SERVING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY SINCE 1955
REPRESENTING 25,778 MEMBER EMPLOYEES
Your Chamber Working Hard to Promote Small Businesses
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Castle Rock Chamber Announces Winners Jeﬀ Drabing Named Business Person of the Year Chamber President and CEO, Pam Ridler, announced the new oﬃcers and directors for the 2017-2018 Chamber Board at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet awards ceremony last month. The an/cipated award of the evening, the Business Person of the Year, was presented to Jeﬀ Drabing of Rockyard Brewing Company. Drabing thanked the business community for the acknowledgement and reﬂected on the Rockyard staﬀ and quality of service they provide their valued guests. The Small Business, Ci/zen, Castle Rock Advocate, Ping Lee Jung Volunteer, and Ambassador of the Year award winners were also revealed. The Small Business of the Year award was proudly presented to John Kokish, Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C. Nick Lucey, NickLucey.com was named Cizen of the Year while Julie Voorhees, Keller Williams Ac&on Realty was honored as the Ping Lee Jung Volunteer of the Year recipient. The Ambassador of the Year award was presented to Be(y Graf of Reliv Interna&onal and Paul Donahue was honored as the Castle Rock Advocate of the Year respec/vely. View the new board of directors on page 3. 1
this issue Farewell from Chairman P.2 Welcome New Chairman P.3 New Board of Directors P.3 Chamber’s Poli/cal Ac/on P.4 Third Tech Tuesday P.6 Networking Events P.7 Chamber Golf Tournament P.8 Chamber Programs P.9 May/June Calendars P.10 Stand out from the Crowd P.10 Defend Your Business P.11 Members Only Beneﬁts P.12 Castle Rock WineFest P. 13 Welcome New Members P.18 Community Events P.19 LinkedIn Training P.21 Leadership DC Update P.22
Farewell from the Chairman of the Board A leIer from the outgoing Chairman of the Board, John Manka Dear Castle Rock Chamber Members and Friends, Wow, where did the year go? It didn't seem that long ago when I took over the reins from former Chair Elyse McNulty. Fortunately for me, she and previous chairs adequately prepared me to take on what ended up being a very sa/sfying year at the helm; and boy, did I ever learn a lot! The Castle Rock Chamber runs like a well oiled machine. ArtFest, WineFest, Business APer Hours (BAH), Luncheons, Trainings, Banquet, Starligh/ng, etc, all seem to go oﬀ without a hitch. So what did I learn? It's only possible because President & CEO Pam Ridler and her team along with scores of volunteers, work /relessly behind the scenes to make these events run smoothly and enjoyable for both Chamber members as well as members of our Community. But, it's not just events, it includes the day to day opera/ons of running a chamber with a mul/tude of oﬀerings for chamber members to help them in their businesses through educa/onal and commercial opportuni/es. A lot of things were accomplished this past year as the Chamber grew in both size and inﬂuence. One was the Government Interests CommiIee taking on a bigger role in leading the Chamber through poli/cal issues and solu/ons. However, their work is far from done as they inves/gate issues facing Castle Rock like transporta/on and aﬀordable housing. In reﬂec/on, I feel privileged to have been chair this past year and look forward to fulﬁlling my duty in the upcoming year as immediate past chair. As I step aside, I feel very conﬁdent with the upcoming leadership to bring the Chamber to next level. So, Bernie Greenberg, Chairman and Mark Michaels, Chair Elect, it's /me for you both to take us forward and meet the challenges that face the business community and the Town of Castle Rock. Best wishes and good luck! John Manka, 1 Stop Tire & Auto
Visitor Center Volunteers - We Need You! The Castle Rock Chamber provides many opportuni/es to volunteer and become a part of our community. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Visitor Center. The Visitors Center is open (Saturdays) 9 am to 1:00 pm. June 3-August 26. Volunteers greet/assist visitors and newcomers to the area by providing assistance in our visitor center. All per/nent materials will be provided as resources. Love our community? This posi&on is perfect for you. Help us tell others what’s so great about our Town! Sign up: h(p://signup.com/go/tgBDg1 2
2017 Chairman Circle Sponsors President Level: Castle Rock Bank Colorado Community Media IREA Sky Ridge Medical Center Execu&ve Level: Black Hills Energy Douglas County Living Pepsi Sam’s Club Entrepreneur Level: ANB Bank Brookside Inn Castle Rock Adven/st Hospital Castle Rock Development Company Medved Autoplex Castle Rock Outlets at Castle Rock Patriot Enterprises, Inc. Premier Level: 100% Chiroprac/c Al/tude SEO Arapahoe Community College Asarch Dermatology Center Bellco Credit Union Chuck & Don's Pet Food Supplies Colorado Living Douglas County Libraries Emporium, The Ent Credit Union Firstbank of Douglas County Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, P.C. Front Range HVAC gopixel design studios GroovyTek Kaiser Permanente Leaf Guard, Life/me Windows Lokal Homes Inc. Metzler Memory Care Nytech Hea/ng & Cooling Olinger-Dignity Memorial One Clear Choice Garage Doors OrangeTheory Fitness-Castle Rock Plumbline Services, Inc RE/MAX Alliance-The Kirk Team Renewal By Andersen
Welcome to our 2017-18 Board of Directors
Chamber Staﬀ Pam Ridler President & CEO Pam@castlerock.org Melissa Mares Director of Communica/ons Melissa@castlerock.org Alicia Early Membership Development Director Alicia@castlerock.org
The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are made up of representa/ves from private and nonproﬁt business sectors and are leaders in our community. They represent the broad diversity of our membership and contribute signiﬁcant amounts of /me, talent, and energy to ensure the growing business vitality of Douglas County, Colorado. Execu&ve Commi(ee: Bernie Greenberg, Chairman Kokish & Goldmanis P.C. Mark Michael, Chair-Elect Versa&lity Crea&ve Group
