VBSR Networking Get-Together at Encore Renewable Energy


Join us in celebrating B Corp Month by connecting with friends and colleagues at Encore Renewable Energy in Burlington!

Encore Renewable Energy, a Certified B Corporation since 2016, is a values-led solar and energy storage developer that specializes in reclaiming undervalued real estate for clean energy generation and energy storage, helping us to revitalize communities and create a cleaner, brighter future for all.

March is also B Corp Month! We’ll celebrate by recognizing Vermont’s Certified B Corporations (the most per capita in the nation) and sharing highlights from the 2024 B Corp Champion’s Retreat. We’ll also be joined by a special, surprise guest!

Join us for an evening of finger foods, networking, and drinks on Thursday, March 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues, make new connections, gain new ideas and inspiration, and have some fun. This event is open to everyone interested in working toward a just, thriving, and transformative economy that works for all people and the planet. We look forward to celebrating in Encore’s beautiful new office space in Building 44 at Hula!

Cost To Attend:

  • Nonmembers – $65
  • VBSR Members – $45 (or $150 for all 4 sessions in this series)

Registration is open

Event hosted by: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Food & Drinks

Our hosts will provide free finger foods for attendees from Sugarsnap Catering, including gluten free and vegan options. You will also have plenty of beverage options including beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic options.

Thank you to our host!

Encore Renewal Energy

We are a leader in full-service community-scale renewable energy development, with a proven track record in project development from concept to completion and long term ownership. As a values-led company, we specialize in redeveloping undervalued land like brownfields and landfills with solar and energy storage, giving these properties “a second act or encore” by delivering clean, reliable and local power to the communities we serve.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Aplomb Consulting

Transformational change? Usually it only happens when everyone is on the same page. Not just “yeah, okay, I’ll do it, whatever.” But when all are truly invested, feeling heard, bought-in, and engaged. That sets up your entire organization for enduring success. We help leaders empower their teams, through strategic planning, teamwork, executive coaching, communications, and conflict resolution. It’s good for the soul, and it’s good for your business.

bee the change

To achieve their mission of creating habitat that supports pollinators, Bee the Change is growing flowers and understanding. With the goal of restoring pollinator habitat in each of Vermont’s 252 cities and towns, Bee the Change is making Vermont more vibrant for its smallest and its largest citizens.

Copper Leaf Financial

Copper Leaf Financial is a fee-only, fiduciary financial advisor firm with offices in Williston and Rutland Vermont. We help clients navigate their finances through each phase of life with an evolving plan that is updated regularly and acts as a roadmap for sound planning strategies. The firm’s holistic approach to wealth planning is what differentiates us, as we focus on the client’s overall financial health with a careful consideration of life goals – not just investments.

Flexible Capital Fund

The Flexible Capital Fund (“Flex Fund”) is an impact investment fund and Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”) with over a decade of impact investing experience. Since 2011, the Flex Fund has invested $9 million in 24 companies operating in food systems, forest products and climate solutions market sectors. We are a women-led fund providing flexible risk capital, including revenue-based financing, debt and equity, to growing companies in New England. Our portfolio companies align with our mission of “creating healthy food systems, preserving working lands, building resilient communities and addressing climate change through regenerative solutions and equitable workplaces.”

Open Approach

Open Approach, Inc. (OA), is a technology systems integrator with a progressive philosophy. As a managed services provider, we develop opportunity for our clients by transforming powerful, cost-effective technologies into integrated, pre-engineered business technology products. Our products are developed with a focused, streamlined, and standardized methodology that enables us to bring high quality infrastructure and applications support to businesses of all sizes—all with rapid return on investment. We embrace the power and stability of modern technology and extend it to bring reliability, opportunity and cost savings to business. We succeed when our clients can employ the immense opportunity technology offers to propel growth in the core of their business.

Phoenix Books

At Phoenix Books, we are passionate about books and our communities. Come in to browse a diverse selection of books hand-picked by local booksellers who love to read. Discover a local author or catch up with a neighbor. From fine stationery to furry stuffies, we have a curated gift selection to suit everyone on your list. We believe strong local economies are the bedrock to vibrant and thriving communities. When you shop local, your money stays local. Let us help you find your next book!

Guest Experience

This event is family-friendly and caretakers of any kind are welcome to attend with your dependents.

Please make note of any accommodation requests when you register.


Please plan to park in the back lot of Hula at 50 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05405. The parking lots are metered via Premium Parking. Scan the QR codes that are shown on signage throughout the lot or reserve your parking here.

Interested in sponsoring this programming? Contact Jeremy Gerber at jeremyg@vbsr.org.

Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Molly Rand, mollyr@vbsr.org.