The Partnership Podcast

The Partnership Podcast

Dive into the latest happenings in the Vail Valley direct from the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Vail Valley Partnership brings you the scoop on business news and current issues to advocacy alerts and community conversations.

Episodes

August 6, 2022 16 min

Vail Valley Partnership's Christy Beidel and Erik Williams discuss the upcoming Workforce Luncheon on August 25th as well as how ANY business can access youth labor through job shadowing, internships and the modern youth apprenticeship program, CareerWise.

Vail Valley Partnership & Eagle County Schools Workforce Luncheon .  We would like to invite you to lunch on August 25th at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards to share w...

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Erik from VVP sits down with husband and wife team Andrew and Kristin Pilecki from Vail iV Wellness and Recovery to get the skinnny on IV therapy for visitors, athletes or just someone that needs a boost!
 
Intravenous therapy is a safe and efficient way to deliver essential fluids, nutrients, and minerals directly into the bloodstream. By bypassing the digestive system, a full therapeutic dose is immediately active in your bloodstre...

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Vail Valley Partnership president & CEO Chris Romer is joined by State Senator Kerry Donovan and State Representative Dylan Roberts to discuss the recent legislative session in Denver. Discussion includes legislation and funding for key priority areas including housing and mental health as well as the use of American Rescue Fund dollars in Colorado.

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May 24, 2022 15 min

"old people are just people...who are older."

You'll have to listen to the podcast to understand both the joke and why this Senior Life and Care center is SO important to our valley.  VVP has a chance to sit down with Shelly Cornish, ED of Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehabilitation Center and Tilman Adair, Philanthropy Director.  They discuss the incredible resource that this is for the community, the changing demographi...

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Erik Williams sits down with Vail Valley Partnership President and CEO Chris Romer (on his Birthday!) to discuss the winter that was and the summer we should expect.  As all destination metrics continue to point upwards Chris discusses what successful businesses are doing in this climate and give us an actual silver bullet for employee attraction and retention!

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March 31, 2022 17 min

Well...it's really like week and a half...but it should be every week!

Erik is joined by Will Barror, a Sustainability Fellow with Walking Mountains Science Center to talk about the upcoming event and some off the cuff questions about the green state of our valley.

Climate Action Week is an extended week of events to inspire climate action and highlight local climate action partners! Throughout the week, events will be held that ...

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March 9, 2022 10 min

Join host Erik Williams as he sits with Town of Vail Economic Development Manager Mia Vlaar and Founder and CEO of Better Destinations Cathy Ritter to discuss the upcoming Vail Destination Stewardship Plan.

Over the next nine months, The Town of Vail will be creating a Destination Stewardship Plan, with the goals of:

Managing the growth of our tourism economy, protecting our way of life and the natural environment that we all love, a...

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February 7, 2022 18 min

VVP gets a chance to sit down with Clare Hefferren, Founder/CEO of Callosum to talk personal and professional brands, flow state, life and so much more!  Clare is a sophisticated tomboy and passionate people’s champion. No longer an aggressive Chicago bull in a china shop, she cultivates community by advocating for access to nature & building outdoor industry brands. Through Callosum’s purpose to Make Better Brands for a Better...

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January 26, 2022 20 min

Erik Williams gets a chance to pick the brain of Vail Valley Partnership President and CEO Chris Romer about the upcoming legislative session at a state, federal and local level.  What does advocacy look like for our valley and how do we speak the needs of this valley primarily at the state level?  Chris highlights some important upcoming legislation including the unemployment insurance trust fund, housing, paid family leave and ot...

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December 14, 2021 14 min

Join VVP on our first ever "Plodcast" (it's a thing) where we tour the facility at Medequip in EagleVail learning about all that they do.  Drew Meyer, MSPO, CPO, Managing Orthotist/Prosthetist talks about his journey and unique role in this valley.   See through our eyes as we look at where actual miracles are crafted, allowing people motion or support where they thought they wouldn't have it again.

