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...
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...
How A Local Publication Helps The Community Thrive | By Amber Inthavong, Neighbors of Northwest Arvada
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...
June AYP Member of the Month: Arvada Rent Alls (Andrew Heesacker, Brendon Wilson, Ian Iringan, Chris Dahmer, and Josh Briggs)
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...
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.
Medicare Beneficiaries: Deadline to move from Med Supp Plan F to Plan G is June 30, 2021 | By Laura Heide Norwicke, Integrity Insurance
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.
Leslie Brezina, Director Business Development at Regis University
W.I.N. Podcast Episode 12: Restaurant Revitalization Fund, with Frances Padilla, U.S. Small Business Administration
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. We talked to Frances Padilla, District Director (Colorado District Office) at the U.S. Small Business Administration, about the details of this program, how to apply, and other funding options available to Arvada businesses.
One of Colorado’s most contentious pieces of legislation this year is Colorado House Bill 21-1232, which concerns the establishment of a standardized health benefit plan for Colorado. A recent amendment to the bill requires private insurers in the state to offer a highly regulated, standardized plan and drive down premium costs by 18% over three years. We talked to Nicole Milo at Centura Health to break down the origins of the bill, who the legislation will impact, and next steps for the bill this session.
Kimberly Diaz, Professional Care Navigator and Owner of Care Matters Always, LLC