Networking & Educational Events
The Vail Valley Partnership offers many networking opportunities and events to help leverage your business. From signature events such the Annual Success Awards and Vail Valley Business Forum, to monthly business after-hours mixers and Leads groups, the Partnership provides many avenues to help promote your business and services.
A number of our yearly networking and educational events include the following:
After-Hours Business Mixers:
After-Hours Business Mixers are lively after-hours formats where Partners can form new relationships and catch up with old contacts. Members also have the opportunity to host mixers at their place of business. Held the third Wednesday of every month from 5-7 pm at members' place of business.
Blue Jeans and Lobster Networking Party:
An annual event that provides a delicious lobster meal, prize drawing and most importantly networking. Held in April, itís a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the winter season and thank employees for their hard work.
Breakfast Scramblers are morning mixers that provide a structured networking environment where even the quiet business person can be guaranteed to get the word out about their business. Think speed dating for networking- and bring plenty of business cards.
The Partnership is happy to provide free networking opportunities to our members, while spotlighting the wonderful recreational opportunities that exist in the Vail Valley. There are a number of free hospitality days for our members at local golf courses and other outfitters.
The Partnership works collaboratively with other business and merchant association groups to create a stronger valley wide voice and advocate for individual towns. In addition to the After
Hours Business Mixers, the Partnership hosts joint events with other chambers throughout the year in order to provide greater networking opportunities for all Vail Valley businesses.
Partner 101 is a great opportunity for new members to learn more about the Vail Valley Partnership benefits, marketing opportunities, networking events and cost-savings programs.
The annual Success Awards recognizes businesses that have excelled over the business year and acknowledges their hard work and dedication as the best in the Vail Valley. The business-focused gala is the Partnershipís biggest event of the year and includes an awards ceremony & reception to celebrate the nominees and winners.
Vail Valley Business Forum:
The Vail Valley Business Forum brings a diverse and knowledgeable panel of industry experts to the Vail Valley, allowing local and regional businesses to engage in a unique conversation on the national and global economy and how it affects their business.
Offered entirely free as a part of your membership, VVP University sessions are small group meetings held throughout the year to help you learn more about a specific aspect of your membership - marketing, cost-savings programs, signature programs, etc.
Other Educational Programs:
There are a number of additional educational events hosted throughout the year to allow industry experts to share their knowledge on a particular topic. From sustainability conferences to Customer Service Seminars to nonprofit seminars and Labor Law Seminars, the Partnership continuously brings programs to help you stay on top of industry trends and enhance your business with greater knowledge.
View complete details of our Chamber Events or our Community Event Calendar.