Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont

    W.S. Badger: Using Business as a Force for Good

    with Emily Schwerin-Whyte, co-CEO

    When Badger started 23 years ago, company founder Bill Whyte had the idea to make a natural balm that would heal his dry, chapped hands roughened from working outside as a carpenter in the harsh New Hampshire winters. From those humble beginnings, Badger has grown into a mission-driven business known not only for its people and planet-friendly personal care products but also for its unique company culture and family-oriented benefits such as babies at work, paid family leave, and providing employees a free, organic lunch daily. Certified as a B Corp and Benefit Corporation, Badger is committed to putting people before profits and using its business as a force for good by meeting rigorous standards of transparency as well as social and environmental performance. Today, second generation family owners Emily and her sister Rebecca are leading the company as co-CEOs (Collaborative Executive Officers), ensuring that Badger stays true to its values while planning for the future and next phase of growth.

    Doors open at 5pm, talk starts at 5:30.  Cash bar and light fare will be available.

    $15 in advance / $20 at the door 
    Lightning Jar members enter FREE & receive a free drink 
    (Become a member today!)

Past events

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Postponed - Lightning Round: Marketing
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 Lunch and Learn: News, Media and Tips for Working with Your Paper
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Holiday Party & Open House
Monday, December 03, 2018 An Introduction to Succession Planning
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Tips, Tactics, & Tools for Small Businesses Doing Their Own Marketing
Friday, November 16, 2018 SYP & The Lightning Jar present Show & Tell
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Getting a Loan for Your Small Business
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Get Ready to Start Your Business
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Start Up 802 Open House
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Road Pitch
Thursday, June 21, 2018 A Vermont Tech Startup Success: An Evening with Co-Founder & CEO of Front Porch Forum Michael Wood-Lewis
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Professional Development: Stress Management & Preventing Burnout
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Professional Development Series: Personal & Professional Branding
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Leading with Love: An Evening With Mary Powell
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Professional Development: How To Network
Monday, October 23, 2017 Ice House Entrepreneurship Program - 8-week Workshop
Thursday, September 14, 2017 An Evening with VTDigger.org's Anne Galloway
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Professional Development: How To Ask For a Raise (And Get It!)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Magic Hat Brewing's founder Alan Newman, Live in Bennington
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Starting your Business Startup
Thursday, March 09, 2017 TED Talk Video Discussion Series
Monday, February 13, 2017 Galentine's Day Women's Networking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Internship Workshop
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Ted Talk Video Discussion Series
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Ted Talk Video Discussion Series
Thursday, June 09, 2016 TED Talk Video Screening and Open Discussion: Work-Life Balance
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Tips & Tricks to Better Market Your Business
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Selling To The Government
Thursday, May 12, 2016 TED Talk Video Screening and Open Discussion
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Small Business Advisor Sessions
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Small Business Advisor Sessions
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Get Ready to Start Your Business
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Milk Money & Equity Crowdfunding: Vermonters Investing in Vermont Businesses
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Alternative Financing Resources for Your Business
Thursday, March 24, 2016 Leadership and Career Paths for a New Generation
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Online Business Done Right The First Time
Thursday, March 10, 2016 TED Talk Video Screening and Open Discussion
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Get Ready to Start Your Business
Thursday, February 11, 2016 TED Talk Screening and Open Discussion
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Get Ready to Start Your Business