Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announced Wednesday that Representative Carolyn Partridge, a lawmaker from Windham, will receive the organization’s Legislator of the Year award for her work to pass legislation requiring the labeling of genetically engineered food.
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Registration is now open for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility’s (VBSR) 21st Annual Fall Conference.
Local First Vermont promotes the importance of supporting locally owned, independent Vermont businesses. The popular and annual Buy Local Book is once again available so people can learn more about Vermont locally owned businesses and all they have to offer.
Lawmakers, advocates rally at Red Hen Bakery to launch an effort to reintroduce legislation that would require employers to offer 7 days of sick time for full-time employees. Some business groups say it’s too expensive.
As part of the Business Energy Action challenge, Black River Produce has modernized its refrigeration with the help of Efficiency Vermont.
Some business interests see added costs, unexpected consequences; advocates say it will prevent workers from ending up on welfare.
No longer do I simply think of opportunity and growth as I consider expanding my business; I must also think of the burden of the $3 to $7 an hour in addition to wages that I pay for health insurance for my employees.
Jeffery Wolfe, who founded the large-scale solar company groSolar, told President Pro Tem John Campbell, D-Windsor, that if he continued to support S.30 he could expect some serious political backlash.
Kunin argues that while businesses used to think of it as an “infringement on their prerogatives, it isn’t a polarizing debate when it’s seen as a family friendly policy.”
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) today announced that the Business Energy Action challenge is off to a successful start for 2013. With the support of two federal grants, VBSR launched the Business Energy Action challenge which focuses on reducing thermal and electrical consumption, primarily through energy efficiency.
A lobbyist who represents dairy groups said the bill has an “ice cream truck sized exemption” for 60 percent to 70 percent of foods. “We kind of feel like this is the largest, state-sponsored, consumer-deception bill we’ve ever seen.”
Over the years, the cost to Main Street Landing to provide this benefit has been very small compared to the benefit of overall better health and wellbeing, loyalty and general happiness of our employees.
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: Shumlin administration’s lack of details on single payer financing plan is sowing fear and misinformation
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility officials say the Shumlin administration’s decision to delay the tax plan for a publicly financed health care system is creating uncertainty for businesses and has led to the spread of misinformation. Dan Barlow, a lobbyist for VBSR, a statewide business trade organization that advances economic, social and environmental business ethics, […]
VBSR supports wind energy development