Business Monday Briefs: Aspen gets good travel press

Aspen gobbles up good press

Aspen is heating up for the summer and some travel websites’ lists for top places to visit.

Travel website recently named Aspen the ninth-most “breathtaking destination” in the world. Topping the list of 55 spots was Charleston, South Carolina, while Jackson, Wyoming came second. Aspen was sandwiched between No. 8 Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia, and No. 10 Halong Bay, Vietnam. Said Expedia: “Aspen’s snow-covered slopes and lakeside trails are undeniably rugged, but don’t worry if you aren’t the outdoorsy type. You can admire the purple peaks of the Elk Mountains from a luxurious and cozy ski lodge, like The Little Nell, or on a hike through the wildflower fields of Maroon Bells (weather permitting, of course). Ah, Aspen.”

Another website,, named it among the best 30 small towns for a weekend getaway. The website gushed, “During the warmer months, visitors to Aspen have even more access to this stunning small town. Instead of ascending the mountain on a gondola, head up via hot-air balloon. The many local rivers also open for activities like white-water rafting and kayaking. And no matter the season, Aspen’s welcoming downtown is the perfect place to wander and window shop.”

Tiedemann Advisors expands to Aspen

Tiedemann Advisors, a privately owned investment and wealth adviser, announced last week the opening of a new office in Aspen, the firm’s first office in the state.

Additionally, Coley P. Cassidy has joined Tiedemann Advisors from Wells Fargo as director to head the Aspen office.

The opening of the Aspen office expands Tiedemann Advisors to eight offices nationwide, and it is the firm’s third location in the western United States after San Francisco and Seattle. The Aspen office will serve clients in wealth planning, investment management, impact investing and trust and estate services.

Cassidy, an Aspen native, spent 10 years building the Wells Fargo Aspen Private Wealth Management office. Previously, he held various institutional investment sales and sales management roles at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse First Boston and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Cassidy is a CFA Charterholder and a graduate of Connecticut College. He currently serves on the board of the Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation and is a former board member of Aspen Junior Hockey, where he continues to coach the girls’ hockey teams.

Tiedemann Advisors’ Aspen office opened May 29 at 520 E. Hyman Ave., Suite 2A.

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