Jill Garber, Arapahoe Community College Brock Goodwin, Mutual of Omaha Nadine Kirk, RE/MAX Alliance Linda Watson Kolstad Sky Ridge Medical Center Mike McNairy Crea&ve Colors Interna&onal Andrea Nyquist The Outlets at Castle Rock Michelle Peck TMMC Property Management Abby Tardiﬀ, ANB Bank
Aaron Fort, Treasurer Fort & Company CPA
Julie Voorhees Keller Williams Ac&on Realty
David Zwerenz, Treasurer-Elect FirstBank of Douglas County
Tom Waymire, Castle Rock Bank Cody Wilson, Kneaders Bakery
John Manka, Immediate Past Chair 1Stop Tire & Auto
Frank Gray, President/CEO Castle Rock EDC
Jill Dustman Coe White Construc&on Group Nick Lucey, NickLucey.com Todd Folkenberg Castle Rock Adven&st Health Campus
Pam Ridler, President/CEO Castle Rock Chamber James Townsend Councilman, Town of Castle Rock 3
John Woodrick Event Manager John@castlerock.org Sue Turner Oﬃce Administrator Sue@castlerock.org Carrie Buchan Program Manager: Leadership Douglas County CLBuchan.firstname.lastname@example.org Judy Woodley Business Training Coordinator Judy@castlerock.org
Now Hiring— Membership Services Coordinator Send resumes to: Sue@castlerock.org View Jobs Openings at
Welcome to our New Chairman of the Board A leIer from the incoming Chairman of the Board, Bernie Greenberg I am honored and privileged to be the 2017-2018 Chairman of the Board for the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. It is also an honor to work with Pam Ridler, the President and CEO. She is one of the most dedicated and diligent leaders in our community. Being a member of the chamber, working on commiIees and serving on the board of directors is part of my commitment to our community and my striving to be a cataly/c leader. I am honored and humbled to serve the chamber, our members and the Town of Castle Rock.
Take Poli/cal Ac/on There Are Many Ways to Get Involved!
“Igni/ng the passion for business success and community prosperity” is the vision of the chamber. I am excited to be part of the chamber's eﬀort of igni/ng passion for all chamber members and Castle Rock's success. Igni/ng passion to me means helping to light that spark, that ﬂame that exists in each of us to move forward and strive for that beyond our reach. One of the many things I love about our chamber is how the chamber helps it's members through programs to not only ignite passion for success but to fan the ﬂame of that passion. I commit to you to carry on this tradi/on.
The Chamber’s Government Interests CommiIee (GIC) provides our business community with a proac/ve voice and advocate regarding governmental issues; and promotes economic interests, which contributes to the quality of life of Castle Rock.
For all of us, due to economic or personal circumstances, this spark, our passion can wain or be dimmed. We all, from /me to /me welcome encouragement, support and hope to keep our passion burning bright. The Castle Rock Chamber provides all this and more. I know because the chamber has provided all of those to me. Part of my passion for Castle Rock is for our chamber to help you in moving towards all of your goals and dreams.
This program facilitates communica/on and educa/on 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 aﬀec/ng our community today, tomorrow and in the future.
I have lived in Douglas County for almost 30 years. I love Castle Rock for its unique history, local charm, its beau/ful views and its people. As said by former chair Mike Tafoya, "I appreciate the diversity of our community from the very rural ranches to our historic downtown and to our upscale suburban areas." I commiIed years ago to do my part every day to promote Castle Rock, it's people and businesses and be part of this community's future and success. Will you join me in this wonderful and fun eﬀort? As the Chairman of the Board, my goal is to help the chamber and other leaders throughout our region to embrace and advance our vision. This is a big goal and each of us is responsible for carrying out this mission as we are all cataly/c leaders, in our families, businesses and this community. Your membership in the chamber is part of this. Your par/cipa/on in chamber programs helps to advance this vision and mission. I ask for your help in the eﬀort to ignite and fan the passion for the success of Castle Rock. Thank you, Bernie Greenberg --------------------------------------------------------------Bernard H. Greenberg, AIorney at Law KOKISH & GOLDMANIS, P.C. 316 Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 Phone: 303-688-3535 Fax: 303-688-2498 Email: bgreenberg@kgaIys.com
Quarterly Horizon Luncheons oﬀer an opportunity to make connec/ons with our community leaders. Each luncheon features guest speakers to help keep you up-to-date on the local community, business hot topics, statewide informa/on and much more. Contact John at the Chamber to learn more and get involved.
Horizon Luncheon Series
June 28th Time: 11:30 AM to 1 PM Tickets: CastleRock.org 4
Presented by: Dr. Michelle Post
Register Online: https://business.castlerock.org/events 6
Make Strategic Connec/ons at Our Networking Events
Business Over Breakfast Thursday, May 11th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
3851 Sol Danza Drive Castle Rock, CO 80109 Please Note New Day of the Week!
Business ADer Hours
Fees /Admission: Business Over Breakfast Events • Free-Networking level & above • $10—Community Connec/on • $25 for Future Members
• $10 -Community Connec/on • Networking Level– 1 pass • Free for Ascent Level & Above Guests must have a guest pass from Alicia or an Ambassador for both events.
H & M Transmission 500 2nd St Castle Rock, CO 80104
Business ADer Hours
Sponsored By: Castle Rock Development Co.
Conveniently located between Elegant & Low Meadow just oﬀ Meadows Blvd.
