Business Voice Newsletter July/August 2018

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IT’S TIME FOR WINE Castle Rock WineFest celebrating its 15th year, returns to Butterfield Park in the Meadows, Saturday, July 21st. Featuring more than 2 dozen Colorado wineries, offering more than 180 varietals, guests will be able to sip and savor some of the finest vino Colorado has to offer. This year’s event will again feature a Beer Garden for those who prefer a cold brew or two to cool off. The always entertaining grape stomp, brought to you by Ent Credit Union returns as well. This year’s event will also include a cornhole tournament courtesy of new chamber members, Cap ‘N Cornhole. Live musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day featuring musical stylings from Flat Out Jazz and Heart & Soul Band. First 2000 guests receive a commemorative winetasting glass courtesy of Bellco and wine tote sponsored by Dahl Kitchen & Bath. Purchase your tickets today at


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

Abby Tardiff, Treasurer-elect ANB Bank

Aaron Fort, Treasurer The Fort CPA Group

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

Jill Dustman Coe White Construction Group

Jennifer Simpson Outlets at Castle Rock Michelle Peck TMMC Property Mgmt

Jill Garber Colorado State University

DJ Tedesco Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.

Brock Goodwin Mutual of Omaha

Julie Voorhees Keller Williams Action Realty

Dave Hickey Fidelity National Title Co

Linda Watson Kolstad Sky Ridge Medical Center

Nick Lucey

EX OFFICIO Frank Gray Castle Rock EDC Pamela Ridler Castle Rock Chamber Dave Corliss Town Manager Town of Castle Rock James Townsend Councilman Town of Castle Rock George Teal Councilman Town of Castle Rock 2

Hayley Monteferrante FirstBank

Brandon Nudd Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus

Nadine Kirk RE/MAX Alliance

Pam Ridler President & CEO Melissa Mares Director of Communications Alicia Early Membership Development Director

Mike McNairy, Chair-elect Creative Colors International



Danielle Odil Event Manager Sue Turner Office Administrator Jolene Richardson Membership Services Carrie Buchan LDC Program Manager Lera Martinez Visitor Center Coordinator

LETTER FROM OUR CEO—PAM RIDLER, CCE So, we’re half way through the year—it’s time challenges in filling jobs and to reflect on our challenges and successes p r e p ar in g ou r y o u n ge r thus far. residents with internships, job shadowing, and apprentice The 18-mile segment of I-25 from Castle Rock type programming. Our south to Monument called The Gap is now ful- education partners (ACC, CSU ly funded at $350 million and will begin con- and DCSD) are working together on a struction later this summer according to strategic initiative to help industry and educaCDOT. What a wonderful accomplishment tors understand our employment gap and both as an economic development and pub- what future employers will need. It’s great to lic safety solution. The widening will be adding see our local businesses like White Construcone express lane each direction in addition to tion, for example, offering active internship adding shoulders and building additional wild- programs for college students and they also life crossings all to increase driver safety and are granting scholarships for ACC students shorten drive time. As an active participant of pursuing a degree in construction managethe advocacy group with our task being to ment. accelerate transportation solutions, the I-25 Gap Coalition assisted in identifying funding We know the upcoming fall is filled with many sources and financing mechanisms to ad- different election initiatives from transportavance the project implementation. We know tion, redistricting, school funding, Oh my! drivers will need more patience throughout Mark your calendars for August 22nd for a the construction process, but we now can see DCBA Ballot Forum hosted by the Douglas County Business Alliance at 7:30-9:30 am lothe light at the end of the tunnel. cated at CU South Denver. In addition, we will Progress is being made this summer in bringing be hosting a Candidate Forum in September, together local industry and working towards stay tuned for details RSVP Here solving our employers’ challenges in filling their entry level jobs and better preparing our younger residents in prep for their careers which doesn’t always mean a four-year degree; at least maybe not right away. Through the Douglas County Talent Pipeline, the chamber is leveraging its contacts with local businesses and industries to create hands-on opportunities for students to learn the skills they will need in partnership with educators at the Castle Rock Collaboration Campus which just broke ground and will open in the fall 2019. Progress is being made this summer in bringing together local industry to solve our The DCBA was 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, legislation and regulation to create and/or enhance a positive business climate for the business community of Douglas County. Partnering organizations are: Chambers of Commerce of Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Parker, South Metro Denver and Economic Councils of Castle Rock and NW Douglas County. Learn more at 3

WOMEN’S LUNCHEON INSPIRES, EMPOWERS July 25, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Union, An American Bistro Get Tickets at: The Women of Influence Luncheon Series provides opportunities and a venue for women leaders to network, share their best insights and business practices, and foster connections with others. Each quarterly luncheon will address a particular key issue and solutions to women's advancement. Castle Rock Chamber is proud to welcome: Mary Williams as our special guest speaker.

