Regional Challenges, Local Solutions


When: Tuesday, July 22
Where: Four Seasons Resort Vail
Time: 8:30-11 am
Cost: $15 for VVP Members | $30 for Non-VVP Members
RSVP required: Email Haley McNeill or call 970-477-4027.

The Vail Valley Business Forum is the gathering of ideas and innovation. The theme for the Business Forum this year is "Regional Challenges, Local Solutions." Four keynote speakers will first present on their area of expertise, followed by a question and answer session with local industry leaders. Planned keynotes will focus on the following four challenge areas facing the Vail Valley economy; regional economic development, workforce, healthcare and transportation.

Keynote Speakers:

Workforce: Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, president of Colorado Mountain College. Local leaders moderating the Q&A: Johannes Faessler and Mike Rushmore.

Transportation: Margaret Bowes, program manager for the I-70 Coalition. Local leaders moderating the Q&A: Tim Baker and Mark Herron.

Health Care: Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar. Local leaders moderating the Q & A: Pam Beaudin and Jennifer Ludwig.

Regional Economic Development & Collaboration: Kelly J. Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Local leaders moderating the Q & A: Ben Gochberg and Jill Ryan.

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