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A1 Roofing ....................................................... 6

Golden Nugget Gold Buyers ......................... 12

A&C Auto Works .............................................. 2

J&K Roofing, Inc. ............................................. 8

Aaark Total Home Services ............................ 3

Mapleton Public Schools ................................7

Adams County Regional Park ........................ 4

Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. ......................7

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities..... 9

North Metro Fire Rescue .................................7

Bestway Insulation ......................................... 5

OccMed Colorado ........................................... 6

Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital ................ 4

Primrose Schools ............................................ 8

City of Thornton.............................................. 4

Relay Colorado ............................................... 11

Colorado Community Media........................ 10

USAirport Parking ........................................... 6

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A&C Auto Works 10750 Irma Dr., Ste 16 Northglenn Founded: September, 2012 Owner: Phil Wilson

A&C Auto Works is a Family owned and operated business located in Northglenn and has over 30 years in the automotive industry. We can service most any vehicle from an oil change to Complete Restorations & Custom Fabrication (We are a full service maintenance facility). Our mission statement is simple: “We lead with honesty and integrity and the customer comes first”. Today’s vehicles are more advanced than ever before. The technology that goes into each vehicle is constantly changing, which means the methods and

tools needed to repair them are constantly changing, too. Because A&C Auto Works is now an approved NAPA Auto Care Center, your car will be serviced by technicians that have the most current skills and knowledge to keep pace with the ever-changing vehicles. Another added benefit of A&C Auto Works being an approved NAPA Auto Care Center is that you’ll receive warranty on parts and labor on qualifying repairs and services for 24 months/24,000 miles. You also have the opportunity to finance purchases of $299 or more for 6-months no interest if paid in full. In addition to automotive repair and restoration, A&C Auto Works also has a fully self-equipped Auto Mobile Detailing service that performs high quality detailing at any location that is convenient to you. If you are

extremely particular when it comes to your vehicle, then A&C Auto Works detailing is the company for you! From our gentle car washes with Eco friendly products and water reclaim system, leather treatments, polishes, waxes, window chip repair, dent & scratch removal, to our powerful engine cleaning, we go the extra mile to ensure our customer’s satisfaction guaranteed. We provide an outstanding auto detailing “experience” that will come to you and clean your vehicle EXACTLY the way YOU want it. We will be celebrating our grand opening ceremony with the North Metro Chamber of Commerce on February 19th 2013 at 12pm. Please stop by and check out the facility. We are looking forward to serving the North Metro area for years to come.

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The story of Aaark: 2013 BizFACTS D/B/A - Aaark Total Home Services 5962 Sheridan Blvd., Arvada Founded: 1984 Owner: Ted, Titus and Levi Terranova

Ted Terranova started Aaark Heating & A/C, Inc. in the spring of 1984, and at that time he had (1) employee and (1) van. The services that Aaark offered were strictly limited to the service, repair and installation of residential Heating & Air Conditioning systems. Now today, after over 28 years of being in business, Aaark has (25) employees & (18) vans/trucks and has expanded their services to include: Heating, Air Conditioning, Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing, Gutters, Siding, Windows, Decks and all other Remodeling & General Contracting services for your residential needs. As a result of the continuous growth and expansion of their services, Aaark is now doing business as ‘Aaark Total Home Services’. Titus, Ted’s oldest son, joined the business is 1990. He served as an apprentice with an electri-

cal contractor, which ultimately allowed him to obtain his Master Electrician License. He also served as an apprentice in Heating & Air Conditioning, where he later obtained his Master HVAC License. He then spent time working with a General Contractor, learning all phases of home construction & remodeling including; roofing, siding, gutters, windows, decks, etc. In 2007 he then acquired his General Contractor License, which was the springboard for Aaark’s most recent expansion into the home improvement & remodel business. Since the launch of their home improvement & remodel business, Aaark has installed thousands of roofs, miles of gutters and siding, done countless basement finishes and kitchen & bath complete remodels, built several houses from the ground up and completed a variety of other projects- large & small. Levi, Ted’s youngest son, joined the business in 1998. Throughout his years with the company Levi has been involved in various different aspects of the business including; HVAC installation & service, phone reception and dispatching. He is currently an outside sales representative, project coordinator & manager and office/administra-

