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MICHAEL LannenMichael Lannen

Eternity Web

Career Highlights:
Mike founded Eternity Web in 2000, out of his college dorm while attending Champlain College creating web sites for mostly non-profits in Chittenden County Vermont. The firm has always focused in web design, programming and hosting. The firm now houses four staff that serve clients in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond. Some of their clients range from Ben & Jerry's, Switchback Brewing, Bennington Museum, Klinger's Bread, 104.7 The Point, MP103.3, Vermont Flannel and hundreds more.

Community Involvement:
Through Eternity Web, Mike has provided web sites for dozens of local non-profits either pro bono or with very accommodating discounts. Eternity Web donates approximately $60,000 of in-kind web services each and every year. It is just their small way of giving back to the community. Mike and his company helped such organizations as: Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, Vermont Mozart Festival, Miss Vermont, Epilepsy Foundation, Barre Opera House, COTS, LUND and many more. Mike was also an active Boy Scout for over 15 years and earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout in 2000 in Troop 22 of Canaan, CT.

Favorite part of job?
The favorite part of my job is that I learn something new every 15 minutes and I am never bored. The world of the web as we know it is changing around us as we speak and it is so exciting to stay on the cutting edge of technology.

Most inspiring mentor?
Ella Meach is my most inspiring mentor. She taught me nearly everything that I know about computers, technology, business and communication. Without knowing her, I can safely say that I would not be where I am today.

Who is your living hero?
My Father is my living hero. He taught me that hard work and loyalty are two very important virtues in life and will set you apart from the rest of the pack.

Favorite downtime activity?
My favorite downtime activity is taking walks with my mini-Schnauzer Zoey.

Favorite Vermont Escape?
Hands down, my favorite Vermont escape is Burlington Waterfront. Something about it is just so restful and relaxing.

Favorite social network?
My favorite social network is Facebook. It is constantly growing and evolving to the ever changing standards of it’s users and technology on a near daily basis.

Favorite website?
My favorite web site is It provides an amazing and organized way to stay on top of daily and weekly tasks amongst a group of staff and colleagues. I use it every day.

Vermont Business Person you would most want to network with?
I would most like to network with the Founder and CEO of Mark Bonfigli.

VBM's Publisher John Boutin, Michael Lannen and Lt. Governor Phil Scott.

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