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VBSR’s 2017 Legislative Reception

  • 02/08/2017
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • The Montpelier Room at Capitol Plaza, 100 State Street, Montpelier, Vt

Cost: Free for VBSR members, state/elected officials; $10 for nonmembers
To Register: Please Register Here 
For More Info: Contact Daniel Barlow

Event Description

VBSR welcomes the Vermont Legislature back to Montpelier with this evening of food, drinks, and networking with socially responsible business leaders, Vermont legislators, and State House lobbyists. Each year this event draws more than 150 people to discuss business, policy, and politics – don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your legislator and other like-minded business leaders!

Save the date and join us on the 8th!


Coming from near or far? Consider the impact your travel to this event will have. JOIN A CARPOOL OR OFFER TO DRIVE.

VBSR Eats 

We'll have plenty of hors-d'oeuvres, but if you're looking to grab a bite after the event, check out this list of LOCAL VBSR MEMBERS. (The Skinny Pancake also has a location in Montpelier!)

Event Sponsors 

Presenting Sponsor

Leonine Public Affairs

Leonine Public Affairs is the one-stop shop for government affairs and strategic communications services and works with clients ranging from large corporations to small nonprofits across the United States. Leonine can manage and staff an entire public relations effort, acting as everything from campaign manager to press secretary to data analyst. Leonine also provides these services a-la-carte, and can do everything from developing legislative and executive strategy to developing websites and managing social media.

For the past 30 years, Leonine has combined a deep expertise in government relations and communications strategy, message development, legislative analysis, electoral and grassroots campaigns, public outreach, issue advocacy, web development, videography and graphic design to provide clients with one-stop shopping for effective public relations efforts. WWW.LEONINEPUBLICAFFAIRS.COM

Supporting Sponsors


Ellis Mills (EM) is a next-generation public affairs firm – built on 45+ years of collective experience – that advises clients facing challenges in the public arena. We help organizations large and small, corporate and non-profit, deliver their message to critical audiences in the government, media and public in ways that ensure they’re heard. Our focus is on the intersection between government relations and communications consulting – part think tank, communications firm and political campaign advisor – where we offer cohesive solutions for clients with complex communications challenges. Our multi-discipline, integrated approach includes marketing, government and public relations, social media and digital, grass roots advocacy, and crisis management – all integrated to meet our clients’ public affairs challenges. We are a fast-turnaround, results-driven, low-overhead firm, small enough to move fast, experienced enough to drive results on major projects. Learn more at WWW.ELLIS-MILLS.COM 

Green Mountain Power 

GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with customers to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power. GMP is the first†utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion.

National Life Group


National Life Group® is a trade name representing a diversified family of financial services companies that believes experiences are what makes life worth living. We help individuals, families, and businesses pursue their financial goals through life insurance, annuity and investment products. Learn more at HTTP://WWW.NATIONALLIFE.COM 

The Woods Lodge 

The Woods Lodge offers a secluded and inspiring location with a dedicated staff, quality catering, and comfortable accommodations. It is the perfect place to gather friends, family or business associates for an intimate meeting, retreat, special event, conference, workshop, wedding, family or class reunion; or just a weekend getaway or vacation for a small group, couple or family -- even pets are welcome at THE WOODS LODGE

Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council (VCCICC)


The VERMONT CHILD CARE INDUSTRY AND CAREERS COUNCIL (VCCICC) works to enhance the knowledge, skills and status of child care providers. We offer the Registered Child Care Apprenticeship Program and other professional development activities through collaboration with partners, including the State of VT Child Development Division, the VT Department of Labor, and the Community College of Vermont. VCCICC's vision is that high quality child care is available for all Vermont Children. 

Vermonters for a New Economy

VERMONTERS FOR A NEW ECONOMY is a group of individuals and organizations who are working on new ways we can own and operate businesses, earn income, make exchanges, do our banking and investment, and measure the economy's contribution to human and environmental well-being.  We support organic and regenerative agriculture, renewable energy and energy efficiency, creativity and knowledge based enterprises, affordable housing, and the healing arts as the economic drivers of Vermont's future. 

Washington Electric Coop

WASHINGTON ELECTRIC COOP is a not-for-profit member-owned rural electric utility that is proud to be 100% renewable. Founded in 1939 to bring electricity to rural Vermont communities and to provide its members with a voice in their energy future, Washington Electric Co-op today unites our founders’ pioneering spirit with a commitment to environment, our communities and to our member/owners.
Its approximately 10,800 members, 96% of whom are residential, are spread over 2,728 square miles, in 41 towns and 4 counties (Caledonia, Orange, Orleans and Washington) in north-central Vermont.  We operate approximately 1,200 miles of distribution line, with eight substations. We do this with a passion and commitment for the environment and dedication to our member owners.


WRIGHTJONES is an employment law firm that combines legal solutions with sustainable business practices to solve the workplace problems that Vermont employers face every day.  We have substantial legal experience handling labor and employment matters for clients who seek to incorporate a triple-bottom-line approach in their legal strategy, and we combine that legal background with over a decade of actual HR management experience. We create solutions that address both the legal element and the human element of workplace issues.

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