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BBA Hosts 40th Annual Dinner & Awards

Last week’s BBA Dinner & Awards was a  ‘Night of Enchantment” at the Hilton Burlington. This year’s event celebrated 40 years of the Burlington Business Association’s contributions to our city’s economic vitality. More importantly the dinner was an opportunity to recognize a very deserving group of local businesses and people. RELATED: See the full album on […]

Forum Showcases Mayoral Candidates

On Thursday February 15, the Burlington Business Association (BBA)  in cooperation with AARP Vermont, Vermont Digger, and Local Motion hosted the 2018 Mayoral Candidate Forum at the waterfront’s Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. The open-door event featuring Mayor Miro Weinberger, Carina Driscoll and Infinite Culcleasure, gave Burlington residents and the local business community the […]

Macy’s Announce Closure of Downtown Store

It was announced yesterday, that Macy’s will close their Burlington location in March, as well as around 100 others. While this is dissapointing news, it has been clear for some time that the closure of the Burlington Macy’s was a possibility. Competition from online retailers has forced Macy’s to consolidate its national footprint. “In preparation for news […]

Council Finalizes Burlington Telecom Sale

Last night, the City Council voted 11-2 to approve the agreement between the City of Burlington and Schurz Communications for the sale of Burlington Telecom. “Tonight’s tri-partisan City Council vote represents a major step toward final resolution of one of the worst financial crises in our City’s history in a positive and forward-looking manner.  The […]

City Market Opens South End Location

Last Tuesday City Market executives, staff, local elected officials and others gathered to celebrate City Market reaching a major milestone with the long awaited grand opening of their new South End location. RELATED: Seven Days-City Market Flynn Avenue Slideshow The new store will features 27,000 square feet of space as well as ample parking for […]

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 […]

BBA’s Executive Director to Participate in Panel at Development Conference

The BBA’s Executive Director, Kelly Devine will join Peter Straube of Champlain College and Fran Stoddard, an independent communications consultant for a session during the White & Burke Development Conference on November 14th. US v. THEM: Building Bridges to Yes (Limit 45) Kelly Devine, Burlington Business Association Peter Straube, Champlain College Fran Stoddard, Communications Consultant Getting […]