Business Voice Newsletter-Sept/Oct 2018

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29 YEARS OF ARTISTICS EXPRESSIONS Castle Rock Chamber provides the Douglas County community many signature events to enhance the local economy, help our member’s businesses grow and provide opportunities for education and networking. Join us at our 29th Annual Colorado Artfest! The weekend after Labor Day, the Castle Rock Chamber hosts a juried fine arts show to help boost the local economy. Art enthusiasts from across the state flock to Castle Rock to delight in artistic expressions of more than 170 Artists from across the country. This two day event has become a summertime tradition for residents and art overs alike.

Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock Sep 8 & 9 Outlets at Castle Rock


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

Abby Tardiff, Treasurer-elect ANB Bank

Aaron Fort, Treasurer The Fort CPA Group

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

Jill Dustman White Construction Group

Jennifer Simpson Outlets at Castle Rock Michelle Peck TMMC Property Mgmt.

Jill Garber Colorado State University

DJ Tedesco Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.

Brock Goodwin Mutual of Omaha

Julie Voorhees Keller Williams Action Realty

Dave Hickey Fidelity National Title Co

Linda Watson Kolstad Sky Ridge Medical Center

Nick Lucey

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

Hayley Monteferrante FirstBank

Brandon Nudd Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus

Nadine Kirk RE/MAX Alliance

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

Mike McNairy, Chair-elect Creative Colors International



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

LETTER FROM OUR CEO—PAM RIDLER, CCE 6-month program successfully and become certified will be hired on as medical assistants Talent and workforce are an essential part of by Centura Health. a healthy economy. As our region continues to grow, businesses and communities realize Leveraging the chamber’s industry connecthat the development, maintenance and tions with strategic partners and bringing accessibility of a trained workforce is top prior- industry together with education through the ity. Finding workers is a special challenge for Talent Pipeline DC is driven by outcomes and employers everywhere including in Douglas impact. I’m personally excited to be selected County. It takes a team and the Chamber has by the US Chamber Foundation to be a been working with our partners at Arapahoe participant in the Business Leads Fellowship Community College, Colorado State University Program which focuses on workforce and Douglas County School District in our development, upskilling, reskilling and putting formation of the Talent Pipeline DC program policy into practice to bring change and which will be housed at the new Castle Rock opportunities to our workforce community. Collaboration Campus. Your Chamber is one of 33 organizations This collaboration has some exciting news, an which have been selected from 140 commuapprenticeship program which aims to meet nities from across the country to participate. Colorado’s growing demand for Medical Assistants has been launched between ACC The TPDC program continues the Castle Rock and Centura Health who have teamed up to Chamber’s vision of Igniting Passion for create a new pipeline for employees. Business Success and Launched in July, there is now a six-month Community Prosperity. program which aims to train future medical assistants by pairing online and laboratory To learn more or to get education components with 32 hours per involved, please feel free week of paid apprenticeship hands-on work. to contact me at Previously MA certification took the student 18 months of course work before certification testing. Now those who complete this

It Takes a Team

GOVERNMENT INTERESTS COMMITTEE—GET INVOLVED! The Chamber’s Government Interests Committee (GIC) provides our business community with a proactive voice and advocate regarding governmental issues; and promotes economic interests, which contributes to the quality of life of Castle Rock. This program facilitates communication and education between the business community, local, and state governments. A variety of elected officials, concerned members and businesspeople meet to discuss and clarify issues that are affecting our community today, tomorrow and in the future. Quarterly Horizon events also offer an opportunity to make connections with our community leaders. Each one features guest speakers to help keep you up-to-date on the local community, business hot topics, statewide information and much more. C o n t a c t for more information. See next pg for two of our Upcoming Candidate Forum events! 3

MEET TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES—OCT 2ND Castle Rock Chamber’s Government Interests Committee is proud to present a Town Council Candidate Forum on October 2nd. This event is Free and Open to the Public to attend.

TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018 Time: 7:30 AM TOWN HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS 100 S. Wilcox Street TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES (Final List - August 28, 2018) Mayor District 3 District 5 Randy Reed Bob Studinger Wayne Harlos Jason E. Gray Kathy Redmond Max Brooks Charles Fletcher III Kevin Bracken Caryn Johnson Tanya Relyea

2018 Election Districts— YOUR ELECTION DISTRICT MAY HAVE CHANGED! Following a May election, the Town’s Election Commission was charged with redistricting from seven to six Town Council districts. More than 16,200 Castle Rock voters have new election districts as a result of the redistricting. Keeping the number of registered voters within each district as equal as possible, as the Election Commission is required to do, helps ensure each area is represented equally at Town Council meetings.

Town Council Districts 3 and 5. Castle Rock’s first Mayor at-large will also be on the ballot. Check for more information and detailed map. Per the Town Charter, election districts will be evaluated again in 2021 and every six years after that to achieve equal apportionment of electors within each district due to continued growth.

