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Interview with the 2016 Ridge at 38 Criterium Winners

Emily Jordan after her win at the 2016 Ridge at 38 Criterium.

This week we caught up with two of our big winners from the 2016 Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest. Check out a little about their history with cycling and why they love to participate in our race in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Taylor Warren – Men’s Professional Race Winner
Originally from Florida, Taylor is a recent CSU sports medicine graduate and has lived in Fort Collins for five years where he owns a small cycling coaching business, @wascoaching. Taylor says he races more or less full time with a brand new Boulder based team, the 303 Project. Taylor began racing in the fall of 2009 in Florida. His dad is an avid cyclist and as a junior in high school, Taylor started going for rides with him.

Taylor races in criteriums primarily for fun and to build short term power. Taylor says, “Criteriums are great as a race form because they are very spectator friendly. Usually the crowd really gets behind the race as the circuits are rarely over a mile in length.  Criteriums are also a great way to showcase a town and build up local businesses!”

Taylor raced in the 2015 and 2016 Ridge at 38 Criteriums and won both years. When asked about his time spent racing in Wheat Ridge, Taylor says, “Both times I’ve come down, it seems that the community really gets behind the race, people come out to cheer and it is incredible to win in front of a crowd that really seems to back the race. Ridge at 38 brings an amazing atmosphere out for the event and I can’t wait to return and toe the line with my 303 Project team members!” We can’t wait to have you back, Taylor! Good luck going for a third consecutive win.

Emily Jordan – Women’s Professional Race Winner
Emily grew up in Durango and loves everything outdoors, especially skiing, cycling, and playing in mountain lakes. She’s trilingual and uses her language skills to pursue her love of traveling. In fact, at the end of the month, she’s going to watch the start of the Tour de France near her family’s hometown in Germany.  Emily currently works as a medical assistant and is in the process of applying to medical school.

Emily began cycling in 2014. She has a few competitive cyclists in her family, so when she was looking for a new sport, she figured she would try out cycling. She says that she entered her first race at the end of the 2015 season and was quickly hooked.

Of this racing form, Emily says, “Criteriums are FUN!  They are fast-paced, they require technical skill and solid bike-handling, and team dynamics play a huge role. They are also really spectator-friendly because of the short courses, so it’s always fun to have lots of people out cheering you on!” She also enjoys criteriums because they almost never play out in the way you expect.

Last year’s Ridge at 38 Criterium was a really special race for Emily.  It was her first race as a category 2 racer, and she says that she had no idea what she was getting herself into. Her coach and teammates were trying to put together race plans and kept telling her where to attack, but she says that her main goal was to survive the race. Of that final race, she says, “A couple girls started attacking early in the race, and I was determined not to let them get away. I ended up in what turned out to be the perfect break. Another rider and I worked well together and had teammates working for us back in the main pack. I ended up beating her in the sprint and walking away from my first [category] 2 race as the Colorado State Criterium Champion – that was definitely a race I will never forget!” We were happy to be a part of that special memory, Emily! We look forward to watching you race again this year.

Excited to see which professional and amateur racers will take home bragging rights and cash prizes this year? Don’t miss Sunday, June 11th, Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest! Learn more here.

TLC Wheat Ridge Clean Up Days are Back This Summer

We all know how bad that last hail storm hit Wheat Ridge and now we have to figure out what to do with all of the debris on our properties! First, you can contact your trash company and let them know you will have extra bags to pick up. Often times, they will pick up the extra bags for free in light of  the recent weather events.  The next option is to bring them to an upcoming TLC Wheat Ridge Clean Up Days event near you.

TLC Wheat Ridge is a partnership between the City of Wheat Ridge and Localworks to improve quality of life and prevent crime in targeted neighborhoods. This year, our popular Clean Up Days have been expanded to serve the whole city with one drop off day in each City Council District.

Winning Photos of Wheat Ridge Unveiled

Best in Contest

This past October through January, Localworks held the Capture Wheat Ridge photo contest. We asked residents to submit photos that exemplified what captures them about Wheat Ridge and its history. There were 78 eligible photo submissions and three photo categories – community, history and agriculture. After the entry period, the judges deliberated and chose the winners. The judges of the contest were professional photographers Blu Hartkopp, Patricia Barry Levy and Wheat Ridge Mayor Joyce Jay.

Agriculture Category Winner

The judges chose a Best in Contest winner, a top winner in each category, and 11 honorable mentions. The Photo Contest Sponsor, Metro Frame Works, framed all of the winning photos and matted all of the honorable mentions. Andrea Haydon won the Best in Contest. One of the judges described her reaction to the winning photograph:

[I] love how this beautiful photograph captures a carefree moment of summer. The composition is great and the light is wonderful. And Clear Creek is such a special spot in Wheat Ridge. There weren’t any others quite like it.

