the local economy. Running a successful business takes more than luck. Learn how CREG can help your new or existing business succeed. “Ask CREG” today, it’s fast & easy!


DC Non-Profits Join Forces to Promote Giving Locally Why would 22 local charities vying for the same pool of dollars work collaboratively? To promote the importance of charitable giving within your one community! This summer, representatives from local charities began working together to form the Douglas County Non-Profit Coalition (DCNPC). The coalition is dedicated "to promoting, growing and finding synergies among local charities through increased awareness" of the broad array of charitable organizations within Douglas County. The effort is centered around those organizations eligible to participate in Colorado Gives Day, an annual event aimed at increasing philanthropy in Colorado during a 24hour period of giving. In its third year, Colorado Gives Day is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2012. This overwhelmingly successful event was created in 2010 by the Community First Foundation with the financial support from FirstBank. In an effort to raise $500,000 collectively among the participating charities on Colorado Gives Day, DCNPC has developed a website - - and has created social media sites and other marketing tools through the assistance of FirstBank of Douglas County and the Douglas County Community Foundation. In addition, Colorado Community Media has agreed to be the Coalition's Media Partner and will help promote the Coalition's local fundraising efforts. The website (designed by gopixel design studios), is launched and ready for Colorado Gives Day and is a resource for anyone wanting to learn about the wide range of philanthropic organizations located within the County. Contributions can be made to the participating non-profits directly from the website. The following is a list of participating non-profits: 3T Ministry Alyssa Cares Foundation Audience of One Youth Theater CALF - Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation Castle Rock Historic Society Chelsea Hutchison Foundation Douglas County Community Foundation Douglas Land Conservancy Douglas/Elbert Task Force Front Range Theatre Company HawkQuest Lone Tree Cultural Arts Foundation Mesa Verde Foundation National Foundation for Fertility Research Outreach Uganda SaddleUp! Foundation SkyView Academy Foundation Teen with a Dream The Wildlife Experience Wellspring Community Women's Crisis & Family Outreach Center Zuma's Rescue Ranch

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 in the Members Only section or contact Joanne Taylor at 303-688-4597 or email her at to participate.

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Come Plan Your Future on Wednesday, December 12, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Castle Rock Chamber Webster University will again be offering master's degree programs made possible by a partnership with the Castle Rock Chamber. Classes start in January 2013, but enrollment is now open. Learn how you can work on your MBA or MA in Management and Leadership. Classes will be held Thursdays 5:30 to 9:30 pm in the board room of the Castle Rock Chamber. The programs consist of five, nine-week classes per year.

$50 application fee waived for attending this event Visit and click the Webster logo to register or call 303.688.4597. Classes begin in January 2013

DCBA Pre-Session Kick-off with Douglas County Delegation Thursday, January 3, 2013 7:30 am - 9:30 am At Sky Ridge Medical Center Please join us for the Douglas County Business Alliance 2013 pre-session ki ck-off with Douglas County Delega tion.

DCBA Delegation: Senator Ted Harvey Senator Mark Scheffel Representative Frank McNulty Representative Chris Holbert Representative Carole Murray PURPOSE: The DCBA has been established to promote a unified effort of specific Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Councils of Douglas County to lead and influence state and federal policy, legislation and regulation to create and/ or enhance a positive business climate for the business community of Douglas County. The DCBA is comprised of representatives from the following organizations: Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce, Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Castle Rock Economic Development Council, Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce, Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce, Parker Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Business Partnership.

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 consulta tion with an expert regarding the following: •

Business start-ups

Developing a business plan

Marketing and sales activities

Accounting and tax issues

Securing financing

Business organization

Managing business growth

Business Boot Camp

Access to Local Expertise

Database & GIS Research

Call 303-688-4597 or sign up at:


Chamber Members Celebrating Anniversaries Thank You for your continuous commitment and dedication to your chamber. We celebrate your business success!


Ambassador of the Month Melanie Calhoun

Number of Years

FirstBank of Douglas County

45 Years

D & L Constructors, Inc.

38 Years

Steele T ires, Inc.

