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Economist at Steamboat summit predicts connectivity will help Yampa Valley grow

Social technologies, increased connectivity having global and local impact

Carl Steidtmann

Thursday’s agenda

9 a.m. Dan Cox, president of Lawrence, Kan.-based Mediaphormedia, speaks about “Emerging Media and Marketing Trends and What They Mean to Small Business.”

10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Breakout sessions including “Social Media Technologies You Should Use Now,” “The Innovative Spirit in Steamboat is Alive” and “Tourism Innovation.”

11:30 a.m. Announcement of the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Then, during lunch, Roger Brooks, founder and CEO of Destination Development International, talks about “The Seven Things You Need to Do to Win in this Era of the Brand.”

1:30 p.m. Breakout sessions including “Driving an Evolution in Culture for Strategic Gain,” with SmartWool President and General Manager Mark Satkiewicz; “What’s Facebook Changed Lately?” and “Is Service Your Best Sales Tool?”

3 p.m. Keynote address by Jan Horsfall, CEO and chairman of Gelazzi, “Establishing an ‘Added Value’ Mindset.”