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College Street Collide Celebrates Locally Owned Businesses

College Street Collide debuted on Saturday as a celebration of a vibrant, locally owned collections of shops in the heart of downtown Burlington. WCAX Coverage of College Street Collide Sponsors Common Dear, Leibling Boutique and Northfield Savings Bank sponsored the event, which included free music, food and activities as a way to bring the local […]

Mayor’s Conference Brings Innovation to BTV

Last week Burlington hosted mayors from cities across the country during the 2017 Mayors Innovation Project Annual Meeting. The group of civic leaders came from communities that differed greatly in terms of size and demographics but were all focused on fixing issues that impact communities nationwide, such as: opioid abuse, modern policing and climate change. […]

Updated City Hall Park Plans Unveiled

At a presentation Monday night, city officials unveiled their updated vision for City Hall Park. The new plans for the downtown park includes a spray fountain, additional seating, a bathroom and bike parking. It eliminates a section of diagonal pathway following input from the public and historic preservationists. Plans to update City Hall Park have […]

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. […]

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 […]

2016 Vermont Web Marketing Summit

Started in 2010 with only 80 attendees and a goal to instill a digital mindset to marketing professionals in Vermont & New Hampshire, the VT Web Marketing Summit has grown to be recognized as one of the leading annual conference that delivers some of the boldest, brightest and immersive digital marketing trends, strategies, challenges and […]

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 […]

White & Burke hosts 2016 Development Conference

On November 2nd, BBA Members White + Burke will present the third-annual Vermont Development Conference featuring discussions of economic trends, PFOAs, the Building Homes Together initiative, development impacts of marijuana legalization, creative financing, the Change The Story initiative, and much more! Join more than 275 development and real estate professionals on Wednesday, November 2, at […]