The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association hosts its 2016 annual meeting and community mixer on Monday, March 21, at Next Door Kitchen & Bar, 51 Front St. in Ballston Spa.
The annual meeting and mixer is an opportunity for members and non-members to review BSBPA accomplishments, honor outgoing board members and welcome new ones. The evening begins with a social hour and buffet at 6 p.m., followed by the official meeting at 7 p.m.
Cost is $30 per person. Paid reservations are available online at www.ballston.org. When filling in order information, indicate names of attendees in comment section for name tags. Limited admission will also be available at the door. This event is open to the public.
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Saratoga Bridges received an $11,700 grant from the GlobalFoundries-Town of Malta Foundation for a kitchen refurbishment project at its home on Meadow Rue Place in Malta.
Saratoga Bridges staff will be addressing items such as purchasing appliances and fixtures that are energy efficient and replacing the flooring, countertops, cabinets and medical closet.
When the agency purchased the house in 2000, it was 13 years old. Initially, it spent $17,000 in modifications. Since then, they painted, installed a fire alarm, purchased a new furnace and replaced some carpeting. However, they were not able to update the kitchen at that time. Those issues will now be addressed.
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The Saratoga Hospital and Nursing Home Volunteer Guild is offering five $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors in the greater Saratoga County region that have been accepted into college to study in the health care field.
Graduates may be pursuing a broad range of medical careers such as pre-med, nursing, bio-medical research, pharmacology, medical imaging, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, physician’s assistant, mental health and health care management.
Eligible students must be entering college in September, have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a documented record of community service. Application deadline is April 4. Winners will be honored at the guild’s annual recognition dinner on May 19.
Requirements and applications are available at www.saratogahospital.org/about-us/volunteering/, at the front desk at Saratoga Hospital, or by email request through Betsy St. Pierre, volunteer services, Saratoga Hospital, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Home Made Theater in Saratoga Springs was awarded the title of Best Community Theatre by NY Theatre Guide.
HMT was nominated along with four other theaters in New York state. An online vote resulted in this win for HMT, which is part of NY Theatre Guide’s Best of 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards.
The awards are designed to honor local performing arts, entertainment and education organizations for their creativity, talents, and contributions across all of New York state. Voting was held online and ballots were cast by thousands of New Yorkers across the state.
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The Saratoga Women in Business (SWIB) group meet 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, in the Arches Room at the Gideon Putnam Hotel, in the Saratoga Spa State Park at 24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs.
The SWIB group targets female business leaders in the greater Saratoga Springs area and offers free bi-monthly fellowship opportunities. Wine and light snacks, sponsored by area businesses, are provided at each gathering. Voluntary cash contributions will be collected at the door in order to help fund future SWIB events.
The March nonprofit spotlight will be on Saratoga Bridges, which provides professional services to people with developmental disabilities and their families.
To learn more about the Saratoga Women in Business group or to register for the free March 30 event, visit www.saratogawomeninbusiness.com. The registration deadline is Friday, March 25.
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The Capital District Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will give New York State Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) an opportunity to meet local contractors and state agencies at its annual WBE Showcase at The Century House in Latham on Tuesday March 15.
The annual Showcase will create an avenue for WBEs to not only market themselves to representatives from state agencies, architects, subcontractors, owners, developers and engineers, but also give them a chance to network with other NYS WBEs.
“This mandate allows for my company to be awarded bids that may have originally been overlooked as a smaller, woman owned company. I hope that my involvement with this event will help WBE companies build relationships with contractors and educate more women who are not already WBE, to start the process,” said Eileen Venn of Saratoga Springs-based Mechanical Testing Inc.
The showcase will run 5-8 p.m. Booths are available for $250 for NAWIC members and $350 for non-NAWIC members. General admission is $40. Registrations can be done at www.nawicnycap.org. For more information, contact Venn at 378-5330 or Eileenv@mechtest.com.
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The New York State Brewers Association, Taste NY, and Empire State Development will hold the first in a series of seasonal beer festivals for 2016 on Saturday, March 5, at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.
The even runs 5-8 p.m. with a VIP session taking place from 4-5 p.m.
The festival will bring together 54 New York breweries from across the state featuring 100-plus award-winning beers. Brewery reps will be pouring samples and local restaurants and food purveyors provide samples. The 54 that will be pouring samples will come from every region of the state.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the New York State Brewers Association to help further their mission of promoting the craft beer being produced in this state every day.
Tickets can be purchased online by going to http://thinknydrinkny.com/2015/11/3rd-annual-craft-new-york-brewers-festival-albany/
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The SPAC Junior Committee, a community engagement committee of over 60 young professionals from in and around the Capital Region, raised over $50,000 in support of SPAC’s 50th anniversary season at its Winter Ball fundraiser event on feb. 27.
The sold-out gala event, themed, “Party of the Century: A Black & Gold Masked Ball,” was attended by more than 530 SPAC supporters.
The committee assists SPAC with fundraising, donor cultivation, and outreach among their peers. Funds raised at the ball will support classical programming throughout SPAC’s 2016 summer season.