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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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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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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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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Staff Spotlight: Billy Connelly

Staff Spotlight: Billy Connelly, Member Engagement Manager As our Member Engagement Manager, Billy is responsible for developing plans and managing activities that build and strengthen relationships with our community. He helps new members understand how to get the most from Chamber membership, and he works with members and partners to ensure the Chamber supports their work, understand their challenges, and helps them move forward. He is responsible for CRM, recruiting new members, and for advertising sales. Billy enjoys spending time with his busy family and their dog, 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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Staff Spotlight: Patrick O’Neil

Staff Spotlight: Patrick O’Neil, Vice President of Finance and Operations Pat serves as the Chamber’s Vice President of Finance and Operations. Prior to joining the Chamber, he spent six years managing the accounting and finance for the North American branch of Garmont.  Patrick received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Vermont and is a lifelong resident of Essex, Vermont. Patrick enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, skiing and hockey. What three traits define you? Observant, logical, dedicated What is your personal philosophy? We 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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Staff Spotlight: Cathy Davis

Staff Spotlight: Cathy Davis, Executive Vice President   Cathy heads the Chamber’s legislative advocacy, visitor services, workforce development and entrepreneurship teams. A member of the Chamber’s executive team, she works to ensure that the Chamber remains a strong voice for our business community that delivers results for its members. Prior to joining the Chamber, Cathy worked for former US Senator James M. Jeffords, running his Burlington district office and representing him on immigration and international affairs issues. Cathy serves on the boards of Green Up Continue Reading

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