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"Get Connected to the Region's Best Bus iness Network" SERVING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY SINCE 1955 • REPRESENTING 12,343 MEMBER EMPLOYEES • JU LY 2012 VOLU ME 15, NUMBER 7

Your Chamber Promoting Our Community Page 12

this issue CEO Focus P.2 Chamber Golf Tourney Winners P.3 Women of Influence Luncheon P.10 St. Jude’s Home Giveaway P.15 Upcoming Events P.19

Enjoy A Beautiful State of Vine at the 9th Annual Castle Rock WineFest on Saturday, July 21st

The 2012 Castle Rock WineFest is proud to present more than two dozen top Colorado wineries showcasing their wine selections and spotlighting today's winemakers who have revitalized not only a Colorado tradition, but for many, a family legacy. Winemaking began on Colorado's Western Slope more than a century ago. Modern vineyards feature the classic European wine grape varieties and the art of winemaking is thriving in Colorado. From deep Merlots and expressive Chardonnays to elegant Rieslings and Cabernets, Colorado wines consistently win top national and international awards. Most of these Colorado wineries are small, family-owned estates that have earned a well-deserved reputation for creating a wide variety of premium wines. Colorado wineries carry on the rich tradition of their ancestors, immigrants from middle Europe and Italy, who came seeking their fortune in this part of the west. Some brought cuttings of grapes with them and remnants of some very old vines can still be found to this day! (More details pages 12 & 13.)

2012-2013 Board of Directors

CEO Focus


YEA! Comes to Colorado/Castle Rock

C HAIRMAN OF TH E BOARD Aaron Barrick, Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile ,PC

We teased you last month by introducing you to a new program that the Chamber is so proud to bring to Castle Rock and the first

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

in Colorado called the Young Entrepreneurial Academy or YEA! TREA SURER

The Chamber wants to help our local schools, even more we

Pam Ridler , CCE President/CEO Castle Rock Chamber

Wendy Nelson, B2B CFO

want to help our kids. This after school program will transform selected


high school students from Castle View & Douglas County into real, confi-

Nino DiMatteo, FirstBank - Douglas County

dent entrepreneurs. They will dev elop business ideas, writ e business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a pan el of investors

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

and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed company or social movement.

DIRECTORS Rand Clark, Random Productions

WE NEED YOUR HELP — we need to recruit business partners to invest, teach, mentor and if you know

John Cona, ACME Brick

of a potential high school student, help us in recruiting them to apply--call Melissa Moroni at the Cham-

David Farnan, Farnan Douglas County Libraries

ber or

Chamber’s Workplace Safety Program pays off for our members

B rooke Fox, Colorado Agricultura l Leadersh ip Found ation Aaron Fritz, Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Lisa Frizell, Douglas County Assessors

Once again the Chamber’s Workers Compensation program is proving to be profitable for our

B rock Goodwin, Mutual of Omaha

members. W e have distributed a total of $445,995 over the last six years in dividend checks to our

Nadine Kirk, RE/MAX Alliance

member policy holders. Our partn ership with Pinnacol Assurance and CoWest Insurance Group has

Elyse McNulty, McNulty Kaiser Permanente

been in place for seven years and this program continues to get stronger. Not only do our members

Mike Tafoya, Estrada Strategies

see value in the dividend, they are also seeing a benefit by reducing their accident claims. If you are

Jaye Thompson, Colorado Community Bank

interested in hearing more about the program, call me at the Chamber 303-688-4597. Your business

Dr. Karl Sterner, Sterner Webster University

can also be a winner! EX-OFFICIO

It’s A Beautiful State of Vine

Pam Ridler, CCE, President/CEO, Castle Rock Chamber Mayor Paul Donahue, Town of Castle Rock

It’s that time of year again, the popping of corks I mean. The 9th Annual Castle Rock WineFest is on July 21st and will be featuring more than two dozen Colorado wineries. Entert ainment galore throughout the day will be enjoyed while sipping the delectabl e wines, attending seminars & demonstrations, artisans/lifestyle vendors, and participating vendors who are offering delicious cuisine. This regional ev ent brings thousands of visitors to Castle Rock and helps stimulate our local economy.

