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Community Leaders Forum
February 18, 2016
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
*Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m.
Arapahoe Community College Dining Hall
5900 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80160
What is the State of Our Community?
Please join FirstBank and other members of your community in a discussion about:
Opportunities and Challenges for 2016 and beyond
Legislation that will affect our local governments,
businesses and neighborhoods
This is a free event for the South Metro Denver Community. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to attend.
A light breakfast will be served.
RSVP: Marilyn Manning
[email protected] or 303.763.1865
Mayor Bruce Beckman, Littleton
Mayor Jim Gunning, Lone Tree
Mayor Joe Jefferson, Englewood
Mayor Cathy Noon, Centennial
District III Commissioner Jill Repella, Douglas County
Program will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.
MAYOR BRUCE BECKMAN – LITTLETON - Bruce Beckman has a robust military background and service to the city of Littleton and the state of Colorado. He spent three years on active duty as an Army Infantry Officer, completing Airborne and Ranger Schools. After military, he settled in Colorado and joined the Colorado Army National Guard and the Army Military Police. He served in the First Gulf War and retired at the rank of Colonel. He served many years as a Littleton Police Officer, and in 2011 Bruce retired from the police department and was elected to City Council. He successfully ran for a second term in 2013. In 2015, he was chosen to be the Mayor. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. He is married to former Arapahoe County Commissioner Susan Beckman and they have two children.
MAYOR JIM GUNNING – LONE TREE - Jim earned a degree in Aerospace Engineering that launched him into 20 years of combined service on active or serve status in the United States Air Force. In 2001, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and currently works for United Airlines as an Airbus A-320 Captain. Jim was elected to the Lone Tree City Council in May 2006, and then elected Mayor in 2008. He is credited for advocating $10 million in recreation amenities and for building a new city-owned $18 million 500- seat, Lone Tree Arts Center. Jim is currently the chair of the Metro Mayor’s Caucus and board member of the Denver South Economic Development Partnership. He is married and has two children.
MAYOR JOE JEFFERSON – ENGLEWOOD - Joe Jefferson is a Colorado native and grew up in Englewood. He has served on Englewood City Council since 2007, representing Englewood Council District 1. In November 2015, he became Mayor of Englewood. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and attained his J.D. from the University of Denver Law School. He is the Principal Attorney of the Jefferson Legal Group in Englewood. Mayor Jefferson has served on a number of Englewood Boards and Commissions over the years, including the Alliance for Commerce in Englewood, the Budget Advisory Committee, Keep Englewood Beautiful, the Urban Renewal Authority, the Water and Sewer Board, and the Employee Pension Board. Joe represents the City of Englewood on the Denver Regional Council of Governments and the Metro Mayors Caucus and previously served on the Colorado Municipal League’s Policy Committee.
MAYOR CATHY NOON – CENTENNIAL - Cathy Noon has served as the Mayor of Centennial, Colorado since 2010 and is currently midway through her second term. She represents Centennial on many regional policy-making bodies and economic development organizations as well as the nationally recognized Metro Mayors Caucus. Under her leadership, Centennial has consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in Colorado, been recognized on Money Magazine and USA Today’s “Best Places to
Live” lists, and in 2015, was one of 12 cities nationwide to receive a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies for the formation of an innovation team to look at transportation and technology issues. Cathy and her husband Jim have been small business owners for 30 years operating a corrugated box and packaging company and a recycling company. Cathy is also a Senior Manager for Community
Resource Services, a special district management firm. The Noon’s have two grown children and three grandchildren and enjoy the Colorado outdoors.
DISTRICT III COMMISSIONER JILL REPELLA – DOUGLAS COUNTY - Jill is the 2015 Chair of the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners. Ms. Repella was elected to her first term as a Douglas County Commissioner in November of 2008 and re-elected in 2012 for her second four-year term. Over a cumulative total of 30 years, prior to her induction as Commissioner, Jill served in various elected and appointed positions in Douglas County. Among the policy priorities about which
Jill continues to have the most passion and commitment is economic development. She believes it is fundamental role of government to facilitate and maintain a fertile environment for business – an environment in which jobs can be created that will in turn create economic well-being and quality of life for the County’s citizens. Exemplary of her commitment to Economic Development is her
role in the passage of House Bill 12-1029 “The Colorado Jobs Act”. Jill and her family are actively engaged in many sport, education, church and community activities.
