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Member Spotlight: Mad River Distillers

Mad River Distillers is a craft distiller of whiskey, rum and brandy in Warren, Vermont. The flagship tasting room is located at 137 St. Paul Street in Burlington, on the corner of St. Paul and Main. The distillery began production in 2013, and all of their spirits are mashed, fermented, distilled and bottled in Vermont. With the opening of the Burlington tasting room in 2016, Mad River Distillers introduced the Queen City to serious cocktail ware, from bar tools to bitters, including unique and hard Continue Reading

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Taste of Vermont Returns to Capitol for 13th Year

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Convention Bureau, and the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC) announced Friday that they will host the Thirteenth Annual Taste of Vermont Reception in Washington, D.C., with honored guest Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The annual event has become well known throughout the Capital Region for its dynamic showcase of Vermont products and destinations.  More than 60 Vermont businesses will be represented at the reception, and many are traveling to Washington for this Continue Reading

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Staff Spotlight: Tom Carton

  Staff Spotlight: Tom Carton, Sales Manager, Vermont Convention Bureau Tom Carton was born and raised in Essex Junction, Vermont, instilling in him a love for the outdoors, mountains, and the sport of basketball. His success at Roger Williams University Gabelli School of Business led him to pursue a degree in finance and sustainability. Tom maintains an extensive background in the hospitality industry and is currently working as a Sales Manager with the Vermont Convention Bureau. Prior to being at the VCB, Tom worked at Continue Reading

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LCRCC Program Update: TIPS

Training Interns and Partnering for Success (TIPS), the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce’s high school internship program, seeks to implement workforce development programming at the high school level. TIPS is a high school course that teaches students how to construct resumes, write cover letters, prepare for interviews, and develop other professional soft skills. Halfway through the semester, students leave the classroom to complete a 20 to 40 hour internship at a local organization or business. At the end of the semester, students have the Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: Days Inn

The Days Inn Colchester/Burlington is located off I-89 and near the Burlington International Airport (BTV). Their hotel provides friendly service and easy access to the area’s best attractions, with Lake Champlain only three miles away and University of Vermont Medical Center less than two miles from their front door. With comfortable, convenient amenities, the Days Inn is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Visit their fitness center, swim a few laps in their heated indoor pool, and start your day with a Continue Reading

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Summer Employment Opportunities for Youth

The Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) has announced the availability of funds to award grants to organizations to deliver Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) that link academic learning, occupational skill development with a career pathway. Approximately $175,000 is available for the 2018 summer program. The deadline for grant applications is: Friday, April 13, 2018 by 4:00 pm. The intent of this funding is to provide at-risk youth, between the ages of 14 to 24, with entry-level employment experiences, work-readiness training, and the opportunity to develop skills Continue Reading

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LCRCC Now Accepting Applications for Leadership Champlain Class of 2019

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Class of 2019 applications for its professional development program Leadership Champlain. In its 30th year, and with more than 1,000 graduates, Leadership Champlain provides participants with an immersive experience in community issues, an appreciation for the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workforce, development of individual and collaborative leadership skills, and an understanding of our civic system’s interrelationships. The program consisting of retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours. Participants meet Continue Reading

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LCRCC Presents: BYP Seminar Series

Burlington Young Professionals (BYP) provides a platform to build relationships, develop professionally, become politically and philanthropically active, and contribute to economic development and a high quality of life in our community. LCRCC’s mission is to advocate for a thriving private sector economy and works for the collective prosperity of our members, their employees, and our communities. We know that this mission can only be realized if we set the next generation of business leaders up for success and BYP strives to achieve this end. The Continue Reading

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Discounted Bolton Valley Ski Passes NOW AVAILABLE

Hey Chamber members……discounted Bolton Valley ski passes are NOW AVAILABLE. All passes are available only to LCRCC member business employees and their immediate families. Member pricing: Ski Bum All Access Pass (18-25) $169 Adult All Access Pass (26-64) $499 Youth with parent’s pass (7-17) $109 Youth without parent’s pass (7-17) $175 Senior (65-74) $219 Child (6 and under) $29 Learn more here or contact nicole@vermont.org for link + promo code. Deadline: 04-03-2018 – discounted passes through the Chamber will be available after 04-03-2018 but the Continue Reading

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The Search for a Good Exit: Introduction to Ownership Succession Planning

An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered on Wednesday, March 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Contois Auditorium in Burlington’s City Hall. Led by business broker Lynne Silva and Don Jamison of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, this free seminar will cover the four most common ownership exit paths: sale to an outside buyer, to family, to managers, and to the broader group of employees.  Joining us for this edition of the seminar for a live story will be Dave Mount, who founded Continue Reading

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