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 »

Creative Endeavors Spring Art Exhibit: Call for Artists

Creative Endeavors Arts Center is excited to announce its spring exhibition, titled, “The Sweet Tooth Show” which will feature the work from artists from the Saratoga region and beyond.  This year’s theme is in honor Chocolate Fest and Ballston Spa’s First Friday and will feature artists’ impressions of sugary treats.  The exhibition will have its… Read more »

Ribbon Cutting-Romping Rovers Pet Salon Grand Opening

  Ribbon Cutting-New Business! Join us for a ribbon cutting on Friday, January 5 at 5 pm to mark the grand opening of Romping Rovers Pet Salon at 2100 Doubleday Avenue (Route 50).    During this event, anyone that stops by is eligible to receive anywhere from $2 to $5 off any grooming service and… Read more »

January Networking Breakfast

January’s Networking Breakfast is Tuesday, January 9, 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by Rebuilding Together Saratoga County at  132 Milton Avenue  in Ballston Spa. Rebuilding Together-Saratoga County partners with volunteers year round to ensure that homeowners in need can live independently in safe and healthy homes and build healthy neighborhoods through their programs.  Their shop in Ballston… Read more »

December Networking Breakfast

December’s Networking Breakfast is Tuesday, December 19, 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by Victoria’s Corner at 223 Milton Avenue  in Ballston Spa. Victoria’s Corner offers a treasure trove of unique home décor and vintage to mid-century modern furniture. With showrooms in Ballston Spa and Glens Falls, they feature an eclectic array of revived and restored dressers, armoires… Read more »

December 2017 BSBPA Newsletter

We’re getting December off to a festive start–read about all the holiday-themed events kicking off December 1-3, including the Ballston Spa Holiday Parade, First Friday celebrations and Breakfast with Santa.  Plus lots of community events this month to get you in the Christmas spirit.  Please consider shopping small this holiday season and supporting our local… Read more »

Ballston Spa Holiday Weekend Events

The BSBPA is pleased to be able to provide a program of events for the weekend of December 1-3, starting with the parade and tree lighting, First Friday activities, Breakfast with Santa, plus local church events, holiday open houses and more.   Stroll the village this weekend to find unique holiday gifts in our shops, museums… Read more »

2017 Small Business Saturday

Support our local small businesses by shopping local on Small Business Saturday,  November 25!  Below are featured BSBPA member businesses who are offering specials, along with a printable map to download.  Shopping at small local businesses helps the local economy, provides you with personal customer service, creates employment opportunities, improves the quality of your community. … Read more »

Holiday Window Decorating–Decking the Halls in Ballston Spa

  For the past few years, the BSBPA has recognized businesses whose window decorations and displays have enhanced the Village of Ballston Spa during the holiday season.  Our winners for the 2017 holiday season:  Canvas Hair Salon, Sage Wine & Spirits, Front Street Deli, O’Brien Pharmacy and Corina Contemporary Jewelry, display below, along with several… Read more »

Breakfast with Santa

  The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association presented the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 2 in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s School. Eagle Matt Lee and Union Fire Companies provided a delicious pancake breakfast for just under 300 people.   Children and their families enjoyed activities, including a crafts table, reading corner with… Read more »

Small Business Saturday–November 25

Small Business Saturday will be held nationally on November 25 and is a day to encourage people to shop and support their local small businesses for the holiday season (and beyond). The BSBPA Social Media Committee will be creating a printable map guide and shareable graphics showing people where they can “Shop Small” this year… Read more »