Frank Gray, President/CEO, Castle Rock EDC Sally Misare, Town Clerk

C HAMBER STAFF Pam Ridler, CCE, President/CEO

Most of these Colorado wineries are small, family-owned estates that have earned a wel l-deserved

Melissa Moroni, Vice President of Programs

reputation for creating a wide variety of premium wines. Many carry on the rich tradition of their an-

cestors, immigrants from middle Europe and Italy, who came seeking their fortune in this part of the

Joanne Taylor, Vice President of Membership

west. Some brought cuttings of grapes with them and remnants of some very old vines can still be found to this day in Colorado! Tammy C ratty, Office Administrator

Don’t forget we have three wine dinners featuring the Union An American Bistro (July 16), Gabriel’s

Restaurant and Tuscan Bar (July 17) & Rockyard (July 18). Tickets will sell out fast so checkout

Melissa Mares, Communications Specialist today to reserve your seats. Wendy Krzeczowski, Event Manager

Come and welcome a new neighbor We will be getting a sneak peak at the new Bonaventure senior living community located in the Meadows just south of our new hospital—you are invit ed to our July 25th Business After Hours to meet our new neighbors. Susan O’Malley, Membership Account Executive Marissa Ginger, Receptionist


Chamber Golf Tourney, Swingin’ Good Time

Business of the Month Land Title Guarantee

Cha mber partners wi th Bubbles Liquor World for second year in a row; Perry Pa rk Country Club served as perfect ba ckdrop to an enjoya ble da y Whether you are bragging to your co-workers

Second place in the Champion Flight went to

about your score in the Castle Rock Chamber

the Firstbank of Douglas County Team of Nino

2012 Golf Tournament on June

11 th

or the fact

DiMatteo, Brett Armour, David Mittan, and

that your boss let you play the private golf

Brock Goodwin. Republic National Distributing

course full of majestic rock formations, Perry

Company Team of Brian Pet ers, Brad B eaman,

Park Country Club, the commentary is the

Tim Hamm, and Paul Pinario took first place in

same. Simply spectacular! Many courses boast

the First Flight and second place honors went to

a signature hole or two, but P erry Park Country

the Pinnacle Distributing Team represent ed by

Club presented golfers with one breathtaking

Kyle Dean and friends. There were also prizes

view after another. Golfers have come to ex-

galore for tournament contests, giveaways on

pect a certain flavor for fun at our annual tour-

tee boxes and raffles during after hours net-

naments and this year’s tournament exceed ed

working event ov er dinner.

their expectations. For the second year in a

Bubbles Liquor World served as Titl e Sponsor.

row, the Chamber partnered with Bubbles Liq-

Black Hills Energy sponsored lunch, and Key

uor World as the title sponsor of the event. The

Bank sponsored our After Hours event following

day was full of contests, delicious food, tasty

the tournament. Thank you to all the Colorado

beverages, fabulous prizes and more. New this

Liquor, Beer and Wine distributors for the dona-

year, we added an after hours networking ev ent that allowed non golfing guests to join and participate in the festivities following the tourna-

tion of beverages throughout the day on the course. As one golfer noted, “Th ere isn’t a b etter way to do business and make friends than at the Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament.!”

ment. Other winners included: Sherise Chew, for the The field of 136 players enjoyed a delightful day

Women’s longest drive and the Closest to the

of slightly overcast skies that k ept the t empera-

pin contest.

tures comfortable in the 70s. The winning four-

Kayak for her on target shot on hole #17. Mi-

some of the Champion Flight, Iron Mountain

chael Temple had the longest drive for th e men

Team, was Lorenzo Urrutia, Mike Taylor, K evin

and Brian McCloy made the longest putt. Con-

Stromberg, and Peter Foye managed to maintain their focus amid the red rock formations

Sherise also won a Budweiser

gratulations to all of our winners.

Thank you

again to all our sponsors. These events would not be possible with out your generous support.

with a score of 61. (Pictured below) A special thank you to Paulette Murphy for taking photos. View all event photos at Chamber_Photos.htm. Next event: C astle Rock WineFest on Saturday, July 21st. Event details & tickets:

Aaron Barrick, Chairman of the Board proudly presents the Business of the Month award to Diane Evans, Sten Mikkelson and staff at Land Title.

The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its June recipient for Business of the Month — Land Title Guarantee Company. They have been proud members of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce for 31 years! Land Title Guarantee Company is a locally–owned and operated title insurance agency that has been doing business in Colorado since 1967. Land Title’s Castle Rock office exemplifies stability, one of the 5 Guarantees that make Land Title unique among title companies. The Castle Rock office has over 100 years of combined title and closing experience, with over 70% of its employees residing in the Castle Rock community. Land Title is proud of its roots. Commitment to community is one of Land Title’s corporate goals, and the Castle Rock staff actively stays involved by participating in the Douglas County Fair, cleaning up after annual events like the parade, working with local elected officials, and hiring high school and college students in the area. To learn more about Land Title’s five Guarantees, please visit their website at or call 303-6886363. Congratulations from the Castle Rock Chamber for being recognized as an outstanding and invested member business.


