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March Networking Breakfast

March’s Networking Breakfast is Tuesday, March 6, 7:30-8:30 am, hosted by Wellspring at 480 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Wellspring’s mission is to support survivors and engage the community to end relationship and sexual abuse. Each year, Wellspring’s crisis intervention and survivor services support more than 1,000 clients—providing safe housing to adults and children either fleeing or homeless because… Read more »


Community Art Project: Ballston Spa Birdhouses

  The Village of Ballston Spa held its First Annual Birdhouse Competition on Saturday, April 21 in Iron Spring Park.   170 unique birdhouses were created, with 140 pre-made birdhouses decorated by local children and 30 birdhouses made from scratch by adults and children. Musician LB Walker entertained during the event.  There were displays by  The… Read more »


February 2018 BSBPA Newsletter

It’s February in upstate New York,  the heart of our cold, winter season. What better way to warm up, than to “stroll for chocolate”?!  The 5th Annual Chocolate Fest takes place on Friday, February 2, and anticipation is high for some tasty samplings.  See this issue for “sweet spot” locations, along with other First Friday… Read more »


Ballston Spa Business District Retail Business & Restaurant Survey

The Village of Ballston Spa’s business district continues to evolve.  There has been a renewed interest in the village as a destination and as a focus of re-development. Because the village’s retail businesses and restaurants have been key to attracting both visitors and residents, the BSBPA is interested in the views “on the street”.  In… Read more »


BSBPA 35th Anniversary Community Mixer and Annual Meeting

Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association 35th Anniversary Community Mixer & Annual Meeting March 19, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Next Door Kitchen & Bar The BSBPA is celebrating 35 years of service to our community and we would like you to celebrate this milestone with us! The evening will begin with a social hour at… Read more »


2018 Map Guide Ad Opportunities Available

One of our greatest marketing tools during the year, not only for the tourist season, but for new and current residents in the area, is the Ballston Spa Map Guide, which has proven success attracting visitors to our village and to advertising businesses. This is an ideal opportunity for new and returning members to get… Read more »


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 »


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 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 »


November 2017 BSBPA Newsletter

November is here, and the holiday season is just around the corner.  Thanksgiving and Christmas plans are afoot, and you can read all about them in this issue.  We’re planning this year’s Ballston Spa Holiday Parade–find out how your group can take part.  This month sees the 13th Anniversary of First Fridays in Ballston Spa,… Read more »