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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Summer Employment Opportunities for Youth

The Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) has announced the availability of funds to award grants to organizations to deliver Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) that link academic learning, occupational skill development with a career pathway. Approximately $175,000 is available for the 2018 summer program. The deadline for grant applications is: Friday, April 13, 2018 by 4:00 pm. The intent of this funding is to provide at-risk youth, between the ages of 14 to 24, with entry-level employment experiences, work-readiness training, and the opportunity to develop skills 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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The Search for a Good Exit: Introduction to Ownership Succession Planning

An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered on Wednesday, March 28th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Contois Auditorium in Burlington’s City Hall. Led by business broker Lynne Silva and Don Jamison of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, this free seminar will cover the four most common ownership exit paths: sale to an outside buyer, to family, to managers, and to the broader group of employees.  Joining us for this edition of the seminar for a live story will be Dave Mount, who founded 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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2018 Seminar Series – Request for Proposals

The Chamber is seeking sponsors to present our 2018 Chamber Seminar Series. Sponsors will have an opportunity to share their expertise with our business community by presenting leading edge ideas, inspire enlightening discussions, and convey the fundamentals for growing business to seminar attendees. Preference will be given to innovative presentations on topics of interest to members by speakers with experience. Suggested topics may include (but are not limited to): marketing your business; recruiting and retaining talent; preventing harassment in the workplace. Seminars are educational and may not 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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Wonderland Auction: A Night to Benefit Vermont’s Youth

The Chamber’s annual silent auctions have proven to be a great success – and this year, we expect to welcome at least 300 business and community leaders to The Wonderland Auction: A Whimsical Evening to Benefit Vermont’s Youth which will be held on March 15th at Champlain College from 5:30PM to 8:00PM.   We hope that you will consider donating to this amazing event this year. By contributing an item or service to our auction you… • Promote your business to thousands of members and their employees • Connect with Continue Reading

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