Chamber Members Celebrating Anniversaries Thank You for your continuous commitment and dedication to your chamber. We celebrate your business success! Wal- Mart Su per Center, 25 Yea rs Women's Cr isis and Fa mily Outreach Center, 19 Years Dougla s County Boa rd of County Comm issioner s, 19 Years

Ambassador of the Month Heather Browning

Balloon Biz , Inc. Giant Advertising Balloons, 3 Yea rs Cbey ond, 2 Year s Colonia l Benefit Grou p, 2 Ye ars

Front Range Theatre Company , 13 Years

Bubbles Liquor W orld, 2 Ye ars

Red Haw k Ridge Golf Cour se, 13 Years

Legacy Hospice, 2 Year s

Com fort Technolog ies, Inc., 12 Years Courtesy Plum bing & Heating Serv ices, Inc., 12 Year s Amer ican Solution s for Bu siness, 12 Year s

Unique Landsca pes and Gardens, Inc., 2 Years Greater Cast le R ock Art Guild,

RAL Financial & Insurance Service s, Inc., 11 Years

2 Years

Solucian Networkin g, LLC, 10 Yea rs

Jaris Rea lty, Inc., 2 Year s

Plumbline Serv ices, Inc., 9 Year s

G.J. Gardner Dougla s County, 1 Year

Dougla s County Living , 8 Yea rs

Hom estead S olutions, Inc., 1 Year

Webolutions, 8 Year s

Kaise r Permanente Castle Roc k Medical Offices, 1 Year

Distr ict Att orney's Office, 7 Year s Wells Fa rgo Bank - Cast le R ock S outh, 7 Year s Cam p Bow W ow, 6 Years

Profe ssional Com puter Serv ices, 1 Year

Colorad o Community Bank, 5 Yea rs

N Zone S ports, 1 Year

Go Beyond The S ign, 5 Yea rs

Cloth ing X Change, 1 Year

McKillip & D iCiesare CP A's, LLC, 5 Ye ars

Rocky Mountain Medica l Gr oup, P.C., 1 Year

Law Office of Glenn W . Ha gen, PC, 4 Year s

Webster Un iversity, 1 Year

Bruce Taylor , 3 Years

Our Vision: Igniting passion for business success and community prosperity. Mission: To su pport, enc ourage and pr omote mem ber businesse s in the c ommunity To be a “voice” for businesse s t o local and reg iona l government To foste r a livable, v ital community whe re qua lity of life and positive growth a re both possible Your Ch amber wo rks to …

Strengthen our local economy

Prom ote the com munity

Take political action

Create busine ss re lationships

Repre sent bu siness with gove rnment

Heather Browning, a proud memb er of the Ambassador family, and First Chair on the Executive Committ ee is honored to be a part of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Her business, Colonial Benefit Group, was founded in 2000 in California and continues to thrive as an experienced, creativ e, independent insurance brokerage, and benefit consulting firm, with locations in California and Colorado. Their services include all aspects of business insurance with added expertise in human resources and business support services. “We assist small business with insurance programs and services and manage these contracts so business owners can have the freedom to expand their businesses.” Heather is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters, and is licensed and writes benefit packages in several stat es. Heather is excited to partner with the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in offering the Well Card, a free medical, dental and vision discount benefit card. “This is a great opportunity to support the membership of the Chamber by offering discounts in many facets of healthcare.” Heather is the very proud mother of two children, Josh, and Kaylee, whose school and social activities keep her busy indeed. In her spare time, she is pursuing her MBA at Webster University (Castle Rock Campus). She has worked tirelessly for local churches and charitable organizations by providing clothes and food for needy families. Heath er is proud to be an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to participating in activities which build personal relationships and create a positive environment for families and businesses to thrive in Castle Rock. 4

The combination of a n earlier than us ual primary, Colorado fires, and redistricting resulte d in an intense e lection night throughout Colorado. El Paso County, which became ground zero for nasty primary battles, delayed election res ults because of the Waldo Canyon Fire in the Colorado Springs suburbs. However, final results showed that current House Majority Leader Amy Stephens pulle d out a sizeable victory over Represe ntative Marsha Looper in House District 19, capturing 59.6% of the vote to Loope r’s 40.3%. The two colleagues were drawn into the same legislative district during the 2011 reapportionment. Now that the primary ele ction is over, candidates have five months in front of them before the gene ral election in Novembe r. Colorado is already ground zero for the presidential e lection. There are 13 highly conteste d state house races this gene ral election. Republicans are intent on maintaining control of the State House while, with a 1 vote GOP margin, Democrats a re keen on taking back the House. It is estima ted that anywhere from $5-$7 million will be s pent by each pa rty to ensure victory in November. For a lis t of all primary ele ction res ults view: http://data.denverpos ults/2012/

