What’s Important Now

W.I.N. Podcast Episode 14: How to Create a Culture of Civility

W.I.N. Podcast Episode 14: How to Create a Culture of Civility

The Public Relations Student Society of America hosted a competition this past year which challenged student teams to implement a public relations campaign centered on enhancing civility in their community.

The 2021 Bateman Case Study Competition received 54 entries. We are joined on the podcast by leaders from the top two entries to discuss why promoting civility is critical for your employees and customers and tactics you should employ today.

W.I.N. Podcast Episode 13: Aaron Clark, Justice Reskill

W.I.N. Podcast Episode 13: Aaron Clark, Justice Reskill

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.

W.I.N. Podcast Episode 12: Restaurant Revitalization Fund, with Frances Padilla, U.S. Small Business Administration

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.

WIN Podcast Episode 11: The Public Option: An Update, with Nicole Milo, Centura Health

WIN Podcast Episode 11: The Public Option: An Update, with Nicole Milo, Centura Health

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.

W.I.N. Podcast Episode 10: Christine Billings, Jefferson County Public Health

W.I.N. Podcast Episode 10: Christine Billings, Jefferson County Public Health

Last Friday, the State of Colorado dissolved its Executive Order, along with the Dial 3.0, forcing counties to implement their own tailored strategies to meet their community’s needs. In response, Jefferson County Public Health issued a new public health order to help guide the county through the recovery phase of the pandemic and into a full reopening. We talked to Christine Billings about the business impact of this two-phase health order and what the summer may look like for businesses and the community.

W.I.N. Podcast Episode 9: Tonia Martinez, Career Transformations

W.I.N. Podcast Episode 9: Tonia Martinez, Career Transformations

Across industries in the pandemic, virtually recruiting and onboarding a remote workforce has become the norm for many. For better or worse, experts say virtual hiring is here to stay. We talked to Tonia Martinez, CEO at Career Transformations, about trends in hiring and recruiting and how your business can conduct a more efficient, effective virtual hiring process.

What’s Important Now Podcast: Larry Barker, Arvada Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board

What’s Important Now Podcast: Larry Barker, Arvada Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board

The Arvada Chamber is proud to bring you the What’s Important Now Podcast. This podcast features business and community leaders with timely updates and advice to help Arvada businesses and non-profits thrive.

This episode’s guest is Larry Barker, the new Arvada Chamber Chairman of the Board and the Chief Operating Officer at Sonsio. Learn more about Larry’s background and the priorities of the Chamber in 2021.

What’s Important Now Podcast: Christine Billings, Emergency Preparedness and Response Supervisor at Jefferson County Public Health

What’s Important Now Podcast: Christine Billings, Emergency Preparedness and Response Supervisor at Jefferson County Public Health

The Arvada Chamber is proud to introduce the What’s Important Now Podcast. This podcast features business and community leaders with timely updates and advice to help Arvada businesses and non-profits thrive.

In our first episode, hear from Christine Billings, Emergency Preparedness and Response Supervisor at Jefferson County Public Health, on everything you need to know now about the county’s move to Level Orange.