Month: September 2015

Wayfinding Signage “Finally” in Burlington

Earlier today BBA Executive Director, Kelly Devine joined Mayor Miro Weinberger and project partners to announce the fabrication and installation of more than 80 new wayfinding signs to help visitors “find their way” to amenities and services in Burlington’s downtown district. BBA focused on the need for wayfinding improvements in 2005 with a commissioned study […]

Burlington Supports Cutting Edge Net Access

Two years ago, BBA was invited to take part in an effort to  “support the entrepreneurial spirit of Burlington and accelerate economic and community growth” as defined by Mayor Weinberger. This effort, named BTV Ignite, took a big step forward with the hiring of former police chief Michael Schirling as Executive Director and commitments for […]

What $350K a year can do: Burlington completes 100+ Projects

Demonstrating the power of a dedicated tax fund, Mayor Weinberger celebrated the opening of a renewed playground and the 104 projects and more than $2 million investment in Burlington that have resulted from Burlington’s Pennies for Parks tax. Many of the projects completed are of particular interest to Burlington’s business community including The Burlington Boathouse, […]

BBA September Member Highlight

Congratulations to BBA Silver Member Farrell Distributing on acquiring the ownership of g.housen’s portfolio of beverage brands in Vermont! “This is a good deal between two longtime family businesses that will help both companies improve our scale and achieve efficiencies that offset rising cost pressures in the logistics business,” said David J Farrell, president and […]

BBA’s Summer Social in Review

Thank you everyone for joining us for a wonderful evening in remembrance of Barb Bardin, longtime BBA member and owner of Splash @ the Boat House. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end the evening than with an incredible sunset and friends gathered, lighting and releasing sky lanterns over the Waterfront. With […]

Economic Survey: Majority of Vermont Businesses Have Considered Relocation

BBA Members, Davis & Hodgdon Associates conducted its semi-annual economic survey in July regarding the outlook of Vermont-based businesses, which revealed that 51% of those surveyed would leave or make plans to leave Vermont. Small- to medium-sized business owners were asked about their consideration of relocation outside of Vermont (as a result of overall tax burden) […]

Good & Not So Good News for Housing in Burlington

According to The Burlington Free Press this week, construction of 40 affordable housing units began in the Old North End at the same time recent reports show that Burlington rents remain high and apartment vacancy remains low. Run on the same day, these two stories frame a tale of the challenges and opportunities of creating housing […]