News

“Meet the Board” Night-February 18

We are once again having our Meet the Board Night on Monday, February 18, 6:30 pm at the Ballston Area Community Center (BACC), 20 Malta Avenue.  Come along to meet your friendly BSBPA board members and learn more about what they do.  This is a great opportunity to share ideas, ask questions and connect with… Read more »


February 2019 Newsletter

As I write this, we are in the throes of a “polar vortex”.  Ah, winter in the great Northeast.  What we need is a cure for this cabin fever–and what better way to warm our hearts than with CHOCOLATE!  In this issue, read all about our 6th Annual Chocolate Fest which is the feature event… Read more »


BSBPA 2019 Community Mixer and Annual Meeting

Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association 2019 Community Mixer & Annual Meeting March 18, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Next Door Kitchen & Bar The BSBPA will be hosting its Community Mixer and Annual Meeting and we would like you to join us! The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 pm, including a cash… Read more »


2019 Ballston Spa Map Guide

We are getting underway with production of our 2019-20 Ballston Spa Map and Visitor Guide, now in it’s 14th year.   We love Ballston Spa, and what better way to showcase our wonderfully vibrant village’s shops, restaurants and services! ALL BSBPA businesses and non-profit members in good standing will be listed on the directory page.  Our… Read more »


February Networking Breakfast

    February’s Networking Breakfast is Tuesday, February 5, 7:30-8:30 am at Prolific Marketing,  27 Kent Street, Suite 107B in Ballston Spa. Prolific Marketing is a full-service marketing firm, specializing in creative, quality, affordable marketing tactics for small businesses. Offerings including web design, social media management, email marketing, graphic design & print materials, video &… Read more »


January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year!  It’s the time to look ahead, make plans, get organized and hit the ground running!  In this issue, BSBPA President Stacy Simmons is checking in, offering some food for thought as we step into 2019.  There’s information on the 6th Annual Chocolate Fest, which takes place on February 1.  We’re looking for… Read more »


6th Annual Chocolate Fest–and the Winners are….

Chocolate Fest—How Sweet It Was! Several hundred chocolate fans came out on a frigid February evening to stroll the village and sample a delicious assortment of chocolate specialties offered by chocolate chefs, ranging from sweet to savory to beverages.  The competition for our taste buds was fierce!  Here are the winners for the 2019 Chocolate… Read more »


2019 Chocolate Fest Participation Information and Chef Application

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


January Networking Breakfast

Because the first Tuesday of the month falls on New Year’s Day,  January’s Networking Breakfast will be the second Tuesday of the month, January 8, from 7:30 t0 8:30 am, hosted by Brookside Nursery, 824 Route 67. Brookside Nursery is one of the area’s best regarded landscaping and garden businesses.  The garden center has been… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting at B.A.C.C.

The BSBPA is happy to help the Ballston Area Community Center (BACC) “officially” open its newly refurbished gymnasium with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, January 3 at 6 :30 pm. The BACC provides essential child and youth programs for the Ballston Spa community.  


Holiday Window Display Recognition

Downtown Ballston Spa is once again decorated for the Christmas season.  The BSBPA is pleased to recognize businesses whose window decorations and displays have enhanced the business district during the holiday season.  Our “elves” were out and about to judge this friendly contest to find the most memorable decorations.  It was by all accounts a… Read more »


December 2018 Newsletter

As the old song goes-“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  It’s certainly a festive time here in the Village of Friends.  The season gets underway officially in Ballston Spa with the annual Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting on December 7, along with a host of merry activities that evening and through the… Read more »