News

LifeWorks Community Action Now Hiring

Be a part of neighbors helping neighbors. LifeWorks Community Action is currently hiring in Ballston Spa and across the county for a wide range of positions that help the community! LifeWorks is looking for a community services assistant to help in its food programs, contractors to join its Weatherization crew and assistant teachers to join… Read more »


February 2021 Newsletter

As another winter snow storm heads our way (it is February in upstate New York after all), here’s the latest from the BSBPA. We are disappointed that several of our usual events and activities (including February’s annual Chocolate Fest) continue to be affected by the COVID pandemic, but we remain hopeful that as 2021 progresses,… 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 »


2021 Ballston Spa Map Guide

We are getting underway with production of our 2021-22 Ballston Spa Map and Visitor Guide, now in its 16th year.  An advance notice was emailed to all business and non-profit members on January 26. We love Ballston Spa, and what better way to showcase our wonderfully vibrant village’s shops, restaurants and services! ALL BSBPA business… Read more »


COVID-19 Information and Resources

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions,  Networking Breakfasts have been suspended until further notice.    Our local small businesses are  open to in-person shopping while following NYS guidelines which require masks and social distancing.  Some still offer appointment and online shopping with curbside delivery.  Bars, restaurants and gyms, as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment,… Read more »


January 2021 Newsletter

I’m sure just about everyone is ready to put 2020 in the been there-done that column!  Let’s not dwell on what is behind us but look ahead to 2021 and all its possibilities.  In this issue, BSBPA President Stacy Simmons has some thoughts as we jump into the new year.  There certainly are promising things… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting at Nani’s Indian Kitchen

How excited are we that Nani’s Indian Kitchen is open here in Ballston Spa? Well, we were the first of 3 groups today (along with the Saratoga County Chamber and the Capital Region Chamber) to line up with Nafeesa Koslik and her family to cut an official welcoming ribbon. This restaurant is a true family affair… Read more »


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 »


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