SERVING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY SINCE 1955 REPRESENTING 40,467 MEMBER EMPLOYEES MAR/APR 2019
DON’T MISS THE CELEBRATION! The torches are lit, the theme is set! We're having a Luau you'll never forget! The Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, scheduled for May 4th at Denver Marriott South, will offer Grass skirts, Loud Shirts, Torch lights and Tropical delights. The Chamber's Annual Banquet is where we will recognize the outstanding contributions of the many businessmen and businesswomen in our community, and serves as the installation of new officers and Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce. Grab your lei and don't delay, purchase your tickets today!
Get Tickets and Learn more at: https://castlerock.org/annual_award_nominations/
CHAIRMAN’S FAREWELL PG3 STATE OF THE COMMUNITY PG4 VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT PG7 BUSINESS TRAININGS PG8 NETWORKING EVENTS PG9 NEW MEMBERS PG14 DCBA POSITIONS PG15 2019 GOLF TOURNAMENT PG21 And So Much More!
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, & Greenberg P.C.
Mike McNairy, Chair-elect Creative Colors International
Hayley Monteferrante FirstBank
Jill Garber Colorado State University
Jennifer Simpson Outlets at Castle Rock
Brock Goodwin Mutual of Omaha
Michelle Peck TMMC Property Mgmt.
Dave Hickey Fidelity National Title Co
DJ Tedesco Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.
Nadine Kirk RE/MAX Alliance
Julie Voorhees Keller Williams Action Realty
Nick Lucey NickLucey.com
Linda Watson Kolstad Sky Ridge Medical Center
Pamela Ridler President/CEO, CR Chamber Dave Corliss Town Manager, Town of Castle Rock James Townsend Kevin Bracken Councilmen, Town of Castle Rock
Melissa Mares Director of Communications Melissa@castlerock.org Vice President of Development
Brandon Nudd Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
Frank Gray President/CEO Castle Rock EDC
Pam Ridler President & CEO Pam@castlerock.org
Danielle Odil Event Manager Danielle@castlerock.org Sue Turner Office Administrator Sue@castlerock.org Carrie Buchan LDC Program Manager CLBuchan.email@example.com David Uekert Member Services Coordinator David@castlerock.org
LETTER FROM OUR CHAIRMAN—MARK MICHAEL -
State of the Community Address with Dave Corliss, Town Manager Friday, March 8, 2019 Time: 7:30 AM Town of Castle Rock Utilities Department 175 Kellogg Ct, *Gate C*, *Bldg 183* Castle Rock, CO 80109 PLEASE NOTE: Enter through Utility Employee Entrance
The Chamber’s vision is to Ignite Passion for Business Success and Community Prosperity. The Horizon Breakfast series provides an avenue for our local business community to become educated on what’s happening locally. These programs will address particular key issues and the solutions for our community, featuring the experts who are working on those issues. This breakfast is complimentary, however, pre-registration is required. Continental Breakfast is included. REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING AT:
THANK YOU CHAIRMAN CIRCLE MEMBERS 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.
