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VBSR 2011 Fall Conference - "Resiliency in Uncertain Times"

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

West Dover, VT

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Event Details

VBSR 2011 Fall Conference

Conference Agenda

7:30-8:30
Registration and Light Breakfast

Coffee courtesy of Green Mountain Coffee

VBSR Chapter Kickoff
(8:00-8:30)

Grab some coffee and join us for a discussion about our newly created VBSR Chapter model and promotion of new chapter development.

8:30-8:45
WELCOME REMARKS

8:45-10:15
MORNING PLENARY PANEL

A Conversation On Resiliency—Adapting to Uncertain Times

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Moderated by Bill Schubart
Author, and Founder of Resolution, Inc.

Often crisis or uncertainty creates new opportunities. In this conversation, panelists will address how to proactively anticipate change, and put creative and innovative practices in place that allow business and communities to strengthen their resiliency and stay ahead of the curve.

With panelists:

Louise Calderwood, Center for an Agricultural Economy and Vermont Food Venture Center
When costs of business operation increase, what opportunities arise for new models of regional cooperation and production?

Amy Cortese, journalist and author of “Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It”
In times of tightened lending practices, what are innovative and creative new models for financing and investing?

Representative Ann Manwaring, Wilmington
When nature creates a crisis, how do you respond proactively to find opportunities for rebuilding and retooling?

Lawrence Miller, Vermont Secretary of Commerce
How can the economy of a town or region adapt after a key employer closes or relocates?

10:30-11:45
3 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS - MORNING SESSION

See session descriptions in box at right.

12:00-1:30
NETWORKING LUNCH

VBSR will present our 2011 Legislative Leader awards to Senator Claire Ayer (D), Addison County, and former Rep. Mark Larson (D), Burlington, for their leadership this year in reforming Vermont's health care system.

1:30-2:45
3 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS - AFTERNOON SESSION
See session descriptions in box at right.

Afternoon treats courtesy of Brattleboro Food Co-op

3:00-3:30
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEECH

Buying Local is for Everyone

philscottweb_384Phil Scott
Vermont Lieutenant Governor

One of Phil Scott’s highest priorities as Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor is to encourage individual consumers and businesses to buy locally whenever possible. He strongly believes in the link between commerce and community, and takes every opportunity to remind Vermonters that choosing to support your neighbors’ businesses represents a critical avenue to being more self-reliant as a community and as a state. He also challenges the common assumption that buying local is always more expensive. In fact, local goods and services have shown to be very cost-competitive, and can become even more affordable with increased demand. Join us to talk with Lt. Gov. Scott about initiatives that encourage and enable all of us to support and stimulate our local economy.

3:45-5:00
Cocktail Reception

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When & Where



The Grand Summit at Mount Snow
89 Grand Summit Way
West Dover, VT 05356

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)


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About VBSR

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines- economic, social, and environmental. We strive to help members set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of the state's residents, while remaining profitable.

Contact us:
www.vbsr.org
(802) 862-8347
info@vbsr.org

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