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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; scrolling down for a few of our most poplular, or look through our most recent marketing guide 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 (802) 862-8347 or toss us an email.

 

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.

Sponsorship Details:

Get-Together Sponsor $230 inside Chittenden County; $200 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, send us 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 - You must be a VBSR member or directly affiliated with a state entity to exhibit at the conference.
$350 for VBSR members, $400 for non-member, state agencies.
Includes:

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

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: Marketing Partners Sponsor: New Chapter Sponsor: NRG Systems Sponsor: Seventh Generation Sponsor: SunCommon Sponsor: Villanti & Sons, Printers, Inc. Sponsor: Vermont State Employees Credit Union