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Initiative begins the journey on the road to success. The business world is constantly changing, Let CREG help you expect the unexpected.

Castle Rock Economic Gardeners can help prepare you for the future.


YEA! Young Entrepreneurs' Academy

Business Consultations

Chamber’s Business Boot Camp

Monthly Business Trainings

Webster University Masters Program

Ask CREG Blog

Castle Rock Economic Gardeners (CREG) is helping Douglas County businesses flourish in today’s marketplace. Whether you’re jus t sta rting out and need help turning an i dea into reali ty, or you’ve been es tablished for yea rs and want to ta ke your business to the next level , we can show you how to gain the knowledge, di rection, a nd connections you need to cul ti va te a successful business. The concept of economi c ga rdening fos ters entrepreneurial a cti vi ty by providing the essential i nforma tion, infras tructure, and resources requi red for successful business development and growth. Provide your business with this issue the nourishment i t needs to grow by pa rti cipa ting in one of Economic Update P.2 the many servi ces the Chamber has to offer through i ts

Business of The Month-Rockyard P.4 Member Orientation P.7 Register for Healthy Living Expo P.12 Upcoming Events P.23

Economi c Ga rdening pro gram. Read more page 8

or check out their website at

Economic Update Analysis of Colorado’s Job & Economy (October 2012)

2012-2013 Board of Directors E XE CUTIV E C OMMITTEE C HAIRMAN OF TH E BOARD Aaron Barrick, Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile ,PC

Gary Horvath Colorado Economy/ Researche r — Labor Market Information Group

On average, the U.S. has added about 146,000 jobs per month so far this year and Colorado is on track to add 35,000 to 40,000 workers barring major revisions by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) or an unforeseen major disruption. In mid-October the Conference Board released its economic update. It is optimistic about the remainder of 2012, but shows a marked slowdown in the first half of 2013. Improvement is on tap for the second half of next year. Is Colorado Outperforming the U.S. Economy in the Recovery?

In terms of total employment, the answer is YES. Colorado has recovered 60.0% of jobs lost from its peak and the U.S. has recovered 46.1%. In terms of private sector employment, the answer is NO. Colorado has recovered 51.6% and the U.S. has recovered 53.3% of jobs lost from the 2008 peak. Government employment is the difference maker. Nationally, total government employment has declined since the recession, although it has added jobs the past two months. Meanwhile Colorado government employment did not experience a downturn and is in fact trending upward. The increase in government employment is a reflection of an improved economy, i.e. revenue streams from property taxes, income taxes, and retail taxes have gotten stronger. While it is great to hear about a stronger economy, government and education are not directly responsible for the creation of other jobs. Between 2000 and 2011 annualized Real GDP growth was 1.6%. By comparison, 2012 was above average and 2013 is projected to be average. In that economic environment, the U.S. and Colorado added jobs. The unemployment rate has remained around 8.0% for most of the year. Unfortunately, it seems the focus is often on the unemployment rate rather than the 218,000 unemployed Coloradans. There are bright spots in the Colorado economy:

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

TREA SURER Wendy Nelson, B2B CFO

TREA SURER- ELE CT Nino DiMatteo, FirstBank - Douglas County

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

DIRECTORS Rand Clark, Random Productions John Cona, ACME Brick David Farnan, Farnan Douglas County Libraries Todd Folkenberg, Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus B rooke Fox, Colorado Agricultura l Leadersh ip Found ation Lisa Frizell, Douglas County Assessors B rock Goodwin, Mutual of Omaha Nadine Kirk, RE/MAX Alliance Elyse McNulty, McNulty Kaiser Permanente Dr. Karl Sterner, Sterner Webster University Mike Tafoya, Estrada Strategies Jaye Thompson, Colorado Community Bank

EX-OFFICIO Pam Ridler, CCE, President/CEO, Castle Rock Chamber Mayor Paul Donahue, Town of Castle Rock Frank Gray, President/CEO, Castle Rock EDC Sally Misare, Town Clerk

C HAMBER STAFF Pam Ridler, CCE, President/CEO Melissa Moroni, Vice President of Programs

•There is a group of solid growth industries that employ about 42% of the workers. These industries have added about 26,500 jobs. Growth of these industries has been slightly slower than anticipated because of the wildfires and the slowing global economy. •The group of limited industries that employ about 26% of workers has added about 9,900 workers. The performance of these industries is right on forecast. •The group of volatile industries employs about 32% of all workers. They have performed slightly better than anticipated, adding about 2,500 jobs. Improvements in construction and finance have driven the growth in these areas. Article continues on next page.

Joanne Taylor, VP of Membership & Community Development Tammy C ratty, Office Administrator Melissa Mares, Communications Specialist Wendy Krzeczowski, Event Manager Susan O’Malley, Membership Account Executive Susan Beams, Beams Membership Account Executive


Economic Update Barring major unforeseen events or adjustments to the data by the BLS, Colorado is on track to add 35,000 to 40,000 jobs next year. The following two slides support this “optimistic� projection. About CBER CBER - Colorado-based Business and Economic Research For more than two decades CBER associates have conducted high-profile business, economic, and market research in Colorado to study the industries and clusters that drive the state economy. As well they have directed two statewide analyses, including reviews of all 64 county economies. Research has included economic analysis, forecasting, development of indices to track economic performance, market research, and strategic analysis. Business leaders, policy makers, and economic developers have used CBER research to make decisions that have benefitted the state of Colorado.

