Vail Valley: New group offers ‘drop-in networking’ |

Vail Valley: New group offers ‘drop-in networking’

Scott N. Miller
Vail, CO, Colorado

Becky Sobek already belongs to several Vail Valley business groups, but she thinks a fledgling group has a chance to establish itself.

Sobek, one of the owners of HR Plus, a human resources consulting company in Eagle, was one of about 15 people who attended the first-ever breakfast meeting of the Eagle Valley Young Professionals.

“I think it’s a good thing to get people together to leverage each other’s contacts,” Sobek said. “I applaud the effort.”

That effort was started by local business people Tina DeWitt, Allison Hubbard and Jeremy Lepore.

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DeWitt said the trio started the group to get more of the valley’s business people talking to each other.

“We’re seeing attendance at the chamber mixers on the increase, but a lot of employees are coming,” DeWitt said. “We were looking for a more business-to-business interaction.”

DeWitt said the group also aims to make participation affordable. The group will meet once a month for breakfast, and participants only have to pay as they go, and the entry fee just covers the cost of breakfast.

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Scott Robinson, co-owner of We Have Fun, a new company that organizes kickball leagues and tournaments. “In our business, we can’t go to all the meetings, and we don’t have to spend a lot of money. But I’d like to find time to make it to the next one.”

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Tina DeWitt, 970-926-1728

Jeremy Lepore, 970-790-2265

The next meeting is June 9 at 7:30 a.m., although the location hasn’t been nailed down.

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