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Offered by Wes Bear, Owner/Instructor – Concealed Carry Workshop

Are you the “organizer” in your circle of friends or family? If you can bring together at least 4 other people interested in concealed carry, at the same time and place, I’ll come to you, and the best part, your training is FREE!

Your group will enjoy a discount as well, $50 per person for 2 hours of Basic Training. This group class gets everyone the certificate required to apply for a Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit.
If you already have your permit, you can “gift” your training/certificate to another person, as long as there are 4 other paid attendees.

There are other available discounts for smaller groups of people as well: 3-person groups = $60/each, 2-person groups = $80/each, while 1-on-1 training is $100.

The Concealed Carry Workshop offers other classes as well, with different levels of training. Our classes are specifically tailored to what YOU want or need, NOT as a condition to get the certificate required to apply for a permit (many instructors require 6-8 hours & charge accordingly!).

For more information please call or text me at 303-548-4646 or visit my website: CCWorkshop.INFO

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Offered by Arlene Castro, iGo Realty

Now that we are in Summer, the flower fever has begun for me. I don’t know about you but I love planting flowers. I came across an article in 5280 Home Magazine and had to share this helpful information. If you want to grow a flower garden always bursting in color the entire season then these flowers will help to achieve that goal. Here is a list of flowers to plant:

  • In July: Tri-Color Butterfly Bush, Red Knockout Rose, Osteospermums
  • In August: Hummingbird Trumpet, Sunset Hyssop, Mexican Sage
  • In September: Purple Dome Aster, Chocolate Flower, Joe Pye Weed

Local garden experts shared this bit of advice of easiest plants to keep alive in the Front Range:

  • Red Valerian (perennial) blooms from May until frost.
  • Ice Plant (low growing ground cover) can handle direct sun exposure.
  • Blanket Flower (Sunflower origin) has an extended bloom time and doesn’t need much water.

If you are thinking of putting your house on the market, remember front and back yard landscaping will add great curb appeal to your home helping you sell it faster and for more money.

I hope this information is helpful in making your garden more colorful and your home more appealing.

Happy Summer!

iGo Realty - Happy Summer

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Offered by Dolan & Associates, P.C.

The storybook marriage was over, Mary lost her job, and with the extra time at home her husband’s infidelity was discovered. Mary’s father had died seven years ago and left Mary a substantial inheritance. Never guessing that their marriage would end this way, Mary simply merged her inheritance with all of the family’s assets. Unfortunately, during the divorce, there was no clear distinction between Mary’s inheritance and the remainder of the family’s assets. The judge was unable to determine the difference and divided the total of the assets equally between her and her unfaithful husband. The divorce was bad enough, but to make matters worse, this meant that Mary just lost half of her inheritance.

The outcome of this case could have been avoided. If Mary’s father had prepared a thorough estate plan, he would have left the inheritance to Mary in trust. Mary would then be able to control the trust, but the trust would help her keep the inherited assets separate from the marital assets. If Mary used the assets inside the trust for her benefit, but did not draw them out of the trust and spend them, she could have easily identified the inherited assets in the divorce. As a result, the inherited assets would have been her separate property and would not have been divided in the divorce.

Estate Planning can and should be more than avoiding probate and saving taxes. A properly designed estate plan can provide many additional advantages that protect your family. Most of these protections are ignored in cookie-cutter, form-driven estate plans. Individuals should look closely at all of the benefits a properly designed estate plan can provide them while they are alive, and provide their families after their death. After all, when is it okay that our children’s ex-spouses receive the inheritance you worked so hard to accumulate and pass on to your children? If you would like to learn more about an alternative estate planning process that is producing great results for families please visit: to sign up for a complementary educational workshop.

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Offered by Melissa Rippy, Allstate Rippy Insurance

As of this article, over 10,000 claims have been filed in Colorado from the June hail storms. The Rippy Agency alone has assisted our clients in setting up over 250 claims in less than one week that included damage to almost 200 cars and about 50 homes.

There are many factors that go into your insurance premium and the age and type of your roof both factor into your reimbursement amount at the time of a loss. Having the right insurance agency is also a major factor when it comes to your claims experience. I heard a lot of feedback from folks that are insured with other companies and they advised they called their agent only to be transferred to a 1-800 number to setup the claim.

In a matter of days, my team and I personally setup over 250 claims and assisted our policyholders in doing so first hand. The Rippy Agency has 16 years of claims handling experience and is open six days a week to assist with your insurance needs. We have also assisted our clients in having free inspections setup before claims are to ensure that is the right path to go down following a loss. Once a claim is filed, it cannot be removed from your claim history, so work with your local agency to lean on for their expertise following a loss. Allstate has policies for your home and auto that also guarantee your rate won’t go up following a covered claim, or reward you in the event you are claim free.

