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Burlington Business Association (BBA) 2014 Waterfront “FAM” Tour

We’re back at Advantage Creations headquarters from the Burlington Business Association (BBA) 2014 Waterfront “FAM” Tour, Sponsored by Spirit of Ethan Allen.

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The annual theme of meeting is to, “hear what [Burlington] Waterfront businesses have in store for Burlington this summer!” Many companies and locations on the Burlington waterfront are already open for summer business!

Many of the annual Burlington summertime events are scheduled, with some new developments to be added to the Waterfront, as well as Burlington favorites adding new features:

  • The Information kiosk is celebrating their 30th year with a new 2014 Burlington Waterfront Map & Events – now available
  • Vermont Brewers Festival tickets were in high demand this year, sold out completely within 11 minutes of opening!
  • Burlington Parks & Recreation hopes to make major improvements to the bike path and waterfront area beginning this fall, which is a major revenue generator for the city of Burlington. 
  • CCTA will continue the expansion of the Free College Street Shuttle to the bottom of College Street near ECHO, to fully connect the waterfront to the city of Burlington.
  • Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center is celebrating their 20th year on the Burlington waterfront
  • ECHO is celebrating their 11th year on the waterfront with their first July 3rd event, Celebrate the Lake”
  • Splash has recently upgraded their patio’s awning with help from fellow BBA member Otter Creek Awnings
  • Ice Cream Bob’s celebrating their 11th year on the Burlington Waterfront, and has upgraded his patio with Splash’s former awning
  • Burlington Segways has started their second year of business last month, and was listed as #1 in Burlington activities on TripAdvisor!
  • Local Motion’s bike ferry will be starting shortly until September, connecting Burlington area to the islands
  • Hotel Vermont is celebrating their first year anniversary in business, with celebration of their TripAdvisor Hotel of the year award!
  • Juniper restaurant (inside of Hotel Vermont) will be starting to serve lunch, as well as a new addition of Argentine Asado Barbecue on their menu soon!

Below is a photo gallery (by Heavenly Ryan) of the Burlington Watefront Tour:

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Below are some of the upcoming Burlington Downtown and Waterfront Events for 2014:

The morning cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III was great, even with the rain, as fellow BBA member Josh Palace of Spirit of Ethan Allen said, “Every Day is a beautiful day on the Lake!”

There was a great turnout and many speakers representing the Burlington Waterfront area businesses. Below are the waterfront area organizations represented:

Thanks to Kelly Devine and staff of the BBA, the speakers, and friendly staff of the Spirit of Ethan Allen III for a great morning cruise on the beautiful Lake Champlain and for an encouraging outlook on 2014′s Burlington summer season!

Please feel free to post any corrections or updates as a comment below…

Burlington Business Association (BBA) 2013 Waterfront “FAM” Tour

GEDC0117We’re back at Advantage Creations headquarters from the Burlington Business Association (BBA) 2013 Waterfront “FAM” Tour. Sponsored by Northern Lights & Burlington Bay.

The theme of meeting was to, “hear what [Burlington] Waterfront businesses have in store for Burlington this summer!” Many companies/ locations on the waterfront are already open for summer business or are planning to be in operation within the next 1-2 weeks. For example, the cruises, ECHO, the boathouse, Splash are now open, but the Ferries are expected to be operational within 1-2 weeks. More info at Ferries.com

The Bike Path is fully operational, having completed repairs in time for the Key Bank Vermont City Marathon last month, with the repaired areas being Lakeside Ave to Perkins pier, North of Starr Farm, Northshore area to N Ave ext, 127.

Many of the usual summertime events are going on as planned, with some new businesses added to the Waterfront, as well as Burlington favorites adding new features:

  • A new 2013 Burlington Waterfront Map & Events is now available. 
  • Burlington Parks & Recreation hope to make improvements to the bike path, which is a major revenue generator. A recent UVM study estimated $4 million is generated from bike path visitors.
  • CCTA will soon be expanding the Free College Street Shuttle to the bottom of College Street near ECHO, to fully connect the waterfront to the city of Burlington.
  • ECHO will hold their popular annual Champ Fest Exhibit later on in 2013
  • Hen of the Wood located in the newly built Hotel Vermont is slated to open in late July
  • Skinny Pancake’s recently started expansion of the Lake St location is scheduled to be fully open for the city’s July 4th celebrations
  • Ice Cream Bob’s has a new creemee machine, and has added new flavors, such as Mango, and Blackberry
  • Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center will start to offer weekly morning yoga classes next to Lake Champlain in partnership with a local yoga studio
  • Vermont Brewers Festival tickets in high demand this year, sold out within 34 hours of opening
  • Vermont Lake Monsters 20th season opens June 20th, with newly renovated non concrete seats!
  • Queen City Ghostwalk is starting their second year of the Wicked Waterfront tour, and offering complementary tours to other Burlington business owners
  • BBA’s newest member, Burlington Segways has started their new business last month, and it’s a great way to see more of Burlington in the least amount of time

Below is a photo gallery (by Heavenly Ryan) of the Burlington Watefront Tour:

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Below are some of the upcoming Burlington Downtown and Waterfront Events for 2013:

The morning cruise on the Northern Lights was great… the rain held off and some sun came through for a brief moment before returning to shore, making for a nice trip.

There was a great turnout and many speakers representing the Burlington Waterfront area businesses. Below are the waterfront area organizations represented:

Thanks to Kelly Devine and staff of the BBA, the speakers, and staff of the Northern Lights for a great morning cruise on the beautiful Lake Champlain and for an encouraging outlook on this year’s Burlington summer season!

Please feel free to post any corrections or updates as a comment below…

Burlington Vermont Waterfront is Open for Business!

Just got back from the Burlington Business Association (BBA) 2011 Waterfront “FAM” Tour. The general theme was that the Burlington Waterfront is open for business! Many companies/ locations on the waterfront are either open for business currently or plan to be in operation within the next 1-2 weeks. For example, the cruises, ECHO, the boathouse, Splash are now open, but the Schooner and Maritime Museum are expected to be operational within 1-2 weeks. Read the rest of this entry »