Community Category Winner

Stephanie Shearer was the agriculture category winner. Sonya Maldonado was the community category winner. Viviana Rueda was the history category winner. The photographers of the 11 honorable mentions were Amanda Mehra Breitenbach, Andrea Haydon, Becky Olstad, Jamie Efaw, Jodi Nemeth (photographer of 3 honorable mentions), Mick Brungardt, Paul Iwancio (photographer of 2 honorable mentions) and Scott Wesley.

History Category Winner

Localworks unveiled the winning photographs at the Capture Wheat Ridge Celebration on April 1. At the celebration, the Best in Contest winner was awarded $500 and each of the category winners received $100. The winning photographs will be displayed at City Hall for the month of April. Next, the winners and all of the honorable mentions will move to the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center. The Recreation Center will display them for all of May and June.

Congratulations to the contest winners and thank you to all of the community members that submitted their photos for consideration.  Please continue to #CaptureWheatRidge.

Localworks is hiring

Localworks is pleased to announce an open position with our organization.

Activate 38 Coordinator

Localworks believes in Wheat Ridge. We connect neighbors and businesses to create a vibrant, engaged community. Our work is interesting, locally focused and involves community building.  If this is a possible fit for you or someone you know, please pass along this job description.

Applications are processed in an ongoing fashion until the position is filled. Application instructions are at the bottom of the position description.

2017 Capture Wheat Ridge Photo Contest

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CAPTURE WHEAT RIDGE PHOTO CONTEST 2017
OFFICIAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY

The Capture Wheat Ridge Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old. Board Members, Employees, interns, or Fund Development Committee members of Localworks, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.

SPONSOR

The Photo Contest is sponsored by Localworks, incorporated as Wheat Ridge 2020, 7391W 38th Ave, Suite 130, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (“Sponsor”). This Photo Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

ENTRY PERIOD

The Photo Contest begins at 12:00am MST on October 21, 2016 and ends at 11:59pm MDT on January 15, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.

WHAT TO ENTER

Localworks is committed to a vibrant and sustainable Wheat Ridge and we want to see it through your eyes. For our 2017 Photo Contest, we’d like to know: how do you experience Wheat Ridge? What about Wheat Ridge captures you? What has captured you from Wheat Ridge’s history? Capture those vibrant moments and express what Wheat Ridge means to you!
To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit files no larger than 20MB at the time of entry. Higher resolution files of at least 300 dpi/ppi will be requested should an entry be preselected to be awarded a prize or an honorable mention. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.

Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically in a .JPEG .jpg, or.png form. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable.

Entries should include metadata if at all possible. Caption information should include:
• Location
• Name of location (ex: Anderson Park)
• Approximate address or cross streets within the City of Wheat Ridge
• Detailed caption of subject matter
Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to Localworks upon request.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to Localworks upon request.

The following submissions are ineligible:
• Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright.
• Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
• Images that involve willful harassment or damage to the people or property by the photographer.
• Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
• Images taken outside of Wheat Ridge.
Localworks shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.

HOW TO ENTER

All images must be submitted though:
• our photo submission form including all required fields, including name, email and other information about your photo submission
• Photo post on the Localworks Facebook page with hashtag #CaptureWheatRidge and the category name
• Instagram with the hashtag #CaptureWheatRidge and the category name in your post.
You can select an image directly from your computer desktop, or submit images from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for consideration in the contest.

You may enter up to ten times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.
Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime on or after January 15, 2017.

JUDGING

Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence and composition, overall impact, artistic merit and Wheat Ridge story or significance. Judging will be conducted by a panel of local photographers to be selected by the Localworks at its sole discretion (the “Panel”). The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick the following winners in the following categories:
1. Overall Best in Contest (1 winner): You’ve nailed it. Your image rises above the rest and encapsulates our community in a stunning way.
2. Categories:
1. Community (1 winner): Illustrates the Wheat Ridge community in a clear and compelling way.
2. History (1 winner): Best photo showing Wheat Ridge history that is taken before 2006. Please take care to ensure you have the rights for the photo you scan.
3. Agriculture (1 winner): Illustrates agriculture in Wheat Ridge.
3. Honorable Mentions (Up to 12 honorable mentions will be selected at discretion of the Panel): Quality images that showcase Wheat Ridge.
All potential winners will be revealed online within 10 days of April 1, 2017.
All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
Localworks will notify the winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry.

POTENTIAL WINNER REQUIREMENTS

Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, statement of originality, certification of place captured in Wheat Ridge, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.

