EACC May 2023 Newsletter
Ribbon Cuttings
BMO Harris formerly Bank of the West
BMO offers personal and business banking, commercial baking, wealth management, and Investment services to more than 12 million customers globally.
Andrea La Torre - Vice President, Senior Business Development
3779 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
(720) 826-7641 
Crystal Cowgirl
Upscale women's consignment shop in Evergreen, Colorado.
Luxury clothing, boots, accessories, jewelry and more

Celeste Hale - owner
29005 Upper Bear Creek Road
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 674-6918

Gregg Will Fix It, LLC
Service for all mobile device needs; cell phone, tablets & laptops. Screens, batteries, microphones, speakers, keyboards, touchpad...etc.
Gregg Stanley - CEO
26055 Columbine Trail #209
Kittredge, CO 80457
(720) 892-6335
Growing Up Healthy Together

As a health coach, I teach women with irritable bowel syndrome to eliminate their symptoms, lose weight naturally, increase their energy and boost their self esteem so they can live their best life.

Shannon Ruth - Owner
Evergreen, CO 80439
(512) 954-1407
Honeycomb Realty:Tullie Lochner, Independent Broker
Honeycomb Realty helps Sellers demonstrate value through transparency. A certified Honeycomb House is pre-inspected, professionally cleaned, and comes with a home warranty, which builds confidence.
Tullie Lochner - Independent Broker
Evergreen, CO 80439
(720) 248-0404
Just Me Health Consulting LLC
Just Me Health Consulting, health coaching, consulting, education for the next generation
Evergreen, CO 80439
(720) 587-7958
Pappas Painting & Repair, INC
High quality interior and exterior painting company with capability to paint large and small scale projects. Commercial, Multi-Family and Cabinet Painting.

Ryan Paul - VP of Operations
1365 Harlan Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
(720) 320-5038
Pine Ridge Cleaning
Local Evergreen Cleaning Service.
Briana Abbas - Owner
Evergreen, CO 80439
(515) 689-7223
Trusan Cuisines

Catering for Corporate and Private Events, In-home Individual and Group Cooking Instruction, In-home Cooking Class Dinner Parties, Team Building Cooking Classes, and Theme Parties.
Trusan Comstock - Chef/Owner
P.O. Box 1688
Evergreen, CO 80437
(303) 517-6225
The Butchers Hook
Local Evergreen Butcher Shop providing an honest connection between you and your meat, fresh weekly!
Evan Jeffries - Owner
3719 Evergreen Pkwy
Evergreen, CO, CO 80439
Evergreen Cleaning Services
We are a cleaning company that specializes in short term rentals as well as other services such as: recurring residential cleans, plowing and maintenance work.
Heidi Loeffler - Office Manager
2924 Evergreen Pkwy #205
Evergreen, CO 80435
(303) 578-0102
Evergreen Excavating & Property Services
Evergreen Excavating & Property Services is a locally owned and operated full service excavation and tree removal company serving the front range and beyond.
Jeff Anenson- Owner
(720) 982-9416
Evergreen Spine & Sports Medicine
Chiropractic office specializing in the treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries such as knee and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, headaches, and ankle sprains.
Maya Gonzales - Owner/Chiropractor
3042 Evergreen Pkwy, Unit 100
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 670-8902
McDonough Law Group
As a full-service law firm, each of our new team members is chosen specifically for the professional experience and unique knowledge they bring to the McDonough team. Attorneys at McDonough Law Group can help you with: estate planning, business and corporate issues, energy and natural resources, trademarks, litigation and real estate legal issues.
Kristen Danko - Chief Operations Officer
3540 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
(970) 776-3311
Zeroload, LLC
We provide Structural engineering services for residential new builds, remodels and commercial structures.
Eric Schultz - Principal / Owner
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 856-5377
Common Code Violations: Blocked Exits
By Einar Jensen, Risk Reduction Coordinator
Evergreen Fire/Rescue

Blocked or partially blocked exists are common fire code violations in our community
(and probably across the nation).

Blocked and hidden exits are common in our nation’s historical tragic fires such as those
at the Triangle Waist Company (1911), Rhythm Nightclub (1940), Coconut Grove
Nightclub (1942), Winecoff Hotel (1946), The Station Nightclub (2003), and Cabin Creek
Penstock (2007).

