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  • President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Jim Whittredge Daniel DeFabio Sam Capuano Donna Avery Ballston Spa Lions Resident Sunmark Federal Credit Union Ballston Spa National Bank

    April 2009

    From the BSBPA President

    My first article to the readers of the BSBPA newsletter and a great time to tell those who missed the An-

    nual Meeting/ Community Mixer that it was great evening of information and an opportunity to network

    with residents and gain potential new business opportunities—and best of all, make new friends. My

    message is simple—build friendships and business will follow. Opportunity in our community is what

    you make of it. My greatest accomplishments of the last 25 years in Ballston Spa are the friendships I

    have made through my participation in great civic organizations and volunteer organizations such as the BSBPA. My

    goals as president are to increase the resident membership, to maximize your membership dollars and to build upon

    the success the BSBPA has developed through our events and fundraisers, which have become signature pieces of

    this great community in which we choose to live, do business and prosper in. I expect in the next few months I will

    be around to many business and organizations spreading the word of the good things that can come from being a part

    of the BSBPA.

    Your Friend and President,

    Jim Whittredge

    BSBPA 2008 Annual Report in Brief

    2008 Membership Businesses: 186 Residents/Farms: 72 Non-Profit:: 22 Honorary: 2 Total: 282 Membership increased 4% over 2007.

    2008 Marketing Ballston Rocks Promotion including: New “Ballston Rocks” logo; Rocking Chair walking map guide; Rocking Chair Auction and Community Party; exten- sive local and regional newspaper, television and internet coverage. Billboard Program: including the following billboards: Ballston Rocks; Join Us; Farmers Market; Ballston Spa Film Festival; Concerts in the Park; Car Show; First Fridays (6 weeks); Holiday Shopping Radio Promotion: WAMC 90.3 Public Radio Multi-faceted promotion branding the village as a fair trade town and promoting the activities and lifestyle element of the local community (current). Group Ad Opportunities for our members: Saratoga Living; Our Town; Daily Gazette (Car Show, Christmas); Go & Do (Post Star); WAMC radio spots; SPAC program; Adirondack Life- Regional Sum- mer issue.

    Website www.ballston.org Over 176,000 visits/year 372,000 page views Over 1.6 million hits Shopping cart feature allows for dues, spon- sorship and donation payments as well as merchandise. Home Page Redesigned Fair Trade Towns page added

    Community Ballston Rocks

    Spring/Summer 2008: Over 100 Adirondack rocking chairs were sponsored, with over 90

    decorated and on display throughout the village. Ballston Spa Film Festival

    First annual event in August 2008 drew hun- dreds to the village to see 27 short films from across the country and abroad. Judges chose winners in several categories. Event was free to

    the public Fair Trade Town

    Promoting Fair Trade Town initiative, encour- aging member businesses and residents to par-

    ticipate and support. Community Pride Parade

    Joined the Village and the Ballston Spa School District to celebrate community and school

    pride. Business Directory Signs

    Five signs located through the village to help promote local businesses to strolling visitors.

    Ellen Mottola, EditorEllen Mottola, EditorEllen Mottola, EditorEllen Mottola, Editor

  • Page 2 April 2009

    Member ItemsMember ItemsMember Items

    Ambit Energy Rick Luetters 518 772-1439

    Rodman.ambitenergy.biz

    Studio Massage Lisa Ciniglia

    85 Rowland Street Ballston Spa, NY 518 383-3873

    studiomassage.org

    Village Sweet Shoppe Kristle Mathison & Annelise Kavanaugh 24 Low Street Ballston Spa, NY 518 885-4165

    Perfect Touch House & Office Cleaning Kendra Hennessy 23 Church Avenue Ballston Spa, NY 518 727-1597

    perfecttouchny.com

    Cabria Tents & Events Cari Lawrence

    155 Goldfinch Lane Ballston Spa, NY 518 490-1047

    cabriatentsandevents.com

    Dutch Desserts Marjan Beebe

    30 Sunset Avenue PO Box 716

    Kinderhook, MY 518 758-8820

    Dutchdesserts.com

    David Gehrs

    387 Goode Street Ballston Spa, NY Resident Member

    KC Rendezvous Christina Faulkner & Kim Mosteller 2780 Curry Road Schenectady, NY 518 774-7933

