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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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Save the Date: 26th Annual KeyBank Chamber Challenge

Our 26th Annual KeyBank Chamber Challenge will be held on Monday, June 4th at Vermont National Country Club. Our annual Chamber Challenge brings together nearly 150 top Vermont business leaders from both our public and private sectors to conduct business and enjoy a fun day on the golf course. Who knows, you may even get the chance to dunk Chamber President, Tom, into a dunk tank! Funds raised through the Chamber Challenge support the Chamber’s youth education and leadership programs. If you are interested in sponsoring Continue Reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Network

On any given day your inbox is flooded with webinar, breakfast seminar and after-work mixer invites. With the instant gratification and simplicity of LinkedIn introductions, it’s easy to fall into a comfort zone behind a screen. When it comes to turning online connections into meaningful offline relationships, networking is essential. We may be in a digital age, but there is no replacing the benefits of basic professional networking, and here are 10 reasons why! 1. EXCHANGE NEW IDEAS Most of us try to stay up-to-date 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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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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LCRCC Names Burton 2017 Business of the Year

  The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 107th Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 19. Governor Phil Scott, Congressman Peter Welch and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger delivered remarks to the sold-out 450 person crowd. The Chamber presented its annual Business of the Year Award to Burton. The award recognizes a business that contributes to our economic vitality and engages in community service and philanthropy. Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of a Vermont barn back in 1977. Burton served a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a Continue Reading

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Program Update: Let’s Talk Progress Speaker Series

Let’s Talk Progress is an eight part speaker series about what Burlington can be – and how smart growth can help us get there. The series is produced by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce in association with community partners with a grant from the Kauffman Foundation. Throughout the series, local and national experts will talk about different aspects of smart growth and how it can impact jobs, housing, transportation, social equity and the environment. The series is designed to fuel the conversation for Continue Reading

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Top 6 Reasons to Exhibit at the Small BIZ VT Summit

Top 6 Reasons to exhibit at the small BIZ VT summit 2017: Generate lucrative new business leads organically by engaging with the Summit’s attendees and exhibitors. We anticipate welcoming at least 300 business and community leaders! Pre-schedule valuable business-to-business meetings in our dedicated meeting space! Get face time with potential investors and buyers! Connect with your local community – fellow business owners and future patrons – and become rooted in Vermont’s tight-knit business network! Shop for new and innovative products to help grow your business and Continue Reading

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Join the Vermont Business Community by exhibiting at the Small Biz VT Summit

  The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the fourth Small BIZ VT Summit, Monday April 17, 2017 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington. The event will be followed by an informal networking hour at the Hilton bar, beginning at 5:00 pm. This is a free event for small business attendees. This day provides small businesses with the most relevant education, tools, networks, and resources to grow your small business. Presentations feature solutions to small business issues with success stories, and ideas your business can implement immediately. Educational Programs follow two tracks, so bring your Continue Reading

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