How Does Your Business Thrive? Through the partnership of the Chamber, Town of Castle Rock, Douglas County Economic Gardeners, 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 your appointment for a business consultation 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 online:


Upcoming Networking Events Business Over Breakfast July 12 Douglas County Libraries 100 S. Wilcox Street Aug. 9 Primrose School 5885 New Abbey Lane Oct. 11 JM Kitchen & Bath 1375 Caprice Drive Nov. 8 Wells Fargo Bank 445 S. Perry Street

Business After Hours July 18

Bonaventure (1855 Low Meadow)

Aug. 15

Patriot Enterprises (701 Park Street)

Sept. 19

gopixel design studios, inc. (420 Jerry Street)

Dec. 11 Castle Rock Adventist 2350 Meadows Lane

BOB’s are 7:30 am—9 am

Business After Hours—5:00 pm to 7:00 pm O ne pa s s for Ne two rk ing le v e l, F re e t o A s ce nt le v e l a nd a bov e . $10 for Community Connection. GUESTS MUST HAVE ADMITTANCE PASS.

Free to Networking members/above $10 for Community Connection $20 for non members Have a Guest? Contact for passes.

Thank You! H&M Transmission/H&M Automotive for hosting June’s Business Over Breakfast.

Thank You! Sky Ridge Medical Center for hosting June’s Business After Hours!

(Pictured L to R: Mike McNairy , Ray Navarr o, Wendell Cumm ings, and Jeff D rabing)


July Chamber Calendar of Events Wednesday 4th-Chamber Closed Thursday 5th Castle Rock Stars Members hip Mtg @ 8 am MBA class-Webster University (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Friday 6th Castle Rock Economic Partners (EDC) @ 8 am Monday 9th CREG Committee (Chambe r) @ 11:30 am YEA! Committee (Chambe r) @ 3 pm Tuesday 10th The Breakfast Club Leads (V illage Inn) @ 7:30 am Leads Plus (The Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Wednesday 11th Free Business Consultations (Chambe r) Thursday 12th Business over Breakfast- Douglas County Libraries @ 7:30 am DC Fair Parade Committee Mtg (Chambe r) @3pm MBA class-Webster University (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Monday 16th W inemaker Dinner (Union) @ 6:00 pm Tuesday 17th Government Issues Committee Mtg (Chambe r) @ 7:30 am W inemaker Dinner (Gabriel’s) @ 6 pm Wednesday 18th Leadership Douglas County Steering Mtg (Chambe r) @ 7:30 am Free Business Consultations (Chambe r) Community Leadership Mtg (Chambe r) @ 11:30 am Leads-Referral (Mesquite Mexican Grill)@ 11:30 am W inemaker Dinner ‘Urban W ineaux’ (Rockyard) @ 6 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 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 Random Productions Plumbline Services Inc. Webster University

Thursday 19th Women of Influence Luncheon (Augustine Grill) @ 11:30 am Castle Rock Stars Monthly Lunch (Applebee’s) @ 11:30 am Douglas County Comm unity Foundation Board Mtg (TBD) 3:30 pm MBA class-Webster University (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm

Wednesday 25th Business of the Month-(Sky Ridge) @ 9 am Free Business Counse ling (Chamber) Workers Comp Mtg (Pinnacol Offices) @ 12 pm Business after Hours (Bonaventure) @ 5 pm

Friday 20th Castle Rock Economic Partners (EDC) @ 8 am

Thursday 26th Membership Orientation (Chambe r) @ 8 am Douglas County Gives (Chambe r) @ 1 pm So Co Business Partners (Colorado Springs) @ 2 pm MBA class-Webster University (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm

Saturday 21st 9th Annua l Castle Rock WineFest (The Grange) @12 pm - 6 pm Tuesday 24th The Breakfast Club Leads (V illage Inn) @ 7:30 am Leads Plus (The Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Sister City Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 10 am

Saturday 28th School Supply Drive Carnival (CALF) @11 am - 3 pm


DCBA Update Governor's Dea dline to Sign Bills Passes

June’s Topic: Arts, Culture, Media The Cherokee Ranch and Castle is the perfect venue for the Arts, Culture and Media session of Leadership Douglas County. With two new cultural centers finishing their first season and other programs in each community expanding, we see arts and culture as not only an enhancement to our quality of life, but also as an economic engine for Douglas County. Culture is an important part of thriving communities and it is engrained in us, we have been telling stories through paintings and songs throughout history. The class also gained valuable information from the “Today’s Changing Media” segment with Ed Sardella, Channel 9 news (retired), and Deborah Sherman of Media Zone Consulting. Through their experiences in the media field, Ed and Deborah shared stories and discussed the media’s objectivity, and its impact on business considerations. “This is such an important topic to share with our community leaders. Culture adds so much to the quality of life in our communities and we need to make our residents aware of the opportunities in our backyards.” - Jamie Noebel, Highlands Ranch Community Association. Steering Committee Planner: WB “Dub” Jones, Douglas County Government.

