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.
New Awards Recognize Corporate Social Responsibility
VBSR is pleased to announce two new awards designed to encourage and showcase the growth of socially responsible business activity in Vermont. The VBSR Inspiration and Innovation Award and The VBSR Young Changemaker Award will be given out for the first time, along with the Terry Ehrich Award for Lifetime Achievement, at the 16th Annual VBSR Award Ceremony & Dinner on September 14th at Basin Harbor Club. (Save the Date!) Nominate someone today!
Spring Conference Keynote Announced
Join us May 17th
VBSR’s Marquee event returns for the 27th year on May 17th! Our call for sponsors and exhibitors is open and workshops will be announced soon. Registration opens April 1st, so SAVE THE DATE!
This year, we are thrilled to welcome Jason Haber as our Keynote Speaker! Haber is a serial and social entrepreneur who recently authored The Business of Good, a widely praised book on social entrepreneurship. Check out his full bio on Our event Page.
You won't want to miss this event! If you'd like to be involved, please contact us today!
Check Out the New Local First Vermont Mobile App!
Help support your local economy and save money at the same time! VBSR and Local First Vermont are thrilled to announce the launch of the brand new Local First Vermont Mobile App! DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW
Now you will have two ways to access the Buy Local Resource Guide and Coupon Book! In addition to purchasing the guide in traditional book form (in stores now), anyone interested in saving money and supporting local businesses can now download the FREE app on Google Play and the iTunes App Store.
Once downloaded, you can pay $20 (the same cost as the book) to activate all 230+ coupons valued at $3,000. Through the app, coupons are searchable by location, name, keyword/sector, and even distance from the user... you'll never forget your coupons again!
Already have hard copy of the book? Look for a coupon that will give you $10 off the App!
Sold Out Packs Networking Get-Together at The Alchemist
More than 125 business leaders packed The Alchemist’s new brewery in Stowe for an evening of networking and conversations around good business practices on Tuesday, March 21st. VBSR put on the event, which was designed to connect business and nonprofit leaders who believe that taking care of the environment and employees is good for business and the right thing to do.
“The Alchemist is truly an inspiration,” noted VBSR executive director Jane Campbell. “From the way they treat their employees and the environment, to the quality they strive for in their products, and the desire the owners have to use the business to positively impact the Vermont community, they have shown that it is possible to do well in business and do good in society at the same time.”
Check out the photos and recap on our facebook page.
Nearly 200 Attend 2017 Legislative Reception
Approximately 175 legislators, state officials, VBSR members and guests packed Montpelier’s Capitol Plaza for VBSR’s Annual Legislative Reception on Wednesday, February 8th. The event, which was presented by Leonine Public Affairs, was a chance for policy makers and administrative officials to connect with members of the business community who support a triple-bottom-line approach to economic development and prosperity.
In addition to food and networking, attendees also heard updates on VBSR’s work in the State House. David Epstein of TruexCullins Architecture and Design, and Jen Chiodo of Cx Associates, shared progress being made by VBSR in the areas of supporting independent contractors, effective use of state contracting, early childhood education and affordability, and a clean water and zero carbon economy.
Thank you to our sponsors Ellis Mills Public Affairs, Green Mountain Power, National Life Group, The Woods Lodge, Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council, Vermonters for a New Economy, Washington Electric Coop, and WrightJones PLC.
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