B Corp Champions RetreatIt was such an honor to attend the B Corp Champions Retreat two weeks ago in Burlington, VT! I was lucky enough to drive up with two other Ithaca B Corps, Comet Skateboards and Singlebrook Technology. The drives up and back down were incredible. The foliage was beautiful and there was wonderful conversation on both business and personal fronts.
|With Brook Eddy, Founder of Bhakti Chai|
I left the retreat feeling more proud than ever to be a B Corp! This is such an important movement happening all over the world. In the simplest sense, when I see a B Corp logo on a product or service, I know that they "walk the walk" whether its in their own communities, for the environment or with the employees of their organization...and usually, it's a mix of everything.
|With Kate Canfield from Inspiring Capitol|
Just last week, The B Corp Handbook came out! Its a wonderful book that acts as a guide on "How to Use Business as a Force for Good." Inside you can read stories from leaders of big B Corps such as Patagonia, Dansko, Ben & Jerry's, Seventh Generation, Etsy, etc and how being a B Corp has benefitted their businesses. I highly recommend this book. Whether you are interested in starting a company, getting your company certified or just curious on where your business might fall in the "doing-good" spectrum, it will be beneficial for you. Purchase here.
The last thing I want to say is thank you to anyone who is reading this. It's crazy to say that we have been in business for six years! It's starting to feel like a long time (even though I know it's not)! I am constantly reminded how we wouldn't be here if it weren't for our customers, fans, friends and family. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have even gotten far enough to become a B Corp and do so much good. And just you wait for the future! Thank you.