The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is pleased to announce a successful fundraiser raised $700 for the Howard Center’s Street Outreach Team at its recent “Hang Ten” Summer Social. The Summer Social is an annual BBA event, where guests can network with members of the Burlington business community in a fun and relaxed setting. This year’s […]
Last night the City Council approved two resolutions aimed at addressing downtown safety and security. These measures were the first part of a multi-step public process which will see future discussions and votes before the City Council. BBA’s Executive Director, Kelly Devine, was in attendance and spoke at public forum in support of passing these […]
Mayor Miro Weinberger today released new principles and announced the pursuit of new initiatives to address the deepening opioid crisis in the region that has resulted in a significant 38 percent increase in opioid-related deaths in Vermont. In Chittenden County, indicators such as retail theft and opioid-related arrests also show a growing crisis. The City […]
Committee Report by DAG Chair and BBA Board Member, Kara Alnasrawi The Downtown Action Group (DAG) had a productive 2016. We had our second successful ‘Adopt Your Sidewalk’ cleanup event, which focused on Cherry Street. This event was well attended and received local news coverage.
Recent changes to the Burlington trespass law mean that the Burlington Police Department can no longer issue a trespass on behalf of a businesses or private property. In light of these changes, the BBA in partnership with the Church Street Marketplace have created a universal trespass form that can be used by any business owner, […]
Burlington, VT – The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is excited to announce that a pilot project of a new initiative to install holiday lighting along Burlington’s side streets downtown is underway. In its first year, lights will be installed on street lamps that line College Street, from South Winooski to St. Paul Street. The white […]
The BBA, along with the VT Retail & Grocer’s Assoc. and the Church Street Marketplace have partnered to pursue changes at the state legislative level that would help Vermont retailers who are the victims of high level retail theft, also known as Organized Retail Crime (ORC). ORC is retail theft that includes: Multiple people working […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Burlington Business Association (BBA) officially kicked off their “Adopt Your Sidewalk” campaign with a downtown wide clean up effort on the morning of Friday, May 6th.