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2016 brings new opportuni es county-wide The Castle Rock Chamber oﬀers two events this year to help you achieve your 2016 New Year's Resolu ons. The Douglas County Job Fair aims to connect talented job seekers with the best Douglas County-based companies and the Healthy Living Expo is the largest expo focused on living, working and playing in Colorado. New this year, the Job Fair will provide job seekers an opportunity to interact with Douglas County companies seeking to grow their workforce. Employers a3ending the Job Fair will represent a wide variety of industries and have several diﬀerent types of posi ons for which they will be hiring. The Healthy Living Expo oﬀers interac ve exhibits, demonstra ons and will showcase healthy minded businesses and in our community. Both events Read more pg. 14 are Free to the public to a3end. Cont. pg 10.
Your Chamber Strengthening the Local Economy.
In this Issue CEO Focus P. 2 Pre Session Kick Off P. 5 Monthly Calendars P. 6,7 Chamber Events P. 8 Douglas County Job Fair P. 10 Ambassador of the Year P. 14 Healthy Living Expo P. 18 Community Mobile App P. 24 2016 Events P. 26
Pam Ridler, CCE Castle Rock Chamber President/CEO
What I’m thankful for As I write my 17th year-end message to all of you as Chamber members, I believe it’s important to reﬂect on what has transpired throughout the last year, which for me has been diﬃcult due to family loss. Even though it’s tough to realize I won’t be able to actually be with those that have passed in my family, I am thankful they were an important part of my life for such a very long me.
Reﬂec on helps me look forward to the future and I believe self-improvement is a prac ce that we all should work towards. By being mindful about those around me, showing them gra tude and love helps me deal with my loss. So here’s two powerful words that are dominant in my thoughts and prayers. My hope is that you'll consider sprinkling them throughout your day. GRATITUDE – I like to build an acronym to help me remember and digest, so here it is. G—rateful to have the support of family, friends, coworkers and our volunteers R—espec<ul of others for their diﬀerences and to work towards earning their trust A—ccept and encourage varied ideas, solu ons, beliefs and opportuni es T—ime to reﬂect on my life and work on my personal growth I—nspired by what I've seen my outstanding staﬀ accomplish and to share in their successes T—ake inventory and improve upon my rela onships, health and work habits U—nderstand and acknowledge what a gi= life is and that life is a journey which should be enjoyed D—etermined to posi vely contribute, support and foster to our vibrant community E—agar to take on new ventures and bigger challenges in the New Year I BELIEVE we all must act as an ac ve par cipant in the nurturing and crea on of our future and give ourselves the permission to succeed.
Business Voice Newsletter ~ Jan/Feb 2016
TESTIMONIALS NEEDED! The Chamber is reques ng member tes monials to add to our website and printed publica ons. Share a tes monial and get FREE exposure for your business. It’s Fast & Easy! Tell us what you think about the Chamber! How are we doing, why you joined, what do you love about the Chamber...If selected, your tes monial will be featured on our website and will include your headshot, member quote along with your business informa on and your website link. Send tes monials to Melissa Mares at Melissa@castlerock.org or call 303.688.4597 for more informa on!
Castle Rock Chamber Staff
2015-16 Board of Directors
Pam Ridler President & CEO Pam@castlerock.org
Melissa Mares Director of Communications Melissa@castlerock.org
John Manka, Chair-Elect 1 Stop Tire & Auto
Elyse McNulty, Chairman Kaiser Permanente
Aaron Fort, Treasurer Eakins Fort Company P.C.
Alicia Early Membership Development Director Alicia@castlerock.org John Woodrick Event Manager John@castlerock.org
David Zwerenz, Treasurer-Elect Firstbank of Douglas County
Sue Turner Office Administrator Sue@castlerock.org
Carrie Buchan Program Manager: Leadership Douglas County (LDC) & Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) CLBuchan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Waugh Visitor Center Coordinator Sonia@castlerock.org
Judy Woodley Business Training Coordinator Judy@castlerock.org
Mike Tafoya, Immediate Past Chair Portocol Business Strategies Directors Aaron Barrick Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, P.C. Todd Folkenberg Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Brooke Fox Colorado Agriculture Leadership Foundation (CALF) Jill Garber Arapahoe Community College Golden Goodwin gosocial Douglas County Bernie Greenberg Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C. Nadine Kirk RE/MAX Alliance Whitney Medved Medved Autoplex
Support and promote member businesses
Igni)ng Passion for Business Success and Community Prosperity
Be a ‘voice” to government Foster a livable community With posi)ve growth
Andrea Nyquist Outlets at Castle Rock Michelle Peck TMMC Property Management Linda Watson Sky Ridge Medical Center Tom Waymire Castle Rock Bank
Accountability Innova)on Respect Teamwork Rela)onships Diversity
Ex Officio Mayor Paul Donahue—Town of Castle Rock Frank Gray, President/CEO—Castle Rock EDC Sally Misare, Town Clerk— Town of Castle Rock Pam Ridler, President/CEO— Chamber 3
Chairmans Circle Sponsors
Execu ve Level
Premier Level 212 Pizza Company
Colorado Chris)an University
gopixel design studios
Pure Water Solu)ons
ConneXion Spot mywedding.com
Renewal By Andersen
Cruise One-Calenda's Vaca)ons
Nytech Hea)ng & Cooling
Asarch Dermatology Center
Re)rement Strategies & Investments, Inc.
Douglas County Libraries
Firstbank of Douglas County
One Clear Choice Garage Doors
Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, P.C.
Plumbline Services, Inc.
Arapahoe Community College
Chuck & Don's Pet Food Supplies Business Voice Newsletter ~ Jan/Feb 2016
Smith & Willis Hea)ng & Air Condi)oning Tractor Supply Company Webster University
Pre-Session Kick Off Event—January 5th The Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) has been established to promote a uniﬁed eﬀort of certain Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Councils of Douglas County to lead and inﬂuence state and federal policy, legisla on and regula on to create and/or enhance a posi ve business climate for the business community of Douglas County. The Douglas County Business Alliance was founded by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and is comprised of representa ves from the following organiza ons: • Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce Please Join us for the • Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Annual Pre-Legisla)ve Session • Castle Rock Economic Development Council • Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce Kick Oﬀ Event • Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce January 5, 2016 • Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Commission Time: 7:30 am—9 am • Parker Chamber of Commerce Sky Ridge Medical Center • South Metro Denver Chamber For more informa on, Contact Pam Ridler at 303-688-4597.
