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Whether you are a member of the BH-BL BPA yet or not, we want you to be involved in our community! General meetings of the BH-BL BPA are held on the first Wednesday of every month. Please see the "Event Calendar" for a full list of upcoming dates.
October General Meeting
Date – Wed, Oct 1, 2014 (RAINDATE IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8)
RSVP – to James Ireland by Monday, Septermber 29, 2014
Time – 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: Double M Ranch, 678 State Route 67, Ballston Spa
Cost - $12.00 (Barbecue Chicken, Pulled Pork, 2 sides and a drink)
Topic: Come Join the operators of the Double M Haunted Hayrides, Jennifer and Leo Martin, give a daylight, behind the scenes tour of their famous fright fest. You will have the opportunity to see the many moving parts of this amazing adventure with the lights on so to speak! We will start off with a catered barbecue lunch, while we listen to Jennifer and Leo tell us about how they employee over 100 actors, technicians, zombies, and more over the coming month. Here about some of the new additions like the terrifying Stockyard, and the sure-to-be-scary Clown Carn-evil.
Rumor has it, that we may be able to get a hayride after lunch! Please wear appropriate footwear for walking outside.
Since this is such an amazing opportunity, we are also inviting members of the Ballston Spa BPA and the Malta BPA to attend as well. Please note that since this meeting is entirely outside, we will be having a rain date on this meeting of Wednesday, October 8, 12:00-1:00 pm. I would send an email out if cancelled.
2014 13th Annual Flag Day Parade
BH-BL BPA Sponsors Town Clean Up
BH-BL BPA Reaches New Limits - The South Pole!
Photo curtosey of Kurt Bedore- click on photo to see enlarged.
BH-BL BPA Reaches New Limits - The North Pole!
Photos curtosey of Kurt Bedore- click on photo to see enlarged.
Members: Bring a guest! We are the best deal in the area. Annual Dues are only $85!
This yearly parade, the 11 annual this year, is sponsored by the BH-BL Business and Professional Association and is a wonderful community event. Now you can watch the 1.25 hour parade in under 2 minutes!
Why More are Buying Into 'Buy Local'
Business Week, March 1, 2010
Excerpt: "Advocates say that locally owned stores spend proportionately more on payroll than chains and that buying local will save jobs. Plus, for every $100 spent at a locally owned store, $45 remains in the local economy, compared with about $13 per $100 spent at a big box, according to research by the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Austin (Tex.) consulting firm Civic Economics. That's because independents tend to do their purchasing locally, while chains usually centralize it from a head office."
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About the Organization
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Business & Professional Association was founded in 1987 to encourage, support, and promote business in the Towns of Ballston and Glenville, as well as in the Burnt Hills School District, and to enhance the quality of life in this area.
Our monthly general meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month. We hope that you will consider attending to learn how we can help each other while working to create a positive community spirit. Or if you are interested in joining the organization, let us know!
Our first meetings were held in restaurants, and that tradition continues today. Terry Morris served as the first president to get the organization off the ground, and then Pat DiCesare was voted to leadership near the end of that first year. To see the succession of presidents to date, click here.
In 1994 the association became incorporated, thanks to the support of Bob VanVranken, attorney and charter member. Now we are known officially as the BH-BL BPA Inc.