For more than twe...

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November 30, 2021 12 min

The data is showing that we will see more guests this winter than we've ever experienced.  We're also experiencing a shortfall of skilled workers in almost every industry.  How do we maintain the standards of this place that we're all so proud of?  How do we insure that our guests, the economic lifeblood of our community, remember this place for the good experiences and want to return?  Vail Valley Partnership President...

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October 29, 2021 21 min

Join Chris Romer and Erik Williams from Vail Valley Partnership as they discuss their favorite movie quotes and how they apply to business.  From Ferris Bueller to Alien to Rocky to Harry Potter, join these two self-proclaimed "movie nerds" as they compete to find the best quote that speaks to the business needs of the Vail Valley.

And, as promised in the episode, here's a link to the podcast that inspired us to take our...

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October 21, 2021 17 min

Vail Valley Partnership sits down with Amy Friel from 9Health:365 to share the "good news" about health care!

Building on its 40+ years of preventive health fairs in every corner of Colorado, nonprofit 9Health:365 now offers a new service that makes it easier to stay healthy every day. 365: Comprehensive is the affordable solution that makes preventive health care outrageously accessible for small businesses and their te...

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VVP was honored to learn from Dan and Michael from Adjusters International about what exactly is a public adjuster, when should you use their services and what are those services.  Listen and learn with us.

In their own words:

Public Adjusters – advocates on behalf of the insured, not the insurance company after a catastrophic loss: frozen pipes, fire, wind and storm, etc.

We interpret the details of your policy, determine coverage, a...

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September 14, 2021 22 min

Vail Valley Partnership sat down with Erin Ivie and Carol Johnson from SpeakUp ReachOut to talk National Suicide Prevention Month, real stats in Eagle County and what you can do to help someone in need.

More information and resources available HERE.

SpeakUp ReachOut is a group of individuals who are dedicated to providing suicide prevention, intervention and loss support services to those in need. Services offered include: suicide pr...

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September 1, 2021 29 min

UPDATE:  Our October 6th date is currently full, we are working another session on Oct 7th.

Presented in partnership with the Town of Vail

We at Vail Valley Partnership are REALLY excited about these guests.  We've been following the work of Dr Jill McCrory and Dr Steve Swafford with Leadership Outfitters.  These are two nationally recognized educators and they join us for a conversation about a one day program they will be leadi...

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August 27, 2021 24 min

Author, Coach, Marathoner, CEO and more; Holly Johnson joins Vail Valley Partnership for a discussion of her new book and shares some tangible ways in which business owners, community members and YOU can start feeling better...about everything.

Do think feeling good is out of reach?  Feeling good is really quite simple. It comes down to choices. When you think about it, a bad day is really just a series of moments. If you make the ...

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Alicia Gresley, Business Development Manager with Vail and Beaver Creek Resort properties joins us to talk about how the lodging community has fared since COVID and what we can expect in the near future.  We also spend time talking about professional development, career pathways and part time options through Vail Resorts.

More information about employment can be found at  https://jobs.vailresortscareers.com/, however, in the words o...

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VVP is honored to be joined by Dr. Harlan Austin, a Sport Psychologist with Howard Head Sports Medicine.

Dr. Austin discusses what is Sports Psychology, how does it come into play at the highest level of athlete as well as...the rest of us!  From visualization and  mindfulness to easing the anxiety of youngsters in their sports Dr. Austin gives us some tangible and actionable ideas that we can all benefit from.

Learn more about Howar...

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July 23, 2021 22 min

Join Colton Berck, Community Engagement Coordinator and Angleo Fernandez, Chief Culture Officer as they discuss Eagle County's Vista initiative.

Learn more and get involved at www.vistaeagleco.com

Vista is a bold reimagining of how community members and decision makers can work together to produce realistic, effective outcomes. It invites residents and leaders to come together more frequently and conversationally to create soluti...

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