BSBPA News

April 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

April not only begins the BSBPA’s fiscal year for 2018, it also kicks off the Association’s 35th year of service!  It’s amazing to think about all the people who came before us who nurtured and grew the organization, making it into what it is today.  And through the entirety of its 35 years, the vision… Read more »


BSBPA 2017 Annual Report

The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association 2017 Annual Report, as presented at the Association’s Annual Meeting, March 19, 2018.


April Networking Breakfast

April’s Networking Breakfast is Tuesday, April 3, 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by The Candle Collective, 20 Prospect Street, Suite 214 in Ballston Spa. The Candle Collective was born from a passion to create, whether it be something complex or on the simplest scale. Candle making can be creative, fun and therapeutic.  Customers can create their own… Read more »


March 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

It’s that time of year when we start to turn the corner, weather-wise, and spring is more than just a rumor!  For the BSBPA, March is when we wrap up our fiscal year and start fresh, looking forward to all our 2018 plans at our Annual Meeting.  It’s something that happens every year, but this… Read more »


March Networking Breakfast

March’s Networking Breakfast is Tuesday, March 6, 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by Wellspring at 480 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Wellspring’s mission is to support survivors and engage the community to end relationship and sexual abuse. Each year, Wellspring’s crisis intervention and survivor services support more than 1,000 clients—providing safe housing to adults and children either fleeing or homeless because… Read more »


Community Art Project: Ballston Spa Birdhouses

  The Village of Ballston Spa held its First Annual Birdhouse Competition on Saturday, April 21 in Iron Spring Park.   170 unique birdhouses were created, with 140 pre-made birdhouses decorated by local children and 30 birdhouses made from scratch by adults and children. Musician LB Walker entertained during the event.  There were displays by  The… Read more »


February 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

It’s February in upstate New York,  the heart of our cold, winter season. What better way to warm up, than to “stroll for chocolate”?!  The 5th Annual Chocolate Fest takes place on Friday, February 2, and anticipation is high for some tasty samplings.  See this issue for “sweet spot” locations, along with other First Friday… Read more »


Ballston Spa Business District Retail Business & Restaurant Survey

The Village of Ballston Spa’s business district continues to evolve.  There has been a renewed interest in the village as a destination and as a focus of re-development. Because the village’s retail businesses and restaurants have been key to attracting both visitors and residents, the BSBPA is interested in the views “on the street”.  In… Read more »


BSBPA 35th Anniversary Community Mixer and Annual Meeting

Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association 35th Anniversary Community Mixer & Annual Meeting March 19, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Next Door Kitchen & Bar The BSBPA is celebrating 35 years of service to our community and we would like you to celebrate this milestone with us! The evening will begin with a social hour at… Read more »


2018 Map Guide Ad Opportunities Available

One of our greatest marketing tools during the year, not only for the tourist season, but for new and current residents in the area, is the Ballston Spa Map Guide, which has proven success attracting visitors to our village and to advertising businesses. This is an ideal opportunity for new and returning members to get… Read more »


January 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

Happy New Year!  As we get off to a decidedly frozen start to 2018, the January issue of The Volunteer, the BSBPA newsletter, offers some encouragement from Board President Stacy Simmons to “refresh” ourselves in the coming year.  Whether it is trying out new ideas, new outlooks or maybe stepping up and becoming a part… Read more »


2018 Chocolate Fest-February 2, 2018

Our Chocolate Fest judges, Vic, Lanie, Bill, Glenn and Noah, had the tough assignment of tasting ALL the entries— a chocolate smorgasbord! And the judges’ choices for the best of the 2018 Chocolate Fest are— Savory: Chocolate pulled pork with slaw by Sweeney’s at 50 Shades of Hair Dessert (Sweet): A TIE  Assorted Chocolate cheesecakes… Read more »