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Much more than just a place to keep your money, we’re proud to be a part of your community. We’re not just a bank in Colorado. We’re Bank of Colorado.

Offered by: David S. Evens, Bank of Colorado Branch President

Bank of Colorado is a family-owned community focused bank that has been serving the needs of Coloradoans for over 100 years. Our business was born from an ag community in need. As that community grew, so too did our business and ability to serve our customers. As a family-owned business serving more than 44 communities across this state, our values of honesty, integrity and clarity still guide our every decision.

Over time, we’ve grown from a small bank, focused on ag lending, to a full service financial institution with a full suite of products one would expect to find at a large bank. Whether you’re opening your first checking account, getting your first small business loan, or refinancing your house, Bank of Colorado is here to help! While we are progressive in our offerings, we still understand the importance of knowing our customers by name and the value of a handshake.

Our values have never waivered, and we stay true to the foundation of community. Bank of Colorado continues to innovate and adapt to an ever-changing marketplace to ensure that we’re able to support our customers as they navigate through their financial futures.

While we’re deeply rooted in Colorado’s history, we remain fully invested in its future. There’s only one Colorado, there’s only one you, and one bank dedicated to both. Bank of Colorado, There’s Only One. Member FDIC.

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Offered by: John Wilson, B.S., BC-HIS, Blue Ribbon Hearing & Tinnitus Center

“How did you come up with the name Blue Ribbon Hearing & Tinnitus Center for your business?” is a question I have been asked numerous times. After hearing my reply, several people encouraged me to share my reason with our community.

As long as I can remember, the blue ribbon has been awarded for being “The Best,” whether it was at the county fair, the art show, or an athletic event. I always wanted to earn the Blue Ribbon, no matter what I participated in. As an athlete, a student, and in my professional life, I still work hard to be my best. In business, I strive to provide the best possible product and service experience for every patient, in part, because of a principle I learned many years ago.

Nearly 25 years ago, I first read the words “Think Win-Win” in Steven R. Covey’s best-selling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Initially, the concept made sense but was abstract as I had minimal experience in the real world. At the time, I had no way of knowing where implementing that habit into my professional life would lead me. During the 20-plus years of professional experience I have gained since reading those words, I have come to know exactly what it means and how powerful of a habit it is.

For over a decade, I have tried to apply that principle to every transaction I have engaged in as a provider of hearing aids and hearing-related services. After several years of achieving significant positive results with patients, my boss at the time asked me why I was so successful. I explained to him my goals and how I viewed each interaction and transaction. Later, as I thought about my response, I realized I was implementing the Win-Win principle I had learned years earlier.

The habit of thinking Win-Win is based on the idea each interaction or transaction has 4 possible outcomes. Each transaction has a seller and a buyer. Each can either win or lose. As such, the possible outcomes are 1) Seller wins, Buyer loses 2) Seller loses, Buyer wins 3) Seller loses, Buyer loses 4) Seller wins, Buyer wins. Thinking Win-Win means coming up with a solution where both parties win.

Everything from tools and equipment to processes and procedures at Blue Ribbon Hearing & Tinnitus Center is designed to increase the likelihood of making every interaction a win-win. The company is a fully independent, locally owned and operated, multi-line hearing aid provider. Rather than engaging in exclusive contracts that limit our ability to choose the best solution for a given patient’s hearing loss or tinnitus problem, we have created strategic partnerships and relationships with multiple industry leading manufacturers and suppliers.

With this in mind, the Blue Ribbon is a reminder of the Win-Win principle, a constant reminder to always give the best service and treatment to every patient, and a guarantee that each individual will receive the best service and products at a fair price.

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Offered by Thollot Jewelers

As Coloradans, we know the importance of having the right gear for the adventure ahead, but we don’t pick “any old store” to buy it. We want to see it, feel it, learn all about it and get advice from experienced people that are, well, like us! Just like a rock climber needs a reliable harness and a cyclist needs the right bike for the terrain, the love of your life needs the perfect ring. Thollot Jewelers wants to make sure that you have the right equipment for all of the adventures in your life, big and small.

At the Thollot Jewelers “Love is an Adventure” Bridal Event, April 26th – 28th, we’ll help you get properly equipped for the big “Yes” and “I do!” For 3 days only, enjoy Buy One Get One 50% Off* wedding bands and Special Pricing on all in-stock and custom designed engagement rings.

We’re also going to give you a $250 gift card to REI with any purchase over $999*, to help you get properly equipped for your next Colorado Adventure!