10101 RidgeGate Parkway Lone Tree, CO 80124 RSVP: email@example.com
Save the Date! DCBA Morning at the Capitol March 9, 2016 Time: 7:30 am—11:30 am Colorado State Capitol 200 E. Colfax Ave
Calendar of Events—January 2016 Friday 1st Chamber Closed-Happy New Year Tuesday 5th Government Issues Commi3ee (Chamber) @ 7:30 am DCBA Pre-Legisla ve Kick oﬀ (Sky Ridge) @ 7:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Wednesday 6th Leadership Douglas County Class (TBD) @ 7:30 am—5pm Leads Referral (Castle Café) @ 11:30 am Thursday 7th Business over Breakfast (TBA) @ 7:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Douglas County Community Founda on (CR Bank) @ 3 pm Monday 11th Chicago Title-Real Estate Agent Class (Chamber) @ 10 am Tuesday 12th Breakfast Club Leads Group (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am DCBA – BOD mee ng (Developmental Services) @ 7:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Leads Plus! (Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Castle Rock Economic Partnership (EDC) @ 3 pm Wednesday 13th Ambassador Execu ve Mee ng (Chamber) @ 11 am Ambassador Mee ng (Chamber) @ 12 pm Thursday 14th Biz Builder Lunch & Learn – Today’s hot Legal Issues: from “weed” in the workplace to 1099 & exempt status crackdown (Chamber) @ 11 am—1 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Business AFer Hours (Castle Rock Bank) @ 5 pm Monday 18th LDC Alumni Board Mee ng (Lone Tree Civic Center) @ 12:30 pm Tuesday 19th Government Issues Commi3ee (Chamber) @ 7:30 am Third Tech Tuesday – Social Media 101: A look at the Social Media Universe (Chamber) @ 9:30 am—11 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Business Voice Newsletter ~ Jan/Feb 2016
Wednesday 20th Leadership Douglas County (LDC) Steering Commi3ee (Chamber) @ 7:30 am Leads Referral Leads Group (Castle Café) @11:30 am Community Leadership (Chamber) @ 11:30 am Thursday 21st Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Friday 22nd Chamber Board Retreat (Library) @ 8:30 am—4 pm Monday 25th Worksite Wellness – Hot Topic (Chamber) @ 10 am Tuesday 26th Breakfast Club Leads Group (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Leads Plus! Leads Group (Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Southern Colorado Business Partnership (SCBP) Exec. Mee ng (Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau)@ 2 pm Wednesday 27th Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) BOD mee ng (Developmental Services) @ 7:30 am Business of the Month (TBD) @ 9 am Thursday 28th Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm
*Events are subject to change, view online calendar for up to date list of events. h3p://business.castlerock.org/events
Calendar of Events – February 2016 Tuesday 2nd Government Issues Commi3ee (Chamber) @ 7:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Wednesday 3rd Leadership Douglas County (LDC) – Educa)on & Libraries Day (TBD) @ 7:30 am–5:00 pm Leads Referral Leads Group (Castle Café) @11:30 am Thursday 4th Douglas County Job Fair (Douglas County Events Center) @ 10 am—2 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Biz Builder Lunch & Learn–Amp up your Team’s Customer Service (Chamber) @ 11:00 am—1 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Douglas County Community Founda on-DCCF (Castle Rock Bank) @ 3 pm
Wednesday 17th Leadership Douglas County (LDC) Steering Commi3ee Mee ng (Chamber) @ 7:30 am Community Leadership Mee ng (Chamber) @ 11:30 am Leads Referral Leads Group (Castle Café) @ 11:30 am Business AFer Hours (Black Feathers Apartment Homes410 Black Feather Loop) @ 5 pm Thursday 18th Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm
Saturday 8th Colorado Healthy Living Expo (Douglas County Events Center) @ 8 am—3 pm
Monday 22nd Worksite Wellness (Chamber) @ 10 am
Tuesday 9th Breakfast Club Leads Group (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Leads Plus! (Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Castle Rock Economic Partnership (EDC) @ 3 pm
Tuesday 23rd Breakfast Club Leads (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Leads Plus! Leads Group (Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm Southern Colorado Business Partnership-SEBP (Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau) @ 2 pm
Wednesday 10th Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) Board Mee ng (Developmental Services) @ 7:30 am Ambassador Exec. Mee ng (Chamber) @ 11 am Ambassador Mee ng (Chamber) @ 12 pm
Wednesday 24th Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) Board Mee ng (Developmental Services) @ 7:30 am Business of the Month (TBD) @ 9 am
Thursday 11th Business Over Breakfast (TBD) @ 7:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm
Thursday 25th Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm
Monday 15th Leadership Douglas County (LDC) Alumni Board Mee ng (Lone Tree Civic Center) @ 1 pm Tuesday 16th Government Issues Commi3ee (Chamber) @ 7:30 am Third Tech Tuesday – Pinterest for Business: Intermediate Users (Chamber) @ 9:30 am Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 10 am—12 pm Free Business Consulta ons (Chamber) @ 2 pm—4 pm
Monday 29th-It’s a Leap Year! An extra day added to the calendar to help synchronize it with Earth’s orbit around the sun and the actual passing of the seasons. Why do we need these extra days? Earth's orbit around the sun is 365.25 days. That's why we need a leap year every four years. *Events are subject to change, view online calendar for up to date list of events. h3p://business.castlerock.org/events 7
Upcoming Chamber Engagement Events—Save The Dates!
January 14, 2016 11 am to 1 pm Castle Rock Chamber Today's hot legal issues: from "weed" in the workplace to 1099 & exempt status crack-down
January 19, 2016 9:30 am to 11 am Castle Rock Chamber Social Media 101
There are three legal issues genera ng widespread employer risk and confusion.
THURSDAY, January 14, 2016 5 pm to 7pm Sponsored By:
• The legaliza on of marijuana has le=
business owners wondering how to hire, perform drug tes ng, discipline employee users, avoid extra liability, etc.
• The IRS has ghtened its interpreta-
A look at the Social Media Universe
on of what cons tutes an employee versus a 1099 contract worker. And, has greatly ramped up its enforcement and penal es. Employers who wrongly classify their workers have much to lose. department of labor is aggressively audi ng employers who classify their employees as exempt from over me. Employees are also bringing lawsuits, alleging that they were misclassiﬁed as exempt. Learn how to classify your employee and jus fy your decision. A mistake can prove costly to your company.
