• BBA Executive Director Kelly Devine elected to Queen City Police Foundation Board of Directors

    Our very own Kelly Devine has been elected to serve on the Queen City Police Foundation’s Board of Directors! The Queen City Police Foundation’s is a non-profit organization with the goal to help build upon operational funding that tax payers provide annually for innovative initiatives, programs and equipment for the Burlington Police Department.  The foundation provides […]

  • Mayor Miro Weinberger Appoints Brandon del Pozo as New Police Chief of Burlington

    Mayor Miro Weinberger’s pick as new Police Chief of Burlington was revealed during a press conference at the Burlington Police Department Tuesday afternoon. Taking over Michael Schirling’s position will be NYPD veteran Deputy Inspector Brandon del Pozo pending approval by City Council on Monday, July 13th. Del Pozo has served for the NYPD for over […]

  • Updates from Kelly Devine’s Monthly Meetings with the Mayor

    From the Desk of BBA’s Executive Director, Kelly Devine: Housing is a hot topic in Burlington. The Mayor’s office, PlanBTV South End, social services agencies and healthcare organizations are all talking about the high cost of housing in Burlington and our low vacancy rate. The numbers make it clear: Burlington has added only 18 market rate […]

  • Committee Report: South End Action Group

    An update from Russ Scully, Committee Chair on the work of the South End Action Group: The South End Action Group (SEAG) has been focusing its recent meetings on the Plan BTV South End Draft Plan, which was released online last Tuesday and can be viewed and commented on here.   The group met with […]

  • South End PlanBTV Draft Released

    The latest draft of the South End Plan BTV neighborhood plan was released on Tuesday, and is now open for public comment until August 15th. You can download a copy of the draft and provide comments and feedback here. Please visit the website, review and provide your comments on the plan. The more public input […]

  • BBA Board’s and Staff Going “Over the Edge for the Flynn”

    BBA’s Board Chair, Richard Deane of Truex Cullins will join Executive Director, Kelly Devine and Member Services and Events Manager, Sarah O Donnell to go “Over the Edge for the Flynn“! A fundraiser to raise money for Burlington’s historic Flynn Center for the Performing Arts;  BBA’s team “The Wobbly Knees Brigade” will rappel from the roof […]

  • Committee Report: Downtown Action Group

      An update from Kara Alnasrawi, Committee Chair on the work of the Downtown Action Group: The recently revitalized Downtown Action Group (DAG) has held three lively and well attended meetings. Our focus for these meetings has been primarily on discussing ways to handle and dissipate troubling negative behavior on Church St. and its side streets. The group […]

  • Committee Report: Waterfront Action Group

    An update from Afi Ahmadi, Committee Chair of the Waterfront Action Group: “The Waterfront Action Group has been very active as it gears up for waterfront weather!  Over the past several months the WAG has been keeping an eye on the Waterfront Access North Project, being updated regularly by representatives of CEDO. The Group has […]

  • BBA Members Advocate for Housing in Burlington

    The Results of our 2015 Advocacy survey are in, and BBA Members have made it clear that they are feeling the negative effects of low vacancy rates and the lack of market rate housing in Burlington. Here are some of the things we heard from you: “My employees have to buy outside of Chittenden county, which […]

Help Local Business Thrive in Burlington, VT

The BBA is a private membership organization that advocates on behalf of Burlington’s business community. Our alliance of more than 260 diverse businesses shares the goal of stewarding and promoting Burlington’s economic vitality. The BBA focuses on issues that directly impact Burlington businesses, such as transportation and parking, public safety, infrastructure maintenance and improvement, cleanliness, signage, taxes, and zoning. We voice the business community’s concerns and interests in a variety of forums.