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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 […]

BBA Welcomes John Caulo to Board of Directors

The Burlington Business Association is proud to announce the election of John Caulo to it’s Board of Directors at their most recent meeting. “The BBA is really excited to welcome John Caulo Associate Vice President at Champlain College to our Board of Directors,” said director Kelly Devine. “The connection between local institutions and downtown vitality […]

Join Us at the 2016 BBA Summer Social

The Burlington Business Association will be hosing it’s 2016 Summer Social at the St John’s Club, on Wednesday, August 24th at 5pm. This networking event is a fantastic way to enjoy a summer evening right on the shores of Lake Champlain. Enjoy a drink, delicious barbecue from Have Your Cake , and live music provided by The […]

People’s United Expands Nationally while Caring for the Local Community

It has been a busy month for People’s United Bank both nationwide and right here in Burlington. On July 18th the company awarded $15,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington. Additionally on July 27th People’s United donated $5,000 to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Nationally People’s United and its subsidiaries completed two significant acquisitions. “People’s United […]

Announcing the 2016 BBA Annual Dinner

Please join us on Thursday, April 7th at the Hilton Burlington for a very special evening with the Burlington Business Association. The 2016 Annual Dinner is officially sold out! If you would like to be added to our waiting list please contact Stacie or call the office at 802-863-1175. Thank you!

February Member Highlight: Paw, Print & Mail

Congratulations Paw, Print & Mail on 25 years in business! Paw, Print & Mail’s business venture began when founder and owner, Tom Brassard, started the company as a sole-proprietor in the basement of his parents’ home where he grew up in the New North End of Burlington. Today, located in South Burlington, Paw, Print & Mail is […]

Vote for the 2016 Hertzel Pasackow Architecture Excellence Award

Are you a BBA Member? Vote for the winner of our 2016 Architecture Excellence Award which will be honored at the BBA Annual Dinner on April 7th. This year’s nominees include Champlain College’s Residence Halls & Quadrangle, The Leavenworth Block, Hilton Garden Inn, King Street Center, and Redstone Commercial Group’s Silversmith Commons. For photos and […]

What We Heard at the 2016 Business Summit

Based on the feedback we received during the breakout group sessions at the 2016 BBA Business Summit, we’ve gathered the ideas that the business community gave us about growing Burlington, and pulled from these the recurring themes we found. Common Issues: There is an assumption among residents that growth and change is bad Permitting and zoning regulations are […]