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VBSR Networking Get-Together Hosted by SunCommon

  • 07/28/2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • SunCommon, 442 US Route 2, Waterbury
VBSR members and friends are invited to join us for an evening networking and education at SunCommon’s newly built headquarters, Vermont’s newest net-positive building. Join us as we “Get-Together” to talk CSR, B-Corps, the importance of employee wellbeing, and running your business in a way that leaves the earth better off than when you started!

Cost: Free for members and state officials, $10 for nonmembers
To Register: Please Register Here 
For More Info: Contact russe@vbsr.org

About Our Host


This Networking Get-Together will be in SunCommon's headquarters, Vermont's newest net-positive building. Designed by longtime VBSR member Bill Maclay, it's a showpiece of cost-saving renewable and efficient energy solutions. 

The largest residential and community solar provider in our state, SunCommon, believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and safer world — and clean energy is where it starts. Energy from the sun can power our lives, heat our homes and fuel our cars and their mission is to tear down the barriers to renewable energy by making it easy and affordable for all Vermonters to go solar.  

Organized as one of Vermont’s pioneering Benefit Corporations and certified as a BCorp, SunCommon is committed to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. Voted three years running a Best Place to Work in Vermont, SunCommon provides a competitive wage, fully-paid for health insurance for staff and their families, catered lunches on all company meeting days, and a culture that nourishes an energized and engaged workplace. SunCommon divested its employee retirement plan from climate killing and financially risky fossil fuel investments and provides a commuter van as well as hybrid gas-electric vehicles for employees working in the field. They have also been named Vermont Breastfeeding Friendly workplace and been awarded the EPA Environmental Merit Award and the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.


Whether coming from near or far, please consider the impact your travel to this event will make! CLICK HERE to start of join a carpool.  

Good Eats!

Looking for dinner afterward? Why not visit one of these find Washington County members? CLICK HERE for a list of restaurants that support the cause.

Event Sponsors

Bluestone Life

BLUESTONE LIFE was founded to make a significantly positive impact on the health of families, communities and the planet. A Vermont Benefit Corporation, Certified B Corp (pending), and member of 1% for the Planet, we are the first life insurance company that cares about the planet as much as profits. We will help create a more prosperous world by focusing on the combination of money, family, health, community, and planet.


Gordon’s Window Decor 

Vermont is a beautiful place to live. It also comes with extremes- extreme heat and extreme cold. Those extremes can make keeping a home comfortable, VERY costly. At GORDON’S WINDOW DÉCOR, we have window covering solutions that were designed specifically to deal with the energy loss that is inherent in windows. Our window shades and blinds are an affordable, easy way to make your home more energy efficient. Let us find solutions for you with our shop-at-home service. Let's design together. We've been designing, manufacturing & installing quality window decor in Vermont, for 30 years.  

Maclay Architects

MACLAY ARCHITECTS specializes in net-zero energy design. The firm, and founding principal Bill Maclay, are the authors of the New Net Zero published by Chelsea Green. Located in Waitsfield, VT, the firm is recognized as a leader in innovative, ecological planning and architectural design since 1971. 


Merritt & Merritt

MERRITT & MERRITT is a B Corporation law firm based in Burlington, Vermont representing emerging growth companies with a focus on financing and intellectual property. The firm also represents angel, family office, venture capital and private equity investors and is an active participant in the New England venture ecosystem.


OPEN Community Acupuncture

OPEN COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE $20 treatments for everyone  6 days a week in the town of Waterbury. 

OPEN Community Acupuncture is a socially conscious business that prides itself in reducing price as a barrier for folks to add acupuncture to their healthcare options.  As is most common in Asia where acupuncture has been given for thousands of years, at OPEN we deliver acupuncture in a group setting. It is not uncommon to fall into a peaceful sleep during the treatment while resting comfortably in a recliner. This allows for treatments for all areas of the body to be accessed using easy to reach areas from the elbows to hands and knees to feet so wearing clothing that allows access to these areas is advised. Using these points allows for treatment of the majority of conditions acupuncture is effective for.

TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design

TRUEXCULLINS ARCHITECTURE + INTERIOR DESIGN provides creativity and experience in five distinct design studios: workplace, home, resort, education and interiors. TruexCullins combines the expertise of highly skilled architects, designers, interior designers and technical staff to identify and successfully meet the design challenges inherent in any project, whether local, national or international. www.truexcullins.com  | 802.658.2775


Vermont Community Loan Fund

THE VERMONT COMMUNITY LOAN FUND's mission is to create opportunities that lead to healthy communities and financial stability for all Vermonters. An expert in finding and financing opportunities that don’t qualify for credit from traditional lenders, the Loan Fund puts capital in the hands of entrepreneurs and community organizations who can’t access it anywhere else, to benefit the Vermonters who need it most. The money we lend comes from the community: individuals & families, corporations, state & federal governments, foundations, financial institutions, faith-based groups and others who want to align their investments with their values, earning them a social or "community" return as well as a financial return.

Since our inception we’ve lent over $90 million to local businesses, affordable housing developers and community-based organizations that has created or preserved over 5,200 jobs; built or rehabilitated more than 4,000 affordable homes for Vermont’s families, individuals and seniors; created or preserved quality care for over 3,700 children and their families and supported community organizations providing vital services to hundreds of thousands of Vermonters. 

For more information about the Loan Fund and its lending and investing programs, visit www.investinvermont.org


WrightJones PLC

WRIGHTJONES is an employment law firm that focuses on solving workplace problems for employers with a triple-bottom-line approach. We have substantial legal experience handling labor and employment matters, and unlike other firms, we combine our 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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