View their website at: 3

Business of the Month-Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Company The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its October recipient for Business of the Month — Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Company. They have been proud members of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce for more than 13 years. You’re probably expecting a little story about how long Rockyard has been open in Castle Rock, how great we are and why you should come eat and drink here. Two reasons you should come here are our great food and award-

Pam Ridler, Chamber President, proudly presents the Business of the Month Award to Jeff Drabing and Rockyard staff as the Chamber Ambassadors and staff show their support.

winning beer. That’s a small part of the story. A better reason is what we are doing to give back to the community. Beginning on July 1, 2012, Rockyard was proud to begin our yearlong support mission for the Women’s Crisis and Family Outreach Center. W e do this by donating $1 from every pizza we sell. Pizza was new for us and we decided to do other new things too – like give some money away to a worthy cause. We chose WCFOC because they help local folks in a time of crisis. Everyone needs a little h elp now and then. Local folks are the foundation of our business. We can’t operate without them buying our beer at retail locations, being our guests for lunch or dinner, as well as being our employees. Why wouldn’t we help tak e care of them? We h aven’t made a big deal out of this donation yet. You might ask why. It’s because we had no idea how big a d eal this might be. Or maybe you wouldn’t like our pizza and we wouldn’t sell enough to make a dec ent donation to WCFOC. Well, let me tell you, as of the end of September, our guests have enabl ed us to donate $1870 – averaging ov er $600 per month! WCFOC is certainly happy with the donation size. And our pizza guys are making so many pizzas that they have a full time job and can eat something besides pizza. So come on down and give our pizza a try. You’ll be glad you did. And so will WCFOC. Check out the WCFOC at to learn more about them. Rockyard would like to thank to the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce for the Business of the Month recognition! It’s a great honor. Now do the good Chamber-member thing, come on down to Rockyard, get a pizza and help out your neighbors! P.S. If you have a local non-profit charitable organization that you think we should help next year, we are happy to accept their application to become the next beneficiary of this program. Email a l etter det ailing why your organization should be the next recipient of our community’s generosity via

Mission, Vision & Values Our 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

Congratulations to Rockyard for being recognized as an outstanding and invested member business. The Castle Rock Chamber greatly appreciates their continuous support!

Our Vision Igniting passion for busine ss success and community pr osperity .

Our Values

Your Chamber works to...

Accountability-to provide transparent and responsive leadership; acting as good stewards of funds, time and resources Innovation-to inspire new ideas, solutions and opportunities Integrity-to do things right and always do the right thing Respect-to earn trust and to hold others in high esteem Team Work-to motivate and empower one another to do great things Relationships-to build enduring connections and partnerships founded upon honesty, gratitude and commitment Diversity-to honor and value varied ideas, beliefs and practices

-Strengthen our local economy -Promote the community -Take political action -Create business relationships -Represent business with government

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save our local economy. Please join us in supporting the movement to strengthen independent, locally owned businesses. For information, visit or read more on page 9. 4

November Calendar of Chamber Events Thursday 1st Castle Rock Stars Monthly Meeting (Chamber) @ 8:00 am Douglas County Gives Committee (Chamber) @ 11:00 am Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Friday 2 nd Castle Rock Economic Partners (EDC) @ 8:00 am PRESIDENT’S LEVEL Castle Rock Bank Colorado Community Media Sky Ridge Medical Center

Sunday 4t h Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class YEA! (Chamber) @ 2:00 pm Monday 5th Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class YEA! (Castle View) @ 5:00 pm Tuesday 6th Membership Orientation (Chamber) @ 7:45 am Wednesday 7th Leadership Douglas County (Castle Rock Adventist & Windcrest) @ 8:00 am Leads Referral (Mesquite Mexican Grill) @ 11:30 am Starlighting Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 1:15 pm Thursday 8th Business Over Breakfast (Wells Fargo) @ 7:30 am Ribbon Cutting (Metzler Memory Care) @ 4:00 pm Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Saturday 10th Leadership Douglas County Retreat (BRC Community Management) @ 9:00 am Monday 12th Women of Influence Committee (Chamber) @ 2:30 pm Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class YEA! (Castle View) @ 5:00 pm Tuesday 13th Government Issues Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 7:30 am The Breakfast Club Leads (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am Business Training “Get Your Back Up Off the Wall” @ (Chamber) @ 11:00 am Leads Plus (The Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Healthy Living Expo Committee Meeting (Chamber) @ 3:00 pm Business Boot Camp (Chamber) @ 5:00 pm Wednesday 14th Ambassadors Exec Meeting (Chamber) @ 10:30 am Ambassadors Meeting (Chamber) @ 12:00 pm Business After Hours (Medved) @ 5:00 pm Thursday 15th Board of Directors Meeting (Chamber) @ 11:30 am Castle Rock Stars Monthly Lunch (TBD) @ 11:30 am DC. Community Foundation Board Mtg (Chamber) 3:30 pm Ribbon Cutting (Plum Creek Investments) @ 4:00 pm Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm Friday 16t h Castle Rock Economic Partners (EDC) @ 8:00 am Saturday 17th Castle Rock Starlighting (Downtown) @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm Monday 19th Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class YEA! (Castle View) @ 5:00 pm Tuesday 20th Leadership Douglas County Steering Meeting (Chamber) 7:30 am Wednesday 21st Community Leadership (Chamber) @ 11:30 am Leads Referral (Mesquite Mexican Grill) @ 11:30 am

