Mission Possible: Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Economic Summit is the major economic development program in the Yampa Valley. The program brings together economic development experts from across Colorado to meet and interact with Steamboat business owners, professional and community leaders. The Summit provides a format for the Steamboat community to discuss and develop solutions and strategies to the major issues that face our community.
The fall Economic Summit attempts toexamine a larger more expansive community issue and provides a vehicle for community leaders and businesses to address larger more significant community issues.
The Economic Summit addresses the challenges and opportunities Yampa Valley businesses face. Every year this event has proven to be generative in the creation of new economic programs such as Economic Gardening, Main Street Program and Heritage Tourism. This year’s theme is developing and fostering an entrepreneurial environment in business. You wouldn’t go into the backcountry without the right tools; don’t go out into the business world without a specific plan to achieve!
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2013 Schedule of Events
8 – 8:30am Registration, coffee and pastries
8:30 – 8:45am Welcome and Introduction – Bob Kuusinan, Vectra Bank Market President
8:45 – 10am Keynote Speaker – Neeli Bendapudi, HD Price Dean at the KY School of Business
10 – 10:45am Is there a pattern to business failure? Al Davis, Al Davis; Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at UCCS; President and founder of Offtoa, Inc.; Mentor and volunteer for Colorado Springs Technology Incubator companies and others
10:45 – 11am Break, coffee and resfreshments
11 – 11:45am Moving from Entrepreneurial to Managerial – Richard Brice, Rex’s Family of Restaurants and Chris Tamucci, Big Agnes
11:45am – 12:30pm Why do certain projects get funded? Carrie Requist, U Grok It
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Creating Human Innovation Ecosystems – Jim Deters, Galvanize
1:30 – 2:15pm Building a Talented Team Panel – Trish Sullivan, Steamboat Ski & Resort and Michael Scheckman, Deer Park Road Corporation
2:15 – 3pm Building a Brand – Carol Davidson & Molly Cuffe, Smartwool
3pm – 3:15pm Break, refreshment and cookies
3:15 - 4:15pm Keynote Speakers – Diane and Steve Muntean, Muntean Leadership Group
4:15 – 4:30pm Closing & Thank You – Bob Kuusinen, Vectra Bank Market President
4:30 – 5:30pm Social Hour, The Cabin