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Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking for visibility? Sponsorships of our events highlight your company and its support of social responsibility. They also support our work and help us expand our services.

There are many sponsorship opportunities; keep scrolling down the page to see them all.

You must be a member to sponsor an event. If you have any questions about any of these opportunities, or want to sponsor an event, call Scott at (802) 862-8347 or e-mail scottb@vbsr.org

 

Networking Get-Togethers

We hold 8-10 Networking Get-Togethers each year throughout the state. These casual events are a great way to network with other members and connect with the VBSR staff. They're hosted by a VBSR member and typically include:

  • a presentation on a particular SR aspect of the host’s business
  • a tour
  • refreshments
  • networking

You can also look into hosting a Networking Get-Together. Please contact Scott Buckingham at scottb@vbsr.org for details.

Sponsorship Details:

Get-Together Sponsor $200 inside Chittenden County; $175 outside Chittenden County (limit of 8 per event) - Includes:

  • 60 seconds to speak at event
  • logo and 75-100 word company description with link to sponsor's website on VBSR event webpage
  • logo with weblink email invitations to VBSR's database of businesses in and around the host county
  • logo on mailed post-card invite to around 700 businesses and on displays at event
  • social media thank you's and promotion

If you have any questions about any of these opportunities, or want to sponsor an event, call Scott at 802-862-8347 or send him an email.

 

Spring Conference

With over 350 people attending, VBSR's annual spring conference is our biggest event of the year. The day-long conference is held in Burlington, VT, and is a great chance for our community of like-minded business people to come together and hear the latest on innovative SR business practices. The conference showcases cutting-edge, socially responsible ideas being implemented in companies throughout Vermont and the United States. Features include:

  • Two keynote speakers
  • 12-15 workshops
  • Networking lunch and post-conference party

Interested in doing more than attending or sponsoring? You can also present as part of a workshop panel.

Sponsorship Details:

Keynote Speaker Underwriter 
$2,500 (Quantity 2) - Includes:

  • opportunity to participate in introducing keynoter
  • special mention as a keynote address sponsor from podium, on continuous run powerpoint, etc.
  • complimentary exhibit table (see below for exhibit table details)
  • 2 free passes to conference
  • logo in brochure to 2,000 businesses
  • short company description and logo with link to sponsor's site on VBSR website
  • logo on displays at event, on flyer in participant packet
  • mentioned in press releases and promotional publications

Localvore Lunch Underwriter
 $2,500 
(Quantity 2) - Includes:

  • opportunity to welcome attendees and highlight lunch sponsorship from podium
  • promotional opportunity on table plaques at lunch and buffet serving tables
  • complimentary exhibit table (see below for exhibit table details)
  • 2 free passes to conference
  • logo in brochure to 2,000 businesses
  • short company description and logo with link to sponsor's site on VBSR website
  • logo on displays at event, on flyer in participant packet
  • mentioned in press releases and promotional publications

Underwriter
 $1,000 (VBSR Gold Members may upgrade to Underwriter Sponsor Level for $600) - 
Includes:

  • 1 free pass to conference
  • logo in brochure to 2,000 businesses
  • complimentary display table (see below for table details)
  • short company description, logo with link to sponsor's site on VBSR website
  • logo on displays at event, on flyer in participant packet
  • mentioned in press releases and promotional publications

Sponsor 
$500 
Includes:

  • name with link to sponsor's website on VBSR website
  • name in brochure, on displays at event, in press releases, on flyer in participant packet

Co-Sponsor 
$250 
Includes:

  • name with link to sponsor's website on VBSR website
  • name on displays at event, on flyer in participant packet

Workshop Sponsor $250 (limit one per workshop) Includes:

  • name in brochure, on website, on displays at event, on flyer in participant packet

Other Options 

Exhibit Table
$350 for VBSR members, $400 for non-members
Includes:

  • 6x6 Table
  • table set up in high traffic area
  • one complimentary conference pass

Silent Auction Donations
VBSR members and others may donate products or services to the VBSR-REF Silent Auction. The Auction supports VBSR's business education programs, and gives you a chance to display your goods and/or services to conference attendees. This annual fundraiser helps us expand our programs and keep attendance fees affordable.

If you have any questions about any of these opportunities, or want to sponsor an event, call Scott at 802-862-8347 or email him at scottb@vbsr.org

 

Fall Conference

Our annual Fall Conference, held in southern VT, draws 150-200 people and gives members in southern Vermont a chance to come together and exchange knowledge and ideas. Features include:

Interested in doing more than attending or sponsoring? You can also present as part of a workshop panel.

Sponsorship Details:

Underwriter $600 (VBSR Gold Members may upgrade to Underwriter Sponsor Level for $200) - Includes:

  • 1 free pass to conference
  • short company description and logo with link to sponsor's site on VBSR website
  • logo in brochure to 2000 businesses
  • free exhibit table
  • name on website, on displays at event, in press releases, on flyer in participant packet

Sponsor $300 - Includes:

  • name with link to sponsor's website on VBSR website
  • name in brochure, on displays at event, in press releases, on flyer in participant packet

Co-Sponsor $150 - Includes:

  • name on VBSR website, on displays at event, in press releases, on flyer in participant packet.

Other Options 

Exhibit Table
$225 for VBSR members, $275 for non-members
Includes:

  • 6x6 table
  • table set up in high traffic area
  • 1 free conference pass

If you have any questions about any of these opportunities, or want to sponsor an event, call Scott at 802-862-8347 or email scottb@vbsr.org

Champion Members!

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