So how will improving the connections between creative people, innovative ideas, and the tools they need to start a business help our state recover from the pandemic? We connected with Chelsea Bardot Lewis, senior philanthropic advisor on our Grants & Community Investments team, to learn more. In her work with our Vermont Investment Pool, Chelsea is in consistent communication with small business owners and capital providers, giving her strong insights into challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurship.Read more about "The VT COVID-19 Response Fund Recovery Initiatives: A Q+A on Rural Entrepreneurship "
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VBSR Members Pivot to Address COVID-19
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a statewide nonprofit business association with a mission "to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of the state's citizens."
Despite the challenges that many Vermont businesses face as a result of the spread of COVID-19 in Vermont, VBSR members have stepped up to address some of the most urgent and pressing needs of those working on the frontlines to combat the virus. See a list of examples here.