Everyday we wake up and feel so incredibly lucky to live, work, and play in an area we love so much. Community is very important to us. As a matter of fact, it might be the most important thing to us.
We’ve come up with 5 benefits and reasons we love our small, but mighty community:
|Access To The Outdoors
Residing in Carbondale, Colorado has given our team the ability to get away from our computers, get active outside and really connect with our community. As an area that receives, on average, 242 sunny days a year, we really like to try and soak up that sun. It’s beneficial for both our physical and mental health, providing us with the ability to work harder and better for our clients. Having access to the great outdoors has provided us with the ability to be with our fellow community members as well. Recently, a couple of our teammates attended the Basalt Chamber’s Chairlift Networking Event at Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort. It was a great time getting to hang out and socialize with our valley members outside of the office.
As a valley that is full of many small businesses, we’ve been able to relate to each other’s struggles, learn from each other’s experiences and provide support when needed to one another. We’ve appreciated all the support we’ve been given over the last 10 years; therefore it is our goal to really give back to our community.
Volunteering with local organizations is the highlight of our year. We take two full days per year to volunteer somewhere that means a lot to our employees. We’ve painted rooms at both Stepping Stones and Mountain Valley Developmental Services. We’ve built homes with Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley, volunteered at Two Rivers Community School’s fun run, and we’ve collected donations for our local animal shelter (C.A.R.E.). We love to get out and make a difference with those organizations that are making such a positive impact in our community.
The Roaring Fork Valley never runs out of beautiful opportunities to make powerful connections. As a member of the Carbondale Chamber, we often attend the Power Hour Luncheons where local businesses or organizations have an opportunity to talk about themselves and provide some valuable insight to their fellow members. Often we learn about their business models, structures, and struggles, which is helpful in making us feel like we’re all relatable and a part of the same team in this community.
In communities you will often find diverse opinions, ideas and knowledge that you might struggle to uncover alone. Being in a constant whirlwind of differing minds brings a challenge to our company to always think more creatively and constantly strive to stay up-to-date with technology, marketing and business structure. A large part of how FootSteps Marketing has been in business for 10 years can be accredited to the huge inspiration we draw from our fellow community members.
We’ll be the first to admit, we can’t do everything. We pride ourselves on our digital marketing skills and knowledge, but from time to time we need to lean on our community to help us succeed. We’ve had the pleasure of working with highly skilled and compassionate freelancers, contractors and businesses that have supported us in such a positive way. We would have never found these resources had it not been for our close-knit community and the power of referrals.
In the past couple years, we’ve expanded our nation-wide clientele focus to be more local and community-based so we can support those we care about close to home. Thank you Roaring Fork Valley! We feel so honored and lucky to be a part of this wonderful community.