Business Champions Program

What is the Champions Program?

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The Arvada Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our BUSINESS CHAMPIONS program! Our work through initiatives like B.O.L.D. 2026 requires a team of business, non-profit and community leaders to play an active role in solving the challenges that are stifling economic strength and opportunity for businesses and families.

Program Details

Who can be a Champion?

  • Business + non-profit leaders (owners and employees) who have passion, interest and perspective on the below-outlined champion areas.
  • Elected officials and policy leaders who have political and social influence over policy decisions.
  • Community leaders who have lived experience in navigating the below-outlined systems.

What are the perks?

  • Name and company listed below
  • Emailed updates, data, and stories of impact around your Champion area
  • Complimentary ticket to the Community Impact Forum tied to your champion area ($20 value)
  • Opportunity to provide critical feedback and ideas through regular flash polls and surveys
  • Education and training around how to testify and engage in policy and community coalition building

Business Champions

  • Katie Winner, Owner, For The Win Communications, Ltd.
  • Scott Nance, President, Front Range Excavating, Inc.
  • Chris Adams, Managing Director, Thrive Workplace
  • Michael Juergens, Owner, Rise Benefit Solutions, LLC
  • Mollie Gilligan, Owner, Payroll Vault- North Metro Denver
  • Andrew Heesacker, Owner, Arvada Rent-Alls
  • Jackie Meyer, Owner, Jackie Meyer Comsulting
  • Rebecca Falsetto, Business Banker, Westerra Credit Union
  • Jessica Michelle Dunn, Independent Ins. Broker, PM Financial Group
  • Rita Lawrence, Dir of the All Secure Experience, All Secure
  • Harris Rollinger, Senior Program Manager, Opportunity Talent KeHE Distributors
  • Angeles Ortega, CEO, Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Sarah Zakerski, Career Pathways Coach & Mentor, Forward Steps
  • Courtney Jensen, Executive Director, Jeffco Schools Foundation
  • Izabela Petrykowska, Arvada Economic Development Association
    • Katie Winner, Owner, For The Win Communications, Ltd.
    • Mike Papantonakis, Broker Associate, Remax Alliance Olde Town
    • Vanessa Kendrick, Real Estate Broker, Your Castle Real Estate, Vanessa Kendrick
    • Mollie Gilligan, Owner, Payroll Vault- North Metro Denver
    • Julia Walker, Founder/ President, Hope Connection and Community
    • Megan Lovik, Mortgage Operations Manager, On Tap Credit Union
    • Deanna Mayberry, Associate Director, BeyondHome
    • Jackie Weinhold, REALTOR + Broker Associate, West + Main Homes
    • Sharon Davis, Arvada City Council
    • Marshall Moore, Community Development Advocate, On Tap Credit Union 
      • Katie Winner, Owner, For The Win Communications, Ltd.
      • Katie Groke, Director of Community Services, Apex Park and Recreation
      • Mollie Gilligan, Owner, Payroll Vault- North Metro Denver
      • Mariana Navarro, Manager, Little Seeds Academy
      • Michelle Francis, Owner and Financial Planner, Life Story Financial
      • Julia Walker, Founder/ President, Hope Connection and Community
      • Samuel Holan, Realtor, RE/MAX Alliance
      • Nancy B Ferro, Founder, Epic Experience
      • Preston J. Branaugh, Attorney at Law, Branaugh Law Offices, P.C.
      • Katie Winner, Owner, For The Win Communications, Ltd.
      • Mike Papantonakis, Broker Associate, Remax Alliance Olde Town
      • Katie Groke, Director of Community Services, Apex Park and Recreation
      • Chris Adams, Managing Director, Thrive Workplace
      • Michael Juergens, Owner, Rise Benefit Solutions, LLC
      • Mollie Gilligan, Owner, Payroll Vault- North Metro Denver
      • Andrew Heesacker, Owner, Arvada Rent-Alls
      • Mariana Navarro, Manager, Little Seeds Academy