501 Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104
Learn more about these and other hot topics from seasoned employment a3orney, Marlene Gresh. It promises to be both a lively and educa onal session. NOTE: LUNCH IS NOT SERVED, FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN.
February 16, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am Castle Rock Chamber
*For Intermediate Users *For Intermediate Users Space is Limited, Register Now.
Chamber members: Free, $25 for others
Register at: h3p://business.castlerock.org/events/
Biz Builder Lunch N Learn February 4, 2016 11 am to 1pm
Amp up your Team’s Customer Service! More info coming soon. Business Voice Newsletter ~ Jan/Feb 2016
Networking Level & above: Free Community Connec on: $10 Future Members: $25 Register at: h3p://business.castlerock.org/events/
PLEASE NOTE: You must log in to your membership proﬁle to register. Otherwise, you will be charged the non-member rate. 8
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5 pm to 7pm Sponsored By:
410 Black Feather Loop Castle Rock, CO 80109 Business AFer Hour Events: Community Connec)on: $10 per person Networking level: 1 Pass per Free: Ascent Level Members/ above Guests/Non Members must have a guest pass. NOTE: At )me of publica)on, no Business Over Breakfasts events for Jan/ Feb had been conﬁrmed.
Chamber Anniversaries—Thank You For Your Outstanding Commitment Business Name FirstBank of Douglas County Castle Rock Bank Hier Drilling Company Steele Tires, Inc. Park Street - Jerry Street Storage Eakins Fort & Company, P.C. Op cians 2 Land Title Guarantee Company Boyd Chiroprac c Acme Brick Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network Black Hills Energy Double D Auto Repair, Inc. Castle Pines Golf Club Colorado Community Media CoWest Insurance Group Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, P.C. Hair Design Team Intermountain Rural Electric Associa on MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS Olinger- Dignity Memorial Plum Creek Medical Family Prac ce/Urgent Care Rotary Club of Castle Rock Ted Spring Photography White Construc on Group Medved Autoplex Castle Rock Waste Management Air Academy Federal Credit Union Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Columbine Kitchen & Bath Pediatrics at the Meadows, PC Pegasus Restaurant Gabriel's Restaurant Gene's Muﬄer & Auto Service Village Inn Pancake House AreaNewsle3ers Autobahn Autobody, Inc. Castle Rental, Inc. Douglas County Libraries Insurance Town and Country Outlets at Castle Rock, The PRO Plumbing Service Big O Tires Crisis Center Party Time Rental, Inc.
# of Years 49 42 42 40 39 36 36 35 32 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 28 27 27 27 27 27 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 23 23 23
Business Name Castle Rock Senior Center, Inc. Park Land Company Sam's Club #6634 Flying Horse Catering Castle Cafe Han Lee Taekwondo Academy High Tech Audio Systems, Inc. BreakThroughs, Inc. Brookside Inn Cherokee Ranch & Castle Founda on FirstBank of Douglas County Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C. NAPA Auto Parts Allstate Insurance - Bob Lowry Angie's Restaurant BEST WESTERN PLUS Castle Rock Castle Rock Development Company Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care Crystal Valley Ranch Dev. Co. Douglas Land Conservancy Faith Lutheran Church Link Real Estate Group Copperfalls Spa and Salon Douglas County Government Douglas Elbert Task Force Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co. Sco3 & Associates- Dispute Resolu on Services UPS Store, The American Solu ons for Business Castle Country Assisted Living Comfort Technologies, Inc. Courtesy Plumbing & Hea ng Services, Inc. Links at Plum Creek, The Berkshire Hathaway Preferred Real Estate Makkai Capital Management - Adam Makkai, CFA Stucy Realty Company Zonta Club of Douglas County
# of Years 22 22 22 21 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15
Douglas County Job Fair—February 4 The Chamber is currently seeking Employers to par)cipate in the upcoming Job Fair. The Douglas County Job Fair aims to connect talented job seekers with the best Douglas County-based companies. This year's event will provide you with an opportunity to interact with Douglas County companies seeking to grow their workforce together in one place. Are you hiring, do you provide services to the community? Par cipate in the Douglas County Job Fair. Space is limited, Contact John or call (303) 688-4597 for details.
Cost: Employer Par)cipa)on in the Job Fair Chamber Member 10 x 10 Booth Rate: $100 Non-Member 10 x 10 Booth Rate: $200
Maximize Your Companies Exposure at this Event Be A Sponsor!
Thursday, Feb. 4th 10 AM to 2 PM DC Events Center
Sponsorship Opportuni es Are Now Available. Contact Alicia or call (303) 688-4597 for more details.
Chamber Offers Free Business Counseling Do you have questions about… • • • • • •
Free Business Counseling For All
Starting a business? Developing your business plan? Marketing and sales planning? Accounting or tax advice? Securing financing? Managing your growth?
“There have been several times in growing my business that I needed someone to work through diﬃcult issues with me — most intensively in the start-up phase of course. The counselor at the Chamber was so helpful and knowledgeable. I can’t believe this program is free and so easy to use.” Meet with an experienced business consultant, an expert on helping businesses grow and thrive.
~Greg Boman, The Emporium
Business Voice Newsletter ~ Jan/Feb 2016
Local and confidential! Schedule your appointment at www.castlerock.org.
