VBSR Hires Four Part-Time Employees
Additions Bolster Administrative Capabilities, Local First Program
Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased to announce the addition of four part-time staff members. Larissa Del Rosso Rayher, who spent 2016 as an intern for VBSR, has officially joined the team as a Program Assistant. Laura Arnesen, Toby Aronson, and Beth Marr have joined VBSR as members of the 2017 Local First Vermont Sales Team, and they have already begun reaching out to Vermont-owned businesses interested in having coupons or ads in the eighth annual Buy Local book and mobile app.
“We’re thrilled to welcome these four to the VBSR team,” noted Jane Campbell, VBSR Executive Director. “The sales team will play a key role in helping us support Vermont’s local economy through Local First Vermont. And being able to officially add Larissa to the team is an example of an internship that has a happy ending.” Campbell noted that VBSR pays their interns and has used the Vermont Intern Program to find Rayher and other qualified candidates in the past.
Laura Arnesen has worked as a fundraising and marketing consultant in Vermont for 20+ years. She manages the Mad River Valley Craft Fair and has a wealth of experience in sales. Laura lives in Warren and will focus on Buy Local Book sales in Stowe and in Washington County.
Toby Aronson is a freelance classical guitarist and owner of his own record label, NNA Tapes. He has experience in public relations, digital marketing and communications. Toby lives in Burlington and will focus on Buy Local Book sales in Chittenden County.
Beth Marr is the co-owner of Almost Home Cafe and Catering in Bristol. Her extensive experience includes managing sales and events for Basin Harbor and Bolton Valley resorts. Beth lives in Vergennes and will focus on Buy Local Book sales in Addison County.
Larissa Del Rosso Rayher joined VBSR in February 2016 as their Communication and Membership Intern. Now in a Program Assistant role, Del Rosso Rayher works closely with the team to plan events, keep VBSR communications, resources and databases organized and updated, and provide services to the organization’s 750 members. As a young professional, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and work with businesses throughout Vermont that support the triple-bottom-line-approach to business. In her free time, Larissa can be found going on runs throughout Burlington or hiking/skiing the Green Mountains.