"American Flatbread gains from our VBSR membership far above the traditional peer to peer business networking so valuable in membership organizations. It further offers the social responsibility tools of businesses within Vermont, and access to nationally recognized socially responsible business leaders such as Patagonia, Organic Valley, and Newman's Own. Because of VBSR's focus these successful national brands and others come to Vermont for VBSR events. That focus also helps bring national events like Business Alliance for Local Living Economies to Vermont. This higher level of functioning helps all of the members raise the bar on social responsibility commitments as well as business success."