Officials of Middlebury-based Timberline Interactive announced that a long-time e-commerce client received national recognition as a Hot 100 Internet retail site for 2008. The Internet site, located at
, was developed by Timberline and was chosen by Internet Retailer magazine for its annual hot picks issue. This is a tremendous honor for our development staff as well as for the team at Lake Champlain Chocolates, saidTimberline President Bud Reed. To be recognized as one of the best by the industrys leading publication is the best validation we could receive. Internet Retailer is noted as a leading authority in online retailing. With a subscriber base of more than 40,000 merchants and direct marketers, the monthly publication is one of the first to deliver content specifically targeted to the online merchant. Lake Champlain Chocolates web site, which originally launched in 1998, was noted for its site speed, its search and navigation, and its overall visual appeal to the chocolate lover. Headquartered in Burlington, Lake Champlain Chocolates has been making fresh, all-natural gourmet chocolates and chocolate gifts for almost 25 years. The companys hand-made specialties include milk and dark chocolate truffles, gourmet hot chocolate, Valentines chocolates, Easter gift baskets and their popular Chocolate of the Month Club.