36 Years

Black Hills Energy

26 Years

Acme Brick

26 Years

Double D Auto Repair, Inc.

26 Years

Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network

26 Years

Party T ime Rental, Inc.

19 Years

Wells Fargo Bank

16 Years

NAPA Auto Parts

15 Years

Seeley, Darold

15 Years

Theatre of Dreams Arts and Event Center

10 Years

Black-eyed Pea

8 Years

State Farm Insurance - David Topolnicki

8 Years

Alexandra Entertainment Connection

4 Years

The E Company, Property Tax Reduction Services 3 Years

Castle Rock Phone Company

3 Years

Barnes Plumbing and Heating, Inc

3 Years

Red Stag Productions

3 Years

Business Communication Support, LLC

2 Years

Castle Springs Land Co., LLC

2 Years

For Rent By Owner, Inc.

1 Year Are You Taking Advantage?

AFFINITY PROGRAMS CAN SAVE YOU MONEY! Office Depot Program! Members save approximately 15% to 25% annually on their office supplies! Comcas t Business Class is availa ble to Members! Chamber mem bers can save on Internet Service & Voice Service! Contact Susan at 303-688-4597.

I have worked in the community, with my husband, in Real Estate for 10 years and have more recently taught Kindergarten. While teaching, I began as an Independent Distributor for Premier Designs Jewelry as a fun part-time job to make extra money and as a way to get out with other women. My dad had a stroke that left him unable to care for himself, so I now share in his care. As a result, I now work my Premier Designs Jewelry business full time, as this allows me to work around my dad’s schedule. Once beginning Premier full time, I decided the best thing to do was to get involved with the community through the Chamber. I joined the Chamber in June of 2011 and became an Ambassador in February of 2012. Joining the Chamber has broadened my friendships and business connections greatly. I have met so many wonderful people who live and work in this beautiful town and I am honored to serve the residents. There are so many dedicated Ambassadors here at the Castle Rock Chamber, that the award of Ambassador of the Month was quite a shock. I am blessed to have this recognition and thank the Chamber for this opportunity. When I’m not working as a Jewelry Lady or Ambassador, family time is a priority. When time allows, I enjoy dancing, playing piano, hiking and traveling. Congratulations Melanie, thank you for your exceptional service! 9

Douglas County Events Center Saturday, February 9, 2013 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Attendance is free to the public

Register Now for Prime Locations! Booths Are Filling up Fast! Join more than 100 exhibitors for The Healthy Living Expo! Colorado's largest Expo focused on Living, Working and Playing in Colorado! The Healthy Living Expo offers interactive educational exhibits, demonstrations and presentations. The Healthy Living Expo is a perfect venue for business like: •Chiropractic


•Medical Doctors

•Holistic Practitioners



•Senior Care

•Injury Prevention



•Physical Fitness

•Outdoor activities



•Sustainable Living Solutions....and so on, and so on Be where the Customers are... Yes, I want to introduce my business to NEW consumers Yes, I want to meet more consumers in ONE day than any other advertising medium. Yes, I want to use my marketing dollars in the most efficient and effective method. Booths start as low as $175.00. Register Early for prime locations & discounted rates.

Register Today! www.ColoradoHealthyLivingExpo.Com 10

Upcoming Networking Events

Business After Hours Cancelled Unfortunately, our Business After Hours sponsored by: Greater Castle Rock Art Guild, has been cancelled due to construction issues!

Business Over Breakfast Dec. 13 Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus 2350 Meadows Lane

Information with new date will be resent once new date becomes available.

Free to Networking level members & above $10/Community Connection; $20 non members Have a Guest? Call 303-688-4597 BOB’s are 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Thank You to Wells Fargo Bank for Sponsoring November’s Business Over Breakfast!

Thank You Medved Autoplex in Castle Rock for Sponsoring November’s Business After Hours! 11

YEA! Class Update The YEA! class went on a second fieldtrip whi ch was designed to expose them to the basics of franchising and the business of food servi ce. On November 19th, Joe Weber of Cas tle Rock's Chick-Fil-A, sha red the ma ny busi ness aspects of the restaurant and spoke a bout franchising.