Owners Ted, Titus & Levi Terranova and employees tive manager. Aaark has prided itself on providing the best products & services at competitive prices since 1984 and has earned the reputation of being a well established, honest, fair and competent contractor. This has resulted in a current customer base of over 28,000 satisfied

loyal customers who utilize ALL of Aaark’s home improvement services including repairs and installations of: Forced Air & Hot Water Heating systems, Central Air Conditioning & Evaporative Cooling systems, Stand Alone & Tank less Water Heaters, Whole House Humidi-

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Adams County Fair needs vendors BizFACTS Adams County Regional Park 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton Founded: 1904

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Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital 136th & Colo. Blvd., Thornton Founded: 2003 Manager: Brett Rhoades, DVM

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exhibits showcasing livestock, crops, artwork, baked goods, crafts and more. With an average attendance of 65,000 people and 109 years of existence, there is no better place to get out in front of your current and potential customers. For more information on vending spaces please email AdamsCountyFair@ or call 303-6378027.

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product? The Adams County Fair is currently seeking vendors for the 2013 Fair held July 31 – August 4. The Adams County Fair brings our community together crossing cultural, demographic and ethnic lines to provide affordable family entertainment, education and enrichment. In addition, the fair reflects the unique values and heritage of Adams County with hundreds of

Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital, known for high quality pet care, hosted a seminar on anesthetic safety

for area vet hospitals on Feb 2. Led by award winning Dr. Khursheed Mama, Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Colorado State University, veterinary professionals discussed anesthetic protocol, including blood pressure monitoring and ventilation. Dr. Brett Rhoades believes continuous education, teamwork and compassion paves the way for excellent medical care. Clients agree: Caring Hands ranked among the top five stellar boarding fa-

cilities four years running in Denver’s A List competition. The hospital also achieved prestigious AAHA re-accreditation which measures compliance in 18 categories. From surgery preparation and anesthesia monitoring to human resource policies, Caring Hands was evaluated on over 900 standards and is proud to be one of only 15% of hospitals in the US who voluntarily and successfully complete the accreditation process.

Gather with Family & Friends at This Year’s City of Thornton Festivals and Events BizFACTS City of Thornton City Hall 9500 Civic Center Dr. Thornton Founded: 1956


Harvest Fest

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Saturday, May 18 Multipurpose Fields 108th Avenue & Colorado Boulevard Thursday, July 4 Multipurpose Fields 108th Avenue & Colorado Boulevard

Saturday, September 7 Community Park Thornton Parkway & York Street Friday-Sunday, December 13-15 Multipurpose Fields 108th Avenue & Colorado Boulevard

 Easter Egg Scramble MARCH 30  Lions Club Relays MAY 5  Cottonwood Classic 5K MAY 18 in conjunction with Thorntonfest

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 Paws for a Dip AUGUST 24  Fishing Derby SEPTEMBER 7 in conjunction with Harvest Fest

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This year, the City of Thornton will celebrate the 18th annual Thorntonfest! This community event has become one of the most popular events in the area and attracts about 40-50,000 people each year. The event includes: three entertainment stages, a car show, Paw Fest, a venue that features pet and animal-related exhibits and animal vaccinations, a teen Battle of the Bands stage, inflatable amusements for the kids, a climbing wall, bungee trampolines and the Cottonwood Classic 5K walk/run. The Marketplace, containing business exhibitor booths and craft booths, is a great place for small businesses to sell their merchandise. Grand opening festivities associated with the brand

new Carpenter Park boathouse and carousel will also be taking place at this year’s event. Another festival in the City of Thornton line-up is Harvest Fest. This festival takes place in September at Community Park and celebrates the history and cultural diversity of Thornton. Harvest Fest features a salsa tasting contest, a skate park competition, entertainment stages, children’s attractions, as well as various exhibitor and vendor spaces. In December, a holiday-themed Santa’s Village comes to life for WinterFest. This extremely popular festival features miniature buildings, an ice skating pond, Santa’s House where children can visit with the “big guy” himself, ice sculpting displays, 400+ lit trees and a unique winter fireworks show that helps create a magical experience sure to fill everyone with the holiday spirit. Because there is no event like this in the surrounding area, WinterFest is becoming a holiday tradition for families across the north metro area. Thornton is also the place for neighbors and families