Business Over Breakfast Thursday, June 8th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Fees /Admission: Business ADer Hours Events
THURSDAY, May 18th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Held at the TaD House 3570 Celes&al Avenue
Wednesday, June 21st 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Host an event at your loca&on, Bring more exposure to your business— Contact Alicia@castlerock.org 7
18 South Wilcox Castle Rock, CO 80104
Castle Rock Chamber’s Annual
Tee it Up for a Good Time! Monday, June 12th Time: 9:30 AM Shotgun 7047 Perry Park Blvd Larkspur, CO 80118
Connect with other Douglas County business people at the beau/ful Perry Park Country Club on Monday, June 12th. It’s a day ﬁlled with great fun, food and golf...all while making new business connec/on! Space is limited and this event will sell out.
Register at: www.CastleRock.org
Register Online: CastleRock.org 8
Chamber Calendar of Events Breakfast Club Leads Group Tuesday May 9, 2017 @ Village Inn, 7:30 a.m. Leads Plus Tuesday May 9, 2017 @ Fowl Line, 11:30 a.m. Ribbon CuMng Ent Credit Union Wednesday May 10, 2017 @190 South Wilcox Street, 8:30 am Business Over Breakfast Thursday May 11, 2017 @ ANB Bank, 7:30-9:00 am Ribbon CuMng - 24 Hour Fitness Saturday May 13, 2017 @ 5745 New Abbey Lane, 10:00 am Third Tech Tuesday Seven Reasons to Blog Tuesday May 16, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 9:30-11:00 am
Ribbon CuMng Home Care Assistance Tuesday May 16, 2017 @ 3990 Limelight Avenue, 4:00 pm
Business ADer Hours Thursday May 18, 2017 @ TaP House 3570 Celes/al Avenue 5:00-7:00 pm
Leadership Douglas County Steering Commi(ee Wednesday May 17, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 7:30 am
Breakfast Club Leads Group Tuesday May 23, 2017 @ Village Inn, 7:30 am
Leads Referral Group Wednesday May 17, 2017 @ Castle Café, 11:30 am Community Leadership Mee&ng Wednesday May 17, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 11:30 am
Member Orienta&on Thursday May 25, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 7:30-9:00 am Chamber Board of Directors Thursday May 25, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 11:30 am
Power Partners Leads Group Wednesday May 17, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 1:30 pm Wellness Rocks Thursday May 18, 2017 @ Mill House, PS Miller Park, 11:30 am
hIp://www.business.castlerock.org/events/calendar/ Leadership Douglas County Wednesday Jun 7, 2017 7:30 am-5:00 pm Leads Referral Group Wednesday Jun 7, 2017 @ Castle Café, 11:30 am Power Partners Leads Group Wednesday Jun 7, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 1:30 pm Leadership Douglas County Gradua&on Wednesday Jun 7, 2017 @ Highlands Ranch Mansion 4:00 pm Business Over Breakfast Thursday Jun 8, 2017 @ H&M Transmission 7:30-9:00 am Biz Builder Lunch n Learn Defend Your Business Against an Ac&ve Shooter and other Threats Thursday Jun 8, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 11:00am-1:00 pm
Chamber's Golf Tournament Monday Jun 12, 2017 @ Perry Park Country Club 9:30 am Shotgun Start Breakfast Club Leads Group Tuesday Jun 13, 2017 @ Village Inn, 7:30 am Leads Plus Tuesday Jun 13, 2017 @ Fowl Line, 11:30 am Third Tech Tuesday Three Ways to Use LinkedIn for Lead Genera&on Tuesday Jun 20, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 9:30-11:00 am
Community Leadership Mee&ng Wednesday Jun 21, 2017, 11:30 am Power Partners Leads Group Wednesday Jun 21, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 1:30-3:00 pm Business ADer Hours Wednesday Jun 21, 2017 @ Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile 5:00-7:00 pm Chamber Board mee&ng Thursday Jun 22, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 11:30 am Breakfast Club Leads Group Tuesday Jun 27, 2017 @ Village Inn, 7:30 am
Ribbon CuMng Colorado Horsepower Tuesday Jun 20, 2017 @ 5027 Garton Road, 4:00 pm
Horizon Lunch Series Wednesday Jun 28, 2017 @ TBD, 11:30am-1:00pm
Leads Referral Group Wednesday Jun 21, 2017 @ Castle Café, 11:30 am
Member Orienta&on Thursday Jun 29, 2017 @ CR Chamber, 7:30-9:00 am
Learn to Defend Your Business Against an Ac/ve Shooter and other Threats
About the Instructors: John HalleI, Rocky Mountain Self Defense and Fitness. John HalleI, founder of Rocky Mountain Krav Maga, is a 3rd Degree Krav Maga Black Belt as well as KMA FORCE: Military & Law Enforcement Cer/ﬁed Instructor, a cer/ﬁed Level 5 Krav Maga Instructor, cer/ﬁed CrossFit trainer, Olympic weightliPing trainer and a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is passionate about helping others defend themselves and achieve op/mal ﬁtness. Cur/s Bruton is the owner of Physical Home Defense. Cur/s is a security expert specializing in residen/al security. As a former police oﬃcer at the University and local municipality level, Cur/s has a passion for helping others and crime preven/on.
Defend Your Business Against an Ac&ve Shooter and other Threats June 8, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM As a business owner, you take measures to protect your business and provide for your employees. However, the threat of violence in the public realm and workplace is becoming an increasingly common occurrence. This Biz Builder Lunch n Learn provides you some prac/cal defensive recommenda/ons as well as response strategies. You will learn: • Protocol for an ac/ve shooter or violent situa/on • How to make your workplace easier to defend • Defense training for your workforce • Legal points to consider in your response This training is Free to Chamber Members $25.00 for Future Members
Register For All Trainings at: NOTE: Lunch is not served at this event! But, feel free to bring your own.