PRIZES

Localworks will award the following prizes.
One (1) Overall Best in Contest winner will receive:
• $500.
• A photo mention in digital presences of Localworks.
• Placement in the annual report for Localworks.
• Two tickets to Capture Wheat Ridge Celebration on April 1, 2017.
• A framing design session with the creative and experienced staff at Metro Frame Works. Their winning photo will be framed using museum quality materials at a value up to $500.
• Total Value: $1050
One (1) Community category winner will receive:
• $100.
• Mention in digital presences of Localworks.
• One ticket to Capture Wheat Ridge Celebration on April 1, 2017.
• A framing design session with the creative and experienced staff at Metro Frame Works. Their winning photo will be framed using museum quality materials at a value up to $500.
• Total Value: $625
One (1) History category winner will receive:
• $100.
• Mention in digital presences of Localworks.
• One ticket to Capture Wheat Ridge Celebration on April 1, 2017.
• A framing design session with the creative and experienced staff at Metro Frame Works. Their winning photo will be framed using museum quality materials at a value up to $500.
• Total Value: $625
One (1) Agriculture category winner will receive:
• $100.
• Mention in digital presences of Localworks.
• One ticket to Capture Wheat Ridge Celebration on April 1, 2017.
• A framing design session with the creative and experienced staff at Metro Frame Works. Their winning photo will be framed using museum quality materials at a value up to $500.
• Total Value: $625
Up to 12 honorable mention winners will receive:
• Mention on Localworks photo contest page
• Invitation to a matting and mounting demonstration at Metro Frame Works (date TBA) and will have their photo submission matted professionally at no charge
• Total Value: $40
Prizes will only be shipped to an address in the United States. The professional matting and design sessions may only be claimed in person at Metro Frame Works.
All winners are responsible for paying any income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. If the prize value equals or exceeds $600, a winner will need to complete, sign and return an IRS W-9 form prior the award of any prize. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
YOUR RIGHTS
Your photographs help Localworks celebrate and promote the community of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable.
If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant Localworks a royalty-free, nonexclusive right during the Photo Contest to:
• Display the photograph on the Localworks website.
• Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as a winner or an honorable mention, you grant Localworks a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
• Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.
• Use the photograph in Localworks internal and external communications materials including but not limited to websites and web publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia, presentation and membership services, and annual report.
• Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for Localworks use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, promotions of the Wheat Ridge community, and the like.
• Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, and state in promotions and other publications.
• Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in the Localworks photo library and accessible to Localworks staff via the Localworks internal online photo archive.
Localworks will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” when the full name is available and space and context allow.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

MEMBERSHIP

When you enter, you will automatically become a member of Localworks. This includes special event invitations, digital messages and a monthly e-newsletter. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time. There is currently no cost for membership.

PUBLICITY

The information you provide when you enter is provided to Sponsor, not to Facebook nor Instagram. Except where prohibited, you consent to Sponsor’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

DISPUTES

You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Colorado. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Colorado or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Colorado.

RESULTS

To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to Localworks, Capture Wheat Ridge Photo Contest, 7391 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Requests must be received by July 1, 2017.

QUESTIONS

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to
reception@wearelocalworks.org.

Localworks Resolution 2016

Resolution of Support for City of Wheat Ridge Ballot Question 2E

WHEREAS, Localworks is a 501(c)3 organization advancing Wheat Ridge as a vibrant and sustainable community and may support policies that impact our mission;

WHEREAS, the citizen-led DIRT Task Force identified needed infrastructure projects and together worked with City Council to prioritize four projects that are important to the economic health, safety, and vitality of our city. City Council unanimously agreed to present this to the voters and ask all of us to say YES to Wheat Ridge;

WHEREAS, these projects are the vision of people of people who live in Wheat Ridge. The idea for this investment came from our community and it will benefit our community. We know the value of our unique city, and we want to preserve what makes Wheat Ridge special;

WHEREAS, 2016 ballot question 2E will allow income-producing investments and an increase in quality services that will provide long-term economic benefits to Wheat Ridge residents and businesses. Improving traffic flow and active transportation infrastructure along Wadsworth will support existing businesses and encourage the opening of new ventures. The investment in Clear Creek Crossing will provide infrastructure for an area that will generate new sales and property tax revenue for the city. Investments in the Ward Road Commuter Rail Station and Anderson Park will contribute to the livability and attractiveness of Wheat Ridge for residents and businesses;

WHEREAS, 2E allows us to protect Wheat Ridge’s legacy and invest in our future. Wheat Ridge needs to say YES to investments that will retain our small-town heritage and add to our quality residents and businesses. Wheat Ridge needs to say YES to making our community safe and strong by updating existing areas and building great new places. This is a sales tax increase of just a half percent, which is only a nickel for a ten dollar purchase. The sales tax is limited to 12 years. Wheat Ridge’s sales tax is currently below the average rate of nearby cities and this temporary increase will bring us in line with the average.

WHEREAS, Ballot Question 2E is a great deal for Wheat Ridge residents, and we get a better deal if we begin now. It is estimated that visitors pay about half of our sales taxes, so those who contribute to some of the stress on our systems will help pay for the solutions. Voting yes on 2E will allow us to access up to $38 million in federal and state grants for Wadsworth traffic congestion relief alone. If we don’t agree to invest in our community by supporting 2E, we lose our place in line and could potentially wait decades to have access to state and federal money again to solve this problem.