to gather on the Fourth of July. Attendees bring their blankets, Frisbees and picnics and gather at the multipurpose fields at 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Performances by the Thornton Community Band and Longmont Symphony feature patriotic music, followed by night time skydivers and a spectacular fireworks show! Thornton also hosts several special events throughout the year primarily geared towards children. The Easter Egg Scramble in the spring and Trunk or Treat is a wonderful Halloween extravaganza! Paws for a Dip is a fun way to enjoy the “dog days of summer”, giving dogs the opportunity to play in City Pool at the end of the season after it has been closed to the public. There is something for everyone at the City of Thornton’s festivals and special events! Created to celebrate the underlying value of community and giving citizens a place for neighbors to gather and families to come together, these festivals and special events help make Thornton special.

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2012 Home Performance Contractor of the Year BizFACTS Bestway Insulation Broomfield Founded: 1976 Owner: Debbie Weingardt

Bestway Insulation has been in Business since 1976. We are a company that always experiments to get the highest results in the state. We strive to educate our employees to all become Building Performance Institute educated and certified. We feel by education and experimentation we can give your home the best results. I have just recently worked with NREL and the Department of Energy to develop the New National Standards of Insulation and Weatherization using our techniques. We have developed methods of compressing fiberglass in walls for the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000 homes and re-blowing it with cellulose to stop wind penetration. We can even do this on a brand new home and get their bills 40-50% reduced. We have proved this numerous times with the energy makeover contests with Xcel and the Energy Efficient

Building Coalition. We have donated, redoing over 11 homes in donations to the community to show testing scores. For the Easter Seals homes in Empire, Colorado, there were 40 of us in the Auditing, Insulation, Solar and Air Sealing fields that went up there to donate our time to make the cabins more comfortable for the kids and fuel efficient for the organization. Each company was given two homes to do. Where the others were getting 50 to 200 CFM reduction, we got 1300 and 1500 CFM reduction on the cabins we did. In other words, we reduced their natural air changes per hour hugely. We are always striving to give back to the community, but mostly to our planet. Thus our slogan SAVING OUR PLANET ONE HOUSE AT A TIME. In the past with new construction contractors it has always been how fast you can insulate a home and take whatever short cuts you can without getting caught. I am not that way because you need to be slower and precise to do the job correctly and make the home energy efficient so we stop heating up the planet and wasting energy. We have been to several Global Climate Conferences to help slow

down the heating of this planet if possible. We were one of two companies invited to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s in California and listened to people all over the world talk about the droughts in their countries and though we can’t do it all at least we are making a dent in Colorado. We are a family business that refuses to be bought out by corporations that would ruin what we are trying to do. It’s not all about the money. It’s about the results we are getting. My two sons will take over the business sometime in the future to make sure that homes are going to be done correctly. I believe we have instilled quality not quantity and know how important air sealing is, the best and proper materials for each job, and the im-

portance of knowing building science. When asked to give a bid on insulating the governor’s mansion, I was told there was a 2000 sq. ft. attic to be done. I was also told that no one could live in the mansion during the winter, but the Ritters wanted to. I knew the attic had to be much bigger than 2000 sq. ft. and the walls went straight up. It wasn’t an A-frame home. I looked outside the box. I asked if we could bring in infrared cameras and blower door and with the help of Nancy Kellogg’s blower door and camera, we found a 4000 sq. ft. attic space that was hiding behind a wall in the main attic. We got past that and found three other add-on attics. We found an elevator shaft, two dumb waiter shafts and four

4x4 chases that went down four stories. We also found 250 sq. ft. of chases behind the knee walls. I was told that the Ritters would use up to 14 blankets each to watch TV to keep from freezing and they had up to 85-mile-an-hour winds blowing through their home with all the wind tunnels we found. In order to sleep, they would have to turn their electric blankets up to 10 and pile five regular blankets on that in order to make it through the night. I bet Governor Ritter’s daughter that she wouldn’t need those blankets when we got done. I won the bet. We reduced the governor’s mansions utility bills 10 fold.

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A1 Roofing –Helping to Build a Strong Community Serving Denver Metro and Front Range

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➜ We offer a full service repair department on staff with over 100 years combined experience. We are tile and shake repair experts. We also specialize in flat roof repairs. ➜ We have several maintenance packages available that can be tailored to a homeowner’s needs. Maintenance packages offer annual inspections and gutter cleanings. ➜ We are insurance claim specialists and offer a variety of reroof styles and materials for the retail consumer. All reroofs or new construction come with a lifetime warranty on workmanship & materials. ➜ We offer roof certifications and home inspections. ➜ Veteran’s & senior discounts as well as discounts to all police, fire & EMT.

