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Offered by Melissa Rippy, Allstate Rippy Insurance

As the Thanksgiving Holiday is around the corner, we are each reminded of the time we hope to spend with our family and/or loved ones and are thankful for good health and one another.

For the first time in my life, I will not be able to spend this holiday season with my dad. Instead, on November 16th, I will accept an award from the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce in his memory. Ripbeams, the non-profit I founded earlier this year, was named the 2018 Community Organization of the Year. We are grateful for so many that have enabled us to collect handmade beanies and give them to kids with leukemia in his honor.

This holiday season and every day, The Rippy Agency is thankful for you. We opened our doors on November 1st, 2013, and will celebrate five years in business on November 1st, 2018. We are a locally owned and operated small business here to assist your insurance and financial needs six days a week. Our existing clients will once again have their choice of apple or pumpkin pie from the Rippy Agency.

For our fifth year in a row, the Rippy Agency is collecting Thanksgiving food items for our local community. You can drop them off M-F 8:30 – 5:30 and on Saturday from 9-1.

We are also offering a chance to win $100 with every life insurance quote before 11/15/18. Call or stop by to learn more about a policy that pays your loved ones a monthly payment instead of a lump sum.

Giving back this Thanksgiving
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Offered by Jan Giuliano, – Universal Lending, The Giuliano Team

What a better gift for the holidays than a new home? Here are some things to keep in mind as you embark on this process during the holiday season:

Be Mindful Of Your Holiday Spending: Now may not be the time to give that new car or 90-inch flat screen TV for a gift. Make responsible purchases. Don’t let poor budgeting result in losing your dream home.

Be In The Know: Know your credit score, which can affect your interest rate-both of which are key when shopping for a home loan. Avoid financing major purchases. Lenders may request a last-minute credit check before the loan closing to ensure that no new debt has been incurred. Be sure to work a knowledgeable and reputable lender who can make the process more efficient.

Scoop-Up A Deal: Year-end may be a smart time to buy! Sellers don’t typically look to sell during the holiday season due to the wintry weather and busy time of year. A seller who is actively seeking to sell during the holidays may be willing to aggressively negotiate on price. Demand tends to decrease during the holidays, so there can be less competition from other buyers. Take advantage and negotiate a better price.

Check Holiday Hours: Certain government agencies may be closed during the holidays, so work with your Loan Officer to ensure that deadlines are met. The loan process and paperwork can be overwhelming, make sure your lender keeps you informed so there are no last minute surprises..

Let Universal Lending help you navigate the process:
Call Frank at 303-912-2850 or Jan at 303-548-3002.

Home Loan During the Holidays
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Offered by: Chris Fushimi – A Mattress & More LLC

Is your back screaming at you as you get out of bed? Are you tossing and turning all night? More often than not, you are in need of a new mattress. There are a lot of variables to consider when you are trying to figure out the culprit. Are you a back sleeper, side sleeper or stomach sleeper? Are you using the right pillow if you ARE a stomach sleeper? A back ache in the morning may need a different solution than if you are tossing and turning all night.

Stop by our new store A Mattress and More sleep center in Brighton and we can show you the latest mattress products to help you get a better night sleep. We are a local family owned and operated business on the northwest corner of hwy 7 and hwy 85 at 119 W Bridge St., Unit B, next to Anthony’s Pizza. My wife and I are long time Brighton residents and we felt there was a huge demand for a convenient, low cost solution for your bedding needs along the I-76 and hwy 85 corridors. We currently offer mattress sets, adjustable bases, frames, mattress protectors and pillows at 50%-80% off retail.

We will also offer “No Credit Needed” financing and we can deliver or haul away your old mattress for a fee. Our store is “By Appointment” to help our customers have a nice, quiet personal shopping experience but if you are driving by and our “Open” sign is on, stop by and check us out!

We want you to “Sleep Better for a Better Price”!

Sleep Better for a Better Price

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The Pink DoorIt’s a family affair of nail technicians at The Pink Door in Downtown Brighton on 25 S. Cabbage Ave., in Brighton Colorado. Dedee Harris’ mom is a retired nail tech that did nails for 20 years, while Dedee has 29 years’ experience as she and her two daughters, Courtney and Caytie are 3 of the 5 nail techs that now work at the Pink Door. The Pink Door is a teaching nail salon that began in 2012 with just Dedee providing her excellent services. She is certified to help students get their licenses and improve their technical skills to become great nail techs.

The Pink Door not only has nail services to offer, but also has eyelash extension services too. This enchanting business has its walls lined with boutique items from various local vendors that keep you busy if you have a few minutes to wait before your service. Or, you can just drop by and shop. The Pink Door was the Brighton Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of The Year in 2013. Their annual Toes For The Cure event that began in 2012 has raised money to benefit breast cancer patients each year from donations provided by survivors receiving free services on that day.