NOW THEREFORE, We the Board of Directors of Localworks, incorporated as Wheat Ridge 2020, do RESOLVE to support and to endorse the YES Wheat Ridge campaign and a YES vote on 2016 ballot question 2E.

Christina Pulciani is here today for when tomorrow gets too unpredictable

Depending on whom you ask, and what it’s covering, insurance can be quite a sensitive topic to broach with just about anyone. As hard as it can be to think about, and as much as we don’t want to discuss it, there are events that happen in life. Unpredictable things can occur too, and when those extreme circumstances come together to form the perfect storm in our lives, it’s usually in those moments that we need and finally recognize the value of our insurance.

Born and raised in Denver, Christina Pulciani is home grown insurance agent, with Italian roots. When not consulting clients about the important decisions of today, she volunteers her time, and regularly donates money to higher pursuits for a greater tomorrow. For example, she is also a meditation practitioner and helps BeMindful, a nonprofit that teaches meditation, clarity and mindfulness to kids at the high school level, as well as at homeless shelters.

Equally talented as she is humble, Christina shares that it’s hard work. It’s not that people think they are invincible, there wouldn’t be insurance if that was the case, but most times it’s because people don’t want to spend the money, or they just get the cheapest insurance they can find. Worse, some potential clients don’t always think about certain insurances being a necessity.
I wouldn’t have guessed that Christina has been in the insurance industry for over 16 years; immediately after meeting her, I noticed how laid back she was, and made note of her friendly demeanor. Our interview ran longer than most I’ve done, and one of my favorite parts about it was sharing quotes with one another that have inspired us. She went on to explained how when she started out, it was from the bottom, and she had very little help. Faced with many forks in the road at different points throughout her life, it was the events of 9/11 that has left a large impact on her to this day. After moving 5 times, she’s happiest with her newest location which is easily accessible off 44th Ave.
Do you need a new insurance policy, or have you think about switching companies? Christina is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, located at 6701 W. 44th Ave Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Call (303) 463-1750 today for more information or to set up an appointment!

Tell me about your business – What got you or it started? How did the idea for your business come about?
I’ve been an All State agent for 16 years as of September 11th. I was one year into the business, and that’s when 9/11 hit and I thought, “oh my god, what am I going to do!?” I was still waiting to get a contract from being a scratch agent, and I didn’t have any customers at all – I worked for state farm for 3 years before that, so I had a really good base, then an opportunity showed up and all state was like ‘let’s give you a business’ so I was ‘okay cool, let see what happens’. However, I started out with nothing when opening my agency off 38th. No calls, no customers and little to no help. I was at that location for about 3 years and then moved 5 times since, all within Wheat Ridge. I’ve tried to stay inside the city; my son plays football for a local league and my kid’s go to school in Wheat Ridge. The reason why I moved to the new location I’m at is because I’ve always wanted to have a house – I’ve always wanted a place where people can drive up to that’s not your typical office, it’s got that home feel. We do our insurance reviews over a coffee table or in the kitchen, just like what was done back in the day. I think it’s a really good fit, it’s a great location and we have our own parking lot with all appropriate signage.
It really fits the Wheat Ridge mantra – being a little more laid back
Yes, exactly! And that’s very much me- I’m a trusted advisor and I’ve learned it’s really about listening to and taking care of our customers – making sure they know what they’re have and why they have it. Cheaper isn’t necessarily better and I think that’s one of the most important parts – I think doctors, and attorneys, and insurance agents are the ones that take care of things when the house burns down, or when someone is injured in a car accident, they call us. People don’t always think about that when they pay their car insurance. People don’t always see the value in our services until an unfortunate day comes in their life. We’re the ones that calm you down and walk you through the processes. We really emphasize that it’s about service and not price, we’ve really tried to create that environment, and I think we were successful doing that here. I’d really like to buy the property when my lease it up, but we’ll see if that’s a possibility in three years.
I’m from Denver; I was born and raised here. My family owned a few bars and a restaurant growing up as a kid – most everyone in my family is entrepreneurs so I kind of had no choice. As far as the community, we are in connecting with Family Tree, so we are one of their main sponsors – AllState does the abuse awareness month, and we also have the Purple Purse Foundation, which were able to give them a $1000 grant to help with their growth, as well as all states general stance on domestic violence – they have some really great videos about it. I’m also part of a company called BeMindful (website here if possible), which teaches meditation and clarity to kids in the high school level, as well as at homeless shelters, so we do all of that which a bit different than most insurance companies. Last weekend for example, I help a car wash to help with the Wheat Ridge Farmers.

How long have you been located or have lived in Wheat Ridge for? Or why did you move/relocate to Wheat Ridge?
Well we lived in Wheat Ridge. Commuting at the time to where I worked before was long, but being able to create a business within the city where my kids go to school in, and to be part of the community for more exposure, was all a big deal. I used to have park benches with my name on them in different places. It was good for me being a female business owner with kids in school being able to leave and go pick them up and bring them right back to work with me was a very big convince. That small town feel, where we worked and lived, to be a part of that was really important to me. That said, I do have a big group of clients from the highlands, but over 20% of my clients are from Wheat Ridge, which I hope only continues to increase.