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 Webster University 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 One Clear Choice Garage Doors Plumbline Services Inc. Random Productions

Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd Chamber Offices Closed, Happy Thanksgiving Monday 26th CR Economic Gardening Mtg (Chamber) @ 11:30 am Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class YEA! (Castle View) @ 5:00 pm Tuesday 27th The Breakfast Club Leads (Village Inn) @ 7:30 am Leads Plus (The Fowl Line) @ 11:30 am Wednesday 28th Free Business Consultation (Chamber) Business of the Month (Outlets at Castle Rock) @ 9:00 am Thursday 29th Ribbon Cutting (Castle Rock Funeral and Cremation) @ 4:00 pm Webster University MBA Class (Chamber) @ 5:30 pm 5

Business Trainings Get Your Back Up Off the Wall, Network, Come On! Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11 am to 1 pm Castle Rock Chamber 420 Jerry Street Presentation Highlights: Love them or hate them, we all should be taking advantage of networking events. And of all us can be smarter and more strategic in how we make use of them!

Brock Goodwin Mutual of Omaha

No Business Trainings are scheduled for December. Enjoy your holidays.

Please join us for an informal discussion about getting the mos t out of a networking event. You will undoubtedly pick up some ideas you'll want to try that will make your next experience more productive, less stressful, and maybe even fun! The facilitators will organize the discussion around: •Preparing for the event •Working the event •Following up after the event

Brian Leugs Business Communications Support

Save the Date: January 15, 2013

Imagine walking into your next After Hours business mixer (November BAH is following day-Nov. 14th!) with confidence and a spring in your step-and walking out two hours later having created some new business connections and opportunities! FREE to Members; $20 for Non Members RSVP to or call 303-688-4597.

Topic: Linked In

Wendy Nelson B2B CFO

Have you used “Ask CREG” yet? What are you waiting for? We are here to help! “Ask CREG” is an online panel of local community business experts who are committed to empowering and equipping business owners to grow and succeed. We believe that through local collaboration and business enrichment we will positively impact the local economy. Running a successful business takes more than luck. Learn how CREG can help your new or existing business succeed. “Ask CREG” today, it’s fast & easy!


Membership Day Appreciated by Our Chamber Members!!! The Chamber is Sweet On You! The Chamber recognizes and appreciates our members in a tradition called Member Appreciation Day whereby the store front businesses receive an item designating them as a Member. The last two years, this item has been a ribbon that is placed on the front door or window of a Chamber Member. In addition, the new Directory and thank you gift is given to the Chamber Member as well. On Friday, October 19th, more than 20 Ambassadors and Chamber staff members covered the Castle Rock area and distributed almost three hundred 2013 Chamber Directories and thank you gifts. Our theme this year was: The Chamber is Sweet On You! which was on the tee’s everyone was wearing. Many Chamber members were anxiously awaiting the Ambassadors and Chamber staff to come in and give a special thank Airship Printi ng you in person! We are excited to have the opportunity each year to let our members know how important they are to us. And, we could not carry out this special day without our Member Appreciation Day sponsor, Wells Fargo Ellenberger Au ction and E states Bank! Special Member Appreciation Event for Home-Based Businesses—In conjunction with the “traditional” Membership Appreciation Day, the Chamber had a separate event on Thursday, October 18th. All Essen ce Healt h and Fitn ess home-based businesses were invited to come to the Chamber, pick up their directory and enjoy a piece of pie sponsored by Village Inn! We had several members come in and mingle with Ambassadors and Chamber staff over pie. The Chamber appreciates all our Members whether there is a store front or not! Thank you to all our members for your continuous support through your membership investments.

Come to our next New Member Orientation, November 6, 2012 Are you a new member, an e xisting member, haven’t seen the ne w Visitors Ce nter or met the Chamber staff? If the answe r is yes, then mark your calendar for Tues day, November 6, 2012 to a ttend a Member Orientation! Plan to arrive about 7:45am at the Chambe r to sign in and network as the orientation begins a t 8:00am and comple ted about 9:30am. Enjoy a cozy setting and a continental breakfast while you meet othe r members and s taff as well as hear a short presentation from each staff mem ber! Email Joanne (joanne@castle or call 303-688-4597 to register now as seating is limited! Bring your business cards—there will be a drawing!

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! You may offer savings or items of value that represent your business and take advantage of those offers from fellow members. This is part of the Chamber’s ongoing efforts to help our members save. By participating in this program, you are furthering the economic development and growth in our community. View all the member to member discounts at in the Members Only section or contact Joanne Taylor at 303-688-4597 or email her at to participate.


Are You Representing?

Proud Member of the Cas tle Rock Chamber of Commerce

We recentl y did some Fall cleaning and noti ced we have a shortage of business ca rds and brochures a vailable on display in our Visitors Center. Please stop by our offices to replenish your suppl y and/or update brochures and materials. We have several weekly visitors whom we offer your ma terials to. Ma ke sure you are being represented!

