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February Networking Breakfast

February’s networking breakfast is Tuesday, February 4 from 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa, 22 West High Street. The First Presbyterian Church of Ballston Spa was founded in 1834.  Its distinctive 1835 structure is the oldest church building in the village and features a Tiffany-created stained glass window.  The faith community… Read more »


January 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year!  In this issue, we look back on the holiday celebrations in the village and forward to the next big event–the 7th Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest on February 7.  Read more about how your business or organization can participate and/or sponsor this very popular chocolate-tasting extravaganza, which in the past has brought… Read more »


2020 Chocolate Fest Information and Chef Application

  What is Chocolate Fest? As part of our monthly First Friday Events, we present our February family fun event – the Ballston Spa Chocolate Festival on Friday, February 7, 2020. Area restaurants, bakeries, and chefs are all welcome to compete in a chance to showcase their talents and tastes by preparing small sample sized… Read more »


January Networking Breakfast

January’s networking breakfast is Tuesday, January 7 from 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by The Medbery Day Spa, 48 Front Street in Ballston Spa. The Medbery Day Spa is located inside the historic Medbery Inn on Front Street in Ballston Spa. Built in 1804, this 215 year old building has kept a wonderful secret hidden within the… Read more »


Breakfast With Santa

  The BSBPA presents the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7, from 8-11 am in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s School, 40 Thompson Street, Ballston Spa. Our local fire companies, Union and Eagle Matt Lee, will again be donating and cooking a delicious pancake breakfast.  There will be a craft table and a free… Read more »


December 2019 Newsletter

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Here in Ballston Spa, that means festive lights and decorations in shop windows,  a jolly parade and family fun and some spiritual introspection as well.  It’s all part of what makes living in a small town even more meaningful during this season of joy and hope. Read… Read more »


Village of Ballston Spa Economic Development Survey

The Village of Ballston Spa has begun the NextWave Communities Program in collaboration with the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership (SCPP), the county’s economic development leader. The NextWave Communities Program is an initiative to provide individual towns, cities, and villages a specific and bespoke economic development plan. Information gathered in this survey will help the SCPP… Read more »


Small Business Saturday-November 30, 2019

Small businesses are important because they provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and create meaningful jobs with greater job satisfaction than positions with larger, traditional companies. They foster local economies, keeping money close to home and supporting neighborhoods and communities. Ballston Spa is home to a wonderful variety of small businesses–and supporting them keeps our community thriving.  On… Read more »


Holiday Window Display Recognition

Our Ballston Spa businesses really know how to deck those halls (and windows) to bring out the Christmas cheer.  Here are the winners of this year’s Holiday Window decorating contest: A Bead Just So, 114 Milton Avenue Boho Chic Boutique, 90 Front Street Canvas Hair Salon, 22 Washington Street Dapper & Dames Hair Studio, 81… Read more »


November 2019 Newsletter

November is the traditional start to what we think of as the “holiday” season–with Thanksgiving being the kick off at the end of the month.  Between now and then, plans are moving along on The Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting on December 6, known far and wide as a quintessential slice of hometown… Read more »


2019 Ballston Spa Property Beautification Awards

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.  At a reception on October 22 at Curtis Lumber, each… Read more »


Save Brookside

The Saratoga County Historical Society/Brookside Museum has begun a campaign to reorganize and prevent the potential closure of the museum. Two local organizations have agreed to provide initial partial funding to keep Brookside’s doors open during this period of change. Local history, group the Saratoga County Area History Roundtable, has also begun a joint fundraising… Read more »