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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VCWA’s 2nd Annual Cuba Trip

I stepped off the plane, on a beautiful warm day, and the realization suddenly hit me. I had just set foot in the country that I have not been allowed to visit my entire life. Here as part of the Vermont Council on World Affairs’ 2nd Annual Cuba trip, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but images of Fidel, ’55 Chevies, cigars, and Hemingway ran through my mind. For 8 sun-filled days, a congenial group of 20 curious Vermonters immersed ourselves in the culture of Continue Reading

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