The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce believes a strong business network is paramount to success in our local business community. Our mission is to connect over 1,500 businesses and 50,000 employees through our series of networking events.
Whether partnering with us to sponsor or host an event, or simply joining as a member, we want you to feel part of a dynamic, opportunistic business community. We wish to provide exposure and the resources you need to succeed. Support your fellow business professionals, promote your services and above all, have fun – our events are here to help you get the most out of your membership.
What events do we do?
At least 11 business after hours events happen each year, and range from bi-annual Member Receptions and free Open House Summer BBQs to general networking events at area businesses like Saba Marine, Burton, KeyBank and Shelburne Vineyard. Our series of business after hours events provide our members with several laid-back and enticing opportunities to connect, promote, and decompress after a hard day’s work.
The Chamber’s signature event, our Annual Dinner, is a night to recognize and celebrate business achievements. The Annual Dinner begins with a cocktail reception and networking event and transitions into a dinner and awards ceremony. Guests are invited to dress up, mingle, indulge in an elegantly catered meal, and toast to our member’s positive community impact.
Our Legislative Breakfast Series takes place at least twice a year when the legislature is in session. It’s designed to provide direct access to legislators and decision makers in Montpelier, ensuring our business community’s voice is heard. Members are encouraged to join us for engaging conversations and a hot breakfast on a cold morning.
We host two annual fundraisers that directly support our various youth and workforce development programs – the Chamber Challenge and Silent Auction. The Chamber Challenge is a golf tournament designed to bring together nearly 150 Vermont business leaders from the public and private sectors to conduct “business” and golf for one magnificent day. The Silent Auction is a night dedicated to providing our members an opportunity to network and bid or raffle on hundreds of enticing prizes.
By attending our events, you have the opportunity to meet other local business professionals, discuss and share ideas, and build relationships in a relaxed setting.
You subtly promote while enthusiastically supporting the business community and the programs that keep it strong. By attending or sponsoring an event, you are taking advantage of a unique opportunity to get your name out there.
How can I help?
Attend, host, sponsor and donate prizes – there are a number of ways to get involved with events. Keep an eye on our events calendar, reach out directly to Erin Bombard, or print out this handy upcoming events flyer and never miss a Chamber event again!