Aspen Real Life Launches Aspen Business Connect

FirstBank Returns as an Aspen Business Connect Sponsor in 2020

FirstBank Embeds Itself in Community

It’s a Wolf Moon tonight: the first full moon of the year followed by a penumbral lunar eclipse, which means it is a time to give appreciation for what we have and to let go of that which no longer serves us.

Along with family, friends and this mountain life that celebrates nature, equality, and living in body, mind, and spirit, I am appreciative of FirstBank, a returning sponsor with a socially conscious disposition who cares about community, exactly the type of sponsor I was hoping for.

Firmly grounded in its mission of ‘banking for good,’ meaning doing their best to do right by their customers, communities, and employees, FirstBank is firmly rooted in community, also sponsoring First Fridays and Carbondale Arts in support of its art youth education program.

FirstBank is located in Aspen and Glenwood Springs, and just recently branched out to Carbondale in a building designed by local firm, A4, along with Carbondale-based B&H General Contractors acting as general contractor.

As a resource for the growth and sustained success of this community, FirstBank is affiliated with ABOR, The Aspen Board of REALTORS®, and on the seven-year anniversary of that affiliation, they were honored by being named the Board’s Affiliate of the Year. The presentation occurred on Oct. 24, 2019, at Belly Up in Aspen where FirstBank was recognized as an affiliate that abides by the same principles established in the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Additionally, the ABOR Board of Directors unanimously voted for FirstBank as an affiliate that conducts its business with the highest standards of professional practices and stands out in front of all the rest in regards to their community involvement and support of the real estate profession.

For banking, FirstBank’s loan team has the ability to finance everything from deed-restricted housing to super jumbo mortgages, including condo-tels, loans to non-natural entities, and foreign borrowers. To learn more about FirstBank’s lending capabilities, call 970-429-6210 or visit any of their RFV branch locations (Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Aspen).

This is what we are talking about, helping others and connecting people together. That is what kind of corporation First Bank is, and that is why we are more than elated that they have committed to another year with Aspen Business Connect. 

2020 Aspen Business Connect Program Releases at the Snowmass Collective

The 2020 program will be announced and program passes and memberships will be available at a celebratory art opening with local high school students, including Axel Livingston, at the Snowmass Collective on February 8th, 4:30 – 6:30pm. Aspen Business Connect memberships and discounted program passes will be available.

Aspen Business Connect Memberships

Become an Aspen Business Connect member and receive discounted prices on programs and marketing packages as well as invitations to conversations, workshops, and private events. Members will also be able to purchase the entire winter/spring program at a discount and will be included on our event app so that they may meet other business professionals before the conversations, and continue to connect after the events. For membership information email [email protected]

Become an Aspen Business Connect Sponsor, Support Community

The testimonials that we have received, and the high return of guests to these events, confirm that these conversations lead to new relationships, collaborations, and referrals. 

Sponsorships help to cover the costs of these events and allow us to present them to our valley at a lower-priced ticket option. By supporting Aspen Business Connect, sponsors receive market penetration for their brands throughout our digital media channels presented to up to 30K followers a month.


Helping Teens Through Family and Community at the Aspen District Theatre

Nicholas Vesey, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, and Rabbi Itzhak Converse About Spirituality in Business at Aspen Chapel

A Conversation with Barclay Dodge, Susie Jimenez and Shaefer Welch at Marble Bar Aspen

Co-working Spaces & Entrepreneurship with CoVenture – Carbondale Colorado’s Incubator/ Accelerator

A Conversation on Sustainable Agriculture

Articles on Aspen Business Connect

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Roaring Fork Weekly Journal

Aspen 82 Interview with Sue O’Bryan and Jillian Livingston

Women Empowering Women

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