Get out of the Sandtrap and onto the Green
Founded in 1984, Meridian Golf Club offers passionate golfers an exclusive experience and beautiful environment. This Jack Nicklaus championship course offers challenging play for golfers of all types. Located just South of C-470 in South metro Denver, don’t miss this impressive course – a perfect place to take clients, family, and friends.
Meridian Club Members appreciate and enjoy the fact that good tee times are readily available since the Club has put a limit on the maximum number of members it will accept. The operation of Meridian Golf Club is designed to create a superior golfing experience for members and their guests.
For a limited time only, Meridian is offering a Chamber Member Special on membership:
• REDUCE the 1 TIME INITIATION FEE from $6,000 – $4,000
• 3 MONTHS FREE DUES before May 2016
• 4 GUEST PASSES valued at $400
This offer expires on March 15, 2016. Please contact Tim Murphy, Membership Sales Director at 303.799.8402 for more information.
Meridian also offers five challenging tee placements with a course rating that ranges from 71.2 for women to 74.5 from the men's championship gold tees, and a slope that varies from 127 for women to 145 for the men's gold tees.
The club also offers extensive practice facilities, which include two putting greens, two chipping greens, four practice sand bunkers and a separate area just for work on your pitch shots. An additional special feature of Meridian are the unique three regulation practice holes. If you want to work on "real time" play or just don't have enough time to get in a full round of golf, the practice holes are a wonderful benefit to help improve your game.
A full service golf shop, grille and patio, men's and ladies' locker rooms, and a private meeting and banquet facility are available to the membership. In addition, the Club has an indoor practice facility and a separate lesson tee. The Club also has five individual teaching professionals contracted to teach at Meridian, plus the Club's own full-time teaching staff, so professional lesson help is always available.
The South Metro Denver Chamber is proud to have Meridian Golf Club as members! For more information about Meridian, please visit their website at www.meridiangolfclub.com or call 303.799.8402.
Sale Marks First Institutional Asian-Based Capital Investment in Colorado Office Market
Contact: Sara Johnston, +1 660 349 9498, [email protected]
DENVER (Jan. 11, 2016) – Shea Properties and CBRE Group, Inc., announced today the closing of CoBank Center, located at 6340 South Fiddlers Green Circle in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The seller, Shea Properties, is one of the largest privately held development companies in the west; Shea Properties is the developer of the CoBank Center and the entire Village Center Station. The buyer was a Korean institutional investor, advised by GLL Real Estate Partners, a real estate fund management group. The sale closed Dec. 15, 2015.
This transaction marks the largest office-building sale in suburban Denver in 2015 and the first Asian-based capital commercial investment in the Colorado office market. CoBank Center was completed earlier this fall and is the new headquarters for CoBank, a cooperative bank that provides financial services to agribusinesses and rural infrastructure industries in all 50 states.
Standing 11 stories, CoBank Center is a LEED Silver-Certified, Energy Star-rated building composed of 274,287 square feet across 4.22 acres. Building amenities include a full-service cafeteria, wellness center and 2,500-square-foot data center. The property is the second building in a three-building transit-oriented, mixed-use development called Village Center Station.
“This building, as well as the first building within Village Center Station, which is also 100 percent occupied, reaffirms the value of creating cutting-edge environments for today’s workforce,” said Peter Culshaw, Executive Vice President of Shea Properties. Based in Greenwood Village, Shea Properties has developed over 5 million square feet of office space in Denver, but regards the CoBank Center as a jewel of an office building.
Jeff Shell, Executive Vice President with CBRE Corporate Capital Markets in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and Geoff Baukol, Senior Vice President with CBRE Capital Markets, Investment Properties, in Denver, represented Shea Properties as the seller.
“CoBank Center stands out as one of the premier Class A headquarters development projects in the nation,” said Shell. “The state-of-the-art building combines sustainable design with the latest technologies while enjoying panoramic mountain views in a location with walkable access to dining, entertainment and light-rail transit. The core attributes of the building combined with CoBank’s tenancy and the area’s strong fundamentals helped to capture the interest of the Korean investor. “
“Village Center Station is the nucleus of the southeast Denver office scene with 1.5 million square feet of Class A office space, the highest concentration in the submarket,” said Baukol. “CoBank Center is the newest and highest-quality asset in suburban Denver and saw incredible buyer demand.”
