BSBPA News

April 2020 Newsletter

This April is unlike any other April in memory, as our community continues to grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this issue, find out how you can continue to support the small businesses and locally owned restaurants, as well as non-profit service organizations during this new era of social distancing.  There’s also… Read more »


BSBPA 2019 Annual Report

The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association presents its Annual Report summary for the 2019 Fiscal Year:


Small Business and Non-Profit Financial Support Resources

Here are available options for small businesses and non-profits in need of financial support due to the COVID-19 impact.   Here are programs/resources that can be considered for possible loan options 1. Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act.   There are two components of the CARES Act- The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 ECONOMIC… Read more »


BSBPA Scholarship

The $500 BSBPA scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Ballston Spa High School student who has demonstrated professionalism in his or her place of employment and responsibility in the school community.  You can print out the application information sheet below or pick up a copy at the Ballston Spa High School guidance office.  All… Read more »


COVID-19 Information and Resources

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… Read more »


March 2020 Newsletter

It’s March–can spring be far behind?  For the BSBPA, this is the end of our fiscal year.  We will be gathering for our Annual Meeting and Community Mixer on March 23 to review the year and look forward to 2020.  It’s a great opportunity to meet and chat with the board and fellow members and… Read more »


Directory Boards

There are 5 directory boards located throughout the village of Ballston Spa (Wiswall Park/Front Street, Milton Avenue/O’Brien’s Pharmacy building, Malta Avenue, Milton Avenue and Washington Street/Midtown Wine building and Milton Avenue and Prospect Street). The directory boards take advantage of Ballston Spa’s “strolling village” vibe.  These boards attract the attention of people using the public… Read more »


2020 Chocolate Fest Winners

Here are the winners the the 7th Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest: Judges Choice: Beverage: Henry’s Tavern, Mint Chocolate Martini Dessert: Tie! Next Door Kitchen & Bar, Chocolate Strawberry Bark and Jessicakes Saratoga, Canadian Nanaimo Bar Pie (at Corina Contemporary Jewelry) Savory: The Front Street Social Club, Chocolate Chipotle Meatballs People’s Choice: Beverage: Two Birds Marketplace, Mexican Hot Chocolate… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting at Sunset Grill

Karen and Eric Sherman, new owners of Sunset Grill, formerly the Sunset Café, are celebrating their one year anniversary and we’ll be there to mark the occasion! “Check out some of your old favorite menu items plus our great new ones. The best Quesadillas, Fajitas, Steaks, Chicken, Ribs, Seafood, and Hickory Smoked Meats around. Join… Read more »


March Networking Breakfast

  March’s networking breakfast is Tuesday, March 3 from 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by Community Emergency Corps, 78 Thompson Street in Ballston Spa. Community Emergency Corps is a non-profit emergency medical service organization that serves the citizens of the Village of Ballston Spa, the Town of Milton, part of the Town of Ballston, and the Middlegrove… Read more »


February 2020 Newsletter

What better way to chase away the winter blues, as February kicks off with our popular mid-winter event, Chocolate Fest!   Read more about chocolate chefs and venues.  Also in this issue:  We’re getting underway with our 2020 Ballston Spa Map and Visitor Guide production.  All BSBPA member businesses and organizations in good standing are listed… Read more »


BSBPA 2020 Community Mixer and Annual Meeting

    As a result of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and following best practice guidelines, the BSBPA’s Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for Monday, March 23, has been postponed.  We are looking to work with Next Door Kitchen & Bar on a future date to hold the event.       Ballston Spa Business & Professional… Read more »