VBSR in the News

May
12

Vermont General Assembly Establishes Covid Paid Leave Grant Program

Montpelier, Vt. (May 12, 2022) – The small business community and members of Main Street Alliance and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility applaud the Vermont General Assembly on the passage of S.11, a workforce and economic development bill that would establish a program to provide wage replacement for workers experiencing loss of work for reasons […]

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May
09

VNRC, VPIRG, VCV and VBSR Respond to Governor Scott’s Veto of the Clean Heat Standard

Montpelier, Vt. (May 6, 2022) – With a late-Friday swoop of the pen, Governor Scott’s veto of the Clean Heat Standard (H.715) disregards years of hard work to design an approach to strategically and equitably transform the fossil fuel heating sector, undercutting implementation of Vermont’s first legally-required Climate Action Plan, which identified this policy as pivotal […]

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Apr
20

32nd Annual VBSR Conference Set for May 11th at Hula

Participants to Explore The New Workforce, Humanity & Belonging, and The Purpose Economy Burlington, Vt. (April 20, 2022) – Registration is open and the keynote speaker is set for the 32nd Annual Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) Conference, “Rising Together,” which will be held on May 11th at Hula, the award-winning lakeside coworking and […]

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Feb
09

CeresMED Becomes VBSR Champion Member

Wellness innovator joins leading Vermont businesses for people, planet, and prosperity Burlington, VT – Today Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announced that CeresMED has joined the organization’s core group of Champion Members. VBSR’s cohort of 22 Champion Members, which includes King Arthur Baking Company, Gardener’s Supply Company, Ben & Jerry’s, and Green Mountain Power, […]

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Jan
25

VBSR Announces Newest Champion Member TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design

Firm joins leading Vermont businesses for People, Planet, and Prosperity Burlington, VT – This week Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announced that TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design will join the organization’s core group of Champion Members. VBSR’s cohort of 22 Champion Members, which includes King Arthur Baking Company, Gardener’s Supply Company, Ben & Jerry’s, […]

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Jan
24

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Welcomes Seven New Board Members

Burlington, VT –  Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is pleased to welcome seven new members to the organization’s Board of Directors: Tina de la Torre of Tina S. de la Torre, LLC, Abbey Duke of Sugarsnap, Anore Horton of Hunger Free Vermont, Dana Kaplan of Outright Vermont, Noah Miller of Calibrate Partners & Rho Impact, […]

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VBSR Supports the Right of a Business to Operate Consistent with its Values

Burlington, VT – Recently, Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. has been made the target of threats in response to their decision to cease ice cream sales in the occupied Palestinian territories. VBSR supports the right of a business to operate consistent with its values. We also support courageous decisions by our member businesses that advance […]

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Aug
16

VBSR Member Businesses Partner on Local Plastic Film Recycling Program

As the production of single-use plastic increases, many businesses want to do their part by contributing to recycling efforts for hard to recycle items, including plastic #4 low-density polyethylene (LDPE), also known as plastic film. In 2017 alone, the United States produced 8 billion tons of LDPE. Currently, there is no curbside or pick-up recycling […]

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Jul
29

VBSR Welcomes Jordan Giaconia as Public Policy Manager

Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is pleased to announce that Jordan Giaconia will be returning to the organization as Public Policy Manager. In this role, Giaconia will support VBSR’s efforts to advance the organization’s policy goals, working closely with VBSR members. Jordan Giaconia brings several years of experience shaping policy at the […]

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Jun
30

Small Business Member Spotlight: Outpatch

Outpatch is a Vermont-based and veteran-owned company with the goal of using the tourism industry to increase funding to local nonprofits. Launched in February 2021, they sell stick-on patches that represent specific communities and donate 50% of the proceeds to nonprofits supporting those communities. Founder Henry Rosario left the Army in 2017 to pursue humanitarian service. […]

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