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Spring Conference Keynote Speakers Announced!

VBSR is excited to announce two great Keynote Speakers for our 24th Annual Spring Conference on May 14th in Burlington. Join us as we welcome Green America CEO and President, Alisa Gravtiz, as well as Congressman Peter Welch!

In addition to these keynote presentations, our largest event of the year will feature a networking breakfast and lunch, 15 interactive workshops, 40+ exhibitors, the presentation of the Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence and approximately 350 attendees. You won't want to miss this great day of networking and education!

Click here for complete details!  Registration opens soon... stay tuned!


2014-2015 Buy Local Book Rates Available- Sign up Online today !

If you are interested in advertising in the next Buy Locak book we have information and rates available here.  Support the mission of Local First Vermont AND get discounted rates if payment is made prior to May 15.  Available opportunities include stories, profiles, display advertising and coupons.  We look forward to your involvement and your support ! Contact Calen if you have any questions, or link here to sign up directly. 





Internship Hosts Needed:

Summer and Fall 2014

Want to explore a special project, build capacity for current employees, or create inroads for new employees? The Vermont Intern Program can help! We post and promote paid internships, recruit interns, and screen candidates - a FREE service available to all Vermont employers. We can connect you with over 1800 skilled students and recent graduates - let us help you reach this hardworking population! Getting started is as easy as completing a NEW INTERNSHIP FORM. We'll then begin sending qualified applicants your way. Questions? Want to learn more? Contact Roxanne


VBSR Expands Member-to-Member Discounts

Time and time again we see that VBSR members want to work with and support each other. To that end, we're pleased to announce an expansion of our Member-to-Member Discounts benefit package!

Click here to see over 70 discounts exclusive to VBSR members. The discounts are representative of nearly every sector of Vermont business, ranging from no-cost solar leasing, to discounted web development and oil changes. The expanded program lists all of the discounts and business in one place, makes it easier to post member offers, provides contact information for participating businesses and will be better advertised to both VBSR members and those businesses looking to join VBSR.

Want to get in on the action, help out fellow VBSR members and gain visibility for your organization? Submit a Member to Member Discount today!



VBSR Networking Get Together Co-Hosted by Small Dog Electronics and Green Mountain Power: May 1, Rutland, VT 

Small Dog Electronics and Green Mountain Power are teaming up to co-host our Late April, Early May VBSR Networking Get-Together on May 1st. Join us as we network with like-minded business professionals working to advance a triple-bottom line approach to business. Help Small Dog celebrate the one-year anniversary of their store, and take a look at, or a tour of!, GMP's new Energy Innovation Center.  Registration and details here!

Sponsorships for this event are available for $175... contact Russ today!


Nearly 200 Attend VBSR March Get-Together

On March 26, nearly 200 VBSR members and friends joined us at Topnotch Resort and Spa, Stowe Vermont for a VBSR Networking Get-Together Hosted by TruexCullins. Guests were treated to an evening full of laughter, great food and drink, live music, and networking and conversation around the meaning of social responsibility. Several door prizes were given away, and our sponsors stole the show during an entertaining (and informative!) program. A crowd of attendees also joined the TruexCullins and Topnotch teams for tours of the new facility. Thank you to everyone who helped make a great event!!!

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Champion Members!

Sponsor: All Earth Renewables Sponsor: Ben and Jerrys Sponsor: Dinse/Knapp/McAndrews Sponsor: Gardeners Supply Sponsor: Green Mountain Coffee Sponsor: Green Mountain Power Sponsor: Main Street Landing Sponsor: New Chapter Sponsor: NRG Systems Sponsor: Seventh Generation Sponsor: Small Dog Electronics Sponsor: Villanti & Sons, Printers, Inc.