Chamber’s Business Boot Camp Now Recruiting for 2013 Session Business Boot Camp Will Take Your Business to the Next Level. If you have the desire to succeed and grow your business, Register today and make 2013 your most successful year! Business Boot Camp program is for business owners who need to revisit their business plans and marketing strategies, explore capital acquisition options, and develop a dedicated work team. This is an extensive business strat egy and development program to sust ain business growth. Classes are provided over the course of seven sessions during which time you will also benefit from access to leader mentors and peer support. Classes start Tuesday, November 13, 2012. TOPICS: ⇒ Creating a leadership culture ⇒ Developing a sales & marketing strategy ⇒ Understanding financial reports ⇒ Creating a financial dashboard ⇒ Information technology & social media ⇒ Building a winning employee team

Only 1 week to Register & Reinvent your business for 2013

How Does Your Business Thrive? Through the partnership of the Chamber, Town of Castle Rock, 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:

Session Details: Seven mo nthly sessions Time: 5pm to 8pm 2nd Tuesday of each mont h Start: November 13, 2012 Tuition $450 (may be deductible)

Go to to register today, space is limited. 8 9

Chamber Members Celebrating Anniversaries Thank You for your continuous commitment and dedication to your chamber. We celebrate your business success!


Ambassador of the Month Brock Goodwin

Number of Years

Air Academy Federal Credit Union

23 Years

Columbine Kitchen & Bath

23 Years

Pegasus Restaurant

23 Years

Perry Street Pediatrics

23 Years

Better Business Bureau

18 Years

Park Land Company

18 Years

UPS Store, The

13 Years

Wildlife Experience, The

10 Years


8 Years

Servpro of Castle Rock/Parker

8 Years

Premier Pilates & Wellness

8 Years


6 Years

Gubbels Law Off ice, P.C.

5 Years

H&M Transmission & Automotive, LLC

5 Years

Video Conference Systems Integrators Inc

5 Years

Castle Pines Electric

4 Years

WJ Bradley Mortgage Capital Corp

3 Years

Castle Rock Professional Firef ighters Local 4116 3 Years Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation

3 Years

New England Financial - Patrick Brannan

3 Years

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

2 Years

Allstate Insurance - Mary MacDonald

2 Years

Carpet Connection

1 Year

Children's Hair Studio

1 Year

Estate Sale, The

1 Year

Castle Rock Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1 Year

Essence Health & Fitness

1 Year

UPS Store - Front Street, The

1 Year

Denver Mortgage Company

1 Year

Brock Goodwin, along with his wife Lisa and their two children Gabrielle and Blake, have been residents of Castle Rock since 2000. Brock has been involved in the Chamber’s Ambassador program since 2002. He has been elected twice as Chair of the Ambassadors, served as an Advisory Member to the Ambassadors, and was voted Ambassador of the Year in 2005. Brock has also served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors since 2007 and currently chairs a sales lead/referral group. Ask Brock Goodwin the secret to his success and he will immediately single out the networking and business development opportunities that come with Chamber membership and Chamber involvement. As a Financial Advisor with Mutual of Omaha specializing in working with small businesses on their insurance and retirement planning, Brock also provides discounts for Chamber members on disability insurance, long term care insurance, and some life insurance products. Brock enjoys being connected to the community through his activities in the Chamber and is honored to be recognized as this month’s Chamber Ambassador of the Month. When it comes to relationship building, both personal and professional, Brock will enthusiastically state “the Chamber has opened up doors and opportunities that might not otherwise have existed were it not for my involvement in the Ambassador’s program”. Brock states that being an Ambassador “is an honor and a privilege that allows me to connect to the Castle Rock community” Congratulations Brock, thank you for your exceptional service to the Chamber! 10

Saturday, November 17, 2012 Location: Wilcox Square, Downtown Castle Rock Activities 2 pm—7 pm Skating under the STAR! Rink at the Rock— Carriage & Trolley Rides from 3 different locations Santa & Santa’s Workshop (DC Wilcox Building) Entertainment & Performances, Puppet Shows (Library) Carolers’, Festival of Trees and much more… Starlighting Ceremony begins at 5 pm (DC Wilcox Building) Star Lighting and 30 minute fireworks show at 5:30 pm Chili Dinner at the CR Fire Department from 2-7pm

Visit: to download the walking guide and more information. Thank You to all of our Sponsors, Your Generous Support helps make this community favorite event possible. 11

Douglas County Events Center Saturday, February 9, 2013 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Attendance is free to the public

Register Now, Early Bird Rate Expires November 30, 2012 Join more than 100 exhibitors for The Healthy Living Expo! Colorado's largest Expo focused on Living, Working and Playing in Colorado! The Healthy Living Expo offers interactive educational exhibits, demonstrations and presentations. The Healthy Living Expo is a perfect venue for business like: •Chiropractic


•Medical Doctors

•Holistic Practitioners



•Senior Care

•Injury Prevention



•Physical Fitness

•Outdoor activities



•Sustainable Living Solutions....and so on, and so on Be where the Customers are... Yes, I want to introduce my business to NEW consumers Yes, I want to meet more consumers in ONE day than any other advertising medium. Yes, I want to use my marketing dollars in the most efficient and effective method. Booths start as low as $175.00. Register Early for prime locations & discounted rates.

Register Today! www.ColoradoHealthyLivingExpo.Com 12

Upcoming Networking Events

Business After Hours

Wednesday, November 14 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 1404 S. Wilcox Street

Business After Hours November 14

MedVed Autoplex a t Cas tle Rock

December 5

The Greater Cas tle Rock Art Guild

One pass for Networking level, Free to Ascent level and above. $10 for Community Connection. GUESTS MUST HAVE ADMITTANCE PASS.

Business Over Breakfast Nov. 8

Wells Fargo Bank 445 S. Perry Street Dec. 13 Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus 2350 Meadows Lane Free to Networking level members and above levels $10 for Community Connection $20 for non members Have a Guest? Call 303-688-4597 or contact for passes. BOB’s are 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Thank You to For Rent By Owner for Sponsoring October’s Business After Hours at Stumpy’s Pizza!