Members Only Sec/on Enhancements The Castle Rock Chamber makes it easy for members to take full advantage of their beneﬁts, all you have to do is take the ﬁrst step!
Did you know the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce has made several exci/ng improvements to the “Members Only” sec/on of the Chamber website that will make it easy for you to take full advantage of your beneﬁts? Take a moment to visit the page at: hIp://www.castlerock.org/membersonly/
Please familiarize yourself with all of our amazing beneﬁts we have to oﬀer your business, be-er yet...become an expert and a-end one of our Member Orientaons that are held on the last Thursday of every month at the Chamber.
Member Orienta&on May 25th & Jun 29th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber How to Access Your Member Page Just email Sue@castlerock.org to request your username and password informa/on. We’ll verify the name and organiza/on submi\ng to conﬁrm that the email used to make the request is valid and belongs to your membership account. Then we will email your username and password to the email address that was used to request the login info.
Business Directory Features APer joining the Chamber, all members receive a company login name and password to access the Member Informa/on Center of the Chamber website. Members Login: hIp://www.business.castlerock.org/login/
Contact Alicia at the Chamber for ques/ons or assistance. Email her at Alicia@castlerock.org.
Increase Your Exposure Members can link their Facebook page, LinkedIn account, and/or TwiIer page to their business directory lis/ng as well as upload a “Membership Badge” to your website that proudly lists you as a member of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Be sure to add your Hot Deals and a Member 2 Member Deal to promote your support to the Castle Rock Business Community. Lastly, proudly display your Membership Decal s/cker on your storefront or vehicle. This decal symbolizes your business’s commitment to the Castle Rock community.
Let’s Get Social Be sure to visit and connect with us on Facebook and Twi(er. Make sure you Like our facebook page and click No&ﬁca&ons On - never miss a post. Direct Market to fellow members on our Members Only Facebook Page: hIps://www.facebook.com/groups/ castlerockchamber.membersonly/ —Check in whenever you visit the Chamber, let your customers know YOU ARE INVOLVED IN THE CHAMBER & YOU CARE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY! hIps://www.facebook.com/ CastleRockChamber/ 12
The Chamber’s Job Board is a Huge Success—Post Your Openings Today! Need Help, Ask Sue! www.DouglasCountyJobs.com OR www.CastleRockCareers.com
Save Money Use Our Connec&ons! BULK MAIL DISCOUNTS Bulk Mail Rates are oﬀered to Chamber Members in good standing. Members can use The Chamber’s bulk mail permit number to signiﬁcantly reduce the cost of postage for qualiﬁed mailings. OFFICE DEPOT SAVINGS Members can save approximately 15% to 25% annually on their oﬃce supplies! CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN Do business out of the country? Need a Cer/ﬁcate of Origin? THE CHAMBER CAN HELP! A Cer/ﬁcate of Origin (CO) is an important interna/onal trade document aIes/ng that goods in a par/cular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a par/cular country. COs also cons/tute a declara/on by the exporter. The Castle Rock Chamber is an approved provider of COs for the state.
Wellness Rocks is a worksite wellness program of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce that partners with Tri-County Health Department and Health Links Colorado to connect employers with free advising and low-cost resources. Join us for our next event:
MAY 18, 2017 Mill House, PS Miller Park
This InďŹ‚uence Luncheon Series provides opportunies and a venue for women leaders to network, share their best insights and business pracces, and foster connecons with others. Each quarterly luncheon will address a parcular key issue and soluons to women's advancement.
FREE LUNCH, PLEASE RSPV TO SUE@CASTLEROCK.ORG!
Save the Date! July 26, 2017
For informa&on about employer resources, please contact Alicia Early at the Chamber 303-688-4597 or contact Michele Haugh, Tri-County Health, at 720-200-1518.
Purchase Tickets at www.CastleRock.org
14th Annual Castle Rock WineFest Saturday, July 15th Time: 2 PM to 8 PM Butterfield Crossing Park
IN THE MEADOWS
Town & County News I-25 Gap Coali&on formed to accelerate transporta&on improvements on I-25 between Denver South and Colorado Springs — Representa/ves from ci/es, coun/es, business and economic development interests up and down the I-25 corridor between Denver South and Colorado Springs announced the forma/on of the I-25 Gap Coali/on to advocate for transporta/on improvements in the gap area between Castle Rock and Monument. “Coali/ons have been a successful model for obtaining transporta/on funding and advancing projects in Colorado,” said Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge. “We are commiIed to doing what is required to organize likeminded leaders to ﬁnd a construc/onfunding solu/on so that we can meet our 2019 ground-breaking commitment.” Read more: hIps:// business.castlerock.org/news/details/ news-release-4-19-2017 Help shape the future of Castle Rock. Apply to serve on a board or commission — If you’re passionate about our Town, consider applying for a posi/on on a board or commission. Annual recruitment for the Town’s 11 boards and commissions is underway. These boards and commissions study various topics and make recommenda/ons to Town Council. Read more: hIps://business.castlerock.org/news/ details/help-shape-the-future-of-castlerock-apply-to-serve-on-a-board-orcommission
United in support of the I-25 Gap Coali/on are: Dale Anderson, District Director for Congressman Doug Lamborn; Mayor John Suthers, City of Colorado Springs; Congressman Mike Coﬀman; Roger Partridge, Douglas County Commissioner; Frank Gray, President & CEO, Castle Rock Economic Development Council; Dirk Draper, President & CEO, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC; Mark Waller, El Paso County Commissioner; and State Representa/ve Paul Lundeen.
