Are you seeking connection with those facing similar challenges to you? A place to learn and grow with peers?


VBSR Impact Circles are peer-to-peer networking and discussion groups that provide Vermont business leaders with a forum to connect through shared experiences, grow your network, learn from each other, identify opportunities for potential collaboration, and generate greater environmental and social impact. Deepen the impact of your work while building community!


Groups will meet virtually 6-12 times a year, depending on the group. Meetings will include presentations by group members, facilitated large and small group dialogue, announcements, and resource sharing. Content will be participant-led with coordination and facilitation provided by a VBSR staff member.


This FREE program is for VBSR members only.


The following Impact Circles will be offered:



The JEDI Impact Circle is open to employees at any level of an organization who are actively involved in their organization’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion journey.

Questions? Reach out to VBSR’s Education & Events Manager, Molly Barfuss, at




Meeting Dates
Wednesday January 25th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Wednesday March 29th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Wednesday May 31st, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Wednesday July 26th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Wednesday September 27th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Wednesday November 29th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM



The People & Culture Impact Circle is open to human resource leaders interested in the creation and evolution of people-centered workplaces and strong workplace culture.

Questions? Reach out to VBSR’s Membership & Development Manager, Toby Aronson. 




Meeting Dates
Tuesday February 14th, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, April 18th, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, June 13th, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, August 15th, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, October 17th, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 12th, 9:00 – 10:00 AM


In order to create a productive and welcoming environment in VBSR Impact Circles, solicitation for products and services will be prohibited, and the content of the discussion will not be recorded or shared. Participants will be asked to commit to meeting agreements that create a safe and respectful forum for all involved.


Successful meetings will foster collaboration and learning, generate new opportunities for collective impact, and introduce participants to new ideas, resources, and contacts to advance VBSR’s vision for a just, thriving, and transformative economy that works for all people and the planet.


Questions? Reach out to VBSR’s Membership & Development Manager, Toby Aronson.