VBSR Annual Conference



As businesses rebuild and plan for the future, we have an opportunity to chart a course that moves us “forward” toward a regenerative economy – one that is equitable, resilient, and sustainable.

VBSR’s 30th Annual Conference will explore three themes:


Business Resiliency in the Era of COVID

The Climate Crisis

This full-day virtual event will include a keynote address, a panel discussion with Vermont’s Federal Delegation, and 9 interactive workshops, as well as time for networking and self-care. Topics will explore the unique issues and opportunities that each of the themes present, as well as the points where they intersect. Attendees will emerge inspired, connected with forward-thinking leaders, and empowered with resources and concrete action steps to drive change.

Join us as we chart the future forward
at VBSR’s 30th Annual Conference!

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Conference workshops will be recorded and the recordings will be shared with attendees after the conference, to accommodate any conflicts.

For conference attendees who opt-in to sharing their contact information for networking purposes, a list of contacts will be shared after the conference.

Questions? Email Carra Cheslin at carrac@vbsr.org

Thank you to our conference sponsors!

Champion UnderwritersUnderwritersExhibitors

Keynote Underwriter:

Mascoma Bank Logo






Champion Underwriters:

Alchemist Logo    All Earth Renewables   Ben and Jerrys

Chroma Technology Logo      Dinse   Gardeners Supply

Green Mountain Power     King Arthur Baking Company       Magic Hat

Mamava Logo  National Life Logo   new chapter logo purple

Northfield Savings Logo   PF+C    Seventh Generation

Suncommon    Union Mutual Logo    VEIC

Vermont Creamery  Vermont Family Farms    Villanti Printers



Annual Conference Underwriters:

Cabot Logo   Dunkiel Saunders Logo   Encore Logo

Gallagher Flynn Let's Grow Kids    Richards Group Logo

The Source and Recruit Company        UVM CDE        TruexCullins

United Way NW  VBM logo    VELCO    .

Vermont Gas           VT PBS            VPR Logo

VSJF Logo  VT Digger Zero Gravity Brewery



Gold Member & Exhibiting Sponsors:

A. N. Deringer, Inc.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Baystate Financial

Bee’s Wrap

Black River Produce

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Vermont


Burton Snowboards

Business Culture Consultants

Casella Resource Solutions

Champlain College

Chelsea Green Publishing

City Market, Onion River Co-op

Community Bank, N.A.- Merchants Bank



Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

Downstreet Housing and Community Development

Ivy Computer, Inc.

Jennifer L. Chiodo


Leonardo’s Pizza, Inc.

Marketing Partners, Inc.

McKenzie Country Classics

Merritt & Merritt, Attorneys at Law

Middlebury College

Montgomery & Granai, PC

Neagley & Chase Construction Co.

Norwich Solar Technologies

ReArch Company, Inc.

Rhino Foods

Sheehey, Furlong & Behm P.C.


Third Place Inc.

University of Vermont (UVM)

University of Vermont Medical Center

Vanguard Renewables

Vermont Community Loan Fund

Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA)

Vermont Employee Ownership Center

Working Fields