Give the Town your thoughts about on-street parking If you have thoughts about parking along public streets, including those in your neighborhood, your Town wants to hear them. As Castle Rock thrives, parking along the Town’s streets has become a highly desired amenity. With that in mind, it’s important that parking policies are implemented consistently. That’s why the Town has draPed a policy to guide parking along public streets in neighborhoods and commercial/retail areas. Your feedback is an important part of the process. Proposed policy The Town is proposing to use a policy – rather than Town Code – to address this topic. Policies tend to me more ﬂexible and allow for future change. In summary, the proposed policy would: • Allow on-street parking along public streets as long as it is safely accommodated. • Recognize the various impacts on homes and businesses related to on-street parking and commit the Town to helping impacted residents and businesses address those issues in ways other than restric/ng parking. Speciﬁcally, parallel parking would be allowed on public streets (including neighborhood streets) as long as: • Generally, there is s/ll 20 feet of space on the street for other cars to pass through. This provision supports space for emergency service response. • Bike lanes or other mul/-use shoulder lanes are not blocked. Give them your feedback! Read the en/re draP policy and give us your thoughts online at CRgov.com/parking. Feedback will be gathered through May. Then, any necessary changes will be made to the policy, which will then go to Town Council for considera'on. Downtown Parking The Town also knows parking Downtown is a speciﬁc topic of interest. Currently, a study is underway to evaluate current and future parking needs Downtown. Learn more about that study at CRgov.com/ParkingStudy.
Leverage Our Business Connec/ons & Experience
Ambassador of the Month Melanie Calhoun
Accelerate Growth, Promote Excellence Let us help you establish a ﬁrm business founda/on- from showing you how to develop your business plan, to iden/fying the best ways to obtain funding, and everything else associated with opening your doors. All services and informa/on are at liIle or no cost to both start-ups and established businesses in Douglas County, Colorado. Our business consultants leverage their combined years of experience to help you guide your business to sustainable success year aPer year. Contact Judy@castlerock.org at the Chamber to learn more about our business training courses.
Contact the Chamber for ques/ons regarding scheduling a business counseling or register online now at: hIp://www.castlerock.org/excelerate -business/
The Castle Rock Chamber proudly honors Melanie Calhoun as March & April Ambassador of the Month. For the last eighteen years, she has worked as a Real Estate Assistant in the community alongside my husband, Tom Calhoun, who is a realtor with RE/MAX Alliance. She joined the Chamber in June of 2011 and became an Ambassador in February of 2012. For Melanie, joining the Chamber has proven to be the best way to get involved in the community. By becoming a member of the Chamber, she has greatly broadened her friendships and business connec/ons. She has met so many wonderful people who live and work in this beau/ful town and she is honored to serve the residents. Congratula&ons Melanie & thank you for your outstanding eﬀorts!
Learn more about Trainings/Consulta/ons Watch video hIps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVlKUd8WBOk
Do you have ques&ons about… • • • • • •
Star&ng a business? Developing your business plan? Marke&ng and sales planning? Accoun&ng or tax advice? Securing ﬁnancing? Managing your growth?
Peak View Dental Recognized as Business of the Month
May Anniversaries # Years Holland Hurst, Inc 12 Cindy Welch Design 9 Denver MarrioI South 6 Founders Family Medical Center & Urgent Care 6 Employer Essen/als, Inc. 5 Sbarra Construc/on West, Inc. 4 3T Ranch LLC 3 Payroll Vault 3 Al/tude SEO 3 Castle Rock AIKIDO 2 911 Restora/on 1 Snow Auto Glass 1 Lost Coﬀee 1 Refresh Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center 1 June Anniversaries
The Castle Rock Chamber proudly honors Peak View Dental as our April Business of the Month recipient. They have been members of the Castle Rock Chamber for more than eleven years. Peak View Dental opened their doors in 2006 with a genuine concern for providing the best quality care for the friends and families of Castle Rock. Today, that focus con/nues to hold true with their long standing pa/ent rela/onships, paired with the newest dental technologies. Dr. Jennifer Sibo and her team provide individualized quality services including digital x-rays, “all-in-one-day crowns”, laser assisted den/stry and cleanings, and much more. Dr. Jennifer Sibo is the owner, and sole den/st who built Peak View Dental over a decade ago. Dr. Sibo graduated from the University of Colorado in 2000, with a degree in Biology. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005 from the University of Minnesota School of Den/stry. Since then, Dr. Sibo con/nues her, and her teams’, knowledge and techniques through con/nuing educa/on. “Improvements in medicine and technology provide an increased quality of care for our pa/ents. At each dental chair, we are able to show pa/ents instant digital photos and x-rays of their teeth. We have a laser that is a cavity detector for your teeth. Pa/ents needing crowns are able to see a 3D computer model of the crown that will be created speciﬁcally for them, and then placed in their mouth later that day. Tools like these help us provide a comprehensive understanding of what is going on in your mouth.” says Dr. Sibo. Dr. Sibo and her team have been recipients of the Castle Rock News Press “Best of the Best” for 8 years. She has been included in the 5280 Magazine publica/on of “Top Den/sts” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and June 2017. In July of this year, Dr. Sibo will have the honor of receiving her fellowship with the Academy of General Den/stry. The oﬃce is loca/on near the corner of Founders and Woodlands Boulevards, at 4344 Woodlands Boulevard, Suite 140, in the Point at Metzler Ranch building. Peak View Dental can be contacted at (303) 660-9333.
