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Outdoor Industry Summit - In Person

Mon 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business

Early Registration is $60.00 includes full day attendance, outdoor exhibition, merch giveaways, meals and break-out sessions. After Sept. 7th the fee increases to $75.00. Team discounts are available. Contact Miranda Grant at for details. Businesses, community organizations and engaged citizens in Colorado are invited and encouraged to attend! Topics will include: Business + Leadership Development + Innovation; Sustainability + Stewardship + Community Partnerships. We will explore: – Sustainable Business Development – Stewardship Education and Advocacy – Leadership for the Future Grounded in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Resources and Tools to Educate and Protect our Public Lands While Still Promoting Tourism and Outdoor Adventures to All. We combine adventure tourism-based industry businesses, land and water stewardship (programs and non-profits), and diverse community minded support resources to educate and protect our public lands while still promoting tourism and outdoor adventures to all. We share the many new state funding resources available to rural small businesses/entrepreneurs to contribute to and/or expand their brands and purpose driven joint ventures.

Speaker(s): 2022 Overview Agenda - We are thrilled to bring you a diverse lineup of keynotes, guest speakers and panelists for this year's Summit.  7:30 am - Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) Sponsored Bird Hike (optional) 8:00 am - Registration Opens - Serving Rosy's Donuts and Ride On Smoothies 9:00 am - Welcome - Jen Visitacion, Founder Moonstone Ventures and OIS Emcee Held in the SteamPlant Theater 9:10 am - Vision + WHY: The Outdoor Industry Summit - Jamie Billesbach, Director Central Mountain Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and OIS Creator + Host 9:25 am - Managing the Impacts of Growth in Outdoor Recreation Dominique Naccarato, Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) Cindy Williams, Envision Chaffee County  9:50 am – Keynote - Moving Beyond Acknowledgments Ernest House, Jr., Senior Policy Director of Keystone Policy Center & Director of Center for Tribal and Indigenous Engagement 10:30 am - Break + Enjoy Outdoor Exhibits Serving Rosy’s Donuts + Ride On Smoothies 11:00 am

Co-Sponsor(s): Platinum Sponsors: High County Bank + Chaffee County Visitors Bureau Created and Presented by Central Mountain SBDC Gold Sponsors: CHFA, Office of Economic Development & International Trade, The Minority Business Office, and Outdoor Recreation Industry Office Silver Sponsor: My Lovely Spaces, The Wright Collegiate Challenge, and Startup Colorado Bronze Sponsor: Leadville Twin Lakes, The Lobby, One More Day

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Fee: $ 75.00

Phone: 719-221-0374


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