Month: August 2015

BBA creating inventory of Security Cameras in the downtown

Updated: February 26, 2016 In 2015, the BBA surveyed over 130 businesses and property owners to build an inventory of the existing security cameras in downtown Burlington.  This initiative grew out of meetings held by our Downtown Action Group, in which business owners discussed their frustrations with retail theft and security for both the public and employees. […]

Burlington Fire Chief Seth Lasker Announces Retirement

After serving the City of Burlington the past 26 years, Seth Lasker has announced his retirement as fire chief. Over the years he has worked his way through all of the ranks of the Department excluding Fire Marshal; Lasker served as Battalion Chief (one year) and Deputy Chief (five years) before serving five years as […]

Vermont Granted $174k to Help Small Business Exporting

The state of Vermont has received a $174,000 grant from the Small Business Administration to help small businesses reach international markets. This is the fourth time Vermont has been awarded a grant from the SBA’s State Trade and Export Promotion Program and the state has received more than $900,000 since the program’s creation as a result […]

New York Times Highlights Burlington Businesses

Jeremy Egner of the New York Times travel section recently made a trip to Burlington to seek out the Queen City’s gems for their 36 hour series, this one was titled “36 Hours in Burlington, Vermont”. The article gives examples of all the things that make Burlington a great place to visit and live! The full […]

BBA featured on VPR for going Over the Edge for the Flynn!

Team BBA, also known as the Wobbly Knees Brigade, will be rappelling from the roof of the Courtyard Burlington Harbor Marriott on September 5th as part of a Fundraiser for the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.  Vermont Public Radio was on hand for the Flynn’s recent rappeler’s party at Zero Gravity Brewery in Burlington’s South End […]

Congratulations to our Seven Daysie Winners!

The results from the 13th Annual Seven Daysies are here! We are so proud of the many BBA members who have received awards this year! Thank you for making Burlington such a great place to live, work, and play! Congratulations to the following BBA member winners:  

BBA August Member Highlight: Burlington Town Center

Burlington Town Center is BBA’s newest Silver Member! Not only is Burlington Town Center a long time BBA supporter, but they currently stand at the epicenter of helping us create a better Burlington. The mall redevelopment plan will bring to Burlington a revitalized downtown, through the creation of retail and office space, a public park, […]

City of Burlington Awarded $50,000 Small Business Adminstration Prize

Mayor Miro Weinberger announced yesterday that Burlington has been awarded a $50,000 prize from the Small Business Administration’s Startup in a Day initiative! Startup in a Day, announced by President Obama earlier this year, is a program designed to help cities streamline licensing, permitting, and other requirements needed to start a business in their areas, with the […]