Leadership Douglas County’s Class of 2012 Graduation On June 6, the 2012 Leadership Douglas County Class celebrated completion of the 10-month program with their graduation held at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle. More than 100 attendees were welcomed by Carole Schumacher, the 2012 Leadership Co-Chair and Pam Ridler, President and CEO for the Castle Rock Chamber. The Keynote Speakers, State Representative Carole Murray and Pastor Dave Jensen, both have an impressive leadership history and strong ties to the Leadership Douglas County program. What inspiring talks the gave to the graduating class!

Although session officially ended on May 16th the Governor has been busy signing bills and the legislators just as busy attending bill signing ceremony for some of the largest bills passed this session. The Governor has 30 days from the last day of session to approve all of the bills passed during the 2012 session and special session. He approved the last 14 bills. Read more at: http:// chamber_news5.htm

Thank You to Our Patron Sponsors: Leadership Douglas County would like to acknowledge their Patron Sponsors: The City of Lone Tree and Douglas County Government and also their Program Sponsors: Black Hills Energy, BreakThroughs, Inc., Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation, Douglas County Libraries, FirstBank of Douglas County, South Metro Fire and Rescue Authority, Town of Castle Rock, Wells Fargo Bank, and the Chambers of Comme rce of Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Pa rker.

Leadership Douglas County is designed to broaden participant knowledge of the community while enhancing leadership skills, which increases the strength and effectiveness of our new community leaders. For more information on the Leadership Douglas County program, please call Melissa Moroni at (303) 688-4597 or email 8

We Want You! At the New Member Orientation on July 26, 2012 Are you a ne w membe r, an existing mem ber, haven’t seen the new Visitors Cente r or met the Chamber staff? If the answe r is yes, then mark your calendar for Thursday, July 26, 2012 to attend a Member Orientation! Plan to a rrive about 7:45 am at the Chamber to sign in and ne twork as the orie ntation begins at 8:00am and comple ted a bout 9:30am. Enjoy a cozy setting a nd a continental breakfast while you meet othe r mem bers and s taff as we ll as hear a short prese ntation from each staff member! Email Joanne at joanne@castle or ca ll 303-688-4597 to register now as seating is limited! Bring your business ca rds—the re will be a drawing!

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

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! Y ou may offe r savings or items of value that re present your business and take advantage of those offe rs from fellow members. This is part of the Chamber’s ongoing efforts to he lp our members save. By participating in this program, you are furthe ring the economic development and growth in our community. View all the member to member discounts at www.Castle in the M e m be rs O nly s e ction or c onta ct Joanne@castle to participate.

make a difference within the communities in which they live. The enthusiasm and success of the students are empowering for the entire community!

Get Involved! Sponsorships Available Choose from these two available levels which best fits your company. Platinum-$5,000 Gold-$2,000

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

For sponsorship information, contact Susan O’Malley at 303-688-4597 or email

For more information a bout the prog ram or to volunte er, please con ta ct M e l is s a M o ro ni a t 3 03 -68 8- 459 7 o r ema i l Have a High Sc hool Student? Apply Now!

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.

Contact Melissa Moro ni at 303-688-4597 or email for an applicat ion.


Luncheon Program is Sponsored by:

Be Inspired Over Lunch, July 19th Share the challenges, dreams and accomplishments of high profile women in bus iness, government, science and the arts.

Thursday, July 19th

Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Augustine Grill

519 Wilcox Street

$30 for Members

$40 for Non-Members

Thank You to Bonaventure of Castle Rock for sponsoring the Mentoring Program. We greatly appreciate the generous support of these sponsors. They help make this program possible.

Regis ter a t Frances Owens VP Galloway Group

Castle Rock Chamber proudly welcomes, Frances Owens guest speaker for this quarter’s luncheon. Frances W. Owens became First Lady of Colorado on January 12, 1999. A native of Colorado, she spent much of

her childhood in Texas, but returned to Colorado to receive a degree in Art History from the University of Colorado at Denver. As first lady, Frances volunteered her time to many charitable organizations, some of which include Anchor Cente r for the Blind, Developmental Pathways, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, The Children’s Hospital, the Colorado Historical Society, The Colorado Autism Society, Habitat for Humanity, and Volunteers of America. She chaired the Colorado Commemorative Quarter Advisory Commission for Colorado’s quarter which was released in 2006. Ms. Owens oversaw the privately funded project of renovating and restoring the Governor’s Executive Residence which was originally constructed in 1908; as well as extensiv e renovations of the Carriage House and lower gardens. Ms. Owens began her career campaigning and working for former U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong in the late 1970’s as well as working for the Colorado Council on Economic Education. Currently,

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available Contact Susan O’Malley at 303-688-4597 or email her at to learn more about sponsoring this program or one of the many other programs the Castle Rock Chamber offers it’s members and our community.

