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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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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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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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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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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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Member Spotlight: NEFCU

With more than 90,000 members and $1.2 billion in assets, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) is the largest financial institution domiciled in the state of Vermont. NEFCU provides fast, easy and affordable financing for homes, autos, boats and recreational vehicles, as well as credit cards, personal loans, and convenient everyday banking, both through its branches and online. In addition to its lending and banking services, NEFCU provides commercial financing to local businesses throughout northwestern Vermont, with a focus on local decision-making and quality service. Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: Farrell Distributing

Farrell Distributing provides high-quality beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for a diverse group of retailers throughout the state, operating out of facilities in South Burlington and Rutland. With their large workforce, they are equally equipped to cater to the needs of different types of retailers – from national corporations, to large and small independent stores, to fine dining establishments. Farrell is pleased to be able to bring variety, value and choice to our customers, regardless of their location. Jason and Jeff were able to chat Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: Larkin Realty

Larkin Realty is committed to both what Vermont is and what Vermont can be. A family run business in the truest form, Larkin Realty is captained by the husband and wife team of John and Marilyn Larkin. Since 1980, Larkin Realty has been helping Vermonters meet all of their real estate needs. Larkin Realty is an owner and developer of real estate, committed to building superior construction. They develop and operate residential, commercial, retail and hotel projects. Their success as a multi-faceted organization is a Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: MajorWise

MajorWise is a matchmaker software that automates the job and intern search process for high school students and employers. MajorWise, the winner of the 2017 LaunchVT competition, was founded by Peter Silverman and Max Robbins, two college roommates who found themselves having trouble finding local jobs for the summer related to their major. After doing some research, they realized that many of the businesses in Vermont have less than 10 employees. These businesses don’t normally hire students for internships because internships require too much of Continue Reading

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