The Board of Directors

Vanessa Kendrick

Vanessa Kendrick

Your Castle Real Estate and Board Chairwoman

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Why do you serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors?:

Serving on the board allows me to give back to the Chamber which has given so much to me and my business. I also enjoy working alongside so many great business leaders in our community.

What Chamber priority area are you most proud of and why?:

I am most proud of my role in shaping and leading the Leadership Arvada priority area. It is a passion project of mine since I graduated from Leadership many years ago. I am also really excited to begin work in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion priority area and see the value this work brings to our business community.

What piece of advice would you offer another business?:

You will get out of Chamber what you put in. Get involved!

Larry Barker

Larry Barker

Sonsio

Rachel Bernstein Sheikh

Rachel Bernstein Sheikh

RBS LAW, LLC

Nathan Cooper

Nathan Cooper

SMACNA Colorado

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Why do you serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors?:

To help solve the common challenges of businesses in Arvada – There’s so much we can accomplish collectively that each individual doesn’t have the resources to accomplish.

What Chamber priority area are you most proud of and why?:

Connecting the future workforce to Arvada employers through Arvada Works. Providing a platform to allow members to invest and grow is critical to success of the business community.

What piece of advice would you offer another business?:

Plug into your community and give – time, funding, insight – whatever talent you have. It will pay dividends for you personally and professionally.

Paul Danborn

Paul Danborn

Frie, Arndt, Danborn & Thiessen P.C.

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Why do you serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors?:

I truly enjoy the chance to work with other Board members on issues facing the Arvada business community and by extension, the entire Arvada community. Every member of the Board brings a unique perspective and hearing from them and the Chamber’s excellent staff is valuable. It is very fulfilling to play a small part in the Chamber’s work to make Arvada a better place to live and work.

What Chamber priority area are you most proud of and why?:

I am most proud of the advocacy efforts the Chamber continues to engage in — as a liaison between the business community and city and state government, educational institutions, nonprofits, and residents.

What piece of advice would you offer another business?:

Join the Chamber, and get involved!

Mollie Gilligan

Mollie Gilligan

Payroll Vault

Katie Groke

Katie Groke

Apex Park and Recreation District

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Why do you serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors?:

I serve on the Board of Directors because Apex values our partnership with the Chamber and believes if we work together we can maximize our ability to serve the community. If we share resources and collaborate we can all save time, money and resources!

What Chamber priority area are you most proud of and why?:

I am most proud of the community outreach. We have done such a great job communicating our priorities and bringing together coalitions to discuss important issues that affect the whole community.

What piece of advice would you offer another business?:

Stay positive and get involved!

Andrew Heesacker

Andrew Heesacker

Arvada Rent-Alls

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Why do you serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors?:

I am passionate about helping my community including businesses!

What Chamber priority area are you most proud of and why?:

The focus on workforce development is what I am most proud of.

What piece of advice would you offer another business?:

Stay consistent and disciplined in your journey in business no matter what level you are at.

Lenka Juchelkova

Lenka Juchelkova

The Arvada Tavern

Michael Juergens

Michael Juergens

Rise Benefit Solutions

Jennifer Kroetch

Jennifer Kroetch

Red Rocks Community College

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Why do you serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors?:

I serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors to engage the college as an integral part of a healthy, thriving community.

What Chamber priority area are you most proud of and why?:

I am most proud of the healthcare KAPS council and the opportunity it gives businesses in Arvada.

What piece of advice would you offer another business?:

Get involved in the community! We all know Arvada is a great place to live, work, play, and learn.

 

Matthew Malone

Matthew Malone

Barber-Nichols

Nathan Mudd

Nathan Mudd

Mudd Law LLC

Daisy Perez

Daisy Perez

On Tap Credit Union

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips

Centura Health

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Why do you serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors?:

I am privileged to serve on the Arvada chamber board as both a resident of Arvada and a Healthcare Administrator that can bring a subject matter expertise to the role and organization.

What Chamber priority area are you most proud of and why?:

The Healthcare initiatives that deal with getting Arvada businesses access to affordable healthcare products.

What piece of advice would you offer another business?:

Get involved. The more you work with us, the more we can support you!

Lindsay Reinert

Lindsay Reinert

Lutheran Medical Center | SCL Health

Dave Runyon

Dave Runyon

CityUnite

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Why do you serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors?:

To become friends with people who care about the common good in Arvada.

What Chamber priority area are you most proud of and why?:

Arvada Works. Connecting people with good jobs is the best thing we can do to help individuals and our community thrive.

What piece of advice would you offer another business?:

When you are working, work hard…and when you are not working, don’t work.

Kathryn Seehusen

Kathryn Seehusen

Colorado Home Realty

William Sheridan

William Sheridan

SFInvest

Lisa Steven

Lisa Steven

Hope House Colorado

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Why do you serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors?:

Our nonprofit, Hope House Colorado, and the teen mothers we serve, have been embraced and welcomed by the City of Arvada. Many businesses in Arvada contribute goods and services, as well as financial resources, to Hope House. I am privileged to serve on the Board of the Chamber and give back to our business community in this way. I am also truly excited by the Chamber’s innovative solutions to business problems and issues!

What Chamber priority area are you most proud of and why?:

Development KAPS council, as we are working to provide a sustainable future for the Chamber, and also the Advocacy KAPS Council as it seeks legislative solutions that are business-friendly

What piece of advice would you offer another business?:

Being a part of the Chamber is more than a networking opportunity – it is a chance to be a part of a positive, motivated, engaged community!

Barb Stevens

Barb Stevens

Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)

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Why do you serve on the Arvada Chamber Board of Directors?:

I serve on the Arvada Chamber Board to connect with and support Arvada businesses and business leaders. I hope that my learnings from taking a business from start-up, no revenue and 6 people to over $50M in revenue and 180 people can help other leaders learn how to organize and grow their own business – both what to do and what not to do.

What Chamber priority area are you most proud of and why?:

Both Leadership and Resiliency because of the programs the Chamber offers in support of growing the current and next generation of leaders, as well as providing support and education to help businesses plan for things that are critical but not always top of mind until something becomes an issue.

However, what I am most excited about and proud of is working with the Chamber team itself. Through their passion and creativity, the Arvada Chamber has redefined how a Chamber of Commerce can contribute to and support local business. I am proud to be a small part of what the Chamber does.

What piece of advice would you offer another business?:

As an Ops leader and an EOS Implementer, this should come as no surprise. Always have a plan and align your team around it so you are all working towards the same end goal.

Masaru Torito

Masaru Torito

Kokoro Restaurant

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