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Community Art Project Honoring First Responders

From Artist and Community Art coordinator Mark Blech: Thank you all for participating in Ballston Spa BLOOMS!   The banners and birdhouses look GREAT in the village!   We’re starting a new community arts program to honor the First Responders in our community who keep our village safe and protected. The program includes new banners… Read more »


July 2020 Newsletter

Downtown Ballston Spa is back!  As the Capital Region enters Phase 4 of re-opening in this  COVID-19 “new normal”, our village is gradually and safely bringing back in-person dining and shopping.  Read more about it in this issue.  Plus, information about the Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, upcoming summer events, along with Association news (meet our… Read more »


Ballston Spa Downtown Reopening

  Downtown Ballston Spa is Back! On June 19, to celebrate the return of in-person dining and shopping to the downtown area, BSBPA board members Sandy Hassfurter, Christine Kernochan, Kelly Ostrander, Kathi Leigh, Donna Martin, Bernadette VanDeinse  and executive administrator Ellen Mottola were joined by Mayor Larry Woolbright, Milton Supervisor Benny Zlotnick, NYS Senator Jim… Read more »


June 2020 Newsletter

As we start the summer season and the warm days coax us outside, things in our village are still not quite as they usually are.  But there are little signs that we are slowly making our way back.  In this issue: The Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market will be open for the season starting June 13,… Read more »


May 2020 Newsletter

It has been heartening to see the camaraderie and resilience of the Ballston Spa community during these past several weeks.  Even as we continue to face uncertainty as to how and when we can start to move toward a measured “re-opening”,  we remain optimistic that the time will come for us to be together again. … Read more »


Facebook Video Post Opportunities for BSBPA Members

We understand COVID 19 shutdowns and quarantines have made doing business and maintaining your contacts with customers and members difficult. We are providing an opportunity for businesses, not-for-profit and resident members to create a video showing the community what you do and how you’re still doing it! Ideas: Take the viewer for a tour of… Read more »


Ballston Spa Blooms-3rd Annual Ballston Spa Birdhouse Competition

The 3rd Annual Ballston Spa Birdhouse Competition is underway. The theme this year is “Ballston Spa Blooms” to celebrate not only the coming spring flowers but the commitment to a strong community spirit.   Over 320 pre-made birdhouses have been distributed to be decorated by residents of the village. Birdhouses will be displayed throughout the village,… Read more »


#BSpaCares-Support Our Non-Profit Organizations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several of our local non-profit organizations are even more in need of your support as they continue to serve the needs of the community. Click on the organization name for link. Non-profit organization members, please email info@ballston.org with information about what you are currently doing and what your needs are… Read more »


April 2020 Newsletter

This April is unlike any other April in memory, as our community continues to grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this issue, find out how you can continue to support the small businesses and locally owned restaurants, as well as non-profit service organizations during this new era of social distancing.  There’s also… Read more »


BSBPA 2019 Annual Report

The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association presents its Annual Report summary for the 2019 Fiscal Year:


Small Business and Non-Profit Financial Support Resources

 Here are available options for small businesses and non-profits in need of financial support due to the COVID-19 impact.   Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Applications Re-opened $8 Million Loan Fund to Assist Local Businesses Impacted by COVID-19   EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program EZ Forgiveness Application Full Forgiveness Application… Read more »