Business Outlook Forum

Business Outlook Forum


Business Outlook Forum

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May 25, 2021 at 8:30 AM MST
Topic: ACRA Business Outlook Forum

ACRA will share updates on impacts to our local businesses including workforce trends, real estate, tourism, health insurance, the City of Aspen, and Pitkin County Public Health. Members will have access to community leaders, and the opportunity to ask questions and find out how changes in Aspen's business community will affect their individual businesses.

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A.

Breakout Sessions:

Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA)

May 25, 2021 at 10:15 AM MST

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Learn about Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA) as an alternative to group health insurance plans. ICHRAs are a new, more affordable way to offer flexible and affordable health insurance coverage to your employees. Session will include a live demo of the new Valley Health Alliance CHRA platform including:

Download a copy of the Informational guide and census form and see what ICHRA can do for your business

Learn how to enroll instantly for individual health insurance for your business
Learn about offering benefits to seasonal employees
Learn how Premium Tax Credits can reduce your insurance cost
Learn how your employees can access health insurance education
Learn how ICHRA can save you money versus your current health plan

Presented by:
Brad O'Neill, Co-Founder, The ICHRA Shop
John Kelly, CEO of NexBen and an ICHRA early adopter
Chris McDowell, Executive Director, Valley Health Alliance
Joe Crosbie, Consultant, Mountain West Insurance
Colin Laird, Executive Director, Third Street Center, ICHRA client

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Social Marketing Tips & Strategies During (and after) the COVID-19 Crisis

May 25, 2021 at 11:15 AM MST

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Digital Marketing strategies and tips to help businesses navigate the uncertain waters of COVID-19. Learn how to use the various online tools available and develop valuable strategies to help your organization hit the ground running both during and after the crisis.

During this valuable educational opportunity, attendees will learn:
-The key themes and sentiments your business/organization needs to communicate to consumers during (and after) this time of reopening
-Best practices for day-to-day social media and reputation management on major review sites
-What tools you need to deploy (and use) before running your next paid digital marketing effort
-Tips & tricks to deliver high impact digital advertising & organic posts
-What additional education tools are available to help you continue to innovate and improve over time

Presented by:
Brian V. Matson, Senior Director of Strategy & Education, TwoSix Digital

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Click here for Speaker Bios

City of Aspen

Sara Ott, City Manager

Torre, Mayor

Moderated by Debbie Braun, President & CEO, Aspen Chamber Resort Association

Real Estate

Randy Gold, Partner, Appraiser Consultant, Aspen Appraisal Group

Andrew Ernemann, Broker Associate, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty

Karen Setterfield, President, Setterfield & Bright

Health Insurance

Brian Blasé, CEO, Blasé Policy Strategies

Kevin Patterson, Chief Executive Office, Connect for Health Colorado

Chris McDowell, Executive Director, Valley Health Alliance

Moderated by Brad O'Neill, Co-Founder The ICHRA Shop by Golden Bee Advisors

Pitkin County Public Health

Raleigh Bacharach, Interim Program Administrator, Pitkin County Public Health


Insights Collective

Ralf Garrison, Destination Resort Advisor,  Research Analyst, Story Teller

Dave Bellin, RRC Associates

Barb Taylor-Carpender, Taylored Alliances

Tom Foley, Inntopia

Mike Kaplan, Aspen Skiing Company

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