Virtual Workshop: Building Better Businesses – Community & Sustainability
Join VBSR for an interactive virtual workshop that will dive into the Investing in Your Community, Transportation, and Greening Your Organization sections of our recently developed Better Businesses Toolkit! You’ll hear from three member businesses about their socially responsible community giving and environmental policies and initiatives, while getting the chance to discuss these practices with other like-minded business and organization leaders.
VBSR is pleased to share our Building Better Businesses Toolkit, which is a one-stop resource offering suggestions on tangible actions to cultivate and develop socially responsible business practices on a small and budget-friendly scale. To familiarize the VBSR network with this resource, we will be offering 2 webinars on the toolkit, each of which will feature VBSR member business speakers sharing examples of how they have implemented some of the benefits and practices included in the Building Better Businesses Toolkit.
This workshop is FREE for VBSR members and $20 for non-members.
To learn more about our first Building Better Businesses Toolkit workshop on November 17th, which will focus on Community & Sustainability, click here.
Meet Our Workshop Presenters:
Founder/CEO, Sugarsnap Catering
An indirect career path — including field biology, journalism and marketing — led Abbey to create Sugarsnap Catering in 2003 in Burlington. She has been learning, growing and adapting the business ever since, with the goal to build a sustainable and profitable business that benefits the community. Since March, she has successfully (for now!) pivoted Sugarsnap to large-scale contracted meal services. She loves to work on business strategy and development and social enterprises such as Cookies for Good. She lives in Burlington with her spouse and two daughters where she hikes, plays tennis and hangs with her backyard chickens.
Director of Finance and Operations, Cx Associates
Eric Hauser is the Director of Finance and Operations at Cx Associates, a Burlington-based energy engineering consulting firm focused on making buildings more sustainable. Eric joined Cx Associates in 2009, with his primary responsibilities centered on corporate finances – creating and tracking budgets, monitoring projections, and managing accounts payable and receivable. He is also responsible for human resources operations including recruitment and onboarding, administering employee benefits, and creating and maintaining company policies. For the last six years, Eric has worked remotely for Cx Associates from his home in Chicago, which he shares with his wife and rescue dog Astro.
Owner, LineSync Architecture
Past VBSR Board Chair, and current Green America Board Co-Chair, Julie Lineberger leads LineSync Architecture LTD and Wheel Pad L3C. LineSync Architecture was the first B Corp Certified architecture firm in Vermont. Wheel Pad was just recognized by AARP Innovation Labs with their top prize for 2020.