Over 60 people packed into Terry Precision Bicycles‘ new Burlington headquarters on May 18 to celebrate their recent relocation from Rochester, NY. Their move is another example of how our region’s growing outdoor recreation industry is strengthening our economy. Read the full press release.
Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss, Burlington Business Association Director Kelly Devine and I offered our perspectives on Terry’s arrival. Liz Robert, CEO of Terry, thanked the crowd for the great reception that the company has received. Larry Kupferman, Director of the City’s Community & Economic Development Office, unveiled the new poster promoting the City as a hub for innovative businesses.
After the press conference, the enthusiastic crowd hopped on bikes and rode to Terry’s South End warehouse. We received a quick tour and then headed back to lunch at Terry’s offices.
Thank you to the event organizers, Jon Adams-Kollitz from Burlington’s Community and Economic Development Office, Peter Mellen of Terry Precision Bicycles, and Local Motion‘s special events guru Adele Dienno. Below, area cyclist Jared Katz chats with Liz Robert outside Terry’s warehouse.
The event was attended by many community leaders including: Michael Jager of JDK, City Councilor Joan Shannon, Earl’s Cyclery owner Roger Frey, Skirack co-owner Spike Clayton, Joan Denizot of Super Sized Cycles, Phelan Fretz of ECHO, North Star Sports owners Pat & Jay Miller, VT Bike/Pedestrian Coalition board member Bob McKearin and many more.
If you want to help make Burlington an even better city for walking and bicycling, get involved with Local Motion. You can join online here!
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