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Volume 1  Issue 8  August 2013

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Jeanine’s Child Haven By Peggy Blewett

Jeanine’s business really didn’t start based on a desire to start a business. After the birth of their children, Jeanine Barnes worked nights and her husband (of 32 years), Jerry, often traveled making daycare difficult to find. After several failed attempts to find adequate daycare, they decided Jeanine should quit her job and be a stay-at-home mom. That’s when friends of hers asked if she could watch their children and before she knew it, the stay-at-home mom became a small business owner. It did not take Jeanine long to realize just how much she enjoyed doing daycare and decided to become a licensed daycare provider and participate in the various education sessions provided by the county. That was over twenty-six years ago and numerous children have come and gone. Many of those kids have gone on to become married and have children of their own. It’s amazing to see a daycare child you had ten years ago notice you in the grocery store and come over to say hi. That’s when you realize that you had a small part in making that child into a fine adult which gives you satisfaction of a job well done. As a childcare provider Jeanine is required to complete over

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Ranchero’s Restaurant

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer Good Mexican food in a fun, family-friendly environment, that’s the goal of Ranchero’s Restaurant, and they strive to accomplish this mission each and every day. The restaurant had a change of ownership in December 2012, when brothers Alberto and Santos Mendez bought the establishment. The brothers were the former owners of a Mexican restaurant in Platteville that they sold eight years ago. They have brought their wealth of food and restaurant knowledge to Ranchero’s, along with many family members who work for them. “It’s a family business. A lot of nieces and nephews and daughters work here,” said Maria Mendez, restaurant manager. “We also like to keep it a family-kind of place for customers where they feel like they can laugh loudly and fun.” Plus, they've opened an outdoor dining patio. Since the change of ownership, there have been many changes to the menu. Mendez says their food has a central, south Mexican flare with a focus on grilled meats. “We like everything on our grill. It’s still shredded, but putting it on the grill gives it more flavor and that’s what we are known for,” said Mendez. “What our guys like to do is make things a little different and they know how to combine flavors. Some of our combinations may sound weird, but they taste really good and have become popular.” One unique plate that has become a customer’s favorite is Fajita Ranchero featuring chicken, shrimp, steak and bacon with shredded cheese on top. Another interesting entree is a grilled chicken breast with onion, shrimp, cheese sauce, pineapple and cherries. “It has that sweet and salty taste,” said Mendez. In honor of their next door neighbor on Hwy 66, Ranchero’s has developed a John Deere plate, featuring grilled chicken or steak, rice, spinach and mushrooms covered in cheese. “We have a big menu, but if

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Colorado Roof Toppers

By Robin Barrett Colorado Roof Toppers is a family operated, home-town company that cares about their work. Scott’s wife wears several hats; wife and parent, plus she is a kindergarten teacher in the St. Vrain School District and a great help in the business. His two daughters do all the graphic design, advertising, and also help in the office. Colorado Roof Toppers is a local business in Mead that believes in hiring local workers. Some of Scott’s crew has worked with Colorado Roof Toppers for as long as twenty years. Scott Bart started Colorado Roof Toppers in 1980 because he was unable to find employment with a roofing company that was committed to the same high standard of quality that he was. It seemed most of the roofing companies were more like sales organizations with their eyes on the profit instead of on customer satisfaction. Scott personally provides individual estimations and supervision on every job. He believes their quality of work should stand above all other roofing companies. Scott says, “Colorado Roof Toppers is a small, hands-on, local roofing company. We do one job at a time and we get it right.” Their clients shared on Angie’s List: “Very professional. I have used several roof companies on investment properties. I will stay with Colorado Roof Toppers. Excellent communication, great service, fair price, very knowledgeable, and great clean-up. There was one m i n o r issue on a roof vent that was taken care of immediately. I will always call Colorado Roof Toppers for any replacements or repairs. T h e y are very

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Town of Mead Consumer Report—Bringing Residents Information About Area Businesses Member Feature Article

Tiffany Yenchus-Holcomb M.A.C.C. Exe. Dir. 720.209.9701

Dina Schmitt, Broker Associate M.A.C.C. President 303.709.7814

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Tamie Newby (VP) Ryan Sword (Treasurer). Liz Knapp Bill Meier Terri Hatch Winslow Taylor Becky Young Susan Lesnick, Cathy Mosciski Natalie Abshier

Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center

The chronic pain patient who feels relief for the first time in a long time – and it lasts.” She continues, “The insights that each patient gains about their life and how to make it better and happier for themselves. I love seeing the change in posture, the confidence gained after a session with Connie. The patients feeling the beauty they’ve always had.” When ask what Stacey’s most memorable experiences have been since she’s been in business? She said she has a few: • Helping a 2nd time mother have a successful VBAC after going past her due date by 1 week; • Getting a third grade insomniac who was about to be put on several intense pharmaceuticals for sleep, fall asleep naturally on their own – for the first time in their life; • Getting a 50-something with chronic sciatica pain free; • Helping an octogenarian calm her nerves, get good sleep and stop hand/leg tremors. The upcoming events and specials that everyone should know about is: Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center is hosting The Family Harvest Festival along with The Family Garden and Be Well Mama on September 7 from 2 – 5 at The Family Garden (600 S. Airport Road, Longmont). We will have pumpkin painting for kids, free acupuncture treatments, free 10 minute mini-massages, 20 minute talks from local experts on topics ranging from prenatal support, infant/toddler/preschool parenting techniques, healthy meal planning, breastfeeding support, to exercise classes that keep mom and family healthy. For any new acupuncture patient there will be a 20% discount on the first appointment when they call to schedule an appointment through September 15th. And for our cosmetic services, they will receive a free gift bag of either Sanitas or BIOELEMENTS® facial products when they book a 60 minute facial through September 15th. Stacy says, “Please come by and meet my staff and I. We would love to be able to help you with all of your holistic needs.” They are open Monday – 10 am – 4pm, Tuesday 8:30 am – 8pm, Wednesday 1pm – 8 pm, Friday 1pm – 8 pm and Saturdays available by appointment. You can call for an appointment at 303.772.0598 or visit their website at www.goodlifelongmont.com. Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center is a member of the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce.

By Robin Barrett Chinese medicine is a safe, gentle way to stay healthy for the entire family. Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center was created to fill a need for holistic prenatal/postpartum family care. On May 1, 2013, Stacey Donelson, L.A.c., (picture at right) owner of Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness, opened her new facility at 1551 Professional Lane, Suite 180 in Longmont. The business has evolved to include other areas of wellness and healing that supports the whole family. Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center is a whole family holistic wellness center serving the areas of Longmont, Mead, Berthoud, Frederick, Firestone, and Erie. Working with everyone within a family from new mothers and infants to toddlers and preschoolers. Mothers are realizing that to best take care of their family they need to take care of themselves also. Good Life helps moms recover from birth - whether it’s immediately post-partum or years later. They also help people who suffer from anxiety, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder. Sleep issues and chronic pain are also common symptoms alleviated through Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Many people turn to this type of care after they have exhausted everything that traditional medicine can offer and their condition has still not improved. Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center has added a new addition to the employee register. Connie Zielinski is their holistic aesthetician specializing in personalized, natural skin care. She works with local Colorado skin companies Sanitas and BIOELEMENTS® to design personalized, holistic skin care regimes for each client. She is trained in Myotonology, a state of the art natural face-lift technique that is a holistic alternative to Botox and other cosmetic injectables. Hannah Zielinski is Good Life’s office assistant. She is currently studying for her paralegal degree. She loves helping people and educating them on the benefits of natural medicine and holistic skincare. Stacey is married with two children, ages 2 and almost 4. So from close personal experience, she knows how this medicine works. Stacey likes spending time with family and friends, working with horses, gardening, hiking, and she’s an avid reader. Here are just a couple of people that are living the benefits of Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center: “For more than a year I suffered with medical issues that traditional doctors and specialist just could not answer or help resolve. Finally, I decided it was time to look for an alternative, which eventually brought me to Stacey at Good Life Acupuncture & Wellness, which was the best decision I have ever made. With the help of Stacey, my medical issues are being resolved and I am feeling better than I have in years.” – Tiffany Yenchus-Holcomb, Mead It was a pleasure to receive treatment from Stacey Donelson during my second pregnancy. Using herbs, acupuncture, and her incredible skill as a healer, she encouraged my breech baby to turn head down and made my gestational diabetes all but disappear. I am thankful that those pre-natal challenges brought me to acupuncture in the first place, because that allowed me $75 to learn about all that Chinese Medicine has to offer the post-partum woman. With Stacey's care and guidance, I had a wonderful recovery and felt happy, energetic, and M.A.C.C. memberships are $75 for all of 2013, calm as our family welcomed a new member.” - Sarah regardless of business size or membership status. Scheiblich, Longmont 80504 Stacey Donelson says she loves helping new moms *Non-profit and individual memberships are only $50 per year become more confident in motherhood and recover from pregnancy. “I love working with kids, seeing how For more information on the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce visit acupressure and Chinese medicine calms and encourages www.meadchamberofcommerce.com health in their little bodies,” she says. “I love seeing or contact the Executive Director, Tiffany Yenchus-Holcomb at the chronically anxious patient become more calm 720.209.9701 or tiffany@meadchamberofcommerce.com and grounded and achieve consistent quality sleep.

