VBSR Networking Get-Together at Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Event Details:
When: January 25, 2024 5:00 pm – January 25, 2024 7:00 pm
Location: Lawson's Finest Taproom: 155 Carroll Road, Waitsfield, VT 05673

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – $25
VBSR Members – Free

Registration is open

Event hosted by: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Join us to kick off 2024 by connecting with friends and colleagues at Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Waitsfield!

Vermont’s Lawson’s Finest Liquids, a Certified B Corporation, not only aims for the highest quality standards in their beer production but achieves this goal by leading with their values and by building genuine personal interactions. Lawson’s Finest embodies what it means to use business as a platform for good and a generator of social change by valuing their employees, customers, community, and environment.

We have all the more reason to celebrate after Lawson’s won the Maple Tripple Good Food Award in 2023 and recently received a finalist designation for Mad River Maple ale. We will also hear more about Lawson’s Social Impact Program and their 100% solar powered facility!

Join us for an evening of finger foods, networking, and drinks on Thursday, January 25th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues, make new connections, gain new ideas and inspiration, and have some fun. This event is open to everyone interested in working toward a just, thriving, and transformative economy that works for all people and the planet.

Food & Drinks

Our hosts will provide free finger foods for attendees, including gluten free and vegan options. You will also have plenty of beverage options including beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic options such as seltzer, tea, and mapleade!

Thank you to our host!

Lawson's Finest Liquids

The Lawson’s Finest Social Impact Program (SIP) works to support thriving communities where people take good care of each other, protect and enjoy the natural world, and bring more fun to life. The program features six initiatives focused on cultivating a people-first work place, supporting local communities, greening the planet, and bringing people together to play and innovate.​

The Lawson’s Finest commitment to making a difference in Vermont begins at home, where they strive to be an employer of choice by providing generous livable wages and comprehensive paid benefits to their staff. The brewery boosts economic vitality in Vermont by generating year-round tourism, sourcing from local businesses, and through guest donations to their Sunshine Fund, which supports non-profit organizations focused on healthy communities and natural resource protection. In addition to charitable giving, the brewery puts their money where their values are. They are committed to continual innovation and investment in efficiency, taking steps to minimize their impact in a resource-intensive manufacturing business. Lawson’s Finest is proud to be a founding partner of the VT Brewshed Alliance and a member of the pioneer VT Green Brewery Cohort. From the planning and building their Waitsfield, Vermont taproom to selecting the most efficient brewing, packaging, and process equipment available (even when it requires more investment), Lawson’s Finest continues its deep commitment to people, planet and prosperity.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Hagan is an award winning media agency helping good brands reach the right people with creativity, ethics, humanity, and heart. Artfully & ethically amplifying connections since 2012.

Let’s Grow Kids is a nonprofit organization on a mission to ensure affordable access to high-quality child care for all Vermont families by 2025. With nearly 40,000 supporters from all walks of life, Let’s Grow Kids, in partnership with Let’s Grow Kids Action Network, is empowering Vermonters to advocate for sustainable child care policy change. Working together, we can build a child care system that meets the needs of Vermont children and families and supports a brighter future for us all.

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Health & Safety

Please stay home if you are not feeling well or have been in close contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19 as outlined by the Vermont Department of Health.

This event is family-friendly and caretakers of any kind are welcome to attend with your dependents.

All members of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility are welcome to attend for free.

Free parking is available on site.

This venue also has gender neutral, single occupant bathrooms available.

Please make note of any accommodation requests when you register.


Are you interested in sponsoring this event? If so, please contact Jeremy Gerber at jeremyg@vbsr.org for details.

Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Molly Rand, mollyr@vbsr.org.