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Thursday, May 25, 2017
We're planning for the future Our community is thriving. As more residents and business owners discover Castle Rock as a desirable place to raise a family or grow a business, it’s important to have a guiding plan. A plan helps ensure the Castle Rock we know today, remains the Town we still love in the future. The Comprehensive Master Plan defines the Town’s broad and long-term ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Transportation, Chamber, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
New research might finally put to rest the perception that remote workers are lazy, anti-social and unproductive. The study by Future Workplace and Polycom, which polled more than 25,000 employees across 12 countries, revealed that remote workers are actually more collaborative, desire connection and are more empathetic than their in-office counterparts. “There is still a stigma that remote ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
An unethical nemesis might over-promise results, be environmentally destructive, use untrained staff or may have illegal business practices. Instead of swinging at them head on, which is risky, try these tactics: 1) Offer a free report such as “5 Things to Look for When Hiring a _____.” Describe the unethical factors (without naming names) and why they are misleading or shoddy. 2) ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
After all, they are best prepared to market your product. They understand the target customer and can empathize. They already exist in the places where your customers hang out. Best of all, they have a deep understanding of the value your product provides. The secret is giving your customers enough information to succeed. For example, can your customers describe your product or service in one ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The latest release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Colorado has an unemployment rate of 2.3%, down from 2.6% in March. That is a sign that Colorado's economy has fared well in the recovery from the Great Recession; however, it is currently operating in an inefficient mode because businesses in most industries are having difficulty finding qualified workers for key positions. The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release, Town & County News
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced a statewide tour to highlight the importance of infrastructure and transportation to Colorado’s economy and way of life, May 16-17, and in conjunction with the National Infrastructure Week. CDOT will join elected officials, Colorado Transportation Commission members and community leaders and stakeholders at these press events to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Town & County News, Community, Press Release, Transportation
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
When the 2017 legislative session commenced on January 11th, no one was quite sure what to expect given the intensity of the 2016 election at the federal and state level. During opening day speeches, President Grantham, Speaker Duran, Senate Minority Leader Guzman, and House Minority Leader Neville shared a commitment to prioritize a solution to address Colorado’s failing infrastructure and ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Transportation, Chamber, Economic, Town & County News
Monday, May 15, 2017
Overdrive Raceway will be having a re-grand opening celebration focusing on the arrival of brand new shifter karts on Saturday May 20th from 10am-midnight. Overdrive Raceway will be debuting these karts on the upstairs Rockstar Track, which can be operated using 3-speed paddle shifting or automatic modes. Racers will also be treated to a Boost Feature, which will give a 600 rpm power boost with ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Are you a believer in a perfect summer night? Don’t miss the first concert in Castle Rock’s Summer Concert Series – Super Diamond. Tickets are on sale now! The Neil Diamond tribute band is known for passionately immersing themselves into the power ballads and up-tempo hits in Diamond’s repertoire. Super Diamond has played venues across the country and is now making its way ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Community, Fun Facts, Town & County News
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
An experienced professional in higher education will become Colorado State University’s director of the Castle Rock Collaboration Campus. Jill Garber, director of Arapahoe Community College’s campuses in Castle Rock and Parker, has been named Regional Engagement Hub director. Garber, a Castle Rock resident for more than a decade, will work on behalf of CSU with communities, ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Highlights of the Week The last full week of legislative session was filled with intense negotiations surrounding the some of the most important issues before the legislature this session including the hospital provider fee and K-12 funding. On Tuesday morning, President Pro Temp Jerry Sonnenberg announced a deal was in place for SB 267, yet in the middle of the announcement word came from the ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Economic, Town & County News, Chamber, Political, Transportation
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Castle Rock Chamber Announces New Leadership at Annual Gala, Jeff Drabing Named Business Person of the Year (L-R) Julie Voorhees, Jeff Drabing, Betty Graf, Nick Lucey, John Kokish, and Paul Donahue. Castle Rock Chamber President and CEO , Pam Ridler, announced the new officers and directors for the 2017-2018 Chamber Board at the Chamber Annual Banquet last week at the Denver Marriott South. The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Town & County News, Press Release, Awards & Accolades, Community
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Community feedback is critical as the Town plans for its future. You may have already provided feedback to the Town on various topics by attending an open house, submitting an online feedback form, or even posting on social media. Another important feedback mechanism is the biennial community survey, for which the 2017 results are in. Some key findings: The Town overall remains a very strong ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Awards & Accolades, Community, Fun Facts, Town & County News