We keep entrances clear so that customers can enter our businesses, but it’s critical that
emergency exits also are free of obstructions. Each exit and walking area leading to
those doors must be clear of furniture, merchandise, garbage, and other obstacles.
Research shows that during an emergency most people will move toward the door they
used to enter the building. They often will pass other available exits, which could slow
their escape and limit choices for survival.
When you enter a building, especially if you plan to stay for more than a few minutes,
look for exit doors.
It’s important for official exits to have code-required signage and for staff to be trained
on how to direct customers and other occupants to the closest exit, even if that exit is in
employee-only areas.

We at Evergreen Fire/Rescue are committed to our community. Visit our website at
with questions.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Connections and Cocktails
June Breakfast
June Chamber Mixer
Learn more about your Chamber Membership & how to get involved.
Lead the Way
Looking to grow your business and foster meaningful connections?
Join one of our Chamber Leads Groups!

Our exclusive network provides a platform to promote local businesses, connect members with potential clients, and build lasting relationships. To ensure maximum benefit, we restrict membership to one representative per industry classification. To join, reach out to the contacts below and make sure you're in good standing with the Evergreen Chamber.
Lunch Bunch Leads Group
Meets Every Other Thursday 11:30am to 12:30pm.

The Evergreen Chamber Lunch Bunch leads group is on hold for the summer and will be having a kick off in the fall. If you are interested in joining our kick off event please sign up by calling Holly Worley.

We Network and Share Leads.
A dynamic, helpful group.

The Lunch Bunch is a networking group dedicated to helping grow each other’s businesses through the exchange of qualified leads.
We’re interested in building a community of strong personal and business relationships among members of the group and encourage member interactions outside of regular meetings.

We currently have openings and encourage interested individuals to visit and meet our lively group of business professionals.

For more information please contact:
Holly Worley
Young Professionals Leads Group
Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month- Zoom- 8:00 am.
Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month-happy hour- 6:00pm. 

Are you a motivated young professional looking for a community that will help you grow both personally and professionally? Look no further than our innovative group.

As a member of The Young Professionals Leads Group, you'll gain access to a unique network of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to helping one another succeed. Our group is focused on helping young professionals connect, learn, and grow in their careers.

Join us today and take the first step towards unlocking your full potential as a young professional.

Contact Group Leader Katie Clements for more Information:
Day Break Leads Group
Meets Every Other Thursday
8:00 am
Contact Group Leader for Location

Bryan Caldwell, Group Leader
(303) 670-2780,
The Early Morning Edition
Meets Every Tuesday 7:30 am
Contact Group Leader for Location

The Early Edition Leads Group has been an active networking group for over 15 years with several seasoned members along with a number of newer members. This group is currently chaired by Cindy Alvarez of Wambolt & Associates and the group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:35am in the office of Robert & Associates. The Early Edition Leads Group currently has 12 members and are always seeking additional members. This leads group successfully generates referrals for one another, is very relationship based, and is very active with at the Evergreen Chamber events.

Cindy Alvarez, Group Leader
Office: 720.962.6700 Cell: 720.930.7602  
2023 Women in Business Luncheon:
Hall of Fame Inductees & Women on the Rise
Barbara Sternberg was an Evergreen icon who distinguished herself through her dedication to family, community, service and big ideas. Intelligent, strong, gracious, relational, articulate and positive, hers was a significant impact on the mountain area, fully exemplifying the “lifetime commitment to community service” that is the hallmark of the Evergreen Chamber’s Women’s Hall of Fame. 

Born in England in 1923, Barbara met her Czechoslovakian husband Eugene during the war. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1946 and landed in Denver, where Eugene taught architecture at DU and gained renown as a modernist architect and planner. Barbara earned her masters degree in sociology and taught at Colorado Woman’s College and DU. As time went on, the couple welcomed their five children and built a summer cabin on Blue Creek. They eventually moved to Evergreen in 1972, immediately immersing themselves in the community.

