Milk Money cofounders Louisa Schibli, right, of Charlotte, and Janice Shade of Jericho.

The Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Inspiration and Innovation Award recognizes VBSR member organizations who have demonstrated innovative or inspirational achievement in environmental, social or economic fields within the past three years. This year, Milk Money, a Charlotte-based company that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners raise local, “patient” money to grow or expand their companies, received the award for small member organizations. Pictured with the award are Milk Money cofounders Louisa Schibli, right, of Charlotte, and Janice Shade of Jericho.