Chamber Chatter Next M.A.C.C. Meeting

August 14th - M.A.C.C. Board Meeting (Noon) @ Ranchero's Restaurant

Notice: Regarding Board Meetings

It has been decided that the monthly Board meetings will now be hosted at Ranchero's on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at Noon. The Board meetings will be held in the private bar area to provide the Board with more privacy.

Future Business After Hours Events

The Chamber is currently looking for a business or businesses to sponsor future B.A.H events. In the future the Chamber hopes to promote and organize a B.A.H. event every other month. For businesses that are home based we do have options available. If you are interested in sponsoring a future B.A.H. events please contact Tiffany Holcomb.

M.A.C.C. Bylaw Update

During the M.A.C.C. Board meeting on July 10th, the board voted to ratify the current M.A.C.C. bylaws. These updated bylaws were created in the hopes of aiding the Town of Mead and the local community in their economic objectives and to better serve the M.A.C.C. members. The new bylaws will be available on the Chamber website no later than August 30th.

Chamber Board & Officer

At this time the Chamber Board includes eleven members and three officers, due to one member resigning from the Board. The officers are Dina Schmitt (President), Tamie Newby (Vice President) and Ryan Sword (Treasurer). Chamber Board members are Liz Knapp, Bill Meier, Terri Hatch, Winslow Taylor, Becky Young, Susan Lesnick, Cathy Mosciski and Natalie Abshier. The Board members and officers were elected and chosen to represent the Chamber members and their interests.

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In an effort to conserve funds the Chamber Board has voted to close out the Chamber storage unit. As of July 10th, the storage unit has been cleaned out and the contents have been relocated. A member of the Board has agreed to store the contents for the Chamber free of charge. The decision will save the Chamber almost $100 per month. Now that the contents of the storage unit have been relocated the Chamber will be doing an inventory to determine and track the merchandise owned by the Chamber. This will better serve the Chamber and its members when events take place and members need to borrow these items.

New 2013 M.A.C.C. Membership Rate

Defining the Future Direction of the Chamber

As all of you are aware the Chamber has undergone a major revitalization over the past 9 months. With this new direction it has been determined that the Chamber needs to reevaluate its branding and logo in an effort to gain more recognition for the Chamber and its objective of assisting the Mead Area in growing. With the idea of updated branding and a renewed purpose there are some questions to be answered. • What are your expectations for the Chamber? • What do you perceive as the future direction of the Chamber? • How often would you like to see events held? • Are you interested in joining an event or planning committee? • Are you willing to assist as an outreach ambassador (i.e. are you willing to visit local businesses and discuss the advantages of Chamber membership)? • What are your thoughts for branding and promoting the Chamber in the future? • Do you have any logo ideas or preferences? Any members who are willing to answer any or all of these questions to give insight and gudiance to the board are welcome to email Tiffany Holcomb.

Additions to the Chamber Website

There have been many changes to the Chamber website over the last several months. The most noticeable change might be the addition of a page titled About Mead and the photo page. The About Mead includes specific information on the Town of Mead while the photo page includes photos of Main Street & Downtown Mead (provided by Oh Snap Photos), Sekich Business Park (provided by S. Koenig Photography), of the Annual Dinner & Awards (provided by Be 4Ever Young Photography), Business After Hours Events (provided by Be 4Ever Young Photography), the 1st Annual Mead Summer Festival and previous Boil N' Boogies. These new pages are an excellent way to showcase how the Town of Mead and the Chamber collaborate to provide the Mead Area with community events or to inform members of upcoming issues, etc....

