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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.

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What's New

Check Out the New Local First Vermont Mobile App!

Help support your local economy and save money at the same time! VBSR and Local First Vermont are thrilled to announce the launch of the brand new Local First Vermont Mobile App! DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW

Now you will have two ways to access the Buy Local Resource Guide and Coupon Book! In addition to purchasing the guide in traditional book form (in stores now), anyone interested in saving money and supporting local businesses can now download the FREE app on Google Play and the iTunes App Store.

Once downloaded, you can pay $20 (the same cost as the book) to activate all 230+ coupons valued at $3,000. Through the app, coupons are searchable by location, name, keyword/sector, and even distance from the user... you'll never forget your coupons again!

Already have hard copy of the book? Look for a coupon that will give you $10 off the App!

Check out the full story here.

We're Hiring!

Encourage Vermonters to shop local and support our communities! Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility seeks a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Program Manager to lead VBSR’s Local First Vermont (LFVT) Program: manage the development, sales, marketing and distribution of the Buy Local Resource Guide and Coupon Book and mobile app; educate the public on the advantages of supporting a local economy; and hire and supervise employees for LFVT products, programs and services.

Qualified candidates will have excellent communication and organizational skills plus experience with sales and digital marketing. VBSR offers a fun and engaging work environment and competitive compensation package - join us!

To apply, send cover letter attention Jane Campbell and resume to search@vbsr.org by March 2, 2017. No phone calls, please.

 

 

 

The Alchemist to Host VBSR Networking Get-Together

VBSR members and friends are invited to join us on Tuesday, March 21st for an evening networking and education at The Alchemist in Stowe! We are excited to talk CSR, community and sustainability over a glass of their world famous beer.

More information is being added to our event page daily and registration is coming soon... stay tuned! Space will be limited!!!

 

 

Spring Conference Keynote Announced - SAVE THE DATE

VBSR’s Marquee event returns for the 27th year on May 17th! Our call for sponsors and exhibitors is open. Registration opens April 1st, so SAVE THE DATE!

This year, we are thrilled to welcome Jason Haber as our Keynote Speaker! Haber is a serial and social entrepreneur who recently authored The Business of Good, a widely praised book on social entrepreneurship.

Check out his full bio on Our event Page.

You won't want to miss this event!

 

Nearly 200 Attend 2017 Legislative Reception

Approximately 175 legislators, state officials, VBSR members and guests packed Montpelier’s Capitol Plaza for VBSR’s Annual Legislative Reception on Wednesday, February 8th. The event, which was presented by Leonine Public Affairs, was a chance for policy makers and administrative officials to connect with members of the business community who support a triple-bottom-line approach to economic development and prosperity.

In addition to food and networking, attendees also heard updates on VBSR’s work in the State House. David Epstein of TruexCullins Architecture and Design, and Jen Chiodo of Cx Associates, shared progress being made by VBSR in the areas of supporting independent contractors, effective use of state contracting, early childhood education and affordability, and a clean water and zero carbon economy.

Thank you to our sponsors Ellis Mills Public Affairs, Green Mountain Power, National Life Group, The Woods Lodge, Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council, Vermonters for a New Economy, Washington Electric Coop, and WrightJones PLC.

Photos are on our Facebook page, feel free to tag a friend!

 

VBSR Membership Survey

With 750 members, VBSR is one of Vermont's largest membership associations. We are your socially responsible voice in Montpelier, your source for a variety of networking events, plus tips and tools that help you grow your business. And together, we work to grow Vermont's economy in a fair and sustainable manner.

So how are we doing? What do you like about VBSR membership? What could we improve for you? What are you doing to move the CSR dial forward and how can we assist in those efforts?

Please help us improve our offerings by taking this brief survey today, and you'll be entered into a lottery to win a printed or digital app version of the Buy Local Coupon Book. Thank you!

 

 

CCS Celebrates 50 Years by Hosting VBSR Networking Get-Together

On Thursday, January 19th, nearly 125 members and friends attended a VBSR Networking Get-Together hosted by Champlain Community Services, helping CCS kick-off their 50th Anniversary celebration year. The event, which was open to VBSR members as well as the public, was an opportunity for like-minded business leaders to network and connect over the triple-bottom-line approach to business.

Special thanks to everyone who attended, and to our sponsors: Forward Philanthropy, Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Living Well Group, The Moulton Law Group, Milk Money Vermont, Mosaic Learning Center, Red Wagon Plants, and Vermont Trophy & Engraving.

Check out the photos on our facebook page.

 

Contact VBSR

(802) 862-8347     info@vbsr.org     255 South Champlain Street, Suite 11, Burlington, VT 05401

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Sponsor: All Earth Renewables Sponsor: Ben and Jerrys Sponsor: Dinse/Knapp/McAndrews Sponsor: Gardeners Supply Sponsor: Green Mountain Power Sponsor: Keurig Green Mountain Sponsor: Marketing Partners Sponsor: New Chapter Sponsor: NRG Systems Sponsor: Seventh Generation Sponsor: SunCommon Sponsor: Villanti & Sons, Printers, Inc. Sponsor: Vermont State Employees Credit Union