Mary Williams is a sculptor of public art and hand carved painted reliefs. She has been commissioned across the US to create bas-relief installations and sculptures for hospitals, educational institutions, hospitality, corporate and residential spaces. Using aspen trees and wood panels as her canvas, she carves textures and patterns inspired by nature to create striking abstract imagery In a previous position she led a team of art directors and writers th a t c re a te d m arke tin g materials for clients such as Coors Brewing and Volant Skis. Together they produced ads, point of sale, videos, radio, and TV commercials. Come be inspired and empowered as Mary shares her stories of hard decisions and steps she had to take on her journey to success. Purchase Tickets Online Now:


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STUDY: CONGESTION, POOR ROADS COST COLORADO DRIVERS $7.1 BILLION ANNUALLY Evening rush hour traffic builds on C470 near Yosemite.

it is a growing state and because it’s a state that has Kathleen Lavine | Denver Business Journal grappled in recent years with how to pump more investment Congested and deteriorating into its infrastructure. The Coloroads are costing Colorado rado Legislature this year allodrivers $7.1 billion a year in lost cated $645 million in new fundtime and productivity, needed ing to roads and transit and repairs and crash-related exapproved asking voters in 2019 penses, according to a study for permission to sell $2.3 billion released on Thursday. worth of bonds for transportation — but only if neither of two Backers of a proposed salesinitiatives from outside groups tax hike to fund transportation passes on this November’s needs latched immediately statewide ballot. onto the study from TRIP, a Washington D.C.-based trans- Among the many numbers portation research organizathat TRIP compiled for the tion that advocates for safety study, one that jumped out the and increased efficiency. Mike most to Moretti was the fact Fitzgerald, president and CEO of the Denver South Economic Development Partnership, said after a news conference that the research clearly show that more work is needed than can be funded with the state’s existing resources.

that vehicle miles traveled in Colorado grew 11 percent between 2013 and 2016 — the sixth-greatest rate of growth in the country. That demonstrated both the state’s economic vitality that is attracting a growing population and the urgency that is needed to fix roads before their upkeep falls too far behind the needs of its citizenry. Article continues on Chamber News Release page on our website at: http://

Rocky Moretti, TRIP director of policy and research, said his organization, which is funded by a coalition of transportation advocates from across the country, said his organization decided to dig into Colorado’s roadway issues both because

THE ‘GAP’ PROJECT ON I-25 WON’T SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT ENVIRONMENT REPORT SAYS Federal review makes way for construction to start Jessica Gibbs | The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have signed a “Finding of No Significant Impact," affirming plans to fix the Gap south of Castle Rock will not significantly affect the environment within the project site. CDOT has worked on a Planning and Environmental Linkages study examining the 34-mile stretch of Interstate 25 between C-470 and Monument for more than a year, according to a news release issued by Douglas County. The Gap spans approximately 18 miles within that area, beginning south of Castle Rock and ending with Monument. The roadway is notorious for creating a bottleneck, where the interstate shrinks to two lanes in each direction, and unpredictable travel times. CDOT announced in April when it debuted its environmental assessment of the Gap it planned to widen that portion of I-25 by adding one toll lane in each direction. A roughly one-month public comment period followed. That feedback is also available in the FONSI on CDOT's website, Read more at: 5

GOVERNMENT INTERESTS COMMITTEE There Are Many Ways To Get Involved The Chamber’s Government Interests Committee (GIC) provides our business community with a proactive voice and advocate regarding governmental issues; and promotes economic interests, which contributes to the quality of life of Castle Rock. This program facilitates communication and education between the business community, local, and state governments. A variety of elected officials, concerned members and businesspeople meet to discuss and clarify issues that are affecting our community today, tomorrow and in the future. Quarterly Horizon Luncheons also offer an opportunity to make connections with our community leaders. Each luncheon features guest speakers to help keep you up-to-date on the local community, business hot topics, statewide information and much more. Contact for more information.


