The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association will hold a networking breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, hosted by Rebuilding Together Saratoga County at 132 Milton Ave. in Ballston Spa.
Rebuilding Together Saratoga County partners with volunteers year round to help homeowners in need live independently in safe and healthy homes and build healthy neighborhoods through their programs. Its resale shop in Ballston Spa sells donated items at a fraction of the cost and all proceeds are used to provide home repairs for veterans, seniors, individuals living with disabilities and families in need.
Cost for the breakfast is $5 with advance reservation—prepayment available at www.ballston.org—or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay at the door. Non-reserved walk-ins pay $10.
Business and community members are welcome. They need not be a BSBPA member to attend this event.
The BSBPA sponsors networking breakfasts every month throughout the year at different BSBPA member locations in Ballston Spa.
Ballston Spa National Bank recently partnered with bank customers to provide assistance to area food pantries. Along with the food collected during the bank’s eighth annual food drive, customers gave nearly $2,250 in monetary donations and in response, BSNB matched $3,200.
The combined total of nearly $5,500 benefits 14 organizations located across the region.
The food pantries benefitting from the bank’s efforts include: Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, City Mission of Schenectady, First Baptist Church Christ’s Cupboard in Ballston Spa, Living Hope Christian Church in Ballston Lake, United Methodist Church in Ballston Spa, Greater Galway Community Services Association, Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa, United Methodist Church in Jonesville, Stillwater United Church, CAPTAIN Food Pantry in Clifton Park, Wilton Food Pantry in Wilton, Greenfield Food Pantry in Greenfield Center, Guilderland Food Pantry in Guilderland, and New Scotland Community Food Pantry in Voorheesville.
Funds for 12 of the food pantries were recently delivered by bank staff members to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. By partnering with the Regional Food Bank, these member agencies are able to receive approximately $10 worth of food for every $1 donated. Organizations not partnering with the Regional Food Bank received their funds directly. Collected food items were delivered to designated food pantries.
The Saratoga Builders Association Inc. board of directors announced that David Trojanski of Bonacio Construction was elected president.
He will serve a two-year term through 2019.
Also elected were David DePaulo of Bella Home Builders, first vice president; Doug Ford of Curtis Lumber, second vice president; Jeff Pietrosanto of Pietrosanto Insurance, treasurer; Mark Johnson of DeGraff-Bloom Custom Builders, secretary; and Wayne Samascott of Malta Development, immediate past president.
Matthew Whitbeck of Whitbeck Construction was appointed to the SBA board.
The Saratoga Hilton announced that through the proceeds from its 23rd annual Breakfast with Santa, $7,000 has been donated to the Hawley Foundation for Children of Saratoga County.
Members of the Saratoga Hilton executive team presented Dan Fortier, president of the Hawley Foundation’s board of directors, with a donation check in January.
The Hawley Foundation for Children has been assisting the neediest youth in the community for more than 50 years through grants to organizations, individuals and college-bound students. This year’s Breakfast with Santa event at the Saratoga Hilton included a buffet breakfast, a raffle and photos with Santa Claus. The funds raised will be used to promote the health, welfare and education of children in Saratoga County.