VBSR in the News

VBSR – Local First Vermont Program Manager

Do you love all things local? VBSR is hiring a Local First Vermont Program manager to coordinate all functions of the Local First Vermont Program, including Buy Local Resource Guide and Coupon Book and mobile app. This a permanent hall-time position that reports to VBSR’s Executive Director. Primary Responsibilities: Manage the production, sales, and distribution […]

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Jan
07

Local First Vermont Gives Back to Fuel Your Neighbors – For every Local First Vermont Coupon App sold in January, LFVT will donate $2 to the Fuel Your Neighbors Program-

Winter isn’t easy in Vermont, with temperatures frequently dropping below 0 and fuel costs rising, many Vermonters make difficult choices when budgeting their family’s basic needs. No one should have to choose between heating their home and feeding their family, that’s why Capstone Community Action offers food shelf and emergency heating assistance to Vermonters in […]

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Nov
26

Young Changemakers are Committed to Positive Change – VBSR and High Meadows Fund partner to launch third annual young professional’s network

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the High Meadows Fund launched the third annual Vermont Changemakers Tableprofessional network for mission-driven young Vermonters. The Changemakers Table is designed to help members meet with and learn from experienced Vermont professionals who have used their careers to influence the state’s environmental, social, and economic future – and to […]

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Nov
14

Shop Small to Invest Big, Local Businesses Give Back to Community

Brattleboro business leaders gather to stress the importance of shopping small – Local businesses are often inspired to give back to the community that supports them. Vermonter owned businesses make local investments not only by employing workers, preserving downtowns and participating in local economies, but also through community initiatives and programs. Local First Vermont makes […]

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Nov
09

Measure What Matters

VBSR is planning a series of intensive workshops to help members to better support their communities, reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and to create the best workplace for their employees. This series is ideal for start-ups, organizations in growth and transition, and businesses pursuing B Certification. These workshops will follow the B Corporation impact assessment and […]

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Nov
07

VBSR is searching for a new Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Want to help change businesses for the better? If you have a nerdy love for QuickBooks, invoicing, and reporting and you do all you can to keep your workplace running smoothly, you may be the next Office Manager/Bookkeeper at Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR). The right candidate will support our office, financial and human […]

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Oct
23

VBSR Announces Access to BRS Association Health Insurance

In Partnership with Business Resource Services, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Brings Alternate Health Insurance Options to Local Employers Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces a new partnership with Business Resource Services (BRS) that allows VBSR members access to BRS’s new association health insurance plans. VBSR members located in Vermont with fewer than 100 […]

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Oct
15

Cultivating Talent Through Inclusivity VBSR hosts program on expanding hiring & supporting diverse workforces

On October 25th, more than 150 Vermont businesspeople will convene for the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibilities fall program ”Cultivating Talent Through Inclusivity” at the Killington Grand Hotel, from 12:30- 5:30 pm. Attendees will learn new tools for creating more equitable workplaces and best practices for attracting and retaining top talent from diverse applicant pools. […]

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Sep
05

Onion River Outdoors and Treasurer Pearce Speak on Impact of Vermonter Owned Businesses

9th Edition of the Buy Local Book & Mobile App encourages Vermonters to Buy Locally Supporting locally owned businesses goes hand-in-hand with supporting the local economy; with the launch of the 9th annual Buy Local Book and Mobile app Local First Vermont makes it easier for Vermonters to invest in their communities. Locally owned and […]

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May
01

VBSR Celebrates National Small Business Week in Vermont

VBSR Member Businesses Support their Communities, our Environment, and our Economy Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility kicked-off National Small Business Week this morning with a tour of Gordon’s Window Décor’s manufacturing facility and showroom in Williston along with representatives from the Small Business Administration, Attorney General T.J. Donovan, and Congressman Peter Welch. Gordon’s Window Décor, […]

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