Thank You to JM Kitchen and Bath for Sponsoring October’s Business Over Breakfast! 13

Castle Rock Stars Young Professionals Group Now Recruiting The Young Professionals group, Castle Rock Sta rs , a re currentl y a ccepti ng appli ca tions and growing thei r network of young professionals who support each other and provide a voi ce in the community, wi th an emphasis on social a cti vi ties and community invol vement. The Cas tle Rock Sta rs is intended for young professionals aged 21 - 40, who li ve or work in the Cas tle Rock communi ty. Cas tle Rock Sta rs offers grea t networking opportunities to help build your business pra cti ce, gain lasting friendships , and ha ve fun a t the same time! If you a re interes ted in lea rning more conta ct Na talia by email a t Na tal ya 85@li or visi t Cas tle Rock Sta rs website:http://www.cas tlerock-s ta rs .org/

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 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 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

YEA! s tudents went on their fi rst fieldtrip to Speed Ra cewa y recentl y. We had a GREAT visit wi th Jon Ta ylor of Speed Ra cewa y- he sha red valuable i nsight and entrepreneurial knowledge wi th the class and was a grea t hos t as well! The class reall y enjoyed ending the lea rning segment wi th a ra ce around the tra ck!! View more details on this exci ting new progra m offered by the Chamber a t

Contact Melissa Moroni at 303-688-4597 or email for an application. 14

Welcome New Members Benefits and Incentive Group Tabra Mumm (303 ) 645-4705 1777 S. Harrison St. Suite 700 Denver, CO 80210 Employee Benefits

Herring Bank Cheryl Brown (720) 413-9315 3110 North Nevad a Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80907 Mortgages

Rays Collision & Towing Matthew Whetten (720) 851-5153 185 Caprice Ct. Suite 3 Castle Rock, CO 80109 Autobody Repair, Towing - Automotive

Blue Sky Satellite Deborah Sundb ye (720) 529-6 581 1326 S. Sierra D r. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Television - Cable & Satellite

Kids' Nite Out Across America Robyn Carnes (303) 895-9973 2356 E Mineral A ve Centennial, CO 80122 Organizations - Youth

Re/Max Alliance - Amy Musteen Amy Musteen (720) 951-43 50 719 Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Real Estate - Residential

Coldwell Banker - Amy L ee Hoffmann Amy Hoffmann (303 ) 875-7740 9088 Ridgeline Blvd Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Real Estate - Residential

Red Hawk Remodeling Roger Gray (303 ) 261-5055 Remodeling Rosales House Cleaning Victor Rosales (720) 229-6852 Cleaning - Commercial/Residential

Cornerstone Health Clinic Broderick Sheard (720) 382-0723 757 Maleta L ane Suite 102 Castle Rock, CO 80108-7612 Chiropractors Emporium, The Greg Boman (303) 660-5884 200 Perry Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 Retail Front Line Flatwork, I nc. TJ Feth (303) 918-1106 Contracto rs - Concrete

Caterer of the Month

Flyin g Horse Cater ing www.Flying Horse Catering.c om 303.688-4321

Steiner Chiropractic Christopher Steiner D.C. (303) 660-2668 5646 Allen Way Suite 126 Castle Rock, CO 80108 Chiropractors Metzler Memory Care William Boles (720) 708-4475 864 Barranca Dr. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Assisted Living, Memory Care

Beverage Sponsor

The Pepsi Bott ling Company 3801 Brighton B oulevard Denver 80216

Travel Journeys Joy Ross (303) 663-0238 Castle Rock Travel Agencies

Storage Sponsor

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


Welcome Back a Familiar Face Please help us welcome back a familiar face to the Chamber, Susan Beams. As you may remember, Susan worked for the Chamber back in 2008 as the receptionist. We are grateful to have her back and working in our Visitor’s Center serving as the first point of contact for Chamber visitors and colleagues. In addition to reception, Susan will be assisting the staff with membership sales and sponsorship. Stop by and say ‘hello’ and help welcome her back to the community. Please contact Susan by emailing or simply call the Chamber at 303-688-4597. Welcome Back, Susan! We are happy to have you back!

STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM REDUCE YOUR MEMBERSHIP INVESTMENT COST RECOMMEND JOINING THE CHAMBER ! EARN CHAMBER CREDIT! PARTICIPATE IN OUR STEWARDSHIP PROGARM! 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.

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.

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

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.


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. 16

Ribbon Cuttings-Celebrate Your Success! Let us help you celebrate! Are you opening a new business, expanding at your current location, relocating, or celebrating a milestone anniversary? Let the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce help you share the good news! A Ribbon Cutting ceremony is an important part of your overall marketing and advertising plan and is a great way to kick off a grand opening or relocation of a business. A Chamber representative, along with members of our Ambassadors Committee, will be on hand at your event to offer congratulatory remarks and take a photo for The Business Voice, our monthly newsletter. Certain restrictions apply, Contact Joanne Taylor for more details at 303-688-4597 or email her at

