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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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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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LCRCC Presents: Member Savings & Perks

Businesses become members of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce because they take pride in contributing to their community. However, did you know that joining the Chamber is also a great business move because as a member business, you receive increased promotion of your business and each of your employees can take advantage of the many member savings and perks we offer? Below is a quick overview of the savings and perks you receive with your membership. Overview of Member Benefits/Discounts:   Delta Dental Continue Reading

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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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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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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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Burlington to Host Overnight Stop on 2018 Great Race

Burlington, VT., will host an overnight stop on the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Monday, June 25, the Vermont Convention Bureau has announced. The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town for the $150,000 event, with the first car rolling onto Church Street Marketplace downtown starting at 5 p.m. In all, the participants in the event will cover more than 2,300 miles in 9 days. The start will be Continue Reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Join Us At Our Annual Holiday Party – The Merry Mixer

The Merry Mixer — our annual Keybank Holiday Party — is back by popular demand. The Merry Mixer is easily one of our most anticipated events and is our celebratory toast to the year. Celebrate with us at KeyBank on December 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Below are the top 5 reasons we want to see you there! 1. Expand Your Network –  Networking is the best way to make genuine connections with people.  Going to holiday parties allows you to make new connections and allows others Continue Reading

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