LaunchVT Awards $135,000 in Cash and Services

Burlington Code Academy and Northview Weather won the LaunchVT Final Pitch Competition on Thursday, May 17. The startups competed against six other teams to take home the top cash prizes. LaunchVT provides early stage acceleration programs and resources for business to prep, launch, and soar in Vermont. The annual pitch competition comes at the end of a six-week intensive program where entrepreneurs in the LaunchVT cohort work with a dedicated coach, strategic advisors, and each other to refine their business models and hone their pitches. Continue Reading

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LCRCC Presents: First Annual Chamber Train Mixer

On May 24, 2018, Chamber members took a more scenic approach to networking by hopping aboard the Chamber Train. Green Mountain Railroad introduced guests to their premier dining cars and provided a sneak preview of their savory and sophisticated dining menu. Whether kicking back in the lounge or gathering around a table, members indulged in appetizers, drinks, great conversation and unparalleled views of Vermont and Lake Champlain. This off-the-rails business after hours event was the first of its kind. It provided at atmosphere that encouraged Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: Sap!

Sap! is a beverage company that makes superfood sparkling beverages from the most nutrient-rich water on earth: maple tree sap and birch tree sap. The company was founded by cousins Chas Smith and Nikita Salmon in 2016 and has grown quickly into a regional brand, selling down through New York City and beyond. Chas and Nikita come from a large 8th generation Vermont family that has been making maple and other forest-based products for decades. Their mission is to help grow the rural working landscape Continue Reading

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LCRCC Presents: 13th Annual Taste of Vermont

May 10, 2018 marked the thirteenth annual Taste of Vermont, an event introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy to showcase Vermont’s finest products on Capitol Hill. The Russell Senate Building was filled with all of our favorite things here in Vermont: Beer, cheese, wine, maple syrup, chocolate, special cocktails, and many special guests. Vermont can credit its distinction as a culinary destination to the people that inhabit this beautiful state and work to create products that are not simply satisfactory, but exceptional.  The State’s top-flight chefs Continue Reading

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Congratulations to our members who won a 2018 Best of Business Award

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the following members who won a 2018 Best of Business Award (BOB). The 2018 BOB Awards go to businesses that offer the best customer service, that are willing to go above and beyond, and that pay attention to detail. The 2018 BOB Awards were presented to the following members at the 2018 Best of Business Awards Ceremony put on by the Vermont Business Magazine on Wednesday, May 9th. The Vermont Business Magazine surveys its readers Continue Reading

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Vermont Talent Pipeline Management Program Launches Manufacturing Industry Collaborative

The Lake Champlain Chamber is excited to work with manufacturers and partners as part of the Vermont Talent Pipeline Management Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. We continually hear from employers about the challenges they face finding the talent they need to fill jobs and grow Vermont’s economy. Manufacturers from around Vermont are convening to determine talent needs and identify and forecast openings for their most critical jobs. The Chamber has served as a regional partner for the Vermont Talent Pipeline Management program since it’s inception. Vermont Talent Continue Reading

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Vermont Startups Compete at 2018 LaunchVT Finals (Sponsored)

The LaunchVT final pitch competition is coming up fast on May 17th from 5 to 8pm at Main Street Landing in Burlington. LaunchVT is a program of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce that provides early stage acceleration programs and resources for businesses to prep, launch and soar in Vermont. Each year, LaunchVT selects eight startups to participate in its early-stage acceleration program, which culminates in the final Pitch Competition, Vermont’s version of the TV show “Shark Tank.” Competitors in 2018 include the makers of a Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: Vermont National Country Club

Originally founded in 1998, Vermont National Country Club is situated on over 400 acres of beautiful Vermont countryside, encompassing some of the region’s most spectacular views of both the Green and Adirondack Mountains. Construction began in the summer of 1996 when the Economou Family received permission to construct a golf course on their family dairy farm in South Burlington with the help of Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design of West Palm Beach, Florida. Over the last twenty years, the 18-hole signature design championship course has Continue Reading

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Keep Calm and Play Golf at the 26th KeyBank Chamber Challenge

The 26th Annual KeyBank Chamber Challenge will be held on Monday, June 4th at Vermont National Country Club. Get a team together to enjoy a beautiful day on the golf course, compete to win awesome prizes, and help support the Chamber’s Youth Career and Leadership Programs. This year, we will have a dunk tank at the Cocktail Reception, so get your throwing arm ready for the chance to dunk Chamber President, Tom Torti. Your fee will include driving range, green fees, golf cart, lunch, VIP Continue Reading

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