Chamber Anniversaries—Congratulations! Business Name # of Years Dumb Friends League- Buddy Center 14 GLB Bookkeeping & Tax, LLC 14 Heard Financial Solu ons 14 Numerical Control Consultants, Inc. 14 Nytech 14 Rock, The 14 Sky Ridge Medical Center 14 Spencer & Fane 14 Theatre of Dreams 14 Bruce L. Fosdick, CPA, PC 13 Campbell Chiroprac c, Inc. 13 Castle Rock Orthodon cs 13 Echo Ridge at Metzler Ranch 13 Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc. 13 Parker Port-A-Po3y, Inc. 13 Plumbline Services, Inc. 13 RE/MAX Alliance - The Kirk Team 13 TMMC Property Management 13 developersDen 12 Douglas County Living 12 Echo Pages 12 San ago's Mexican Restaurant 12 Servpro of Castle Rock/Parker 12 State Farm Insurance - David Topolnicki 12 Webolu ons 12 American Legion Post 1187 11 Castle Rock Bank at Castle Pines 11 Columbine Prin ng & Copy Center 11 Old Stone Church Restaurant, The 11 Pinnacol Assurance 11 Pure Water Solu ons, Inc. 11 Signature Interiors/Rita Coltrane 11 Union- An American Bistro 11 Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic, Inc. 10 Camp Bow Wow 10 Canyons Community Church 10 Castle Oaks Covenant Church 10 CoolCarGuy.Com 10 DeYoung Brothers Construc on 10 Eclipse Promo ons, LLC 10 Fund Your Dream 10 gopixel design studios, inc. 10 Grand Lodge on Peak 7 / BGV Marke ng 10 Liberty Mutual Insurance - Kent Underwood 10 Metro Mix, LLC 10 Peak View Dental, L.L.C. 10 Plum Creek Community Church 10 Summit Church of Castle Rock 10
Business Name # of Years Sunny Cruises & Travel 10 Venaxis, Inc. 10 A Repair Guy, Inc. 9 BJ Enterprises Back Flow Tes ng & Repair 9 Cox Baker & Page, LLC 9 Gubbels Law Oﬃce, P.C. 9 H&M Transmission & Automo ve, LLC 9 IMI Global 9 Nixon and Company Salon & Bou que 9 RE/MAX Professionals - Joan Pra3 9 Reliv Interna onal 9 Rey Cinocco - LPL Financial 9 Sky Ridge Imaging Center at Castle Rock, The 9 Sunset Stone 9 1 STOP Tire & Auto 8 180 Branding 8 8Z Mortgage 8 Barnes Plumbing and Hea ng, Inc 8 Budget Blinds of Castle Rock 8 Castle Pines Electric 8 Fowl Line 8 Goddard School, The 8 JM Kitchen and Bath 8 JS Enterprises 8 Portocol Business Strategies 8 Aﬂac - Wendell Cummings 7 Castle Rock Mini Storage 7 CertaPro Painters 7 Cetera Advisors - Patrick Brannan 7 Chick-ﬁl-A 7 Colorado Agricultural Leadership Founda on (CALF) 7 Colorado Pump Service & Supply Co. 7 Genera on Chiroprac c - Dr. Niki Katzenmeier, DC 7 Guadalajara 7 Knothead Tree and Lawn 7 Overhead Door Company of Colorado Springs 7 Plum Creek Funding, Inc 7 South Suburban Taxi 7 Tallgrass Kitchen & Bath 7 Taylor, Bruce 7 Allstate Insurance - Sydney Strausheim 6 Aluwind Inc. 6 American Family Insurance - Timothy Brown Agency, Inc. 6 Augus ne Grill 6 Barn, The 6 Castle Rock Smiles Pediatric Den stry 6 Colonial Beneﬁt Group 6 Compu-Solu ons 6 11
Chamber Anniversaries—Congratulations! Business Name GE Johnson Construc on Company Greater Castle Rock Art Guild and Gallery Historic Douglas County Jaris Realty, Inc. KC Mortgage Legacy Hospice dba New Century Hospice Outback Steakhouse Pediatric Den care, P.C. Premier Pain ng LLC Re rement Strategies & Investments, Inc. Applebee's Colorado Horse Park, The Elements Therapeu c Massage H&M Transmission and Automo ve Bright Now Dental Castle Rock Church of Christ Castle Rock Magazine Express Employment Professionals One Clear Choice Garage Doors Remote Bookkeeper, LLC Comcast Corona Consul ng Company Parts Interna onal, Inc. DAZBOG COFFEE Dickey's Barbecue Pit Douglas County Sheriﬀ's Oﬃce RooﬁngScience.com Tractor Supply Co World Orphans
# of Years 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Business Name American Cancer Society Bank of America Merchant Services Becky Kenny - The Denver 100 Castle Rock Zip Line Tours Dailey Real Estate Elite Body Contouring Fidelity Na onal Title Company Hide In Plain Sight Holiday Inn Express and Suites Johnston Construc on Ken Kania Lawing Financial Liberty Tax Service MetLife Auto & Home Peak Business Performance Rocky Mountain Hormone & Weight Loss Clinic The Brown Firm, LLC The Entrepreneur's Source (Independent Franchisee) Transworld Business Advisors Tri-Lakes Garage Doors
# of Years 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Member Orienta)on January 28, 2016 7:30 am to 9 am Learn how to use your membership beneﬁts! This is your opportunity to meet the Chamber staﬀ, introduce your business, and familiarize yourself with the variety of beneﬁts we oﬀer and get connected! Register at h3p://business.castlerock.org/events
Enhance Your Business Listing, Get Noticed Are You Taking Advantage of All Your Chamber Membership Has To Oﬀer? Have you logged into your membership account lately? Recently the Chamber switched to a new Membership Management So=ware called Chamber Master. Thousands of other chambers use this robust system and we are very excited to bring this sophis cated op on to our members. All members now have the ability to post their own Press Releases as well as the op on to post a HOT DEALS as part of our member 2 member discount program. And depending on your level, you may now have the ability to post and manage your own job lis ngs. Please take a moment to login to your account to review your informa on and to enhance your lis ng. h3p://business.castlerock.org/login/ For more Informa on please contact Sue Turner at the Chamber or email Sue@CastleRock.org. Business Voice Newsletter ~ Jan/Feb 2016
Welcome To Our New Members Cafe Rio Mexican Grill Contact: Sarah Nagy (303) 317-4970 832 New Memphis Court Castle Rock, CO 80108 Caterers, Restaurants Chris)ne Daly Sager LLC Contact: Chris ne Daly Sager (720) 733-3640 Castle Rock, CO 80109 Marke)ng, Publisher - Community Publica)ons Data-Dynamix, Inc. Contact: Kevin Layton (720) 212-9409 599 Topeka Way Castle Rock, CO 80109 Marke)ng www.data-dynamix.com ﬁtli Contact: Van Cline (720) 316-0164 4833 Front Street, Unit B #167 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Technology www.ﬁtli.com Illumina)on Light Show Contact: John Chapman 719-799-6708 650 Sky View Lane Larkspur, CO 80118 Recrea)onal Ac)vi)es www.illumina onlightshow.com MaxFit Studio Contact: Chris an Lauber (720) 550-1858 3194 N Industrial Way, Ste E Castle Rock, CO 80109 Health Fitness & Nutri)on Consultants www.MaxFitStudioCR.com Mul)media Audio Visual, Inc. Contact: M. Acie VanCleave (800) 756-6118 2640 South Raritan Circle Englewood, CO 80110 Mul)media www.mul media-av.com
