Kick off the new year with an evening of networking and education! VBSR members and friends are invited to a Networking Get-Together hosted by Vermont Public Radio in their new headquarters in Colchester. This event is free for VBSR members and state/elected officials, $10 for nonmembers.
We have reached our limit, and we are sorry to say that registration has closed for this event.
About Our Host
Listener-supported Vermont Public Radio
has served Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As the only statewide public radio network, VPR provides an essential and trusted independent voice for news, information, music and cultural exploration for the people of our region. After outgrowing its headquarters of 20 years and with the support of a generous community of donors, VPR recently expanded and updated its Colchester facility to include the VPR News Center and Studio One, a public performance venue. With assistance from Efficiency Vermont, VPR is working to become one of the first "net zero" public media facilities in the country.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Imagine that all of your employees and board members were fully engaged to create change. They’re energized, excited, and have bought into your company’s direction – probably because they helped create it. That is our company vision. And our mission is to inspire leaders and empower teams through strategic planning, organizational development, communications and executive coaching. A former Vermont Legislator and Stanford MBA, Aplomb President Jason Lorber works directly with CEOs, Executive Directors, and other leaders of businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies throughout Vermont and the United States. We applaud VBSR’s mission, and donate to VBSR for each new VBSR client.
City Market is a community-owned food cooperative, with over 13,000 Members, selling wholesome food and wellness products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Now with two stores, in downtown and the south end of Burlington, Vermont, City Market provides a large selection of local, organic, and conventional foods and thousands of Vermont-made products. Visit City Market, Onion River Co-op online at www.CityMarket.coop
Joanne Jastatt Leadership Coach & Career Strategist
Joanne Jastatt, MBA, is a leadership coach and career strategist with a passion for helping her cilents evolve. Using a process that helps clients identify their personal strengths and areas of interest and set goals accordingly, she employs 1:1 coaching, 360-degree reports and other techniques to empower them to move forward personally and professionally. Joanne is also an accomplished public speaker who often moderates panels and conducts workshops related to career advancement. Prior to pursuing her coaching certification from Teleos Leadership Institute, she spent 18 years leading teams that brought great products to market for EarthLink, Turner Broadcasting, Cox Automotive and the agency she founded, 180plus Productions. https://www.joannejastatt.com/
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.
The Vermont Employee Ownership Center
is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities. We provide information and resources to owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start up a company with broadly shared ownership.
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) is a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the sustainable development of Vermont’s economy. VSJF provides business assistance, value chain facilitation, network development, and strategic planning in agriculture and food system, forest product, waste management, renewable energy, and environmental technology sectors. Located in Montpelier, Vermont, VSJF was created by the Vermont Legislature in 1995 (resulting from VBSR sponsored legislation) to partner with state government, private sector businesses, and nonprofits to build a thriving economic, social, and ecological future for Vermont. Learn more at www.vsjf.org
Wiemann Lamphere ArchitectsWiemann Lamphere Architects
operates with the mind-set that everyone is entitled to live, work, learn, and play in spaces that are beautiful, functional, efficient, and affordable. We seek opportunities to strengthen communities and the local economies in a manner that minimizes the impact on the natural environment. We work collaboratively with clients, users and contractors and strive to create beautiful and thoughtful architecture led by strong planning, engagement, and creativity. We understand sustainability and the relationship of the built environment to nature, and we strive to educate our clients to foster positive change in the world.