• BBA Announces Pilot Project to Add Holiday Lighting Downtown

    Burlington, VT – The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is excited to announce that a pilot project of a new initiative to install holiday lighting along Burlington’s side streets downtown is underway. In its first year, lights will be installed on street lamps that line College Street, from South Winooski to St. Paul Street. The white […]

  • BBA Announces the Winners of 3 Prizes Courtesy of Parkmobile

    In October, The Burlington Business Association (BBA) held their annual online auction, the “Best of Burlington” which featured over 70 items donated by local businesses. This year’s presenting sponsor of the BBA auction was Park Mobile, LLC, which awarded prizes to three Chittenden Co. Parkmobile users as a special promotion. Those three winners were randomly […]

  • BBA Partners with VT Retail & Grocer’s Assoc. to Tackle Retail Theft

    The BBA, along with the VT Retail & Grocer’s Assoc. and the Church Street Marketplace have partnered to pursue changes at the state legislative level that would help Vermont retailers who are the victims of high level retail theft, also known as Organized Retail Crime (ORC). ORC is retail theft that includes: Multiple people working […]

  • Shop Small on Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday is quickly approaching and just in time for the holiday season! This year’s Small Business Saturday will be held on Saturday Nov. 26; individuals are encouraged to shop and support local small businesses. The Burlington Business Association is a Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion, providing local businesses with promotional products and materials. […]

  • BBA Organizes 2nd Annual Adopt Your Sidewalk Downtown Cleanup

    Thursday morning, BBA Members along with Mayor Miro Weinberger and Public Works Director Chapin Spencer, took part in the BBA’s second annual Adopt Your Sidewalk Downtown Cleanup. The group went to work on Cherry Street, sweeping up dirt and litter that had built up on one of downtown Burlington’s busy streets. This is the second […]

  • Downtown Transit Center Opens

    Decades of planning finally came to fruition Thursday, as BBA member Green Mountain Transit opened their new Downtown Transit Center in Burlington. The facility will provide riders with indoor seating, bathrooms, wifi as well as a roof covered outdoor waiting area. The transit center’s central location on St. Paul Street will provide an ideal transportation […]

  • SEAG Committee Report

    A Committee Report on the South End Action Group from committee chair, Russ Scully: The South End Action Group met each month over the last quarter discussing a variety of topics related to the south end and downtown Burlington. We shared the details of the Mayor’s long term capital plan for the City and how […]

  • BBA Proudly Supports District Energy in Burlington

    A long held energy goal of city officials could be back on the table as a result of the proposed redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center. A District Energy System (DES) would capture waste heat from the McNeil Energy Plant and transport it through pipes to other facilities around Burlington. Previous attempts to create such […]

  • Downtown Action Group Committee Report

    Committee Report from Kara Alnasrawi, Committee Chair of the Downtown Action Group: The Downtown Action Group (DAG) meets monthly to share ideas and discuss issues relating to the vitality of the downtown core. In the spring of this year the group launched an “Adopt Your Sidewalk” campaign to encourage business owners to keep the streets of downtown Burlington […]

  • Waterfront Action Group Committee Report

    An update from Afi Ahmadi, Committee Chair of the BBA’s Waterfront Action Group: The Waterfront Action Group (WAG) of the BBA meets regularly from the early fall until late spring, and concludes it’s work with the highly anticipated “FAM” tour on Lake Champlain each June.  The group regularly discusses and educates itself on the many […]