A huge THANK YOU to Joe for the great tour and wonderful Chick-Fil-A meals for the class!

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!

Store Front Decorating Winners The 2012 Community-Wide Store Front Decorating Contest Winners are Announced-A certificate and collection of commemorative ornaments will be awarded to winners.

Best Use of Lights-Augustine Grill (519 Wilcox St.) Most Creative-Gene’s Auto Repair (215 Malibu St) Best Overall Theme-Castle Country Assisted Living (221 Cantril) Best of Show Theme-The Barn (400 3rd St.) Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all the businesses who participated.

Get Involved! Sponsorships Available Choose from these two available levels which best fits your company. Platinum-$5,000 Gold-$2,000 For sponsorship information, contact Susan O’Malley at 303-688-4597 or email For more information about the program or to volunteer, contact Melissa Moroni at 303-688-4597 or email

Call the Chamber to pre order your 2012 Starlighting ornament today! The Chamber has several items that make great gifts for teachers, neighbors, grandparents, everyone! Call or stop by the Chamber today! Supplies are limited and will sell out! New Item this year, Castle Rock Coasters….We have two different styles to choose from, check them out at or stop on by the Chamber at 420 Jerry Street. 12

Welcome New Members 3t Ministry Jeff Fleck (303) 523-8229 9220 Kimmer Dr. Lone Tree, CO 80124 Organizations

Douglas County Educational Foundation Cinamon Watson (303 ) 387-0100 620 Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 Schools - Academic

Ads On Magnets Steve Brown (303) 600-3300 607 S. Gilbert St. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Advertising Specialties

Dove Chocolate Discoveries By Cindy Cindy Santucci (914) 588-8824 Castle Rock, CO Chocolates

Castle Rock Family Care Dalton Mackay (303) 268-1571 1175 South Perry St. Suite 280 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Healthcare

ETC Services, Inc. Anne Meadows (720 ) 733 -2003 Travel Agencies

Chelsea Hutchison Foundation Julie Hutchison (303) 250-7739 Non-Profit

Golf Club at Bear Dance, The Laura Stevens (303) 681-4653 6630 Bear Dance Dr. Larkspur, CO 80118 Golf Courses

Cutting Edge Dance & Acro Jeffry Williams (303) 688-5863 740 Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Dance Instruction, Entertainment

Interior Glass Design Steve A rmijo (303) 798-5470 9910 E. Costilla Unit F Centennial, CO 80112 Glass Design

DC - Dolphins Karen Ruel (303) 688-4011 103 Fourth St. Suite 3 30 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Youth Sports

K&R LLC Jennifer Evans (303 ) 660-5452 Services - Office Fragrancing

Restaurant of the Month

Hideaway Ba r & G rill 600 Jerry St reet Castle Roc k 80104 720-519-0509

Beverage Sponsor

The Pepsi Bott ling Company 3801 Brighton B oulevard Denver 80216

Norkus Design Flooring Specialist Angie Norkus (303) 860-8178 Castle Rock, CO Flooring Robinson & Henry, PC William Henry (303) 688-0944 757 Maleta L ane, Ste #104 Castle Rock, CO 80108 Attorneys Rocky Mountain Peace Path, LLC Susan Peterson (609) 558-2949 405 S. Wilcox, Ste. 104 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Health & Wellness,LLC Matt Frary (720) 583 -1136 200 S. Wilcox St. Suite 229 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Marketing Smith & Willis Heating & Air Ike Willis (303) 688-4487 6121 Clermont St. Commerce City, CO 80022 Contracto rs - Air/Heating, Heating & Air Conditioning Versatility - Marketing Essentials Sandy Michael (720 ) 432-2594 Advertising/Promotions

Storage Sponsor

Park Street /Jerry Stre et Storage 1500 N. Pa rk St reet Castle Roc k 80104 303.688.22 42 13

Chamber Trade Mission Trip to Ireland


Our next Cha mbe r Trade Mission trip is planned for the fall of 2 013. Dest ination, Ire land! More deta ils c om ing soon or c ontact Pam R idler t o be added to email not ification list. This tr ip will be our fourth adventure. Previous t rips include China (Be ijing, Suzhou & Shanghai), Greece-Tur key cruise, and Spain’s Costa de S ol. Take advantage of huge saving s and travel with the Chambe r to Ir eland in the fall of 2013. More details coming soon.