SAVE THE DATE: The next Women of Influence luncheon will be on October 11, 2012. Guest Speaker: Julie Schrocklc. Location: TBD.

she serves as Executive VP for Galloway Group, which focuses on forging mutually beneficial partnerships between for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The Women of Influence Luncheon Series: Lead; Motivate & Educate.

Restaurant of the Month

Beverage Sponsor

Storage Sponsor

Your Name

Here! Be a Sponsor!

Contact Tam my Cratty 303-688-45 97 Tammy@cast leroc

The Pepsi Bott ling Company 3801 Brighton B oulevard Denver 80216

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


Welcome New Members 303 Technologies

Employer Essentials, Inc.

Christine Thomas (303) 531-4178

Dan Knapp (303) 734-9436

9777 Pyramid Ct. Suite 220

Contractors - low voltage infrastructu res, Telecommunications, Voice Ove r

Englewood, CO 80112


Human Resource, Payroll Services Anytime Fitness Christine Bogdovitz (303) 872-8038 794 S. Perry Unit B Castle Rock, CO 80104 Fitness Studio, Health & Fitness

Hampton Inn Michael Workman (303) 660-9800 4830 Castleton Way Castle Rock, CO 80109 Hotels/Motels & Other Accommodations

Brent Nickel State Farm Brent Nickel (303) 999-0647 399 Perry St. Suite 200 Castle Rock, CO 80104

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.

Home Helpers Maribeth Muhonen (719) 487-9919 Castle Rock Home Health Care, Senior Citizen Services

Financial Services, Insurance, Mortgage Lending

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

Lost Coffee Colorado Digital Group, LLC Jim Diaz (303) 524-1081 8310 South Valley Highway Suite 300 Englewood, CO 80112 Advertising

Ellmann & Ellmann, P.C. Brandi Snelling (303) 814-2600 333 Perry St. Suite 309 Castle Rock, CO 80104

John Paulson (720) 213 -8804 390 Perry St. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Coffee

Steam Pro Inc.

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.

Steve Hursh (303 ) 797-3207 190 W. Rafferty Gardens Suite #9 Littleton, CO 80120 Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners


Attorneys, Lawye rs World Pest Control, Inc of Colorado Aaron Becker (303 ) 975-6336


Castle Rock Pest Control Services 11


Now Taking Reservations….Winemaker Dinners lead up to Grand Tasting Event The week prior to the Grand Tasting at the Ca s t le Ro ck WineFest, local area re s ta u ra nts hos t intim a te di nne rs paire d with chosen wineries to s howcase their se lections. These dinne rs draw wine aficionados as well as groups of friends and families who enjoy an elegant night out of fine food and fabulous wine. Dinne rs feature wine pairings with s ignature cuis ine from each restaurant. From deep Merlots and expressive Chardonnays to elegant Rieslings and Cabe rnets, Colorado wines consistently win top na tional and inte rnational awards. Guest of Winemake r dinne rs ca n p urc h a s e c om b o ticke ts a nd re ceive dis counted rate to the Grand T as ting on July 21st. Winemaker Dinne rs will be held on Monday, July 16th at Union, An American B istro, Tues day, July 17th a t Gabriel’s Resta urant a nd T uscan Bar, and on Wednesday, July 18th a t The Rockyard, he re guests will e njoy e xquis ite hors d’oevures and wine pairings at The ‘Urban W ineaux’. Seating is limite d and rese rvations a re re quire d. For tickets and de ta ils a bout the Castle Rock WineFe st, e nt e r ta i n m e n t sche dul e, m e nu, price s, loca tions a nd directions, visit www.Castle or call the Castle Rock Chamber at 303-688-4597.


Town & County News & Events Local fire restrictions upgraded following statewide fireworks ban. Following Gov.

