Main Street Alliance of Vermont Director Lindsay DesLauriers (left) and Board Member Matt Birong (right) were recently named to Vermont Business Magazine's Rising Stars Class of 2016.
The Rising Stars Awards recognize 40 Vermonters under the age of 40 for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities.
Matt Birong is the owner of 3 Squares Café in Vergennes and is MSA-VT's newest board member. After working in New York City and Boston, Matt returned to Vermont to continue his culinary career. In 2007, he opened 3 Squares Café in Vergennes and currently leads a staff of 15 employees serving casual and creative cuisine seven days a week in addition to catering special events. 3 Squares Café proudly supports local producers throughout the community and state. The café has been featured locally in Seven Days, Burlington Free Press, Addison Independent, Edible Green Mountains, Vermont Life as well as the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Eating Well. Check out Matt's full Rising Star profile here.
Lindsay DesLauriers founded the Vermont chapter of Main Street Alliance. Lindsay made the leaps into politics and advocacy when she joined Voices for Vermont's Children at the helm of the Paid Sick Days Campaign. She said that seeing the Vermont legislature pass the Paid Sick Days bill this spring, with so much input from MSA business owners, was extremely gratifying. Check out Lindsay's full Rising Star profile here.
Congratulations, Matt and Lindsay!
Profiles will be published in the November edition of Vermont Business Magazine.