Dawn King, LPC, LAC, PLLC, Owner and Psychotherapist at Dawn King, PLLC
Arvada Economic Development Association, Economic Development Specialist, 1.5 years
The first payment of the Child Tax Credit started hitting bank accounts on July 15 and will continue every month for the rest of 2021.
The goal of the monthly distribution is to get money to Americans sooner and more spread out to help cover basic needs and make more of an impact for lower-income families. You are eligible to receive these monthly payments as long as you received the Child Tax Credit as part of your 2019 or 2020 tax filing and your child does not turn 18 this year.
However, there are income limits to consider.
Taste of Arvada returns on Thursday, July 22 with more than 70 unique restaurants, distilleries, craft breweries, and bars that will all display their finest culinary offerings and compete for awards. Plus, this year’s Taste will feature live music, local artisans, and food trucks. To whet your appetite for Taste of Arvada 2021, we preview 6 brand new samples to try at this year’s big event!
Are you interested in serving on the Arvada Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors? The Board currently has 5 open seats and 2 alternate seats available to be filled. Learn more below about the application process and what to expect. BOARD APPLICATION PROCESS Please reach out to Kami Welch, President, at 303-424-0313 or email@example.com to share your interest and learn more […]
Judy Baker, Marketing Director at Landslide Elite Health
Amanda’s Bridal and Tux opened in Arvada in 1991 as a humble bridal shop. Now a bridal boutique, Amanda’s is one of the most well-known destinations in Colorado for wedding gowns. Along with full bridesmaid selections and tuxes, Amanda’s is one of the only one-stop shops in all of Colorado to facilitate the whole process in one place with your own stylist.
Ahead of Amanda’s 30th Anniversary Celebration on July 11th, we talked to owners Calli and David Finnie about designing a unique bridal experience, fostering a collaborative team culture, and wedding trends in a post-pandemic Arvada.
At our AYP meeting on June 16th, Vanessa Kendrick (New Era Group) and Amber Becker (Denver Federal Center) discussed what it means to serve on a board and some behind-the-scenes detail that one may not know. Colin Ferro with Epic Experience and a member of the AYP Action Team facilitated the conversation.
On April 16, 2021, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted a Community Impact Forum on county updates from Jefferson and Adams Counties. The forum featured Don Davis, Jefferson County Manager, and Ray Gonzales, Adams County Manager, with county-wide updates on the COVID-19 response and impact, demographic shifts, new challenges and upcoming projects.
Please see below for the most up-to-date resources on how to support yourself, your staff, the community, and those most affected by the tragedy in Olde Town on June 21, 2021. If you need anything at this time, do not hesitate to reach out to any member of the Arvada Resiliency Taskforce. To Offer Support: […]
By Kami Welch, Arvada Chamber of Commerce President Over my almost eight years as the President at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, I have monitored challenges that are impacting Arvada-based businesses through surveys, focus groups, and one-on-one engagements. These trends have led to countless initiatives and programs to support an improved local economy, but this […]
The Arvada Chamber and Arvada Resiliency Taskforce (ART) are committed to making sure we continue to understand and respond to business needs as we navigate through a full recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Q2 Business Pulse Survey assists us in the development of new programming and resources to help our business community thrive. This survey also incorporates questions from the Arvada Chamber’s annual business challenges survey. Feedback from this annual poll is shared with the Chamber’s board of directors and drives strategic planning on the most urgent initiatives.
Christy Libertore, Broker Associate at Listings.com
The New Normal of Work Think back on your life before the Global Financial Crisis. It seemed ok, and then disaster hit. In the following few years, startups created new ways of living in a new normal that followed the crisis. Many of the problems they solved were things you may not even have thought […]
On Thursday, May 27th, Hope House Colorado celebrated the achievements of 13 teen moms as they received their high school or GED diplomas. Ten of the graduates completed their coursework through Penn Foster, which offers a self-paced online high school diploma program. On average, Hope House teen moms complete their education through Penn Foster in 15.4 weeks. Three of the graduates completed their GED, which teen moms at Hope House complete on average in 8.3 weeks, much faster than the national average of 6 months. Remarkably, two of the graduates completed their GED in just three weeks! Graduation took place at 6 p.m. at Trinity Church of Wheat Ridge, just a short drive south from Hope House.
