90+ Attend VBSR & BACC Candidate Showcase

Oct
24

90+ Attend VBSR & BACC Candidate Showcase

VBSR and BACC were thrilled to work together to bring a “Candidate Showcase and Networking Event” to Brattleboro on October 24th. Nearly 100 members and friends of the organizations attended the event, which included a chance to meet some of the candidates, network with like-minded business leaders, and hear from gubernatorial candidates Sue Minter (D) […]

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Sep
22

Sold Out Crowd Honors Paul Millman

On September 21st, a sold out crowd celebrated Paul Millman as the winner of VBSR’s 2016 Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business. Co-founder, CEO and President of Chroma Technology Corp., Millman received the award at VBSR’s 15th Annual Award Ceremony & Dinner. “I knew Terry. I was friends with Terry. Terry would […]

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SunCommon to Host VBSR Networking Get-Together

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Jul
20

Green Executive Order is Good for Business and Taxpayers

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility on Tuesday praised a move by Gov. Peter Shumlin that will level the playing field for green and environmentally-friendly businesses bidding on state contracts. The executive order announced by Gov. Shumlin gives businesses with strong environmental records and policies a preference when bidding on state contracts for goods and services, […]

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Jul
07

Public Service Board Chooses Utilities ; Stalls Climate Action and Renewable Energy Progress

Renewable Energy Vermont, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Vermont Conservation Votes, Vermont Natural Resources Council, Vermont Public Interest Research Group MONTPELIER, VT – Environmental, climate, and sustainable business groups joined together this week to express grave concern over proposed changes to net metering, the program that allows Vermonters to choose renewable energy.  The diverse organizations are […]

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Red Wagon Plants Hosts Networking Night

Mike Reilly Photo From left, Sas Stewart and Will Flemming of Stonecutter Distillers work at VBSR’s June Get-Together in Hinesburg. Article originally posted on Business Vermont, written by Mike Reilly HINESBURG — Guests were treated to an ideal early summer evening when Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg hosted a Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) networking […]

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May
26

Advocates Call for Investigation Into Exxon for Misleading the Public on Climate Change

Montpelier, VT – A group of environmentalists and businesses delivered more than 1600 petition signatures to Attorney General Bill Sorrell today encouraging him to build on his work as part of a recently formed coalition of Attorneys General focused on climate issues by joining the nationwide effort to investigate Exxon. Representatives from 350Vermont and Vermont […]

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Vermont Business Group Praises Signing of Ban the Box Bill

New law gives Vermonters with criminal histories a “second chance” at getting a good job Montpelier, VT (May 3, 2016) – A new employment bill signed into law by Gov. Shumlin on Tuesday will help Vermonters with criminal histories rebuild their lives by eliminating a common barrier to employment, according to Vermont Businesses for Social […]

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“A Bill Defining Independent Contractors Meets A Contentious Demise”

Stowe Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, shown above in 2015, says it was upsetting to see a bill that would have broadened the definition of an independent contractor fold under pressure from labor groups. But members of the business community also voiced concerns. This Article originally appeared on VPR. Find original article can be found here. An […]

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Vermont Business Leaders and Citizens Converge on Montpelier to Call for Action on Climate Change

Montpelier, VT (April 22, 2016) – Executives from some of Vermont’s most iconic brands and companies converged in Montpelier on Earth Day to call on legislators to support a speedy transition to the low carbon economy of the future. New science suggests that the impacts from climate change may come sooner and be more destructive […]

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