VBSR members and friends are invited to join us for an evening of networking and education at Stonecutter Spirits in Middlebury! Join us as we “Get-Together” to talk sustainable retrofitting, employee well-being and what it takes to bake social responsibility into new and growing organizations.
Registration Now Open
Free for VBSR members and state/elected officials; $10 for nonmembers. All pre-registrants will be entered to win a bottle of Stonecutter that night! (Must be present to win!)
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About our Host
is a start-up craft distillery built on the pillars of environmental and social sustainability. They sustainably retrofit a 12,000 sq ft tile factory to be meet their needs for aging hundred of barrels of gin and whiskey, while also serving the community and their employees. As a new business they wrote into their organizational structure paid family leave, robust professional growth programs, and generous and flexible time-off policies.
Whether you're coming from near or far, please consider your impact on the environment. Start or join a carpool today.
5:30 Registration, Networking, Tours
6:00 Program Begins
6:30 Networking, Tours Resume
Thank You to Our Sponsors
At Danforth Pewter, we work metal by hand in our workshop in Middlebury. We create jewelry and holiday ornaments and oil lamps and hundreds of other pieces for you and your home. The team who designed the Stonecutter Spirits space, Imhotep Vermont in Shoreham, and working full speed to design and build out a new Danforth store in Portland, Maine, and as soon as they’re done with that, they’re going to get to work on building out another new store in National Harbor, Maryland. If you can’t make it to either of those cool new spots, we have stores in Middlebury, Burlington, Waterbury, Woodstock and Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as an online store at www.danforthpewter.com.
is a team of Financial Advisors based in VT and MA with collectively 41 years of SRI experience who provide personal consulting on socially responsible and impact investing, then create custom investment portfolios that align with each client’s individual social values and financial goals. Whether it be organic food, clean energy or community development, Greenvest believes investments can be used as a powerful force for social change. They offer among the largest selection of SRI services and products available, including company retirement plans. See www.greenvest.eco
for more details, including their offer of a complimentary personal portfolio review.
Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP
The twenty-seven Vermont attorneys of Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP
solve legal problems with a team approach, using knowledge, creativity, and commitment, across a wide range of practice areas. Our collaboration allows you to benefit from our diverse experiences. By connecting with each other, as well as with our professional colleagues and communities, we are better prepared to meet your legal needs.
In 2017, the women attorneys of Langrock Sperry & Wool have embarked on a year-long initiative, Connecting, Empowering, & Celebrating Women 2017
. We are presenting a series of events throughout 2017, bringing women across Vermont together to share experiences and knowledge on a variety of meaningful matters. From presenting educational programs for women, to hosting speakers and panels on women’s issues, to mentoring women on legal issues, each event also includes partnering with and promoting a relevant women’s organization.
Let's Grow Kids
Let's Grow Kids is a statewide campaign about the need for more high-quality, affordable child care in Vermont to better support our children, families, communities and economy. More than 70% of Vermont children under age 6 have all of their parents in the labor force, meaning they're likely to need care. Yet, nearly half of those infants and toddlers don't have access to any regulated care, and nearly 80% don't have access to high-quality programs. Our goal is to gain public support for increased, sustainable investment that gives all children the chance to reach their full potential.
LET’S GROW KIDS
is a statewide public awareness campaign that seeks to raise the general public’s understanding about the importance of the earliest years in the lives of Vermont’s children. Funded by a collaboration of private foundations, Let’s Grow Kids is working in partnership with Vermont organizations, businesses, and individuals to build support for positive, lasting change that will allow all of our children to succeed in life. For more information and to join our movement, visit LETSGROWKIDS.ORG
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.
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.
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. Our mission is to tear down the barriers to renewable energy. We do that by making it easy and affordable for all Vermonters to go solar.
Organized as one of Vermont's pioneering Benefit Corporations, SunCommon is committed to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. Most of our 100 workers operate out of The Energy Mill, Vermont's largest net-zero office building. Just 2 years old but now Vermont’s largest solar business, SunCommon installs half of all the residential solar systems in our state. This is fun stuff.
Vermont Trophy and 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.