Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Vermont Business Group Praises Signing of Ban the Box Bill

News Release — Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility May 3, 2016 Contact: Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility 802-355-7461 (cell), [email protected] 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. […]

VBSR Announces 26th Annual Spring Conference Details

News Release — VBSR April 18, 2016 Media Contact: Russ Elek (802) 862-8347 [email protected] Registration Open, President of Zevin Asset Management to Keynote Vermont’s Largest Gathering of Forward-thinking Business Professionals Burlington, VT – Registration is now open for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility’s (VBSR) 26th Annual Spring Conference: People. Planet. Profit. VBSR’s largest event of […]

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility marks 25th year

The nonprofit organization used its annual meeting Tuesday in Brattleboro to celebrate past accomplishments and cast an eye toward the future.

Duane Peterson to receive VBSR’s Terry Ehrich Award

News Release — VBSR May 27, 2015 VBSR Contact: Russ Elek Communication and Membership Manager (802) 862-8347 [email protected] SunCommon Contact: Emily McManamy Storyteller and Media Maven (802) 825-1625 [email protected] SunCommon Founder and Co-president to be recognized for outstanding dedication to socially responsible business practices BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased […]

VBSR announces interim manager and E.D. search

News Release — VBSR May 21, 2014 Media Contact: Russ Elek (440) 812-7082 [email protected] -Applications being accepted for organization’s 5th executive director- Burlington, VT – The search is on! Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is seeking a new Executive Director. The organization is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, inspired and experienced manager to fill the […]

VBSR seeks nominations for 2015 Terry Ehrich Award

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces the call for nominations for the 2015 Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business.

VBSR: Vermont needs to address health care cost shift

Statement by the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Board of Directors.

National brands defend Vermont’s food transparency right-to-know law in court

Food companies from across the United States are joining the legal battle in defense of a new Vermont law requiring that genetically engineered products be labeled on store shelves.

Statewide ‘Shop Vermont This Holiday Season!’ awareness campaign kicks off

The Vermont Retail & Grocers Association (VRGA), in partnership with Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) and the Vermont Small Business Administration (VT SBA) held a press conference today at Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington to kick off a “Shop Vermont This Holiday Season!” statewide awareness campaign. VRGA President Jim Harrison, VBSR Executive Director Andrea Cohen, and VT SBA District Director Darcy Carter worked with Representative Peter Welch’s office to organize and present the event.

Local First Vermont and Red Barn Fundraising create regional alternatives for Vermont school fundraisers

Kicking off this school year, Local First Vermont and Red Barn Fundraising have once-again joined efforts to help promote and support locally owned, independent Vermont businesses by allowing schools to use the new Buy Local Book as a fundraiser.

In This State: Vermont’s largest fresh foods network is flavored with strong principles

Mark Curran and Steve Birge started out as ski bums trucking produce from Boston to the Ludlow area in 1978. Today the progressive company they founded, Black River Produce, has become an essential link in the Vermont localvore ethos, tying farmers and producers to 3,000 outlets around the state and beyond.

VBSR names Mark Curran of Black River Produce winner of 2014 Terry Ehrich Award

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) has chosen Mark Curran, Founder and Co-Owner of Black River Produce, as the 2014 recipient of the Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business.

Green Mountain College to host VBSR Networking Get-Together

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is excited to announce that Green Mountain College (GMC) will host VBSR’s next Networking Get-Together on July 23, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

VBSR tool allows everyone to design a health care financing plan

Online calculator lets users choose which revenue sources should fund the $2 billion needed to pay for publicly financed health insurance. State says it’s a bit simplistic.