Call for nominations: VBSR’s 2014 Terry Ehrich Award


BURLINGTON -- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility announces the call for nominations for the 2014 Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business. Members of the business community are encouraged to nominate an individual whose business practices show a commitment to the environment, the workplace and the community no later than Friday, May 30.

Named for the late owner of Hemmings Motor News and founder of the First Day Foundation, the Terry Ehrich Award is given annually to a person who exemplifies Terry’s dedication to the triple bottom line approach to business. Nominations will be judged on four criteria: Workplace Environment, Political Environment, Social Environment and Natural Environment.

Any VBSR member at a for-profit business is eligible to be nominated. (Employees of not-for-profits or public sector agencies as well as past award winners and sitting Nominating Committee members are not eligible.) Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.

The award will be presented at VBSR’s Annual Awards in mid-September. Last year, VBSR celebrated the accomplishments of Renewable NRG Systems Inc.’s CEO Jan Blomstrann.

To nominate someone, visit For more information, call VBSR at (802) 862-8347.

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.


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