Virtual Workshop: Building Better Businesses – People & Culture
Join VBSR for an interactive virtual workshop that will dive into the People & Culture, Employee Benefits, and Family Friendliness sections of our recently developed Building Better Businesses Toolkit! You’ll hear from three member businesses about their socially responsible human resource policies and initiatives and get the chance to discuss these practices with other like-minded business and organization leaders.
VBSR is pleased to share our Building Better Businesses Toolkit, which is a one-stop resource offering suggestions on tangible actions to cultivate and develop socially responsible business practices on a small and budget-friendly scale. To familiarize the VBSR network with this resource, we will be offering 2 webinars on the toolkit, each of which will feature VBSR member business speakers sharing examples of how they have implemented some of the benefits and practices included in the Building Better Businesses Toolkit.
This workshop is FREE for VBSR members and $20 for non-members.
To learn more about our second Building Better Businesses Toolkit workshop on November 20th, which will focus on Community & Sustainability, click here.
Meet Our Workshop Presenters:
Owner, Red Wagon Plants
Julie Rubaud owns and operates Red Wagon Plants, an organic plant nursery and herb farm. She got her start as a vegetable farmer 26 years ago in Burlington’s Intervale, and before that as a 6 year old immigrant from France whose family’s values were strongly rooted in gardening, homesteading and food. Her passion is to help people create beautiful gardens that feed our souls, bodies and communities. She lives in Vergennes, VT with her wife, Uli, dog, Sandy and a garden filled to the brim with native plants, birds and beneficial insects. Red Wagon Plants focuses on providing healthy plants, herbs and garden education to the community in a way that sustainably supports a strong team of employees.
Co-Founder & CEO, Groennfell Meadery
Kelly Klein is the founder and CEO of Groennfell Meadery and Havoc Mead, a certified B Corp located in St. Albans, Vermont. Kelly has worked since the company’s founding to use the business as a force for good and to create a healthy, supportive environment for their growing team of employees.
Owner, Stowe Street Cafe
Nicole Grenier holds a Master’s Degree of Health Care Administration from the University of Scranton and has served as a mental health professional with 20 years experience serving children, youth and families across local systems of care in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Vermont. Nicole first served at WCMHS from 2003-2014 as the director of a School-Based program, and later as the director of our Early Childhood programs, with a brief departure to embrace entrepreneurship as the owner of the Stowe Street Cafe. The cafe successfully continues under the day-to-day management by Nicole’s committed and capable team, allowing her to proudly return to WCMHS in 2018 as the Director of the CYFS Division where she continues her commitment to advocating for the best possible services and supports for children, families, and staff.