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BizFACTS A1 Roofing 1360 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Ste 202 Lakewood Founded: 1987 Owner: Mike O’Donnell

A1 Roofing has established itself as a valued member of our community. Whether they are repairing roofs for veterans in-need or raising money and gifts

for the Toys for Tots drive, Owner, Mike O’Donnell is always looking for a way to give back to the community. A1 Roofing, has built its high reputation as a leading roofer in Denver based upon quality workmanship, using best roofing materials, and customer service. In addition to quality service and an impeccable reputation, providing education is a key to helping local residents make a sound decision when it comes to working with contractors. A

good professional contractor will provide the company’s permanent business address and telephone number along with specific business information to help you make the right decision. The training and experience of a contractor, as well as the age of his or her company, will help you determine their ability to successfully complete your roofing project. Call A1 Roofing today for quality work from a solid member of our community – 303-568-3396.

Locally-owned 1st Class Parking for DIA BizFACTS USAirport Parking Founded: 1997 Owner: Colorado Airport Parking, Franktown, CO

Locally-owned since its inception in 1997, USAirport Parking offers first-class convenience, at reasonable prices, to DIA travelers. In 1998 USAirport Parking be-

came Denver’s airport parking leader. With nearly 8,000 spaces, 1,200 of them covered, it is the world’s largest off-airport parking lot. Unlike other Denver parking lots owned by out-ofstate or foreign companies, your dollars stay in the local economy. USAirport Parking employs over 85 people at its Commerce City lot, which is located at the Northwest corner of Pena Blvd and Tower Road. They offer competitive discounts through

partners like AAA Colorado (15% off), King Soopers and AARP (10% off), military discounts, and more. Companies can enroll in the Corporate Discount Program and save 20% every day. Travel Agent programs are also available. For even more savings, ask the cashier for a Frequent Parker Card! Express Valet is available for an additional charge. Call for more information, 303371-7575, or go to our website, www.USAirportparking. com.

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Businesses need all the help they can get to keep costs down. Having the right occupational health services firm as your designated provider can lower Workers’ Compensation insurance costs and reduce the rate of injuries in the workplace. OccMed Colorado is a local leader in the delivery of occupational medicine. Personal communication, high quality patient care and a broad understanding of the Workers’ Compensation system make OccMed Colorado the preferred provider of employers throughout metro Denver.

“Employers hope their workers do not get injured on the job,” said Dr. Gary Zuehlsdorff, an OccMed Colorado physician. “But, despite their best efforts, it happens sometimes. We do everything we can to provide timely, effective treatment that gets employees back to work as safely and quickly as possible.” OccMed Colorado’s work injury management services include: extended hours for primary injury treatment, independent medical exams, modified duty programs, onsite occupational and physical therapy, onsite radiology services and postaccident substance abuse programs. “We also work with employers to help them create the safest working environments possible,” said Dr. Greg Smith, another physi-

cian at OccMed Colorado. “Our preventive services can preempt accidents before they happen.” Preventive services include: audiograms, blood-borne pathogens, breath alcohol tests, department of transportation (DOT) physical exams, executive physical exams, flu shots, functional capacity evaluations, immunization programs, job site analysis, musculoskeletal care, pre-employment screening exams, pulmonary function testing, respirator clearances and urine drug screens. To learn more about OccMed Colorado, visit To learn how OccMed Colorado can boost your business’s bottom line, contact Monika Valentine at or 303-341-1799.

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Mapleton Reads unites community through literature BizFACTS

Mapleton Public Schools Administration Building 591 E. 80th Ave., Denver Founded: 1955 Owner: Mapleton Public Schools District Community

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program aimed at bringing people together through literature. The first Mapleton Reads title, Michael Vey, the Prisoner of Cell 25, by Richard Paul Evans, is a popular young adult science-fiction best seller. Families and community members are invited to read along with Mapleton and the Board of Education and foster the development of a community-wide conversation through book discussions and events.

