We know that, especially with smaller companies, having just one employee call in sick can have a significant impact on productivity, customer service, and employee culture and moral….that’s why South Metro Denver Chamber has partnered with Tri-County Health Department and other health professional organizations for the Worksite Wellness Initiative – public, private, small and large employers are encouraged to join. There is no cost and this initiative is open to both Chamber members and non-members with three or more employees.
The goal of the Worksite Wellness Initiative is to engage organizations to adopt best practices and policies to provide a healthy workplace environment. The Initiative encourages employers and employees to practice healthy behaviors during the work day – as part of a national strategy to decrease obesity and chronic disease in our communities.
Members of the Initiative will receive wellness resources, wellness program assistance, trainings, workshops, and much more. There are also funding opportunities available along the way to support your organizations’ personalized worksite wellness goals!
For more information, or to join The Chamber’s Worksite Wellness Initiative contact, Brian Bartony at BBartony@BestChamber.com / Michele Haugh at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Lovett Family Chiropractic, you can expect to experience a “whole person approach”. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption of the nervous system (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and helping the patient to implement interventions and lifestyle adjustments that optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Lovett is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
What Can You Expect? Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—mainly the spine—and its functioning.
Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment approaches, they primarily perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving function, and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The term “chiropractic” combines the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) to describe a treatment done by hand. Hands-on therapy—especially adjustment of the spine—is central to chiropractic care. Chiropractic is based on the notion that the relationship between the body’s structure (primarily that of the spine) and its function (as coordinated by the nervous system) affects health.
About Dr. Lovett: Dr. Lovett is a graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX and is a Certified Chiropractic Clinical Neurologist. He utilizes Diversified, Impulse and Activator adjusting techniques, therapeutic exercise, nutritional supplementation, and cold laser therapy to get the best results for his patients.
Located in Centennial, just east of I-25 on Arapahoe Rd., Lovett Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center is dedicated to helping you achieve the best results. Dr. Patrick Lovett is a chiropractor committed to helping you to Get Well & Stay Well! Our office was awarded the 5 Star Award because we provide our patients with the highest level of care and the highest level of customer service.
For more information or schedule an appointment call: 720.747.1500 or visit: LovettFamilyChiro.com
MSU Denver has a Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events that equals or surpasses similar programs throughout the nation. Central to this program are its culinary offerings. You, too, can come into the MSU Denver kitchen and take a short, four-evening (6-8 pm) class in “Healthy Fish Cookery” from Chef Jason Rice. This is a hands-on class with plenty of opportunity to learn skills and add recipes that you can use summer long for your back yard entertainment. Come to an informative introduction to healthier cooking techniques and ingredients. (April 20, 27, May 4, 11 – 6-8 pm, Auraria Campus)
Are you ready to add a new skill to your athletic repertoire? If so, come and join Ryan Campbell, certified as a professional climber, as he teaches “Introduction to Rock Climbing.” Learn the basic techniques and movement of rock climbing in a safe and interactive format. Class will be held on April 20, 27, May 4 and 11, 6-8 pm, Student Success Building and area climbing gyms.
You live in the Denver area, but do you know the history of the Mile High City from its inception as an 1858 gold camp to present-day? Learn about the movers and shakers of Denver’s early days from MSU Denver’s historian Kevin Rucker. “History and Walking Tours of Denver” includes an initial in-class history session and continues with walking tours of several of the most interesting parts of the downtown Denver area. Join the instructor on April 20, 27, May 4 and 11, 6-8 pm, for an exciting and education-rich experience!