What has been your biggest success for your business? What has been the biggest challenge?
With moving 5 times, the biggest challenge has been to find the right location – I was in a bank building, then I was street level, then I moved to a retail center of 38th and Sheridan, then I moved back to a bank building off 38th, and now I’m back to being on street level, so I think for me the biggest challenge has been the exposure and letting people know we’re here. I’ve learned that it’s finding what works best for my clients, this new location, which we’ve been at for just over a year, and it has been the best location so far. The 2007-2008 economy was also a challenge, people that were entering the insurance industry then seemed to be solely in it for the money, I also almost sold my business then, but the people interested didn’t seem to care about maintaining those relationships that I spent years building, and cared for. I ended up not being able to leave.For our biggest success, I would say it’s the people who trust us and recommend us, that’s the biggest success. When people come up to me and say we hear “you’re the best at what you do”, or “my mom has insurance through you, and we like you and want to do the same” – to get that kind of feedback reminds me of why I come here every day. Honestly, when I walk through the door and I see my name on it, I still think that’s weird. But I’m still here doing what I do and doing what I love, I’m part of a community, and I try to give back, all 16 years later. Without my clients, what’s my purpose? I’m here because they’re here, every week, Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm.

Does your organization have any big plans for 2016/2017
For the rest of the year, we’re sponsoring BeMindful ‘s push to get into more school districts, as well as our year end self-awareness about life insurance and why you should have it, then finally our financial assistance planning. Towards the end of the year, budget are tight, fiscal years are changing, so we think it’s a great time to sit down with clients and help them on their road to success for the following year. We take a look back on what they’ve created for the past year, and help align their goal what they want to focus on as well. Although shit is really our wind down time because of all the holidays, people are shopping, Christmas is around the corner- it’s still a good time to talk to people about insurance because they’re around their families, and showing them the importance of if a loved one were to pass away, would they would be taken care of? It’s never fun, even being on the other side knowing that we didn’t have those discussions until it was too late, but opening up the conversation early really helps people be more aware.

Do you have any hobbies or special interests? What is your favorite thing to do while in Wheat Ridge for fun?
My special interest would be that I’m also a meditation practitioner, so I lead groups on a weekly basis over the past 6 years – we use some of this space here for that as well so that way we can create a balance from the insurance industry and the mind as well. My other hobbies would be motorcycles, I ride a 650 VStar Custom because I’m shorter but I don’t have any tattoos, I just enjoying owning a motorcycle, and being out and doing fun stuff in the neighborhood. The best part about Wheat Ridge is the restaurants, there are some really cool places here, and one of my favorites is Granny’s Goodies right over here off of Harlan – supreme Italian food and great desserts! And I love being able to take a break to go sit in a park somewhere, we have some amazing parks in Wheat Ridge. The park they just built up the street, I was so happy to see them do something with that wide open space.

If a young entrepreneur walked up and asked for your advice but you only had a few minutes to give them your best tip, what would it be?
To find their why… Why they want to be in business, what’s going to drive them, what’s going to keep them motivated and moving forward. Without your why, you don’t have a purpose. You gotta have direction, a mission – like what’s going to really make you want to get up every single day for the rest of your life – it could be your family that you go to work for, maybe it’s your future – but there’s always has be a direction. Being an entrepreneur, you’re your own boss and if you want to be truly successful, it isn’t easy. I remind myself every day when I walk through the door that I don’t have anyone to tell me what to do every day, so then I think, “well what AMI GOING TO DO?” A successful entrepreneur is someone who can really be accountable for themselves. So that’s what I’d say, be accountable for yourself, know your why, develop your mission statement, and be around the spear of influence of other people – other peers, coaching each other, that’s really where it helps. Get to know other people who are successful, there’s a reason why they are- you can’t soar with the eagles if you’re hanging out with the turkeys.

If you had the power to solve one and only one problem in the world, what would it be and why?
I would change or eliminate domestic violence

If you could high five one person, living or not, who it be? Or who is or has been your biggest inspiration?
Tony Robbins, he has been such a big inspiration to me!

Call 303.463.1750 today to set up an appointment with Christina or visit her on Allstate’s website at: https://agents.allstate.com/christina-pulciani-wheat-ridge-co1.html to learn about the services she has to offer.

Annual Meeting & Call for Nominations

2016 Annual Meeting
All members are invited to the Localworks Annual Member Meeting on Thursday, November 10th, 2016. This past year Localworks celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a successful rebrand, and our events and programs continue to grow. We will also recognize an individual and business with the Community Builder Award.
Annual Meeting and Board Election:

Thursday, November 10th
6:00 – 6:30pm Cocktails & Networking cash back
6:30 – 8:00pm Dinner & Program ($20 suggested donation)
Location: Abrusci’s – 3244 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

RSVP required via email (reception@WeAreLocalworks.org), phone (720-259-1030) by November 2nd.