Mapleton students in grades 6 through 12 will participate in Mapleton Reads by completing activities that link the book directly to District Reading, Writing and Communication standards. Community members are invited to check out a copy of Michael Vey at Mapleton’s Administration Building, 591 E. 80th Avenue, Denver. For a list of events and information call 303.853.1000.


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Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. Northglenn Marketplace Founded: 2000 Owners: Jay, Jean and Jeannie Troy

Jay and Jean Troy first became associated with Mountain Man in 1998 and 1999 as seasonal gift basket makers in the (now closed)

Boulder store. Together with Jay’s sister, Jeannie, the Troys were fortunate to purchase their own franchise store in 2005. The store was established in 2000 when the Northglenn Marketplace shopping center replaced the old Northglenn Mall. Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. is a well-respected brand, familiar to many Coloradans. The Troys absolutely love their customers, being particularly pleased

seeing the enjoyment that their high-quality gift baskets, trail mixes, chocolates, dried fruit and candy bring to the community. The Troys’ retail store also has many additional gift ideas, from tea sets, aprons, puzzles and dolls to Coloradoproduced food items. They make and ship gift baskets everywhere. Best of all, they are available six days a week, so stop in sometime and say hello!

Message from the Fire Chief BizFACTS North Metro Fire Rescue 101 Lamar St., Broomfield Founded: 1946 Owner: Special District

As the City of Northglenn continues to grow, North Metro Fire Rescue District is on the leading edge of being a responsive, all-hazard organization that works to provide a caring, high-quality, professional delivery of service. We have a strong passion for the services we provide, and we are committed to being there when our citizens need us most. This commitment starts with the dedicated personnel that show true excellence and professionalism in their actions each day. Whether it be providing emergency medical services or handling a house fire, North Metro firefighters are tied to the people that they protect. They represent

their skills with “excellence through each individual act” and push through tough challenges to deliver the best level of service to our community. At North Metro we believe that in order to be successful in protecting our citizens, we need strong partnerships with local law enforcement and public officials. By building partnerships, we ensure top notch public safety services in Northglenn. We value the strong communication that we have developed between agencies and the outcome of our efforts show how community partnerships lend energy from one another to protect our District. This energy goes even further with the dynamic leadership demonstrated from our Board of Directors, who is the voice of the community that shares the same vision of its people. The vision to protect the lives and property of those involved in emergencies is a reflection of the great citizens we

serve. We look forward to continuing the efforts of this vision through constant organizational improvements in our strategy, training and skills. As Fire Chief of North Metro, I am proud of the exceptional emergency and prevention services that we provide to the community. Our organization is made up of many people that come from many places but we all have a common core belief. Our commitment to service makes a positive difference in the lives of the people we contact, making North Metro what it is today. I encourage you to call our Headquarters at 303.452.9910 to ask questions or learn more about North Metro. By receiving your feedback, we stay on course to continue providing high quality services. Remember the main thing is to keep our community safe from fires and emergencies!

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Ready...Set...Learn! What to expect from high-quality early childhood education BizFACTS Primrose Schools Standley Lake Westminster Founded: 2012 Owner: Stephanie Branscum

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Families across the nation are realizing the lifelong benefits of a high-quality early childhood education for their children. They know that a preschool experience is more than just learning numbers and letters; it provides the foundation their children will build upon for the rest of their lives. With the Primrose proprietary, accredited Balanced Learning® curriculum, teachers have the tools they need to help each child thrive and grow through learning, play, art, music and character development – all in a safe, nurturing environment. These high-quality early childhood education and child care services are now available at the Primrose School at Standley Lake.

When you enroll your child at the Primrose School at Standley Lake, here is what you can expect;


Primrose schools give the National Bracken Assessment to Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students to assess their concept knowledge and receptive language skills. This helps parents and teachers see how prepared students are for the next steps in their educational journeys. Over the last four years, Primrose students have shown 1.3 times more yearly growth in concept mastery by the end of the school year.


While children are busy learning, playing, singing, painting and growing, parents can trust in an ongoing commitment to providing a safe environment at Primrose. From controlled building access and playground safety to cleanliness, food handling and other practices, Primrose has high standards for safety and security measures.

Physical Activity:

Children engage in purposeful play and skill building through a unique Thumbs UP!© Physical Activity and Outdoor Play Program. The Thumbs UP! curriculum was developed in consultation with Dr. Steve Sanders, Director of the School of Physical Education and Exercise Science at the University of South Florida.

