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Quebec-Based Manufacturing Firm Pratiko Opens First U.S. Location in Vermont

Vermont demonstrates its strength in supporting Canadian businesses’ entry into the U.S. market Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced Pratiko Inc., a manufacturing firm based in Richmond, Quebec, has opened its first location in the U.S. at the Charles E. Carter Business Resource Center in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. “Vermont is a great place to live, work and do business, and we are pleased to serve as Pratiko’s first U.S. location,” said Gov. Scott. “My Administration is Continue Reading

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Chamber Education and Leadership Director selected for education fellowship

Burlington, VT. (September 25, 2017) — Mary Anne Sheahan, Education and Leadership Director for the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study education attainment and workforce development along with 20 other chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States.  The Fellowship for Education Attainment is an immersive executive development program that provides chamber of commerce professionals with education and tools to improve the cradle-to-career education pipeline in the communities they Continue Reading

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The Chamber Endorses Burlington Telecom Finalists and Process

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to learn that the long ordeal surrounding the valuable asset that is Burlington Telecom is coming to a close. The three finalists identified today each bring their own unique strengths and skills as potential owners. These will be of critical importance as we work to grow and strengthen our economy and the asset. The fiber network operated through BT is often cited as a critical factor for businesses across all sectors as they consider where to Continue Reading

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Member Benefit: Discounted Ski Passes Are Here

The Chamber has partnered with your favorite Vermont resorts to offer you discounted ski passes. You can purchase ski passes to Sugarbush, Smuggler’s Notch, Bolton Valley, and Jay Peak. Hurry to our website and check it out before prices rise! All passes are available only to LCRCC member business employees and their immediate families, and there is a membership verification process for each mountain.                 

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Member Benefits

Businesses become members of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce because they take pride in contributing to their community. However, did you know that joining the Chamber is also a great business move because as a member business, you receive increased promotion of your business and each of your employees can take advantage of the many member benefits and discounts we offer? Below is a quick overview of the benefits/discounts you receive with your membership. Overview of Member Benefits/Discounts:   Delta Dental Insurance 20%-25% Continue Reading

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Seven Daysies Winners

Congratulations to the following Chamber Members for winning a 2017 Daysies Award Food: Best Restaurant: Hen of the Wood Best Family Restaurant: American Flatbread Burlington Hearth Best Restaurant Service: Hen of the Wood Best Lunch: August First Bakery & Cafe Best Place to get Late Night Food: Kountry Kart Deli Best Outdoor Dining: Splash at the Boathouse Best Place to Eat Alone: City Market – Onion River Co-Op Best Locally Owned Grocery Store: City Market – Onion River Co-Op Best Food Truck: ArtsRiot Food Truck Best Continue Reading

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Vermont Employers to see Unemployment Insurance Tax Relief, Employees to see Shorter Waiting Period

In a press release issued last month, The Department of Labor announced that it is now under Tax Rate Schedule 4. This has triggered a reduction in unemployment insurance tax rates for employers. The press release states that, “the reduction will reduce the highest UI tax rate from 8.4% to 7.7%, and the lowest rate from 1.3% to 1.1%”. Lindsay Kurrle, Commissioner of Labor, noted that the state’s unemployment trust fund is “slowly but steadily recovering from the impacts of the recession”. She also mentioned Continue Reading

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Let’s Talk Progress Talk #02

Let’s Talk Progress is a community-driven conversation about what Burlington could be–and how Smart Growth can help us get there. Let’s Talk Progress is produced by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber and The Kauffman Foundation and is a series of eight talks with expert guest speakers discussing what a brighter future for our city looks like. Our second Let’s Talk Progress event featured nationally recognized Placemaker Andrew Howard who talked about creating quality spaces that revitalize communities. With additional support from AARP we were able to Continue Reading

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Member Day at the Champlain Valley Fair

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber and its affiliate the Burlington Young Professionals (BYP) invite you, your employees, and your friends and families to join us for a fun, entertaining, casual evening at one of the area’s most popular summer spots: The Champlain Valley Fair! The Chamber and BYP have partnered with the Champlain Valley Exposition to bring you a unique night designed exclusively for Chamber members and their guests. You will receive admission to the fair, admission to the grandstand event, Demolition Derby, and one drink ticket. Don’t miss out, sign up today! Chamber/BYP Member Advance Continue Reading

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LCRCC Open House: Thank You!

The first Chamber Open House was awesome. A huge thank you to all the members that joined us for a night of good food, drinks, and networking. Tom and Senator Mazza were experts on the grill! Thank you to our LCRCC Open House sponsors: Farrell Distributing, Engelberth Construction, Inc., Lake Champlain Ferry, New England Federal Credit Union, REM Development, City Market, Town of Colchester, VT, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP, Downs Rachlin Martin, Leonardo’s Pizza, Dick Mazza’s General Store, DAVIDsTEA and Burlington Bay Market & Continue Reading

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