Call for Nominations
Six (6) board seats are available for nominations. Board members serve 2-year terms with newly elected Directors seated at the January 2017 Board meeting. We are looking for nominees who possess skills and experience in fundraising and marketing to help promote our organization’s mission, as well as someone who has business relationships in Wheat Ridge. All nominees are asked to complete a Board Member Application, which can be found on our website and to review the Board Member Agreement. Please pass this on to anyone who has interest or that you believe will make a good board representative. If you would like to nominate a candidate, please email Britta at BFisher@WeAreLocalworks.org their name, phone number, and email address and we will follow-up or our Nominations Committee Chair Kelsey Robb. All nominations are due by October 3, 2016.

Please contact the Localworks office if you have any questions regarding your membership, the annual meeting or nomination process.

2017 Capture Wheat Ridge Submission Page

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CAPTURE WHEAT RIDGE PHOTO CONTEST 2017
OFFICIAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY/

The Capture Wheat Ridge Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old. Board Members, Employees, interns, or Fund Development Committee members of Localworks, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.

SPONSOR

The Photo Contest is sponsored by Localworks, incorporated as Wheat Ridge 2020, 7391W 38th Ave, Suite 130, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (“Sponsor”). This Photo Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

ENTRY PERIOD/

The Photo Contest begins at 12:00am MST on October 21, 2016 and ends at 11:59pm MDT on January 15, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.

WHAT TO ENTER

Localworks is committed to a vibrant and sustainable Wheat Ridge and we want to see it through your eyes. For our 2017 Photo Contest, we’d like to know: how do you experience Wheat Ridge? What about Wheat Ridge captures you? What has captured you from Wheat Ridge’s history? Capture those vibrant moments and express what Wheat Ridge means to you!
To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit files no larger than 20MB at the time of entry. Higher resolution files of at least 300 dpi/ppi will be requested should an entry be preselected to be awarded a prize or an honorable mention. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.

Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically in a .JPEG .jpg, or.png form. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable.

Entries should include metadata if at all possible. Caption information should include:
• Location
• Name of location (ex: Anderson Park)
• Approximate address or cross streets within the City of Wheat Ridge
• Detailed caption of subject matter
Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to Localworks upon request.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to Localworks upon request.

The following submissions are ineligible:
• Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright.
• Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
• Images that involve willful harassment or damage to the people or property by the photographer.
• Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
• Images taken outside of Wheat Ridge.
Localworks shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.

HOW TO ENTER

All images must be submitted though:
• our photo submission form including all required fields, including name, email and other information about your photo submission
• Photo post on the Localworks Facebook page with hashtag #CaptureWheatRidge and the category name
• Instagram with the hashtag #CaptureWheatRidge and the category name in your post.
You can select an image directly from your computer desktop, or submit images from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for consideration in the contest.

You may enter up to ten times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.
Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime on or after January 15, 2017.

JUDGING

Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence and composition, overall impact, artistic merit and Wheat Ridge story or significance. Judging will be conducted by a panel of local photographers to be selected by the Localworks at its sole discretion (the “Panel”). The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick the following winners in the following categories:
1. Overall Best in Contest (1 winner): You’ve nailed it. Your image rises above the rest and encapsulates our community in a stunning way.
2. Categories:
1. Community (1 winner): Illustrates the Wheat Ridge community in a clear and compelling way.
2. History (1 winner): Best photo showing Wheat Ridge history that is taken before 2006. Please take care to ensure you have the rights for the photo you scan.
3. Agriculture (1 winner): Illustrates agriculture in Wheat Ridge.
3. Honorable Mentions (Up to 12 honorable mentions will be selected at discretion of the Panel): Quality images that showcase Wheat Ridge.
All potential winners will be revealed online within 10 days of April 1, 2017.
All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
Localworks will notify the winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry.

POTENTIAL WINNER REQUIREMENTS

Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, statement of originality, certification of place captured in Wheat Ridge, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.