Creative Arts and Music:

Research shows that the early years of life are crucial to developing musical aptitude. Primrose Schools, in partnership with one of the largest premier international music education companies, provides daily music instruction through Rhythm and Notes® with music from The Music Class®! At Primrose your child be happier with a balanced approach to learning and will be more confident and wellprepared for his next steps in life. To learn more about the lifelong benefits to enrolling your child at Primrose School at Standley Lake, please visit

Family owned AND local….really??!!!! BizFACTS J&K Roofing, Inc. 13000 W. 43rd Dr., Golden Founded: 1984 Owner: Randy James

Yes!!! Family owned and operated since 1984. J & K Roofing is committed to this community and intend to support it for decades to come! Call, email us or visit our website for a free roofing estimate!

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Finding the right roofing contractor for your project is a very important decision. Since 1984, J & K Roofing has roofed over 25,000 structures in the metro Denver and other Front Range communities. We are a family owned and operated company, that takes pride in our experience and commitment to customer service. Since we started, it has been our family’s dream to build our own building. After 28 years of hard work that dream was realized in July of 2012. We now work out of our state of the art, 11,000 square foot facility. We are extremely proud to

be a part of this community and intend on supporting it for decades to come. We are very proud of our sales and office staff. Our sales representatives have been trained to evaluate storm damage and in navigating the insurance claims process. They take all the responsibility involved in obtaining an insurance claim. It is our goal to ensure that our clients receive a fair settlement from the insurance carrier. Our office staff provides support to our sales team and customers. They are always available to help

answer any questions that may arise. J & K Roofing is BBB accredited and we are listed with Tom Martino’s Troubleshooter Network as well as Team Dave Logan. We would encourage everyone to visit our website at www., and see what our customers have to say about our company and the quality of workmanship that we provide. Customer satisfaction is one of our greatest attributes and we are proud to provide our clients with a roofing experience that is second to none!

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It’s an exciting year at the Arvada Center! BizFACTS Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada Founded: July 4, 1976 Owner: City of Arvada

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary cultural centers welcoming over 350,000 visitors a year to its 144,000 sq. ft. building. With award-winning theater, visual art exhibitions, outdoor amphitheater and classes for children and adults alike, the Arvada Center is recognized as a premiere venue for arts, culture, and education in the Rocky Mountain region. In recent years, the Arvada Center expanded its range of programming and regional base of support through creative collaborations and strategic alignments with cultural, civic and commercial organizations throughout the state. The Center’s cooperative business approach has been demonstrated throughout the entire

organization, highlighting partnerships in the Center’s theaters, galleries, educational division and outdoor summer programming. The Arvada Center is one of the largest employers in the City of Arvada operating with an annual $10M budget and employing over 300 people on a year round and seasonal basis. From administration to education, visual and performance, many artists, actors, teachers and staff have helped the Center become one of the premiere venues for arts employment. Coming into 2013, exciting changes are happening around the Center. The 526 seat Main Stage, home to award winning musicals upgraded with new theater seats offering better cushioning and support. The response has been terrific as patrons settled into another great season of theater. The Center’s Main Gallery is going through a transition by replacing existing carpeting with polished concrete flooring, making the area more aesthetically pleasing. The most significant change is the announcement of a new Exec-

utive Director. In February, the staff will welcome Philip C. Sneed to the top position at the Center. Sneed has an extensive arts background, most recently serving as Producing Artistic Director at Colorado Shakespeare Festival. The Arvada Center provides the best in arts education with over 900 classes and well regarded spring and summer camps. The popular children’s theater program is currently offering No Dogs Allowed which will be seen by as many as 1,000 school children daily. Many students stay after the show to participate in an Arts Day program - a fun, educational hands on experience that enhances their theater experience. In 2011 more than 35,000 children participated in Arts Day or an Outreach program that goes directly into schools. The Arvada Center Education division includes integrated programming that provides young artists the opportunity to receive advance training. The Drama Academy offers students instruction in all aspects of theater arts. Last fall, the Center launched a new initiative, the Arvada Center

