On Saturday, June 2, the BSBPA helped to celebrate A Bead Just So’s 5th Anniversary! A Bead Just So is a full service bead store offering make your own jewelry, beading classes, handcrafted jewelry,ladies’ nights out, and jewelry repair. With her years of beading experience, owner Kate Fryer, is able to assist her clients in… Read more »
We’re on the countdown to the start of the summer season and here in Ballston Spa, things will be hopping. Read about all the great family activities, from outdoor concerts and movies to farmers markets. There’s information on some great networking mixer dates, a new board member to introduce and great events going on around… Read more »
We’re bringing our big scissor and ribbon to help Jessica Shambo celebrate her fabulous new space at 22 Washington Street! Come at 4 pm for the ribbon cutting ceremony and stay for the fun!
April not only begins the BSBPA’s fiscal year for 2018, it also kicks off the Association’s 35th year of service! It’s amazing to think about all the people who came before us who nurtured and grew the organization, making it into what it is today. And through the entirety of its 35 years, the vision… Read more »
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association 2017 Annual Report, as presented at the Association’s Annual Meeting, March 19, 2018.
It’s that time of year when we start to turn the corner, weather-wise, and spring is more than just a rumor! For the BSBPA, March is when we wrap up our fiscal year and start fresh, looking forward to all our 2018 plans at our Annual Meeting. It’s something that happens every year, but this… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association, in partnership with Curtis Lumber, has 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 23 in the Kitchen… Read more »