26th Annual KeyBank Chamber Challenge was a Swinging Success

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce held it’s 26th Annual KeyBank Chamber Challenge on Monday, June 4th at Vermont National Country Club. 108 golfers (27 teams) joined us for a day on the course and while the weather was against us, we bundled up and made the best out of the chilly, windy day! While out on the course, teams played games like the Longest Drive, a Putting Contest, Beat the Intern, Beat the Pro, and had the chance to win a brand new Jeep Continue Reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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