I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Aspen Business Connect, not only as one of the original sponsors, but also as a participant of the monthly gatherings that connect business owners and locals in our valley. At the first event, I found that I knew more people than I expected, and those I knew introduced me to their connections. I then realized I was naturally connecting people I met with others I knew who might be able to help in business or social circles. People prefer to work with others of whom they like and feel comfortable with, and trust. Aspen Business Connect opened more doors for me and solidified my belief that participation and collaboration is the key to my success, both professionally and socially.