On September 5, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce celebrated with our members and their families at the annual Membership BBQ. The event culminated in the popular Arvada Young Professionals vs Seasoned Pros kickball game. It was a close game that extended to extra innings and once again, the Seasoned Pros came out victorious. Congrats to Seasoned Pros and thank you all our members for coming out to this year’s BBQ!
We had a great turnout on Monday, September 9th to help celebrate All Secure Lock & Security‘s grand-reopening at 5701 Independence Street! The All Secure team has long wanted to own their own building and now that is a reality, with an inviting retail space, offices, storage, and even a cozy front porch! Thank you […]
In 2004, Dr. Sarah Mann (PT, DPT, MBA, NSCA-CPT) was working as a personal trainer in the Denver Tech Center when a family asked if she could work with their son, a 40-year-old with Down syndrome. Through a shared love of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the golden age of bodybuilding, Dr. Mann quickly found that this was her favorite client to work with. Soon after, she went back to get her doctorate in physical therapy (PT) and started a clinic with an all-star team to provide pediatric and orthopedic PT plus occupational therapy (OT) for teenagers and adults with Down syndrome. In 2015, a connection with Jack’s and Steamers led Dr. Mann to move Mann Method PT and Fitness to The Village of Five Parks in northwest Arvada. “This was such an amazing, natural fit because people with developmental disabilities are embraced and accepted in this community,” said Dr. Mann.
On August 23, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Golf Tournament at West Woods Golf Club. This year’s tournament theme was “Fabulous Las Arvegas”! Our amazing sponsors throughout the course got into the Arvegas spirit and some luck on greens led to a tournament first: a hole-in-one by Tony Ulibarri (Lange Land Surveys)!
On August 7, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted the Membership Luncheon “Impacting Civil Discourse: Say What You Mean, but Don’t Say It Mean.” Civility represents the quality of our behavior with others in our community and is a collection of positive behaviors that produce feelings of respect, dignity, and trust. At this luncheon, the […]
Mike Solis recently celebrated 10 years owning Arvada German Garage and 35 years working in the automotive business. It’s a career that’s taken Mike from automotive school to a crew member for Michael Andretti’s IndyCar team. He then grew his garage of one into a team of ten that has earned a glowing reputation in Arvada—and beyond.
Before Jack and Athan Miller got into the restaurant business, he was an Olympic skier and she worked with the developmentally disabled as a social worker. Now, for over a decade, the Millers have operated Jack’s Bar and Grill & Steamers Coffeehouse with the mission of hiring and training special needs individuals. Located in the Village at Five Parks, the restaurant has expanded numerous times, including a 1,300-square-foot commercial prep kitchen across the street. This growth and introduction of new training programs has allowed the business to employ over 90 individuals with developmental disabilities at one time. Learn how Athan and Jack serve up delicious, fresh ways to change lives in Arvada and influence inclusive employment opportunities across the country.
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 about the application process and what to expect.
Best On The Block Salsa first became popular in classrooms. A teacher in Jefferson County for 24 years, John Johnson officially launched his salsa company in Arvada in 2016.
On June 21, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted a Community Impact Breakfast to discuss “Improving the Talent Pipeline.” Read to learn what this panel of local, regional and state partners thinks will take to change the way we address everything from career awareness to employee retention.