It All Begins with Community

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It All Begins with Community
Jerry Willis, Chadwick Lange, Marlowe Wiley

Aspen Business Connect events are not only a way to easily meet the business professionals of our valley and open up circles for enriching new relationships and collaborations, but they are also to connect deeper within our incredible Roaring Fork Valley Community, because it all begins with community.

Thank you Aspen Real Life and your team. Very informative and well organized panel discussion. Wonderful to network with such a smart, fun crowd. Keep up the good work. Harry Teague Architects

As the youngest of three, with two older popular sisters, I was that girl who everyone knew, which naturally has led for me to create a world wherever I go that feels like one big family. Whenever I travel I seek out the locals so that I don’t feel on the periphery of it all. Even when I lived in New York City I went for the small town feel by revisiting the same neighborhood restaurants, bars and cultural venues, and soon everyone knew my name. But in the city one can also break out of one’s neighborhood and get that exotic feel of anonymity. Whenever I felt like things were getting too homogenous, I’d break away and try something new and expand my horizons. Even life in Aspen can lend itself to this type of life travel, but one has to make the effort to branch outside their own social circles. As small as this valley may seem, I am constantly amazed when I meet new people who have lived here as long as I have, or longer.

We thought you’d love that we all connected over a fabulous dinner. Turned into a blog post, a master mind group, a newly designed ring from gems from my ancestors and who knows great collaborations between some of us in the future! Thanks for being our connector and for all you do!!Marissa Hallsted, The Mindful Vine
 

And then there is the element of community that is so important to nurture. The Lake Christine Fire has been a true testament to how strong our community in this valley truly is, revealing how important it is to help and connect with others. But community is not only about banding together at times of adversity, but also to give support, motivate and inspire one another at any given moment. We need community to keep the energy alive and add new dimensions to one’s life, as well as to diffuse the monotony and stress that life can bring if one gets to stuck in one’s own routine.

Reflecting on these moments is fulfilling because they are a clear example that as humans our ultimate resource is our ability to create happiness and as a result emerge in a natural state of pure enjoyment. By being present and giving to each other, these complete strangers gifted one another with what the soul seeks: a higher intent of connection. Magnificent creations cannot be overseen for our lives are not just meant to be livable; rather, they are meant to be memorable.Christopher Palasz

From the testimonials and feedback we have been receiving, these Aspen Business Connect events are enhancing an eco-system that needs nurturing. I have heard stories of new business relations and collaborations being made and even people hired, or asked out on a date. And the best part of these events? They meld together a colorful blend of interests, ages and professions from all over the valley.

I just went to Jillian’s Aspen Business Connect meeting at Aspen Kitchen with a panel discussing the importance of eating local and nutritious food without pesticides. There was so much positive energy in the room and such an eclectic mix of local business representatives. It was such a perfect way to connect with members of our community. Bravo, Jillian! I can’t wait for more! Michele Cardamone of Michele Cardamone Photography
Last week Jerome, Eden, and Brook melted our minds with their wisdom on the state of our food systems, what they’re doing about it, and what we can all do to improve the health of ourselves and the Earth. Thanks Aspen Business Connect for organizing this great event!CRMPI

Photos by Luke Dahlgren Photography

If you would like to promote your brand and show your support of these community events, please email [email protected] We promise, you will be glad you did.

ATTEND OUR NEXT ASPEN BUSINESS CONNECT EVENT, “WOMEN IN BUSINESS”, AUGUST 23RD, MARBLE BAR ASPEN, 5-8PM. RSVP HERE.

 

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Jillian Livingston
Meet Jillian Livingston, influencer, connector, mom of three teen boys, and the Founder of Aspen Real Life and Aspen Business Connect. As an adventure seeker and freelance travel writer Jillian has contributed to luxury travel sites such as; Inspirato, Quintess, Bespoke Concierge Magazine and Destinations Travel Magazine. She was also the Roaring Fork Examiner. With a mission to discover the treasures of our valley and beyond, and connect us all closer together, Jillian and contributing writers share daily encounters and experiences found in the bars, trails and chair lifts. Have an important message you want to amplify, or a service you would like for the Aspen Real Life team to experience? Email Michelle Bryan: [email protected]

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