Peak To Peak Business Strategies, LLC Contact: Mary Ann Li3ler 303-663-2722 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Coaching www.peaktopeakbusinessstrategies.com Popeyes Contact: Trent Hallagin 1340 New Beale Street Castle Rock, CO 80108 Restaurants www.popeyes.com Rock Jewelers Contact: Kristy Mundy 303-660-2696 190 S. Wilcox Street, Suite C Castle Rock, Co 80104 Jewelry - Fine www.Rockjewelerscr.com Rocky Mountain Self Defense & Fitness Contact: John Halle3 303-681-2622 780 Kinner St Castle Rock, Co 80109 Mar)al Arts Instruc)on www.castlerockselfdefenseandﬁtness.com Sew-Ciety Contact: Carol Bone[ (720) 733-8102 1025 S. Perry Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 Home Furnishings, Quil)ng Materials & Supplies, Retail www.sew-ciety.com US Bank Contact: David Dyer (303) 495-6811 852 Maleta Lane Castle Rock, CO 80104 Banks, Financial Ins)tu)ons www.usbank.com
SAVE THE DATE! February 24, 2016 Women Of Inﬂuence Luncheon M ore info coming soon! 13
Ambassador of the Year—Joe Blakely Joe Blakely became an ambassador with the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and has really enjoyed the addi onal opportuni es it gives him to connect with the community and meet new people. Being an ambassador at the Chamber also allows Joe to be an ambassador for Kaiser PerJoe Blakely manente in the community. Kaiser Permanente This is important, because many people s ll don't realize they can purchase Kaiser Permanente coverage as an individual and don't have to get it through an employer. Now that Kaiser Permanente has a medical oﬃce in Castle Rock and our Specialty oﬃce in Lone Tree, Kaiser Permanente is more convenient than ever. When Joe and his wife Angie moved to Castle Rock in 1988, he knew the town was very special and wanted to become more involved in the community. He had a health insurance agency in town for many years and was a member of the Chamber because of the opportuni es it gave him to meet people he could help with their health insurance needs. “We especially liked the Starligh)ng event every November, and had built up quite a collec)on of the Christmas ornaments since they started oﬀering them in 1992. I decided to make a case to display them for my wife for Valen)ne's day one year. That was when I discovered we were missing the ornament from 1998, which was Christ's Episcopal Church. The Chamber let me know that they had sold out of that par)cular ornament since the church had used it as a fund
-raiser. Thus began my quest for the next few years, where I would give people my contact informa)on at garage sales and ask them to check their Christmas ornaments for the one I was missing. It only took about 3 years before a very kind woman called me to inform me that she had the ornament I was missing. She let me know that the money I paid for the ornament would go to the homeless shelter and she even called me later on to share how many pairs of socks and underwear she was able to purchase. It really made me feel good to know that the Chamber touched people in the community without even being directly involved. ADer such a long search for the ornament, I was ﬁnally able to ﬁll the empty space in the display cabinet. My only concern is that I only have six more spaces in the case and then I will have to make a new one. I guess that is the beFer problem to have.” Joe concludes by saying, “I am truly honored to be Ambassador of the Year because I know everyone on the team works so hard to make the Castle Rock Chamber a beFer value for our members. They are an amazing group of individuals and everyone of them deserves this recogni)on. I look forward to seeing you at a Chamber event in the near future.”
Congratula)ons from the Castle Rock Chamber and Thank You Joe for your Outstanding Contribu)ons.
Ambassador Program is Sponsored By:
YOU’RE HIRED! Douglas County Job Fair Thursday, Feb. 4th 10 AM TO 2 PM DC Events Center Business Voice Newsletter ~ Jan/Feb 2016
View List of Participating Employers at: www.castlerock.org/dcjobfair 14
Ambassador of the Month—Julie Voorhees Julie Voorhees Earns Ambassador of the Month!
Julie Voorhees Keller Williams, Castle Rock
Julie Voorhees and her 2 daughters moved to Colorado just over a year ago from Fredericksburg, TX to be closer to family. They absolutely love Castle Rock and all it has to oﬀer. Joining the Chamber was high on Julie’s priority list a=er moving here, and she’s so glad she did.
“I have had the opportunity to make great connec)ons with wonderful people in businesses small and large. As an Ambassador, mentoring new members and ribbon cuHng with new brand business owners has been so rewarding.”
When Julie’s not wearing her Chamber Ambassador hat, she’s a Realtor® with Keller Williams in Castle Rock. “Nothing is more exci)ng to me than the gra)fying feeling I get from helping people meet their real estate needs. My clients count on me to always do what's in their best interest. I pride myself on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the real estate market and I know how important it is to ﬁnd a dream home or get the best oﬀer for a property.” As a fairly new Castle Rock resident and Chamber member, Julie’s looking forward to what the future holds for our great town! We applaud Julie’s eﬀorts to support and promote local businesses in our community!
Congratula)ons from the Castle Rock Chamber, Thank You for your outstanding contribu)ons as a Chamber Ambassador!
Ambassador Program is Sponsored By:
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January Restaurant of the Month Sponsor
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Contact Alicia to be our Restaurant of the Month Sponsor. Email Alicia@castlerock.org.
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November Business of the Month—Gene’s Auto and Muffler Service Chamber is Now Hiring! Membership Investment Representa)ve
The Castle Rock Chamber honors Gene's Auto and Muﬄer Service as our November Business of the Month recipient. Members for more than twenty-ﬁve years, they began as Gene's Radiator when Gene repaired radiators in a shed near their home in the early 1970's; next was rental space on Caprice. In 1985 a new three bay building was opened at the current 215 Malibu address and the business became Gene's Auto Repair. Exhaust services were added in the 1990's and in 2015 an expansion into a second three bay building. During their history as a family owned independent business there is one constant: the commitment to provide quality service and workmanship at aﬀordable prices. They are proud to be a part of the Castle Rock business community and look forward to maintaining these standards for their customers.