Many of us also arrived in Evergreen back in the 70’s, seeking a new way to live our lives and raise our children and earn our keep. We left old values behind, and looked around for new models to point the way in our new community. Like elk in a flower garden, we gobbled up all the good stuff we could find – and so often when we found what we were looking for, there the Sternbergs would be. When we gathered to explore new ideas or welcome citizens from other countries or celebrate milestones, how often was it in the Sternbergs’ great room that the gatherings took place? When we took our children to story hour or do research, it was to a library Barbara helped initiate and design. Like dandelion fluff on a summer breeze, she gently seeded our minds with new perspectives, then recruited us for her newest venture. With her innate decency to inspire us, her bright mind to captivate us, her vibrant energy to motivate us, and her ready humor to lighten us, she made it seem easy. There is a need. Let’s fill it. Together. And let’s get to know each other and enjoy ourselves along the way.

In what she called her “most consciously courageous act,” Barbara was a founding member of the Evergreen Chapter of PFLAG – Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays. She and Eugene published Evergreen, Our Mountain Community in 1987, which remains the “go to” resource for all things Evergreen. The book was updated in 1993 and 2004, with proceeds donated to the Kiwanis Foundation. They started Art for the Mountain Community (now Sculpture Evergreen and part of Center for the Arts Evergreen) in 1994 with the mission of placing high-quality sculpture in public places. SE’s rotating Sculpture Walk is a nationwide competition that brings a variety of sculpture to the mountain area every year. In addition, SE maintains a collection of more than 40 permanent sculptures that dapple Evergreen. 

Later in life, Barbara became a Jungian psychotherapist with a thriving practice. She also wrote an award-winning historical biography on Anne Evans – A Pioneer in Denver Cultural History, The Things that Last When Gold is Gone. Whether advocating for schools, for women, for racial justice, for gay rights, for mental health or art, her balance of authenticity, heart and reason inspired legions. When Center for the Arts Evergreen launched a capital campaign for a new art center, Barbara stepped up as the first large donor. Nearing her 90th birthday, she even started a blog.

As a public servant, Barbara’s influence was a source of inspiration for Evergreen for decades. But there are other public servants, and there was only one Barbara Sternberg. What set her apart, I think, was the fact that she thought grand thoughts and inspired great works and led us to new expressions of community without ever forsaking her large and lively family. She demonstrated by example that a woman could be a serious professional and community activist without compromising her role as wife, mother, and grandmother. Her life was full with a lively household and a grand home and a thriving career and a sparkling marriage and so many, many contributions to community. It is through that shining example of unflagging dedication to what she held dear that Barbara moved from mortality to immortality, fully deserving of a place in the Evergreen Chamber Women’s Hall of Fame.
Supervisor for the Inspire Program for the special needs population at Evergreen Park and Rec District

-Has worked in this capacity for 29 years (4 years PT before working 25 years FT). Developed the program since 1997.
-Started with 5 participants, now currently 114, ranging in age from 5 to 50; many have been with her for 29 years! She is like family to most of the participants.
-She does EVERYTHING, including driving a 24-passenger bus to make activities possible.
-Highly regarded for the quality program offered for a community the size of Evergreen.
-Disabilities include: non-verbal, feeding tubes, wheelchair bound, Cerebral Palsy, seizures, epilepsy, autism spectrum, Downes Syndrome, Trisomy 18.

The program averages 1 staff person for every 2 participants, and duties include things like changing diapers, personal hygiene, administering meds, transferring from wheelchairs, feeding by hand or tube. Most places no longer offer this service. About half come from outside the district and pay higher fees.

Because it is extremely expensive for programs for the special needs population, fundraising is required. EPRD must raise about $60,000 per year to augment the budget. Maren generally puts in a 60-hour week. She has only 5 assistants – had as many as 17 at one time, but it’s been difficult finding people to fill positions. Instead of cutting programs, Maren has found ways to transport participants to activities in Breckenridge (BOEC) and Winter Park (NSCD) where skilled personnel can integrate them into their adapted programs, i.e., skiing, rafting.

Program offerings include: Special Olympics, special events, camps, field trips, job training, living skills.

Activities include: bowling; swimming; basketball; socializing: getting out to restaurants, movies, museums, theatre performances, dances, sports events; therapeutic horseback riding; adaptive skiing; rafting, fishing; hiking; ropes courses; ziplining; archery; rifle shooting; crafts; team-building activities.