Chamber Perks

The M.A.C.C. has many new perks and benefits to offer members, which include: • Ability to post deals and specials on the Shop Local Deals page. • Ability to post job openings on the Job Posting page. • Opportunity to host or co-host B.A.H. events. • 25% Discount for Constant Contact services. • Free ad & feature article in the Consumer Report of Mead for all NEW Chamber Members. • Various Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities • And So Much More

Social Media Update

Great news! You can now follow the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Stay connected with news and events taking place in the Town of Mead and with the Mead Area Chamber of Commerce.


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Day, on September 28, we will celebrate our agricultural heritage with the Sugar Beet Festival. The sponsors of this event are the Rotary Club of Mead and the Mead Community Foundation. This is really a fun event with activities for EAD AYOR all ages. Just as a reminder, it is held Richard Macomber at the corner of WCR 13 and WCR 32. EPORT  A quick update on the town  As I write this article it is a hot and steamy evening in the hall renovations. Both the fire district latter part of July. The summer appears to be speeding by and the and town approved and awarded the stores remind us that it is back to school in a few short weeks. I know construction contract. Work should the children look upon the beginning of school with mixed emotions… begin by the latter part of August glad to see their friends again and apprehensive about a new school and take approximately ten months to complete. In the meantime, year. Before I get much further along in this article let’s take a look at your town board is meeting at a loaned meeting room in the Sekich our calendars. September is a busy month and we will celebrate Mead business park and the staff appears to have settled into their new Community Day on the 14th. This is a always a well planned event and temporary quarters. Guardian Angels Church has been kind enough to the volunteers do a great job in its planning and execution. By the way, provide their parish hall for the seniors to continue to have their weekly if you would like to assist I am sure that the adage is right in that many lunches and that is appreciated. Volunteer committee meetings are hands make the work go easier. Two weeks after Mead Community also being held at the business park, although I can tell you that the Downtown Revitalization Committee met on Main Street to go over some planned enhancements.  I did have the good fortune to meet the owner of the property that the old Red Barn use to occupy. Ironically, Your Home Town Auto Repair Solution this new owner is now a resident of the town in addition to working on Main Street improvements. I know we will all be Complimentary Complimentary pleased with some of the ideas she has for the future of that property. Stay tuned !  Construction, in addition to the town hall with this ad • exp. 8/30/13 not valid w/other offers renovation is alive and well. The Liberty Ranch subdivision New Customers Only with this ad • exp. 8/30/13 with this ad • exp. 8/30/13 is witnessing a great deal of activity that is being monitored Valid up to $100 discount not valid w/other offers not valid w/other offers closely by our engineers. Vale View will see the start of some needed road improvements and we continue to work on the plans and designs for a trail along Third Street from the middle school eventually going to the Mead High School.  I would like to welcome back from a short leave of absence Chris Larmon to the Public Works Department. Chris has been a valuable member of the public works team.  Check Engine Light We have also hired a replacement Code Enforcement/  Severe Exhaust Smoke  Clicking or Grinding Sound Animal Control Officer by the name of AJ Enders. If you meet either of these gentlemen around town, please give them a When Starting Vehicle hearty welcome aboard. Engine tune-up & oil changes  When you read this article the children, as I Custom wheel alignment indicated earlier, will be going to school shortly. Many of them will be walking or riding bikes so please be careful and watch Radiator flush & every fluid out for them. Also, please watch your speed limit around Brakes & power steering the school, if for no other reason that the tickets are really Transmission & differential expensive and you don’t need the points on your license. AC Repair As always, we welcome your input and thoughts on how we can improve this great town of ours. You can come to one of our semimonthly Board meetings or just talk with one of your elected Trustees, or give me a call or send me an email. In 13730 Deere Ct. • SE Corner Hwy 66 & I-25 some of this brutally hot weather please remember our troops Longmont 80504 protecting our freedom, no matter where they are stationed, M-F 7:30a to 5:30p as well as the first responders with the Sheriff’s department carbonvalleygarage@gmail.com and fire district. Semper Fi !

