Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

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

VBSR calculator

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.

VBSR launches health care financing calculator

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility on Monday launched an online calculator that allows Vermonters to assemble their own financing plan for the state’s anticipated universal health care system.

VBSR calls for nominations for 2014 Terry Ehrich Award

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces the call for nominations for the 2014 Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business.

Alisa Gravitz and Congressman Welch to keynote VBSR Spring Conference

Event features include keynotes from Alisa Gravitz and Congressman Peter Welch, 15 workshops, 40 exhibitors, 300+ attendees, several networking sessions and the presentation of the 2014 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.

State extends direct enrollment for business health care exchange plans into 2015

Exchange Cost Chart

When businesses enroll directly with insurers their employees have fewer coverage options due to the burden it creates for the plans’ administrators.

TruexCullins to host VBSR networking get-together

TruexCullins to host VBSR networking get-together in Stowe on March 26.

VBSR’s Business Action Challenge welcomes class of 2014

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) today announced that the Business Energy Action (BEA) challenge has added thirty new business members from a variety of sectors and locations throughout Vermont.

VBSR awards ‘Legislator of the Year’ to Rep. Carolyn Partridge

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.

VBSR Fall Conference details and registration announced

Registration is now open for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility’s (VBSR) 21st Annual Fall Conference.

VBSR and Local First Vermont celebrate the local economy with the 2013/2014 Buy Local Book

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.

Drive to require paid sick days kicks off

Lindsay DesLauriers,(in green) director of the Vermont Paid Sick days campaign, stands among supporters at a news conference at Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex on Thursday. Photo by Viola Gad/VTDigger

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.

Black River Produce uses high-tech cooling techniques to reduce costs, footprint

As part of the Business Energy Action challenge, Black River Produce has modernized its refrigeration with the help of Efficiency Vermont.

Backers, opponents of mandated paid sick leave bring arguments to Statehouse

Vermont Statehouse. VTD/Josh Larkin

Some business interests see added costs, unexpected consequences; advocates say it will prevent workers from ending up on welfare.

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