Councilmember seats for the new Districts 3 and 5, as well as the at large Mayor will be chosen at the Knowing your district is important for most Town November election on November 6, 2018. elections-including elections for Town Councilmembers. In November, elections will be held for Councilmembers representing the newly drawn Attend this forum to MEET THE CANDIDATES!


Colorado's 2018 Statewide Ballot Measures Finalized Recently the Secretary of State approved the final statewide ballot measure under consideration for the November ballot. Colorado voters will have 13 different statewide measures to consider. The following is a list of all the ballot measures that will appear on the ballot, or you can review the Capstone’s 2018 Ballot Measure Memo here. As additional campaign’s form to support and oppose the various measures we will provide you with an updated memo. Referred Amendments Constitution




Amendment A: Prohibit Slavery and Involuntary Servitude in All Circumstances Amendment V: Lower Age Requirement for Members of the State Legislature Amendment W: Election Ballot Format for Judicial Retention Elections Amendment X: Industrial Hemp Definition Amendment Y: Congressional Redistricting Amendment Z: Legislative Redistricting Citizen Initiated Amendments Colorado Constitution



Amendment 73: Funding for Public Schools Amendment 74: Compensation for Reduction in Fair Market Value by Government Law or Regulation Amendment 75: Campaign Finance Amendment Citizen Initiated Amendments to Colorado Statute Proposition 109: Authorize Bonds for Highway Projects Proposition 110: Authorize Sales Tax and Bonds for Transportation Projects Proposition 111: Limitations on Payday Loans Proposition 112: Increased Setback Requirement for Oil and Natural Gas Development



September 25 7:30-9:30am Southridge Recreation Center 4800 McArthur Ranch Road Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

No charge to attend RSVP at https://

About Douglas County Business Alliance (DBCA): The DCBA has been established to promote a unified effort of certain Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Councils of Douglas County to lead and influence state and federal policy, legislation and regulation to create and/or enhance a positive business climate for the business community of Douglas County. The Douglas County Business Alliance is comprised of representatives from the following organizations: Castle Rock Chamber, Castle Rock Economic Development Council, Highlands Ranch Chamber, Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Commission, Parker Chamber, and South Metro Denver Chamber. 5

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Cruise Planners Castle Rock, CO 720-572-4600 Travel Agencies

The Community Impact Fund Castle Rock, CO 303-877-9279 Non-Profit

Rocky Mountain Clean Pro 603 S Gilbert St Castle Rock, CO 80104 833-588-2532 Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners

Edward Jones – Angel Kelchen Office 201 S Wilcox St Ste 2A Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-660-0778 Financial Advisor

Center Pointe Family Medical Group 1 Oakwood Park Plz, Suite 101 Castle Rock, CO 80104 720-667-1825 Physicians Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund Castle Rock, CO 303-880-2267 Title Insurance Being in Awareness Castle Rock, CO 505-428-9089 Coaching Boulder Design in Altitude Castle Rock, CO 720-989-0484 Concrete – Decorative Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co 404 Perry Street Castle Rock, CO, 80104 303-660-4020 Specialty Food Items Integrity Realty & Mgmt 165 Caprice Court Unit A Castle Rock, CO, 80109 303-847-0130 Property Management Clearview Capital Castle Rock, CO 720-560-7066 Consultant – Finance, 6

Fidelis Wealth Advisors LLC, 751 Maleta Lane, Suite 203 Castle Rock, CO 80108 303-800-4683 Financial Planning Consultants Les Schwab Tire Center 5715 New Abbey Lane Castle Rock, CO 80108 720-484-5659 Automobile Repairs and Service Under Armour Retail, Inc. 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Suite 550 Castle Rock, CO 80108 (224) 201-9663 Retail Premier Members Credit Union 6355 Promenade Parkway Castle Rock, CO 80108 (Opening May 2019) 303-657-7000 Financial Services www.


80% more likely to PURCHASE products & services from your business

73% more likely to be AWARE of your business


more likely to think your business is REPUTABLE

49% more likely

to think FAVORABLY of your business

CHAMBER OFFERS TRAINING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS Using Instagram Stories for Increased Brand Engagement September 18, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber Attend this class to learn how to: • • • •

Tell your brand story visually Experiment with different content types Tag other accounts to build influence & engagement Use hashtags in stories Taught by Dr Michelle Post of The Post Institute

Free to Chamber Members $25 for Future Members Click link below to register.

Are compe tors changing your Google My Business lis ng? Anyone can suggest a change to your Google My Business (GMB) lis ng, including your compe on. These user-generated changes can

be made live on your lis ng, and you might not even be no fied about the changes. This includes changing your physical business loca on. That’s why it’s good prac ce to log into your GMB dashboard frequently. Once there, switch back to the “classic view” of


Optimal Hiring Decisions in A Compliance Focused Employment Market

Attend this training to learn tips/techniques to increase the probability of a great hire while eliminating as much as possible, improper bias in the hiring decision.