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Highlights of the Week The second to last full week of session was a whirlwind that brought finalization of the budget, lots of bills moving quickly from committee to the floor, key initiatives stalled, top priorities for leadership meeting their end, and bills still being introduced daily. On Thursday, the Joint Budget Committee met in a conference committee to go through the various amendments ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Transportation, Community, Political
Monday, May 01, 2017
The most recent release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that Colorado is on track to add 50,000 jobs in 2017. About 71% of the jobs that have been added this year have been in the following sectors: · Accommodations and Food Services · Health Care · Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services · Retail Trade · Financial Activities. The ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Town & County News, Press Release
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Highlights of the Week Thursday marked the 100 th day of the 2017 General Assembly with Senate President Grantham holding a press availability where he said that after more than five months of work, he had only five days to find a path forward for the transportation funding bill. HB 1242 is scheduled for consideration by the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, April 25 th . The final hope for ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Transportation, Chamber, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Highlights of the Week This week marked the one month mark for legislators to wrap up all their business for the 2017 legislative session. As of Thursday, 710 bills and resolutions have been introduced, 132 bills have been postponed indefinitely, 138 have been signed by the Governor, and bills are still being introduced daily. The House spent Monday morning making closing remarks on the FY ...read more
Categories: Political, Chamber, Community, Economic
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Economic development is a top priority for Town Council. As such, there are several measures Town Council will be considering that could pave the way for two high-profile projects – Miller’s Landing and Riverwalk. The Miller’s Landing development is proposed near the intersection of Interstate 25 and Plum Creek Parkway. On Tuesday, April 18, Town Council will again consider a ...read more
Categories: Economic, Town & County News, Community
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 13 Highlights of the Week This week the Senate handed over the budget to the House for consideration and debate. Although the Senate’s 45 amendments were deemed impressive at the time, the House introduced a total of 93 amendments to the budget and second reading debate extended over two legislative days. Many of the amendments mimicked those in the Senate while others ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Town & County News, Community, Political, Transportation
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Throughout the first two months of 2017, Colorado job growth is 48,200 greater than the same period in 2016. The slower rate of job growth is thought to be a function of the normal "ups and downs" of the business cycle. Almost 21,000 jobs can be attributed to expansion of the accommodations and food services sector and health care. For more details check out the most recent cber.co ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Highlights of the Week The FY 2017-18 budget, SB 254 was introduced and debated in the Senate this week along with 12 budget orbital bills. The Senate worked on the floor until nearly midnight on Wednesday, debating 45 different amendments to the budget. Amendments ranged from defunding private prisons and putting the money into K-12 education, providing $3 million from the marijuana tax cash ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Douglas County Demographic Summary has been updated and is available online. It is a brief narrative describing demographic changes from the past year. http://www.douglas.co.us/documents/douglas-county-demographics-summary.pdf The link to the entire Population & Development Report is: http://www.douglas.co.us/about-us/demographics/population-and-development-report/
Categories: Political, Chamber, Community, Economic, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 11 Highlights of the Week This week the Joint Budget Committee faced the difficult task of making final budget decisions and tackling big ticket items they put on the back burner during figure setting. On Monday, the JBC found out that based on decisions they made thus far, they were facing a $382 million budget deficit for FY 2017-18. They also learned that they needed to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Transportation
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Project Background Previous Next Between Monument and C-470, I-25 experiences congestion on numerous days throughout the week. Weekday and weekend travel delays and unreliability frustrate travelers now and will only get worse as Colorado's population grows from 5 million to more than 8 million in the next 20 years. Congestion, high (75 mph) speeds, and climbing grades contribute to severe ...read more
Categories: Community, Transportation
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
BIG News! Lawmakers Introduce A Fix Late yesterday, Senate President Kevin Grantham and Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran introduced HB 1242, a long-term funding solution to answer our transportation needs. “Every county and city in Colorado will share in the benefits from this transportation package,” Speaker Duran said. “And we will insist on transparency and ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Political, Town & County News
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Under the Dome, Week 7 Highlights of the Week The legislature enjoyed a short week thanks to President’s Day weekend. It is the last break the legislature will see until Sine Die unless, as is tradition, the House and Senate take off Good Friday. Having just passed the 75-day mark of session, and a rumored 250 bills to still be introduced, it is promising to be busy. The House State ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Festival Park is the heart of Downtown Castle Rock and is home to some of the community’s most treasured events. Soon, this central gathering space will be transformed into a vibrant urban center. This project was planned through a collaborative effort of residents, the Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Merchants Association and the Town. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 a construction ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Chamber, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, Press Release, Town & County News
