News

COVID19 – Resources for Business

*This post will be regularly updated – Last update 3/24/20 3pm The BBA, in partnership with the Church Street Marketplace and CEDO are working to compile and continually update COVID-19 resources for businesses.  Below is a list of these broken down by city, local, state, and federal resources. H/T to the Church Street Team for […]

BBA Annual Dinner Postponed

BBA Annual Dinner Postponed   BBA’s leadership and board have assessed the COVID-19 situation over the last two weeks, and based on the current set of facts and guidelines, the smart decision is to postpone the BBA Annual Dinner scheduled for April 2nd. We are monitoring the situation as it unfolds and will focus our […]

BBA/AARP Candidate Forum Take-Aways

The BBA and AARP were excited to once again host city council candidates for a forum on livability issues in Burlington. These events help inform voters about key issues  like housing affordability. Town Meeting Day is Tuesday, March 3rd this year and participation in our local elections is very important. Be sure to get out […]

Holiday Lighting Returns to the Downtown Side Streets

Burlington, VT – The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is excited to announce an expansion of the downtown holiday lighting project, which had a successful first year in 2016. Since then we have expanded our downtown lighting, this year including College St. The white holiday lights will be installed by the Burlington Electric Department, who helped […]

Cocktails & Connections is Back! Nov. 13th at Halvorson’s

The Burlington Business Association is pleased to announce another Cocktails & Connections Networking Event at Halvorson’s on November 13th from 5-7pm. Cocktails and Connections is the BBA’s casual networking event that brings everyone from young college graduates to seasoned business professionals into one room, and is just one way the BBA brings the local business […]

Congratulations to our Seven Daysies Winners!

The Seven Daysies winners were announced, and no surprise, many of them were BBA members! Best family restaurant: American Flatbread   Best breakfast/brunch: Penny Cluse Café   Best lunch: Leunig’s Bistro & Café    Best place to eat alone: City Market/Onion River Co-op    Best locally-owned grocery store: City Market/Onion River Co-op    Best farmers […]

City of Burlington Credit Rating Upgraded to Highest in 10 Years

Mayor Weinberger announced Monday that Moody’s Investors Services has upgraded the City of Burlington’s credit rating two steps from “A2” to “Aa3”. This is the first time in 10 years the City has received a Double A rating.  From 2009 to 2012 the City was downgraded multiple times, eventually falling to just one step above […]

Member Update: CityPlace Burlington Development

  As many in our community have by now likely heard, last week Brookfield announced their plans to redesign the CityPlace  Burlington project. On Friday I had the opportunity to share the BBA’s perspective when VTDigger when asked about the delay.  I emphasized that downtown businesses are anxious to see the project completed and a […]

Registration Open for Waterfront FAM Tour

Get your sunglasses out! Summer is on the way and to celebrate the annual Waterfront FAM(iliarization) Tour is back on June 6th! This is one of our most popular annual events and is free for BBA members. Kick off the season with the BBA and learn what our waterfront members have planned for summer 2019, […]