26th Annual KeyBank Chamber Challenge was a Swinging Success

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce held it’s 26th Annual KeyBank Chamber Challenge on Monday, June 4th at Vermont National Country Club. 108 golfers (27 teams) joined us for a day on the course and while the weather was against us, we bundled up and made the best out of the chilly, windy day! While out on the course, teams played games like the Longest Drive, a Putting Contest, Beat the Intern, Beat the Pro, and had the chance to win a brand new Jeep Continue Reading

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Taste of Vermont Returns to Capitol for 13th Year

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Convention Bureau, and the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC) announced Friday that they will host the Thirteenth Annual Taste of Vermont Reception in Washington, D.C., with honored guest Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The annual event has become well known throughout the Capital Region for its dynamic showcase of Vermont products and destinations.  More than 60 Vermont businesses will be represented at the reception, and many are traveling to Washington for this Continue Reading

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Staff Spotlight: Tori Colarusso

Staff Spotlight: Tori Colarusso, Communications Manager, Leadership Champlain Program Manager Tori manages all Chamber communications and marketing. She also heads up Leadership Champlain, the Chamber’s professional development and community engagement program. She is a native New Yorker and moved to Vermont after completing her B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany to pursue a life nestled between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs, cycling, and traveling. What three traits define you? Compassionate, Perceptive, Loyal. What is Continue Reading

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Staff Spotlight: Nicole Belanus

Staff Spotlight: Nicole Belanus, Operations Manager Nicole serves as the Operations Manager. She is responsible for A/R, improving the operational systems and best practices that ensure the Chamber’s efficiency, serves as the Board liaison and more! Nicole enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family. What three traits define you? Determined, thoughtful, and quiet What is your personal philosophy? You are never too old to accomplish your dreams What is one thing you could not live without? My children and my animals What is the one thing you Continue Reading

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Staff Spotlight: Matt Borden

Staff Spotlight: Matt Borden, Welcome Center Manager What three traits define you? Sense of humor, compassion and intelligence. What is your personal philosophy? I’m a follower of Dudeism. The overwhelming desire to have a rug that ties the room together. Basically, chill out. What is one thing you could not live without? Baseball. It’s the only thing I’ve ever fully understood. What is the one thing you cannot resist? A quality hot dog, especially at a baseball game. What is your greatest fear? That I Continue Reading

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Member Spotlight: Farrell Distributing

Farrell Distributing provides high-quality beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for a diverse group of retailers throughout the state, operating out of facilities in South Burlington and Rutland. With their large workforce, they are equally equipped to cater to the needs of different types of retailers – from national corporations, to large and small independent stores, to fine dining establishments. Farrell is pleased to be able to bring variety, value and choice to our customers, regardless of their location. Jason and Jeff were able to chat Continue Reading

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Staff Spotlight: Susan Smith

Staff Spotlight: Susan Smith, Vice President of Visitor Services Susan is responsible for growing the local economy through the strategic development of driving new business to our hotels and attraction members. She is responsible for developing and executing an annual business development plan working with key members of the VCB Board of Directors and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee. Susan manages the overall team, assisting with closing, development of new markets, and collaborating with various departments of the Chamber. What three Continue Reading

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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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