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Apr
15

VBSR Members Respond to Crisis pt. 2

VBSR members continue to innovate, inspire, collaborate and utilize a community forward ethic of goodwill to respond with resilience in rapidly changing times.  Below are examples of this transformative work. Burton Snowboards is supporting health care workers by donating half a million N95 masks to the state of Vermont, Maine & New Hampshire.   Their first shipment of 200,000 […]

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Apr
15

Op-ed: Corporate Social Responsibility in This Crisis

It is always easier to act consistent with your highest values when times are good, when there is at least a little financial cushion. When revenue just stops coming in – suddenly, without warning – and the world changes almost overnight, it’s another story. It is hard not to be driven by fear. It is […]

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VBSR Members Respond to Crisis

VBSR Members have been longtime stewards of a people-first, community oriented, values led approach to business.   While the COVID-19 pandemic creates unprecedented adversity for the Vermont business community, VBSR members have already quickly risen to the occasion. They are pivoting operations to directly address lack of medical equipment and public health supplies and by directing […]

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Can You Construct or Donate N95 Masks?

N95 Masks Are Desperately Needed N95 masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are needed by medical facilities throughout Vermont. If your company has the capacity to  construct – or donate – N95 masks, please call call the State Emergency Operations Center as soon as possible at (800) 347-0488. For other information related to […]

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Mar
20

VBSR Offers Webinar Series for Business and Organization Leaders

VBSR is pleased to share a webinar series designed to provide businesses with resources and tools as they respond to the impacts of the developing Coronavirus pandemic and beyond. These webinars are open to VBSR members and non-members alike.   Recordings of past VBSR Webinars: Measuring Your Impact (12/15/20) – video available for attendees only. […]

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VT Digger offers free Underwriting Package to VBSR members for COVID-19 communications

VTDigger has been working around the clock to deliver the most timely updates on COVID-19. It is crucial that Vermonters be informed on new developments. It is also important for Vermont businesses to be able to communicate and inform their customers on closures, services, etc. As an extension of our reporting as a public service, we […]

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Mar
17

VBSR Announces Newest Champion Member Union Mutual

Union Mutual joins leading Vermont businesses for People, Planet and Prosperity Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces this week that Union Mutual will join the organization’s Champion Members. VBSR is a business association with over 730 members who work to foster a business ethic that sets a high standard within the […]

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Utilities halt disconnections during coronavirus crisis

Three of Vermont’s largest electric utilities, and its sole natural gas utility, will stop disconnections through the end of April, citing potential financial hardships customers may face from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Green Mountain Power, which provides electricity to approximately 266,000 customers, announced Sunday evening that it would be “suspending collections activities” through April […]

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Mar
17

GMT COVID-19 Update: Stay home if possible, Free bus fare until April 1st, Some service suspended

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, GMT would like to offer the following updates to our passengers. To begin, if passengers are able to stay home, please do so. We’re here to get nurses, doctors, child care workers, first responders, transit workers, and anyone else who needs us where they need to go, safely. […]

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Mar
16

STERLING COLLGE’S SCHOOL OF THE NEW AMERICAN FARMSTEAD LAUNCHES FOUR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN WINE, CHEESE, SUSTAINABLE FOOD CRAFT, AND FARM & GARDEN MANAGEMENT

Sterling College’s School of the New American Farmstead Launches Four Professional Certificate Programs  Wine, Cheese, Sustainable Food, and Farm & Garden Management All On The Menu for Professionals and Individuals; Credits for Dietitians Offered CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt.––March 10, 2020— A cheese cave, a castle vineyard, a hotel on the Point Reyes National Seashore, a Vermont […]

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