Last Day For The FreshFarm Ballston Market

Today is the last day of the Ballston Market season. Help support our local farmers and vendors one last time. They’ll be in Welburn Square from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Learn About Ballston Through The Ballston BID Podcast

As stated on their website,, “The Ballston Business Improvement (BID) will imagine and implement innovative programs, partnerships and collaborations that bring people together, create a sense of community and strengthen the economic vitality of our businesses and commercial partners in Ballston.”

The Robert Ball Sr. Award

The Shooshan Company would like to congratulate the newest recipient of the Robert Ball Sr. Award, Dr. Matthew Shank, President of Marymount University. Thank you for your contributions to Ballston! As Inside Nova states: “The final event of the evening was the presentation of the Robert Ball Sr. Award to Dr. Matthew D. Shank, President of Marymount University, in recognition of his contributions to Arlington and his dedication to serving the community. Serving as Marymount’s… Read More

Kelly Shooshan on the Ballston Connect Podcast

Kelly Shooshan, CEO of the Shooshan Company, joins Tina Leone in the studio to discuss her vision for Ballston’s future, her role in some of the area’s most impressive redevelopments and the dynamics of running the family business. Listen here:  Source: BallstonConnect Podcast. (2018). Ballston BID. Source:

Taste of Arlington 2018

The 31st annual Taste of Arlington event from the Ballston BID will take place on May 20, 2018. Over 60 restaurants and local food trucks will participate in the event which, in the past, has drawn an average of 25,000 people. states this is “The Largest Festival Showcasing Arlington’s Food Scene and Benefiting Local Arlington Charities.” The outdoor Arlington festival will be located on Wilson Boulevard between N. Randolph Street & N…. Read More

An Interview with Tina Leone, The Ballston Business Improvement District (BID) CEO, a “one-stop news source” that delivers a daily newsletter built around specific interests and business needs, recently posted an interview with Tina Leone, The Ballston Business Improvement District (BID) CEO. Crain’s has an ongoing series titled “If I Knew Then” which interviews “executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.” In the article, Tina Leone talks about being a young and inexperienced CEO and how that had an affect on… Read More

Ballston BID Launches Podcast

The Ballston BID recently announced they will now have monthly podcasts hosted by Ballston BID CEO, Tina Leone. According to the website, “The BallstonConnect Podcast focuses on the hyper-local. Each episode features exclusive interviews with Arlington’s brightest personalities. New episodes will be released monthly, each one with an emphasis on a different facet of life in Ballston.” DC INNO writes, “Debuting Feb. 1, the show is a spin-off of Ballston BID’s app, Ballston… Read More

Holiday Cheer On Tap!

Ballston BID, The Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston are joining together to offer “Holiday Cheer on Tap!” This will be the 6th year in a row for the event. According to the website, “You’ll enjoy drinks and appetizers while networking with fellow local business leaders, all included with your registration.” The Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston is located 0.3 miles from the Orange and Silver lines Ballston… Read More

Ballston BID “Connect” App Review

The Ballston Business Improvement District (BID) was formed to “make Ballston a foremost business, cultural and entertainment destination.” As a result, they offer many tools for those living and working in the neighborhood (see the interactive directory) which includes the “Ballston Connect” app for both Apple and Android. The app offers Ballston residents, as well as those who work in the city, a way see what’s going on with: An Activity Feed… Read More

Ballston BID Sip and Mingle Event

Ballston BID’s next SIP & MINGLE happy hour takes place on Wednesday, October 18! You’ll have the opportunity to meet your neighbors, network and enjoy some wine with other tenants and employees in the Ballston area. There are also chances to win raffle items by using the BallstonConnect mobile app! Barefoot Wine & Bubbly is sponsoring the event which takes place at 4501 Fairfax Dr Arlington, VA 22203. To RSVP, visit the Ballston BID website at