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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 Jessie Swétel, Rising Star

At its 107th Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 19, the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Rising Star Award to Jessie Swétel with Vermont Trophy and Engraving. The award recognizes an up and coming leader who is engaged in activities for the betterment of our community. Past recipients include Sara Byers of Leonardo’s Pizza, Al Gobeille of Gobeille Hospitality and Stephanie Hainley of White + Burke. A 2010 graduate of the University of Vermont, Jessie resides in Milton and is the General Manager 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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President’s Message: Policy

Over the years the Chamber has taken positions on controversial issues that pleased some members and upset others. Our positions have won us fans and cost us members. As an association with nearly 2000 diverse members, I accept this reality. I often ask those who are displeased and drop their membership to consider the totality of what we do and not to judge the value of membership based on a single issue. For some, that resonates while for others it does not. Examples of positions 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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Convention Bureau Promotes Megan Hood to Senior Sales Manager

The Vermont Convention Bureau announced the promotion of Megan Hood, of Waterbury, to Senior Sales Manager today. Hood has been with the Convention Bureau since October of 2015. In her new role, Hood will lead the Convention Bureau’s Burlington sales team, concentrating on bringing new sporting events to Vermont and recruiting new meetings and conventions to our state. Susan Smith, Vice President of Visitor Services for the Chamber commented, “Megan has played an integral role in bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars in new business 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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Chamber Education and Leadership Director selected for education fellowship

Burlington, VT. (September 25, 2017) — Mary Anne Sheahan, Education and Leadership Director for the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study education attainment and workforce development along with 20 other chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States.  The Fellowship for Education Attainment is an immersive executive development program that provides chamber of commerce professionals with education and tools to improve the cradle-to-career education pipeline in the communities they 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 Benefit: Discounted Ski Passes Are Here

The Chamber has partnered with your favorite Vermont resorts to offer you discounted ski passes. You can purchase ski passes to Sugarbush, Smuggler’s Notch, Bolton Valley, and Jay Peak. Hurry to our website and check it out before prices rise! All passes are available only to LCRCC member business employees and their immediate families, and there is a membership verification process for each mountain.                 

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