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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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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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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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 Presents: Member Savings & Perks

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 savings and perks we offer? Below is a quick overview of the savings and perks you receive with your membership. Overview of Member Benefits/Discounts:   Delta Dental Continue Reading

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LCRCC Affiliate: Vermont Convention Bureau

The Vermont Convention Bureau offers complimentary statewide event planning services to anyone looking at Vermont for a meeting, wedding or special event. They will help you match your vision and expectations to the perfect venue, location and services anywhere in the state. The Vermont Convention Bureau markets Vermont as a premier meetings and events destination and drives tourism to member businesses. 2017 was defined by the meetings industry continuing to collaborate and working together to strengthen and unite our industry, resulting in another year of Continue Reading

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LCRCC Presents: LaunchVT

The Chamber’s entrepreneurship programs support the new business development and growth required for a thriving private sector economy. By providing education, mentorship, and funding, the Chamber supports entrepreneurs and strategic partners throughout the startup ecosystem. LaunchVT is one of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce’s flagship programs to support workforce development and foster entrepreneurship. It is a mentoring program and pitch competition that provides strategic mentorship to seven local startups, $130,000 in cash and services to 5 local startups, and informational seminars for over Continue Reading

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LCRCC Presents: Vermont-Québec Enterprise Initiative

The Vermont-Québec Enterprise Initiative (VQEI) was born of the belief that the historic relationships shared by Québec and Vermont provide an excellent foundation upon which to build even greater economic ties. For centuries, the state and province have seen families and businesses migrate back and forth across the border bringing with each migration a deeper understanding of family, culture, history and shared experiences. There are many successful companies that got their start in Québec that now house part of their operations in Vermont. Likewise, Vermont Continue Reading

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