Building the New Economy

Holiday Purchases for Staff & Customers

A smart way to use the Marketplace is to make your budget go further by purchasing year end appreciation and holiday gifts with your Trade Dollars. Examples of purchases made by other local businesses: Gift Certificates to local restaurants and retail stores Embroidered shirts + hats with your company logo […]

Local Economy Conference walks the talk: VBSR Marketplace Sponsoring Localize It Conference, Oct 21-22

The VBSR Marketplace is proud to be an event sponsor of the 2017 Localize It Conference in South Royalton, VT on Oct 21-22. Produced by BALE (Building a Local Economy), this event is a “two-day solutions focused gathering for leaders and community members engaged in accelerating a localizing movement in […]

What do Sardinia and Vermont Have in Common?

Hint: It’s more than cheese! You may know that both are famous for cheese (pecorino romano and cheddar, respectively) and that both are great tourist destinations. But did you know that they both have their own virtual currencies? Sardex (as in Sardinia Exchange) operates a network of 3000+ businesses doing […]

Press Release: Innovative Program Expands to Help Grow Local Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2017 Media Contact: Amy Kirschner VBSR Marketplace Program (802) 399-4210 amy@vbsrmarket.com Russ Elek Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Communication and Membership Manager (802) 862-8347 russe@vbsr.org VBSR Partners with Vermont Resilience Lab and Vermont Fresh Network to Promote Farm to Plate Businesses -Innovative Program Expands to […]

6 Questions for Margi Swett, Vermont Trophy & Engraving

Meet the Marketplace is an interview series designed to go beyond the elevator pitch and help us get to know our fellow Marketplace businesses better, find easier ways to do business locally, and share ideas and insights about what makes Vermont a special place to live and do business. Tell […]