PRIZES

Localworks will award the following prizes.
One (1) Overall Best in Contest winner will receive:
• $500.
• A photo mention in digital presences of Localworks.
• Placement in the annual report for Localworks.
• Two tickets to Capture Wheat Ridge Celebration on April 1, 2017.
• A framing design session with the creative and experienced staff at Metro Frame Works. Their winning photo will be framed using museum quality materials at a value up to $500.
• Total Value: $1050
One (1) Community category winner will receive:
• $100.
• Mention in digital presences of Localworks.
• One ticket to Capture Wheat Ridge Celebration on April 1, 2017.
• A framing design session with the creative and experienced staff at Metro Frame Works. Their winning photo will be framed using museum quality materials at a value up to $500.
• Total Value: $625
One (1) History category winner will receive:
• $100.
• Mention in digital presences of Localworks.
• One ticket to Capture Wheat Ridge Celebration on April 1, 2017.
• A framing design session with the creative and experienced staff at Metro Frame Works. Their winning photo will be framed using museum quality materials at a value up to $500.
• Total Value: $625
One (1) Agriculture category winner will receive:
• $100.
• Mention in digital presences of Localworks.
• One ticket to Capture Wheat Ridge Celebration on April 1, 2017.
• A framing design session with the creative and experienced staff at Metro Frame Works. Their winning photo will be framed using museum quality materials at a value up to $500.
• Total Value: $625
Up to 12 honorable mention winners will receive:
• Mention on Localworks photo contest page
• Invitation to a matting and mounting demonstration at Metro Frame Works (date TBA) and will have their photo submission matted professionally at no charge
• Total Value: $40
Prizes will only be shipped to an address in the United States. The professional matting and design sessions may only be claimed in person at Metro Frame Works.
All winners are responsible for paying any income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. If the prize value equals or exceeds $600, a winner will need to complete, sign and return an IRS W-9 form prior the award of any prize. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
YOUR RIGHTS
Your photographs help Localworks celebrate and promote the community of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable.
If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant Localworks a royalty-free, nonexclusive right during the Photo Contest to:
• Display the photograph on the Localworks website.
• Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as a winner or an honorable mention, you grant Localworks a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
• Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.
• Use the photograph in Localworks internal and external communications materials including but not limited to websites and web publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia, presentation and membership services, and annual report.
• Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for Localworks use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, promotions of the Wheat Ridge community, and the like.
• Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, and state in promotions and other publications.
• Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in the Localworks photo library and accessible to Localworks staff via the Localworks internal online photo archive.
Localworks will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” when the full name is available and space and context allow.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

MEMBERSHIP

When you enter, you will automatically become a member of Localworks. This includes special event invitations, digital messages and a monthly e-newsletter. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time. There is currently no cost for membership.

PUBLICITY

The information you provide when you enter is provided to Sponsor, not to Facebook nor Instagram. Except where prohibited, you consent to Sponsor’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

DISPUTES/

You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Colorado. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Colorado or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Colorado.

RESULTS

To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to Localworks, Capture Wheat Ridge Photo Contest, 7391 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Requests must be received by July 1, 2017.

QUESTIONS

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to
reception@wearelocalworks.org.

Home Collective: A business that feels like home

The minute you walk in to the Home Collective, you will immediately experience a feeling of comfort come over you that may be unfamiliar when visiting most wellness studios. Rather than being bombarded by a check in desk or racks of yoga clothes, you will step into an environment that feels close to the heart, one that feels like home.

Opening this past January, the Home Collective features a vast array of services that include but aren’t limited to: refl exology, embodied talk therapy, holistic nutrition therapy, phoenix rising yoga therapy, structural integration, and therapeutic message. In addition to offering group classes and workshops, they also have space available for you to host your own event.

Talking with Owner Liz Keltner, it’s hard not to be inspired by her passion and enthusiasm. With a background in mental health and physical therapy, she believes uniting the mind and body is a crucial step in the process of a person achieving wellness. After running a successful private practice, she felt like something was missing. Living close by and always impressed with Wheat Ridge’s rich history, she started looking for a larger space that could provide the opportunities for growth required to start a wellness collective.

After a quick tour, I started noticing the amazing attention to detail; everything has been arranged so thoughtfully, nothing feels empty or like its wasted space, and the layout is great. It is clear that someone has invested an incredible amount of effort, time, and money to make this dream a reality. There is ample space for classes, and their back yard area is the perfect place to be after an invigorating workout or therapy session.

Tell me about The Home Collective – What got you or the business started? How did the idea for your business come about?
So my background is in mental health, and I was in community mental health for a long time before I discovered yoga therapy. I got really into the therapeutic side of mind meeting body and how that can be really useful if integrated in people’s lives. Merging these worlds, I decided I wanted to be back in a community of people who are like minded and supporting healthy vibrant lives for our community, so I began to look for space. I knew I wanted multiple offices, a place where we could have variety and different perspectives, and I love groups and community. I was also looking for somewhere that would have a space large enough to support a group environment as well. When I walked into this building, it kind of had it all magnetized by 100 – the group space is huge, everything is beautiful and expansive – the offices have charm and are inviting. My businesses name was always “Home”, so my private practice is called Home, where body and mind align – that’s my business within the collective and then the building as a whole is the “Home Collective” so it has that feeling of walking into a home which was really important to me. Walking into this place, my vision expanded and I knew that I had to live up to what was possible here. I love all the other local businesses, it’s such a fun area so we’re excited to branch out and get to know the neighbors and have more consistent offerings to help us connect in those ways.

Has it always been at this location? Or was there any reason specifically you choose Wheat Ridge?
I live nearby, I am not in Wheat Ridge but I am in North West Denver. So that was a very nice to feel like I’m a part of the community as well, and I think Wheat Ridge is redefining itself – it has some amazing roots and has such a rich history when it comes to community. There’s a lot of newness, yet a really strong foundation all at once, and so I was excited to be a part of the newness while celebrating the vibrant community that’s already here.