Wildfires get closer to home; Town canceling fireworks and ramping up enforcement. Wildfires continue to be a force to contend with in Colorado this spring and

John Hickenlooper's statewide fireworks ban last week, the Town of Castle Rock upgraded its fire restrictions to Stage 2 restrictions. These new restrictions are in line with the

summer. The Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs has brought that reality closer to home, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office issued a pre-evacuation warning for residents of southwestern Douglas County. Due to the extreme fire conditions in the area, the Town of Castle Rock is canceling the fireworks show it had

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planned for July 4 at Metzler Ranch Community Park. In addition, the Town will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to violations of the Stage 2 fire restrictions currently in place – particularly on July 4. This means that police and fire officials will cite anyone found to be in violation of the restrictions, which prohibit the use of all

Town Council is focusing on a renewable water solution that can be implemented at the lowest possible price and with the cost spread out across the largest customer base over the life of the project. Read more at: Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver and the Office of Emergency Management would like all residents of Douglas County to think about their needs in the event that you would need to leave your home in an emergency. With the continuation of the wildland fires in the state of Colorado, we are reminding residents this could happen in Douglas County and we encourage all of you to be prepared for any event that may require you to evacuate your home or business. Because you live in a non wild-land fire danger area doesn’t mean you will not have to evacuate your home or shelter in place. All residents should be prepared for any type of an emergency and have a minimum of a 3 day supply of food, water and medicine on hand to take with them or shelter in place. Have you registered your non Century Link phone number for emergency notifications? He re is the link: http:// dcs he riff. ne t/ Emergency_Mass_Notification_System.html Sheriff's Office news can be accessed here: New online features enhance transparency, Town services. The Town of Castle Rock has launched a variety of new web features that will help answer questions and more. It will include a tax calculator, trail/town e levations ma ps, and m ore.

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fireworks, as well as of fire pits and charcoal grills, among other items. Visit for a full list of prohibitions. The Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department is working closely with the other fire agencies in the County to monitor the Waldo Canyon Fire, which is about 27 miles south of Castle Rock. A fiveengine firefighting team with members from fire agencies throughout the County is being stationed at the southern end of the County and will aggressiv ely respond to any fire advance. Castle Rock is not currently at great risk of being affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire. Check for the latest information regarding Douglas County and local news channels for the latest fire updates. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has asked the public to refrain from calling 911 unless there is an actual emergency. Residents should not call to report sightings of smoke – only flames or fire. Local and national organizations, such as the Salvation Army and Red Cross, are accepting donations. Financial donations are the best way to help, the organizations say. Donate to the Red Cross at or 719632-3563. A final reminder that residents should avoid the area of the fire if at all possible. C a mp A ims t o B u i ld T ea m wor k a nd Le a der s h i p i n T e e ns. COPS camp, which stands for Challenge, Overcome, Persevere and Succeed, will be July 10-13 and will include a range of activities that focus on developing teamwork and leadership. The cost to participate in the four-day camp is $45, which covers supplies and expenses. Sixteen spots are available, and they fill up quickly. Read more at: Fido Fest - All Things Dog for Dogs and Dog Lovers The Downtown Merchants Association is pleased to once again bring the Free Fido Fest Dog Event to Downtown Castle Rock on Saturday, July 14, 2012 beginning at 3pm and ending at 8pm. This year dogs and dog lovers will be able to enjoy the antics of the Colorado Disc Dogs, participate in Dog education, an obstacle course, pet contests while enjoying fun music, food and a “Flea” market of dog products. The Downtown Merchants Association was formed with a vision of keeping downtown the heart of Castle Rock. Downtown Castle Rock is a great place to shop, dine and conduct business, as well as celebrate the history of the town and the spirit of the community.


Members In the News Liberty Mutual will be hosting a Career Open House for multiple offices in the Denver, CO.

Denver Brass to Play 'All American Patriotic Favorites' at Cherokee Ranch & Castle. It's a

Their management team will be available to meet with prospective candidates to discuss Sales career opportunities for openings in multiple locations. Please RSVP with Ashley

flag-wavin', toe-tappin' celebration Friday, July 6th at 6:30pm in the veranda tent. They will play all-American favorites, patriotic film scores, original compositions and more. It's

Wade 1- 888-282-2864 ext. 57483. Information sessions will be held hourly. Please complete the 45-minute online assessment prior to attending. Interested parties who a re

an inspirational tribute to those whose valiant acts of patriotism and heroism made America the Land of Liberty! All-Inclusive Reservations: $55; children 12 years & un-

unable to attend the event are still encouraged to apply! WHO: Entry-Level and Experienced Sales Professionals. WHAT’S NEEDED:

der, $20. Features Castle Mini Tour, Supper Buffet, Cash Bar, Performance, and Dessert & Coffee Reception with the Musicians. For

Please bring a copy of your resume and complete the online assessment. To learn more about this ca reer opportunity and apply online, visit:

Reservations ca ll (303) 688-4600 or visit

Careers Job ID# 32029. Douglas County Temporary Services, Inc. invites all Chamber members for lunch to help them Celebrate 20 years of service. On Thursday July 12th (11 am to 2 pm) at 734 N. Wilcox #204. Call 303-688-6795 for more inform a tion. Ple a s e RS V P to Dia ne by Monday July 9th.

