Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no Networking Breakfast in April. In lieu of an April First Friday, we are encouraging folks to support our local small businesses by purchasing gift certificates, shopping with them online, if applicable, and using takeout or delivery service from local restaurants.
We are offering our social media platforms to help get the word out about changes and updates to our member businesses and organizations in these current circumstances. Our social media committee will be monitoring and sharing your posts as much as possible, but please do tag us (Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association) so we don’t miss any. We suggest business members take advantage of our Ballston Spa BSBPA Member News and Deals Facebook group, which is open to join for you to post your information. Furthermore, you can email your information to email@example.com
The BSBPA office is open as usual, M-F, 10 am-5 pm.
We are a Village of Friends, and even as we practice social distancing, we can still support each other. Stay informed and positive—we will weather this together.
Here are some resources and general information:
Please check here for information on loans for small businesses, including the CARES Act EIDL and PPP programs
SCPP also has a direct email for businesses in need of support: Needbizhelp@saratogapartnership.org
Food Service Available for Ballston Spa Students: The Ballston Spa CSD is providing breakfasts and lunches for students enrolled in the district’s Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program during the school closure. Parents or other family members may pick up meals at any of the three school locations or at their town’s Community Centers between 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Parents with circumstances that do not allow for picking up food may make a special request for home delivery by contacting their school office at the number below. Parents who are able to pick up food should continue to do so.
Milton Terrace ES: 518 884-7210 ext. 3353
Malta Avenue ES: 518 884-7250 ext. 1351
Wood Road ES: 518 884-7290 ext. 3390
Gordon Creek ES: 518 884-7270 ext. 3372
Ballston Spa Middle School: 518 884-7200 ext. 4306
Ballston Spa High School: 518 8847150 ext. 2392
Families not in the program who may be interested can apply for free and reduced price meals for current students by completing an application – available at the food distribution sites, or online HERE. The elementary schools’ BackPack Food Program will also continue during the school closure according to the same delivery methods/time.
Health Insurance Coverage can be a concern for many during this time of layoffs and closings. Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) offers free assistance in navigating the health insurance enrollment process. NY State of Health has opened a special enrollment period for uninsured individuals who need to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan. The period runs through April 15. Enrollment in Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and the Essential Plan is open year-round.
AHI serves those in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. Call 1.866.872.3740, or visit the EASE webpage to request a free telephone appointment.