VBSR Networking Get-Together Hosted by the Intervale Center

Event Details:
When: September 23, 2021 5:30 pm – September 23, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: The Intervale Center: 180 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT

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

Registration is open

Event hosted by: VBSR


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 will be provided by our generous host, and a cash bar will be available. Additional details will be forthcoming! 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 those who are unvaccinated to continue wearing their masks and practicing social distancing.


Thank you to our host, the Intervale Center!

Intervale Center

The Intervale Center is a dynamic non-profit in Burlington, VT that implements innovative, replicable and place-based solutions to address some of global agriculture’s most pressing problems.

Thank you to our event sponsors!



ALG Consulting

ALG Consulting LLC is a small women owned consulting business that provides guidance, project management and expert advice to some of the most innovative creatives and emerging companies in the healthcare, public health, state government, non profit, and education. 

Services provided by ALG Consulting include: project management, operations/strategy, program development, process improvement, and organizational assessment.

Adrienne Gil, President of ALG Consulting, has over 20 years’ experience managing and designing local, state, and national programs.  Ms. Gil’s expertise is to analyze current program structures, while utilizing a vision for the future and working collaboratively to innovate creative and sustainable programs. Ms. Gil enjoys supporting mission driven organizations by helping to improve processes and organizational issues so they can have a bigger impact. 

The methodology utilized combines Sociology, human design thinking, Lean and project management.  This unique set of skills and extensive experience brings a full set of tools to foster and support change within teams and organizations. The people-first holistic approach encourages individuals and teams to open and work together even in situations where morale is low.  Getting to the root cause of organizational issues is critical to treat and prevent future challenges.



Baystate Financial

Since its founding in 1901, Baystate Financial has provided comprehensive financial services, evolving over a hundred years into New England’s premier independent financial planning firm specializing in managing wealth, risk and legacy. With a century plus track record of delivering guidance, insight and results; Baystate Financial has long distinguished itself as a leader in the financial services arena. We focus exclusively on you and your goals, and by strictly adhering to an open architecture of solutions and retaining our independence, you can be assured your interests are always placed first.

As an industry leader in delivering FINANCIAL WELLNESS, we’d welcome the opportunity to discuss how these programs can be implemented within your organization free of charge. Furthermore, we have differentiated ourselves in the socially responsible investing space by long subscribing to SRI, ESG and IMPACT solutions, and would welcome the chance to further educate you in this critically important area. We’re proud to be a gold member of VBSR, as the organization’s values mirror our own vision as to how we can best grow and service Vermont.

Our goal is to build a maintain a trusting lifelong relationship with you, your family and our community…because your success is our success.




Our mission is to build a stronger Northwest Vermont by mobilizing our community to improve people’s lives. United Way isn’t just our name – it’s how we work. We bring together individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and government entities to fight for a strong, vibrant, and healthy community. We fight for every person in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. Learn more at unitedwaynwvt.org.



Lake Champlain ChocolatesSince 1983, Lake Champlain Chocolates has worked in pursuit of extraordinary chocolate moments™. Asa pioneer in the American chocolate movement, the Vermont chocolate company strives to create only the best-tasting chocolates imaginable. In the early days this meant sourcing the highest-quality fresh, local ingredients and never using preservatives or artificial flavors.Today, the second-generation, family-owned company’s pursuit of the extraordinary continues. As aCertified B Corporation®, the company is committed not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world by supporting cacao growing communities and using 100% fair trade certified chocolate, reducing toxins in the environment by sourcing organic ingredients, whenever possible, and continuing to make extraordinary seasonal and everyday chocolates for all to enjoy. Lake Champlain Chocolates are available at their three company-owned stores in Vermont, nationwide at specialty stores and grocers, and online at Amazon and at: http://www.lakechamplainchocolates.com/.

Merritt and Merritt

Merritt & Merritt is a boutique law firm based in Burlington, Vermont that collaborates with publicly and privately held growth companies throughout New England, as well as the angel, venture capital and private equity investors that support them. Ken Merritt, Managing Director of Merritt & Merritt, was a founding member of VBSR. The Firm strives to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the
opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of our citizens.



VT Digger 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.



CeresMEDCeresMED, formerly Champlain Valley Dispensary, is uniting Vermont’s artisanal approach with the science of plant-based medicine to produce safe, compliant, high quality medical cannabis products.



Grace Financial StrategiesWe are a women-led financial services firm with an education-based approach. Our mission is to educate and empower our clients to help them confidently work toward the financial future they desire.



Kestrel Coffee Roasters

Charlotte & Johnny Steverson, co-owners of Kestrel Coffee Roasters, met in 2011 at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a farm-to-table restaurant, in Pocantico Hills, NY.

After leaving Blue Hill, Charlotte, a New York native, joined an event planning company that specializes in corporate and nonprofit events. Johnny started a specialty coffee roasting company, and sold wholesale to some of the top restaurants in and around New York City. Johnny, originally from Mississippi, is a New England Culinary Institute graduate and a certified coffee grader.

It had always been a dream of theirs to one day open a coffee shop together. So, in 2017, Charlotte & Johnny decided to move to Vermont and do just that! They opened Kestrel Coffee Roasters in July of 2018.

With an intense love of food, and a deep appreciation of great service and hospitality, Charlotte & Johnny, and their dedicated team, are excited to make your coffee experience better.



Hunger Free Vermont


Hunger Free Vermont is an education and advocacy organization with the mission to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters.



Copper Leaf Financial


At Copper Leaf Financial, we are dedicated to attracting and retaining the highest caliber of professionals. Our financial planners have obtained and maintain the most highly regarded professional designations: Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Public Accountant. Having a CPA as a Financial Planner provides a trusted advisor, an accredited professional aware and mindful of all tax implications related to your investments and financial planning, and one who is not a commissioned salesperson. In addition, many of our clients have already worked with our CPAs at Davis & Hodgdon Associates. As well, we make substantial investments in our team members through continued education and varied professional resources within their respective areas of concentration.

When you partner with us, we offer clear, easily understood explanations of the financial planning process. Copper Leaf Financial clients have a solid understanding of when they may be able to retire, how they can meet their goals and the risk and return expectations for each of their investments. We consult with our clients’ legal and insurance providers to ensure their best interests are front and center when we develop a personalized program and roadmap.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact TobyA@vbsr.org for more information.