Our friend and fellow Vail Symposium board member, Jay Huffard, recently sold his house in Minturn. Perched outside was a bronze mountain lion originally sculpted by Edith Huffard, Jay’s mother! Rather than leave the sculpture there, Jay would like to sell it and donate the proceeds 50/50 to the Symposium and the Minturn Community Fund. You gotta love that!
Since it wasn’t going to get much attention in a remote neighborhood of Minturn, the Antlers agreed to host this puma on our property, overlooking Gore Creek and the bike bath. We named her Annapurna, after the mountain in Nepal.
While she may only be ours temporarily, we’re secretly hoping that someone will make a $6,000 donation and leave her here permanently … or at least indefinitely. Either way, Anna is one of a limited edition of ten, and others have sold for more than $12,000.
We’re also wondering if she’ll keep away the deer and other wildlife that seem to frequent our back yard.
The Antlers is excited to host an important event on May 23rd entitled Community Conversations. There have been three instances of similar community conversations over the past year.
The first was at the Elevate Conference last September, when the organizers put on a Mayors Panel with five past Vail mayors. The intent was the same as that of the entire three day conference … to broadly explore what makes places like Vail, special.
The second was when the Vail Symposium hosted the program pictured here at the Grand View room in March, with Elaine Kelton, Terry Minger and Merv Lapin reminiscing about Vail’s early days.
The focus was one of “lessons learned” and their potential meaning for our collective future.
In April, the annual Town of Vail meeting at Donovan Pavilion included another Mayors Panel (slightly different participants) which also explored what our history tells us about the future.
All three of those community discussions included good audience participation. They were well attended and seemed to imply a thirst for more. The Vail Symposium’s roots, in the early 1970’s, was based on similar community introspection. It’s only fitting to continue that conversation today.
Some of the recurring themes that arose from those three recent dialogues will provide the focus of these upcoming Vail Symposium Community Conversations. The first is, Progress at what Price? The topic for each of the following Conversations will be chosen by the audience de jour.
The Antlers enjoys being more than just another Vail vacation rental operation. We see ourselves as an integral part of the greater Vail community and it’s with enormous pride that we host and sponsor events like this one coming up.
Please join us on Thursday the 23rd at 5:30 at the Antlers. $10 recommended donation, but it’s not required. We would NOT want that to keep anyone away.
The Antlers welcomes new Director of Marketing Liana Moore
You’ve already heard from our new Director of Marketing Liana Moore here on the blog, expounding on the joys of Vail pond skimming, but we thought we’d share the official news release about this exciting new addition to our Antlers team as well…
Vail, Colorado – April 10, 2013 – The Antlers at Vail has named Liana Moore as director of marketing, announced Antlers General Manager Rob LeVine. In the position, Moore will oversee all aspects of marketing for the popular condo hotel in Vail’s Lionshead. “I’ve already had the pleasure of working with the Antlers in a different capacity for several years,” says Moore, who previously served with two local nonprofits – Bravo! Vail Music Festival and the Vail Symposium – for which the Antlers is official condo hotel. “I’m excited to get to don my marketing hat as a part of the Antlers team.”
“Liana brings an in-depth understanding of the Vail Valley to the Antlers,” says LeVine, “and her marketing experience includes everything from marketing research to public relations. We look forward to having her on our team and assisting us with the big picture as we continue to grow.”
In 1996, Moore began her work as a freelancer for Dallas public relations firms then moved to a financial company where she worked in marketing research. After earning a Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University, Moore launched her own business in the travel industry. She moved to the Vail Valley in 2000 where she served as director of marketing and public relations for Bravo! Vail Music Festival before founding Kaleidos Marketing to provide marketing strategy and campaigns, public relations plans and social media campaigns for clients. She was elected to the Vail Symposium Board of Directors in 2007, becoming executive director in 2010. She resides in Eagle/Vail, Colorado with her husband and two children.
Since 1972, the Antlers at Vail hotel has offered a unique Vail lodging experience in a relaxed mountain setting. With condominiums ranging from studio suites to four bedrooms, the Antlers provides fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet and free parking, and is conveniently located in Vail’s Lionshead area, steps from restaurants, galleries, shops, the free Vail town shuttle and Vail’s Gondola. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit www.antlersvail.com.