Lake Champlain Chamber Moves Legislative Breakfast Virtual, Costco Still Provides Breakfast Oct 13

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Out of an abundance of caution, the Lake Champlain Chamber canceled its Legislative Breakfast in March just before the coronavirus had shut the state down. Now, at the conclusion of what might be one of the longest legislative sessions in Vermont history, LCC has rescheduled the Breakfast. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30 am and will include a recap of the session as well as look at what is to come when the Vermont legislature reconvenes for the start of a new biennium in less than three short months. 

“At the time we made the call to cancel the breakfast, the state had not yet shut down; however, LCC staff was already in the process of responding to the crisis and made the call out of an abundance of caution,” said Austin Davis, Government Affairs Director at the Lake Champlain Chamber. “While some folks questioned the move at the time, looking back, it was certainly the right call, and we’re happy to move forward in a virtual space.” 

Despite the meeting going virtual, attendees who were already registered still have the opportunity to have breakfast compliments of LCC and the original venue host, Costco. 

“Costco was looking forward to hosting the Lake Champlain Chamber’s legislative breakfast back in March on-site at Costco. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we had to postpone and move to a virtual format. Costco was more than happy to ensure that attendees still get a great breakfast and wanted to ensure it was in a way that supported our local businesses,” said Chris Stafford, Costco General Manager. “Costco has made this possible with a monetary donation to cover breakfast from local establishments for attendees.” 

Those who were pre-registered will have the ability to select from breakfast vouchers to two locally-owned breakfast spots. Those already registered and hoping to receive their breakfast voucher should reach out to  

About the Lake Champlain Chamber

The Lake Champlain Chamber believes that together, we make Vermont work.  Our mission and programs are best summed up by five distinct points: seeking economic opportunity for all; celebrating business ownership and entrepreneurship; promoting a robust, diversified visitor economy; cultivating community leadership; and nurturing emerging talent.  For more information about the Lake Champlain Chamber, visit

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:30am