PREMIER LEVEL Arapahoe Community College
Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies CSU Engagement Center at Castle Rock Dahl - Castle Rock Kitchen & Bath Douglas County Libraries The Emporium
Douglas County Living NickLucey.com Pepsi Co. PRESIDENT LEVEL
FirstBank of Douglas County Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, PC GroovyTek Kaiser Permanente
Olinger Dignity Memorial One Clear Choice Garage Doors OrangeTheory Fitness-CastleRock Plumbline Services Pro Plumbing Re/Max Alliance Nadine Kirk Renewal by Andersen Sam’s ClubCastle Rock Versatility Creative Group Westerra Credit Union
2018-19 AMBASSADORS Joe Blakely Friday Health Plans (720) 665-3363
Bryan Mullinax Postal Annex (303) 663-6976
Patrick Brannan Radix Advisors (303) 903-2388
Michael Paczosa Paczosa and Associates, P.C. Gretchen Ptacek (720) 287-0992 Inspired Living At Keller Williams Action Realty, LLC Abby Tardiff (303) 908-1919 ANB Bank Sydney Strausheim (303) 394-5671 Allstate Insurance - Sydney Candy Vandenberg Strausheim Ent Credit Union (303) 663-2293 (719) 550-6382 Paula Thielen Jonathan Wells Farmers Insurance Home Care Assistance Joe Thielen Farmers Agency (720) 287-1685 (720) 616-1954
Brock Goodwin Futurity First - Brock Goodwin (303) 495-2788 Betty Graf (303) 495-8282
Nadine Kirk RE/MAX Alliance-Nadine Kirk (303) 941-4221 Michael Likens gopixel design studios, inc. (303) 881-9418 Kevin McHugh Footprints Floors (303) 520-4663 Alicia Early Chamber Rep (303) 688-4597
Jonathan Mangino Farmers Insurance -Jonathan Mangino 303-688-9671
Jenny Young Castle Rock Craniosacral & Lymphatic Massage (720) 300-1514
Melanie Calhoun Calhoun Team, Keller Williams Action Realty, LLC (303) 663-3616
FEATURED PROGRAM—FOUNDED BY CASTLE ROCK CHAMBER DOUGLAS COUNTY BUSINESS ALLIANCE (DCBA) Successful community partnerships are vital to the quality growth of the Douglas County region. The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce serves as liaison between Chamber members and elected officials to ensure that the concerns of business are represented in government. The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping local companies grow their business by taking the lead in programs and efforts that help create a strong local economy and making Douglas County a great place to do business. The Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) is an unincorporated organization consisting of 2 or more members joined by mutual consent for a common, lawful nonprofit purpose pursuant to the “Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act” as adopted by the state of Colorado under C.R.S. 7-30-101 and as may be amended. As such, DCBA is considered a nonprofit association. http://douglascountybusinessalliance.com/
The Douglas County Business Alliance is comprised of representatives from the following organizations: Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Castle Rock Economic Development Council Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Commission Parker Chamber of Commerce South Metro Denver Chamber View Board of Directors
Influencing & Leading Legislation for Positive Outcome Join the Douglas County Business Alliance for an opportunity to learn about the Priorities of the Douglas County Delegation for the 2019 Session. DCBA is a coalition of business organizations with a mission to provide a single voice for the Douglas County business community.
SAVE THE DATE
2019 MORNING AT THE CAPITOL MARCH 6, 2019 7:30-9:30am
Colorado State Capitol 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Key issues to DCBA members include CO 80203 transportation, water, business-friendly public Senate Committee Room 352 policy, education, tax policy and sustainable development.
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START WHERE YOU ARE, WITH WHAT YOU HAVE Tuesday Mar 19, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber
With social media, it is better to start where you are with what you have. In this workshop participants will learn that they have more than they need to be successful with social media. · · ·
Learn how to perform an audit and start where you are with what you have Identify your short and long-term goals and how to align your social media efforts Create a social media strategy for success
SELECTING SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT Tuesday Apr 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber
In 2018 digital advertising surpassed television ad revenue for the first time. And what this means to businesses and that their customers are online and want to engage. In this workshop participants will learn about some different tools that can help increase engagement. · ·
SocialDrift and PopSocial to grow and engage your Instagram followers Animoto and Adobe Spark to create eye-catching videos Fees/Administration
$10, Community Connection Members FREE to Networking level & above members $25 for Future Members
HIRING MADE EASY Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Castle Rock Chamber PLEASE NOTE: Lunch in not served, feel free to bring your own.
What can a workforce center do for your business? · · · ·
Help to Hire, Train, & Retain Economic market data Customized business development solutions All of this at no cost!
Presented by Arapahoe/Douglas Works
REGISTER FOR THESE TRAININGS AT: https://business.castlerock.org/events
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Jamie Fisher, is a Business Development Representative with Arapahoe/ Douglas Works! where she partners with local businesses to provide tools to help them reach their recruitment goals. Jamie is experienced in listening to employer’ needs and providing solutions to save organizations time, money and valuable resources. Jamie is a graduate from the University of Denver and is a member of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals and the Colorado Business Services Leadership Team.
REGISTER FOR THESE TRAININGS AT: https://business.castlerock.org/events
Networking Events â€” Make Connections Long gone are the days of standing alone in a room. The Chamber and, more importantly, its members make it easy and fun to engage in conversation and begin fostering enduring and trusted relationships at these networking events. Join Us!
