VBSR Community Bulletin: October 2021

VBSR Community Bulletin
Opportunities and news for a just, thriving, and transformative economy for all people and the planet
This monthly, member-only communication features opportunities and member news from throughout VBSR’s statewide community, including:
-Member Blog
-Member News
-Upcoming Member Events
-Member Job Listings
-Member Discounts
To ensure your content is included in this monthly communication, be sure to:
Post jobsnews and events to our website
-Offer a member-to-member discount in your member profile.
Questions? Contact Membership Manager Toby Aronson 
VBSR is Hiring!
For more than 30 years, VBSR has recognized that what is good for people, communities, and the environment is also good for business. We are seeking 2 positions to help us continue to leverage the power of business for positive impact:The Communications Manager is responsible for defining VBSR’s value proposition and communications strategies, and for promoting, enhancing, and protecting VBSR’s value proposition and brand reputation to ensure that the organization’s external communications are aligned with organizational goals, effective, and coordinated. 
The Education and Events Manager will provide leadership and implementation for VBSR’s educational and events programming, including strategy, planning, coordination, development, fundraising, logistics, and facilitation. 
Those who identify as women and non-binary, people of color, veterans, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Member News
Speaker Krowinski and Pro Tem Balint Announce Final Round of “Investing in Vermont’s Future Community Conversations”
The Vermont Dept. of Health 2022 Worksite Wellness Award Application is now open!
UVM Researchers Team Up with Casella to Uncover the Suitability of Packaged Food Waste for Organics Recycling
Vermont Federal Credit Union delivers food and supplies in celebration of International Credit Union Day
Lawson’s Finest Liquids Named “First-Generation Family Enterprise” Award-Winner by University of Vermont
Following national trend, Vermont brewery turns carbon emissions into beer bubbles
Green Up Vermont Receives $79,834.60 From the Chittenden Solid Waste District
VSECU Kicks off Annual Program Where Members Direct $50,000 to Vermont Non-Profts
Solar project with Encore Renewable Energy, Green Mountain Power, brings Middlebury College closer to 100 percent renewable energy goal
Hunger Free VT: School meal programs need your help! Sign up to Volunteer
Business Culture Consultants Chosen to Provide Executive Coaching, Services, to the UN High Commissioners for Refugees Office in Guatemala
Local Motion Bike Ferry Announces Opening Day
New England Federal Credit Union Makes $3 Million Gift For BIPOC Homeownership
Sign onto the Organizational Support Letter to Show Support for Universal School Meals
Darn Tough Cuts the Ribbon on a New Knitting Facility, and Jobs, in Waterbury, Vermont
Darn Tough Donates Proceeds to Vermont Foodbank
Green Mountain Solar: Part of the solution to achieving 40% nationwide clean energy by 2035
KSV Industry Expert Interview with Mamava’s CEO & Co-Founder Sascha Mayer
Well Told Films launches She Can Too Podcast
Mascoma Bank is offering tailored loans with special financing rates to AllEarth Solar customers
Greenvest Named “Best for the World” B Corp for 2021, Ranking in the Top 5% of Certified B Corps Worldwide
Add your news item to our next newsletter here. 
Member Blog: Green Square Consulting

Want to have an impact? Three things small businesses may consider
Life in Vermont is pretty good. On average, we are a collective that appreciates a thoughtful approach to getting things done. From a business perspective, this may not seem profound, but there’s an extra layer to our businesses the P&L Statement doesn’t calculate – our intentions.

