Sign Up for ASBC's Webinar Training Feb 14: Effective Advocating & Lobbying Your Elected Officials

Feb
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Sign Up for ASBC’s Webinar Training Feb 14: Effective Advocating & Lobbying Your Elected Officials

As a business leader, your voice carries a lot of influence. Now more than ever, you can make a difference by using that influence with elected officials, decision makers and the media to impact the policies that matter to you and your stakeholders. To give you all the tips you need, the American Sustainable Business […]

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Feb
07

Northfield Savings Bank Joins VBSR Champion Members

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is proud to welcome Northfield Savings as newest Champion Member. The Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Northfield Savings Bank has become VBSR’s newest Champion Member. VBSR is a business association that advocates for policies which support workers, Vermont communities and the environment […]

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Feb
05

CVOEO’S VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GETS IT DONE WITH YOU

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s (CVOEO) VITA program is a significant connection to VBSR’s mission “to set a high standard for protecting the economic environment of our citizens.” In the 2017 tax year our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program helped secure tax returns for 1,437 households, impacting 2,100 individuals, and returning $2,183,793 to the […]

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Feb
01

New Corporate Responsibility Report Takes Holistic View Of National Life Efforts

A new corporate social responsibility report published by National Life aims to take a much more holistic view of the company’s sustainability efforts. The company defines its social responsibility broadly in the report by including how it conducts its core business as a key measure of how well it is embodying its values. “For us, […]

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Jan
23

VBSR Announces Newest Champion Member VEIC – VEIC will be the 16th Champion Member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces this week that VEIC will join the organization’s Champion Members. VBSR is a business association with over 700 members who advocate for policies which support workers, Vermont communities and the environment. The support of Champion Members is essential to their year-round statewide efforts to foster a business ethic […]

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Jan
23

SunCommon Builds Brighter Future With Joyful and Caring Approach – Waterbury Solar Company Credits Employees for 2019 Best Places to Work Honor

SunCommon has been named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Vermont. SunCommon believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and a brighter future, and that starts with our employees. Their incredible commitment to building vibrant communities with renewable energy is inspiring. Their comments, captured in the Best Places to Work […]

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Jan
22

New study provides road map for strengthening the Vermont economy, addressing income inequality and protecting the environment

 The highly-respected and nonpartisan Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal Office released a strategic road map for actions Vermont policy makers can take to strengthen the local economy, create jobs, lower the cost of living, reduce income inequality, improve public health and limit the pollution causing global warming. The Decarbonization Study was a primary recommendation of Gov. Phil […]

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Jan
22

SECOND ANNUAL CANNABIS IN THE CAPITOL FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Day includes activist training, address from Lt. Governor, networking with legislators, storytelling booth, and a hemp/CBD education fair in the cafeteria. In the thick of the 2019 legislative session, Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman, legislative leaders, and a coalition of cannabis reform advocacy groups, medical marijuana patients and caregivers, farmers and local business representatives are gathering in […]

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Jan
18

Vermont Chocolatier to Raise $100,000 for Women’s Health

Inspired by the Women’s March, Nutty Steph’s pledges to sell 100,000 Chocolate Vulvas Middlesex, VT – With their purchases of Nutty Steph’s Chocolate Vulvas Vermonters and chocolate lovers everywhere can help fund Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s essential work empowering individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Nutty Steph’s […]

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Jan
15

CCS makes “Best Places to Work in Vermont” list

Champlain Community Services (CCS), a nonprofit organization – and VBSR member — supporting people with intellectual disabilities and autism, recently earned recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont for 2019. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. “There’s a […]

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