BSBPA Board Strategic Retreat

The BSBPA board will hold its strategic planning retreat on Saturday, February 12.  Board members will be reviewing and discussing the results and summary of the recent member survey.  Based upon the data and the experience of the past year, the board plans to identify and prioritize goals, and improve organizational best practices for 2022… Read more »

January 2022 Newsletter

It’s always a bit of a jolt to write that new date–2022!  It’s like the first footprint on a fresh blanket of snow–new beginnings and possibilities. In this issue, BSBPA President Sandy Hassfurter offers some thoughts for the upcoming year.  There’s a look back on the very festive holiday parade and downtown window decorating, the… Read more »

Shop and Dine in Ballston Spa this Holiday!

   Your Holiday shopping starts here in Ballston Spa! You’ll find beautifully handcrafted jewelry, stylish clothing and accessories, naturally formulated skin and personal care products, unique home décor items, charming one-of a-kind antiques and vintage finds and wines and spirits for everyone’s taste. Brookside Museum’s Artisans Market is open through Christmas Eve with handcrafted goods,… Read more »

December 2021 Newsletter

We’ve made it through another year of ups and downs in this crazy world.  This year we can once again celebrate the season together with a well-loved tradition–the Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting gets underway at 6:30 pm on December 3 and officially brings the holiday spirit (and Santa!) to town.  Read more… Read more »

Holiday Window Display Recognition

The judges had their work cut out for them this year when strolling one evening amid snow flurries to view the beautiful and festive storefronts of the village.  Everything from whimsical to classic, rustic to elegant, each had its own charm! It was hard to pick just 5 favorites, and in fact it was so… Read more »

Ribbon Cutting at Eight Star Martial Arts/Red Dragon Karate

The BSPBA was pleased to mark milestone anniversaries for Red Dragon Karate (40 years) and Eight Star Martial Arts (10 years) with a ribbon cutting and plaque from the Town of Milton and Village Ballston Spa. Roland Lavigne and his students also marked the occasion with a “nunchaku-athon” to raise money for the Saratoga County… Read more »

November 2021 Newsletter

How is it November already?  2021 has flown by and we find ourselves heading into the Thanksgiving and upcoming holiday season.  What a difference a year makes, and although there are still challenges to manage, there is much to be positive about. We have been able to gather together more this year and doing so… Read more »

BSBPA Administrator Position

The Ballston Spa Business Professional Association is looking to hire an Executive Administrator to join our team, starting in March 2022.  The candidate should be an independent, hardworking, motivated person. Full time position, working from home. Flexible hours, competitive salary based on work experience. See full job description below. Interested applicants must email cover letter… Read more »

2021 Ballston Spa Beautification Award Winners

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. Each award recipient was given a framed certificate along with… Read more »

BSBPA Marketing: Zoom Presentation by Nexstar Digital

On Tuesday, October 19, Nexstar Digital, affiliated locally with News 10 ABC and Fox 23, held a Zoom presentation for BSBPA business members to outline digital marketing opportunities.  For those who were unable to attend the presentation, it is available to watch HERE. Additionally, the slide presentation is available below and includes links to sample… Read more »

October 2021 Newsletter

And just like that, it is October!  And that means it’s Car Show time!  BSBPA volunteers have been working hard to bring the 19th Annual “The Way We Were” Car Show back to downtown Ballston Spa this October 10th.  After going virtual last year, it’ll be great to be “Together Again” in person.   As always,… Read more »

Small Business Saturday-November 27

The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association (BSBPA) is once again promoting our member businesses who are participating in Small Business Saturday (SBS), a marketing campaign sponsored by American Express. SBS encourages consumers to “shop small”, which supports independent small businesses as well as local economies and communities. This year, Small Business Saturday is on… Read more »