If you’re looking for a great place to get pampered, stop by The Pink Door and indulge in their incredible atmosphere!

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Offered by: Leslie Espinoza – Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Saturday 2018Brighton, CO – The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce has been chosen as a Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion through the American Express Shop Small campaign. This is an exciting opportunity for the Chamber as it gives us additional resources to share with our community to encourage local shopping and dining this holiday season.

Small Business Saturday is about more than just shopping at small businesses. It’s a cause that helps support our local economy and promote a unique, vibrant, and diverse community. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement fueled by shoppers, business owners, and organizers who come together and celebrate the community because they know it matters. Small businesses play a key role in helping Brighton thrive. By shopping or dining at your favorite local places throughout the year, you’re showing your support for small businesses and making a positive impact in your community.
To launch Small Business Saturday, please join us at our Small Business Saturday Kickoff Party on Saturday, November 24th at Main Street Café (161 N Main St, Brighton, CO 80601) from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Mayor of Brighton will be present to read his official proclamation of Small Business Saturday and our President/CEO, Naomi Colwell will discuss the impact Small Business Saturday has on our community. We will provide breakfast snacks, giveaways, music, face painting for the kids. Pick up a passport and shop or dine at over 20+ Brighton participating businesses. Collect stamps and be entered to win great prizes.

We will host a Small Business Saturday block party featuring your favorite retailers, restaurants, and bars in Downtown Brighton on Main Street. We will be featuring three Welcome Stations around Brighton; Main Street Café (Downtown Brighton), SOFX: Soul on Fire Xercise (Prairie Center), and South Philly Cheese Steaks (Brighton Pavilions). Bring your family along for a fun day of shopping, dining, and fun!

We are pleased to announce this special event is brought to you by the partnership of Discover Brighton, the Downtown Partnership Committee, Brighton Economic Development, and the City of Brighton.
How can you get involved? If you are a local business please reach out to us with information on any deals or special activities you have planned! We want to ensure our Shop Small Campaign is a huge success. Large businesses can also get involved by supporting your community and sponsoring the shop local movement. And each and every one of us can support our local businesses by shopping local throughout the holiday season.

Check our website www.BrightonChamber.com frequently as we will continue to add retail and business partners to the list of participants, and be sure to look out for special sales, deals, and promotions that many of the retailers will be offering. We look forward to seeing everyone shopping local in Brighton! Keep an eye out for more details about our Brighton Small Business Saturday event plans in the coming weeks.

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Offered by Susan Chavez, Richard Lambert Foundation

The holidays are generally time spent with family and with those we love most. Those grieving the death of a loved find it difficult to celebrate and the need for support may be the greatest at this time of year. Holidays can magnify the pain of loss and while nothing can remove the pain, awareness and understanding of grief during the holidays can lessen the impact.

Getting ahead of the holidays by making your friends and family aware that the holidays are difficult and you need their understanding and support in whatever your decision may be to get through them. Sometimes creating a plan A and plan B is helpful. Plan A may be to not host the holiday at your house and asking your family members or friends to host dinner in their home, allowing you time to evaluate what you can and cannot do – be gentle with yourself. Plan B may be to start a new tradition, see a movie, make pizza or take the holiday off entirely and spend time in reflection. Yes, it’s okay to take a year off. The holidays will come back around.

Intentionally remembering and celebrating your loved one in some way is important. Light a candle for your loved one, write a post about a favorite memory, give a gift in their memory, volunteer to serve in a way that honors them. Remind others that acknowledging your loved one will be welcomed, tears or not. Let them know their tears tell you how much they care.

Holidays might prove the most difficult you will ever experience, but with support you can get through them.

We welcome you to join our monthly support group on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. The focus will be on “Surviving the Holidays”.

Or join us for a special evening at our Lights of Life Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday December 6th, a gathering to honor and remember our loved ones. For more information and to reserve seating, please visit: www.richardlambertfoundation.org/lights-of-life/.

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Offered by Thollot Jewelers

Diamonds For DiabetesIn 2003, the Thollot family’s lives were thrown into chaos when their middle daughter, Danielle, was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 7. The symptoms she had exhibited prior to diagnosis – extreme dehydration, nausea, and weight loss – had warned Troy and Joy that something was wrong, but nothing had prepared them for the financial and personal challenges to come. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. Only 5% of people who have Diabetes are diagnosed with Type 1, and nearly all of those are children. There are no prevention measures for the disease and currently no cure, though research is ongoing.

When Morgan, their youngest daughter, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes one year after Danielle, the family was sent into a tailspin for the second time. Danielle had been initially diagnosed, her medical bills totaled in the thousands, even with insurance coverage. Morgan’s diagnosis meant, even more, financial stress. “With double the financial burden of the year before, we were blessed to have the means to meet the girls’ medical needs.” Joy relates. “Even so, we knew that many other families could not afford the necessary insulin and equipment. We felt compelled to figure out a way to turn our own donation to the Helping Hand Program at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes into a fundraising campaign helping local children with Juvenile Diabetes… And the Diamonds For Diabetes campaign was initiated.”