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*Offer valid for any men’s wedding ring. Not combinable with other offers. **This offer is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by REI or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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Offered by David Nak, Brighton Family Counseling

There is an idea that Marriage and Family Counseling must involve couples or families. Sometimes it does. But we like to remember that these pairs and groups are made up of individual people. There is a truth to you that is beyond your spouse or your children. It is a truth that you were born with. When this truth isn’t given a wholesome voice, it can generate friction in many areas of life – not just marriage and family. This can become especially confusing and frustrating if we do not recognize it. When counseling is expanded in this way, many new doors can open that were previously hidden. Issues that appeared to be immovable or unsolvable can melt away in the light of a heartfelt truth.

If we believe we’ve got to convince our partner to come, this may stop many people in their tracks. When there is disagreement or uncertainty, counseling may never have a chance to happen. Much time can be lost in this limbo of trying to decide or persuade. At Brighton Family Counseling, Geoff and I like to remember that individual clarity and healing spills over into all other parts of life, including the relationships that are so important to us. The work we do on ourselves, for ourselves, has the power to change all areas of our lives. Remembering this simple idea might allow you to take a step towards your own feeling of what is healthy and good. We invite you to open doors.

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Offered by Brian Margolis, The Margolis Team

Many clients ask me, “Brian, when is the best time of year to sell our home?” I respond and say, “Now!”

Even though old man winter has pummeled the East Coast, we are having our great Colorado weather here and people are ready to move. Our real estate market is heating up and inventory is still low. What that usually means is another year of appreciation for home owners. We continue to have a strong and healthy real estate market.

If you would like to know the current value of your home, contact the local professionals at the award winning Margolis Team of Keller Williams. My direct line is 720-352-0454 or visit our website and check out your home value www.TheMargolisTeam.com

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Offered by Scott and Laura Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Colorado weather is notorious for being a bit unpredictable. As a matter of fact, the one thing we can count on is weather that we can’t count on. While the rest of the country begins to thaw and bloom for spring, Colorado’s winter likes to hold on, sometimes surprising us with snow even in the middle of May!

When you’re selling your home, however, it can be challenging to keep up with the changing weather while keeping up with landscaping and curb appeal. These tips should keep you ready for whatever weather comes our way, while also keeping people’s eyes on your home’s best features.

  1. Sweep it up! Colorado’s winters can range from bitterly cold and snowy to warm and windy. That means a lot of dirt and dust gets kicked around. Keep your porch and walk ways clear of neighborhood garbage, dry weeds, and dirt with regular sweepings.
  2. A well-manicured lawn looks good when it’s dry. So do your maintenance, when it’s dry. Rake up some of the dead grass so it looks prepped and ready for spring time.
  3. Trim the trees and bushes. When it’s cold, we tend to overlook the new growth of our trees and bushes. Keep them trimmed and tidy for potential home buyers. The other benefit? Those late spring storms won’t weigh (and potentially break) your branches and bushes with the heavy snow.
  4. Decorate your porch. Add some pops of color with new seat cushions or even new patio furniture. Rid yourself of any old flower baskets, and avoid using artificial flowers, as the contrast between the lawn and the decorations may lower the buyer’s opinion of your home.
  5. Be prepared to shovel. The spring storms happen quickly, but don’t let them deter you from buyers coming up the front walk. By shoveling the walkways, sidewalks, and driveway, your buyer will have a chance to walk to the front door safely.

Although the weather is unpredictable, our REALTORS have a firm grasp of what’s happening in the real estate market. If you have questions, or if you’re ready to buy or sell a home, give us a call! We’d be happy to answer any questions and get you moving this spring! Call us today at 720.371.6733

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Offered by Erin Young, Young Montessori

March is here, and we have lots to do! We continue our studies of botany life cycles with solids, liquids, and gases, and how these three elements are essential to the life cycle of plants, as well as; human life. Many activities that incorporate identifying and classifying solids, liquids, and gases, and naming elements that can change from one form to another using our up and down spring weather patterns (solid to a liquid: ice to water). We are getting to see the life cycle of the plant happening with our indoor greenhouse where we have started some seeds, and we are enjoying the stages of growth happening before our eyes.

Summer is just around the corner, so we encourage you to visit our site or call today to receive an application packet and join us for some summer fun! We are now accepting summer enrollment and now accepting CCCAP!