Westerra Credit Union 4625 Trail Boss Drive Castle Rock, CO 80104
Brightside Dentistry 1161 S Perry St, Suite 100 Castle Rock, CO 80104
Douglas County School District 620 Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104 Ent Credit Union 5944 Promenade Parkway Castle Rock, CO 80108 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Fees/Admission: Free to members at Networking Level and Above $10 for Community Connection Members Guests must have a guest pass.
LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR MEMBER BENEFITS TO THE FULLEST! REGISTER FOR THESE EVENTS AT: https://business.castlerock.org/events/
Orientation is held the last Thursday of every month
Uniting Schools and Employers to Develop Workforce The new Collaboration Campus will be in the Meadows with an estimated opening in the fall of 2019.
Castle Rock Chamber is proud to be part of the Talent Pipeline Douglas County movement.
The initial educational offering will be in the areas of Business & Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Information Technology/ Programming, General Education and Workforce Training.
Talent Pipeline Douglas County (TPDC) is a multi-industry collaborative that engages with community members and local industry to facilitate partnerships and deliver solutions to help create and sustain a thriving work based learning community.
Start Today at our current ACC Castle Rock campus at 4700 Castleton Way.
To learn more or to get involved, contact Pam Ridler or please visit: https://castlerock.org/talent-pipeline-douglascounty/
For More information visit ACC Castle Rock Campus, call 303.660.3160 or visit www.arapahoe.edu/castlerock.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Wal-Mart Super Center 133 Sam Walton Ln. Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 688-8200 Diane Richards Grocers - Retail
Talk Out Loud 202 Sixth Street Suite 301G Castle Rock, CO 80104 (719) 428-8404 Annie Wardle Advertising Agencies
Webolutions 6300 S. Syracuse Way Suite 100 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (303) 300-2640 John Vachalek Web Developer
Black Rock Coffee Bar 4985 Factory Shops Blvd. Suite 100 Castle Rock, CO 80108 McKenzie Smith Coffee
K&K Vending 3155 N Commerce Court Unit E Castle Rock, CO 80109 (818) 720-4583 Claire Headley Retail
KB Home 7807 East Peakview Ave Centennial, CO 80111 (303) 323-1100 Kate Cloud Home Builders
Express Employment Professionals 425 N Wilcox St #140 Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 768-0800 Dan & Melissa Kastanek Employment Agencies
Black Feather Apartment Homes 410 Black Feather Loop Leasing Office Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 663-2779 Delilah Shepard Apartments
Planet Fitness 100 Founders Parkway Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 952-4484 Liz Gilbert Gym
No Cow Cafe 206 Fifth St Castle rock, CO 80104 (303) 919-1850 Arthur Chavez Bakeries Get Beyond 5918 Point Rider Cir. Castle Rock, CO 80104 1-516-587-0782 Donohue Whyte Financial Services New American Funding 230 3rd Street Unit 200 Castle Rock, Co 80104 (720) 627-8817 Derek Palmer Mortgages Blue Train Media, LLC 3324 Youngheart Way Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 883-8018 Kyra Messer Magazine Granelli's Pizzeria 21 Wilcox St Castle Rock, CO 80104 (763) 218-8098 Angela Trano Wurm Restaurants
CENTERPIECE WEALTH ADVISOR LLC 2265 Broadleaf Loop Castle Rock, CO 80109 (720) 409-3176 Beau Pollard Financial Advisor Northwestern Mutual- Colorado Springs 2 N Cascade Ave, Ste 900 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 578-4008 Josh Orr Financial Services Motto Mortgage Summit 509 Wilcox Street, Suite 107 Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 484-5428 Tiffany Brown Mortgages Avalanche Home Systems and Service Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 736-8151 Andy Fezza Contractors - Air/Heating Orange Mud Castle Rock, CO 80108 (714) 602-9977 Josh Sprague Sporting Goods The Entrepreneur's Source of Colorado Larkspur, CO 80118 (720) 420-9321 James (Jim) Derman Business - Coaching
WHEN CONSUMERS KNOW THAT YOUR BUSINESS IS A CHAMBER MEMBER THEY AREâ€¦
80 more likely to
PURCHASE products & services from your business
73 more likely to be AWARE of your business
more likely to think your business is REPUTABLE
49 more likely
to think FAVORABLY of your business
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS MARCH Anniversaries
Courtesy Plumbing & Heating Services, Inc. 19
Denver South Economic Development
Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus
Han Lee Taekwondo Academy
Moore Lumber & Hardware
Awards with More
Arapahoe Community College
A Clean Living
McKillip Group CPAs
Christ's Episcopal Church
Westside Towing Inc.
