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VBSR Networking Get-Together Hosted by Champlain Community Services

  • 01/31/2017
  • 1:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Champlain Community Services, 512 Troy Ave, Colchester, VT 05446

Join us for an evening of networking and education in Colchester!

Join us for VBSR's first networking event of the year! We're thrilled to have CCS playing host of this Get-Together and are excited to hear how they are positively impacting both the lives of their clients and our business community.

Register Here or contact Russ for more information 

About Our Host - Champlain Community Services

CHAMPLAIN COMMUNITY SERVICES (CCS) is a nonprofit developmental services organization that, “provides essential services to people with intellectual disabilities and autism, building a community where everyone participates and belongs.”

A true grassroots success story, CCS was founded in 1967 by the family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. Poised to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2017, CCS has emerged as a national leader in the field of supported employment – and self-employment – for people with disabilities.

CCS delivers highly individualized, one-to-one supports in:

  • Supported employment and self-employment
  • Career development for high school students with disabilities
  • Home and shared living supports
  • Community engagement

A proud member of VBSR, we embrace principles of environmental stewardship, deep community connection, and a robust competitive economy that is also just and socially responsible. A recent major renovation of our offices at historic Ft. Ethan Allen made us dramatically more energy efficient. We built an accessible raised bed vegetable garden to support our cooking classes. CCS builds partnerships that create business efficiencies and works across economic sectors to create a more diverse workforce.

Through Way2Work,our nationally recognized supported employment program, CCS is uniquely positioned and qualified to work with VBSR member businesses to enhance their CSR portfolios, strengthen their staffs, and help realize a more just and inclusive community.

Ask how your business can partner with CCS is building a community where everyone participates and belongs.


5:30 Registration, Networking

6:00 Program Begins

6:30 Resume Networking, Tours


Whether you're coming from near or far, PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING OR STARTING A CARPOOL TODAY!

Good Eats

Looking to grab a bite before or after the event? Check out this list o Chittenden County Members who can fill you up! 

Event Sponsors 

Forward Philanthropy 

FORWARD PHILANTHROPY supports families, foundations, and corporations in strategic and satisfying philanthropy. From new philanthropists articulating their interests, to established foundations needing to develop focused strategies to achieve their goals, we work with you around the kitchen table or the board room table to plan, execute, and evaluate custom giving plans.

With 15 years experience advising philanthropists and managing foundations, Christine Zachai enjoys working with multi-generational families to engage GenX’ers and Millennials, supporting corporations in developing a philanthropic strategy to achieve their triple bottom line, and building relationships between funders and effective non-profits. Proud certified B Corporation.


Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity

The GREEN MOUNTAIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY  ReStore is the only Habitat ReStore in Vermont.  Located at 528 Essex Road/Route 2A in Williston.  We sell and accept gently used and new furniture, building materials, Kitchen cabinets, household goods and appliances and we use the funds raised to help build Habitat homes in Chittenden County. These healthy, affordable and efficient homes make it possible for low-income working families in our community to leave substandard rental housing behind and to get a hand-up to a better life. The 15,000 square foot Habitat ReStore is your local nonprofit home goods store offering you a tax right off for donations and great low prices.

Living Well Group 

LIVING WELL GROUP was incorporated as a nonprofit entity in 2004 and is licensed by the state of Vermont as Level III residential care homes addressing health disparities in our greater community through innovative approaches and outreach programs. It is a basis of our endeavors, a single facet of a broader purpose, to redefine what it means to age in America, with security, dignity and connection to vital and caring communities. It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. We understand that it takes no less to uphold our elders.

Milk Money 

MILK MONEY L3C  was launched in July 2015 with a vision to connect “Main St.” as well as accredited Vermont investors with Vermont entrepreneurs to fill a gap in the early stage capital market.  It is Vermont’s first registered third-party portal for administering investment campaigns using the Vermont Small Business Offering (VSBO) exemption. Based in Charlotte, VT, it was founded by two seasoned entrepreneurs whose mission is to put the means for creating new businesses, a strong local economy and personal wealth within the reach of all Vermonters. 

Milk Money is powered by VSECU through its wholly owned, independently operated, subsidiary, Vermont Heritage Financial Group, Inc. Investments made through Milk Money are not federally insured by NCUA, involve investment risk, may lose value and are not obligations of or guaranteed by the credit union.


Mosaic Learning Center 

THE MOSAIC LEARNING CENTER provides integrated special education and therapeutic programs for students with developmental disabilities (ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Trauma, Intellectual Disabilities and other complex diagnosis). As a place of learning and a community partner, we seek to create purposeful experiences and educational opportunities that provide maximum benefit for our students and their families. We have a deep respect for our students, and for the value of understanding their individual journeys and strengths. Through the discovery and alignment of each student’s unique abilities, we are able to create dynamic instruction that engages meaningful learning

Moulton Law Group 

THE MOULTON LAW GROUP (MLG)  was founded in 2016 by R.W. “Eli” Moulton III, Esq., a Vermont native in practice in Vermont for over 16 years.MLG is a boutique law firm that focuses on advising business clients and entrepreneurs on a wide range of business legal needs, including financing transactions, private offerings, venture capital, angel investment, slow money/social investing, crowdfunding, business acquisitions, employment matters, equity compensation, intellectual property and general contract and business matters. MLG often acts as a “general counsel” for businesses that are too small to justify the cost and expense of hiring a dedicated in-house counsel.


Red Wagon Plants 

RED WAGON PLANTS is an organic greenhouse and plant growing operation in Hinesburg, Vermont. A for-profit business, their mission is to help customers have successful gardens so our communities can increase the amount of food grown in their own back yards. In order to achieve this mission, Red Wagon partners with more than 13 different organizations each year to donate plants, host events and fundraisers, and promote gardening education. In what can be a challenge in a seasonal industry, Red Wagon's work environment routinely ensures their very loyal employees come back year after year, which they have in-turn discovered also helps their plants to be high quality year after year. They've been at their current location since 2005.


Vermont Trophy & Engraving 

VERMONT TROPHY AND ENGRAVING is a woman-owned awards, recognition, signage and trophy company, in business since 1959. Our focus is on developing customer relationships that make both parties successful – to that end we make repeating event reminder calls, have no phone menus and always meet our deadlines. Our commitment to the highest quality work in the industry has led us to invest in staff, a wide range of equipment and state of the art software. This allows us to use the best method for every piece we make.

We believe our motto, “Recognition is Respect Made Visible” and it shows.

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