Wednesday November 27, 2013
The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce (LCRCC) celebrated its 103rd annual award dinner Tuesday, November 12. Four awards were presented, recognizing businesses and business leaders for their accomplishments and contributions to the community.
The Business of the Year award went to Birnn Chocolates of Vermont, which is located in South Burlington. This award is presented annually to a business that contributes to economic vitality through steady growth and community service. Birnn Chocolates is a fourth generation company that relocated to Vermont in 1991. They are a wholesale manufacturer of European style truffles. The LCRCC Rising Star Award was presented to South Burlington resident Nick Grimley, of Hackett, Valine & McDonald. Grimley was recognized as an up and coming leader who is engaged in activities for the betterment of the community. Grimley co-founded the Chamber’s LaunchVT business pitch competition after seeing a need to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The A. Wayne Roberts Entrepreneurial Spirit Award was presented to Office Squared and the Creative Edge Award was presented to Vermont Custom Closets.