    Kcrendezvous.com

    Welcome to Our New Members

    From our members and Neighbors

    Thank you to the following mem- bers for their support for Adopt A Plot through their donations: Eagle Eagle Eagle Eagle View Farm, Stutzenstein's Sugar View Farm, Stutzenstein's Sugar View Farm, Stutzenstein's Sugar View Farm, Stutzenstein's Sugar Shack, Bob & Mary CavanaShack, Bob & Mary CavanaShack, Bob & Mary CavanaShack, Bob & Mary Cavanaugh, ugh, ugh, ugh, Barry Bruno, NY Life, Daniel Barry Bruno, NY Life, Daniel Barry Bruno, NY Life, Daniel Barry Bruno, NY Life, Daniel Bruno, NY Life, Almost One Of A Bruno, NY Life, Almost One Of A Bruno, NY Life, Almost One Of A Bruno, NY Life, Almost One Of A Kind Quilt Shop, LLC, Ballston Spa Kind Quilt Shop, LLC, Ballston Spa Kind Quilt Shop, LLC, Ballston Spa Kind Quilt Shop, LLC, Ballston Spa National Bank, Midtown WineNational Bank, Midtown WineNational Bank, Midtown WineNational Bank, Midtown Wine & & & & Spirits, Streever Agency, Inc., Spirits, Streever Agency, Inc., Spirits, Streever Agency, Inc., Spirits, Streever Agency, Inc., Wheeler Funeral Home, Joan BaWheeler Funeral Home, Joan BaWheeler Funeral Home, Joan BaWheeler Funeral Home, Joan Bar-r-r-r- ggggoooovic, Kevin & Ellie Dillon, Peter & vic, Kevin & Ellie Dillon, Peter & vic, Kevin & Ellie Dillon, Peter & vic, Kevin & Ellie Dillon, Peter & Jean Relyea, Perennially Yours, Jean Relyea, Perennially Yours, Jean Relyea, Perennially Yours, Jean Relyea, Perennially Yours, Lorraine Komar, Frank & Rose Lorraine Komar, Frank & Rose Lorraine Komar, Frank & Rose Lorraine Komar, Frank & Rose Rossi and McDonald’s of BallstonRossi and McDonald’s of BallstonRossi and McDonald’s of BallstonRossi and McDonald’s of Ballston Spa. Spa. Spa. Spa. The Adopt a Plot fund helps to purchase and maintain flowers and plantings throughout the vil- lage during the spring and summer months. The Adopt a Plot program is taking applications for full time and part time watering positions for the Village flower program this season. Dates for the program run from Memorial Day through mid-October. Positions pay between $10 - $15 an hour with weekly hours varying from 20 - 30 hours. Applicants must have a valid NY State Drivers License. Please contact TinaTinaTinaTina at 885-2725 or tmanginocoffey@mangino.com for more information.

    AAAAngela McFarlandngela McFarlandngela McFarlandngela McFarland is pleased to announce the addition of two Ac- count Executives, offering contin- ued excellence for small business advertising and expert attention to detail. Ballston Spa resident, Terry Terry Terry Terry Vas NunesVas NunesVas NunesVas Nunes, is covering the Saratoga region for Our Towne SaratogaOur Towne SaratogaOur Towne SaratogaOur Towne Saratoga and Paige McCarthyPaige McCarthyPaige McCarthyPaige McCarthy will continue ex- pansion plans for the Our Towne Our Towne Our Towne Our Towne Ballston SpaBallston SpaBallston SpaBallston Spa publication. Both come with extensive experiences in product promotion and marketing services. Ground Breaking: Corina ConteCorina ConteCorina ConteCorina Contem-m-m-m- porary Jewelryporary Jewelryporary Jewelryporary Jewelry is expanding their retail space and creating a spacious workshop area. Look for jewelry making classes this summer. For more information about classes email CorinaCorinaCorinaCorina at cjo@corinajewelry. com. Ballston Spa United Methodist Ballston Spa United Methodist Ballston Spa United Methodist Ballston Spa United Methodist Church’s Church’s Church’s Church’s (101 Milton Ave.) free monthly lunches dates for April are Wednesday, April 8th (sponsored by Saratoga Bridges) and Saturday, April 25th (sponsored by BSUMC). Both lunches are from 11:30 am– 1 pm.

    BSUMC will also be hosting a Movie Night on Saturday, April 4. See the film “The Express” (PG), based on the true story of Ernie Davis, the unstoppable running back and He- isman Trophy winner for the Syra- cuse Orangemen. Special guest will be Pasquale "Pat" CaramannaPasquale "Pat" CaramannaPasquale "Pat" CaramannaPasquale "Pat" Caramanna, teammate of Ernie Davis. Free Ad- mission. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Movie starts at 6 pm. . . . Discussion to follow movie. Refreshments will be sold. The Union Fire CoUnion Fire CoUnion Fire CoUnion Fire Company mpany mpany mpany will be holding their 11th Annual Good Fri- day Fish Fry on April 10th from 11 am- 7 pm while it lasts. $6.00 per dinner including Fresh Fish with a grilled roll, fries and slaw, beverage. Eat in or Take Out. Be sure and re- serve yours today by calling or fax- ing the Union Fire House— phone: 885-7121, fax: 88