The Membership Investment Representa ve will build and maintain posi ve rela onships with current and poten al members and will focus on selling Chamber memberships to prospec ve non-member businesses by communica ng the beneﬁts and value of the Chamber. By providing detailed informa on on various programs oﬀered through the Chamber which assist our members businesses in their growth process. With this goal in mind, the Membership Investment Representa ve will support the Chamber’s mission with the goal of increasing the total number of members within the organiza on. To apply visit h3p://business.castlerock.org/ jobs/ or email your resume to Sue@castlerock.org.
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Chamber to offer members a free package of training valued at $2,500.
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Save Time and Money with Targeted Training In conjunc on with Coggno.com, we are happy to announce a new service for our members. We are now oﬀering a selec on of online training courses for purchase directly from our website. We've hand-picked courses that we feel are relevant to you and your employees, covering topics in HR, Compliance, So=ware, Social Media and Business Management – just to name a few. All courses will be available on-demand, 24/7, and administered through an employee's worksta on. When purchasing the courses through our site, you will also receive a free Learning Management System, or LMS. This tool makes it simple to distribute, monitor, and report on all your employees' training. The training courses are speciﬁcally designed to address many of the issues around risk and liability faced by businesses today, as well as develop the skills of your employees. Visit www.CastleRockEG.com today. Select from an extensive library of the ﬁnest training providers and courses in the world, all recognized leaders in their ﬁelds. Purchase just the training your staﬀ needs, no long term contracts or arbitrary subscrip ons to training you don’t need. Find and purchase online training courses for your employees on an assortment of topics. Courses are self-paced, on demand, many with cer ﬁcates, and are distributed online to each employees′ computer via a free Learning Management System where you can track and view repor ng.
Try Online Training Today! Contact Judy by email at Judy@castlerock.org or call the Chamber to receive a *free class while supplies last.
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Chamber Programs Overview Affinity Programs Are You Taking Advantage of our Money Saving Programs? Oﬃce Depot Program: Members save approximately 15% to 25% annually on their oﬃce supplies! To receive your Na onal Program Oﬃce Depot card, please call the Chamber at 303-6884597 or email Sonia@CastleRock.org. Comcast Business Class: Chamber members can save on internet Service and Voice service! For more info, contact Comcast Business Class at 303-7208090. Visit www.castlerock.org/ aﬃnityprogram.htm or contact Alicia@castlerock.org for more informa on.
Ambassador Program The Ambassadors are an all-volunteer organiza on comprised of approximately 20 Chamber member ﬁrms who serve as the public rela ons and reten on arm of the Chamber. The Ambassadors provide understanding and conﬁdence in the Castle Rock Chamber among our businesses. As highly visible and pres gious volunteers, the Ambassadors serve as the Chamber’s primary liaison to Castle Rock Chamber members and play an essen al role in membership reten on, recruitment, anniversary calls, ribbon cu[ngs, conveying member needs and/or concerns to Chamber Staﬀ and garnering support for the Chamber. ~Melanie Calhoun – Chairperson, www.castlerock.org/ambassadors.htm or contact Alicia@castlerock.org.
Business After Hours & Business Over Breakfast To assist our members in developing business rela onships the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce oﬀers many networking events throughout the year. There are monthly Business A=er Hours, Business Over Breakfast and Member Orienta ons. Visit: www.castlerock.org/bah.htm or contact Alicia@castlerock.org for more informa on.
Castle Rock Economic Gardeners (CREG) To provide small business owners with the resources used by best-in-class ﬁrms, thereby enhancing their compe veness in the local, state and global marketplace. CREG is a group of dedicated business leaders who act as mentors and oﬀer li3le to no cost business intelligence to both start-ups and established businesses in Castle Rock. ~Mike Tafoya, Portocol Business Strategies –Chairman, www.CastleRockEG.com or contact Judy@castlerock.org for more informa on.
Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) Is a united eﬀort of the Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Parker and Highlands Ranch Chambers of Commerce, South Metro Denver Chamber, along with the Northwest Douglas and Castle Rock Economic Development Councils, to form a legisla ve coali on to lead and inﬂuence regional, state and federal policy, legisla on and regula ons. The primary focus of the DCBA is to create a posi ve business climate for the future of Douglas County businesses. ~Frank Gray, EDC Chairman ~Pam Ridler, Pam@castlerock.org or www.douglascountybusinessalliance.com/
Douglas County Young Professionals The Douglas County YP’s group is intended for young professionals aged 21 - 40, who live or work in the Douglas County community. DCYP oﬀers great networking opportuni es to help build your business prac ce, gain las ng friendships, and have fun at the same me! Our Mission is to build a network of young professionals who support each other and provide a voice in the community, with an emphasis on social ac vi es and community involvement. ~John Woodrick, John@castlerock.org.
Government Issues Committee (GIC) To be a proac ve voice and advocate for the business community regarding governmental issues; promo ng economic interests which contribute to the quality of life of Castle Rock and facilitates communica on between local government and the business community. ~DJ Tedesco, Castle Rock Bank Chairman, or Pam@CastleRock.org for more informa on.
Leadership Douglas County (LDC) Leadership Douglas County (LDC) provides the opportunity for par cipants to broaden their knowledge of the community while enhancing their leadership skills. The program brings diverse people together to learn from each other, creates an expecta on of servant leadership, and builds in real opportuni es to teach knowledge and skills. Contact Carrie Buchan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more informa on or www.LeadershipDouglasCounty.com
Networking/Leads Groups The Castle Rock Chambers Leads Groups are organiza ons of business professionals that have the desire to improve their income by forming rela onships with other Chamber members for the purpose of exchanging direct client referrals and leads. www.castlerock.org/ networking.htm or contact Sue@castlerock.org.
Local Business Mentors Step-Up for Young Entrepreneurs Volunteers Help YEA! Students in Business Planning Process The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), an innova ve program of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce that guides students through the process of star ng their own, real business, announces local business mentors for this year’s YEA! Class being held at ConneXion Spot in Castle Rock. Once the students iden fy their business idea, YEA! pairs each student business with an appropriate mentor. This business expert helps the students to ﬁne-tune their concept, write a business plan and iden fy their target audience. This year’s mentors are: Jim Derman, Owner, The Entrepreneur Source Mary Vielhauer, Owne/Broker, Metro Brokers, Inc.