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Town & County News & Events The Rink at the Rock is almost here! The community is buzzing with excitement and looking forward to the grand opening on November 17! As the Rink becomes an integral part of downtown there will be numerous opportunities to communicate with visitors. The Rink will attract a wide range of guests November-February, annually. Castle Rock Downtown Development Authority is pleased to offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities for individuals and businesses to participate in the Rink at the Rock! Let us help you reach a new audience as you support the Rink at the Rock and downtown! View sponsorship opportunities at: Douglas County agencies encourage signing up for emergency notifications - In an effort to take advantage of new technology and to continue to ensure accurate crisis communication with residents, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and all other Douglas County agencies have transitioned to a new mass notification system called CodeRED. Read more at http:// douglas-county-agencies-encourage-signing-upfor-emergency-notifications/ Final negotiations are beginning with the two groups that are poised to provide the Town of Castle Rock with a significant amount of the water that it needs to accomplish its long-term water goals. Town Council voted 6-1 in favor of pursuing a hybrid solution for the Town’s longterm water goals. Town staff will enter negotiations with Stillwater Resources and the WISE partnership, which could result in renewable water being imported into Town within a couple of years. Read more at http:// Window stickers added to Town’s “No Knock” program. The Town of Castle Rock is helping residents take another step to deter unwanted solicitation. Now, residents who register for the Town’s No Knock List will also receive a sticker to post on their doors. Commercial solicitors are prohibited under Town Code from knocking at addresses on the list or where the stickers and/ or other No Solicitation signs are displayed. Residents who are not on the list but would like to be can visit to register using an online form.

Douglas County welcomes Arapahoe/Douglas WORKS! Workforce Center at Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock. Douglas County Commissioners Steven Boand, left, and Jack Hilbert, welcome the Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center to its new home at Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, at a ribboncutting ceremony last month. Library branch manager Leslie Good and Douglas County Libraries trustee Demetria Heath along with many others were present. The Workforce Center will serve job seekers and businesses from its library location weekdays, 9 am to Noon, and 1 to 5 pm. EMPLOYERS NEEDED FOR DCSD CAREER FAIR Plans are underway for the Douglas County School District's (DCSD) inaugural "Career Connect Expo," a district-wide career fair for area 8th graders. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 20 at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock, CO. More than 75 employer participants are needed to staff interactive booths from 7:30am - 2:30pm on the day of the event. Our 4,800 student attendees are excited to learn more about careers in your industry and will come prepared to interact with staff at your booth. More information is found on our event website, here and a PDF version of the registration is also attached. Castle Rock Parks and Recreation earns Gold Medal Award Whether it’s hiking along one of the Town’s beautiful trails, working out at the Town’s Recreation Center, or attending an event at Festival Park, Castle Rock residents find many ways to enjoy all of the Town’s top-notch park and recreation amenities. Now, the nation is taking notice. The Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department this week accepted the National Recreation and Parks Administration’s 2012 Gold Medal Award. “This is a tremendous honor that the entire Town shares,” said Parks and Recreation Director Rob Hanna. “We couldn’t provide the quality programs and amenities that we do without the hard work and dedication, not just of our staff, but also our volunteers and the direction of Town Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission.” CATCO (Clean Air Transit Co. ) is operating again, while not scheduled Buses as before, we are contracted by the County under a Federal Grant to identify low income persons who want to work and to take them in a Taxi, at no cost to them, to a job and home again. We are already serving a few clients. It may be that some Chamber members would like to hire someone, but can't because they have no transportation. CATCO can help - they should call the County's Help Line : 303 660 7519 and ask for the Taxi program. Douglas County Veterans Monument Dedication Ceremony will be on November 11, 2012 at 11:00 am at Veterans Plaza. The public is welcome to attend. Give to those who gave for us! Veterans Plaza is located at 4th & Wilcox St. Starlighting Ceremony Celebration is Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Wilcox Square in Downtown Castle Rock. View entire list of festivities at


Members in the News Douglas County-based Company Offers Scholarship for Douglas County High School Students Interested in Purs uing Physical and Life Science Degrees. For Rent by Owner founder John Rohl of Castle Rock, has announced a new scholarship for Douglas County High School Stude nts who are inte rested in purs uing a college deg ree in Physical and Life scie nces. The $1,000 scholarship is only open to Douglas County High School students. To obtain an application, contact Cinamon Watson, Interim Executive Director, Douglas County Educational Foundation, call 303-387-0033 or email MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS is completing the 3,300 SF service garage that includes two maintenance bays and one wash bay for Xcel Ene rgy’s Satellite Facility in Evergreen. The work also includes a 12’ extension of a n exis ting stee l canopy to provide full coverage for Xcel Energy’s fleet of vehicles. Since the site is an active Xcel Energy facility, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, close coordina tion is crucial to allow Xcel to respond as needed to se rvice needs of their clients. The design professional for this proje ct is Ande rson & Hastings Consultants, Inc. MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS has constructe d many mainte nance facilities for a variety of clie nts over the last 27 years. MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS can be reached at 303-688-9848 or info@mwgolde Studio Fit announces NEW lower pricing! Now, for only $49.95 per m onth, clients can enjoy unlim ited fitness classes! And through November 15th, Chambe r Members and employees can get $5 off per month for the next 3 months of unlimited classes! Details at the Studio or visit for more info and for a schedule and class descriptions. Now's the time to get in shape for the holidays!

