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.
March General Meeting
Date – March , 5th 2014
RSVP – to James Ireland by Monday, March 3th, 2014
Time – 7:45 - 9:00 am
Location –Ballston Spa National Bank Corporate Branch Office 990 State Route 67 Ballston Spa, NY
Cost – $10
Community Development - A Southern Saratoga Perspective.
Pete Bardunias has a plan for Southern Saratoga County with the vision to make a tangible difference in each local community.
- Listen to Pete’s presentation as he discusses the 2013 – 2014 community development initiatives in Southern Saratoga County. This includes the Brookside Museum, the Mechanicville Train Station, Town business meetings in the Town of Charlton as well as leading the Waterford Community Business Alliance in Waterford.
- Learn about the Historic Lock 19 Project, the prototype for the Saratoga County community development program.
- Explore how your business can participate in the Community Development initiative including a new collaboration in the works at the Capital Region Maritime Center on the Mohawk River!
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.