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Member Spotlight: Ballet Vermont

Ballet Vermont’s vision is to bring high quality ballet to all corners of Vermont while using art to highlight social issues important to our community in new and inspiring ways. Their Farm to Ballet project debuted in the Summer of 2015 and aims to connect the agricultural and dance communities of Vermont. Farmers, food, community, live classical musicians, and the graceful art of ballet. This is what makes Vermont’s Farm to Ballet so unique. Now in its fourth year, agriculture and art will provide audiences 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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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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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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