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Success Story: New Clients and Connections Through The Marketplace, Conscious Leap LLC

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VBSR members are natural clients for Conscious Leap LLC, our executive and business culture coaching firm. I wanted VBSR members to get to know me, and my partner,Tim Peek, through our 21st Century Leadership workshop. Through the VBSR Marketplace, Amy

Posted in Building the New Economy, Success Stories

Thank You: VBSR Development Committee!

Thank to the VBSR Development Committee who spent recently spent an afternoon brainstorming ideas for the Marketplace and how the Marketplace could better serve VBSR members. Thank you Russ Elek, Markey Read (Career Networks), Avram Patt (Interim ED, VBSR), Don

Posted in Building the New Economy, Gratitude

Thank You: Jessica and Lars

A big Thank You to Jessica Bright and Lars Hasselblad-Torres for joining me on a panel at the VBSR Spring Conference last week. Building on the open source software that runs the Marketplace (OS Currency) has been a challenge and

Posted in Gratitude, Media Coverage on the Marketplace

Thank You Russ!

A big Thank You to Russ Elek, VBSR’s Communication and Membership Manager for his ideas and insight in expanding the Marketplace to employees of VBSR businesses (more on that soon!).  

Posted in Gratitude, Updates

Gratitude is better in real time

More than 2 years ago, I published a Thank You page to people who had been supportive of the Marketplace. ….and there it sat. I’ve made notes to update it over the years but the page felt more like a

Posted in Gratitude

Saving Cash by Including the Marketplace in your RFPs

When you put an RFP out for a project or service request, would you consider using the Marketplace as a way to save cash? There are many factors that go into selecting a vendor: previous work together portfolio submissions relationships

Posted in Building the New Economy, Current Purchase Requests

Hosting an Event Using the Marketplace

Hosting a conference, staff retreat, sales meeting, or customer event soon? If you’ve got a tight budget, there’s no need to spend cash to get what you need. We have a huge supply of event space and a lot of

Posted in Building the New Economy

Best Practices for Listing Requests

  When contemplating how to spend your credit line or earned Trade Dollars in the Marketplace, there are a few best practices and tips to keep in mind. Do you want to find a new vendor for a recurring expense?

Posted in Building the New Economy

Trade Profile: Big Heavy World, Missions Alignment


Post Written by Phayvanh Luekhamhan β€œIt’s always worth seeing what’s available from Marketplace members. We value the opportunity to do business with organizations that share our values.” – Jim Lockridge, Executive Director, Big Heavy World The Web is full of

Posted in Building the New Economy, Success Stories

Common Ground Center: Turning Event Space into Event Sponsorship

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“We believe that growing the Marketplace will help to grow the sense of community and cooperation amongst Vermont businesses and individuals,” commented Neily Jennings, Operations Director at Common Ground Center. Since its humble beginnings as a two-week long family camp

Posted in Building the New Economy, Success Stories