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Our mission is to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of our citizens.

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2016 Board of Directors Call For Nominations

We are looking for talented and engaged members to consider joining our Board! If you, or someone you know, would be a good fit, please cast a nomination today!

Nominations must be received by VBSR no later than 5:00 PM Friday, September 30th. Learn more about the Nomination & Election Process

Questions? Please contact Jane Campbell via email or phone (802) 862-8347. 

Thank you for your nominations!

 

Share your Purchasing Practices

In our recent survey, you said VBSR is a great hub for sharing business practices. For instance, recently someone asked about purchasing. Do you have a purchasing policy aligned with your company's mission? Does it encourage employees to buy local or organic food for meetings? Use building materials sourced from Vermont wood? Ask subcontractors if their wages meet Vermont's Basic Needs Budget?
 
If you have a policy or idea to contribute, please put it in your sharing folder (e.g., Dropbox), then post the link in the LinkedIn group for VBSR members to help others align their purchases with their values. To start the conversation, Seventh Generation has kindly shared their policy (thanks Seventh Gen!), which we've also posted a link to in the VBSR LinkedIn group. 

This is a great reminder to all of us ... our choices make a difference!

Prefer to email us a copy of your policy and have us do the work of sharing it with our membership? Contact Jane today!

 

Nathaniel Group Hosts Get-Together on 29th Anniversary

On September 7, more than 80 VBSR members and friends traveled from near and far to "Get-Together" in Vergennes. Long time members Nathaniel Group (who last hosted an event in 2006!) rolled out the welcome mat, offering food, drink and tours to attendees.

In addition, our program offered guests a chance to learn how to help employees with childcare needs, how to encourage employee-buy in and communication, and why testifying in Montpelier can be so impactful.

We were glad to get such great photos of attendees! Special thank you to our sponsors for making this evening possible: Vermont Community Loan Fund, Let's Grow Kids, Johnson Law Group, Way to Go Vermont, Vermont Web Marketing Summit, Merritt & Merritt, SunCommon and Vermont Trophy & Engraving!

 

 

Contact VBSR

(802) 862-8347     info@vbsr.org     255 South Champlain Street, Suite 11, Burlington, VT 05401

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