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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 […]

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 […]