Oh Hail | Rippy Insurance

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Offered by Brian Holley – Farmers Insurance

Is there a difference between Freedom and Liberty? Thomas Jefferson thought so. For he stated, freedom usually means to be free from something, whereas liberty usually means to be free to do something. Although both liberty and freedom refer to the quality or state of being free.

What does this mean to you and me?
In a country, state, county and city where our government allows you and I the liberty to work, use tools and technology to provide product and services and be compensated for it, then the better the skills, tools and technology we have, the more prosperous we may become.

As you know, we live in a country based on a Constitutional Republic which elects its representatives democratically. And what keeps us free, maintains our liberties and our economy? It is the freedoms we have to provide our services and operate tools and technology which may provide or improve products and people’s lives which can be brought to market.

One example of this is the company Microsoft. Microsoft was based on giving the small and home-based business the technology to operate as a much larger company. Through automation and technology, a small business can compete with much larger companies. This was Microsoft’s goal in the early years. It was obviously successful and created a revolution in business and helped create a new industry in personal computing which many other companies took advantage of, in a free market.

As I write this, I am using the Microsoft desktop application Word. Susan Kline and her amazing team who publish the magazine you are holding right now are beneficiaries of this same amazing technology. It is the freedom and liberty they have to use these tools which allows the Brighton Buzz to improve your life.

We must never take these liberties and freedoms for granted. There are many places on this earth where they do not have the kind of liberties we have here because their government controls and regulates the tools and technology to a much greater degree than ours.

For the sake of our country and families, we ought to always remember to be involved and participate in our democratic process with all sincerity; and at all levels of our government we are able. This is essential to maintain our Liberties and Freedoms.

God has blessed our country, state, county and city; and may God continue to bless the USA!

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Offered by Raegan Polson

It’s that time of year again. Gather the hot dogs, fireworks, lawn chairs, and backyard games in preparation for Independence Day! You might be prepared to celebrate the 4th of July with your family and friends, but is your yard prepared for the dry Colorado summer ahead? Majestic Materials can help you create a beautiful landscaped area with drought-friendly landscape materials. This will leave you more time to celebrate America’s freedom, spending less time worrying about the maintenance of your yard.

Our most popular product choice for drought-friendly designs is decorative rock. We sell a variety of sizes, colors, and types allowing you to create your own look. Using a combination of sizes, colors and patterns can help keep your design interesting. Although rock is one of the most drought-friendly landscaping products, be sure to lay fabric under your rock to prevent weeds from growing and poking through.

Mulch is another number-one seller when it comes to low-maintenance landscape materials. Come view our selection of cedar and dyed mulches. Red, brown, gold, coffee, or cascade cedar, we can get you the mulch you need at a price you will love. Mulch helps retain moisture. Surrounding your flowers and plants with it can help them in the dry heat. Mulch is also recommended for using around the base of trees and shrubs.

At Majestic Materials, we sell all you need to take your yard from sparse to sustainable. Check out our accessories like fabric, pins, and edging. If you need large amounts of mulch or rock, ask us about delivery. We have 3 different trucks, depending on the load size you need. Just as colorful as the fireworks in the sky, make your 4th of July more vibrant this year. Celebrate the freedom of escaping yard maintenance with your drought- friendly additions.

During this nationwide celebration, it is important to remember the real reason for the fun. Our rights and freedoms are being protected by those men and women serving our country. In order to express our gratitude, Majestic Materials will be giving an additional discount to those active, reserve, and retired United States Military customers the entire month of July!

This July, stop by today or give us a call: (720)835-7850

Majestic Materials

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Offered by Jan Giuliano, – Universal Lending, The Giuliano Team

We are Universal Lending Home Loans! After 9 great years with Academy Mortgage, we left and joined up with Universal Lending. Why you might ask? Well, Academy kept growing and growing and so in the end it became too large for us. Universal is a local Colorado company that has been around for 37 years. They know and understand Colorado homeowners the same way we do. We’re excited to bring you great programs, great service, and great results. We hope you’ll contact us when buying your next home or refinancing your current home.