Local Printer Honored for Sales Growth Keith Reeves, Columbine Printing, Castle Rock, CO, has been honore d for his company’s sales growth by CPrint® Inte rnational during the bi-a nnual board meeting in Denver, CO. CPrint® awards printe rs who have demons trate d a significant sales growth over the past s ix months. According to T odd Nuckols, CPrint® preside nt, Columbine Printing is among an e lite g roup of companies who a re seeing sales increases in the slow economy. “Columbine Printing is focusing on principles and practices geared to e xceptional customer se rvice,” said Nuckols. “This effort is resulting in increased sales even in a time of an economic slowdown. A company who can achieve growth in these times can only achieve it by be ing the best print provide r for its business custome rs.” Columbine Printing is loca ted at 312 Wilcox Street, Suite 101, Castle Rock, CO 80104. For more information call 303-688-5692, or visit Arapahoe Community College will host Start Now! Nov. 3 a t all three campusesArapahoe Comm unity College will offe r an opportunity for anyone to begin the process of enrolling in Spring 2013 classes with the Sta rt Now! event on Saturday, November 3, from 8 am - Noon at all three ACC campuses (Little ton, Parker and Castle Rock). Start Now! will provide all prospective and curre ntly-applied, but not enrolled, stude nts with the opportunity to complete student orienta tion and testing while receiving assistance with advising, financial aid and registration during this one-day session held concurrently at ACC's Littleton, Parker and Castle Rock Campuses. In order to be eligible to enroll in Spring 2013 classes, all students new to the college e xperience a re re quired to complete assessment testing and attend a New Student Orie ntation Session. Two sessions will be available on Nov. 3 at each of the three campuses (8:30 a nd 10:30 a.m.). Refreshments and s nacks will be available for all attendees. For more information, or to apply for adm ission, please contact the Admiss ion and Re cords Office at or 303-797-6521. Galla ware, Inc. is looking for Beta testers for its newest project, the Galla Bowling Tracker (GBT) - a web and Android application for tracking bowle rs’ scores and sha ring them on social media. The Ga lla Bowling Tracker is a not a video game, but rather a way for bowlers to track the scores for games they and their friends/colleagues bowl a t their loca l bowling locations. The application provides a way of sharing game scores and stats with othe rs through socia l media, email and te xt messages, making tracking bowling scores as social as bowling itself. Gallaware is currently taking re quests from avid bowle rs to test both the web and Android versions of the Galla Bowling T racker. Anyone inte rested in be ing a Be ta teste r nee ds to have their own (applicable) equipment for the version(s) they would like to test (computer laptop/desktop, Android tablet/iPad – PC or Mac, and/or Android phone). Please contact Gallaware at for more informa tion. 19

Member Happenings The Wildlife Experience to honor Dave and Gail Liniger on November 3, 2012. Legendary Colorado philanthropis ts Dave and Gail Liniger will be honored at Expedition 10, a cele bration of the 10th anniversa ry of The W ildlife Expe rience on Saturday, November 3, 2012. For more information on tickets, table information, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Greg Masinton a t 720-488-3386. The Douglas County Events Cente r at the fairgrounds in Castle Rock will be brimming with


treasures on Saturday November 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm for the 20th Annua l Craft Show, benefitting the Cas tle Rock Senior Center and the Doug las-Elbert Task Force Food Bank. More than 80 vendors and a rtisans will be selling a varie ty of items for holiday gift-giving. There will also be a bake sale, book sale, Grandma’s Attic, a Community Corne r with local organizations, and raffles for a quilt and a Kindle Fire. Entry is free to the public and all in attendance will rece ive tickets for door prizes at no charge. Please come che ck out the wonderful bargains in support of the Senior Cente r and Task Force. Sunday, November 4th at 11 am, Yogi goes into hibernation! First, though, Yogi needs to gather up what he will nee d for winter. You can help by bringing him food! Anything Yogi doesn’t eat, he will be giving to the Douglas County Task Force to help families in need.

Office Depot Program! Members save approximately 15% to 25% annually on their office supplies! To receive your Na tional Program Office Depot card, please call Susan O’Malley at 303-688-4597 or email

This year, Yogi would really like canned goods containing lots of protein. You can drop off donations for Yogi’s hibernation at the campground (Exit 174 on I-25 just south of Castle Rock) anytime be tween now and November 4th. You can also join them on November 4th at 11 am to say good night as Yogi goes into his cabin for a long winter’s nap! Stars of Castle Rock, (a community service initiative led by teache rs of Douglas County to raise awareness and funding to ensure that children receive essential arts programs), will hold their first annual Masquerade Gala to be nefit a rt prog rams in the Cas tle Rock public schools on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Cielo in Castle Pines from 6-11pm. Tickets, which are $75 a piece, can be purchased online at Celebrate Hospice a nd Palliative Care Month with Legacy Hos pice on November 15, 2012 from 5 - 7 pm a t 412 Jerry Street. Legacy Hospice provides quality comprehens ive home hospice se rvices to Castle Rock, Parker, Colorado Springs and the surrounding rural comm unities. For m ore information call 303-660-6107. American Family Insurance is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Ce lebrity Cha rity Shoot to Benefit ALS on Saturday, November 17 at Quail Run Sports located a t 6852 Quail Run Circle County Road 27 in Kiowa, CO. Shoot with Pro Players Association Celebrities, Sile nt Auction and After Party to follow. Registra tion: 8am, Safety Course: 9:30am and Shoot begins at

Comcast Business Class is available to Members! Whatever the s ize of your company, it needs to respond quickly to the needs of custome rs, communicate reliably with s uppliers, and find smarter ways to increase employee productivity. Chamber mem bers can save on inte rnet Service and Voice service! For more information, contact Mark Pendergast of Comcast Business Class at 303-720-8090 or email markpendergast@cable.comcas

10am. Lunch to follow. To pre-regis ter and for more information visit or ca ll 720-327-9207. Douglas County Libraries is proud to be a part of the Coats for Colorado program, which

For More Information about these programs visit www.Castle

has provide d coats to individuals and families since 1982. Now through November 30 you can donate your new or gently used coats at any of our branches. Coats for Colorado will distribute your donations to charitable organizations, homeless s helte rs and thousands of Coloradans in need.