Travel with the

PARTICIPATE IN OUR STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM! This program a cknowle dges a nd awards Chamber member s for Stewar ds hip of the Chamber i n the Castle R ock Community.

Chamber to

Steward Recognition: Your name and the referred new Chamber member will be spotlighted in the Business Voice in STEWARDSHIP RECOGNITION section.

Ireland-Fall 2013 More Details

Award for Steward: Begins today by referring others to become Chamber Members! It’s easy. To complete your referral go to http://www.castlerock./ org/pdf/MemberReferralCard2012.pdf.

Coming Soon! 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 Wednes days 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Mesquite Mexican Grill

THE BREAKFAST CLUB 2nd & 4th T uesdays 7:30 am to 8:45 am Village Inn

Contact: Melissa Moroni

Contact: Susan O’Malley

Contact: Tammy Cratty

The policy for Chamber Leads is to have one representativ e per business per group. Chamber staff maintains a regularl y updated waiting list. Please contact the staff liaison from preferred group at 303-688-4597 to check availability.

To be eligible for the Annual Stewardship Award a business must have referred and confirmed a minimum of three new members sales. The winner will be a business with the most confirmed new members. Award will be given at the end of the Chamber’s fiscal year with photo and article in the Business Voice. Credit can be applied to membership, event tickets, advertising, etc.


Ribbon Cuttings-Celebrate Your Success! Let us help you celebrate! Are you opening a new business, expanding at your current location, relocating, or celebrating a milestone anniversary? Let the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce help you share the good news! A Ribbon Cutting ceremony is an important part of your overall marketing and advertis ing plan and is a great way to kick off a grand opening or relocation of a business. A Chamber representative, along with membe rs of our Ambassadors Committee, will be on hand at your event to offer congratulatory remarks and take a photo for The Business Voice, our monthly newsletter. Ce rtain restrictions apply, Contact Joa nne Taylor for more details a t 303-688-4597 or email her at Joanne@

Plum Creek Investment Services, Inc. 333 Perry Street Suite 204 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Contact: Brian Weatherly 303.688.2292 Financial Advisor, Financial Planning Consultant

Young Professionals, Now Recruiting! The Young Professionals group, Castle Rock Sta rs , a re currentl y a ccepti ng appli ca tions and growing thei r network of young professionals who support ea ch other and provi de a voice in the communi ty, with an emphasis on social a cti vi ties and communi ty invol vement. The Cas tle Rock Sta rs is intended for young professionals aged 21 - 40, who li ve or work in the Cas tle Rock communi ty. Castle Rock Sta rs offers great networking opportuni ties to help build your business pra cti ce, gain lasting friendships , and ha ve fun a t the same time! If you a re interes ted in lea rning more conta ct Natalia. Email Na tal ya or visit Cas tle Rock Sta rs websi te: http://www.cas tlerock-s ta rs .org/


Town & County News & Events Dry weather causes Town to implement fire restrictions - In Colorado, we usually equa te winte r with snow. However, unseasonably dry conditions mean fire restrictions in Castle Rock. Acting on authority granted by Town Council, Town Manager Mark Stevens and Fire and Rescue Chief A rt Morales im plemente d Stage 1 fire res trictions. Inquiries regarding the curre nt status of fire restrictions in town should be directed to the Fire Chief’s Office, 303-660-1066. Council Confirms Appointment of New Finance Director - Recently, Trish Mulle r removed the “acting” from he r title as s he officially assumed her new position as the Town’s finance director. Mulle r had bee n acting in that capacity since the Town’s forme r finance dire ctor resigned in August. She had served as the Town’s assis tant finance director since 2009. The Town conducted a nationwide search for its next finance director this fall. Muller eme rged as the top candidate from among more than 75 applicants. Town Council unanimous ly voted to formalize he r appointment, as recommended by Town Manager M a rk S t e v e ns . R e a d m o re at

