President’s Message: A Busy Time

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season. In the swirl of business and politics, we sometimes forget to remember what is really important! While winter is a slow season for some, it is probably one of the more active times at the Chamber. We are in the midst of our Launch VT business accelerator work, we are engaging high school students with businesses through the TIPS program, Leadership Champlain moves towards graduation; winter events like the Silent Auction are taking shape, we 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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Students Win LaunchVT

Entrepreneurs need determination, flexibility, courage, and a great idea. What don’t they need? Decades of experience. Our 2017 LaunchVT 1st Prize Winners proved that even a couple of college students can develop and execute on a grand idea. MajorWise, an online platform that provides a variety of internship opportunities for college students, may sound like your average university career software. But co-founders and UVM students Max Robbins and Peter Silverman have achieved early success by setting themselves apart: creating a streamlined user experience, including project-based Continue Reading

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