Hideaway Bar & Grill
Castle Rock Funeral and Cremation
Spring Hill Press, LLC
Spencer Colorado Real Estate
Renewal by Andersen
Digital Globe Services, Inc.
Pine Trails at Castle Rock
Accent on Hearing
Priority Insurance Services
Catholic Charities of Central
RMG - Rocky Mountain Group
Creative Colors International
Miss M's Tea Parlour
The Post Institute
The Skin Company
Castle Rock Burger King
Expert Disposal & Recycling Services
Hilton Garden Inn
Astro Tap House
Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Co.
Castle Rock Parks & Trails Foundation 4
Haney Construction, LLC.
-Castle Rock Campus
by Keller Williams Realty, DTC
Colorado - Castle Rock Office
Castle Rock Dental Health
Castle Rock Craniosacral & Lymphatic Massage
Clockwork Networks, LLC
Westerra Credit Union - Castle Rock
Soul Potential Acupuncture & Wellness
TPM Staffing Services
Venue at the Promenade
Beckony Kitchens & Baths
Katherine Elsbury Insurance Agency,
Citywide Home Loans- CR Branch
Edge Home Finance
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GOVERNMENT INTERESTS COMMITTEE—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.
Quarterly Horizon events also offer an opportunity to make connections with our community leaders. Each one features guest speakers to help keep you up-to-date on the local community, business hot topics, statewide information and much more.
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.
To Learn more or to get involved, p l e a s e C o n t a c t Pam@CastleRock.org
DOUGLAS COUNTY BUSINESS ALLIANCE TAKES POSITIONS
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Outstanding Member Business Recognized Douglas Roofing Company was started on the foundation of a simple idea back when much of Colorado's front range was still wide open country. Times have changed across the entire Denver Metro since 1982 but that foundation we began with has not changed: to do our very best, every time, to ensure your best interest is always at the forefront, to stand behind our word and to give you our all; every second, every minute, every day. Douglas Roofing Company has been a beacon of stability within the property restoration sector in Colorado for over 35 years, and throughout this long period of time our name has remained the cornerstone of professionalism and integrity. We are here to set the standard in commercial and industrial insurance restoration and we create value for our customers with this specialized knowledge to a level that is unmatched within the industry.
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Developing Leaders in Douglas County Thank you to our January and February venue and meal sponsors: Charles Schwab & Co, Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Corporation, Douglas County Libraries and Arapahoe Community College Foundation
“Think about your local library as more than just books. The vast array of resources and technology available to patrons is impressive.” -Class 2019 Participant In the afternoon, the class heard from Thomas Tucker, Superintendent of Douglas County School District, Eric Dunker for ACC Collaboration Campus and Geniphyr Ponce-Pore, CSU Regional Hubs, on the impacts of growth in the county, sources of funding, and the partnership goals between Douglas County School District, Arapahoe Community College and Colorado State University. The class followed these discussions with a hard-hat tour of the Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock. The class day was planned and facilitated by Jill Garber/CSU, Eric Dunker/ACC and Jeff Konishi/Douglas County Libraries. Class participants were able to demo the Virtual Reality headsets available at the library. Scotty Martin from ReVision, Inc. started the day in February with a leadership session on Process Improvement. The morning’s speakers included Amber DeBerry, Director of Community Relations for the libraries, Andrea Wyant, Collection Development Librarian and Jesse Politi, Senior Infrastructure Engineer. The class learned about the goals of the library to provide a premium, personal experience for patrons through creative programming, the availability of non-traditional library items and experiences to create community connections for those who participate. The class learned that everything from a sewing machine to a karaoke machine can be borrowed, just like a book! Participants also had the opportunity to experience virtual reality through special headsets and discovered that in addition to books, there is access to free audiobooks, music, e-books, and other digital media, as well as state parks passes; museum and cultural attractions passes; local merchant discounts; online learning and craft classes; and much more.
