Sometimes small communities are overlooked as meeting and event destinations when frequently they have the capacity to host moderate-sized groups in an affordable and enjoyable fashion, especially if the towns are used to welcoming tourists. It may take some piecing together of lodging and venues, but Minturn (located between Vail and Beaver Creek) demonstrated how by hosting MountainCon 2019 from May 3-5.

Mountain-Con limits attendance to 40 and is for sport performance professionals looking to learn, network and collaborate on best performance outcomes for mountain sport athletes and general population clients. Based at Minturn Fitness Center, the conference included educational sessions, roundtable discussions, networking events and activities like yoga, mountain biking, hiking, trailrunning and fly-fishing. Evening receptions were held at Kirby Cosmos’ BBQ in downtown Minturn and 10th Mountain Whiskey Tasting Room in Vail, and attendees stayed in the local Eagle River Inn and Minturn Inn. 

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Denver-based Dazbog Coffee has delivered a taste of Russia and Colorado through its eye-catching packaging, branding, small-batch roasting and blending of hand-selected coffee from around the globe. Leonid and Anatoly Yuffa immigrated to The Mile High City from St. Petersburg, Russia with their family in 1979 and later combined their skill sets and business savvy to launch Dazbog Coffee in 1996. Today, the company has more than 30 coffee shops across Colorado and Wyoming and a product line with names like KGBlend and White Nights Espresso.