VBSR Networking Get-Together hosted by Cabot Creamery
Join us for an evening of networking and education! VBSR members and friends are invited to a Networking Get-Together hosted by Cabot Creamery. Free for members, $20 for non-members to attend. Hors d’oeuvres provided by our generous host, cash bar provided by Lawson’s Finest Liquids. Attendance is limited and will be first come, first served.
Thank you to our host, Cabot Creamery!
Cabot Creamery Co-operative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and makes a full line of award-winning cheeses, Greek yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Cabot is owned by 800 dairy farm families in New England and upstate New York. As a co-op and certified B Corp, they strive to honor, amplify, and reward those who give time to do good, much like the farm families of Cabot do in their own local communities.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Aegis Renewable Energy. Inc., located in Waitsfield Vermont is a design-build contractor of community scale solar energy installations. Their team of project professionals are experienced in all phases of energy project development. Aegis’ full suite of services includes site selection, financial feasibility screening, design, construction, final commissioning and ongoing asset management and maintenance. Their success lies in providing renewable energy solutions uniquely suited to our client’s needs. Learn more at www.aegis-re.com.
Downtown Up is dedicated, on a mission-driven level, to exclusively to helping Vermont’s businesses and local economies grow and stay strong. They saw that there was no for-profit entity dedicated to that mission and decided to create one out of their love of the creativity, vibrancy, and community that Vermont businesses offer. Their clients benefit from simplified, strategic reflection, learning, planning, and accountability in a facilitated space and at a regularly scheduled time away from the clatter and chaos of day-to-day business operations. At the end of the day, business owners who work with them shed chaos and finally gain the freedom they went into business to attain.
As one of Vermont’s premier law firms, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals. Whether you’ve got a company to steer through a transition, a complex dispute to navigate, a legacy to ensure for the future – or all of the above – we’ll use every tool at our disposal to serve you, while remaining cost-effective. Gravel & Shea has also established a focused food and beverage practice, providing sophisticated and industry-specific legal guidance to Vermont’s food and beverage manufacturers.
Image Relay helps brands and organizations get the most out of their valuable content. Their digital asset management solution lets teams centralize creative and brand content in one place where it’s easily findable and can be quickly shared with the world. Image Relay has been a certified B Corp since 2014 and is proud to be a new member of the VBSR community, where they are joining many of their customers and partners, including Cabot, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation, Darn Tough, Vermont Farm Table, Dealer.com.
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.
Stone Environmental is a 100% employee-owned environmental science, engineering, and field services firm located in Montpelier. Founded in 1992, their mission is to provide tools, information, and analyses to help clients solve environmental challenges with integrity, expertise, and innovation. They bring together almost 50 scientists, engineers, modelers, mapping and GIS specialists, application developers, and project managers with diverse backgrounds and skills—and a shared commitment to excellence, creativity, and accountability through employee ownership. Their capabilities include environmental assessment and remediation, water resources management, environmental modeling, data quality assessments, support for agrochemical product stewardship and registration, geospatial analysis, data visualization, and application development. The company’s headquarters is located in Montpelier, Vermont with remote employees in New Hampshire and Maine.
Sugarsnap is a farm to table caterer that serves all of Vermont. Sugarsnap believes in the power of partnering with nonprofits and other businesses. These partnerships include being the exclusive caterer and venue rental manager for ECHO, the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington and the exclusive caterer at the Rock Point Center in Burlington. In addition, Sugarsnap partners with Cabot and COTS to operate Cookies for Good. Through this program, they donate 35 cents for every cookie we sell to COTS. Since 2011, they have raised about $100,000 for homeless prevention programs.
The Vermont Community Loan Fund is a mission-driven, community-focused alternative lender, providing loans and other resources to local businesses, community organizations & nonprofits, early care & learning providers and developers of affordable housing who don’t qualify for a loan from a traditional lender. They develop and promote innovative capital-based solutions to issues of poverty and opportunity and are invested in a stronger, healthier, happier Vermont. Since their inception they’ve lent over $106 million to local businesses, affordable housing developers and community-based organizations that have created or preserved over 6,500 jobs; built or rehabilitated more than 4,100 affordable homes for Vermont’s families, individuals and seniors; created or preserved quality care for over 4,100 children and their families and supported community organizations providing vital services to hundreds of thousands of Vermonters. For more information about the Loan Fund and its lending and impact investing programs, visit www.investinvermont.org.