Thursday, February 23, 2017
And the nominees are…. VIEW PHOTOS The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce announced the 2017 best of the best nominees for their Annual Awards: Business Person, Small Business, Citizen, Castle Rock Advocate, the Ping Lee Jung Volunteer of the Year and the Ambassador of the Year: The Businessperson of the Year Award recognizes business owners and/or management who have competitively ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Chamber, Press Release, Town & County News
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
DCBA Bill Tracker: http://www.statebillinfo.com/SBI/index.cfm?fuseaction=Public.Dossier&id=22915&pk=619&style=pinstripe Highlights of the Week Another busy week at the Capitol wrapped up early Friday so legislators could make it home for a long President’s Day weekend. Each day saw committee meetings late into the night debating a host of issues. The week was bookended by ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber, Political
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.1 percent. DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2016 earned nearly $68 million in scholarships. DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Community, Press Release, Town & County News
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Arapahoe Community College (ACC) has accepted from the Castle Rock Town Council the investment of $3 million in infrastructure reimbursement to construct a Collaboration Campus. The campus will bring together education, business, and the community to create a unique resource for delivering seamless education and workforce training to Castle Rock. Educational partners Colorado State University ...read more
Categories: Awards & Accolades, Business Tips Blog, Chamber, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, Political, Press Release, Town & County News
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
CDOT initiated a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study scheduled for January 26th in Kirk Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to identify immediate and longer-term solutions to this vital stretch of highway, which connects Colorado Springs through Castle Rock to the Denver South area. I-25 is the only north-south interstate route through Colorado, connecting the state's largest ...read more
Categories: Transportation, Economic, Press Release, Town & County News, Chamber, Community
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
If the intersection of Coachline Road and Foothills Drive/Trailblazer Way is part of your normal route, you’ll want to pay extra attention starting the week of Dec. 19. A new four-way stop will be installed. Traffic engineers in Castle Rock’s Public Works Department have been monitoring this intersection in The Meadows. Recently, traffic volumes have demonstrated a need for an all-way ...read more
Categories: Town & County News, Transportation, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Acquisition Enhances Capabilities of Auctus Group and Auctus Search Partners beyond Financial Services Recruiting and Sell side M&A News provided by Auctus Group, Inc. Dec 06, 2016, 08:04 ET CHICAGO and GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. , Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Auctus Group, Inc. through it's affiliate Auctus Search Partners, LLC has acquired KLG Consultants, LLC, a Talent Acquisition and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
A strategic plan can help you reach your business goals, but only if you know what to focus on. by Deborah Fell DID YOU KNOW that, mathematically, if you improve revenue by 2% per month, you will more than double your business in 3 years? The value of a strategic plan then, is to create the “how-to” strategies, initiatives and resourcing to get there. So how do you get this done? ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Douglas’ 2016 Budget, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and Popular Annual Financial Report recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association For the third time in the past year, Douglas County has been recognized nationally for its continued commitment to fiscal accountability and transparency. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Town & County News, Awards & Accolades, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Focus less on selling and more on providing value that draws customers to you as their trusted adviser. ENTREPRENEURS HAVE ALWAYS believed that their product or service must show real value to customers, but today the smart ones are even able to make their marketing valuable. The days are gone when marketing was all “pushing product.” Now customers seek out people who are willing and ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Before you say you have no time to give back, or before you grumble about already doing it, this is not your typical post telling you that you need to give back to people who support you in your community. Instead, this article encourages you to give back as a small business owner based of what you will get. These benefits are all about you and your business, a return on your investment of time. ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Community, Chamber
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
If you drive Front Street near Founders Parkway, this information is for you. Taking care of the roads you drive is an important role of Castle Rock Public Works. Though inconvenient at times, roadwork helps not only smooth out your drive, but also extends the life of streets. Starting next week, crews will be focusing on the concrete pavement portion of Front Street, near Founders Parkway. ...read more
Categories: Transportation, Town & County News, Community
Thursday, September 01, 2016
We’ve all been watching the progress, and now it’s time to start driving. Castle Rock Parkway is open. Here are some things to know about driving on a brand-new 2-mile road: • The speed limit is 35 mph. Please drive safely and pay extra attention. • It may take some time for traffic to level out as we all find our new road routine. Traffic could be extra heavy on Castle Rock ...read more
Categories: Community, Town & County News, Transportation