Theater Academy Company, an intensive program offering students the opportunity to work alongside professional educators. Young dancers eagerly sign up for training in ballet, jazz and modern dance offered through the Dance Academy and perform in spring recitals each year. Aspiring musicians study with the Front Range Youth Symphony Orchestra, an enhancement to school music programs offering advanced training in symphony and chamber orchestras and concert strings. Students perform three annual concerts on the Main Stage. The Arvada Center is recognized for the quality of its shows created at the Center and was recently awarded “Best Season for a Theatre Company” from the Colorado Theatre Guild. The theater’s popular series averages 5,700+ season subscribers. The current season continues with the musical, Man of La Mancha, followed by the hilarious play Dividing the Estate and closing with the whodunit musical comedy Curtains in July. The upcoming season will be announced in spring and promises to be filled


with great selections for all theater enthusiasts. The Galleries at the Center offer some of the best visual art in the region and the current exhibition is no exception. Art of the State, a juried exhibition of 160 Colorado artists is showing in all three galleries (over 10,000 sq. ft.). In April, the 42nd Annual Jefferson Foundation High School Art Exhibition will feature works from Jefferson County high schools. The Arvada Center is home to the Arvada History Museum. The museum offers the opportunity for visitors to learn about the history of Arvada through its extensive collection of artifacts and displays. The popular CenterFest Summer Series returns to the 1,600 seat amphitheater. CenterFest provides collaborative opportunities to area performing arts groups to perform in a beautiful outdoor setting. Concerts will also heat up the amphitheater with national acts produced by Nobody In Particular Presents.



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Going local: the secret to big success BizFACTS Colorado Community Media 110 N. Rubey Dr., Ste 120 Golden President/Publisher: Jerry Healey

In the increasingly fragmented media world, newspapers reach the highest-quality citizens. Despite the notion that newspapers are dead or dying, community newspapers with their hyper-local news, enjoy a sustainable readership. Residents report reading their local community paper from cover to cover, and find the news more relevant than in bigger metro papers. Colorado Community Media embraces all things local. We are nearly one year into our new venture, combining 22 Denver area community newspapers and media sites covering more than 185,000 residences. Often, our papers reach readers that big daily papers do not, creating a better and more profitable response for

our advertisers, large and small. In 2012, our publications won more than 90 awards in the Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Better content is drawing more readers to both our print and online outlets. Our stories cover local policymaking, high school sports, new business openings, special events and more. We cover the big stories, too, but always include the impact on your community.


Colorado Community Media recently launched Shop Local Colorado in support of local businesses and of businesses that operate in our wide coverage area. The program includes all print advertisements in an online directory, making it fast and easy for residents to find the newest community services, deals and events. Colorado Community Media is both a locally owned business and an advocate for keeping your spending dollars local. Our primary focus is on businesses owned and operated in your community. However, we also understand the

value of large companies locating in our communities and the positive impact they can have on our tax base and our employment. Local businesses and locally operating businesses are also more likely to give back to the community through sponsorship of local activities and events.

Keeping it local can have tremendous pay-offs Colorado Community Media champions news, actions and businesses in our local communi-

ties. Our growing suite of advertising products and services seek to help our local colleagues succeed in business, and our friends and neighbors to find those businesses. • Readers actively seek out new local events, activities and deals in our papers and our web and social media sites. • We create new awareness of your company and brand to a highly affluent group of readers. • We help you get your ad created... at no charge. That’s right. We still hold the belief that your desire to

find new local customers should be supported by our local advertising expertise. We’ll help you determine which papers and sites to advertise on and design an ad that will reach your desired audience.

We are most satisfied with our jobs when we are keeping our local readers informed, whether it’s breaking or feel-good news, the latest event, a new store opening, or a can’t-miss deal. If it’s local, we’re on it. Join us in keeping it local.

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Connecting you to your world, everywhere you live and work… BizFACTS Relay Colorado 1560 Broadway, Denver Founded: 1998 Owner: Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Since July 1, 2012, AT&T has been the new state relay provider for Relay Colorado, a free public service that enables people with a hearing or speech loss to communicate with standard telephone users using a text telephone or other assistive device such as a captioned phone. The conversation is relayed between the two parties by a specially trained Relay Communications Assistant. AT&T employs a highly skilled and experienced team of Communication Assistants, and offers an integrated