The Inspire Program exists only because of Maren and her amazing staff. 
Participants have broadened their positive life experiences enormously because of Maren and her staff. 
Families have been able to live more of a normal life because their loved ones with disabilities have trusted programs to attend because of Maren and her staff . It gives parents a reliable “break.”
Women on the Rise
Lisa Nierenberg
Left to Right: Nancy Judge EACC President, Lisa Nierenberg, and Valli Crockett of Bergen Peak Realty.
Megan Mitchell
Left to Right: Nancy Judge EACC President, Megan Mitchell, and Valli Crockett of Bergen Peak Realty.
Women in Business Luncheon and Hall of Fame Induction made possible by:
2023 Explore Evergreen
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Calendar of Events.
Jeffco Foothills Town Hall Meeting
Meet Your New Chamber Members!
Specialty Travel, Inc.

Specialty Travel, Inc. curates premium, custom, group and independent tours and itineraries throughout the world through explorations, experiences, expeditions and excursions. 

Jennifer Herrick - President
32863 Upper Bear Creek Road
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 918-9039
Strategic Designs

Strategic Designs specializes in custom shade structures. We service both Commercial and Residential Clients in the greater Denver Metro Area and the Colorado Mountains.

Denise Stephenson - Project Manager
29982 Nancys Lane
Conifer, CO 80433
(303) 519-1595
The Venue Theatre

The Venue Theatre exists to provide an accepting and enriching environment for the youth of our community—for discovery, exploration, and celebration of their unique and extraordinary abilities.

Stephanie Wilkes - Executive Director
27132 Main Street, #K-100
Conifer, CO 80433
(303) 489-4471
Tuggle Designs

As a full-service law firm, each of our new team members is chosen specifically for the professional experience and unique knowledge they bring to the McDonough team. 

Lauren Tuggle - Co-Owner
1250 Bergen Pkwy Ste B110
Evergreen, CO 80439
(720) 757-5324
California Closets 

Local Evergreen Cleaning Service.

Jena Brenneman - Design Consultant
2950 E. Second Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 502-6617
Design Build & Co, LLC

Design Build & Co is a custom remodel firm specializing in projects ranging from custom kitchen remodels to full home remodels, additions & ADU's. From Architectural Design to construction completion.

Joel Oatten - Owner
1019 8th St 308
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 909-9605
Evergreen Christian Academy

We are a private christian daycare and preschool in Evergreen. We serve students age 6 weeks through age 9. We offer a year round program from students and families as well as a summer program. 

Lauren Anderson - Executive Director
28253 Meadow Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
(303) 842-2675
Girls on the Fly

Dedicated to promoting self confidence & helping young girls to develop a positive body image & learn ways to cope w/ depression suicide & negative self talk through fly fishing and the outdoors.

Kelli Jackson - Founder
13412 Douglass Ranch Dr
Pine, CO 80470
(720) 625-2538
Guided Goat Hikes

Guided hikes with goats on trails in Jefferson County.
Family owned and operated. 

Tara Singapuri - Owner
12479 S Foxton Rd
Conifer, CO 80433
(720) 717-0703
Burke Dermatology

Quality dermatology care with a personal touch!

Jennifer Burke
2942 Evergreen Parkway Suite 100
(720) 836-9981
Creative Trajectory

Creative Trajectory is a dynamic and innovative advertising agency that specializes in helping businesses and organizations of all sizes achieve their marketing goals.
Matthew Munson - Owner
2920 Olympia Lane
Evergreen, CO 80439
(612) 817-8657
Restore Hyper Wellness

Making hyper wellness widely accessible and affordable. We offer IV drips, cryotherapy, red light, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, compression, infrared sauna, and esthetician services, and more!

Julie Johnson - Owner
3350 Youngfield St Unit 27
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 895-9516
Colorado Custom Covers and Decks

Local Salvation Army unit dedicated to helping Evergreen residents in need of financial assistance.  

Jonathan Moeller
21944 Plateau Circle
Morrison, CO 80465
Parmalee Elementary PTA

Parmalee Elementary PTA's Mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Joanne Melzer - PTA Vice President
2418 Keystone Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
(310) 383-5616
Rotary Club of Evergreen Colorado