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twenty hours of education each year and be you don’t see what you want on the menu, inspected to ensure all licensing requirements just tell us what you want and we’ll make it. Our guys love a challenge,” said Mendez. are followed. Ranchero’s tortillas and chips are made Jeanine’s Child Haven is licensed for eight children, from one year to middle school. A daily. In fact, this is a top priority and they family run daycare provides more individual make sure they order the correct portions attention to the children and gives greater every day so that every tortilla and chip flexibility to the parents than the average served will be fresh. Their green chili is made daycare center. Jeanine also likes to take the by the wife of one of the owners and is her kids on adventures to the lake or movie day at own personal pork green chili recipe. She comes into the restaurant every other day or the theater. She even has a dog name Clifford! Jeanine’s Personal Plan for her daycare is to: so to make a new batch. The house margaritas at Ranchero’s • Provide a loving, relaxed and secure are getting rave reviews from customers, environment, • Promote positive self-concept, meet says Mendez and the restaurant’s happy hour features two for one margaritas. Every emotional and physical needs of each child • Establish respect for self, others and weekend margaritas are just $3. Soon after the Mendez brothers took surrounding equipment • Develop communication and motor skills, over Ranchero’s, they joined the Mead Chamber. Having never participated in a provide skills for dealing with anger • Create enthusiasm for new activities, skills, chamber before, manager Maria Mendez and the owners were interested in what this might and education do for their business. • Support parental involvement “We talked to Mead Liquor, and they • Provide structured activities such as cooking, said being in the chamber was a really good music and games, teach independence • Provide a variety of quality materials and thing,” said Mendez. “What we’ve noticed, because we are part of the Mead Chamber, is equipment that the town is more united than we thought • Promote excitement, joy and fun. Children have a special place in this world and that is great.” The restaurant recently hosted a and Jeanine believes each child is unique in their talents and personality. Her sincerest desire is Mead Chamber After Hours event, which to provide these children with an enjoyable introduced new people to Ranchero’s food optimistic and emotionally healthy start in the and atmosphere. “The Mead Chamber has already helped educational environment. Jeanine says, “As a daycare provider, I work with the parents to us and we look forward to helping out them,” grow a child into an adult all of us can be proud said Mendez. Located at Highway 66 and I25, between of.” She went on to say, “You don’t do this job for the money, you do it because it’s the most John Deere and the Red Rooster, Ranchero’s Restaurant is drawing customers from a enjoyable job you have ever had.” “Jeanine is one of the most generous, wide area. Visit them seven days a week at kind, patient people I know. Her daycare is 4322 Hwy 66, for lunch or dinner. For more a direct reflection of those qualities. She is information call 970-535-4452. amazing,” says Laura Anna. Having a home daycare gives Jeanine time for some of her favorite hobbies; assembling Lego’s and making her own cards. When she is not doing childcare she also enjoys driving her We have Camaro on the weekends and camping and atving. in-store If you are looking for specials! childcare give Jeanine a Mead Street call 970-535-4868. Rates are $25 a day full time, $15 for before/after school Hwy 66 or $5.00 an hour. She is w/this ad•while supplies last available M-F 7a-6p. Call no purchase necessary Jeanine Barnes at 970Mon-Thurs 8a to 10p • Fri & Sat 8a to 11p • Sun 9a to 9p 535-4868 or email her at jbarnes@mesanetworks. net.

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Blackwood Legacy Quartet in Concert

Back by popular demand, the Blackwood Legacy Quartet, direct from Nashville, will be presenting another special concert event in our community this August. Boasting an unbroken lineage to the Dove and Grammyaward winning Blackwood Brothers, the Mansion Records artists link the best of Southern Gospel’s traditional sound with today’s newer Country gospel and worship music. The Blackwood Legacy Quartet will be in concert on Friday, August 16, 7:00 p.m., at Abundant Life Church located at 4380 Highway 66 (3/10ths of a mile east of I-25 on Hwy 66, just east of the Red Rooster restaurant). Admission is free and an offering will be received. The Blackwood Legacy Quartet has an all-star line-up. Lead singer Daniel Childs is the greatgrandson to Blackwood Brothers’ founding father, Roy Blackwood. Spokane native Luke Yates sings baritone with the group, and is also an award-winning pianist. Tenor singer Paul Secord, formerly a featured singer for Disney World, is one of the most talented in Gospel Music today. Group owner and bass singer, Rick Price, was originally a protégée of the late Cecil Blackwood. He began his 35-year career singing with the Blackwood Brothers in 1977, and was eventually inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame with the legendary group. Performing since 2001, The Blackwood Legacy Quartet was signed to Mansion Records in 2010, and continues the grand tradition of gospel music, performing nearly 250 dates annually nationwide. For more information you can call Abundant Life Church at (970) 535-0311, visit their web site at ALCWORSHIPWARRIORS.ORG to find a link to the Blackwood Legacy web site, or find the quartet on Facebook and Twitter.

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