People Networking

VBSR Get-Together Hosted by ECHO & Sugarsnap

Event Details:
When: March 20, 2019 5:30 pm – March 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Location: ECHO, 1 College St, Burlington, VT

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – $20
VBSR Members – Free

Registration is open

Join us for an evening of networking and education! VBSR members and friends are invited to a Networking Get-Together co-hosted by ECHO and Sugarsnap. Free for members, $20 for non-members to attend. Hors d’oeuvres provided by our generous host. Attendance is limited and will be first come, first served.

Thank you to our hosts, ECHO & Sugarsnap!

Echo LogoECHO inspires and engages families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. ECHO currently welcomes more than 167,000 visitors annually into a 34,500-square foot, award-winning LEED-certified facility. Through more than 100 interactive exhibits; 70 species of fish, reptiles, and amphibians; major changing exhibits; a 2,500-square foot early learning interactive space; ECHO encourages visitors to view the natural environment as part of their neighborhood and to explore, learn about, and consider opportunities for stewardship.


Sugarsnap LogoSugarsnap has been a VBSR member since opening 15 years ago. They have our own farm in Burlington’s Intervale and provide drop off and full service catering throughout the area. Sugarsnap’s home base, however, is ECHO where they are the exclusive caterer. Sugarsnap and ECHO have partnered to create site where you can host outstanding and memorable events, support a local nonprofit and company and have the same convenience as an in-house banquet facility.

Thank you to our sponsors!

12-22 North LogoNow in its 15th year, our co-working concept continues to evolve. Over the past decade, early-stage growth companies, domain experts in sustainability and community groups have shared common event space. 12-22 North’s sustainability commitment extends to the core of the building, a benefit for those wanting to keep up with green technologies and participate on the quest for the first commercial net-zero building in Burlington.


Data Innovations LogoData Innovations is a global software company that is passionate about excellence in patient care. Through innovative solutions and world-class service, we enable enterprise management of hospital and independent laboratories. Founded in 1989 with headquarters in Vermont, Data Innovations serves more than 6,000 hospitals and laboratories in 85+ countries. We are proud of our employees who share a cultural commitment to lifelong learning, diversity of thought, and continuous improvement.


Encore Renewable Energy LogoAs a leading integrated clean energy project development company, Encore Renewable Energy focuses on commercial, industrial, and community-scale solar PV systems, and incorporates 21st century solutions into undervalued and underutilized properties such as landfills, brownfields, and rooftops. They take an innovative approach in order to create harmony between the natural and built environments to foster sustainable economic growth, environmental awareness, and community benefit.


Esc4pe LogoEsc4pe is live action puzzle game, also know as an escape room. Each mission presents you and your group with a goal you must complete within the one hour time limit. In order to complete your mission, you and your team will need to work together to solve a series of puzzles that will test your observation, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. Esc4pe has 3 different games that can accommodate up to 10 players each. The Esc4pe facility can accommodate groups up to 35 people.


JAM Creative LogoCreatives Judd Lamphere and Monica Donovan founded JAM Creative in 2010. They are a full-service marketing and commercial photography studio in Burlington, Vermont. Specializing in brand storytelling across mediums, JAM Creative offers complete services from branding and logo design to creative content production, digital marketing services and more.


LGK LogoLet’s Grow Kids is a statewide campaign about the need for more high-quality, affordable child care in Vermont to better support our children, families, communities and economy. More than 70% of Vermont children under age 6 have all of their parents in the labor force, meaning they’re likely to need care. Yet nearly half of those infants and toddlers don’t have access to any regulated care, and nearly 80% don’t have access to high-quality programs. Their goal at Let’s Grow Kids is to gain public support for increased, sustainable investment that gives each child the chance to reach their full potential.


Main Street Landing LogoYears ago, Melinda Moulton and Lisa Steele had a vision for the Burlington Waterfront. After 22 attempts to develop the waterfront, two women were the catalyst for revitalization. The Main Street Landing mission advocates for social justice and environmental integrity with a deep focus on creating a place for all people and public access. Their neighborhood includes 250,000 square feet of built environment, 100 businesses with over 400 employees. Click here to see currently available office or retail space. The Performing Arts Center at the Silver LEED Certified award-winning Lake & College Building is one of Main Street Landing’s greatest assets. It offers spaces for presentations, meetings, performances, and company retreats with breathtaking sunsets and views of Lake Champlain, Main Street Landing is a perfect place to plan your next event. For more information call Melinda Moulton, CEO at 802-864-7999 or


PFA LogoProfessional Financial Associates (PFA) is a financial planning, wealth management, and insurance protections firm based in Colchester. Our experienced and dedicated team provides the most comprehensive and personal service available, helping individuals and businesses manage their money, plan their futures and live their best lives.


The Soda Plant LogoBurlington’s vibrant South End Arts District, which was once the city’s gritty industrial corridor, is now full of entrepreneurial spirit and change. In what was originally a soda bottling plant for Venetian Ginger Ale, The Soda Plant on Pine Street is now home to over twenty small businesses that range from brewers to artists. Together under one roof (or rather a few connected roofs) they are pouring their hearts into the businesses in this unique incubator space. They welcome visitors to come see what they’re up to!