National Life and Heartworks Celebrate Reopening Of Child Care Center

Mar
10

National Life and Heartworks Celebrate Reopening Of Child Care Center

Company-owned Building Hosts New Loveworks Center Montpelier, Vermont – National Life and Heartworks Preschools celebrated the grand opening this week of a Loveworks Child Care Center in a building National Life owns on its Montpelier campus. Heartworks leased the building from National Life earlier this year and currently serves 21 children, including many whose parents […]

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Feb
14

Legislative Reception Draws Nearly 200

VBSR Focuses Efforts on Supporting Independent Contractors, Affordable Accessible Child Care Burlington, VT – Approximately 175 legislators, state officials, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) members and guests packed Montpelier’s Capitol Plaza for VBSR’s Annual Legislative Reception on Wednesday, February 8th. The event, which was presented byLeonine Public Affairs, was a chance for policy makers […]

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Feb
01

Business Associations Join Together: Request President Trump to Rescind His Executive Order Regarding the Issuance of Visas

Vermont- Vermont business associations representing small, medium and large, businesses and their employees across Vermont find the recent Executive Order signed by President Trump to be contrary to the economic and humanitarian values that have defined our state and our country since its inception. The statement is issued jointly by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber […]

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Jan
28

New Partners for Vermont’s Green Business Program

VBSR Pleased to be a New Supporters of VTGBP! The Vermont Green Business Program (VT GBP) is an environmental assistance and recognition program for businesses in the Green Mountain State that support sustainable business practices. It is administered by the Vermont Environmental Assistance Office (EAO) of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). VT GBP […]

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Jan
27

VBSR Names New Board Members

Rachel Carter and Claudia Marshall Welcomed to Leadership Roles Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announced today that Rachel Carter of Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF), and Claudia Marshall of Gardener’s Supply Company have joined the organization’s board of directors. “We are thrilled to welcome these two forward-thinking, creative, businesswomen to our board of directors,” said VBSR’s […]

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Jan
25

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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