2018 FAM Tour Showcases Waterfront Businesses

Credit-Stephen Mease Photography

The BBA’s 2018 Waterfront Familiarization (FAM) Tour took to the water on June 8th, and once again gave Burlington’s waterfront business community a chance to showcase their fantastic work.

Waterfront FAM Tour 2018-SEE THE ALBUM

As always, the event took place aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III¬†and included the ‘Minute at The Mic’ segment where local business people could take time to talk about what’s on tap during the upcoming busy summer summer season. Speakers highlighted great events, new services and updates on construction.

This years speakers came from BBA Members: Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew PC, Spirit of Ethan Allen, Vermont Lake Monsters, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington Parks & Recreation, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Hotel Vermont, SkiRack, CityPlace Burlington, Burlington Harbor Marina, Run Vermont, Waterfront Diving Center, Local Motion, ECHO, Ice Cream Bob’s, Healing Winds Vermont, Burlington Wine & Food Festival, Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, Whistling Man Schooner and PP&D Brochure.

The BBA’s Waterfront Action Group (WAG) is comprised of member businesses on or near the waterfront. They have spearheaded a number of initiatives including an annual Waterfront Map, promoting waterfront businesses and more recently, focusing on water quality in Lake Champlain. WAG meets monthly from September to May, taking a break during the summer.

BBA member businesses interested in joining WAG should reach out to BBA Administrative Coordinator Jack Commo.

Thanks to everyone who attended the FAM Tour this year. Also thanks to our hosts, Spirit of Ethan Allen III and our Silver and Platinum Members for sponsoring this great event.