Gardener’s Supply wins award for Plant-a-Bar by Vermont Business Magazine on Jan 25th, 2017

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Gardener’s Supply wins award for Plant-a-Bar by Vermont Business Magazine on Jan 25th, 2017

Original Article Posted by Vermont Business Magazine on Jan 25th, 2017 Vermont Business Magazine Gardener’s Supply Company is being honored with a national, “2017 Green Thumb Award,” by the Direct Gardening Association for its innovative new product, “Plant-a-Bar(link is external).” Gardener’s Supply said in a statement that Plant-a-Bar is an ingenious combination of an outdoor bar […]

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Jan
19

Executive training program available to VT entrepreneurs

VBSR is a proud sponsor of the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program Vermont Technical College, as the educational partner of the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program, is seeking 20 entrepreneurs throughout the state to participate in a free business course starting in April. Emerging Leaders is a free executive-level training program for established business owners poised for […]

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Dec
21

Executive Order Promoting Businesses that Fight Climate Change Finalized

Montpelier – An Executive Order signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin that gives businesses fighting climate change preference in the state contracting process has been finalized. The new policy applies to any contract over $25,000, which captures at least 97 percent of state contracting dollars. The state of Vermont spends hundreds of millions of dollars each […]

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Dec
15

Phoenix Books embarks on year-long partnership with Vermont Foodbank

Originally posted by Vermont Business Magazine. Original article can be Found Here. Phoenix Books is taking a stand against hunger this holiday season by matching customer donations – up to $5,000 – to the Vermont Foodbank between Thanksgiving and December 24th. The company – which has locations in Essex, Burlington, Rutland and Chester – has embarked […]

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Dec
08

The Hard Work of Social Responsibility

by Stephen Morris, Rutland Herald on Feb 26th, 2006 Only in Vermont Vermont Mystic Pie Company brings together a Who’s Who and What’s What of Vermont companies. The apples come from local orchards that embrace the most rigorous ecological growing techniques. The butter comes from the farmers of Cabot Creamery. The flour may not originate […]

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Dec
06

Capstone and VSECU Partner Provide Emergency Food and Heating Assistance to Vulnerable Vermonters

(BARRE, VT) Capstone Community Action and VSECU (Vermont State Employees Credit Union) have teamed up to launch Fuel Your Neighbors, an initiative to support emergency food and heating assistance for vulnerable central Vermont households. Winter is a tough time for thousands of central Vermonters. Families often must choose between basic necessities like food and heat. Children […]

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Nov
29

House Chair to Receive VBSR Legislator of the Year Award

Business Group will Honor Rep. Helen Head for Work in 2016 Session Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will honor the chair of a Vermont House committee at the organization’s annual Legislative Breakfast on December 15 for her work this year in passing key employment bills. Rep. Helen Head, (D)-South Burlington, the […]

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Nov
25

VBSR Networking Get-Together Comes to Saint Johnsbury

-Downs Rachlin Martin and MVZ Holdings Play Host at Kingdom Taproom- Looking to network with forward-thinking business leaders? Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility welcomes members and guests to attend a free Networking Get-Together at Saint Johnsbury’s Kingdom Taproom on November 30th. Hosted by Downs Rachlin Martin and MVZ Holdings, the event will run from 5:30 […]

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Nov
25

Rep. Welch, Business Leaders Urge Vermont to “Buy Local”

Montpelier, VT – On Tuesday, November 22, VBSR teamed up with Congressman Peter Welch, Montpelier Mayor John Hollar, Montpelier Alive and other business leaders to emphasize the importance of shopping locally. In his remarks given at The Shoe Horn in downtown Montpelier, Welch said “We’re lucky to live in Vermont where small business all over […]

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Nov
25

VBSR Launches Local First Vermont Mobile App

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) happily announces the launch of the Local First Vermont Mobile App, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Free to download through the App Store and Google Play, the app serves as a mobile version of the well-known Buy Local Resource Guide and Coupon Book, which is published […]

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