Kaiser Permanente

Arapahoe Community College

NyTech Heating

Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies CSU Engagement Center at Castle Rock Dahl - Castle Rock Kitchen & Bath Douglas County Libraries The Emporium FirstBank of Douglas County Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, PC GroovyTek

Olinger Dignity Memorial One Clear Choice Garage Doors OrangeTheory FitnessCastleRock Plumbline Services Pro Plumbing Re/Max Alliance the Kirk Team Renewal by Andersen Sam’s Club -Castle Rock Westerra Credit Union



ENTREPRENEUR LEVEL ANB Bank Bellco Credit Union Black Hills Energy Brookside Inn Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Castle Rock Development Co Ent Credit Union Medved Autoplex Castle Rock Outlets at Castle Rock Patriot Enterprises, Inc. Versatility Creative Group

EXECUTIVE LEVEL Douglas County Living Magazine Pepsi Co.

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NETWORKING EVENTS, MARK YOUR CALENDARS BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST July 12, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Dental Health 2 Oakwood Park Plaza Suite 206 Castle Rock, CO 80104

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS July 18, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EPIC Sky Trek Castle Rock Zip Line Tours 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy Castle Rock, CO 80109

BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST August 9, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Ent Credit Union 190 S Wilcox St Suite G, Castle Rock, CO 80104

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Kaiser Permanente Castle Rock Medical Offices FASTSIGNS of Parker/Castle Rock For Rent By Owner, Inc. Handyman Matters South Kids R Kids 303 Fire Protection, LLC 100% Chiropractic Castle Rock Zippity Do Da Cleaning Heartlight Family Clinic, LLC. Protech Computer Systems Footprints Floors AerialWorks Castle Rock Coleman Property Investments LLC /Katie Sells Castles LLC Fraternal Order of Eagles CleanBeyond Denver Zoes Kitchen Organic Nails Bar Authentic Connections Counseling Castle Rock Dance Academy Edible Arrangements 1613 Rose Wild & Jane Trestles Coastal Cuisine Nikaos Counseling Colorado 10

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Douglas Elbert District DMAR REALTOR Assc.

Sam's Club Primrose School of Castle Rock CAM Services Digital Imaging by Design Colorado Trailers, Inc. Home Care Assistance Blue Spruce Animal Clinic B&B Cafe Maddie's Biergarten St. Francis Knights of Columbus The Woodhouse - Day Spa Play It Again Sports Overdrive Raceway LLC Chicago Title of Colorado Kneader's Bakery and Cafe - Castle Rock Joanne's Dance Studio Farmers Insurance - Jonathan Mangino Cornerstone Presbyterian Church Decorating Den Interiors Colorado HorsePower, Inc. OrangeTheory Fitness Castle Rock Firehouse Subs Cruise Vibes Travel, LLC Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Auntie Anne's & Cinnabon Rita's Italian Ice & Creamery Invision Sally Jobe ML Financial Solutions, LLC Brightside Dentistry Extreme Roofing, LLC Guild Mortgage Colorado State University Yoga Pod

# Years 29 18 8 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

OUTSTANDING MEMBER BUSINESSES Where Food Comes From 202 6th Street Suite 400 Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 895-3002 http:// Where Food Comes From has been a member of the Chamber for more than 11 years. Congratulations for being recognized as an outstanding member business.

180 Branding Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 688-4961 180 Branding has been a member of the Chamber for more than 10 years. Congratulations for being recognized as an outstanding member business!


About the Company 180 Branding is a printing company that provides a wide variety of services for just about all printing needs. The company is an onlinebased one, so just about anyone can take advantage of our services especially since we offer local pick-up on several locations and we offer delivery as well.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Where Food Comes From, Inc., is an independent, third-party food verification company. To put it simply: We are the ultimate food nerds! We care about food, how it’s grown and raised, the quality of what we eat, what farmers and ranchers do, and authentically telling that story to you. We visit farms and ranches and look at their plants, animals, and records, and compare all of the information we collect to specific standards or

claims they want to make about how they are producing food. We strive each and every day to ensure that everyone involved in the food business— from growers and farmers to retailers and shoppers—can count on Where Food Comes From, Inc., to provide authentic and transparent information about the food we eat and how, where, and by whom it is produced.

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BRIDGING THE GAP Leadership Douglas County class of 2018 partners with Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures

Leadership Douglas County is designed to bring diverse people together to enhance their experiences, perspectives and take their personal and professional leadership journey to the next level.

