Registration Open for “Champion Change, in the Workplace and Marketplace” – VBSR’s 29th Annual Spring Conference May 15, Burlington, VT –

Registration is now open for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibilities annual spring conference, titled “Champion Change in the Workplace and Marketplace”.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) members, friends and state legislators will gather for the conference at the LEED-certified Davis Center at the University of Vermont in Burlington Wednesday May 15th. Throughout the day, attendees will engage in their choice of 15 workshops designed to help forward-thinking professionals find new opportunities through values-led work. Over 300 participants will enjoy a localvore lunch menu and visit with 40+ exhibitors including corporate members like Green Mountain Power and non-profits such as Change the Story Vermont. The day will conclude with a cocktail and networking reception. The event will begin with opening remarks by Sascha Mayer, VBSR Board Member and co-founder of Mamava Inc., who will share her insights from her time leading the design and manufacturing start-up Mamava to a B Certified company with over 550 lactation suites in locations as diverse as airports, sports stadiums, automobile factories, and military bases.

“This year, we are excited to host a keynote panel, “Hard Questions for Good Businesses”, underwritten by Mascoma Bank,” said Liz Dohrman, Education and Events Manager for VBSR, “Duane Peterson, CEO of SunCommon; Sarah Kaeck, founder of Bee’s Wrap; and Roberta MacDonald, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Cabot Creamery will inspire the audience with lessons from leading growing businesses with a commitment to sustainability and community here in the green mountain state.”

“Our educational events inspire change, and our members make change,” said Jane Campbell, Executive Director of VBSR, “The Spring Conference is our premier event and it is our best opportunity to strengthen our professional community for better impact.”

This year, workshop topics will include: The Impact of Culture & Engagement on Customer Satisfaction, Energy Transformation & Technology, Personal Tech & Social Media Policies, Innovative Benefits and Practices for Family Friendly Workplaces and more. Registration, food, and lodging information, and a complete conference agenda with workshop details can be found at Carpooling is encouraged! A Mamava nursing pod will be available for nursing mothers. Please bring your favorite reusable water bottle and travel mug to help limit recyclables.

VBSR’s 29th Annual Spring Conference is generously supported by: All Earth Renewables, Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc, City Market, Dinse Knapp McAndrew, Green Mountain Power, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Magic Hat Brewing Company, National Life Group, Northfield Savings Bank, Paul Frank and Collins P.C., Seventh Generation, SunCommon, The Alchemist, VEIC, Villanti & Sons Printers Inc., VSECU, Mascoma Bank, University of Vermont Continuing & Distance Education, Let’s Grow Kids, Vermont Public Radio, VtDigger, Vermont Business Magazine, UVM Medical Center, Circle Technology, VELCO, Vermont Creamery, Vermont PBS, Gallagher, Flynn & Company LLP, Bia Diagnostics, Cabot, Vermont Rural Ventures, Dunkiel Saunders Elliot Raubvogel & Hand, TruexCullins Architecture and Interior Design, Bee’s Wrap, MRG Inc, Delta Dental Vermont, Vermont Department of Economic Development