Members in the News

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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Jan
21

What’s on Draft?: Austin Design, Inc. and the Architecture of Breweries (Brew View Vermont)

What’s on Draft?: Austin Design, Inc. and the Architecture of Breweries VBSR member Austin Design, Inc., has been featured in Brew View Vermont‘s Winter 2022 issue. Austin Design is an architecture firm based in southern VT, and they’ve built a niche for themselves as the go-to architects for breweries in New England. This article highlights two […]

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Jan
18

NOFA-VT Announces 40th Annual Winter Conference, Dream into Being

Vermont (Statewide) – The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) announced their 40th Annual Winter Conference, Dream into Being, is happening February 17th through March 5th both online and on farms around Vermont. Registration is now open! NOFA-VT’s winter conference brings together hundreds of farmers, homesteaders, gardeners, land managers, educators, students, producers, policy-makers, and […]

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Jan
11

Member Blog: Social Justice & Equity in a Covid-19 World

By Alexandra Polla, Sustainable Innovation MBA graduate, The University of Vermont Status Quo In the pre-COVID-19 world, mass consumption was the way of life for most consumers while companies continuously turned a blind eye to the compounding climate and social inequity crisis they had a hand in. For generations, it was believed that profit powered the […]

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Jan
11

Vermont Works for Women Announces New Gender Equity Advancement Roundtable

January 11, 2022 – WINOOSKI, VT – Vermont Works for Women (VWW) announced the launch of a new program for Vermont employers and educational institutions: Gender Equity Advancement Roundtable (GEAR). GEAR coalesces businesses, nonprofits, and advocates to learn about best practices and policies for supporting women in the workplace and to collectively advance gender equity […]

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Jan
11

After nearly 40 years, Annette’s Preschool changes its name to First Roots – Wild Roots. Becomes the first early education program in Vermont to set a living wage benchmark of $17.50/hr as its minimum starting salary to all staff.

(HINESBURG, VT- January 2022)  After nearly 40 years, Annette’s Preschool serving Chittenden and Addison families changes its name to First Roots – Wild Roots. Becomes the first early education program in Vermont to set a living wage benchmark of $17.50/hr as its minimum starting salary to all staff. After more than three decades as Annette’s […]

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Jan
10

2021 “State of Vermont’s Children: Year in Review” Report – Building Bright Futures

The State of Vermont’s Children: Year in Review provides an objective, data-driven assessment of the state of young child and family well-being in Vermont, as well as progress on selected indicators and outcomes for the early care, health, and education system, and recommendations on how best to improve child and family well-being. The wealth of information […]

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Crisis Management—Plan to Thrive, The Inside Story of How One Company Did It Right – Northeast Delta Dental President & CEO, Tom Raffio

CONCORD, N.H.: Northeast Delta Dental President & CEO, Tom Raffio, recently released Prepare for Crisis—Plan to Thrive, The Inside Story of How One Company Did It Right, a book he co-authored with Diane Schmalensee, President of Schmalensee Partners. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, all of Northeast Delta Dental’s management decisions were made with the safety and health of […]

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Jan
07

Holiday Fundraiser to Provide More Than 20,000 Meals While Supporting Interest in Local Clean Energy

WATERBURY, VT — Every year during the holiday season, SunCommon hosts an annual Holiday Giving campaign to shine light on important issues in our local communities. While the company’s core mission is addressing climate change through the installation of commercial and residential solar, this annual campaign uses the business as a force for good beyond […]

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Jan
05

Article featuring VBSR member Outpatch discusses how tourism impacts local communities

Can tourists be doing more to ensure their travel dollars actually end up benefiting the communities that host them? It’s no secret that Vermont’s economy benefits greatly from and is arguably dependent on tourism. Besides obvious links to the ski and outdoor industry, which so many tourists come to Vermont to enjoy, an incredible multitude […]

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