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.
November General Meeting
Date – Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Please RSVP for you and any guest(s) you may be bringing by phone at (518) 363-8115 or email to Jim Ireland by Mon, November 3, 2014
Time – 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Villago Pizzeria & Ristorante (2nd Floor)
Cost - $19 (Dinner will include assorted gourmet pizza, salad, and soft drinks)
Topic - Come for dinner and enjoy Tim Newell as he entertains us while we all share 2014 in review and the outlook for 2015. Everyone gets a chance to speak. Please bring a guest who may be interested in seeing what the BHBLBPA has to offer! We would love new members….
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.