September 20, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Castle Rock Chamber

Free to Chamber Members! $25 for Future Members

How to increase the probability of a great hire while eliminating as much as possible, improper bias in the hiring decision. Anyone who has participated in a hiring decision has done it all before – looked at a resume, seen a name or education information, and formed conclusions. Many times, these practices lead to poor hiring decisions, which can be especially detrimental to the core of Colorado’s economy – small businesses – which have fewer resources to accommodate workflow demands during shifts in personnel.


the dashboard and then select “Google Updates.” It’s here where you’ll see a box that allows you to “Review Updates” that were either made or suggested.

About the Instructor: Ken Greenberg, has extensive experience as an Organizational Development Professional, Investment Banker and a Private Equity Professional. Prior to joining Auctus Search Partners, LLC as a Senior Managing Director, Ken was the founder and CEO of KLG Consultants, LLC, which was acquired by Auctus Search Partners, LLC in November of 2016. While building KLG, Ken trained senior professionals in leadership, management and high performance team execution. REGISTER FOR BOTH OF THESE TRAININGS AT: business-trainings/

OUTSTANDING MEMBER BUSINESSES 1 STOP Tire & Auto 414 Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 688-0366


John Manka and 1 STOP Tire & Auto have been members of the Castle Rock Chamber for more than ten years. Thank you for your outstanding commitment and congratulations for being recognized as an outstanding member business!

THANK YOU CHAIRMAN CIRCLE MEMBERS ENTREPRENEUR LEVEL ANB Bank Bellco Credit Union Black Hills Energy Brookside Inn Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Castle Rock Development Co Ent Credit Union Medved Autoplex Castle Rock Outlets at Castle Rock Patriot Enterprises, Inc.


Douglas County Living Pepsi Co.

Arapahoe Community College Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies CSU Engagement Center at Castle Rock Dahl - Castle Rock Kitchen & Bath Douglas County Libraries


Olinger Dignity Memorial One Clear Choice Garage Doors OrangeTheory Fitness-CastleRock Plumbline Services Pro Plumbing

The Emporium

Re/Max Alliance Nadine Kirk

FirstBank of Douglas County

Renewal by Andersen

Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, PC

Sam’s ClubCastle Rock


Versatility Creative Group

Kaiser Permanente



Westerra Credit Union

SAVE MONEY, USE OUR CONNECTIONS BULK MAIL DISCOUNTS Use the Chamber’s Bulk Mail Permit, Our rates 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 Certificate of Origin? ATTEND Member Orientation Sept 27 & Oct 25 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Castle Rock Chamber

THE CHAMBER CAN HELP! A Certificate of Origin (CO) is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. COs also constitute a declaration by the exporter. The Castle Rock Chamber is an approved provider of COs for the state. Contact Jolene to learn more or visit >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> membersonly/.

Get Noticed! Are you checking into the Castle Rock Chamber when you visit? YOU SHOULD BE! Let others know you’re a member and involved with the community! CastleRockChamber


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DC Veterans Monument Foundation Wellspring Community Lightning Mobile Cherry Creek Mortgage/Lone Tree Christian Brothers Automotive Red Leaf Solutions, LLC Castle Rock Egg and I Castle Rock Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics Acoma Locksmith Service, Inc. Hoff & Leigh Chameleon Gymnastics Wild Birds Unlimited Equipment Rental Source, LLC Raising Cane's Pearle Vision Mountain West Landscaping, LLC Tommy Hilfiger Epic Escape Game Castle Rock Titan Auto Tech Line-X Total Truck Center


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Futurity First - Brock Goodwin Haulaway NavPoint Real Estate Group Emporium, The Raptors Athletics Ads On Magnets Cadellie's Home Sean Hakes Consulting Castle Rock Natural Health A Bridge Between Chuck & Don's Pet Food & Supplies Legal Shield Lewan Technology HealthFit Gym Faux Doors, Inc. Blackbird Threads Colorado Carpet & Flooring, Inc. Crowfoot Valley Coffee Rocket Fizz Colorado Hand Center Castle Rock Medical Weight Loss Tidy Maids Lund & Lund Auctioneers Brightway, The Scheibe Agency ''B'' Good Now Retirement Solutions Valet Living

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Castle Rock Chamber is committed to providing Douglas County business owners and entrepreneurs with the support they need to grow their business.