Jefferson Center is a nonprofit, community-focused mental health care, wellness, and substance use services provider. Serving the community is at the core of everything the Jefferson Center does. For over 60 years, it has offered a full range of mental health and substance use treatment and resources to support the whole health of the members of our community. The Jefferson Center’s staff is dedicated to understanding the unique needs of each client and works to build on the client’s natural strengths and supports.
Founded in 1962, Lakeside Insurance is a full-service, Trusted Choice, Independent Insurance Agency with offices located in Colorado and Michigan. Lakeside provides a unique, diagnostic and consultative approach when working with our clients to help manage and mitigate risk. With a full range of insurance products, we currently place personal and business insurance in over 35 states and represent many of the largest and most respected insurance companies across the country.
Becki Taylor, Development Director at Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado
Level Clear dial status for Jefferson County and counties across the Denver Metro Area means a return to many of our favorite pre-pandemic activities, without restrictions. As more businesses and events return as usual in Arvada, keep in mind these tips to navigate a successful post-pandemic Arvada with grace, open communication, and healthy curiosity. 1. […]
Once I came on board with Neighbors of Northwest Arvada, I had a new and exciting opportunity to write stories about families and local businesses. After reaching homeowners in the tight-knit Northwest Arvada community, I quickly discovered just what was so special about a local publication.
The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2020 Business of the Year and Non-Profit of the Year winners. Recipients of these awards will be honored at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce 96th Annual Dinner at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on June 25.
LUKI Brewery opened in the summer of 2020 as Arvada’s eighth taproom. In a city and state with no shortage of excellent beer options, LUKI’s unique drinking experience goes beyond the colorful, circus-themed aesthetic. The brewery promotes “Entertainment, Wonder, Community, and Astounding Beer for One and All.” We talked to owner Jeffery Smith about accomplishing those high-flying feats and what the ringmaster has planned for the marquee in year two.
Your roof is the first line of defense in protecting your home and family. At J&K Roofing, we want to make your life a little easier by being your go-to roofer any time you or a friend needs us. Our customers choose us because of our expertise, professionalism, and transparency. If you are looking for a company that is local, prides quality over quantity, and treats customers like family, we hope you will consider J&K Roofing.
After more than a year of working from home, many businesses are looking ahead at the possibility of returning to the office later this year. This is an exciting prospect for many. However, in the same way, working from home required a transition, returning to the office will, too. Colorado ranked as the 12th best state in the union to work from home in, reported by the Denver Post.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do now to prepare your office for reopening and build excitement among your employees as they get ready to come back. These five tips can help you freshen up your space and welcome employees back in a positive way.
The Arvada Resiliency Taskforce (ART) is committed to making sure we continue to understand and respond to business needs as we navigate through a full recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. By completing this simple, 5-minute survey you are assisting us in the development of new programming and resources to help our business community thrive. This […]
Organization name, job title and years in your industry Arvada Rent Alls Andrew Heesacker, President CEO Brendon Wilson, Inside Sales Representative Ian Iringan, Outside Sales Representative Chris Dahmer, General Manager Josh Briggs, Outside Sale Representative What’s your favorite thing about Arvada? Andrew: “The people of Arvada genuinely care. They may not always agree on how […]
The Arvada Chamber’s workforce initiative, Arvada Works, continues to focus on helping our members find, develop and retain the top local talent by leveraging and improving area partnerships. One large, and often overlooked, workforce segment is the justice-involved community. Among the 70 million formerly incarcerated people in the US, about 27% are unemployed. We talk to Aaron Clark, Founder and CEO of Justice Reskill, about the barriers that exist for those who are formerly incarcerated and how employers can best offer career-focused support.
Since 1969, Red Rocks Community College has assisted students in meeting ambitious career and educational goals in an exciting, collaborative environment with multiple pathways to success. We deliver career-enhancing courses, certificate programs and degrees that represent a solid investment in each student’s goals and career success. Red Rocks Community College embraces the leadership role of providing education that is firmly rooted in real-world applicability.
Colorado Residents: If you or someone you love is enrolled in a Medicare Supplement Plan F, now is the time to move to Plan G with Guaranteed Issue. Don’t Delay — The deadline is June 30, 2021. “Guaranteed Issue” means there is no underwriting and you will not be required to answer any health questions. The insurance company cannot deny you Plan G as long as you enroll by June 30th, and your Plan G monthly premium will likely be lower, possibly saving you hundreds of dollars.