Chef Courtney Contos has turned an online business into a retail storefront called Chef Contos Kitchen and Store. In addition to retail kitchen products, Chef Contos will also offer in-store cooking classes. She's a member of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce.
"When small business come here we want to be able to partner with them and help them, and our mission is to help small businesses such as Chef Contos and then when you combine them all together, help the business climate in general," said the chamber's Phil Schuman.
The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce has 2,700 members.