Read more at: https://vbsr.org/news-item/want-to-have-an-impact-three-things-small-businesses-may-consider/
Want to share a piece of VBSR mission related thought leadership for the Community Bulletin? Contact Toby Aronson (tobya@vbsr.org) for more information.
Upcoming Member Events
Vermont Womenpreneurs Virtual Summit
White + Burke Vermont Development Conference
Champlain College Mock Interview Days: Nov 8-12, 2021 (Virtual and in-person options)
ACORN’s 2021 Annual Meeting
Sail Beyond Cancer Vermont Announces Surf n’ Turf Charity Dinner and Live Auction
Free Virtual Townhall: What Every Family Should Know About Trust
Manage Difficult Conversations
VT Dept. Health: Worksite Wellness Series: Feeling Burnt Out? How to Take Action to Protect Yourself and Your Job
Construction Business Bootcamp
Add your event to our next newsletter here. 
Member Job Listings 
Communications Manager, VBSR
Education & Events Manager, VBSR
Lead Machinist – Second Shift, Chroma Technology
Director of Marketing & Communications, United Way of NorthwestVermont (UWNWVT
Events & Communications Coordinator, Vital Communities
Housing & Transportation Team (two positions), Vital Communities
Systems & Network Engineer II/III, Burlington Electric Department
Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) Coordinator, Barre Community Justice Center
Development and Data Associate, Vermont Humanities Council
Community Program Officer, Vermont Humanities Council
Communications Manager, Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF)
2022 Legislative Intern, Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC)
Business Manager, Vermont Compost Company
Operations & Reporting Specialist, UVM Career Center
Events Coordinator, Special Olympics Vermont
Bookkeeper, Part-Time, UP for Learning
Multiple Professional Positions Open, Concept2
Vacuum Coating Technician – Second Shift, Chroma Technology Corp.
Quality Control Technician – Second Shift,  Chroma Technology Corp.
Coating Setup Technician – 2nd Shift, Chroma Technology Corp.
Product Engineer, Chroma Technology Corp.
Utility Designer, Level 2, Vermont Electric Coop
Right-Of-Way Associate, Vermont Electric Coop
Innovation and Technology Leader, Vermont Electric Coop
Product Packager, Vermont Craft Meade (Groennfell Meadery)
Director of Finance, Burlington Electric Department
Outside Sales Representative – Residential, Vermont Gas Systems (VGS)
Vermont Creative Network Outreach Organizer, Vermont Arts Council. – deadline 10/29
Registration Administrator & Office Manager, Shelburne Farms
Farm Connex Delivery Service General Manager, Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE)
Health & Wellness Consultant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
Assistant Actuarial Analyst, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
Manager of Operations and Culture, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET)
Family Business Initiatives Coordinator, UVM
Film Production Intern, Twincraft Skincare
Add your job listing to our next newsletter here. 
Member-to-Member Discounts
4 Points VT – 10% Discount on any offering
Accessible Web LLC – 10% Discount
Adaptiva HR – 20% discount on our comprehensive HR compliance & best practices assessment (Learn more at link)
Aegis Renewable Energy, Inc. – $1,000 referral payment to any VBSR member or member employee who’s referral leads to the installation of a solar project over 50kW AC. Payment will be made at commissioning of project. One referral per project.
All Earth Renewables – No cost solar program for VBSR Businesses
Annette’s Preschool – 5% Discount off Childcare Tuition
Aplomb Consulting – Free one-hour initial consultation for strategic planning, capacity building, facilitation, or communications projects. If this results in our working together, Aplomb Consulting will donate $100 to VBSR in your name
AroMed Essentials – 15% off storewide
Ascend Group – Free initial consultation in order to determine whether our team of accounting and finance professionals can lend a hand in improving the financial management of your company
To see a full list of member-to-member discounts, visit vbsr.orgIf you would like to offer a member-to-member discount in an upcoming community bulletin, email Toby.
Member Engagement Tip of the Month
Attend a VBSR Workshop in November!
VBSR’s virtual education series continues with a number of fall workshops and webinars, including a variety of leading-edge topics: Becoming a B Corp, Inclusive Workplace Practices and Sustainability. 

Beyond B Corp Basics
Wednesday, November 3rd
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Register Here

Aligning Your Facility Investments with Your Mission and Values
Wednesday, November 10th
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Register here

Navigating Economic Diversity in the Workplace
Thursday, November 18th
1:00 pm – 2:30pm
Register Here