West Metro Weekly - January 28, 2019

The 72nd Annual Chairman's Gala
Friday, February 1, 2019, 6:00-10:00 pm, 
Denver Marriott West, 1717 Denver West Blvd., Golden, CO 80401

Thank you to our Chairman's Gala Sponsors! 
Sponsored by:
American Facilities 

Strongman Sponsors: 
Red Rocks Community College, Marxaire and WhippleWood CPAs

Fire Breather Sponsor:
Marriott Denver West

Big Top Sponsors:
Josh Caucutt - Edward Jones and Minuteman Press 

Thank you to our Chairman's Circle Stakeholder Sponsors:
City of Lakewood, Kaiser Permanente and Wells Fargo  

South Jeffco Corridor Professionals - Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5:00 - 7:30 pm, Location: TBD
Join the South Jeffco Corridor Professionals as we network and build our connections in the business community. The group will have meetings with featured speakers and community updates and happy hours. Register  here!

Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 8:00 - 10:30 am, Colorado State House
Join us for a great morning that includes a meet and greet with local legislators, the chance to experience the Senate and House floor, and tour of the Capitol. For more information,  click here.

Union Corridor Professionals - Lunch Meetup
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 11:30 - 1:00 pm, Manning's,  11100 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226
Join us for a fun, informal lunch at Manning's, where you can network with fellow professionals from the Union Corridor. Each attendee will pay for their own meal, and will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the group. Please  RSVP by Monday, February 11. 

Young Professionals - NEW Morning Meeting
Thursday, February 14, 2019, 9:00 - 10:00 am, West Metro Chamber, 1667 Cole Blvd., Building #19, Suite 400, Lakewood, CO 80401
The West Metro Chamber Young Professionals group engages and connects young professionals throughout Jefferson County and the West Metro region. By building relationships with other local business leaders, West Metro Chamber YP members advance their careers and become leaders in their community. Spotlight Speaker: Whitney Nielsen with Vitalant and Program Speaker: Growing Your Business Through Networking with Amira Watters. Register now! 
Picture Perfect: Lifetime Membership Presentation to Purvis Jewelers

The West Metro Chamber is thankful for our good friends John & Pam Purvis and for their 15+ years of dedication to the Chamber as they retire!

Member News
STOP! Don't build that website yet...
Tuesday, January 29, 11-1:30 pm, Colorado Plus Brew Pub, 6995 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Are you starting a business, updating your website, changing your marketing goals or need better SEO? Join us for this food friendly venture to educate, entertain, and save the world from websites that suck. For more information,  click here! 

Red Rocks Community College - Career Fair
Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 am, Red Rocks Community College
Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is pleased to announce the Outdoor Education and Park Ranger Technology program will host an industry-related career fair on Wednesday, January 30. This free on-campus event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and is one of the largest in the state of Colorado. For more information, click here! 

Kids Need Kiwanis... Kiwanis Needs You
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 11:30 -12:30 pm, Sunrise Sunset Restaurant, 1424 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood, CO 80232
Kids are curious, lovable and hilarious. They are also wild, impatient and vulnerable. Kiwanis is looking out for kids in every corner of the globe with over 600,000 volunteers who serve their communities through local clubs. Come see how the Kiwanis Club of Belmar helps kids in our community, and how you can join in this effort by becoming a member. Click here  for more information about our upcoming Open House.

Be a Tutor and Make a Difference
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:30 pm, Emory Elementary School, 1275 S. Teller Street, Lakewood 80232
The Lakewood Service Clubs Coalition invites you to join us in making a difference in young people's lives by joining the volunteer tutor team at Emory Elementary School. The goal is to improve academic performance of students participating in Emory's after school Success Club. For more information click here.

Free Home Buying Happy Hour for Everyday Heroes
February 13th, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm, mindSpark Learning
We are dedicated to saving our selfless teachers, first responders and correctional officers a little money on their home loans, BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT! Current full-time employed teachers, police, firefighters, and correctional officers are eligible for the STaR Program, which makes the process of obtaining a mortgage a little bit easier. Click here to view the flyer.  Beer, wine and munchies are on us, plus we'll be giving away some great door prizes so you really have no excuse not to come.  You deserve home ownership that is easy!  Register today!

SpayGhetti & No Balls Dinner and Silent Auction

Join this fun-filled evening to help the West Metro Chamber Nonprofit of the Year- SpayToday- Celebrate 10 Years of Service in our community! Attend  SpayGhetti & No Balls Dinner and Silent Auction.
Early Bird pricing ends February 15.  Tables and individual tickets can be purchase d at  www.spay2day.org . If you are interested in donating an item for the silent auction please send an email to melissa@premiereventsbymelissa.com .

Join us for a Celebration of Women
It's time for the 4th annual Annual Jeffco International Women's Day.  This will be held on Friday, March 8 at Baldoria on the Water in Lakewood. Chamber members get a special, lower ticket price for tickets bought before February 8. For more information , click here!

Join the 2020 Census Team
As you know the 10 year decennial census is approaching! We are excited about what we believe will be the most historic census in US history! With that being said in order to count everyone, in every state, every city, and in every community in our region we must all do our best to get the word out! We will be opening 1 of our 50 area census offices in your area in January of 2019. We will need office clerks, office managers, field staff, and supervisors.  We are currently behind our recruiting goal in your area. Click here for more information. 
Colorado Legislative News 
Click here to see the bills the Jefferson county Business Lobby is monitoring, supporting or opposing.
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If you are interested in hosting a Ribbon Cutting or joining a Joint Ribbon Cutting, contact  Clare Gonzales  at office@westmetrochamber.org or 

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