Chamber and library team up for art Castle Rock Chambe r President Pam Ridle r, right, presents Leslie Good, Manager of Philip S. Mille r Libra ry in Castle Rock, with a print commemorating the 23rd A nnual Colorado ArtFest. “We are delighted to have ArtFest on our doors tep every September,” said Good. “We celebrate the arts year-round by exhibiting local artists inside the libra ry, and love partnering with the Chamber to facilitate such a wonderful comm unity event outside the library.” Ridler said this year’s event brought more than $250,000 in proceeds to local businesses and participa ting artists. Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. For more information, call 303-791-7323 or visit ADOPT-A-FAMILY FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

Santa’s Sharing is the holiday adopt-a-

family program of the Douglas/E lbert Task Force. The program organizes sponsors for clie nt fam ilies who have shown ongoing need during these continuing difficult times. Families are current clients of the Task Force a nd a re referred by a case manager. Clients cannot refe r themselves. Last year 193 families were sponsore d and the need is expe cted to be greate r this year. Sign up now through December 5th. For information and an application to sponsor a family, go to or ca ll the Task Force at 303-688-1114.

Council to Cons ider 2013 Water Rates;

Students of Douglas County shoot for the s tars. Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock an-

Increases Less Than Anticipa ted - Water rates

nounces the 9th Annua l Stars of Tomorrow, The Big Show will be at the Lone

in Castle Rock would rise only s lightly next year for the average resident, and some wate r-

Tree Arts Ce nter on March 2nd, 6 pm. Auditions at DC High School on January 26th, 8 am-4 pm. Application Deadline is January 17th. Application and details

related fees would de crease, under a proposal

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that Town Council will discuss . A five-year

Change in Lea dership Ahea d for Cas tle Rock Water-Castle Rock Utilities/Water will have a ne w leade r in 2013 to continue the implementation of the T own’s Legacy Water Projects. Utilities Dire ctor Ron Redd announced his resigna tion after being appointe d manager of the Pa rker Water & Sanitation Dis trict.“ As with all major life changes, this was a difficult de cision,” Redd wrote in an email to colleagues. “I will greatly m iss my team and the great employees of Castle Rock.” The move is a step up for Re dd, who has led the Town’s Utilities Department since 2001. His last day with the Town will be Dec. 12. At that time, Assistant Utilities Director Rick W ilkey will become acting utilities director. Meanwhile, a national search for the Town’s next utilities director is being launched. The application process is expected to open in a couple of weeks, with interviews anticipated by the end of January. Read more at

water rates plan a dopte d for 2011 to 2015 had called for residentia l water rates to rise by 3.4 percent for 2013. Increases in growth, wate r demands and wastewate r flows, along with revised cost projections and healthy rese rves, have led Utilities De partment staff to ask for an increase of only .9 perce nt – or less than $10 per year, on average – for residential customers.





Members in the News Flying Horse Ca tering is proud to announce the launching of a new take out division called “What’s For Dinne r”. At their 703 N. Wilcox location, in the Heart of His toric Castle Rock, daily entrees, appetizers, desserts and s ide dishes are available on a firs t come, first serve basis. These are heat and serve items with the same quality of our cate ring items, in smaller s izes, feeding 2 people or more. Hours a re Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. Call 303-688-4321 for current menu selections. Mobile Record Shredders is having 2012 year end specials. $30 on-s ite shredding service every 4 weeks with a cons ole, (Regular price $49) or 15% off any s hredding se rvice, routine service or one-time on site purge service. Some restrictions apply, contact Howard Absetz at 719-5445460 or email him. Chamber Office Depot Program is FREE and Exclusive for all Chamber Members! Take advantage of significant savings of up to 60% off a lis t of 175 most commonly purchased items. Most othe r items are discounted at least 5% over everyday low web price. In addition to your special pricing you can receive fast & free delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more. For deta ils to s ign up for the Chamber O ffi ce De po t P rog ra m v i s i t: www. sa v ea t off ic ede po t. co m/ castlerockchamber You Can't Pick Your Relatives...But You Can Pick Your Pets. Find your perfect pet for 50 percent off at the Dumb Friends League through December. With the holidays approaching, wouldn't it be great to be able to choose who you're going to spend them with? For more information on the Dumb Friends League, or to adopt or fos te r a h om e le s s ca t, v is it or call 303-751-5772.

