Our mission is to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of our citizens.
VBSR's 26th Annual Spring Conference Details Announced
VBSR's marquee event returns for the 26th year! Join us on May 12 for a day of education, networking, and exploration of the triple-bottom-line approach to business! We will gather from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the University of Vermont’s LEED Certified Davis Center in Burlington.
This year we are thrilled to welcome Sonia Kowal, the president of Zevin Asset Management, as our Keynote Speaker. We'll also feature a plenary panel focused on local investing, 40+ exhibitors, 15 CSR-themed workshops, and locally sourced breakfast, lunch, and cocktail reception! We expect to draw nearly 300 folks!
Registration is now open and Information is being updated daily! Click here for the most recent info on panelists, presentations, a link to register, and more!
Space Now Available in 2016/2017 Buy Local Book
The 7th edition of the Buy Local Book will come out in September 2016. NEW FOR 2016/2017, Vermonters who prefer using their phone or tablet to redeem coupons will have the option of purchasing a book they can use on our new mobile app (app will be iOS and android compatible). We've also created an "Explore Vermont" section. This new section will feature about a dozen of our favorite Vermont towns and offer a list of things to do and coupons to save money while you explore Vermont!
Prices start at just $240 to have one coupon in the book for a full year (that's just $20 per month!). Click here for more information, to view our Info & Rates Sheet, and find your local sales representative.
50+ Attend April Networking Get-Together at Northshire Bookstore
Under beautiful, sunny skies, more than 50 VBSR members and friends packed Northshire Bookstore on April 13th for an evening of networking and education in Manchester Center. Guests came from as close as across the street, and from as far away as Bennington, Rutland, Brattleboro and Burlington! In addition to sharing business cards, guests swapped stories of corporate social responsibility, enjoyed food and drink provided by our host, and discussed the prospect of using business to make a positive impact in the lives of their employees and community.
VBSR Names New Executive Director
The Board of Directors at Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased to announce Jane Campbell as the organization’s new Executive Director. Campbell, who begins her tenure at VBSR on February 15th, will be the organization’s 6th executive director since its founding in 1990.
“We are thrilled to make this announcement,” said VBSR Board Chair Sara Newmark of New Chapter, the Brattleboro-based vitamin and herbal supplement company. “We celebrated VBSR’s 25th anniversary last year and are confiden
t that Campbell’s talents will help us ensure that VBSR is a force for good in the business world for another 25 years.”
“From helping people improve their businesses, workplaces, environment and communities, to providing a business voice on key policy issues, VBSR is a tremendous resource for businesses,” said Jane Campbell. “I am so excited to be working with this organization, and I see tremendous potential for its future.” Check out the complete announcement here. Welcome Jane!
Nearly 100 Pack Groennfell Meadery for Networking and Education
Nearly 100 VBSR members and friends packed Colchester's Mead Hall on March 22 for a Networking Get-Together Hosted by Groennfell Meadery. Guests were treated to samples of Groennfell and Havoc Mead, enjoyed delicious food made with the craft mead, and were treated to an entertaining (and inspiring) talk from Ricky the Meadmaker on the importance of having a space where all walks of life can gather and why and how their business supports Vermont's water quality initiatives. Thank you to everyone who attended this great evening of networking and education. Cheers!
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