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Hosting Opportunities

Hosting a VBSR event gives you a chance to highlight the SR practices in your company to other members and non-members. It's a great way to gain visibility, and to share knowledge.

Events available for hosting are:

  • Networking Get-Togethers
  • Circle Discussion Groups

This page deals with Get-Togethers. To learn more about hosting a Circle, please email us.

To contact us about hosting a Get-Together, please email our Communication and Membership Manager, Russ Elek.

About Get-Togethers

Get-Togethers are informal. They're gatherings that give members a chance to catch up with each other, and to get a more in-depth look at the host's business. Most are held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., but the time is flexible.

There are 8-10 Get-Togethers per year around Vermont, each hosted by a VBSR member. 

What VBSR Provides

VBSR prints and mails invitations to members and some non-members in and around the host county. We also publicize the event through press releases, our website, social media channels and our email. VBSR handles all registration and nametags at the event. Attendance at Get-Togethers ranges from 30-120 people; events held in other parts of the state are generally smaller than those held in Chittenden County.

Host Responsibilities 

The member/host is responsible for providing:

  • The site
  • a 15-20 minute presentation on a socially responsible business practice
  • a brief tour of the business (if appropriate)
  • appetizers/beverages

How to Host a Get-Together

In November of each year, our Program Committee meets to plan the Get-Together schedule for the following year. We welcome your interest in hosting, but please also remember that spots are limited and, depending on your location, there may be a waiting list for your area. If you are interested in hosting a Get-Together, please contact us.

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