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April 2017 Newsletter

April begins our fiscal 2017 year. In this issue, BSBPA President Stacy Simmons has some words of action for us as we work together to improve, support and promote our community.  Plus, meet our newest board members, read about upcoming events, Member and Association news, and more. (note: to see newsletter in full size, click… Read more »


BSBPA 2016 Annual Report

The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association presented its 2016 Annual Report as part of the program at the March 20, 2017 Annual Meeting. Please see below.  Our fiscal 2017 year starts April 1, 2017.


2017 BSBPA Annual Meeting & Community Mixer

The 2017 BSBPA Annual Meeting is in the books. Once again, Next Door Kitchen & Bar was a fantastic venue–great food and libations, including those named in honor of our underwriting sponsors! Thank you to all who joined us–we’re looking forward to a great year ahead! Our sincere appreciation once again to underwriting sponsors Ballston… Read more »


April First Friday Mystery Readers Wanted!

The Pick A Reading Partner (PARP) Reading Celebration is Friday, April 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.   The event is being coordinated by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, First Friday business participants and the local elementary schools and PTAs.   PARP is a program designed to encourage parents, family members and friends to read to… Read more »


BSBPA Scholarship

High school students who hold jobs in the community, while maintaining good standards in their schoolwork and deportment, should be recognized for their diligence and responsibility. The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association Scholarship of $500 shall be awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated professionalism in his/her place of employment and responsibility in… Read more »


March 2017 Newsletter

The BSBPA Annual Meeting is this month! Plus, information on 2017 Concerts in the Park Sponsorship opportunities, along with Association and member news.


Ribbon Cutting for Avon Products/Team Best–New Location!

On March 3, 2017, the BSBPA celebrated with a ribbon cutting to mark the grand re-opening of Avon Products/Team Best’s new, larger location at 102 Milton Avenue. Joining us, along with owners Darryl & Sherry Best and Heather Couvertier, were Ballston Spa mayor John Romano, Chamber of Southern Saratoga County’s Pete Bardunias, BSBPA board members, fellow… Read more »


2017 Chocolate Fest–How Sweet It Was!

Hundreds came out on a chilly February evening to stroll the village and sample a delicious assortment of chocolate specialties offered by chocolate chefs, ranging from sweet to savory to beverages.  Visitors also enjoyed art shows, special sales and music on the First Friday. The competition for our taste buds was fierce!  Here are our… Read more »


February 2017 Newsletter

Plan your Chocolate Fest stroll with our list of locations, information about our 2017 Map Guides and upcoming Annual Meeting & Community Mixer in March.  Plus member news, and some winter activities around town.   


2017 Ballston Spa Map Guide & Visitors Guide-Get on the Map!

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


2017 Chocolate Fest Premier Sponsor

We are proud to announce Prolific Marketing as our Premier Event Sponsor for our 4th Annual Chocolate Fest, First Friday, February 3rd, from 6-9pm. Thank you to this wonderful team for their support!


2017 Chocolate Fest Application

Prospective chocolate chefs for the 2017 Chocolate Fest, please read the entry information, and print, fill out and return the application, along with your $15 application fee to BSBPA/2017 Chocolate Fest, PO Box 386, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.  Any questions, please contact the First Friday committee: firstfridays@ballston.org.