These multiple crossings along the half-mile of creek will also enable guests to utilize more of the property at Stone Canyon, including during the runoff season. The class raised more than $6,000.00 to help pay for this enormous undertaking. DeYoung Brothers Construction, who led the class through this project, also donated generous amounts of time, talent, tools and materials to see to it that this project was done right and will last for years to come!

Leaving a legacy, through a significant class project, is the goal of each Leadership Douglas County (LDC) class. The LDC Class of 2017-2018 unanimously selected Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures for their community project in Douglas County. Located near Larkspur, Stone Canyon provides experiential adventure and social-based Members of the 2018 Class programming to develop graduated on June 6, at The responsible individuals, daring Highlands Ranch Mansion. leaders, and highly effective teams. The facility is widely regarded as one of the best places for outdoor education by many of the school districts along the Front Range. East Plum Creek bisects the Stone Canyon property, creating a natural barrier. Until this project, a few small handmade footbridges were used to get participants over the creek. However, during the spring and early summer, the creek crossing swells with snowmelt and rain, making the north side of the site inaccessible, which includes a zip line, a campfire gathering place, and the best area for star gazing. In addition, there are numerous safety concerns with the current footbridges including need of constant repair, unstable handrails, an d in ac c e s s ibi l ity f or handicapped guests. LDC constructed 4 pier-style footbridges, and one vehicle bridge at Stone Canyon, allowing for easier and safer access to activities. The bridges will greatly impact Stone Canyon’s ability to offer programs to people of all ages and physical abilities. 13

Founded by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, and now entering its 20th year, LDC offers emerging and existing leaders in Douglas County an experiential program to learn more about where they live and/or work, at a deeper level, in preparation for service to the community. View more info at:

Kyle Clark, NEXT/9News, talks to the class in June on truth in media.

Director Jolee Jones, at ribbon cutting celebration on 20 June

The county-wide program is supported through the generosity of Presenting and Patron Sponsors: Castle Rock Chamber, City of Lone Tree, Douglas County Government, Highlands Ranch Metro District/Mansion, ReVision, Inc and Town of Parker; Program Sponsors: Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Amy Blackwell, Charles Schwab & Co., Douglas County Libraries, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority; Host Sponsors: ACC, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Corporation, Olinger, Andrews, Caldwell & Gibson Chapel-Castle Rock, Sky Ridge Medical Center.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Attorney's Title Guaranty Fund 7600 E Eastman Ave Suite 130 Denver, CO 80213 Phone: (303) 880-2267 Primary Rep: Elizabeth White Title Insurance

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. 1361 New Beale Street Castle Rock, Colorado 80108 Phone: (303) 688-4820 Primary Rep: Guy Richardson Retail*

PB&T Bank 2351 S. Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80222 Phone: (303) 758-5617 Primary Rep: Nancy Shea Banks*

Center Pointe Family Medical Group 1 Oakwood Park Plz Suite 101 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Phone: (720) 667-1825 Primary Rep: Tonnie Darling Physicians*

Horseback Miracles 5655 Red Rock Drive Larkspur, Colorado 80118 Phone: (303) 681-3115 Primary Rep: Lisa Leier Equine - Assisted Sensory Based Therapy*

PerfectTurf LLC Castle Rock, CO 80104 Phone: (303) 829-3374 Primary Rep: Jason DeYoung Landscape Contractors*

Community Banks of Colorado 6025 S. Quebec Street, #120 Englewood, CO 80111 Phone: (720) 563-1075 Primary Rep: Ed Bogar Mortgage, Lending*

Kitchen Tune-Up Castle Rock, CO 4465 Applecrest Circle Castle Rock, CO 80109 Phone: (303) 495-2450 Primary Rep: Jessica Winters Kitchen Remodeling*

Front Range Publications 200 South Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 Phone: 720 252 2468 Primary Rep: David Frankel Advertising* H.M.Brown and Associates of Castle Rock 1001 South Perry St. Suite 105 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Phone: (720) 770-5600 Primary Rep: Melissa Fleury

Maurices 6380 Promenade Parkway #140 Castle Rock, CO 80108 Phone: (303) 660-6788 Primary Rep: Olivia Mancuso Retail*

Pikes Peak Brewing Co. 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Monument, CO 80132 Phone: 7192084098 Primary Rep: Chris Wright Brew Pub* Rocky Mountain CleanPro 603 S Gilbert St Castle Rock, CO 80104 Phone: (833) 588-2532 Primary Rep: Barry Tipton

