ranksBurlingame Ranks #4
Among "best places to start a business"

According to online personal finance and information service provider, NerdWallet, Burlingame ranks #4 out of 177 Northern California cities with populations of 10,000 or more, as a "best place to start a business in Northern California".

Cities were ranked according to several local business and economic factors.  Some of these factors included: average revenue of businesses, businesses per 100 people, median annual housing costs and unemployment rates for residents over 16 years old.

To view the full article published on August 3, 2015 click here.
ccfdWelcome Home CCFD Firefighters!
Thank you for your service and dedication

The City extends a warm welcome to the 7-person Central County Fire Department (CCFD) team that is expected to return home today after spending the past week working to contain the Rocky Fire.  


Two CCFD engines, each with a crew of three firefighters, and a CCFD Battalion Chief have been working 24 hour rotations since last Thursday to help battle fires in the southeast part of Clearlake City. According to John Kammeyer, Fire Chief for the Central County and San Bruno Fire Departments, the team is "tired, but healthy" and expected to come home this afternoon.


Working with a strike team that included 5 engines from Central San Mateo County fire departments including San Mateo, Foster City, San Bruno and CCFD, most of team's work included structure protection and the defense of homes.

dashboardCity's Economic Activity Dashboard
Now viewable online!

Check out the City's new Economic Activity Dashboard. Developed by the Economic Development division of the Community Development department, this page provides a wealth of demographic information about our community and is a useful tool for businesses interested in moving to our City.


The Dashboard provides a snapshot of Burlingame's economic conditions and includes information about revenue sources, building permits, venture capital trends, and more. Also included on this page are links to development projects in progress or completed, city events and news and Burlingame's business associations. Information on this page will be updated quarterly or annually.


Economic Development staff serve as a liaison between the City and the business community. Department staff work closely with the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce to promote a business friendly climate that promotes a healthy local economy.

To learn more about economic development in Burlingame, contact Cleese Relihan, Economic Development Specialist, by phone at (650) 558-7264 or by email at crelihan@burlingame.org  

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SMC Alert is San Mateo County's community alert systemThis alert notification system is used by all cities and towns in San Mateo County. Click here to register and receive useful information and updates to your email account or phone during urgent or emergency situations.


For event information, surveys and other City updates, visit Burlingame City Hall on Facebook. Like Us today and help us achieve our "1,000 Likes" milestone.

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certCommunity Emergency Response Team
Fall 2015 Training


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training provides private citizens with the basic skills needed to respond to their community's immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. This training is offered free to all Burlingame, Hillsborough and Millbrae residents.  Training consists of the seven classes outlined below.

Disaster Awareness and Preparedness
Sept 16

Fire Safety
Sept 23

Disaster Medical - Part I
Sept 30

Disaster Medical - Part II
Oct 7

Light Search and Rescue
Oct 14

Team Organization and Management
Oct 21

Skills Development and Applications
Oct 24
The first six classes will be held at the Town of Hillsborough Council Chambers at 1600 Floribunda Avenue in Hillsborough from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  The final class will be held at the Burlingame Corp Yard at 1361 Carolan Avenue in Burlingame from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For additional class information or to sign up for this upcoming Fall CERT Training series, please contact Lisa Bartolo at lbartolo@centralcountyfd.org.
EventsEvents Around Town

Shop Fresh Market Tonight!

Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (May - November)
Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (year round)
Park Road and Burlingame Avenue

Seasonal produce, flowers and retail stalls. For more information, visit the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce website.

Burlingame on the Avenue
Saturday & Sunday, August 15-16 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Located along historic Burlingame Avenue

This event is presented by the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce in association with California artists. Come visit and enjoy unique art and handcrafted items, food, beverages, home/garden and travel, and a children's playland.
CommCenterCommunity Corner
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
First Friday Free Live Music
Friday, August 7 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
AstraLogik performing at 347 Primrose Rd
Sharp Trio performing at the intersection of Park Rd. and Burlingame Ave. (under the pergola)

Come downtown and enjoy some live music hosted by the Burlingame Downtown Business Improvement District.  

"Taste", A Food Entrepreneur Documentary
Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Burlingame High School Theatre at One Mangini Way

Kevin Longa has been making films ever since he was a student at Burlingame High School. After attending UCLA he went on to create an internationally award-winning food documentary series called TASTE. He will share how you can also achieve your career dreams through creative thinking and entrepreneurship. This event is free.


Preview TASTE on Kickstarter 

View the San Mateo Daily Journal Article on TASTE  

Burlingame Spirit Run
Labor Day, Monday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m.
Franklin Elementary School blacktop at Quesada Way at Trousdale

The Burlingame Spirit run will begin at 8:00am with a scenic, 5K romp through older and beautifully manicured neighborhoods of Burlingame (10K does loop twice).  The run is followed by a health expo, sponsored by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, until 11:00 a.m.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Burlingame Community Education Foundation (BCE) for the Burlingame School District, grades K-8.


Fees: ages 14 and over: $30 through 9/1 ( 9/2-9/7/15 $45), ages 5-13: $20 through 9/1 (9/2-9/7/15 $30). Kids 4 and under free. It will be followed by a Health expo is free and open to public until 11


Registration: online until 9/1/15 at www.burlingamespiritrun.com, or in-person at A Runner's Mind, 1111 Howard Avenue until 9/6/15. Race day registration available 6:45-7:45am.


Visit www.bcefoundation.org/spiritrun for race information, road closures, packet pick up and more! 

           Shop Burlingame - your tax dollars support City services!

- a message from the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce