Advocacy

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 […]

Dollar Store Boom Worrisome for Local Communities

A sharp rise in the number of dollar stores has residents in communities across Vermont wondering about the future of local businesses. Vermont has the largest number of Dollar Stores in New England and the same number as Colorado, a state with eight times as many people. So far, Burlington’s downtown has avoided having a […]

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 […]

BTV Ignite Announces Inaugural Innovation Week

Burlington Business Association members BTV Ignite announced today, the first ever Innovation Week, October 14-22, to celebrate Burlington’s entrepreneurial tech community and discuss the future of technological innovation in our area. Sponsored by Dealer.com, Innovation week will feature a variety of engaging presentations, demonstrations and discussions that highlight innovations in food, beverage and agriculture; energy and […]