Space is the frontier of the future, yet most of us are terribly naïve about its basic structure and function. Come and join Dr. Kamran Sahami, Professor in MSU Denver’s Department of Physics, for a lively, interactive lecture and discussion about the very nature of physical reality. “Space-Time and Relativity for Everyone” explores fundamental ideas of what scientists believe time, space, matter and energy are and how they relate to each other. This course requires no background in science or math – just curiosity about the fundamentals of nature. (April 27, May 4 and 11, 6-8 pm, Auraria Campus)
“Looking South: Political and Cultural Issues through Latin-American Cinema” will be a look southward through a cinematic lens. Dr. Roberto Forns-Broggi, MSU Denver’s Professor of Spanish culture, literature and film, will lead a lively discussion using Latin-American film (all with English subtitles). Since cinema is one of the most efficient ways to debate political and cultural issues in a global society, this format will allow the participants to discuss the vibrant and living cultures that strive to survive in our world today. (April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 6-8 pm, Auraria Campus.)
To register for any of the above classes, go to www.msudenver.edu/learnon, or for more information, call 303-556-3657.
WhippleWood’s first shot at a unique approach to Roundtables was Longboarding last spring, and last fall the CPA firm also hosted “Dubsmash wars” – a smartphone app where people lip-synch to their favorite songs and a video is created. Staying true to their distinctive trend, WhippleWood hosted Executive Flower Arranging on Wednesday, February 10th, complete with beers from 38 State Brews and delicious eats from Carve Barbeque.
Binet has traveled the world studying with Master Designers and gives feisty, fast-paced, hands-on workshops across the country. For more information on her company, visit www.lejardinbinet.com.
A huge thanks to Rick Whipple, Wendy Ciancio, Danae Olivas, and Mona Feeley of WhippleWood CPA’s for graciously hosting and to 38 State for the brews!
Business Roundtables are an important and impactful service provided to Chamber MVP level members and above. Chamber staff craft exclusive events that provide strategic networking opportunities for 20 attendees per event. These meetings are the ideal way for members to interact with their prospects and stakeholders in a relaxed, no-pitch environment. For more information, call us at the Chamber at 303.795.0142.
In January, the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority became one fire district merging the former South Metro Fire Rescue Protection District and the Parker Fire Protection District, a union eight years in the making.
The new District will operate at the lower of the two mill levies at the 9.25, reducing the mill levy for more than half of the district by over 4 mills. The District will continue using the South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) name dropping the authority and will be governed by one Board of Directors with seven members.
The newly appointed Board of Directors, Hank Eng, Danny Gaddy, David Jackson, Rich Sokol, Ronda Scholting, Laura Simon and Bill Shriver had their first board meeting on Jan. 25, 2015.
While it is rare for a taxing entity to lower the mill levy, South Metro Fire Rescue’s leadership and board of directors were committed to getting operating costs to a level that could be supported at 9.25 without sacrificing service to the community. During the recession, SMFR reduced operating costs by reducing administrative staff, delaying major building projects, and major repairs for a period of time to ready the department for the eventual consolidation.
The recent increase in assessed values has allowed the District to begin restorations projects that were on hold, hire more firefighters, paramedics and staff to meet increasing customer service needs due to development in the area. The Life Safety Bureau has hired new staff to better meet the needs of builders and developers in the district. The Bureau typically turns plans around in five business days as well as schedules next day inspections to support its customers and the local economy. The Life Safety Bureau works with developers and contractors on projects to ensure that projects meet current fire safety requirements so that people are in safe buildings where they live, work, and play.
In the last year, the district has gone through many changes and that continues. Fire Chief Bob Baker took the helm, the department selected a new Operations Chief, a new Deputy Chief, new District Chiefs and are now looking for a new Operations Chief and a Finance Director due to retirements in those positions. Chief Baker took over after Chief Qualman retired. Baker began his career as a firefighter in 1984 and moved through the ranks eventually serving as the Assistant Chief of Operations before being selected as Fire Chief.
Finally, the district has completed its self-evaluation for accreditation. Recently, the Peer Assessment Team did a site visit and will be recommending South Metro Fire Rescue for Accreditation renewal to the Commission on Fire Accreditation International in March. Accreditation enables the District to look at its operations and organization and compare them to industry best practices so that South Metro is always evaluating its service levels and working to improve its service delivery.