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.
Dec General Meeting & Holiday Party
Date – December 4, 2013
Time – 6:00 pm
Location – Lakeside Farms
Cost – Free for Members ($25.00 for guests)
Please come and join fellow BHBLBPA members, spouses, guests, friends and family as we celebrate 2013 and the holiday season. If you would like, please bring a small labeled gift, which will then be included in the door prize table.
Also, in honor of Jimmy Ktenas, owner of The Burnt Hills Café, who passed away on October 29, 2013, in conjunction with his family and the staff of the Burnt Hills Café, the BHBLBPA is holding the 1st Annual “Jimmy’s Food Drive.” Jimmy loved “feeding the community” so what better way to continue his legacy then by annually collecting food to donate to local food pantries. Please bring a food item to the party to help the drive.
RSVP: Please RSVP by phone at (518) 363-8115 or email to Jim Ireland by Mon, December 2, 2013.
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.