Congratula&ons for being recognized as an outstanding member business. 16
# Years Gallaware, Inc. 18 Pepsi Co. 12 Keller Williams Ac/on Realty 9 Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. 6 DCF Guns 6 RE/MAX Alliance-Calhoun Team 6 Perry Park Country Club 6 World Pest Control, Inc 5 Any/me Fitness 5 Lincoln Meadows Senior Living 5 Lowe's Home Improvement 4 Mirage Dental Associates 4 Implant and Oral Surgery of Colorado 4 Meadows Orthodon/cs 4 Castle Academy 3 Founders Parkway Vision Center 3 Townsley & Associates, P.C. 3 Accrue Financial Services, LLC 3 Modern Woodmen 3 Castle Rock Tutoring 3 Congressman Ken Buck 2 LIV Sotheby's Interna/onal Realty - JoyFel Partners 2 Keller Williams Ac/on Realty - Julie Voorhees 2 Peak View Behavioral Health 2 Castle Rock Farmer's Market 1 Farmers Insurance AgentJoe Thielen Agency 1 Zenith Building Finishes 1 Service King Collision Repair Centers 1 Douglas County Partners 1 Michele Johns Photography 1 Device Dr. LLC 1 Bell Mountain Ranch Equestrian Center 1
Health Images at Castle Rock 820 New Memphis Ct #100 Castle Rock, CO 80109 hIp://www.healthimages.com/ health-images-castle-rock-co.html
Equipment Rental Source, LLC 220 Malibu Street Castle Rock, CO 80109 (303) 906-8706 hIp://www.EquipmentRentalSource.com
Rock Hea/ng & Air 1001 s Perry St Unit 103B Castle Rock, CO 80104 (720) 851-7625 hIp://www.rockhea/ng.com
Uncle Maddio's Pizza 3990 Limelight ave. Unit A Castle Rock, Colorado 80109 (630) 853-2812 hIp://unclemaddios.com 17
Welcome New Members The Castle Rock Chamber partners with more than 600 member businesses and organiza/ons including 26,000+ employees to support local business, promote our community and cul/vate a vibrant economy. Burger King 4408 Barranca Lane Castle Rock, CO 80109 Restaurants
105 West Brewing Company 1043 Park St. Castle Rock, CO 80109 Bars www.105westbrewing.com
JLS Landscape & Sprinkler, Inc 7265 Reynolds Drive Sedalia, CO 80135 Landscape Contractors www.jlslsc.com
Landau Consul&ng Solu&ons, LLC 3138 McCracken Lane Castle Rock, CO 80104 Accoun/ng www.landauconsul/ngsolu/ons.com
Orchard Med Spa 3740 Dacoro Lane Suite 125 Castle Rock, CO 80109 Spa hIp://orchardmedspa.com Hollis + Miller Architects 333 Perry Street, Suite 205 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Architects hIp://www.hollisandmiller.com DLA Advisors 5825 Palmer Drive Castle Rock, CO 80104 Consultant - Finance www.dlaadvisors.com Hilton Garden Inn Denver South Park Meadows Area 9290 S Meridian Blvd Englewood, CO 80112 Hotels hIp:// hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/ hotels/colorado/hilton-garden-inndenver-south-park-meadows-areaDENDSGI/index.html 24 Hour Fitness Castle Rock Super Sport 5745 New Abbey Lane Castle Rock, CO 80108 Health & Fitness www.24hourﬁtness.com/Website/ Club/00384
Popcorn Bliss 6360 Promenade Parkway, #130 Castle Rock, CO 80108 Retail www.popcornbliss.com Soul Poten&al Acupuncture & Wellness 1189 S Perry Street, Suite 150 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Acupuncture www.soulpoten/alacu.com Caliber Home Loans 10901 W. 120th Ave Suite 300 Broomﬁeld, CO 80021 Mortgage - Lending www.loansfromjason.com European Wax Center - Castle Rock 1341 New Beale Street, Unit 110 Castle Rock, CO 80108 Spa www.waxcenter.com TPM Staﬃng Services 136 S Wilcox St Castle Rock, CO 80104 Employment Agencies www.tpmstaﬃng.com Venue at the Promenade 6200 Castlegate Drive West Castle Rock, CO 80108 Apartments www.venueaIhepromenade.com 18
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Time & Togetherness, Seven Stones Community Blood Drive @ Seven Stones ChaWield May 6 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Cinco De Mayo Celebra&on @ Outlets at Castle Rock May 6 @ 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM
Fitness Fridays @ Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park Jun 2,9,16 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Subaru ERock Sunrise-Sunset Mountain Bike Race @ Douglas County Fairgrounds and Events Center Jun 3 @ 7:30 AM
2nd Annual Victoria’s Tea Fundraiser for Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum @ The Gathering Place at Christ's Episcopal Church
RACECO Race the Mac @ Philip S. Miller Park Trails Jun 14 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s Free Monthly Presenta&on Program @ Philip S. Miller Library May 11 @ 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
8th Annual Free Trolley Tour @ Castle Rock Museum May 20 all-day Veterans March on America @ 105 Brewery (meet up) May 20 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Ducky Derby @ Douglas County Parking lot at Third St. and Elbert St. Jun 3 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Starlight Movie @ Fes&val Park Jun 3 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tri the Rock Youth Triathlon @ Bu(erﬁeld Crossing Park and Pool May 21 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show Street Party & Concert @ Fes&val Park Jun 16 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 9th Annual Castle Rock Cruise In DTown Car Show @ Downtown Castle Rock Jun 17 all-day
14th Annual Castle Rock WineFest
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Na&onal Senior Health and Fitness Day @ The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park May 31 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM RACECO Race the Mac @ Philip S. Miller Park Trails May 31 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
REAL Morning Zumba in the Park @ Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park Jun 10 @ 9:30 AM – 11 AM CASTLE ROCK CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT PERRY PARK COUNTRY CLUB @ 9:30 AM Jun 12
May 6 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Douglas County Fair Founda&on Cowboy Ball @ Douglas County Events Center
REAL Climb4Change @ Challenge Hill at Philip S. Miller Park May 13 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RACECO Race the Mac @ Philip S. Miller Park Trails Jun 7 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
30th Annual Subaru Elephant Rock Ride @ Douglas County Fairgrounds & Events Center Jun 4 all-day
July 15 @ 2 PM – 8 PM 3952 Bu(erﬁeld Crossing Dr CastleRockWineFest.com
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Check out the Chamber’s Home page for up to date, relevant business /ps and techniques Major overhauls of a business take me, buy-in, and frankly, they can be a li-le frightening. Not so of these mini tweaks. These seven things can help you move the meter in your business in less me than it takes to wolf down a sandwich and check your voice mails.