combination of service and technology for the citizens of Colorado. For more than 26 years – longer than any other relay provider in the industry – AT&T has been connecting relay users with their world. During this time, AT&T has consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality relay services and excellent customer service. Today, AT&T’s commitment to be the best relay provider continues, just as it did when the company handled its first relay call in January 1987. AT&T has vast experience in working with all sectors of business—including state governments and their agencies – as well as citizens and advocacy groups. AT&T works closely with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to ensure the best customer experience for traditional relay users. AT&T Relay Colorado also works closely with those in the field of

captioned telephone service to implement and provide stateof-the-art technology to Colorado and its citizens. AT&T employs more than 2,100 people in Colorado. AT&T has spent more than $1.2 billion on goods and services purchased from Colorado suppliers, supporting jobs and economic activity in the state. AT&T Colorado operations generated more than $79 million in local and state taxes helping to support additional vital programs. AT&T and its employees contributed more than $685,000 through charitable programs throughout Colo-

rado in 2012 alone. Lastly, AT&T employees and retirees donated more than 17,000 hours of personal time on community outreach programs and charitable and community organizations. “As AT&T continues to expand and enhance our networks across Colorado, we firmly believe that every American should have access to reliable, affordable communications service,” said Bill Soards, President AT&T Colorado. “We are proud to work with the state in making communications services accessible to everyone—

both in Colorado and across the country.”

AT&T Relay Colorado is proud

to support and work alongside

the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and

speech- challenged communities throughout the state. AT&T Re-

lay Colorado hopes to educate all Coloradans not only about relay services, but also about the unique

qualities of these communities

that help make Colorado such an extraordinary state. To obtain relay outreach services, or for questions or concerns contact: Holly Bise at; 303-638-9549

Kenya Lowe at kenya.lowe@att. com; 313-452-1826

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Experience the Power of... Relay Colorado A free service for Coloradans who have a hearing or speech loss, that includes traditional relay services, captioned calls, and much more.

So remember... When you receive a call from the Colorado Relay Service, don’t hang up! This could be a friend, family member, or customer calling you.

Free amplified or captioned phones are available to qualified Colorado residents by contacting Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at: 303-866-2097 or



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buyer who performs a three-step verification of the value of your items. They weigh your items and make you an offer. Then it’s up to you whether you want to walk out with a check or not. No pressure. It’s that simple, and customer service is the focus. You don’t even need to come into a store to earn extra money for your bills. They’ll help you set up a gold party in your home. “It’s like a Tupperware party,” explains Leo. “But tell your guests to leave the check book at home. They’ll take a check home instead.” And the best part is, the hostess gets a check on the spot for ten percent of the value of the gold purchased at the party, plus many other perks as well. Golden Nugget Gold Buyers has nine conveniently located stores in the Metro area, including Arvada, Aurora, Centennial, Denver, Englewood, Lakewood and Littleton. For directions or to find out more about hosting a gold party, call them at 303-425GOLD or check them out online at

BizFACTS Golden Nugget Gold Buyers LLC 1110 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood Founded: 2011 Owner: Daniel Miller

Now is the time of year when holiday bills are due, and you still have all your other bills to pay, which likely means you’re short on cash. Why not take advantage of items that are sitting around your home collecting dust? “Gold is a very valuable commodity,” says Jeanne Leo, Vice President of Marketing at Golden Nugget Gold Buyers. “When the economy is weak and families are struggling to make ends meet, gold is a great way to generate some extra income.” With nine locations around the Metro Denver area and one in Fort Collins, Golden Nugget Gold Buyers purchases most precious metals a consumer might have on hand. Whether it’s gold, silver and

Golden Nugget Gold Buyers Lakewood location. platinum jewelry or silver tea sets, flatware, candlesticks, or platters, they’ll buy it. They’ll purchase your unwanted jewelry, even if it’s broken. They also buy gold coins, as well as US currency – dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars – minted before 1965. Why come to Golden Nugget Gold Buyers to sell your gold and

other precious metals when, as Leo puts it, “Everybody and their brother seem to be in the gold buying business these days?” They’re not a phone store or a pawn shop. Their stores are safe, secure and very inviting, and this is all they do. As licensed professionals in the precious metals industry, they are experts in the field. They

know the market prices and the true value of your precious metals. Not only are you certain of getting a fair deal, Leo assures you, “Sellers will get the best deal in Denver from us. We pay the highest you’ll find.” The process is extremely simple. Come in to one of their many stores with your items. Sit down with a


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