13th Annual Economic Summit

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Event Summary

The 13th Annual Economic Summit is designed to look at our communities across the region and learn what attributes we have and what challenges we face. This is an opportunity for us to come together as a region and gain knowledge of these issues, acquire tools and resources to implement in our communities and businesses, and to better the economy as a whole. Topics range from infrastructure, small business development, workforce challenges, economic resiliency and more.

Topics to be presented:
Economic Development Readiness
Multi-Generational Workforce Development
Start-up Business Resources
Best Practices for Board of Directors
Communication Styles
Employee Retention
Changes in Retail Sales Strategies
Strategic Planning

Speaker announcements:
Tim Kirkland, CEO, Renegade Hospitality Group
Tom Stritikus, President, Fort Lewis College
Aaron Fernandez, Founder & CEO, Open Sky Wilderness Therapy
Deanne J. Idar, PhD, ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Top Seed Leadership Coaching
Bryan Dear, Owner & Founder, The Payroll Department
Loretta Velasquez, Small Business Specialist, Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Roger Zalneraitis, Economic Development Manager, Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Sandhya Tillotson, Founder/CEO, Sagebrush Limited
Christi Zeller, Executive Director, La Plata County Energy Council
Ellen Roberts, Attorney at Law
Gary Masner, Co-Founder, SCAPE
Tami Graham, Executive Director, KSUT
Lisa Branner, Co-Founder, Venture Snowboards
Patrick Cain, CEO, Clutch Hemp
Tony Vicari, Director of Aviation, Durango-La Plata County Airport
Dan Harms, Manager of Rates, Technology and Energy Policy, LPEA
Bert Carder, Owner, SpotOn
And MANY more!

Local leaders and businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, higher education

Price: $65/Member - $80/Non-Member

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Sky Ute Casino Resort
14324 CO-172

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The event runs from 8:00am to 5:00pm on the following dates.
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