Welcome to the BH BL BPA Homepage
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.
September General Meeting
Date – Sep 3rd, 2014
RSVP – to James Ireland by Monday, August 29, 2014
Time – 8:00 am
Location: Town of Ballston Community Library
Cost - $8.00 Breakfast will be served by Lakeside Farms
Topic: Breaking news… Apparently the Town of Ballston Community Library is not just a place to play Mini Golf!!! Learn about how the Town of Ballston Community Library can help you as a business owner. Also, learn about some exciting items that the Library has in the works.
We will also be using some time to talk about what the BHBLBPA does in our community, our organizational structure, and ways that you can join in and take part. This is a great time to invite potential new members….
Due to the Labor Day weekend, please RSVP by Friday, August 29th to Jim Ireland, james.ireland@bsnb or 518-363-8115.
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.