7 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Business Over Your Lunch Hour Find Out What They Like Your customers are more valuable to your business than from just a revenue perspec/ve. Knowing what they respond to can help you shape services and products, create more meaningful content, and engage them more on social media. So, don’t be afraid to ask them what they like. Create a short survey and email it to them or “hang” it on your website if you get a lot of traﬃc. The key here is short but there are a few other things to keep in mind.
Ask for Reviews Depending on the type of business you have, spend a few minutes reaching out to sa/sﬁed customers for reviews, referrals, or tes/monials. It may feel awkward at ﬁrst but these types of social proof go a long way for poten/al customers. Think of it as giving people an opportunity (and a gentle reminder) to share something with their tribe that will be of value to them. Doesn’t everyone need a good plumber or hairstylist? Of course they do. Now give your customers a way to help their tribe. In your communica/on to them explain why reviews are so important to the success of your business. If you’re asking for reviews, make it easy for them to respond by inser/ng URLs to the review site in your email request. If you are asking for tes/monials, post them to your site when you get them. If referrals were what you were aPer, give them an incen/ve to do so or surprise them with a discount later.
Reach Out to a Complementary Business for a Special Program Another way to get more interest in your business is to oﬀer something your compe/tors aren’t. A simple way to do that is to partner with a complementary business for a special oﬀering. For instance, if you’re a health food store you could partner with a local caterer to host a “healthy meals in minutes” program in your store. This could aIract new business for both of you.
Rework Your Social Media Cover Images With the help of easy to use templates on Canva, you can now redesign your cover image on your social media proﬁles during your lunch hour. Keeping them fresh will help aIract more eyes and give consistent visitors something new to look at.
Go Live on Facebook If you have your phone with you, you can go Live on Facebook during your lunch hour. Not sure what to talk about? Think about a ques/on you’re oPen asked at your business and answer it. Encourage people to ask ques/ons of you as well. You can broadcast for up to 90 minutes but keeping it between 15-20 minutes is probably suﬃcient. You’ll get more views if you remain live for at least 15 minutes. Then save the video and post it to your site.
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Figure Out Your Most Popular Posts Look at the data and ﬁgure out what hit home with your audience then do more of it. If you no/ce image quotes make up most of your engagement on TwiIer, keep that in mind when crea/ng content.
Share the Love Go through your customer ﬁles and pull out your most loyal. Now make sure you follow them on social media and share their content, where appropriate. Add in ﬂaIering comments like “Good advice” and “Love this perspec/ve.” This will make them feel good and people will be more likely to click on the links and share if they know why you like it.
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Small business owners are busy people and because of that, oDen digital marke&ng falls to the wayside. But you don’t need much &me to make a li(le progress every day. Make a list of things you can do that only take a few minutes. Then when you have a moment before a mee&ng or while you’re ea&ng lunch, you can make the most of your most valuable resource – your &me. Chrisna R. Green teaches small businesses, chambers, and associaons how to connect through content. Her arcles have appeared in the Midwest Society of Associaon Execuves’ Magazine, NTEN.org, AssociaonTech, and Socialﬁsh. She is a regular blogger at Frankjkenny.com and the Event Manager Blog.
14th Annual Castle Rock WineFest Jul 15 @ 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM New Loca&on: Bu(erﬁeld Park 3952 BuIerﬁeld Crossing Dr Castle Rock, CO 80109
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Business Trainings At a Glance Biz Builder Lunch n Learn Create a Comprehensive and Current Marke&ng Plan Thursday May 4, 2017
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Third Tech Tuesday Seven Reasons to Blog Tuesday May 16, 2017
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 11:30 AM—1:00 PM Locaon: The Fowl Line Alicia@CastleRock.org
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:30 AM—9:00 AM Locaon: Village Inn John@CastleRock.org
Biz Builder Lunch n Learn Defend Your Business Against an Ac&ve Shooter and other Threats Thursday Jun 8, 2017
1st & 3rd Wednesdays 11:30 AM—1:00 PM Locaon: Castle Cafe Sue@CastleRock.org
1st & 3rd Wednesday 1:30 PM—3:00 PM Locaon: Castle Rock Chamber Sue@CastleRock.org
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Third Tech Tuesday - Three Ways to Use LinkedIn for Lead Genera&on Tuesday Jun 20, 2017 Biz Builder Lunch n Learn What's Up With the Cloud and Is There More to my iPhone? Thursday Jul 13, 2017 Third Tech Tuesday Hootsuite to Manage Social Media Tuesday Jul 18, 2017
Third Tech Tuesday Seven Reasons to Blog May 16, 2017 Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM See adversement on pg. 6
Biz Builder Lunch n Learn Taxes Under Trump Wednesday Aug 2, 2017
Third Tech Tuesday - Three Ways to Use LinkedIn for Lead Genera&on June 20, 2017 Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM MDT See adversement on pg. 6 These classes are taught by Dr. Michelle Post of The Post Ins/tute
Third Tech Tuesday - How to Create Your First Facebook Ad Tuesday Aug 15, 2017 Biz Builder Lunch & Learn: The New Reali&es of Selling Thursday Sep 14, 2017 Third Tech Tuesday Fees/Admission: • Free, Networking level & above • $10 for Comm. Connecon • $25 for Future Members Biz Builder Fees/Admission: • Members are free • $25.00 for Future Members
Building Community Leadership The Leadership Douglas County (LDC) program is the best way to learn how things work in Douglas County.
