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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 […]


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 […]


“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 […]


Northshire Bookstore to Host VBSR Networking Get-Together Next Week

Networking and Education Series to Come to Manchester Center. Burlington, VT – What does supporting your neighbor have to do with growing Vermont’s economy? Everything! Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased to announce that Northshire Bookstore is welcoming VBSR members and friends for a special night of networking and education around socially responsible […]


VBSR Celebrates Signing of Paid Leave Law

Business organization supported bill at the Vermont State House. A new Vermont law extending paid time off benefits to tens of thousands of workers is good for the state’s economy and will result in a healthier and more stable workforce, according to Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR), a statewide business association with more than […]


Notes from Montpelier: Businesses benefit from paid sick leave

Written by State Rep. Carolyn Partridge , D-Windham. She welcomes emails at I’d be willing to bet that we have all experienced a situation where a coworker comes to work sick and several days later the entire workplace is down with it. Another common scenario is that a child, despite being ill, is taken […]


Local First Vermont Launches “Local Love Fest”

Buy local and share the love to win prizes! Burlington, VT – Buying local keeps our communities vibrant, supports small businesses and strengthens our local economy. Now, buying local can also help you save money and win prizes! This month, Local First Vermont launched “Local Love Fest”, a new social media promotion to encourage Vermonters to […]


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