About

It All Begins with Community

As a lifestyle blog that has always been about sharing inspirational local stories, we have transcended to Aspen Business Connect. As a storyteller I believe in the power of storytelling and how it inspires and connects community.

At Aspen Business Connect we share voices, curating the good and inspirational while deepening connections through conversation. Through our Aspen Business Connect events we bring together the business professionals of our valley.

It is our mission to provide platforms and share the voices of those who live abundantly not by wealth, but rather by serving others, our planet … and ultimately ourselves. Founder, Jillian Livingston

Being a resort town we act as concierges, answering questions to help visiting guests to have the best experiences they can have, guiding them toward the businesses we believe in. Since we are such a transient valley there is a disconnect that happens when business relations get broken due to employees moving away. Holding monthly conversations with our business professionals enables us to continuously learn the new teams and admin. Meeting one another off-line in intimate settings places names and faces so that they become front of mind, ensuring that messages get shared with greater intent. When we experience someone, or something we connect to, we share it to all we know.

One of the most powerful networking practices is to provide immediate value to a new connection. This means the moment you identify a way to help someone, take action.Lewis Howes

Event Format

At each event we present conversations with carefully selected facilitators and moderators and encourage guests to interact in the conversation. A large portion of the evening is opened up for dialogue between guest attendees, panelists, and industry professionals.

Who Are We?

With 30K and rapidly growing monthly engaged followers we positively impact our community by supporting, promoting and growing ideas, individuals and businesses. Consider us your Roaring Fork Valley liaison, bringing in partners so that we may enhance our efforts and connect people together, while also promoting our speakers and businesses via multiple media outlets.

In 2018/2019 9 monthly Aspen Business Connect events were held back to back to sold out houses at the following venues: St. Regis Aspen, Caribou Club, Aspen Chapel, Grey Lady Aspen, Aspen Kitchen and Marble Bar Aspen.

The multitude of testimonials that have come in have shown that these conversations have inspired and helped to connect our valley closer together and incredible collaborations being made.

Moderators and Speakers from prior events include; Rich Carr, CCY Architects, Todd Kennedy, CCY Architects; Sheri Sanzone, Bluegreen; Derek Skalko, 1Friday Design; Janie Joseland-Bennett and her daughter Eleanor; 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.

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