Business, municipal, and environmental leaders call on lawmakers to take action on long-term water funding

Business, municipal, and environmental leaders came together today to express shared support for long-term clean water funding via a parcel fee, and the establishment of a Clean Water Authority to collect and distribute those funds to on-the-ground clean water projects. In a letter to the legislature, the groups voiced their strong support for core provisions in two water quality funding bills introduced this session (S.260 and H.564), which call for the establishment of long-term funding for water quality improvements by creating a Clean Water Authority. Continue Reading

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Wonderland Auction: A Night to Benefit Vermont’s Youth

The Chamber’s annual silent auctions have proven to be a great success – and this year, we expect to welcome at least 300 business and community leaders to The Wonderland Auction: A Whimsical Evening to Benefit Vermont’s Youth which will be held on March 15th at Champlain College from 5:30PM to 8:00PM.   We hope that you will consider donating to this amazing event this year. By contributing an item or service to our auction you… • Promote your business to thousands of members and their employees • Connect with Continue Reading

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Burlington to Host Overnight Stop on 2018 Great Race

Burlington, VT., will host an overnight stop on the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Monday, June 25, the Vermont Convention Bureau has announced. The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town for the $150,000 event, with the first car rolling onto Church Street Marketplace downtown starting at 5 p.m. In all, the participants in the event will cover more than 2,300 miles in 9 days. The start will be Continue Reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Join Us At Our Annual Holiday Party – The Merry Mixer

The Merry Mixer — our annual Keybank Holiday Party — is back by popular demand. The Merry Mixer is easily one of our most anticipated events and is our celebratory toast to the year. Celebrate with us at KeyBank on December 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Below are the top 5 reasons we want to see you there! 1. Expand Your Network –  Networking is the best way to make genuine connections with people.  Going to holiday parties allows you to make new connections and allows others Continue Reading

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LCRCC Recognizes Foam Brewers with Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

Foam Brewers of Burlington was presented the A. Wayne Roberts Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce 107th Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 19. The award recognizes longtime Chamber President, Wayne Robert’s, entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to the Chamber and its members. It is awarded to a Vermont business with a promising future and strong commitment to our community. An eclectic group of industry professionals with a shared appreciation for brewing, science, art and culture started Foam Brewers in 2016. Since Continue Reading

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LCRCC Names Jessie Swétel, Rising Star

At its 107th Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 19, the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Rising Star Award to Jessie Swétel with Vermont Trophy and Engraving. The award recognizes an up and coming leader who is engaged in activities for the betterment of our community. Past recipients include Sara Byers of Leonardo’s Pizza, Al Gobeille of Gobeille Hospitality and Stephanie Hainley of White + Burke. A 2010 graduate of the University of Vermont, Jessie resides in Milton and is the General Manager Continue Reading

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LCRCC Names Burton 2017 Business of the Year

  The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 107th Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 19. Governor Phil Scott, Congressman Peter Welch and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger delivered remarks to the sold-out 450 person crowd. The Chamber presented its annual Business of the Year Award to Burton. The award recognizes a business that contributes to our economic vitality and engages in community service and philanthropy. Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of a Vermont barn back in 1977. Burton served a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a Continue Reading

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President’s Message: Policy

Over the years the Chamber has taken positions on controversial issues that pleased some members and upset others. Our positions have won us fans and cost us members. As an association with nearly 2000 diverse members, I accept this reality. I often ask those who are displeased and drop their membership to consider the totality of what we do and not to judge the value of membership based on a single issue. For some, that resonates while for others it does not. Examples of positions Continue Reading

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65 Coders and 18 teams Participate in Vermont’s Seventh Annual HackVT

In its seventh year, HackVT awarded $9,500 in cash to four teams on Saturday. Teams from around Vermont as well as teams from New York and Massachusetts developed apps using geospatial data provided by the Vermont Center for Geographic Information. The annual event is an opportunity for coders and developers to show off their skills, engage in friendly competition and design innovative apps using specific data sets. LaunchVT, a program of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, organizes the annual event as a way Continue Reading

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Convention Bureau Promotes Megan Hood to Senior Sales Manager

The Vermont Convention Bureau announced the promotion of Megan Hood, of Waterbury, to Senior Sales Manager today. Hood has been with the Convention Bureau since October of 2015. In her new role, Hood will lead the Convention Bureau’s Burlington sales team, concentrating on bringing new sporting events to Vermont and recruiting new meetings and conventions to our state. Susan Smith, Vice President of Visitor Services for the Chamber commented, “Megan has played an integral role in bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars in new business Continue Reading

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