Young Montessori offers two day, three day, and five day programs, both part time and full time under the guidance of experienced teachers in an authentic Montessori preschool environment. We also offer a before care program and an aftercare program during the academic school year. And, you are free to choose your child’s days of attendance as long as they are available, therefore; it is first come, first serve so enroll today! Centrally located in a quaint and charming schoolhouse, we provide a family feel and comfort level that is difficult to replicate elsewhere.

Please check us out online at: www.youngmontessori.com or follow us on facebook at: www.facebook.com/MamaMontessori76/

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Offered by The Learning Experience®, Brighton

The Miracle of the Body
At The Learning Experience we not only concentrate on feeding children’s minds, but also providing them with the knowledge to ensure that their bodies are excelling as well. Teaching children at a young age about proper nutrition instills great eating habits and promotes good health for a lifetime.

Your preschooler’s eating habits play a big role in his or her growth or development. As preschoolers grow, they change physically, mentally and socially. These changes affect everything they do, including eating. Teaching them the importance of the latest food groups, portions and healthy guidelines will ensure proper progress.

The Miracle of Movement
Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle.

In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases. Physical activity helps control weight; builds lean muscle; reduces fat; promotes strong bone, muscle and joint development; and decreases the risk of obesity.

The Learning Experience provides children with the recommended 60 minutes of play each day to help them maintain a healthy weight.

The Miracle of Enrichment
We offer several exciting enrichment programs that introduce children to the arts and sciences as well as provide age-appropriate physical development. These programs enable children to engage in exciting activities that allow them to use their creativity. These programs tap into a different aspect of your child’s imagination and engage them in art, music, dance, physical fitness, performing arts, math, science, nutrition, and etiquette.

Visit thelearningexperience.com to learn more.

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Offered by Willy Strohmeier, Colorado Karate Club

I would not say it is an epidemic, but it is getting scary. I have been seeing so many posts on Social Media where people are affected by this disease, that I’d just rather not even look anymore.
Zig Ziglar coined the term PLOM disease, or the “Poor Little Ol’ Me” syndrome. It is terribly debilitating and paralyzing for those that suffer from it.

You know when someone has succumbed to PLOM because it is as if only bad things always happen to that person. They are also powerless, so it requires someone else to solve their problem, mom or dad, the teacher, a boss, the government, luck, God… but never the person himself.

My children would at times show symptoms with phrases like: “But that’s not fair…” or “Why is it always me?” But I have known better than to entertain their pity party. Instead I’ve been vaccinating them with a good dose of “ if it is to be, it is up to me ” attitude. And for the most part, it’s been working wonders. Like any vaccine, this one is a bit painful too, but it saves a lot of future aches.

As a parent and a Karate instructor, I have had the privilege to spend many years watching folks become more self assured, taking ownership of their own future. And it gives me great satisfaction to know that we are forming individuals who will never simply become victims of the circumstances.

It is well apparent that both children and adults who are accountable to themselves for what happens to, and around them, are happier and more successful than those who, instead, choose to blame their poor fortune on external factors. And while it is true that we cannot control everything that happens around the world, taking ownership and responsibility for how we react to it puts us miles ahead of those who allow themselves to be battered by the winds of fortune.

One of my favorite poems is “Invictus,” which concludes in this manner:
“It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.”
– (William E. Henley)

So why not vaccinate yourself against PLOM as you wake up every day; asking the person staring back at you in the mirror: Who is the master of your fate? And replying boldly – “I AM.” It may incredibly change your life for the better.

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Offered by Lauren Lombardi – Advanced Urgent Care

From telemedicine to mobile clinics, medical practices are consistently (and quickly!) adopting new ways to improve access to health services. Especially in rural communities with limited proximity to urgent and emergent health facilities, these methods of healthcare delivery have proven beneficial.

Long gone are the days when you had to physically drive to the doctor’s office for cold symptoms, or a small laceration. While that’s still an option, telemedicine services have made it much more convenient (and 100% HIPAA compliant) to receive diagnoses via webcam visits and even text messages. These are great options for treating minor injuries and illnesses, especially if you’re located too far from a doctor’s office (or you just don’t want to leave bed when you’re feeling icky).

Mobile clinics are also growing to bring health services directly to the patients, instead of the other way around. For employers, mobile clinics also provide the convenience of on-site drug screenings for a hiring event or treatment for work-related injuries. As an urgent care and occupational medicine provider, we continue to grow our presence, both virtually and through our new mobile clinic, to ensure access to health services far and wide.

For more information about our Virtual Visits and Occupational Medicine Mobile Clinic, visit: AdvUrgent.com

For more information about our clinics, visit www.advurgent.com.

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