Could you describe one of your typical workdays? What do you find most enjoyable?
So my days are really split, I still see clients one-on-one for yoga therapy and mental health. I typically see my clients Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – so that time is reserved for sessions but then Monday and Friday or whatever time I can find in between is really around supporting and cultivating this space – you know like anything from doing the laundry, to watering the plants to bigger vison things like marketing or trying to learn everything else while trying to reach out and network to create those ties. It’s a lot, so my days are always different and I’m finding what my balance is, especially with this being new; the home collective with my private practice. Luckily we’ve got other practitioners within the collective, so we’re definitely a team and everyday we’re building what that means together, in terms of supporting clients and one another, to creating connections in our lives that we hope has the potential to last a lifetime.

What has been a challenge for your business?
The “build it, they will come” idea. One of the biggest challenges is always marketing – some things work and other things don’t end up being very useful. There are many hats that are new to me and I’m not a marketing person, so trying to learn and adapt to get ourselves out there is a challenge. We’re doing yoga classes in the fall, and trying to get a small schedule going, nothing huge but it’s something where we can be consistent by potentially offering something to the community on a daily or weekly basis. The yoga is gentile and therapeutic in nature, so really anyone can benefit from it.

What has been the greatest success? Or what are you most proud about?
Just… Like the experience you had walking in. People walk in and right away say this place is different than other therapy offices or other studios – that it’s welcoming and engaging, and in my opinion there’s an immediate nurturing aspect to being in this space. So you could say I’m really proud that our place can support people on a lot of different levels. Maybe they just want to come and see their practitioner for one-on-one support and we welcome everyone to come to group yoga classes. We also offer trainings, so community members or even international schools can rent some of our space to provide their training. For example we had our first extended training in June, and to watch a group of complete strangers live in our space (not overnight) but every day for a month… We got to feel the space be utilized as it held them in their process of growth while they were in school to become yoga therapists, which was incredible. Most people have their own processing happening and I think our space holds that really well so I’m really proud of that feeling we’ve cultivated here. From the garden to the outdoor space it’s all been envisioned and built from the heart and with love, from a place of wanting somewhere that’s really accepting and welcoming.

Does your organization have any big plans for 2016?
The biggest things is the Yoga class schedule, so we’re kicking that off – also we’re working on a monthly mindful living series that different practitioners will lead, that will be very open and accessible – again we really want to engage community members that might be interested, or who say,” What is this? Maybe I can go to one of their things and see what it’s like.” We also, like I mentioned, have outside people rent some of our space. The International Association of Yoga Therapists came to provide information around yoga therapy, to talk about what it is and explain the certification. Starting this fall, we also have a mindful, stress reeducation class that’s starting up so we’re really figuring out what’s possible here from within and then from people who see how special this place is or that want to provide their offerings from this place.

What is your favorite inspiration quote, or what advice would you give someone trying to be an entrepreneur?
When I decided to leave my job at the mental health center, to pursue yoga therapy training, I quit and was on an airplane within two days to spend weeks in Vermont because that was the only place the training was available at that time (since then they’re expanded, including Denver which is really exciting!). The day I left, when I was at the airport at 6am, I was terrified of what had I just done. I quit a job that I loved – from the people, to the team and work – and now I was in an airport, at a strange place going somewhere for a long time with no real plan or idea how this was all going to play out. That’s when I got a cup of coffee… I sat down and turned the mug around and on the front it said, “Life is diving in heart first”. So I took a deep breath, and I still thank the universe for sending me messages – because I’m where I am today.

Do you have any hobbies or special interests? What is your favorite thing to do in Wheat Ridge for fun? What do you enjoy most?
I walk around the community when I need a break and I’m really excited about some events coming up. As far as my hobbies, I like to walk my dog, ski, hike, and anything outdoors – you know the typical Colorado stuff.

If you had the power to solve only one problem in the world, what would it be and why?
I would say within supporting people to be aligned with their inner wisdom. And I think when that’s possible, when people slow down and connect with the wisdom of their body and of their inner knowing, we can all connect with ourselves and each other in much more meaningful and productive ways that allow for growth, acceptance and willingness to be present.

If you could high five, shake hands, or hug one person, living or not, who would it be?
I have to go with hug, I’m a hugger! Buddha- to be that close with inner peace while having the presence to be in that moment.

Lao Tsu said, “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” If you are in mindful of your wellness, then do yourself a favor and stop by the Home Collective. Their comprehensive services and the compassion of their practitioners is on another level. Finding the balance between your mind and body has never been easier. You can find Liz, and the beautiful and unique studio on the north side of 38th Avenue located between Harlan and Jay Street.

Call 720.340.2566 today or visit their website at: http://www.homecollective.org/ to learn about all that Home Collective has to offer. Like me, maybe they’ll be your new favorite place to find your balance.