As a non-proﬁt organiza on, YEA! relies on the generosity of the community and of sponsors; people who iden fy with entrepreneurship and want to help pave the way for future entrepreneurs. Some help the student businesses get oﬀ the ground with startup funds, while others provide in-kind support or volunteer their me and services by volunteering or oﬀering professional services pro bono. In addi on to mentors, YEA! couldn’t run the program without its Investorand CEO-level partners that include Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, mywedding.com, Pepsico; ACC, Bartolf Weath Advisors, Castle Rock Bank, ConneXion Spot, Douglas County Libraries, IREA, Sky Ridge Medical Center. Addi onal sponsors include NyTech, Sam’s Club and Town of Castle Rock. YEA! is currently seeking addi onal sponsor for its Investor Panel this spring.
Les Winegarden, Owner, RSI Steve Peterson, Owner, Chris an Brothers Automo ve Joe Weber, Owner/Operator Chic-ﬁl-A Nicole Frazier, Community Volunteer Bob Johns, Owner, Summit Growth Solu ons Mike McNairy, Owner, H&M Transmissions and Automo ve Services
During the course of this year’s 30-week program, more than 60 volunteers and local businesses will become involved with YEA! at various levels. From helping teach the basics of business to invi ng students to tour their companies, volunteers par cipate in a variety of capaci es. Students work in close coopera on with local business leaders, community leaders and educators who use their personal experiences to demonstrate how to develop ideas and
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objec ves, pitch poten al investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, establish e-commerce and a web presence, and more. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and func oning businesses, which they can carry on a=er their gradua on from the program. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy – Douglas County, Colorado – YEADC. COM The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a 501(C)(3) organiza on oﬀering a groundbreaking 30-week program that teach middle and high school students how to start and run their own businesses. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors for startup funds, and launch and run their own, fully formed companies and social movements. Students also have the opportunity to compete for college scholarships in regional and na onal business pitch compe ons. The project-based program empowers students to take charge of their futures.
Developing Leaders in Douglas County “I learned a lot about our local government and was especially impressed with how well all en%%es work together.” Par)cipant, Government Day, December 2015
(R-L) Alumni Jill Romann (’14), County Coroner and Sheriﬀ Tony Spurlock (’08), joined County Clerk & Recorder Merlin Klotz on the Elected Oﬃcials panel on December 2, sharing with the class their journeys that brought them to public service and what their roles within Douglas County government involved.
LDC Class of 2016 has spent the past few months learning about the Douglas County’s earliest leaders through historical presenta ons and visits; learning about current healthcare issues, as well as resources available for those who are aging in place in Douglas County; and, ge[ng a behind-thescenes look at how Colorado’s 18th judicial district court handles the scope of legal cases that come through the system.
The upcoming January 6, 2016, Leadership Class will focus on Transporta on, Economic Development, and Masterplan, and will include master plan presenta ons from the public sector, beginning the day with a master plan presenta on, prior to moving to the Charles Schwab campus in the a=ernoon for an economic development discussion and then conclude with a transporta on panel at Centennial airport.
For more informa)on on the Leadership Douglas County program, please visit www.leadershipdouglascounty.org, call Carrie Buchan at (720) 440-3726 or email email@example.com.
Each Leadership Day also revolves around professional development. Class members have received training on team building, public speaking and crea ng a common vision from experts in their ﬁeld, giving LDC par cipants tools that they can take back to their workplace to make them more eﬀec ve leaders and team members.
Patron Sponsors BreakThroughs, Inc. Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce City of Lone Tree Douglas County Government Highlands Ranch Metro District Town of Parker
Many thanks to our valued sponsors who make Leadership Douglas County possible:
Considering LDC for yourself or referring a colleague? If you are interested in applying to LDC and would like to preview the program by a3ending a class day, please let us know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Sponsors Black Hills Energy Charles Schwab Corp. Douglas County Libraries South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Town of Castle Rock
Leadership Douglas County is designed to broaden par)cipant knowledge of the community while enhancing leadership skills to increase the strength and eﬀec)veness of our community leaders.
Host Sponsor IREA
In December, the LDC class had the opportunity to talk with elected county oﬃcials and mayors and meet with Douglas County judges Susanna Meissner-Cutler and Paul King, along with the representa ves from the oﬃces of the District A3orney and Public Defender and Vic m Advocate, who provided their unique perspec ves on the delivery of jus ce in Douglas County. In November, the class learned about the great work that social service agencies such as the Crisis Center and Parker Task Force are doing right here in Douglas County, while ge[ng a behind-thescenes look at Sky Ridge Medical Center and Wind Crest Re rement Center. Photos from these recent classes can be viewed on the LDC Facebook page
Town & County News Plans for Downtown park improvements move forward - Town Council recently approved a plan that would start the ﬁnal steps for the park improvements. The goal is to enhance the park into an urban center. This will help boost the success of adjacent Downtown businesses and will create an ac ve public gathering place for both work and relaxa on. With Council’s recent approval of the ﬁnal design concepts and funding approval as part of the 2016 Budget, the last permi[ng and construc on documents can begin to take shape. Over the next several months, Design Workshop – the design consultant for the project – will lead a team of highly-qualiﬁed architects and engineers to develop construc on drawings suitable for the contractor-bidding process. The proposed $5 million project will have mul ple poten al funding sources including several conserva on trust funds, allotments from the Parks and Recrea on Capital Fund and Downtown Development Authority TIF sales and property tax funding mechanism. Read more at h3p:// crgov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=952. New pedestrian bridge will oﬀer safe connec)on for much of Castle Rock’s trail system—The pedestrian bridge will connect Philip S. Miller Park and Ridgeline Open Space and will create a con nuous 17-mile na ve surface trail that will bring together more than 650 acres in park space. This project was a team eﬀort. Town Council approved the contract earlier this year, recognizing the importance of trail connec vity to the en re community. Designing and building the project this year helped save the Town more than $58,000 in materials and labor. Plus, developer Na onal Covenant Proper es donated 2 acres of land for the bridge loca on, and the builder, DR Horton, will help with grading for the project. The $702,750-project will be funded through the annual trail construc on alloca on from the Transporta on Fund and remaining unexpended funds from the 2014 Budget for the Ridge Road and Crowfoot Valley Road/Founders Parkway sidepath project. Read more at: h3p://crgov.com/ CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=950 Business Voice Newsletter ~ Jan/Feb 2016
