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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.
March General Meeting
General Meeting Program: Town Hall Meeting
Date: Wed, Mar 4th, 2015
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am
Location: Ballston Spa National Bank Corporate Branch Office (map)
Join the BH-BL BPA and the Charlton Community Business Alliance as Pete Bardunias, President/CEO Chamber of Southern Saratoga County moderates a Town Hall meeting for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake "town" community.
This is your opportunity to convey concerns, questions, and learn what is going to impact the Burnt Hills- Ballston Lake business community in 2015 and beyond. Take this opportunity to talk personally in a relaxed environment to talk about the issues that matter most to you and your business.
- Did you know that BH-BL will be celebrating its 100th anniversary of incorporation this year?
- How do we work together for a successful Charlton Founders Day, BH-BL Flag Day Parade and Sundae on the Farm?
- How will the Casino impact Freeman's Bridge road businesses and the Route 50 corridor into Burnt Hills?
- What is the status of the sewer project along the Ballston Lake water corridor?
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518.371.7748. We hope to see you there!
Speed Networking from Feb General Meeting
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)
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.
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.