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners* USHEALTH Advisors Steven LaBracke Phone: (970) 406-8886 Primary Rep: Steven LaBracke stevenlabracke Insurance - Health*

Automobile Brokers*

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GORGEOUS DAY AT THE GREENS, CHAMBER TOURNEY RESULTS Stunning views and amazing course conditions were par for the course at Chamber’s annual golf tournament hosted by Pinery Country Club The annual tournament combines the best of business and pleasure. Participants enjoyed beautiful weather at a challenging but playable, private course earlier this week. The exceptional service provided by the Pinery staffed provided an enjoyable day to allow our businesses/sponsors to use this unique event to connect with clients or colleagues. The winning team delivering an outstanding score of 53 was represented by Pepsi. View photos from the event on the Chamber's Facebook Page. 2018 Results Contest Winners: Longest Drive (Men) – Quade Mitchell Longest Drive (Women) – Melissa Mares Closest to the Pin (Men) – Mike Misuraca Closest to the Hole (Men) – Adam Alexander Longest Putt – Noah Smithson

Presenting Sponsors: Black Hills Energy One Clear Choice Garage Doors Pepsi

1st Place: Score of 53 Pepsi Team Austin Hardman Noah Smithson Quade Mitchell Danny Pilkington

Hole Sponsors: Katherine Elsbury Insurance Cap’n Cornhole cornhole set giveaway

2nd Place: Score 57 Optimal Health Chiropractic Derek Vaughn Shane Johnson Wes Spohr Shelby Barnett


Beer Flight: Country Financial

Team Sponsors: Accelerated Learning Black Hills Energy Castle Rock Adventist Castle Rock Development Colorado Escrow and Title Douglas County Living Ent Credit Union Guaranty Bank and Trust Intermountain Rural Electric Association Katherine Elsbury Insurance Nytech Heating and Cooling Pepsi Sky Ridge Medical Center

RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATIONS—CONGRATULATIONS! Hobby Lobby 1361 New Beale St #200, Castle Rock, CO 80108 (303) 688-4820

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opens Hobby Lobby’s 20th location in Colorado. Guy Richardson is the store manager of the 55,000 square foot facility.

Car Wash USA Express 5711 New Abbey Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80108 (720) 398-9157

Car Wash Express is Colorado’s leading express car wash. Visit any of our locations and “Eliminate the Wait!” You’ll never go back to washing your car the old way again.

FirsTier Bank 120 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 660-4001

FirsTier Bank is a locally owned and operated bank in Castle Rock, Colorado offering savings accounts, checking accounts, personal loans, and business loans. Let us help you achieve your dreams!"

First American Title 399 Perry Street, Suite 320, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 880-2267 First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. First American Title provides comprehensive title insurance coverage and professional services for real estate purchases, construction, refinances, and equity loans. 17

Horseback Miracles 5655 Red Rock Drive, Larkspur, CO 80118 (303) 681-3115

Horseback Miracle (HBM) is a non-profit organization which provides the most advanced, innovative and worldwide unique equine-assisted sensory -based therapy program for its participants from a successful methodology invented and develop since 1991 by Terry Draper.

Spartan Corp 757 Maleta Lane, Suite 201 Castle Rock, CO 80108 (720) 733-0184

Spartan Corp was founded by a diverse team of military veterans with comprehensive real-world experience. We believe in the Warfighter, dedicated to the mission of our customers. Honor is the cornerstone of quality that drives our commitment to the work we do.

Expedia Cruise Ship Centers 440 4th Street, Castle Rock, CO (720) 642-8777 Our Promise: At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, we are navigators of spectacular vacation experiences. As part of the number one brand in travel, this is our promise to you: • • • • •

Katherine Elsbury Insurance Agency 695 Jerry Street, Suite 106, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720)262-8660

As a proud Colorado resident, I'm happy to serve Castle Rock as your local Farmers® agent. At my agency, we pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service and ensuring each client is educated on the coverage options to suit their specific needs. 18

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15th Annual Castle Rock WineFest Saturday, July 21st 2 PM to 8 PM Butterfield Crossing Park

In the Meadows


Douglas County Fair Parade Saturday, July 28th 9:30 AM Sharp Downtown Castle Rock begins on South end

29th Annual Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock September 8th & 9th (Sat) 9AM-6PM, (Sun) 10AM-5PM Outlets at Castle Rock


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