The BBA is excited to welcome back University of Vermont President Sullivan for his second presentation with the organization. President Sullivan keynoted a BBA Membership Meeting in November 2012 where he highlighted his goals for the University. See what President Sullivan had to say then, and join us this year where he will be one of our three panelists (Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and Fletcher Allen CEO Dr. John Brumsted) discussing their growing relationships, collaborative projects and upcoming plans to improve Burlington.
BBA Membership Meeting with UVM President Tom Sillivan - November 1, 2012
This is about the vision for Burlington. In a community desperate for student housing what a perfect area to support this over a parking lot and abandoned club lot, a half block from an 11-story high rise and across from a new multi-story condominium and a hotel project under construction in a transition zone in the heart of our community.
Boston Globe - Denizens of this city’s hippie past still wander the local food co-op and cheerful pedestrian mall, Church Street Marketplace, but they are relegated now to the category of local color. Burlington’s new poster children are its chefs, bartenders, and brewers. In recent years the state, home to more cheesemakers and brewers per capita than anywhere in the country, has emerged as a destination for foodies. Despite its short growing season, the Green Mountain State has attracted top-flight chefs eager for a slower pace.
UVM has proudly joined the BBA's Annual Business Summit this year as co-presenting sponsor. University President Tom Sullivan will be one of three Burlington leaders presenting at the May 6th event. "At the Summit we look forward to discussing the University's educational and business development resources that are available to the business community," Joe Speidel of UVM told the BBA. "We appreciate the positive relationship we have with the city."
The Champlain Parkway is once again at the forefront of conversations in Burlington’s buzzing south end. The BBA sees this project as a great opportunity to add to the vibrancy of the south end and recently formed a working group of business leaders to publically support the project.