Photos from these recent classes can be viewed on the LDC Facebook page NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LDC’s 21st PROGRAM YEAR. Application Deadline is JUNE 20TH. Classes start in September. Anyone who lives and/or works in Douglas County is encouraged to apply early to this competitive program. Space is limited. The application is available at http:// leadershipdouglascounty.org. For more information or to observe program by visiting a class day, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720.440.3726.
Established by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in 1999, Leadership Douglas County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, program of the Castle Rock Chamber Foundation designed to broaden participant knowledge of the community and enhance leadership skills, while increasing the strength and effectiveness of our leaders.
Castle Rock Chamber is committed to providing Douglas County business owners and entrepreneurs with the support they need to grow their business.
HOW TO POST A HOT DEAL Hot Deals are a great way to advertise sales, specials, and promotions for your business. Log into your chamber member portal to advertise your Hot Deal! 1. Access https://business.castlerock.org/login/ 2. Enter your login name and password. If you need your login and password sent to you, e-mail Sue@CastleRock.org 3. Click Hot Deals in the left-hand menu. 4. Click Add a Hot Deal. 5. Complete the fields in the Add a New Hot Deal screen. 6. Click Submit for Approval. 7. Click Here for a video that explains the posting process in ChamberMaster. Upon approval, your Hot Deal will appear multiple places on the chambers website: · next to your name in the Business Directory · on your Member Information Page · and by category in a special listing of all Hot Deals Try it out and contact us with additional questions or for more information.
ACCELERATE GROWTH, PROMOTE EXCELLENCE Let us help you establish a firm business foundation- from showing you how to develop your business plan, to identifying the best ways to obtain funding, and everything else associated with opening your doors.
All services and information are at little or no cost to both startups and established businesses in Douglas County, Colorado. Click below to view video
Do you have questions about… · · · · · ·
Starting a business? Developing your business plan? Marketing and sales planning? Accounting or tax advice? Securing financing? Managing your growth?
Meet with an experienced business consultant, an expert on helping businesses grow and thrive. Local and confidential! & FREE! Schedule an appointment online or call the Chamber at 303.688.4597
RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATIONS KB Home 7807 East Peakview Ave Centennial, CO 80111
(303) 323-1100 Home Builders
SafeSplash Swim School Castle Rock 658 Genoa Way Unit D Castle Rock, CO 80109 https://www.safesplash.com/locations/ castle-rock 720-791-5800 Recreational Activities
Become the Banker - Randy Duston 1253 Lake Gulch Rd Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 514-5411 Financial Advisor
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Castle Rock Office 410 S. Wilcox Street, Suite 102 Castle Rock, CO 80104 http://www.ccharitiescc.org (720) 215-4521 Human Services, Non-Profit
RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATIONS Planet Fitness 100 Founders Parkway Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 952-4484 Gym
Dukes Home Inspectors 4035 Swanson Way Unit 204 Castle Rock, CO 80109 http://gowithdukes.com (303) 968-0876 Home Inspectors
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Cafe 5050 Factory Shops Blvd Ste 820 Castle Rock, CO 80108 (303) 955-8160 Food Products
New Location? Grand Opening? Share Your Good News! Call David at the Chamber to schedule your ribbon cutting today!
Annual Banquet/Awards Ceremony Saturday, May 4 Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows Chamber Golf Tournament Monday, June 10, 2019 Perry Park Country Club 9 AM Shotgun Start
VOLUNTEERS WANTED, SIGN UP AT: https://castlerock.org/ volunteer-opportunities/
16th Annual Castle Rock WineFest Saturday, July 20, 2019 Time: 2 PM to 8 PM Butterfield Crossing Park Douglas County Fair Parade Douglas County Fair Parade Saturday, July 27, 2019 Time: 9:30 AM Downtown Castle Rock
WEBSITE BUSINESS DIRECTORY HITS: Jan/Feb : 15,770 Search Hits: 108,356 Chamber Represents 36,625 Full-time Member Employees 3,872 Part-time Member Employees
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