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Holiday Window Decorating Recognition

It’s been a challenging year for so many of our local small businesses, whose perseverance and adaptability have been inspiring.  These beautifully decorated storefront windows show that the spirit of the season is alive and well and that downtown Ballston Spa’s shops, restaurants and businesses are open and welcoming!  This year’s judges had a VERY… Read more »


December 2020 Newsletter

If there was ever a year to say that “we need a little Christmas”, this is it!  And December in Ballston Spa kicks off with a decidedly different, but no less merry celebration.  Read about this year’s Tree Lighting and Neighborhood Holiday Parade–and if you live in the village, keep an eye out for Santa… Read more »


Special Holiday Offer-Community/Resident BSBPA Membership

Now through Christmas, become a new Community/Resident Member* of the Ballston Spa and Professional Association for the limited discount price of just $20 ($5 off the regular membership fee).  You can also take advantage of this offer to give the gift of membership to family and friends. BSBPA community/resident membership not only provides you and… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting at Brookside Museum Artisan’s Market

We celebrated the opening of the 20th annual Artisan’s Market with the Saratoga County Historical Society at  Brookside Museum on November 28, 2020 at 10:45am.  This holiday tradition offers a wide selection of hand crafted products including soaps, lotions, ornaments, cutting boards, jewelry, teas and spices and more. Each purchase supports the SCHS at Brookside… Read more »


2020 Ballston Spa Beautification Awards

BSBPA Honors 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… Read more »


BSBPA Small Business Saturday

Shop Small Business Saturday, November 28, and find special sales and offers from these fine Ballston Spa merchants.  Thank you for shopping small and supporting local!   Printable Small Business Saturday Shopping Map and Guide        


Ribbon Cuttings at Oboy Baking and Welcome Relief Massage Therapy

The BSBPA held two ribbon cuttings the week of November 16-21     On Tuesday, November 17, we joined with the Saratoga County Chamber to celebrate a successful first year in business for Oboy Bakery at 357 Milton Avenue.  Esperanto owner Will Pouch has been producing and distributing the popular savory pastries made famous in… Read more »


An Evening of Ribbon Cutting Celebrations!

On November 6, the BSBPA celebrated four women-owned businesses in downtown Ballston Spa with ribbon cuttings on an mild November First Friday-which also marks its 16th Anniversary. Congratulations to db trends, Petal and Hive and to Corina Contemporary Jewelry & Glint Glassworks Studio, now together in The Garage! Thanks to Mayor Larry Woolbright, Milton Town… Read more »


November 2020 Newsletter

How can it be November already?  Although 2020 has sometimes seemed like quite the slog with all the challenges it has brought, here we are close to the end of the year and contemplating the start of the holiday season.  And even that will not be quite the same as usual, but we are not… Read more »


Village of Ballston Spa Economic Development Plan

The Village of Ballston Spa and the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, a Saratoga County-based economic development organization, have presented a comprehensive and customized economic development plan designed to spur new vitality, promote future growth, and drive long-term prosperity in the village. Guided by input from hundreds of citizens and community, business and government leaders, the… Read more »


Ballston Spa Living 2020 Community Yearbook

Ballston Spa Living heritage preservation quest to continue following publication of the 2020 community yearbook Heartfelt thanks to all who contributed images and insights to the Ballston Spa Living 2020 Community Yearbook. In addition to celebrating the indomitable Spirit of Ballston Spa as it has been unfolding against the unprecedented backdrop of a coronavirus pandemic,… Read more »


October 2020 Newsletter

Cooler days and colorful leaves-Fall is in full swing here in the Village of Friends.  And although some fall traditions have had to be modified to fit this crazy year, it doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to enjoy this season.  Read more about the virtual “The Way It Is” Car Show, currently happening on Facebook–there… Read more »