BSBPA News

2020 Chocolate Fest Information and Chef Application

  What is Chocolate Fest? As part of our monthly First Friday Events, we present our February family fun event – the Ballston Spa Chocolate Festival on Friday, February 7, 2020. Area restaurants, bakeries, and chefs are all welcome to compete in a chance to showcase their talents and tastes by preparing small sample sized… Read more »


January Networking Breakfast

January’s networking breakfast is Tuesday, January 7 from 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by The Medbery Day Spa, 48 Front Street in Ballston Spa. The Medbery Day Spa is located inside the historic Medbery Inn on Front Street in Ballston Spa. Built in 1804, this 215 year old building has kept a wonderful secret hidden within the… Read more »


Breakfast With Santa

  The BSBPA presents the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7, from 8-11 am in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s School, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa. Our local fire companies, Union and Eagle Matt Lee, will again be donating and cooking a delicious pancake breakfast.  There will be a craft table and a free… Read more »


December 2019 Newsletter

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Here in Ballston Spa, that means festive lights and decorations in shop windows,  a jolly parade and family fun and some spiritual introspection as well.  It’s all part of what makes living in a small town even more meaningful during this season of joy and hope. Read… Read more »


Village of Ballston Spa Economic Development Survey

The Village of Ballston Spa has begun the NextWave Communities Program in collaboration with the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership (SCPP), the county’s economic development leader. The NextWave Communities Program is an initiative to provide individual towns, cities, and villages a specific and bespoke economic development plan. Information gathered in this survey will help the SCPP… Read more »


Small Business Saturday-November 30, 2019

Small businesses are important because they provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and create meaningful jobs with greater job satisfaction than positions with larger, traditional companies. They foster local economies, keeping money close to home and supporting neighborhoods and communities. Ballston Spa is home to a wonderful variety of small businesses–and supporting them keeps our community thriving.  On… Read more »


November 2019 Newsletter

November is the traditional start to what we think of as the “holiday” season–with Thanksgiving being the kick off at the end of the month.  Between now and then, plans are moving along on The Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting on December 6, known far and wide as a quintessential slice of hometown… Read more »


2019 Ballston Spa Property Beautification Awards

The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association, in partnership with Curtis Lumber, honored business owners and residents whose renovation, restoration, and beautification efforts have enhanced the Ballston Spa community over the past year.  The winners were chosen from nominations submitted by others in the community.  At a reception on October 22 at Curtis Lumber, each… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting at Amazing Finds Boutique

Please join us to celebrate a year in business for Amazing Finds Boutique.  Owner Christine Jamison is proud to be among all the other awesome business owners here who make her feel so welcome and thanks everyone who has made this an “Amazing” year. She looks forward to many more years here in Ballston Spa. … Read more »


November Networking Breakfast

November’s Networking breakfast is Tuesday, November 5, 7:30-8:30 am,  hosted by Nomad Coffee & Crepes, 80 Milton Avenue. In its relatively short time on the village’s main drag of Milton Avenue, Nomad Coffee & Crepes, the fabulously vintage “pocket” café and bar has become a bit of a local legend.  Started by young entrepreneur Nick… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting at McDonald’s of Ballston Spa

  Join us as we celebrate the grand re-opening of McDonald’s of Ballston Spa, 201 Church Street (Route 50) on Monday, October 21 at 10 am.  The entire restaurant was rebuilt from the bottom up and is state of the art–but with that same B Spa McDonald’s friendliness you’ve come to know.  Come check it… Read more »


Ballston Spa Holiday Parade

  The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association’s annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting takes place, Friday, December 6.  The step off time is 6:30 pm, proceeding on Milton Avenue and ending in Wiswall Park on Front Street with Santa lighting the Christmas tree.  The parade has become a hometown-style holiday tradition, with… Read more »