LCRCC Presents: Business After Hours Networking Events

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce believes a strong business network is paramount to success in our local business community. Our mission is to connect over 1,500 businesses and 50,000 employees through our series of networking events. Whether partnering with us to sponsor or host an event, or simply joining as a member, we want you to feel part of a dynamic, opportunistic business community. We wish to provide exposure and the resources you need to succeed. Support your fellow business professionals, promote your Continue Reading

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Staff Spotlight: Patricia Preston

Staff Spotlight: Patricia Preston, Executive Director, Vermont Council on World Affairs A Vermont native, Patricia is a graduate of UVM with a degree in Secondary Education and holds a Master’s degree in International Education from NYU. She studied abroad in England and has traveled extensively around the world, including work as a teacher and curriculum developer in Tanzania. Patricia worked for both the United Nations on women’s issues and the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Food Security. She is also President and Founder of 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: John Antonucci

Staff Spotlight: John Antonucci, Director of Entrepreneurship John is the director of LaunchVT, a statewide business mentoring and pitch competition, HackVT, a 24hr hack-a-thon competition, and Burlington Young Professionals. Prior to joining LCRCC John consulted for businesses and nonprofits and he was a co-founder of the Entrepreneurship Institute for the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont. He has degrees in Economics, Sociology, and Education from the University of Vermont. What three traits define you? Loyal, Persistent, Easily Fascinated What is your personal philosophy? Do Stuff, learn, and Continue Reading

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LCRCC Presents: HackVT

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce produces HackVT, an annual 24 hour hackathon, as part of it’s mission to develop, attract, and retain a talented workforce and support business growth. HackVT provides developers from local businesses the opportunity to network and showcase their talent through friendly competition.   The 7th Annual HackVT competition is right around the corner! On October 13th and 14th approximately 100 participants will come together at Green Mountain Power‘s Inspire Space for 24 hours of coding. Teams will compete for Continue Reading

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Quebec-Based Manufacturing Firm Pratiko Opens First U.S. Location in Vermont

Vermont demonstrates its strength in supporting Canadian businesses’ entry into the U.S. market Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced Pratiko Inc., a manufacturing firm based in Richmond, Quebec, has opened its first location in the U.S. at the Charles E. Carter Business Resource Center in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. “Vermont is a great place to live, work and do business, and we are pleased to serve as Pratiko’s first U.S. location,” said Gov. Scott. “My Administration is Continue Reading

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The Chamber Endorses Burlington Telecom Finalists and Process

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to learn that the long ordeal surrounding the valuable asset that is Burlington Telecom is coming to a close. The three finalists identified today each bring their own unique strengths and skills as potential owners. These will be of critical importance as we work to grow and strengthen our economy and the asset. The fiber network operated through BT is often cited as a critical factor for businesses across all sectors as they consider where to Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: Willie Racine’s Jeep

Willie Racine’s Jeep has been treating customers like family since 1967. Fifty years is quite a milestone. Fifty years ago, color TVs had just arrived, The Beatles and Diana Ross & the Supremes graced every person’s eight-track car stereo, and you had to be lucky enough to catch someone at home if you wanted to connect with them on the phone. Of the many things that have changed over the last fifty years, one thing remains the same: the friendly customer service and quality vehicles Continue Reading

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Staff Spotlight: Erin Bombard

Erin Bombard, Marketing and Events Manager Erin supports the Chamber’s regional tourism and event functions. She develops and implements digital marketing efforts for vermont.org and managers the Chamber’s networking and annual events. Prior to joining the Chamber, Erin worked at Dealer.com where she wrote website content and ran social media campaigns. A native Western New Yorker moving to Vermont after completing her B.A. from Plattsburgh State, Erin spends her free time with friends and family, outside, cooking or reading a good book. Contact Erin (802) Continue Reading

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Staff Spotlight: Mary Anne Sheahan

Mary Anne Sheahan, Director of Workforce Development Mary Anne is the Executive Director of Leadership Champlain, Vermont’s professional development leadership program; and also directs Workforce Education and Development, promoting and retaining workforce talent in Vermont. Mary Anne is a Project Management Professional and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. A UVM legacy, graduate, parent, and fan, she lives in Shelburne with her husband and three teen-age children. What three traits define you? Collaborative, Positive, Interested. What is your personal philosophy? Treat everyone with the Continue Reading

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