Business People Vermont April 2017 : Page 7

“Lake Champlain is just a beautiful 500-acre playground. The health of Lake Champlain is of huge importance to all of us. It’s where we get our drinking water; we swim in it, fish in it, recreate on it. A lot of steps are being taken by people way above me, and we hope everyone gives their support to make it happen.” – TODD SMITH, POINT BAY MARINA Ladd’s Landing Bruce Hill Yacht Sales Shelburne Shipyard, Steve Nor th early flooding in 2011 and the horrific damage that August from Tropical Storm Irene. This year, we again interviewed a short list of lake-related business people. As in the past, we asked to borrow summer photographs we might use to illustrate our story. They sent us some beauties. And so we opted for a photo feature, with only a few quotes to round things out. Enjoy. “We are seeing a resurgence of younger buyers. Millennials are finally getting into boating. I guess they have a returning confidence in the economy.” – JOHN FREEMAN, SMALL BOAT EXCHANGE BUSINESS PEOPLE–VERMONT • APRIL 2017 7

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