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Change is coming for Vail Valley businesses

Michael KurzVail, CO, Colorado

Like anyone involved in business, Im sure you have some weeks that you look forward to more than others. Next week is a biggie on my calendar, with two ground-breaking events on the docket in the Vail Valley. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, in cooperation with Colorado Mountain College, the Vail Valley Partnership is presenting the Inaugurate Yourself – Life & Career Fitness Expo at the Berry Creek Middle School Auditorium. This first-of-a-kind event will offer valley workers and employers a comprehensive, and potentially career- or life-changing, outlook on taking an active role in managing your career. Presented by a range of educational institutions and motivational speakers, the evening is designed to enhance the opportunity for creating and finding fulfilling and rewarding employment and building long-term career success. The free evening is open to all and will also feature the debut of the colleges Entrepreneurial Fitness Center, a new 12-week course designed to enhance success opportunities for entrepreneurs. Then, on Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Charter at Beaver Creek, another precedent-setting event comes to the valley. All five intermountain chambers and business associations (the Avon Business Association, Breckenridge Resort Chamber, Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce, Summit Chamber of Commerce, the Vail Chamber & Business Association and the Vail Valley Partnership) have joined with area media sponsors and Sherman and Howard, L.L.C., to present a seminar on Labor Law – Employee Free Choice Act, Workplace Discrimination & Work Visas for Foreign Recruits. These controversial issues will see significant change under the Obama administration. Come find out how theyll affect you. The event is free to members of the sponsoring chambers.Our philosophy here at the Vail Valley Partnershipo is forewarned is forearmed and these two events should arm you well for whats to come.Event update: Jan. 21, 5 to 7 p.m., Business After Hours Mixer, TV8/Agave, Avon. Partnership members only.For more information about Vail Valley Partnership events, contact Ruth Carlson at 970-477-4001 or by e-mail at Kurz is president and CEO of the Vail Valley Partnership.

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