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Collaboration Between Businesses and Local Government

August 3, 2022 @ 7:55 am - 10:00 am



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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Join us and learn how businesses and local government can work together to improve growth and expand opportunities for community members. This is a tremendous value for our workforce.” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_custom_heading text=”” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_custom_heading text=”Speaker: Jan Kulmann, Director of Well Construction for Chord Energy (formerly Whiting Petroleum) and Mayor of Thornton. She is a Wife, Mom, Volunteer, Concerned Professional who loves Colorado. Jan will give an overview of how Thornton’s Alliance Business Assistance Center functions and how it came about. There could be some great ideas that would benefit NoCo businesses and communities can learn from their success.” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]

Jan earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, along with a minor in music performance, from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Colorado State University.  She has been married to her husband Dave since 2002 and together they have two teenage children. Just like so many Northern Colorado Women in Business, she wears many hats and is deeply involved where her passions make the most difference.

She will talk about engagement with local elected officials and how that can help your business, and how and when you should engage with fellow community members. Timing is a powerful element.

Members are questioning the importance of public service, being informed and the responsibility of voting, what is the impact going to be of the new congressional District CD8?[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

During this WORKshop you will…

  1. Gain an overview of Thornton’s Alliance Business Assistance Center, which could share some structure for our local geographic area.
  2. Learn tips on how to talk with local elected officials BEFORE you need something.
  3. Discover the importance of how to engage with community members.

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Meet Jan Kulmann” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Jan is a licensed professional engineer with more than 23 years of energy experience, Jan Kulmann has successfully managed and executed projects and programs both nationally and internationally.

Jan joined Chord Energy (formerly Whiting Petroleum) in 2019 where today she is the Director of Well Construction. She is responsible for the capital budget and execution of drilling, completions, production facilities engineering and construction, and asset integrity management.

Jan’s career before joining Whiting also included the management of environmental, health, safety, and regulatory programs as well as strategic technical initiatives related to emissions reduction efforts, electrical power, automation, process safety, and mechanical integrity.

Jan Kulmann was elected as the Mayor of Thornton, CO in 2019. Jan was first elected as a Ward 4 Councilmember in 2013, won re-election in 2017, and was the Mayor Pro-Tem from 2017-2019.

As a representative of the City of Thornton, Jan also serves on the executive committee of the Metro Mayors Caucus, as the Chair of the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council, as an executive board member of the Mile High Flood District, and as a member of the North I-25 Coalition.

You can contact Jan at:

Jan Kulmann

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mayorjankulmann

email: Ja*********@ya***.com or Ja*********@Th********.gov

Phone Number: 720-201-6155

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jankulmann/[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Registration Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Your Cost: Just $33 when pre-paid by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 27th – when registration will close or when our seats are maxed out. Seating is limited at the beautiful Greeley Country Club. Sign-up below to pay online with PayPal / credit card, or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Northern Colorado Women in Business or Kristi’s Kreations, LLC to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 before the 27th. If no one is home just tuck your payment envelope in the flower can on the inside of the front door. All checks are held and deposited on the day of our Workshop (8/3/22).[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Workshop Day Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Catering:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Greeley Country Club Chef + Hostess: Christina Flores[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Set-up Divas:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 2nd  Yesenia Medina & Jodie Redfern, Cornerstone Home Lending; Rose Esparza, Rose’s Professional Massage Therapy[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Check-in Hostesses: [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Sharon Eberhard, Life Stories & Alisa Anderson, Universal Lending[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Greeter:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Diane Holmberg, Aims Foundation/Eaton School District[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Clean-up Divas:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Emilie Casseday, Blush Boutique Co.; Amy Threewitt, 60+ RIDE; Alexa Helper, Commercial Interiors by JOF; Ami Schott, Pregnancy Resource Center[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421691023{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Sister-to-Sister/Pay it Forward:



[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development will coordinate our philanthropic effort this month to benefit Friends of A Woman’s Place Honoring our members who are 2022 Outstanding Women of Weld County: Glenda Haines – Business Leader & Patricia Sorbo – Health Advocate.

This is a free will opportunity to donate $5 + your business card…or $15 + 3 Biz cards every dollar helps with programs helping women and their children who have escaped domestic violence. At the end of the workshop a business card is pulled. Half the kitty goes to that member and the other half to Friends of AWP and the Celebrating Women Gala.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]


August 3, 2022
7:55 am - 10:00 am
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Alexa Hepler
Ami Schott
Charee Voelz
Betzy Valdez
Celeste Ewert
Diane Holmberg
Elizabeth Mahoney
Amy Threewitt
Sharon Eberhard
Rose Esparza
Alisa Anderson
Emilie Casseday
Sue Helfrich, Allstate Ins.
Heather Beran
Teri Segelke
Linda Winter
June Lemmings
Janet Bedingfield


Greeley Country Club
4500 W 10th Street
Greeley,CO80634United States
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(970) 353-0528
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