Creating Leaders, Leadership Douglas County October’s Class Topic: History and Open Space Steering Committee Planners: Julie Britti, Kerry Scha lders and Michele Duncan, Leadership Douglas County Class of 2012. On October 3rd, the class met in Louviers to learn about the history of Douglas County and als o the a bundance of open space in the county. We think of his tory as being in the past, yet we are all in the process of making his tory; both our own his tory and that of our communities. Grea t communities don’t happe n by chance, overnight, or by themselves, we create them by guiding change. The Leadership Class toured Douglas County in search of some of the 46,000 acres of open space. Of the 46,000 acres, approximately 13,000 acres are owned by the County with more than 50 miles of trails accessible to the public. The sizes of the parce ls of land protected by the ope n space program include the largest, Greenland Ranch (17,000 acres). Douglas County seeks to prote ct open space by accomplis hing a variety of conservation objectives, including the preservation of im portant wildlife habitat and movement corridors, perpetuation of the County’s rural lands cape and agricultural heritage, creation of community buffers, protection of scenic views, historic properties, and archeological resources, and enhancement of recreational and educational opportunities. Douglas County would be happy to accomm odate organized groups who would like an interpretive hike on ope n space property or see a PowerPoint presentation regarding open space. For more information, please call Jackie Sanderson at 303-660-7495.

Leadership Douglas County would like to a cknowledge thei r Pa tron Sponsors : The Ci ty of Lone Tree and Douglas County Government and also their Program Sponsors : Black Hills Energy, BreakThroughs, Inc., Cherokee Ranch and Castle Founda tion, Douglas County Libra ries, Firs tBank of Douglas County, South Metro Fi re and Res cue Authori ty, Town of Castle Rock, Wells Fa rgo Bank, and the Chambers of Commerce of Cas tle Rock, Cas tle Pi nes, Hi ghlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Pa rker.

Thank you all for your generous support!

The topi c for November's Lea dership Class is Heal th Ca re/Senior Li ving. “What a fun way to see parts of Douglas County I have never had a chance to e xperience. I learned s o much a bout Douglas County and his tory I didn’t know!” Ann Spee r, Leade rship Douglas County Class of 2013. Leadership Douglas County is designed to broade n pa rticipant knowledge of the community while enha ncing leaders hip skills, which in turn increases the strength and effectiveness of our new community leade rs. For m ore information on the Leade rship Douglas County program, please call Melissa Moroni at (303) 688-4597 or ema il 21

SUPPORT SANTA’S SHARING The Castle Rock Stars (Young Professionals Group) invites you to decorate for the holidays while helping families & kids in need. Last year we raised enough funds to fulfill the needs of 21 grateful families in Douglas & Elbert counties. Decorate Your Home/Office Great Gifts for: Clients, Employees, Families, Friends and Neighbors Pre-Order now through November 21st Only $12 each OR Two for $20 (Buy 12 get 1 FREE!!) Convenient pick-up November 29th – December 1st At: Castle Pines Florist 213 4th Street Unit A Th-F: 9am-6pm Castle Rock, CO 80104 Sat: 9am-3pm (303) 688-4563 Poinsettia (12-14” Tall)

Payment Information Online Credit Card: Checks: Payable to “Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce”

All proceeds will benefit SANTA’S SHARING of the Douglas Elbert Task Force

For more information please contact the Castle Rock Stars at or the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce at Phone: (303) 688-4597


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 Melissa Mares at 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 Events Castle Rock Starlighting—November 17th The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and Fire Department togethe r have been “illum inating” the famous, giant sta r on top of Castle Rock for 77 years. There are carriage rides, hot chocola te and caroling, while childre n eagerly await Santa Claus’ annua l visit. The Starlighting Ce remony takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November

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

17, on Wilcox Squa re to ushe r in the holiday season. Call 303-688-4597 or visit:

The Healthy Living Expo-February 9, 2013 Join the ranks of some of the Finest Businesses & Associations in Colorado and showcase your products at the Healthy Living Expo! The day begins with the "Freeze Your Buns Off 5K Run" with an es timated a ttenda nce of 1000 runne rs PLUS more customers all day long! Reserve your Booth Today. Early Bird Rate Ends November 30, 2012. Join more than 100 exhibitors for The Healthy Living E xpo! Colorado's la rgest Expo focused on Living, Working and Playing in Colorado! The Healthy Living Expo offe rs interactive educational exhibits, demonstra tions and presenta tions. Register at


Save these 2013 Event Dates:


A Night at Gabriel’s-January 30, 2013


10th Annual Castle Rock WineFest-July 20, 2013


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Douglas County Fair Parade-August 10, 2013 Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock-September 7 & 8, 2013


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November 2012 Business Voice Newsletter  

Castle Rock Chamber Business Voice Monthly Newsletter

November 2012 Business Voice Newsletter  

Castle Rock Chamber Business Voice Monthly Newsletter