Members in the News

Oct
21

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Named “First-Generation Family Enterprise” Award-Winner by University of Vermont

Waitsfield brewery wins prestigious distinction from University of Vermont Grossman School of Business  Waitsfield, VT. (October 18, 2021) – Lawson’s Finest Liquids has been named the 2021 First-Generation Family Enterprise Award winner by the University of Vermont Grossman School of Business’ Family Business Institute. Established in 2011, the UVM Family Business Awards honor four local, […]

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Oct
21

Following national trend, Vermont brewery turns carbon emissions into beer bubbles

Fans of Heady Topper, one of Vermont’s first popular craft beers, can now consume the brewery’s carbon emissions. Carbon dioxide, a gas that contributes to global warming, is one of two main byproducts created during the brewing process. Brewers also need carbon to make the drink fizz. Many large-scale breweries have capitalized on that situation, using […]

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Oct
20

Green Up Vermont Receives $79,834.60 From the Chittenden Solid Waste District

Williston, VT – The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is pleased to announce that Green Up Vermont will be receiving $79,834.60 for the third and final Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) awarded by CSWD and approved by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. This project will fund a grant program to supply and install refillable water bottle stations in […]

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Oct
18

Hunger Free VT: School meal programs need your help! Sign up to Volunteer

Does your business support employees in volunteering? School meal programs need your help! Hunger Free Vermont recently heard from the Agency of Education that many School Nutrition Programs in VT are understaffed to the point where they have had to stop providing extra meals to children who are not enrolled (such as children being home-schooled […]

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Oct
13

Solar project with Encore Renewable Energy, Green Mountain Power, brings Middlebury College closer to 100 percent renewable energy goal

Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., joined representatives from VBSR Gold member Middlebury College, fellow member Encore Renewable Energy, and Champion member Green Mountain Power (GMP), the state of Vermont, and the town of Middlebury on October 12 to break ground on a new five-megawatt solar project in Middlebury that will provide the College with about 30 percent of […]

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Oct
13

Business Culture Consultants Chosen to Provide Executive Coaching, Services, to the UN High Commissioners for Refugees Office in Guatemala

Business Culture Consultants has been chosen to provide executive coaching, team facilitation, and skill-building services to the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees office in Guatemala. Business Culture Consultants Founder and Owner Flip Brown states, “It is a profound honor to be working with the world citizens of the United Nations as they support the […]

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Oct
12

New England Federal Credit Union Makes $3 Million Gift For BIPOC Homeownership

The lack of access to homeownership for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) has been no accident. In the United States several policies such as exclusionary zoning, discriminatory lending and real estate practices, redlining, and others based in racism prevented BIPOC homeownership. Vermont hasn’t been immune: white Vermonters are almost three times more likely […]

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Oct
12

Sign onto the Organizational Support Letter to Show Support for Universal School Meals

VBSR members believe that all children in Vermont deserve universal school meals because it is one of the easiest steps to take to ensure that all kids make the most of their education and are best prepared to positively impact their community! Business leaders, please sign onto our Organizational Support Letter to show your support […]

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Oct
08

Darn Tough Cuts the Ribbon on a New Knitting Facility, and Jobs, in Waterbury, Vermont

WATERBURY – Darn Tough is trying its best to keep up with the explosive growth it has seen over the past five years while remaining in Vermont. With that in mind the company opened a new sock knitting facility in Waterbury Thursday that will increase production by 35% when it’s fully up and running early next year. “Our new Waterbury […]

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Oct
07

Darn Tough Donates Proceeds to Vermont Foodbank

With cold weather coming, nothing feels better than a pair of warm sock and a hot meal. In Northfield, Vermont, the sock company VBSR Gold member Darn Tough Vermont is hard at work providing both. For years, the company has partnered with fellow VBSR member the Vermont Foodbank. During the pandemic, it began making special pairs […]

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