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

Posted On :
Category:

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

Posted On :
Category:

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

Posted On :
Category:

LCRCC Presents: 107th Annual Dinner and Cocktail Reception

LCRCC Presents: 107th Annual Dinner and Cocktail Reception   On October 19, the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 107th Annual Dinner and Cocktail Reception at the Hilton Hotel Burlington. Over 450 guests were able to experience some of the local arts and music culture, courtesy of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Burlington City Arts. A string trio welcomed guests, the BCA presented an art activity which later was unveiled and donated to COTS, and works of Lee Garrison decorated the entry to Continue Reading

Posted On :

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

Posted On :

LCRCC Presents: HackVT

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce produces HackVT, an annual 24 hour hackathon, as part of it’s mission to develop, attract, and retain a talented workforce and support business growth. HackVT provides developers from local businesses the opportunity to network and showcase their talent through friendly competition.   The 7th Annual HackVT competition is right around the corner! On October 13th and 14th approximately 100 participants will come together at Green Mountain Power‘s Inspire Space for 24 hours of coding. Teams will compete for Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

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

Posted On :
Category:

Let’s Talk Progress Talk #02

Let’s Talk Progress is a community-driven conversation about what Burlington could be–and how Smart Growth can help us get there. Let’s Talk Progress is produced by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber and The Kauffman Foundation and is a series of eight talks with expert guest speakers discussing what a brighter future for our city looks like. Our second Let’s Talk Progress event featured nationally recognized Placemaker Andrew Howard who talked about creating quality spaces that revitalize communities. With additional support from AARP we were able to Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Member Day at the Champlain Valley Fair

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber and its affiliate the Burlington Young Professionals (BYP) invite you, your employees, and your friends and families to join us for a fun, entertaining, casual evening at one of the area’s most popular summer spots: The Champlain Valley Fair! The Chamber and BYP have partnered with the Champlain Valley Exposition to bring you a unique night designed exclusively for Chamber members and their guests. You will receive admission to the fair, admission to the grandstand event, Demolition Derby, and one drink ticket. Don’t miss out, sign up today! Chamber/BYP Member Advance Continue Reading

Posted On :

LCRCC Open House: Thank You!

The first Chamber Open House was awesome. A huge thank you to all the members that joined us for a night of good food, drinks, and networking. Tom and Senator Mazza were experts on the grill! Thank you to our LCRCC Open House sponsors: Farrell Distributing, Engelberth Construction, Inc., Lake Champlain Ferry, New England Federal Credit Union, REM Development, City Market, Town of Colchester, VT, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP, Downs Rachlin Martin, Leonardo’s Pizza, Dick Mazza’s General Store, DAVIDsTEA and Burlington Bay Market & Continue Reading

Posted On :