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Member Spotlight: Mad River Distillers

Mad River Distillers is a craft distiller of whiskey, rum and brandy in Warren, Vermont. The flagship tasting room is located at 137 St. Paul Street in Burlington, on the corner of St. Paul and Main. The distillery began production in 2013, and all of their spirits are mashed, fermented, distilled and bottled in Vermont. With the opening of the Burlington tasting room in 2016, Mad River Distillers introduced the Queen City to serious cocktail ware, from bar tools to bitters, including unique and hard Continue Reading

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Staff Spotlight: Tom Carton

  Staff Spotlight: Tom Carton, Sales Manager, Vermont Convention Bureau Tom Carton was born and raised in Essex Junction, Vermont, instilling in him a love for the outdoors, mountains, and the sport of basketball. His success at Roger Williams University Gabelli School of Business led him to pursue a degree in finance and sustainability. Tom maintains an extensive background in the hospitality industry and is currently working as a Sales Manager with the Vermont Convention Bureau. Prior to being at the VCB, Tom worked at Continue Reading

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LCRCC Program Update: TIPS

Training Interns and Partnering for Success (TIPS), the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce’s high school internship program, seeks to implement workforce development programming at the high school level. TIPS is a high school course that teaches students how to construct resumes, write cover letters, prepare for interviews, and develop other professional soft skills. Halfway through the semester, students leave the classroom to complete a 20 to 40 hour internship at a local organization or business. At the end of the semester, students have the Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: Days Inn

The Days Inn Colchester/Burlington is located off I-89 and near the Burlington International Airport (BTV). Their hotel provides friendly service and easy access to the area’s best attractions, with Lake Champlain only three miles away and University of Vermont Medical Center less than two miles from their front door. With comfortable, convenient amenities, the Days Inn is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Visit their fitness center, swim a few laps in their heated indoor pool, and start your day with a Continue Reading

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LCRCC Presents: BYP Seminar Series

Burlington Young Professionals (BYP) provides a platform to build relationships, develop professionally, become politically and philanthropically active, and contribute to economic development and a high quality of life in our community. LCRCC’s mission is to advocate for a thriving private sector economy and works for the collective prosperity of our members, their employees, and our communities. We know that this mission can only be realized if we set the next generation of business leaders up for success and BYP strives to achieve this end. The Continue Reading

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Staff Spotlight: Victoria Colarusso

Staff Spotlight: Victoria Colarusso, Communications and Administrative Coordinator Victoria coordinates member communications, supports tourism and Chamber marketing, and manages office administration. She is a native New Yorker and moved to Vermont to pursue a life nestled between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs, cycling, and traveling. What three traits define you? Compassionate, Perceptive, Loyal. What is your personal philosophy? Leave it better than you found it. What is one thing you could not live without? My dogs! Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: City Market

City Market, Onion River Co-op, is a community-owned food cooperative in downtown Burlington that provides a critical service to the residents of the Lake Champlain region by providing conventional, organic and local products at a fair price to all. Over 4,000 customers pass through their doors each day in search of the quality products offered at City Market. The co-op is dedicated to supporting the local economy and strengthening the local food system. City Market works with thousands of Vermont vendors to feature a wide Continue Reading

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LCRCC Presents: Leadership Champlain

We are now accepting applications for Leadership Champlain Class of 2019! Leadership Champlain is a leadership program consisting of retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours. In it, participants meet monthly to explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders, and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding. Participants represent a diverse group of rising and recognized leaders from across a wide variety of organizations representing the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Participants are diverse in age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, Continue Reading

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LCRCC Staff Reveals their Favorite Auction Items

Over 100 items are up for bid at the Wonderland Auction. Wondering what items the Chamber staff is most excited about? See which items we’ve chosen as our favorites: Petra Cliffs Climbing Center Beginner package for two “I’d be most interested in Petra Cliffs. As someone who has an abiding fear of cliffs and edges, I’d love to test myself knowing that I’d be safe when I fell.” -Tom Torti, President   Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits Winery Experience Package Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: Champlain College Conference & Event Center

Welcome to Champlain College Conference & Event Center, home of inviting meeting and special event facilities, friendly and accommodating staff, and a historic neighborhood campus overlooking scenic Lake Champlain. Our Conference & Event Center provides an impressive range of venues and services for groups of 5 to 500 attendees. We specialize in the following types of event functions:  Conferences & Meetings With scenic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, we offer great facilities designed for learning and collaboration and free wireless access! We Continue Reading

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