Bubbles Liquor World in Castle Rock is sponsoring a wine tasting for Future Hope Foundation to help Missy Martin-Berg distribute scholarships for the upcoming 2012/13 school year! The wine tasting is on August 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Spruce Mountain Event Center, 14771 Spruce Mountain Road, Larkspur. Tickets are $35/person or 4 tickets for$125. Contact

Are You Taking Advantage? AFFINITY PROGRAMS CAN SAVE YOU MONEY! Pinnacol Assurance/CoWest Insurance Group-Workers Comp Group Dividend By combining the premiums of Castle Rock Chamber members, a l arger premium base is established allowing Pinnacol Assurance to reduce costs and return dividends to members based on loss histories. Contact Pam Ridler for more information at

Office Depot Program! Members save approximately 15% to 25% annually on their office supplies! To receive your National Program Office Depot card, please call Susan O’Malley at 303-6884597 or email

or call 303-257-8889 Comcast Business Class is available to

St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway Tickets are On Sale Now! Take a chance on winning the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway and help the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Reserve your $100 ticket for a chance to win a beautiful house with an estimated value of $470,000. The house is located in The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock in Castle Rock and is built by Oakwood Homes. The winner of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will be drawn on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Reserve your ticket by July 27, 2012, to be eligible to win the Early Bird Prize. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Members! Whatever the size of your company, it needs to respond quickly to the needs of customers, communicate reliably with suppliers, and find smarter ways to increase employee productivity. Chamber members can save on internet Service and Voice service! For more information, contact Mark Pendergast of Comcast Business Class at 303-720-8090 or email

For More Information about these programs visit www.Castle and click on Affinity Programs Icon.


The Second Annual 2012 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Chamber Night at the Fair “When Country Comes To Town” takes place on Thursday, August 9 from 5pm to 6:50pm on the indoor arena floor of Douglas County Fairgrounds. Enjoy Colorado music, trail snacks, behind the chutes tours, drawings for bull riding tickets, rodeo tickets and more. There will be a cash bar and a ticketed event following this event (Bull Riding in the indoor arena at 7 pm. Come join the fun and celebrate the western way! On behalf of the Douglas County Fair Board, many thanks, for your participation and for helping promote this event to the members of your Chamber. See Ya’ll At The Douglas County Fair And Rodeo! View the entire fair and rodeo schedule at:

2012 Douglas County Fair Parade is August 11, 2012.

Now Accepting Fair Parade Applications! Limited Space. Register Now! Celebrate the charm of an oldfashioned Fair Parade in downtown Castle Rock, brought to you by the Castle Rock Chambe r in partners hip with the Town of Castle Rock. Parade starts on the s outh end of Town starting at 9 am, followed by the traditional BBQ to benefit the Douglas County High School Huskies at the Castle Rock Fire Department at 300 N. Perry Street.

The Cakery, LLC 703 Wilcox Street Tiffany Johnson 720-556-1975 Bakeries

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The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo from August 9-12 emphasizes 4-H entries, rodeo and agricultural events and country mus ic entertainment. It is located a t the Douglas County Fairgrounds and Events Ce nter. More info at


Postal Annex

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834 S. Perry Street

Bryan & Paula Mullinax 303-663-6976 Shipping Services

The Chamber has offered to be a drop off location for donations to help those affected by the Waldo Fire in Colorado Springs. M-F ( 9am-5pm) Thank you for helping to support our community. Monetary donations can be made at 16



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 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 Summer Events Castle Rock WineFest-Saturday, July 21st Come prepared to stroll, taste and enjoy a Beautiful State of Vine in Historic Castle Rock. More than two dozen wineries will be presented. At the Grange in the Meadows, Noon to 6pm. Purchase tickets to winemaker dinners and Grand Tasting at

Chamber Night at the Fair-August 9th The Second Annual 2012 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Chamber Night at the Fair “When Country Comes To Town” takes place on Thursday, August 9 from 5pm to 6:50pm on the indoor arena floor of Douglas County Fairgrounds. Enjoy Colorado music, trail snacks, behind the chutes tours, drawings for bull riding tickets, rodeo tickets and more.

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


Douglas County Fair Parade-Saturday, August 11th


Celebrate the charm of an old-fashioned Fair Parade in downtown Castle Rock. Parade starts at 9am on the south end of Town, followed by the traditional BBQ to benefit he Douglas County High School Huskies at the Castle Rock Fire Department at 300 N. Perry Street. Register at


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Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock-September 8th & 9th There is something for everyone at the 23rd annual Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock – the weekend of September 8th and 9th. Approximately 25,000 participants will delight in the artistic impressions of more than 180 artists from across the country. Continual live main stage entertainment, featuring popular musicians, will provide a complimentary backdrop to this year’s program. More Event Details at

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