Aspen Business Connect has been creating connections and bringing in a much-celebrated vitality to our Roaring Fork Valley community since 2018. In 2020 we have increased our programming, sponsorships, and partnerships to broaden our reach as we bring business professionals and visiting guests together with thought leaders in monthly inspirational and engaging conversations held at Aspen’s most prominent locations.
Aspen Business Connect 2020 Winter/Spring Program
February 22nd – Tapping Into Your Creative Edge: A Teen Art Opening
“Tapping Into Your Creative Edge: A Teen Art Opening.” We will be launching the beginning of our Aspen Business Connect Winter/Spring program with a free art opening at The Snowmass Collective with Scholastic Honorable Mention Award Winner Jake Bozza, and 4 Time Scholastic Gold Key Award Winner and American Vision Award Winner Axel Livingston.
The Aspen High School Visual Arts Department submitted 145 works of art to the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. There were 6,000 total entries for the state of Colorado including 2,200 students. From these submissions, Aspen won a total of 18 awards, including two students nominated for the National American Visions Award. There were only 5 students nominated in the state, and two of them are from Aspen! The Gold Key Award winners and American Vision winner will go on to the National Scholastic competition, adjudicated on March 16th. National Gold Award winners will have their work on display at Parsons – The New School. An award ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June.
4:30 – 7:00 pm | The Snowmass Collective | DJ Olivia Regen | Apps by MixSix | Season passes will be available for purchase.
February 27th – The Power of Storytelling & Design
“The Power of Storytelling & Design.” A panel of three local designers share the stories and inspirations that drive their work. Join us for happy hour and a conversation about design and the role storytelling plays in crafting original solutions.
Todd Kennedy – Principal, CCY Architects
Sheri Sanzone – Principal, Bluegreen
Derek Skalko – Principal, 1 Friday Design
Moderated by Rich Carr, CCY Architects, panelists will share ideas, discoveries, and challenges that emerge through a series of projects and give examples of how collaboration and process are integral to their work and practice.
4:30 – 6:00 pm | Scarlett’s Aspen | Refreshments | Beer & Wine |
March 12th – The Penthouse Series: Strong Women Strong World (details tba)
April 16th – Dissolving Internal Blocks and Becoming Accountable to Realize Your Own Success
“Dissolving Internal Blocks and Becoming Accountable to Realize Your Own Success” A guided conversation for women, giving permission to take control of their future. The second of a Women Empowering Women series, we introduce Heather Stone, an entrepreneur, pioneer, and founder and CEO of Chime In Project, LLC. With over 28 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the fields of asset management, tech, and finance, she is no stranger to achieving goals and forging her own path to success. | PURCHASE TICKETS Penthouse Series to Continue the Conversation on April 17th. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Email [email protected] for more information.
Heather is now focusing her time on building a community of like-minded successful women that are dedicated to offering a collection of videos, articles and other materials.
“Women have very fascinating personal stories, and I’m dedicated to telling those stories!” ~ Heather Stone
Refreshments | Beer & Wine
May 14th – The Art of Suffering Well
The Art of Suffering Well. A conversation with Sergeant Kirstie Ennis; Retired Marine Corps helicopter door gunner, and airframes mechanic. The topic will revolve around spirituality, purpose, the disabled, youth, and women.
Purchase an event pass, and get discounted rates on tickets and marketing packages.