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Successful people flock together in the Vail Valley

Monica McCaffertyVail, CO, Colorado

Surround yourself with successful people and you will be successful. The wisdom behind this proverb is widely accepted. Business experts and psychoanalysts spend much time and fanfare informing, educating and counseling aspiring entrepreneurs about the secrets to success including success by association.Being near successful people is thought to boost ones energy and confidence, inspiring people to also strive to be the best. Even subconscious tactics are believed to have the same effect. For example, if you dont have a successful mentor in your life, read about one. Read what theyve written and whats been written about them.If your goal is to be the next Tiger Woods but you cant afford professional lessons, walk past a championship golf course and envision yourself someday hitting off those same links and ending the day under par. Youll be what you see.At the Vail Valley Partnership, we bring tangible, conscious opportunities to partners to be near success. Last weeks monthly mixer at 4 Eagle Ranch offers a perfect illustration. Like a play that receives a standing ovation, 4 Eagle Ranch owner Tom Backhus and his team put on an exceptional performance from the moment the curtain went up to the moment it came down at nights end. In this case, the scenery was a modern-day Western setting complete with horse drawn carriage rides, quick-draw shooting competitions, campfires and steer-head roping. The activities were joined by an array of home-cooked grub including 4 Eagles guacamole, green chili quesadillas, jumbo cookies and a free flow of drink specialties. The presentation was pristine, the service friendly and attentive. The night was the very image of successful people mixing and mingling with other successful people. Thats what the partnerships monthly mixers are about and why we welcome nearly 100 partners at every mixer. A sincere thanks to Tom and his team at 4 Eagle Ranch for upholding and exceeding hospitality standards that put the world-class in world-class destination.Our next networking opportunity is June 5 at our View From the Top speaker series. Join us as we welcome Dennis Snow, a former Walt Disney executive, who will speak about creating a working environment that encourages everyone from the front lines to upper management to strive for greatness at work. The morning kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Vilar Center for the Performing Arts. We hope to see you there and thank our title sponsor, the Beaver Creek Resort Company, for making the event possible.Later this summer well welcome back the Vail Valley Business Forum. Local real estate icon Harry Frampton and CNBCs Jane Wells are among the events speaker line-up. Wells, Frampton and other panelists will provide personal examples of their encounters with some of todays most successful leaders and thinkers. Theres a reason millionaires surround themselves with millionaires. Winners inspire each other, offer friendly competition to one another and give hope to everyone to achieve the end goal that is in the greater good for all. This type of teamwork will help the Vail Valley maintain its lure to guests and prospective businesses and residents. The Partnership works to bring the valleys best in business together because we know its easier to play like the best if youre around the best. Thanks to A View From the Top sponsors: Beaver Creek Resort Company; Vail Valley Medical Center; the Denver Newspaper Agency; Pinnacol Assurance; the Vilar Center; Lakota Guides; Untraditional Marketing; Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Co. and A Great Time DJ.Vail Valley Business Forum sponsors are: Slifer Smith and Frampton; East West Partners; SOS Staffing; Denver Newspaper Agency and The Golden Bear.Monica McCafferty is the Vail Valley Partnerships public relations and communications manager.

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