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Past articles by Chris:

Romer: Just keep swimming

In the Pixar movie “Finding Nemo” (and its sequel, “Finding Dory”), Dory (played by Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. Dory is a friendly, optimistic, innocent fish who tries — and tries — to be helpful. She becomes friends with Marlin, a clown… → Read More

Romer: What exactly is Proposition CC?

Interested in the political process and worried you’ll have to wait until the 2020 presidential election to have a chance to vote? Don’t worry — this year’s ballot includes a number of local and state... → Read More

Romer: Who is addressing local health care costs?

Who is at the table to address health care costs in Eagle County? Addressing the high cost of health insurance is essential to the continued success and growth of our business community across industry sectors... → Read More

Romer: Let Dreamers live the American dream

Since our nation’s founding, immigrants have been coming to the U.S. in hopes of a better life for themselves and their children. Colorado’s more than 18,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, also known as... → Read More

Romer: Vail Valley cost of living affects retention

Retention of a positive and motivated employee is important for any organization’s success. High turnover increases the expenses and can have a negative impact on morale. Roughly 42 million U.S. employees, or more than one... → Read More

Romer: Community growth is an opportunity, not a threat

Growth is a good problem to have, as the saying goes. But, for some communities, it can be a concept that causes friction and resentment — particularly when residents perceive it as not benefiting society... → Read More

Romer: Business retention key to economic vitality

Acquiring a new customer is anywhere from five to 25 times more expensive than retaining an existing one. Most businesses understand that keeping your current customers happy is a basic business principle. An added bonus?... → Read More

Romer: There goes our small town

Highway engineer Charles Vail routed Highway 6 through the Eagle Valley over what is now Vail Pass in 1940. Inhabitants at the time surely cried “there goes our small town.” Pete Siebert and Earl Eaton,... → Read More

Romer: Leading for Creativity

The strategy of hope is not a particularly good strategy for communities or companies; “I hope things will magically change” has not proven to help organizations adapt to changing business environments. Consider the Disney model... → Read More

Romer: Employee retention key to success

Richard Branson is credited with saying “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” I think he’s right. We need to... → Read More

Vail Valley Partnership CEO: Collaboration is key in lowering rural health care costs (column)

Editor’s note: This was sent from Vail Valley Partnership to Colorado Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 12, 2018.Clearly, there is no “one size → Read More

Vail Valley Partnership CEO: Hosting the Winter Olympics is an idea worthy of study (column)

Eagle County is well represented at the Winter Olympic Games. Congratulations and kudos to all the athletes who call Eagle County home.Similar kudos to Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, → Read More