2023 VBSR Legislative Breakfast

Event Details:
When: December 6, 2023 8:00 am – December 6, 2023 10:00 am
Location: The Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, 60 Lake Street Burlington, VT 05401

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – $25
VBSR Members – Free to VBSR Members & Legislators

Registration is open

Event hosted by: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility & Our Host Sponsor Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

Are you ready for the start of the 2024 Vermont legislative session?

You will be after attending the 2023 VBSR Legislative Breakfast!

Join VBSR members, policymakers, advocates, and state officials as we explore and celebrate the opportunities ahead to work together toward a just, thriving, and transformative economy in the upcoming session. Guests will enjoy free and delicious coffee donated by Kestrel Coffee Roasters as well as free finger foods.

Our day begins with a networking breakfast at 8:00 AM followed by guest speakers and presentations from policy leaders from 8:45-9:30 in The Main Street Landing Film House, The Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center’s world class cinema hall. We look forward to:

  • Announcing VBSR’s 2024 Legislative Agenda
  • Presenting the 2023 VBSR Legislator of the Year Award (awardee to be announced)
  • Reviewing VBSR’s policy accomplishments this year

We’ll celebrate our recently announced VBSR Legislator of the Year, Representative Emilie Kornheiser (Brattleboro, Windham-7) and hear from guest speakers including Speaker of the House Jill Krowinski and Vermont State Treasurer Mike Pieciak.

With a commitment to social equity, environmental responsibility, and economic development, VBSR has led many legislative successes including Farm to Plate, marriage equality, Ban the Box, earned paid sick leave, increasing the minimum wage, the Global Warming Solutions Act, clean water investment, climate action, and more. Come January VBSR will continue leveraging a powerful voice at the Statehouse for People, Planet, and Prosperity. VBSR’s Legislative Breakfast is a unique opportunity to gather member input on the most pressing challenges and opportunities affecting your business so we can make the most of the session ahead.

This event is free for VBSR members, legislators, and state officials, and $25 for non-members. Space is limited for this event, which has historically sold out. Please register today!

If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please contact VBSR’s Membership & Development Manager, Madison Wood madisonw@vbsr.org. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Host Sponsor

Main Street Landing believes that everyone deserves to live, work, and play in an environment that is healthy, accessible, and affordable. Our office and retail suites, apartments, and daily rental spaces are designed and managed by our in-house professional staff with the health of our planet and people in mind. Our Performing Arts Center provides a local and cultural experience. Whether you just want to watch the most gorgeous sunset in New England, visit one of our art galleries, dine at Skinny Pancake, rent a bike at Local Motion, shop at Mirror Mirror and Green Envy, or catch a movie or play – your visit to Main Street Landing will be a most memorable one.


Lead Sponsor

Burlington-based Paul Frank + Collins has established itself as a trusted, full-service firm that advises international, national, and Vermont clients in core practice areas including energy and environmental law, renewable energy and climate policy, employment and labor, business and tax, business immigration, captive insurance, commercial transactions and finance, litigation, property and development, and patents and trademarks.

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Celebrating 20 years, the Alchemist is a family-owned brewery focused on the triple bottom line and using our business as a force for social and environmental good. Providing good jobs to Vermonters, hosting a welcoming gathering space for all, and building community are central components of our business. Powered by solar, The Alchemist specializes in fresh, unfiltered IPAs, with an unmatched focus on quality and consistency in our products. The Alchemist became a Certified B Corp in 2017.


The Vermont Professionals of Color Network exists to build opportunities to improve the experience, representation and success of BIPOC professionals and businesses in the state of Vermont. We believe that prosperity, in all definitions of the word, starts with opportunities to climb the economic ladder, and that a prosperous BIPOC community is a good thing for ALL of Vermont.


Supporting Sponsors

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Beverage Sponsor

Kestrel Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee roaster located in South Burlington and has three cafe locations (two in downtown Burlington and one at their roaster). They source and roast specialty coffees from all over the world, focusing on excellent coffees that are ethically sourced single origin coffees from small farms.

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