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2017 Seven Daysies Recognize BBA Members

35 BBA member businesses have been recognized as part of the 2017 Seven Daysies. The annual awards celebrate great shops, restaurants, bars, businesses and more, all voted on by the readers of Seven Days. This is the 15th year the Seven Daysies have been handed out and BBA members have consistently been a presence throughout […]

BTC Redevelopment Meeting Notes

Individuals who were unable to attend the July 20th meeting hosted by City officials regarding the Burlington Town Center redevelopment, can now access that meeting’s notes and presentation online. The purpose of the event was to have the developer’s project consultants, PC Construction, share the proposed Encumbrance Plan, which details the plans for managing the […]

BTC Construction Meeting

City officials and Devonwood’s project Consultant, PC Construction will hold an information session for downtown businesses set to be impacted by Burlington Town Center Construction. Businesses within the redevelopment area are invited to meet with officials, Thursday, July 20th at noon inside Burlington City Art’s Lorraine B. Good room. The developer has provided a proposed […]

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 […]