BURLINGTON -- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will honor the 2013 recipient of the Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business, Jan (Blittersdorf) Blomstrann, CEO of Renewable NRG Systems, Inc. with a celebration on Burlington’s waterfront the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 17. Guests will have the opportunity to hear remarks from guest speakers and network while enjoying local food and drink.

Named for the late owner of Hemmings Motor News and a founding member of VBSR, the Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business is given annually to a VBSR member who best exemplifies Terry Ehrich’s commitment to the environment, workplace, progressive public policy and community.

"VBSR is so pleased to honor Jan with this award," said Andrea Cohen, executive director of VBSR. "Jan’s professional career has been dedicated to the values of social responsibility, demonstrating that the ‘three P’s’ (People, Profit, and Planet) are essential for a strong and sustainable economy. Jan is joining an illustrious group of past Terry Ehrich award recipients and is undeniably worthy of this honor."

The 2013 Terry Ehrich Award Ceremony and Dinner will take place September 17. The event, sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s, Interrobang Design Collaborative, Green Mountain Power and Langrock, Sperry and Wool, LLP, will be held at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center from 6:00-8:30 PM.


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Tickets for the event are $60 for VBSR members and $85 for non-members, with limited seating. Ticket sales and more information are available at www.vbsr.org.

Founded in 1990, VBSR is a statewide, non-profit business association with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines: economic, social, and environmental. VBSR members employ more than 13 percent of Vermont’s workforce and generate more than $4 billion in revenue annually. 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. We advance this mission through education, public influence and workplace quality. www.vbsr.org.