Business Forum Series

Business Forum Series

Vail Valley Business Forum Series

The Vail Valley Business Forum series is brought to you by Vail Valley Partnership and Vail Symposium.

Each Vail Valley Business Forum event will host a panel of government officials, leaders in our communities and economic development experts to lead discussions centered around topics that affect the Vail Valley and our local businesses.  Topics may include employee housing, transportation, or the role of government in creating a business-friendly environment. The Vail Valley Business Forum series will be a gathering of ideas and innovation to strengthen and diversify our economy.

Contact us if you would like more information about VVP Business Forums.


April 9, 2019
Topic: Immigration, Locally: How to Protect Your Business and Advocate for Workers

  • With: Jonathan Grode and Amy Novak
  • When: April 9, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program begins at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Colorado Mountain College | Edwards Campus
  • Info, Bios & Tickets: Click Here

Since the start of the Trump administration, workplace enforcement actions have increased 5-fold. No longer is the focus merely on compliance within the frame of I-9 regulations, but the government is also focused on compliance surrounding the hiring of temporary seasonal workers. Now, coupled with a constricting visa processing system and aggressive removal practices, the constraints on foreign workers and the companies that employ them have never been more challenging. This practical panel will explore what employers can do to ensure compliance and help lobby for an expansive use of business based visas for low skilled workers.

This program is presented in partnership with the Vail Symposium.