HOW TO POST A HOT DEAL Hot Deals are a great way to advertise sales, specials, and promotions for your business. Log into your chamber member portal to advertise your Hot Deal! 1. Access 2. Enter your login name and password. If you need your login and password sent to you, e-mail 3. Click Hot Deals in the left-hand menu. 4. Click Add a Hot Deal. 5. Complete the fields in the Add a New Hot Deal screen. 6. Click Submit for Approval. 7. Click Here for a video that explains the posting process in ChamberMaster. Upon approval, your Hot Deal will appear multiple places on the chambers website: • next to your name in the Business Directory • on your Member Information Page • and by category in a special listing of all Hot Deals Try it out and contact us with additional questions or for more information.

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ACCELERATE GROWTH, PROMOTE EXCELLENCE Let us help you establish a firm business foundation- from showing you how to develop your business plan, to identifying the best ways to obtain funding, and everything else associated with opening your doors.


All services and information are at little or no cost to both startups and established businesses in Douglas County, Colorado. Click below to view video

Starting a business? Developing your business plan? Marketing and sales planning? Accounting or tax advice? Securing financing? Managing your growth?

Meet with an experienced business consultant, an expert on helping businesses grow and thrive. Local and confidential! & FREE! Schedule an appointment online or call the Chamber at 303.688.4597

LEADERSHIP DOUGLAS COUNTY—Service, Knowledge, Connections A two-year commitment that leads to lifetime connections.

Owen Bersagel-Briese Castle Rock Fire Department

Laura Larsen Metro Community Provider Network

Leadership Douglas County (LDC) is designed to broaden a participant’s knowledge of the community while enhancing leadership skills, which in turn increases the number, strength and effectiveness of our community’s leaders.

Andrew Birkeland Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C.

Sarah Mandrekar Douglas County Government

Kristen Bowling Castle Rock Downtown Alliance

Peter McCall Wind Crest Senior Living

Birgit Braehler Castle Rock EDC, Downtown Alliance

Sean Mendez Adolfson & Peterson Construction

LDC is pleased to announce the members of the Class of 2019, who will begin their journey with a kick-off retreat in September. We congratulate those selected to participate! The co-chairs for the Programming Committee this year are Michelle Peck (TMMC Property Management in Castle Rock) and Tom Bailey (Adolfson & Peterson Construction in Aurora) who are both graduates of the class of 2017. They will guide recent graduates of the class of 2018 as they plan the monthly sessions for the incoming class. If you would like to find out if LDC is for you, we invite you to join part or all of one of our program days and experience a day for yourself. Daylong classes meet throughout Douglas County on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information on the Leadership Douglas County program, please call Carrie Buchan at 720.440.3726, email or visit us on the web:


Karen Browning Arapahoe Community College H. Kent Cheese H. Kent Cheese Insurance Agency Brian Dimock Castle Rock Fire & Rescue Dept Clint Dorris L2M, LUX Global Mark Gunther Highlands Ranch Community Assoc Cassie Heykoop Sky Ridge Medical Center Jolee Jones DCSD/Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures

Judah Musick The Community Impact Fund Linda Omar Castle Rock Police Department Laura Rinker GE Johnson Kim Smith Douglas County Government Michelle Sosa-Mallory City of Lone Tree Arts Center Andrew Tisdel Olinger Chapel Hill - Dignity Memorial Chris Washburn Douglas County Sheriff's Office

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

RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATIONS Restoration Chiropractic 4625 Trail Boss Drive Castle Rock, CO 80104 720-893-2225 Chiropractors

Kitchen Tune-up Castle Rock, CO 303-522-4938 Kitchen Remodeling

Accent on Hearing 1189 S. Perry Street, Suite 120 Castle Rock, CO 80104 303-663-2235 Audiology/Hearing Aids


RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATIONS Big Frog Custom T-shirts and More 4714 Milestone Lane Castle Rock, CO 80104 720-996-2121 Retail


Town Council Candidate Forum October 2, 2018 Time: 7:30 - 9:30 AM Town Hall Council Chambers (second floor)

100 N. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104 Mayor Randy Reed Jason E. Gray Charles Fletcher III District 3 Bob Studinger Kathy Redmond Kevin Bracken Tanya Relyea District 5 Wayne Harlos Max Brooks Caryn Johnson



Arapahoe Community College 4700 Castleton Way #100, Castle Rock, CO 80109

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Wednesday, September 19 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hosted by:

Held at the Castle Rock Chamber 420 Jerry Street Castle Rock, CO 80104

BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST Thursday, October 11 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Wednesday, October 17 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

ANB Bank 3851 Sol Danza Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109 15

120 S Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO 80104


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


Castle Rock Starlighting Saturday, November 17, 2018 2 PM to 7 PM Historic Wilcox Square Downtown Castle Rock

WEBSITE BUSINESS DIRECTORY HITS: July/August : 18,134 Search Hits: 84,964 Calls – 943 Walk-ins - 2000 Chamber Represents 33,765 Member FT Employees 7,865 Member PT Employees