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Aspen Business Connect Conversations

As Roaring Fork Valley liaisons, we at Aspen Business Connect bring the professionals of our community together in engaging conversations with thought leaders of our community. As a result, incredible relationships and collaborations have been made.

Aspen Business Connect events are held in popular restaurants throughout our valley including St. Regis Aspen, Caribou Club, Aspen Chapel, Grey Lady Aspen, Aspen Kitchen, and Marble Bar Aspen. If you would like to attract our community to your business establishment by hosting an event please contact [email protected]

Moderators and Speakers from prior events include; Rich Carr, CCY Architects, Todd Kennedy, CCY Architects; Sheri Sanzone, Bluegreen; Derek Skalko, 1Friday Design; Kirstie Ennis, Retired Marine Sergeant; Thomas Flynn, COO of Consult Your Community; Heather Stone of Mentors & Moguls; Janie Joseland-Bennett and her daughter Eleanor Bennett; Axel Livingston, teen artists; Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom; Executive Director of Lead with Love, Gina Murdock; Aspen Chapel Minister Nicholas Vesey; Neshama Center Aspen Rabbit Itzhak Vardy; Chef C. Barclay Dodge, Chef/Owner of Bosq; Woody Tasch, Founder of Slow Money, Author and Visionary; Brook Levan, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Settings, Jerome Osentowski, Founder and Director of CRMPI (Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute), and Eden Vardy, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Aspen Tree and The Farm Collective; Susan Brady, Founder of 2Forks Club; John Ward, ANB Mountain Region President, GlenX Executive Director, Mike Lowe, and Founder, Altai Chuluun;  Michele Cardamone of Michele Cardamone Photography; Sue O’Bryan, Interim Executive Director of Alpine Legal Services and Partner at OSCLM; and Gina D’Orazio Stryker, Founder of organic, non-GMO Gina Cucina Soups; Jill Rubin, host of KDNK Carbondale Community Access Radio‘s “LET’S TALK”; Rabbi Itzhak Vardy of Neshama Center Aspen; Erin Riccio, Field Manager for Conservation Colorado, the state’s largest environmental advocacy organization; Nicole Lindstrom of Lead with Love; Local Psychotherapist Elizabeth Schaefer Miller of Aspen Alliance Counseling and Kris Murphy Ferguson of Trailtalk, and Executive Director of Roaring Fork Leadership (RFL), Andrea Palm-Porter.

The multitude of testimonials shows that these conversations have inspired and helped to bring a vibrancy to our Roaring Fork Valley and connect our community closer together.

Past Aspen Business Connect Networking Events

Helping Teens Videos & Guest Speakers

Aspen Connect’s Outback to Aspen: One Woman’s Remarkable Journey

How to Stay Spiritual in Business

Women Empowering Women: Part 1

The Art of Being an Entrepreneur: EVENT / PRE-EVENT INTERVIEW

Slow Money with Woody Tasch This event was held at The St. Regis Aspen. Guest Speakers: Woody Tasch, Founder of Slow Money, Author and Visionary; Susan Brady, Founder of 2Forks Club; and John Ward, ANB Mountain Region President. Moderated by Stephanie Syson, Co-Founder of Dynamic Roots and Biodynamic Botanicals.

Sustainable Agriculture: EVENT This event was held at Aspen Kitchen. Guest Speakers; Brook Levan, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Settings, Jerome Osentowski, Founder and Director of CRMPI (Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute), and Eden Vardy, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Aspen Tree and The Farm Collective. The event was moderated by Stephanie Syson, Co-Founder of Dynamic Roots and Biodynamic Botanicals, and a KDNK Public Affairs Host on Living Permaculture.

Being a Chef in Aspen: EVENT

This was our very first event held at Marble Bar Aspen: Guest Speakers; Chef C. Barclay Dodge, Chef/Owner of Bosq; Chef Susie Jimenez, of Spice it up Susie; and Shaefer Welch, Service and Spirits Specialist at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn, and The Marble Bar Aspen. Refreshments provided by Too Haute Cowgirls.

Articles on Aspen Business Connect

Roaring Fork Weekly Journal: Helping Teens Aspen 82 Interview with Sue O’Bryan and Jillian Livingston Women Empowering Women Follow us on @aspenbusinessconnect on Instagram and Facebook

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