      • Jackie Meyer, Owner, Jackie Meyer Comsulting
      • Rebecca Falsetto, Business Banker, Westerra Credit Union
      • Megan Lovik, Mortgage Operations Manager, On Tap Credit Union
      • Daryl Christensen, Waddell & Reed, Financial Services
      • Christine Jensen, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
      • Mike Litzau, Arvada Sunrise Rotary
      • Mark Petrovich, Republic Services
      • Megara Pullen, Kaizen Collision Center
      • Edward Rothschild
      • Aimee Skul, Aimee Skul Insurance Agency
      • Michael McCarron, Lakeside Insurance
      • Scott Phillips, Centura Health Emergency & Urgent Care
      • Jim Whitfield, Arvada Fire Protection District
      • Michael R Frie, PBS Wealth Management Consultants
      • Lindsay Reinert, Lutheran Medical Center | Intermountain Healthcare
      • Henry C. Kyle III ,The Kyle Group
      • Larry Barker, Sonsio
      • Dan Cupit, Professional Construction Services
      • Miranda Madden, Sooper Credit Union
      • Sean Kaiser, Legacy Point Restaurant and Bar
      • Joni Inman, Colorado Healthcare Advocacy Information Network (CHAIN)
      • William Sheridan, SFInvest
      • Nathan Mudd, Mudd Law LLC
      • Susan Todd, STRIDE Community Health Center
      • Rachel Jaakkola,  Barber-Nichols
      • Patty Davies, Executive Director Human Resources, Red Rocks Community College
        • Nancy B Ferro, Founder, Epic Experience
        • Katie Winner, Owner, For The Win Communications, Ltd.
        • Chris Adams, Managing Director, Thrive Workplace
        • Barbara Stevens, EOS Implementer, EOS Worldwide
        • Michael Juergens, Owner, Rise Benefit Solutions, LLC
        • Mollie Gilligan, Owner, Payroll Vault- North Metro Denver
        • Michelle Francis, Owner and Financial Planner, Life Story Financial
        • Jessica Michelle Dunn, Independent Ins. Broker, PM Financial Group
        • Rita Lawrence, Dir of the All Secure Experience, All Secure
        • Harris Rollinger, Senior Program Manager, Opportunity Talent KeHE Distributors
        • Kia M. Ruiz, Owner, Bodhi Bridge
        • Angeles Ortega, CEO, Mi Casa Resource Center
        • Madeline Kleinman, Individual Giving and Foundation Manager, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. 
        • Marshall Moore, Community Development Advocate, On Tap Credit Union 
        • Izabela Petrykowska, Arvada Economic Development Association
          • Preston J. Branaugh, Attorney at Law, Branaugh Law Offices, P.C.
          • Katie Winner, Owner, For The Win Communications, Ltd.
          • Vanessa Kendrick, Real Estate Broker, Your Castle Real Estate, Vanessa Kendrick
          • Mollie Gilligan, Owner, Payroll Vault- North Metro Denver
          • Julia Walker, Founder/ President, Hope Connection and Community
          • Jessica Michelle Dunn, Independent Ins. Broker, PM Financial Group
          • Rita Lawrence, Dir of the All Secure Experience, All Secure
          • Kia M. Ruiz, Owner, Bodhi Bridge
          • Jodye Whitesell, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation
          • Jenny Macias, Hope House Colorado
          • Raven V. Faber, EngErotics, Inc./Faber Anderson Development and Design, LLC
          • Vanessa Kendrick, VK Signature Real Estate
          • Tina Hageman, Family Tree
          • Leslie Brezina, Regis University
          • Maya Oren, Talnua Distillery
          • Teresa YoKell, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
          • Terry Carter-Davis, Sooper Credit Union
          • Aurora Elicerio, Comcast
          • Elisa Thurston, Greater Colorado Council, Boy Scouts of America
          • Brianne Sheridan, SFinvest & The Square at Five Parks
          • Masaru Torito, Kokoro Restaurant
          • Joel Zigman, Deeply Rooted Music
          • Angeles Ortega, CEO, Mi Casa Resource Center
          • Sharon Davis, Arvada City Council