Situated along I-25 between Orchard Road and Arapahoe Road, tenants and guests of Village Center Station can walk to restaurants, Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre, the future Westin Greenwood Village and the Arapahoe at Village Center Station light rail stop, which provides transit to downtown Denver and, as of spring 2016, Denver International Airport.
For more information on Village Center Station, contact Peter Culshaw with Shea Properties at (303) 773-1700.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.
About GLL Real Estate Partners
GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH (GLL) is a Munich-based real estate fund management group with $7 Billion under management. Formed in 2000 as a joint venture between Lend Lease Corporation and Italian insurance giant Assicurazioni Generali, GLL is now majority owned by its management team. GLL currently manages 15 funds employing varying property strategies and investing throughout Western Europe, Central Eastern Europe, South America and the United States. From offices in Munich, Luxembourg, Budapest, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Orlando, New York and San Francisco, GLL serves an investor group that includes pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign entities.
Inspired by “Shark Tank”, contest provides opportunities for local non-profits.
Centennial, CO. (January 19, 2016). The Chamber’s Nonprofit and Business Partnership is presenting The Tank on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 3 – 5:30 PM at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The Tank provides Chamber nonprofits the opportunity to compete for funding awarded by community business leaders, lenders and investors. Emceed by Brian Vogt, CEO,
Denver Botanic Gardens, this event will be entertaining as well as highlight the tremendous work that nonprofits are doing for our community.
Each nonprofit will present about a unique program or organization to the audience, followed by a Q&A session from the panel of ‘Sharks’. Each presenting nonprofit will be guaranteed a cash prize of $250 with the opportunity to win thousands.
The Chamber is currently accepting commitments from individuals or representatives of organizations to participate as a “shark.” When you sign up to be a shark, you will be asked to make a minimum commitment of $250. Sharks will attend the event and listen to live pitches from the various non-profits, then make a decision at as to whom they will make a donation.
Other benefits of participating as a Shark:
• Special seating at the event for one shark
• Other recognition (varying based on the amount a Shark is committed to donating) in various communication pieces including: event program, on the Chamber website, press releases, at the event recognition, post events releases
There will be a cocktail reception to follow, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Sharks and guests will have time to meet while the event organizers tabulate the shark’s contributions. The results will be announced at the reception.
There are many amazing nonprofits doing incredible work in our community, now is the time for our community members to find out more about these programs and to support a local cause.
Local Non-Profits that are registered to participate:
• Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network
• TLC Meals on Wheels
• Audubon Society of Greater Denver
• Littleton Public Schools Foundation
• Friends First
• Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado
• American Cancer Society
• South Suburban Park Foundation
• Best Buddies Colorado
• LifeSpark Cancer Resources
• Colorado Wyoming Optimists
For information on participating as a Shark, please contact Hillary Klemme, Marketing and Events Manager, South Metro Denver Chamber: [email protected]
Additional tickets are available at a cost of $25. Tickets include cocktail reception and a portion of the ticket revenue will be donated to participating non-profits. Registration will open soon. A huge thank you to our sponsors: Denver Botanic Gardens and Footer’s Catering.
The South Metro Denver Chamber provides value to its members and the community through being action-oriented in business transformation, economic development, and public policy, providing members the opportunity for community involvement and a platform to build strategic partnerships and remarkable relationships.
The Women in Business Group is excited to announce that Women In Business will be launching the exclusive Mastermind Program
Applications are due on Monday, January 11. Individuals will be selected on Thursday, January 14. Please email application to Meghan Marsden at [email protected]
APPLY HERE: Mastermind Application
This exclusive community challenges each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. The group requires commitment, confidentiality, willingness to both give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion.
There are two private groups, both groups are designed to help navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of each other.
Each group of brilliant members will meet for an hour, twice a month on Monday mornings to tackle challenges together. During that time, the group will review previous meetings follow-up tasks, discuss each members current challenges, brainstorm solutions, identify collective challenges and educate each other through personal experience and outside experts – all in the name of success in business.
We are looking for women who are committed to moving forward in business and craving frank conversations about the problems plaguing them in business. Individuals who are prepared to implement honest feedback on how to resolve those challenges and be supported by a community of like-minded women. If that’s you, think bigger and apply for the mastermind group today.