New applica)on process makes planning an event in Castle Rock easier—Each year, the Town of Castle Rock is excited to host hundreds of special events – everything from large-scale signature occasions like the Castle Rock Chamber’s WineFest and ArtFest, to community-based fes vals and races. Those who plan these fun events know there’s a lot of logis cs to coordinate. The Town in 2016 has resolved to make that process easier through a new online special event permit applica on. Events or organized ac vi es for 75 people or more that involve street closures, or approval from mul ple Town departments such as use of alcohol, on-site cooking, food sales or large-scale temporary structures, will be reviewed through this process. The process begins with an applica on. Visit www.CRgov.com/SpecialEvents. The deadline for events held in 2016 is Jan. 15, 2016. For 2017 events, the applica on will be available online in September 2016. The Town’s new Special Events Division is available to help event coordinators with this applica on process. From trails perfect for running, to a charming Downtown ﬁt for a street fes val, to new event facili es at Philip S. Miller Park, Castle Rock has a lot to oﬀer, and it’s the goal of this division to help coordinators plan successful events. The Special Events Division provides a single point of contact for those interested in hos ng an event. It oversees all aspects of events that use public property, including streets and facili es. This new division is s ll ﬁnalizing policies and procedures as well as reviewing a fee structure for use of event space. S ll, it’s a good me to start thinking of all the fun mes you want to coordinate in Castle Rock in 2016. Ques ons? Contact Special Events Manager Casey Wills, email her at cwillis@CRgov.com or call 720-724-2007. 24
Members in the News Apply for 2016 Philip S. Miller Grants by Jan. 31, Funds support at-risk and underserved County residents Douglas County is currently accep ng grant applica ons for 2016 Philip S. Miller funds. The funds, received by the County annually from the Philip S. Miller Trust, are distributed to a variety of programs that focus on enhancing the quality of life for Douglas County residents, through emergency food assistance, medical care, youth development or crisis counseling, and have an emphasis on self-suﬃciency. Read more at h3p:// www.douglas.co.us/apply-for-2016-philip-s-millergrants-by-jan-31/ Library seeks volunteers - Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock, Philip S. Miller branch, is seeking volunteers to assist in its Inter-Library Loan Department. Weekly shi=s are available with various op ons for days and mes. Volunteers process materials from other library districts, including wrapping packages, tagging items for courier pickup, matching paperwork to items, and preparing boxes to be mailed. A3en on to detail and eﬃciency are important. A three-month minimum commitment is requested. Volunteers help the library fulﬁll its mission of promo ng literacy and lifelong learning, by ensuring that patrons receive requested materials in a mely manner. For addi onal informa on, call 303-7917323 and ask for the branch volunteer coordinator at your home library. Or www.VolunteerConnectDC.org. Portocol Presents: South Metro’s Fastest Growing Business Network Thursday, January 7th (4:30-6:30 pm ) at Fox & Hound Sports Tavern, 9239 Park Meadows Dr in Lone Tree. You’re invited to join local business owners and leaders in a monthly networking event that will challenge and inspire you to take your business to the next level. • Build meaningful business rela onships within the Portocol family of clients and partners • Grow your business network to gain exposure and build rela onships in the marketplace • Be a part of our family as we build a dynamic networking event to help you grow your business. • RSVP to Sharont@Portocol.com. WinterFest Jan. 2, 4-7 p.m., Fes)val Park Ring in the New Year with a variety of ac vi es, including: Ice carving, The Cold War Classic Cyclocross Race Resolu on Run 5K, Performance by Lola Rising, Appearance by Miss Colorado and Houdini the rescued horse, Bye Bye Bonﬁre, Starlight lounge, Live entertainment, Food for purchase, Vendors, Pe[ng zoo, and Pony rides. Bring your loved ones to ring in the new year 25 and get a start on your resolu ons for 2016!
In keeping with the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce's mission, we use several channels to execute our marke ng strategies to promote Castle Rock-Douglas County. We realize that a strong marke ng plan is vital to growing a business while maintaining and expanding current business rela onships. With your help, we want to extend this strategy to promote Castle Rock-Douglas County and showcase our community's quality-of-life ameni es and business opportuni es. This year we've partnered with Journal Communica ons, an award-winning custom publisher, to develop such a plan. The centerpiece of this marke ng strategy is the Livability Castle Rock-Douglas County, Colorado magazine, a high quality print publica on distributed to newcomers, businesses and visitors. The print magazine is accompanied by a companion website and digital version of the magazine view-able online and on mobile devices. This provides magazine adver sers with yearround exposure on mul ple media pla<orms. •
Magazine: Promote your community's strengths through the Livability magazine, which features original photography and engaging editorial content. Website: Browsers searching our area can ﬁnd expanded content of the magazine, including photos and more, on www.livability.com/co/castle-rock Digital Magazine: View our community's magazine online any me, expanding the target reach for poten al newcomers and businesses. Tablet/Mobile: Reach a growing segment of your target audience with content op mized for Apple and Android devices.
We encourage you to take this opportunity to expand your reach and reinforce your brand to more poten al customers through this annual promo onal program. Roger Richards, a representa ve from Journal Communica ons and the Castle Rock Chamber, will be in our area in the upcoming weeks to talk about adver sing op ons in the next magazine. To request a mee ng and learn more about adver sing opportuni es, please email rrichards@jnlcom or call him at the Chamber or on his cell (800) 333-8842 ext. 216.
2016 Castle Rock Chamber Signature Events 02.04.16 Douglas County Job Fair 10 AM - 2 PM Douglas County Events Center
07.16.16 13th Annual Castle Rock WineFest 2 PM to 8 PM The Grange in the Meadows
02.06.16 Healthy Living Expo 8 AM - 3 PM Douglas County Events Center
08.06.16 Douglas County Fair Parade 9 AM Downtown Castle Rock
April 2016 Chamber's Annual Banquet
09.10.16 & 09.11.16 Colorado ArWest at Castle Rock Town Hall & Library Parking Lots
June 2016 Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament
11.19.16 Castle Rock Starligh)ng Historic Wilcox Square
June 2016 Victoria's Community Block Party
www.CastleRock.org CHAMBER’S ONLINE MEMBERS DIRECTORY STATISTICS NOV-DEC TOTAL VIEWS 15,614
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