Month: March 2015

People’s United Bank President Michael Seaver named Business Person of the Year

The Burlington Business Association (BBA) has selected People's United Bank President Michael Seaver as winner of the 2015 Business Person of the Year Award. The award will be presented to Mr. Seaver at the 37th BBA Dinner and Annual Meeting on April 2nd at the Hilton Burlington.

Mr. Seaver, a 1981 graduate of Saint Michael’s College, has been president of People’s United in Burlington since 2008. Before that he worked at Chittenden Bank in Burlington, starting as a teller in 1981, and then working from 1981 to 2008 as credit analyst, loan expeditor, commercial lender, commercial real estate lender, workout specialist, group manager Commercial Banking and then Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer

American Flatbread Burlington Hearth named Business of the Year

The BBA is proud to announce American Flatbread Burlington Hearth, the world’s leading snowboarding company, as the winner of the 2015 Business of the Year Award.

Over 20 years ago American Flatbread founder George Schenk ignited a single fire in the hills of Vermont creating a food revolution. There was a dramatic change in the way ingredients were sourced, prepared, and honored which broke the mainstream processed restaurant food that was prevalent at the time. Today, American Flatbread continues the revolution with 14 restaurant outposts, each lit by fire. American Flatbread is a return to bread’s roots. They looked back to the history of bread baking and used the same artisan methods: simple, wholesome ingredients, baked in a wood-fired earthen oven.

The Flynn Center to bring home 2015 Architectural Award

BBA members have voted, and this year's Architectural Excellence Award will be presented to The Flynn Center at the 37th BBA Dinner and Annual Meeting on April 2nd.

Burlingtonians have built many great buildings in recent years, including many “green” ones. Oftentimes the most environmentally sound choice, however, is to continue to care for our city’s many historic structures. It is Burlington’s solid foundation of beautiful, historic structures that gives our city much of its charm and appeal for both residents and visitors alike. The crown jewel of our historic buildings is the Flynn Theatre, which recently completed a major interior renovation.