Join Bonaventure for a Grand Opening Celebration on December 1s t (11am-4pm) & 2nd (1pm-4pm) located a t 1855 Low Meadow Blvd. Stop by for a visit and discover Retirement Perfected. More info at Come enjoy a Fashion Trunk Show and support local small businesses! Montiel - Fit For Motion Active Wear and Premier Designs - Hig h Fashion Jewelry on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9 am - 12 pm at DB Beane ry located at 4284 Trail Boss Dr. Live music, awesome coffee, and High Fashion! Bring a Frie nd - Shop for yourself or the holidays! For more information contact Susan at 303-521-5528 or Melanie at 303-663-3616. Enjoy cookies and m ilk with Santa a nd Mrs. Claus on December 4th a nd 11th at 3pm at the Outlets at Castle Rock. Cost $2 or free if you bring a new, unwrapped toy or non-pe rishable food item for Douglas County Task Force, sponsored by Girl Scouts. Medved is sponsoring an event Saturday, December 8th from 10 am - 4 pm at the Douglas County 4-H Cente r @ CALF Ag Barn, 2330 S. I-256 on Frontage Rd. in Castle Rock. Ford Motor Company is donating up to $6,000 to the 4-H by giving $20 to them for each free tes t-drive of a Ford automobile. There will be lots of free hands-on activities for kids 5-18 years old: robots, rockets, cake decorating, animals and m ore! The more people who drive, the more money will be donated to the 4-H! The Panorama Room at the Castle Rock Recreation Ce nter will be transformed into a dance hall on Saturday, December 15th for a Musical Holiday Celebration Dinner Dance. Dinner a t 6 pm, followed by dancing from 7-9 pm. Live music from all eras, especially classic dance tunes and golden oldies, will be provide d by Ferdie Peña. Senior Center at the Castle Rock Rec Center, 2323 Woodlands Blvd. Open to the public, couples a nd s ingles alike, cost of $15, (Castle Rock Senior Center members discount tickets $12, Deadline to regis ter is Decembe r 7th, Tickets will not be sold at door. More info or to purchase tickets, call 303-688-9498. Holidays in The Meadows™ (Photo opportunity with Santa & Mrs. Claus, bring your camera!) This year, it is all about Santa & Mrs. Claus and they are inviting you to their “Open House” at The Grange. The Grange is located at 3692 Meadows Blvd. in The Meadows. All Ages, on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 10 am-1 pm, this event is FREE. Project Stocking Stuffe r (PSS) will be collecting new hats, gloves, socks and scarves

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out for more event de tails and for items you can bring to contribute to this extraordinary cause. Breakfast with Santa! Santa Claus will s top at The Wildlife Experience on four very special occasions, December 15th, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th from 9 am to 11 am to enjoy a breakfast with your family. Bring your came ra for pictures, Tickets-$12 for Children, $16 for Seniors 65+, and $18 for Adults. Limite d seats, no walk-ups, call 720488-3344 or visit www.TheWildlifeExpe


