Hosted by CEO and Founder of Equus Private Wealth Management, Ron Speaker, our Aspen Business Connect professional social network gathered together on a beautiful June evening in the garden of the Equus building in Carbondale, Colorado.
At the front door greeting guests were three lovely Aspen High School students. Supporting young adults is a true passion of ours and bringing in their vibrant energy always adds so much to our events. There were also Aspen Business Connect Ambassadors assigned to float around and ensure that our guests felt relaxed and welcome.
We began the evening as we always do, mingling and connecting. Then we introduced our sponsor, President of FirstBank Roaring Fork Valley, Dave Portman, who spoke of their “Banking for Good” motto and how FirstBank has been empowering home owners by providing resources for home buying. Sponsoring Aspen Business Connect for three years in a row exemplifies FirstBank’s desire to connect community. He also spoke of FirstBank’s Bloom campaign where they partnered with the non-profit, “Trees Unlimited”. With the Bloom Package bankers who sign up for Online Banking with eStatements have no minimum balance and no monthly service charges.
When Ron Speaker took the stage he mentioned how he has made many new friends through our network and how he originally became a member to better connect with our Women Empowering Woman events, Ron is the creator of Aspen Women’s Wealth Forum, a new resource for empowering women’s financial education in the Roaring Fork Valley.
We all know at least 5 business professionals whom we admire for their knowledge, expertise, big heart, and customer service. Please invite them to join Aspen Business Connect. And if you have not yet joined, now is the time. ~ Ron Speaker
Next up was Aspen Success Coach, Jeff Patterson, who shared a childhood story where a vision towards his future was gifted to him from his father. With his empowering words encouraging us to transform into the new selves we are ready to become, a magnificent yellow Monarch butterfly soared over his head. It was at that moment that it hit me that this event was the result of my manifestation over Covid where I spent hours and hours of time meditating and visualizing intimate gatherings of business professionals, invited for their professionalism, expertise, and creative minds. This sign confirmed my belief that one cannot realize their “next big thing” unless one envisions it first. You have to dream it up and watch it on the larger-than-life mental movie screen before you can go after it, and then, when it happens it means it is time to gather that momentum to grow what you have created. I am now determined more than ever to complete programming for the summer/fall of 2021.
There are many ways that you can become involved. We need sponsorships to underwrite these events, and venues to hold them at. We also encourage you to become a member to attend these meet-ups and meet the other professionals. Our windows have opened and the light is flooding in, let’s get back to connecting!