Dive into the latest happenings in the Vail Valley direct from the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Vail Valley Partnership brings you the scoop on business news and current issues to advocacy alerts and community conversations.
Spring Biz Preview 2022 with Chris Romer
Erik Williams sits down with Vail Valley Partnership President and CEO Chris Romer (on his Birthday!) to discuss the winter that was and the summer we should expect. As all destination metrics continue to point upwards Chris discusses what successful businesses are doing in this climate and give us an actual silver bullet for employee attraction and retention!
Climate Action Week 4/21-30
Well...it's really like week and a half...but it should be every week!
Erik is joined by Will Barror, a Sustainability Fellow with Walking Mountains Science Center to talk about the upcoming event and some off the cuff questions about the green state of our valley.
Climate Action Week is an extended week of events to inspire climate action and highlight local climate action partners! Throughout the week, events will be held that correspond with each Climate Action Collaborative (CAC) sector, as well as events highlighting local food systems, our community’s youth, advocating for the environment, community programs, and more!
Join us as we engage the Eagle County community around climate action and help us meet our Climate Action Plan goals of 50% greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction by 2030 and 80% GHG emission reduction by 2050.
See the full schedule and registrations HERE
Join host Erik Williams as he sits with Town of Vail Economic Development Manager Mia Vlaar and Founder and CEO of Better Destinations Cathy Ritter to discuss the upcoming Vail Destination Stewardship Plan.
Over the next nine months, The Town of Vail will be creating a Destination Stewardship Plan, with the goals of:
Managing the growth of our tourism economy, protecting our way of life and the natural environment that we all love, and maintaining a world-class experience for our visitors and residents.
The Destination Stewardship Plan will be developed through a community-driven process. Hundreds of regional stakeholders will be actively included in the process through a variety of engagements including interviews, town hall meetings, surveys, and focus groups.
Learn more at www.EngageVail.com
Better Brands with Callosum
VVP gets a chance to sit down with Clare Hefferren, Founder/CEO of Callosum to talk personal and professional brands, flow state, life and so much more! Clare is a sophisticated tomboy and passionate people’s champion. No longer an aggressive Chicago bull in a china shop, she cultivates community by advocating for access to nature & building outdoor industry brands. Through Callosum’s purpose to Make Better Brands for a Better Planet, Clare works with growth-stage companies and nonprofits, with a staff of 3-25, anchored in purpose (or desire to be) who are looking to build awareness and revenue with principles of purpose.
Callosum is a strategic firm that guides purpose-driven outdoor brands through the growth-stage of critical strategic thinking, visual elements, disruptive story creation, and brand marketing resulting in measurable cultivated relationships. https://gocallosum.com/
Clare Hefferren is the Founder/CEO of Callosum. She’s a sophisticated tomboy and passionate people’s champion, whose focus audience is outdoors brands who have a staff of 3-25 who are looking to build awareness and revenue with the principles of purpose. Her strategic firm guides purpose-driven outdoor brands through critical strategic thinking, visual elements, disruptive story creation, and brand marketing resulting in measurable cultivated relationships. Committed to doing business for good - people, planet, profit - the Comprehensive Brand Build and Brand Boost are signature services. She is based in Vail, CO, and works with clients nationwide.
Legislative Preview 2022
Erik Williams gets a chance to pick the brain of Vail Valley Partnership President and CEO Chris Romer about the upcoming legislative session at a state, federal and local level. What does advocacy look like for our valley and how do we speak the needs of this valley primarily at the state level? Chris highlights some important upcoming legislation including the unemployment insurance trust fund, housing, paid family leave and other bills we will be watching/advocating for that have direct impacts on the business community in Eagle County.
Medequip - "roll in and walk out"
Join VVP on our first ever "Plodcast" (it's a thing) where we tour the facility at Medequip in EagleVail learning about all that they do. Drew Meyer, MSPO, CPO, Managing Orthotist/Prosthetist talks about his journey and unique role in this valley. See through our eyes as we look at where actual miracles are crafted, allowing people motion or support where they thought they wouldn't have it again.
For more than twenty-five years, medical professionals across the nation have come to Medequip as the ideal source for supporting their orthopedic practices, including patient care, insurance billing and DME services. Medequip is an accredited provider and contracted with most major insurance companies and workman’s compensation payers in order to provide high-quality solutions for patients’ orthotic needs, including: orthopedic bracing services, cryo-therapy treatments, ambulatory aid, and other post-operative equipment.
Learn more at Medequiportho.com