Every year, Thollot Jewelers puts up a tree decorated with hundreds of ornaments filled with an assortment of jewelry and gems. For a donation of $25, a customer can pick an ornament off the tree and open it to find anything from a beautiful gemstone to a diamond necklace. The very first Diamonds for Diabetes event was a very surreal experience for the Thollot family as their customers and friends rallied around the fundraiser, showing support for the family and enthusiasm for the cause. The program has only become more and more successful each year as more money is raised for the Helping Hand Program.

It is through events like Diamonds for Diabetes, as well as the generosity of those who donate to the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and their Helping Hand Program, that families and children who are victims of Childhood Diabetes are able to afford the care that they deeply need. Thollot Jewelers is excited for the 7th Annual Diamonds for Diabetes this November 19th – December 31st. Stop by the store to participate in a wonderful program and a very worthy cause. Thollot Jewelers looks forward to seeing you there!

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Offered by Brian Margolis, The Margolis Team

This time of year many of us are thinking about the upcoming elections (only one more week of lousy TV commercials and junk mail!), the holidays, parties, friendships, and the planning of visiting family or having them to your home. Yes, it can be stressful.

It is also a time of year that can be very sad. Mental health is a topic that is starting to get more attention and deservedly so. This is the time of year where an extra hello or checking in on that neighbor to see how they are doing can be very much appreciated.

It sure does feel good when I help others, for I am thankful for all my blessings. If you can reach out to that person who you may think may need a little kindness in their life, please do so.
From the Margolis Family of Realtors, I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving and Holiday Season.

Brian Margolis of The Margolis Team of Keller Williams Preferred Realty, Your Real Estate Partner 720-791-5999.

A Time of Thanks

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Offered by Susan Kline

This may seem like a nosey question, but, when was the last time you visited Historic Downtown Brighton? A lot of our residents might say that it’s been awhile. When we took on the project for this month’s cover, our idea was to bring the Downtown to you with our cameo pictures of a variety of places from the area. Many creative ideas can be better in concept than reality, but I have to say that the time spent on this project gave me a wonderful feeling once again about our Historic Downtown district. Putting the Directory together as well provided an amazing understanding of all there is in this very special area.

There are a variety of places to eat, hang out with friends, shop, be entertained, and take care of your personal and professional needs. We have a number of event centers for your upcoming holiday festivities for family and business. The enthusiasm of many of the business owners we visited with was contagious and heartwarming. There are some upcoming activities that will give you an opportunity to venture downtown and see for yourself.

On November 24th, you can join the Chamber and their support of Small Business Saturday in Brighton. Please see their article on page 16 outlining the day’s activities. What a great time for you to support our local businesses. Also, the Festival of Lights will be coming in December to the Historic Downtown area. That event is incredible fun for the whole family. Please see that ad on page 16 too!

This is our favorite time of year to express our thanks. We want to thank all of our advertisers for their continued support of our magazine.

We also want to thank our readers for the feedback we receive regarding what The Brighton Buzz means to them. My eternal thanks goes out to the Brighton Buzz team. Without their abilities and devotion to our monthly publication, this wouldn’t be possible.

Happy Thanksgiving From All of us at The Brighton Buzz,
– Susan

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Offered by Brian Holley – Farmers Insurance

In the months, weeks and days leading up to the current election there have been many surprises. But nothing has been more poignant, to me, than the current attempt of powerful organizations to control the political narrative. An obvious attempt to control access to certain information and opinions. And affect the outcome of elections. In case you missed it, let me explain. The lessons from the financial crisis were painful and profound. And it still resonates – in our economy, our culture, even our politics.

Overwhelmingly huge, enormous tech companies such as Google, YouTube (both owned by Alphabet Inc) Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, PayPal etc… have, over the years, provided excellent service by helping simplify technology for us and all of us to buy and sell. Original applications, information and opinions may be published through these companies. It has been an exciting decade as everyone seems encouraged to contribute and use these “open platforms” to distribute and buy. Even I have a Facebook page for the Agency: Brian Holley Agency (Please like!)

Currently, however, these companies are not just websites to which we may choose to navigate our browser; but they are controlling the operating systems on our computers, cell phones, tablets and other devices which may even handle our home automation!

The irony now, that these companies are giant behemoths. And when they see ideas, products or opinions with which they may subjectively disagree they may simply delete it.

What does all this mean for all of us decent folks who choose to live in Brighton, Colorado and the surrounding area? I certainly do not know the answers. But I do know for me personally, I must take more time to find information. So even though we have access to more information sources, it is much more difficult to be an informed and educated voter.

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