Advocacy

City Council Selects Bid from Schurz

After deliberations that lasted into the early morning hours Tuesday, the City Council selected a newly created bid from Schurz Communications/ ZRF as their preferred choice for Burlington Telecom. Schurz’s bid included elements of the previously eliminated Schurz bid while also incorporating parts of the ZRF partnership. The new bid is a cash offer for […]

BBA Preps for Small Business Saturday

The BBA is working again this year with local retailers to spread the word about Small Business Saturday, which will take place on Nov. 25. BBA Members are invited to stop by our office and pick up some Small Business Saturday “Swag”, including tote bags, welcome mats, posters, balloons and more! Decorate your store and […]

City Council Deadlocked on BT Sale

  Although a final resolution has not yet been reached on the Burlington Telecom sale, a new approach is being explored by council in partnership with the two finalist bidders, Ting and Keep BT Local. After two 6-6 votes late last night at City Council, a resolution was passed to explore the possibility of a […]

Burlington City Place Receives Final Approval

The final development agreement for Burlington City Place (formerly Burlington Town Center) was approved by the City Council last Monday night. Demolition will begin on the Cherry Street garage (slated to begin Dec. 6th.) signaling the beginning of this transformative project for our downtown.  The agreement, which includes an encumbrance plan to minimize construction disturbances, is the […]

City Unveils Burlington Telecom Bids

Wednesday morning, Mayor Weinberger and City Attorney Eileen Blackwood unveiled the three active bids to purchase of BBA member business Burlington Telecom. The offers come from two companies: Ting owned by Tucows, Schurz Communications and bid from Keep BT Local to create a Coop. “It’s important that the community understands the details of these options.” said BBA Executive Director Kelly […]