Creating Leaders, Leadership Douglas County November’s Class Topic: Healthy Care and Senior Living Speakers: Maureen Tarrant - Chief Executive Office r, Sky Ridge Medical Center Morre Dean - Chief Executive Office r, Parker Adventist Hospital Todd Folkenbe rg - Chief Executive Office r, Castle Rock Adventis t Health Cam pus Craig Erickson – Exe cutive Director, Windcrest Murry Mercie r – Director of Aspen House Assisted Living, Windcrest Lorez Meinhold – Deputy Executive Director, Dept. of Health Care Policy and Financing Patty Fontneau – CEO/Executive Dire ctor, Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Rand Frede rick – Voluntee r, Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Joan Bothne r - Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado Jena Hausmann - Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado In November, the Leadership Douglas County Class met for a session on health care and senior living with a leadership skill session of “Gene ral Communication – Closing the Divide with Compassion.” The CEO’s of our three hospitals in Douglas County welcomed the class and gave an overview of the evolution of hos pitals in Douglas County, with three hospitals opening in less than ten years and a fourth (the Children’s Hos pital) to open soon. Our CEO’s also touched on for profit vs. not for profit systems, the trends of hospitals/health ca re around the country and the issues and challenges that we face in Douglas County. The reoccurring message is that we a ll need to take responsibility and be an active participant in our own health care. The CEO and COO from the Children’s Hospital Highlands Ranch Proje ct sha red with the class the progress of the ir new s outh campus, the first phase of the building is 175,000 squa re feet sitting on 22 acres of land and is a $100 m illion dollar project s lated to open in late 2013/early 2014. Children’s Hos pital Colorado is the second largest children’s hospital in the country; patients come from every s tate in the country with the exception of Louis iana. Our speakers sha red their vision, their current issues a nd how they fit into the community. Rounding out the health care side of the day were speakers from the De partment of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Colorado Health Benefit E xchange. A brief overview was given on Health Care Reform and Colora do’s response to the Pa tient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. The Colorado Health Benefit Exchange was created through a state law that passed last year and every state is required to have one by 2014. Read more at

On the senior living side, Windcrest is one of the premie r senior living communities in Douglas County. In addition to experie nces one of the great senior communities that Douglas County has to offer, the class learned more about one of the issues that families face – Alzheime rs. Rounding out the senior living segment, the leade rship skill was “Generational Communication- “Closing the Divide with Compassion”. “The program speakers we re a ll incredibly informa tive, open and inspired! The wealth of knowle dge shared was amazing and so appreciated.” Scott Hoffmann, class of 2012.

Steering Committee Planne rs: - De nise Haas, Felice Entratter, Pete r Ritchie, Leadership Douglas County Class of 2011. The topic for Decem ber’s Leaders hip Class: Economic Development and Libraries. Leadership Douglas County would like to acknowledge their Patron Sponsors: The City of Lone T ree and Douglas County Government and also the ir Program Sponsors: Black Hills Energy, BreakThroughs, Inc., Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation, Douglas County Libra ries, FirstBank of Douglas County, South Metro Fire and Rescue Authority, Town of Castle Rock, Wells Fargo Bank, and the Chambers of Commerce of Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Pa rker. Thank you a ll for your generous support! For more informa tion on the Leade rship Douglas County program, please call Melissa Moroni at (303) 688-4597 or email melissa@castle 18

Did You Know? As part of your membership with the Castle Rock Chamber, all members are eligible to contribute to our Business Voice Newsletter in the “Members in the News” section. Submit all press releases or company announcements to Melissa Mares at by the 15th of the month to be included in the following month’s issue. Take advantage of this opportunity to reach fellow chamber members. *Some Restrictions apply.

Upcoming Events A Night at Gabriel’s—January 30, 2013 Join the Chamber for an elegant evening of fine food and friends at Gabriel’s Restaurant, a five star fine dining establishment in Sedalia, CO. Call the Castle Rock Chamber for reservations (303) 688-4597.

Are you taking advantage of the Member to Member Discount Program? Visit the Members Only section to sign up and view discounts at

The Healthy Living Expo-February 9, 2013 Join the ranks of some of the Finest Businesses & Associations in Colorado and showcase your products at the Healthy Living Expo! The day begins with the "Freeze Your Buns Off 5K Run" with an es timated a ttenda nce of 1000 runne rs PLUS more customers all day long! Reserve your Booth Today. Join more than 100 exhibitors for The Healthy Living Expo! Colorado's largest Expo focused on Living, Working and Playing in Colorado! The Healthy Living Expo offers inte ractive educational e xhibits, demonstrations and presentations. Register a t

NOVEMBER’S Save these 2013 Event Dates: A Night at Gabriel’s-January 30, 2013 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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December 2012 Business Voice Newsletter  

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December 2012 Business Voice Newsletter  

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