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  • e Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Presents

The 2008 Front Range Showcase

A Business to Consumer Expo for Your Business, Home, Garden and Recreation

April 11 and 12, 2008 Douglas County Events Center 500 Fairgrounds Drive

Friday 2pm to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm Showcase After Hours 5-7pm (Friday) Hosted by Flying Horse Catering


Early Bird Special


(Discount for current Chamber Members ONLY )

$255 before Jan. 31st – reserves your booth space (After Jan 31st: Chamber member booth is $295) Non-members: $395

Serving the legal needs of individuals and small to mid-sized businesses

Deborah Kish Johansen, J.D., M.B.A.

Licensed in Colorado & Florida

Areas of Practice

Business Law Formation & Planning Mergers & Acquisitions General Business Contracts Commercial Disputes

Employment Law Contracts & Handbooks Non-Competes Employee Disputes Independent Contractors

Real Estate Residential & Commercial Leases

Estates & Trusts Wills & Trusts Power of Attorneys

For more information, call Todd: 303-688-4597 or email: todd@castlerock.org www.castlerock.org

333 Perry Street, Suite 208, Castle Rock, CO 80104 p.303.688.1381 f.303.688.1383 johansenlaw@mac.com

Get in the Game...

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ing planned for CDOT for the summer of 2008. CDOT has yet to communicate with the Town its plans for widening I-25 to eight lanes to the north.

Douglas County Business Alliance gets ready for the ‘08 Legislative Session In preparation for the upcoming legislative session, the DCBA board has been entertaining presentations on the issues that will be addressed during the session. At the November board meeting, a debate was heard between Scott Groginsky, Colorado Children’s Campaign, and Representative Frank McNulty regarding the property tax impacts of SB07-199, the School Finance Act. The tax increase pro- posal was under-estimated by $66 million during the first year. It is anticipated that property taxes will now increase to $114 million in year one. There is possible litigation pending on this issue.

Other topics of interest heard by the board this past fall have been on the 2008 Healthcare Commissions by Ralph Pollack, CACI and Josh Harwood, the Gover- nor’s Chief Economist on the status of Referendum C.

Join the Chamber!

303-688-4597 www.castlerock.org

The upcoming legislative session looks to be rather volatile and will affect the way we all do business in the future. Main areas of focus will be healthcare, transporta- tion funding, or lack thereof, higher education funding and climate issues.

The Douglas County Business Alliance (DCBA) – is a joint effort of the Chambers of Com- merce of Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch and Parker; the Economic Development Councils of Castle Rock and Parker; and the Southeast Business Partnership. Our focus is to unite and empower the businesses of Douglas County agencies with the means to educate and gener- ate a strong voice for positive impact on state and federal polic , regulations and legislation that affect business’ ability to succeed and add positively to our quality of life in Douglas County. Our Castle Rock representatives on the DCBA board are Pam Ridle , President of the Castle Rock Chamber and Chairwoman of DCBA; im Hunsake , Grimshaw & Har- ring, P.C.; DJ edesco, Castle Rock Bank; im Rile , Castle Rock Development Company; im Folkestad, Folkestad, Fazekas, Barrick & Patoile, P.C. and David Mitchem, Castle Rock Economic Development Council

Castle Rock Chamber Business Voice • www.castlerock.org • For Advertising Info Call 303-663-6525

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