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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.

Join us for the 2015 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Economic Forum!

Wed. 04.22.15
Villago Pizzeria & Ristorante
175 Lake Road Ballston Lake, NY
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm - NOTE: This is evening!
Admission: no charge This evening is sponsored by the BH-BL BPA!

We welcome John Rhodes return to his hometown community, as he facilitates an economic development forum for the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Community. His remarks will include a discussion on the following:

What are the attributes for a successful community?
What type of business growth do we envision in our community?
What will our community look and be like in 20 years?

John Rhodes

About John Rhodes:

Mr. Rhodes is the Senior Principal of Moran, Stahl & Boyer, a nationally recognized economic development and corporate site selection consulting firm. Over the past 20 years, Rhodes has led consulting assignments throughout North American, including smaller and rural communities in NY, PA, RI, NH, MA, DE, VA, MN and FL. The firm's primary focus is on developing strategies to support economic growth while maintaining the unique character of the local community.

John grew up in East Glenville, NY, and graduated from BH-BL High School, class of 1969. He graduated with a BS-Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston and a Masters of Engineering from RPI in Troy.

Take advantage of the opportunity to be part of the conversation about the future of our community!

Please RSVP to nigar@southernsaratoga.org or call 371-7748

Warm regards,

Nigar Hale
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Business Professional Association

Save the Date, May 2nd for the Annual Ballston Lake Clean Up Day

The annual Ballston Lake Clean Up Day will be help on Saturday, May 2 from 8:00 am until noon. This event is sponsored by BLIA, The Burnt Hills/ Ballston Lake Business and Professional Association and the Town Of Ballston. Register at the Ballston Lake Firehouse and choose are area of the town you are willing to work on. TShirts and refreshments are provided by the sponsors. Get your neighbors together for this worthwhile event. Photo: Patti and Bill Goslin at Clean Up Day 2014

burnt hills ballston lake ny town cleanup day

May General Meeting

General Meeting Program: Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake History
Date: Wed, May 6th, 2015
Time: 8:00 - 9:15 am
Location: Burnt Hillsí High School (Map) In the cafeteria
: $TBD

Join the BH-BL BPA for our May General Meeting and breakfast hosted by the Burnt Hills High School.

General Meeting Program: Superintendant Patrick McGrath will talk about the school budget, as well as, other items necessary to stay abreast of current and future changes in education and what our students will need for life in the 21st century.

Please RSVP to nigar@southernsaratoga.org or call 371-7748

Rick Reynolds Provides 30 Minute Historical Overview of the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Community

Rick Reynold's, local historian and our guest speaker in April, delivered a very interesting presentation gracially hosted at Morris Ford. Rick's presentation is packed with historical little gems about the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Community and is delivered in just over 30 minutes.

Speed Networking from Feb General Meeting

Speed Networking

speed networking

Fright Fun from the October General Meeting

Those who attended the Double M Haunted Hayrides tour by Jennifer and Leo Martin, got a daylight, behind the scenes tour of their famous fright fest. (Click image to see full size photo)

Haunted Hayrides

Date – Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Location: Double M Ranch, 678 State Route 67, Ballston Spa

Jennifer and Leo told us about how they employ over 100 actors, technicians, zombies, and more over the coming month.

Checkout some of the new additions like the terrifying Stockyard, and the sure-to-be-scary Clown Carn-evil.

Double-M Haunted Hayrides

2014 13th Annual Flag Day Parade

BH-BL BPA Sponsors Town Clean Up

Town Cleanup

Town Cleanup

Town Cleanup - Bill Goslin

BH-BL BPA Reaches New Limits - The South Pole!

Photo curtosey of Kurt Bedore- click on photo to see enlarged.

Jimmy's 11x17 Food Drive Poster 2013

BH-BL BPA Reaches New Limits - The North Pole!

Photos curtosey of Kurt Bedore- click on photo to see enlarged.

The North Pole

The North Pole


Members: Bring a guest! We are the best deal in the area. Annual Dues are only $85!

VIDEO - 2012 Flag Day Parade in Burnt Hills, NY

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!

Photo courtesy of Fred David Photography.

2008 Burnt Hills Flag Day Parade.

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.

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Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Business & Professional Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1043 :: Ballston Lake, NY 12019

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