VBSR Networking Get-Together Hosted by Scott Farm Orchard
Join VBSR and socially responsible business and organization professionals from across Vermont for an in-person networking get-together. This is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and meet new connections within the VBSR network. This event is open to anyone interested in the triple-bottom-line approach to business (people, planet, prosperity) and is free for VBSR members (including any employee of a VBSR member company) and $20 for non-members to attend.
Light hors d’oeuvres and Scott Farm sweet apple cider will be provided by our generous host. Please note that this event will take place completely outdoors! Space is limited and attendance will be first-come, first-served.
VBSR will follow COVID-19 guidance from the State of Vermont at the time of this event. Current guidance encourages anyone who would like to to wear a mask and those who are unvaccinated to wear a mask and practicing social distancing.
Thank you to our host, Scott Farm Orchard!
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Scott Farm has been in active cultivation since 1791. The farm was a key location for the filming of the Academy Award-winning movie The Cider House Rules, based on the John Irving novel of the same name.
Scott Farm Orchard & Market is next door to two of The Landmark Trust USA’s properties (Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha and Kipling’s Carriage House). Two more of our properties (Dutton Farmhouse and The Sugarhouse) are located right on the grounds of Scott Farm.
Today, Scott Farm Orchard grows over 130 certified ecologically grown heirloom and unusual apple varieties. Visitors can pick their own apples or visit the Market to pick up freshly picked fruit, jams, jellies, pies, and cider. Scott Farm also offers events and workshops, including pruning and grafting workshops, orchard walks, Heirloom Apple Days, and an annual Harvest Dinner.
Thank you to our event sponsors!
Architecture for enjoying life. This is the motto here at Austin Design, Inc. We are a firm on a mission to bring our clients’ visions to vibrant reality. We endeavor to create spaces that both reflect and drive our clients’ sense of purpose and to leave the world better than we found it. We bring our commitment to responsible, beautiful design to our work in a variety of sectors—hospitality (especially breweries), single- and multi-family residential, commercial, and institutional—throughout New England and occasionally beyond.
VTDigger.org is a statewide news website that publishes daily reports on state government, politics, consumer affairs, business and public policy. We also publish in-depth stories with occasional investigative pieces, video and audio, in addition to raw information in the form of press releases and government documents.
LineSync Architecture, listed in Best for the World 2021, created Wheel Pad L3C, providing accessible places for people to live, work, and play. Both businesses have received numerous awards in sustainable design, social responsibility, and design. Owners Joseph Cincotta and Julie Lineberger are longtime members, and volunteers for VBSR. Julie is currently Board Co-Chair for Green America.
Sojourns Community Health Clinic (a non-profit) was founded in 2000 by a small group of local providers with the mission of “being a model for change in healthcare.” Sojourns staff of 30+ provide integrative wellness-based healthcare to over 3500 patients located in Southern Vermont, and surrounding areas. Our services include primary care, chiropractic, physical therapy, and chronic disease management. We are recognized for our apothecary, treatment of Lyme disease and other tickborne illness and our commitment to partnering with, and empowering, our patients. Our clinic is located on eleven acres of organically farmed Connecticut River bottomland in Westminster, VT.
BS&L is a mutual savings bank owned by our depositors, and that has made all of the difference in our focus on creating growth and prosperity in our community. Virtually all of the funds deposited at BS&L are reinvested back into our community, supporting local mortgages, and business and consumer loans. And as a B Corp™, we strive to improve for the benefit of our depositors, neighbors, community and planet.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact TobyA@vbsr.org for more information.