Social Responsibility News

Feb
18

Workshop Series for Farmers and Food Producers

Hanover Co-op launches 10-session series aimed at helping farms and food producers Friday, February 1, 2019 — As part of its broader effort to support food production in New England, the Hanover Co-op has launched a low-cost series of workshops aimed at farmers and food producers. Sessions are scheduled for each Friday in March and include […]

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Jan
22

New study provides road map for strengthening the Vermont economy, addressing income inequality and protecting the environment

 The highly-respected and nonpartisan Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal Office released a strategic road map for actions Vermont policy makers can take to strengthen the local economy, create jobs, lower the cost of living, reduce income inequality, improve public health and limit the pollution causing global warming. The Decarbonization Study was a primary recommendation of Gov. Phil […]

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Jan
22

SECOND ANNUAL CANNABIS IN THE CAPITOL FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Day includes activist training, address from Lt. Governor, networking with legislators, storytelling booth, and a hemp/CBD education fair in the cafeteria. In the thick of the 2019 legislative session, Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman, legislative leaders, and a coalition of cannabis reform advocacy groups, medical marijuana patients and caregivers, farmers and local business representatives are gathering in […]

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Jan
15

CCS makes “Best Places to Work in Vermont” list

Champlain Community Services (CCS), a nonprofit organization – and VBSR member — supporting people with intellectual disabilities and autism, recently earned recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont for 2019. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. “There’s a […]

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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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Sep
27

Radio Interview on You Tree’s Unique Financial Wellness Approach

Lake Champlain Chamber President Tom Torti sat down with Steve Schleupner of You Tree, LLC this summer to discuss You Tree’s unique approach to financial wellness and their money coaching programs. Listen to their conversation on You Tree’s website

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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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People’s United Bank Invests $15 Million with Housing Vermont

People’s United Bank Invests $15 Million with Housing Vermont − Investment will provide capital to create affordable housing − Today the People’s United Bank announced that it was investing $15 million with Housing Vermont to create affordable apartments in several areas of the state. “People’s United Bank has a long-standing and successful relationship with Housing […]

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