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Shireen Hart Named Board of Directors Vice Chair

The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is excited to announce that Shireen Hart of Primmer, Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC has been appointed to the position of Vice Chair of the BBA’s Board of Directors. Hart has been an active member of the BBA Board since 2015, and serves on the BBA’s Governance Committee. An attorney […]

BBA Joins State Coalition to Uphold Paris Climate Accord

BBA Executive Director Kelly Devine was among many local business owners, organizations and politicians yesterday afternoon for the launch of the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition. This new coalition, consisting of organizations from around Vermont will work to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, including a reduction of greenhouse gases emitted by 26-28% […]

BBA Welcomes New Board Members

  The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is excited to welcome Stephen Barraclough, General Manager, Burlington Telecom, Kyle Bostwick, Vice President, Vermont Lake Monsters, Chelsea Condos, Senior Manager, Gallagher, Flynn & Co. and Justin Heilenbach, President of Citizen Cider as new members of the BBA Board of Directors. “These amazing additions to our Board of Directors […]

Judges Uphold Burlington Town Center Project

The Burlington community received good news on the Burlington Town Center redevelopment. The judges in two separate lawsuits ruled on behalf of moving the project forward. The BBA remains strongly in support of redevelopment our 1970’s mall and reconnecting our downtown street grid. TIF APPEAL DISMISSAL ON 3 OF 4 ACCOUNTS On Friday, Vermont Superior Court Judge Robert […]

Lead Architect Jesse Beck Repudiates False CLC Claim

Jesse Beck, AIA, NCARB, President of Freeman, French & Freeman has provided a statement to dispute recent comments made by a Coalition for Livable City supporter in regards to the Burlington Town Center redevelopment. “It is irresponsible to provide unfounded accusations of fraud and lying, and yet the harm is done when the public reads the […]

Downtown & Village Center Tax Credits Available

Applications for the next round of Downtown and Village Center tax credits and the Sales Tax Reallocation Program are due June 30, 2017.  Tax credits support general rehabilitation, code compliance, and exterior improvements.  Here are the Guidelines and Application. Federal and state rehabilitation tax credits help to stimulate private investment, create jobs, restore historic buildings and jump […]

Registration Opens for BBA’s FAM Tour event

Tickets are now available for BBA’s popular annual members’ meeting, the Waterfront FAM(iliarization) Tour. The FAM tour is one of BBA’s popular annual events. Bring your sunglasses and kick off summer aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III! Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, network with BBA Members and learn what our waterfront businesses have in store for […]