VBSR Networking Get-Together Hosted by Black River Produce
Join us as we Get-Together in Springfield for an evening of networking and education. In addition to networking, guests will have a chance to peek behind the scenes at Black River Produce and learn about the company’s efforts in environmental sustainability, how they remain rooted in Vermont, and the importance of supporting Vermont’s local agricultural community.
Local hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by our host! Free for members and state/elected officials; $10 for nonmembers.
About our Host
Since its inception in 1978, Black River Produce’s focus has been distributing quality locally grown product throughout New England. We partner with over 600 growers and producers with a team of over 200 employees. We take pride in the underlying, but central role, we play as the fresh connection between regional producers and our over 3,000 wholesale customers. We’ve grown considerably since our early days, but we’re still driven by the things that mattered to us then—our family of employees, the greater community, and environmental stewardship.
Thank You to our Sponsors
Efficiency Vermont helps Vermonters save money by using less energy. The tools, incentives, and expert guidance we provide make our businesses more productive and our homes more comfortable and healthful. More than 15% of our electricity needs are now being met through energy efficiency, at about 50% of the cost of generated power. Created by Vermonters and for Vermonters, Efficiency Vermont is your resource.”
Engineering Ventures, PC is an experienced consulting engineering firm operating and licensed in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and the Greater New England area. Select, qualified professionals and technicians provide a broad range of civil engineering services with specialties in structural and site engineering, permitting and planning. We have been committed to the practices and principles of sustainable design and energy efficiency for 23 years, and offer service from offices in Burlington, Vermont and Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Let’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. Our goal is to gain public support for increased, sustainable investment that gives all children the chance to reach their full potential.
Merritt & Merritt
Merritt & Merritt is a B Corporation law firm based in Burlington, Vermont representing emerging growth companies with a focus on financing and intellectual property. The firm also represents angel, family office, venture capital and private equity investors and is an active participant in the New England venture ecosystem.
Rooted in Vermont is a grassroots movement to increase consumer demand for local food. Rooted in Vermont is shifting the local food narrative on social media and in Vermont communities to be inclusive of the many ways Vermonters enjoy and acquire local food. Traditions like gardening, hunting, fishing, and foraging are as core to Vermont’s local food movement as purchasing local food from farmers, restaurants, schools, and stores. Grassroots marketing efforts targeted towards Vermonters not already committed to purchasing local food will aim to stimulate increased awareness, participation, and purchases in Vermont’s local food economy and help local food consumption become mainstream in the next 5-10 years.
The Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council (VCCICC) works to enhance the knowledge, skills and status of child care providers by offering the Apprenticeship Program and other professional development activities, while coordinating and linking with other leaders and organizations, in order to build quality and sustain growth of the child care industry.
VCCICC’s mission is to support Vermont’s children, families, communities, schools and businesses through the recruitment, development, mentoring and retention of qualified child care professionals. Our vision is that high quality child care is available for all Vermont children.