Program Goals of LDC: • Engage, support, and mobilize leaders to make a posive diﬀerence in their community • Expand each parcipant’s scope of awareness regarding crical issues, systems and opportunies within Douglas County • Increase the leadership eﬀecveness of each parcipant Law enforcement panel included representa/ves from Douglas County Sheriﬀ's Oﬃce, Town of Castle Rock, Lone Tree and Parker
The Leadership Douglas County program is designed to bring diverse people together to enhance their experiences, perspec/ves and take their personal and professional leadership journey to the next level. The communi/es within the county serve as the classroom. Par/cipants learn through various channels, including presenta/ons given by prominent speakers within the private and private sectors, in-depth dialog and teambuilding; as well as tours, experien/al learning and other interac/ve experiences. Leadership skills are emphasized in all learning ac/vi/es and a signiﬁcant class project is a key component of the program. The program begins with a kick-oﬀ retreat in September and monthly classes are held on the ﬁrst Wednesday of each month, October 2017 through June 2018. Over 300 par/cipants have graduated from Leadership Douglas County since 1999. Alumni of Leadership Douglas County have gone on to hold leadership posi/ons with nonproﬁt and on boards, as volunteers in organiza/ons and serve in elected posi/ons with government at the county, state and na/onal level. "Strong community leaders create strong communi/es. LDC is dedicated to crea/ng a strong community by providing a program for leaders in all ﬁelds—whether that is the business, government or nonproﬁt sector,” said Carrie Buchan, Director of Leadership Douglas County. "Our community's greatest asset is its people, and the impact of great leadership on an organiza/on’s eﬀec/veness is unmistakable.” LDC is currently accep/ng applica/ons for par/cipa/on in its 2017-2018 year with a ﬁrm deadline of June 20. Anyone who lives and or works in Douglas County is encouraged to apply early. Space is limited. The applica/on is available online at hIp://leadershipdouglascounty.org. For more informa/on or ques/ons, contact email@example.com or call 720.440.3726.
• Oﬀer an experience that is interacve, promotes dialogue, team-building and trust • Create connecons with inﬂuenal community leaders who are shaping our region’s future
Established by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in 1999, Leadership Douglas County is a nonproﬁt, nonpar/san, program designed to broaden par/cipant knowledge of the community while enhancing leadership skills, to increase the strength and eﬀec/veness of our community leaders.
LDC gratefully acknowledges these major sponsors: Patron Sponsors—BreakThroughs, Inc., Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, City of Lone Tree, Town of Parker. Leadership Sponsor – Douglas County Government. Program Sponsors—Charles Schwab & Co., Douglas County Libraries, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority, Town of Castle Rock. Our thanks to the many other organizaons and individuals who help to make each monthly session possible. 22
Bruce L. Fosdick, CPA, PC Recognized as Business of the Month The Castle Rock Chamber proudly honors Bruce L. Fosdick, CPA, PC as our March Business of the Month recipient. They have been members of the Castle Rock Chamber for more than fourteen years. Bruce L. Fosdick, CPA, PC is a small Cer/ﬁed Public Accoun/ng Firm, located in Castle Rock, Colorado. We have been in business since October 1987 - celebra/ng thirty years in service as of this year. Bruce is the President of the ﬁrm and is a Cer/ﬁed Public Accountant and holds his Masters degree in Business Administra/on (MBA). They are proud to be selected as Castle Rock Chamber Business of the Month for March 2017. Their goal is to provide accoun/ng services (Tax Prepara/on, Accoun/ng, Bookkeeping Services, Audit and Financial Statement Prepara/on, and Tax Resolu/on Services). They are open year round to service clients along the front range of Colorado. In addi/onal, they provide business management and consul/ng services. Congratula&ons for being recognized as an outstanding member business.
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Our Vision Igni/ng Passion for Business Success and Community Prosperity
Our Mission Support and promote member businesses • Be a “voice” for business to government • Foster a livable community with posi/ve growth •
Upcoming Events— Elephant Rock June 4, 2017 The Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Fes/val is the unoﬃcial start to the Colorado cycling season and is held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Be sure to stop by the Chamber’s Beer Booth for a cold one! Chamber Golf Tournament June 12, 2017 Perry Park Country Club, 9:30 AM Shotgun Start. Register at CastleRock.org
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Castle Rock WineFest—July 15, 2017 More than 180 varie/es of Colorado wine will be showcased by Colorado’s superb winemakers who are rebuilding a tradi/on of excellence. New Loca/on: BuIerﬁeld Park in the Meadows. www.CastleRockWineFest.com Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Parade—July 29, 2017 The parade exempliﬁes old-fashioned, hometown charm with approximately 85 entries consis/ng of 4-H projects, marching bands, stagecoaches, horses, rodeo queens and dance troupes from all over Colorado.
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