Our Same Locations:

Brighton Branch
203 Telluride Street, #100
Brighton, CO 80601
ph: 720-508-3880

Westminster Pavilion Court Branch
1400 W 122nd Avenue, #101
Westminster, CO 80234
ph: 303-450-1650

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Offered by Nicholas Edon – Edon Fitness & Training

Welcome to Brighton’s only hardcore gym. Edon Fitness and Training was founded to provide this community with a much better option for people dedicated to improving themselves. Owner Nic Edon has worked for a decade for several of the large corporate fitness chains, doing every job imaginable in the fitness world. After moving to Brighton, he decided to open his own gym for this community. If you are tired of getting overcharged, having limited equipment, and overcrowding, come check out this awesome new gym!

Edon Fitness and Training provides everything from free weights, machine weights, cardio machines, personal training, nutrition consultation, meal planning, body fat testing, and a full service nutrition bar serving protein shakes and smoothies to fuel up before or after your workout. Edon Fitness and Training’s membership options are simple and easy to understand, with NO multi-year binding contracts, and they also offer true month to month no contract memberships.

Edon Fitness and Training is perfect for all levels of fitness. It does not matter whether you are a bodybuilder, powerlifter, stay-at-home mom, beginner, or grandparent, if you have a goal that you want to achieve, this is the place for you. Nic has provided a great atmosphere for people who are serious about achieving their fitness goals and reaching their full potential. Stop in and introduce yourself, have a look around, you will not be disappointed.

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Offered by Kathryn R. Tolison, Esq. And Casey L. Williams, Esq.

Tolison WilliamsOur five-year anniversary is here and we are grateful to be celebrating with our wonderful staff, clients, and community. We are giving ourselves an exciting anniversary gift—a new office! We will be moving to the new building in our office complex in August and look forward to more space for our growing practice and team. We will publish an official announcement when we are settled in. Our phone number and website information will remain the same.

The last year has been an exciting time for our practice. We are so proud to have been a primary sponsor for the First Annual Senior Law Day for Adams and Broomfield Counties that was held on June 2, 2018. We exceeded our attendance goals and the response was amazing. Casey and Ellen served on the Inaugural Planning Committee and enjoyed working with several community partners for the last year to put the event together. Katie and Zack presented at the event, all of our team contributed, and our wonderful law clerk, Hunter, (also Keith’s and Katie’s son) did an amazing job of singing the national anthem. We were so proud of our team. The feedback since the event has been incredible and we are already excited to get working on the event for next year!

Katie and Casey received the prestigious honor of being named as “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” again this year and were featured in the Denver Post. Casey was recently featured in two 9News interviews and provided information about elder law and resources for seniors, their family, and their caregivers. She is grateful for the opportunity to get important information out to the public, especially those who may not otherwise receive it.

Katie was recently appointed as a Volunteer Victim’s Advocate for the Brighton and Commerce City Police Departments. She went through extensive training and is now on call to assist victims of VRA crimes. Katie continues her service as a board member for The Senior Hub, serving senior citizens in Adams County. We see these opportunities as a great way to extend our community involvement and serve those who need it the most.

Casey continues to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court Probate Rules Committee and is excited to be a part of some important legal and policy changes in probate and elder law. She is also serving as the Co-Chair for the Adams and Broomfield Bar Association’s probate section and hopes to lead a strong group of attorneys to provide more local community services in the following year.

We are grateful for the continued support and hard work from our team members—thank you Zack, Ellen, Cindy, Carla, Sarah, and Hunter! We could not do this without you! As our community continues to see development and growth, we hope that we can contribute to the future success of Brighton and neighboring communities. Thank you for another great year and we wish you a blessed summer and safe and happy Independence Day!

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Offered by Geoff Nelson, Brighton Family Counseling

It is pretty easy to determine the cost of a divorce add and subtract the dollars and cents and there you go right? Not at all! How do you put a price on the emotional drain or even the guilt and shame associated with divorce. Or grieving the loss of the relationship and its impact on your career or your life overall. Yes, the costs keep on mounting up and we have not even begun to count the cost of the toll on children in families that encounter divorce.

So before you throw in the towel on your marriage consider finding a good therapist that has a proven track record. Someone that knows the ins and outs of conflict resolution – and not just some theories that have been thought-up. At Brighton Family Counseling L.L.C. we pride ourselves in finding results that work for you in your particular situation. We listen to both sides and seek to find a way through the mess. Yes, sometimes there is no resolution. But in those cases there is no need to be mortal enemies or combatants over the children. Realize that whether you divorce or not, when children are involved, you still have to come to some agreements.

And when counseling works, it is amazing. A new relationship is found, new trust developed a new intimacy found and your dreams of a life together are realized. This is real and it is our focus everyday. So give Brighton Family Counseling L.L.C. a call today and let us go to work for you.

Brighton Family Counseling

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