Author: Burlington Business Association


Last Friday morning, the Ethan Allen Express (EAX) train departed from Burlington’s new Union Station, connecting Burlington to New York City for the first time in 70 years. Service began July 29th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony before the train’s departure. With historic stations in Middlebury and Ferrisburgh-Vergennes restored, passenger rail travel is more accessible to […]

WATCH & ANALYSIS: Chittenden Co. State’s Attorney Candidate Forum

On Wednesday, July 6th, the BBA co-hosted a candidate forum on the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s race. During this forum, we heard from Sarah George (I) and her opponent Ted Kenney, both Democrats vying for the party’s nomination in the August, 9th Primary. There are no Republicans in this race. MyNBC5’s Stewart Ledbetter moderated the […]

Burlington Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Passes City Council Unanimously

On June 27, 2022, the City Council unanimously approved Mayor Weinberger’s $96 million City Budget for fiscal year 2023. This budget included a 3 year plan for building a more robust police department, increasing public safety, adjusting property tax rates, and critical public infrastructure.  Here are the key details: 3 Year Plan to Rebuild Police […]

Chittenden County State’s Attorney Candidate Forum

This election cycle, the contest for the elected office of Chittenden County State’s Attorney has taken on more attention as residents of the region debate issues of public safety and crime. During this virtual candidate forum on Wednesday, July 6th at noon, voters can hear from the incumbent, Sarah George, and the challenger in the […]

Bill Truex – A Tribute

Bill Truex passed away recently, leaving behind an amazing legacy. His mark on Burlington, VT will forever be intertwined with our history. Bill had a vision for Burlington, but lots of folks have a vision. What Bill did was work for two decades to realize that vision: the Church Street Marketplace. It took three votes […]

VBM Announces 50 Best Places to Work in Vermont 2022

Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce recently announced the top 50 Best Places to Work in Vermont 2022. The annual survey and awards program recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Vermont by focusing on workplace policies, practices, demographics, and employee experience.  Unsurprisingly, many BBA members were recognized. Check out […]

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the BBA!

*UPDATE* Registration is now closed and registration at the door is NOT available for this event.  Due to the rain forecast, we’re moving this event indoors to Halvorson’s on Church ST for a smaller, scaled back setting. Registered attendees should have received an email with further details. We understand this may be a disappointment to those of […]

BBA Offers De-escalation Training for Downtown Employees

As a part of our downtown safety initiatives, the BBA is providing two De-escalation Training opportunities for downtown employees. We are partnering with The Howard Center’s team of expert clinicians to discuss ideas and strategies around de-escalation and engaging with individuals exhibiting disruptive behavior. These training sessions will provide A presentation by expert clinicians on how to […]