The SPBPA was started in August of 1994 by Scotch Plains business owner & resident Ray Pardon and nine other individuals. At that time there was not any active business organization in town and the need for one was identified by the Downtown Business Alliance which was a Township committee appointed by the Mayor.
The SPBPA, through dues, donations & fund raising activities reinvests in our community in the following ways:
We thank you for supporting our local businesses and contributing to making Scotch Plains a better community for us all to live and work.
The SPBPA have been giving scholarships to Scotch Plains and Fanwood high school seniors since 1997. The program has awarded well over $50,000 since its inception to nearly 70 students. Students can obtain information and applications from their guidance counselors.