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.


January 9, 2019
Topic: Increased Productivity and Decreased Stress: Achieve Better Life Balance Through Time Management
Health and Wellness

  • With: Stephanie Wachman
  • When: Jan. 9, 2019. Doors open at 8 a.m.; program begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: Colorado Mountain College | Edwards Campus
  • Info, Bios & Tickets: Click Here

Squeezing more hours out of your day is not always possible. Are meetings and email weighing you down? Are you perpetually procrastinating or finding yourself sucked down the hole of the internet? If your workload is growing and you constantly feel overwhelmed and stressed, then this is the program you need to attend. Stephanie Wachman will address how to manage your time and energy to lower your stress, increase your productivity, improve work performance and find more balance in your life.

Stephanie Wachman is a Certified Executive Coach, author, public speaker and trainer. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where she received her BA in Communications from McGill University. With more than 25 years of experience in marketing, product management, sales and national sales management, Stephanie’s business and sales skills were honed at both small companies and Fortune 500 companies. She is the author of “Own Your Time: Professional Time Management Strategies for a Profitable and Balanced Life” and “Own Your Sale: Techniques on How to Sell Without Being ‘Sales.’” Stephanie works with all levels of organizations in areas of time management, business development, leadership, conflict management and culture.

This program is presented in partnership with the Vail Symposium.


April 11, 2019
Topic: Immigration, Locally: How to Protect Your Business and Advocate for Workers

  • With: Jonathan Grode and Amy Novak
  • When: April 11, 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.