Fast Track to B Certification Event

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On January 19, the Virginia B Corps hosted a B Corp Hack-a-Thon at Impact Makers’ office. The B Corp Hack-a-Thon is an opportunity for businesses to fast-track their B Corp certification. Experienced local B Corps and volunteers were on-site to assist businesses in filling out their complete certification.

Members of the B Corp community and business professionals interested in learning more about the certification also attended. The first part of the evening was a meet and greet, including food provided by Relay Foods.

The local B Corp sponsors included Vita-Global, River City Comprehensive Counseling Services, Relay Foods, Impact Makers, and Virginia Community Capital.

Crystal Mario of Rivanna Natural Designs led a great discussion on the value of becoming a B Corp and captured the interest among our participants on how our local businesses can grow their impact and brand through the B Certification.

The event attracted 5 B Corps to fill out the certification: BrandSync (re-certification), Barefoot Puppets, The Frontier Project, GrowRVA, and Earth Sym-buy-osis and more than 50 attendees with approximately 30 businesses represented. Two local companies are in their final stages of certification – Alexis Advisers and Queen & Associates.

To join the Virginia B Corp mailing list and hear about the next Hack-a-Thon, email vabcorps@gmail.com.