Celebrating 60 years!
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HAPPY
NEW  YEAR
from the
Bethlehem Chamber
of Commerce!

We will be closed
Monday, January 1,
for the holiday.

CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS




Policy Research Associates 30th Anniversary Open House

345 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, January 11, 4pm

Join us to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Policy Research Associates! Meet the staff, tour the office, and enjoy light refreshments.




Tri-Chamber Speed Networking

Crossgates Mall
1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany
Tuesday, January 16
7:30am - 9:00am

The Bethlehem Chamber has partnered with the Colonie and Guilderland Chambers of Commerce to bring you another Tri-Chamber Speed Networking Event! Start 2018 off on the right foot - connect with colleagues throughout the Capital Region and make 20 new contacts before you get into the office. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early and bring plenty of business cards.

Peter Coombs from FRONTLINE Training & Consulting will moderate. FRONTLINE Training helps salespeople in all types of organizations through workshops, keynotes, and coaching. PETER COOMBS brings over 30 years of sales, management and training experience to his role as principal of FRONTLINE Training. His experience includes national sales management positions, inside and outside sales roles, both as a direct salesperson, as well as a multi-line manufacturer's representative.




State of the Town 2018

Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Monday, January 22, 8:30am

  RSVP
Supervisor David  VanLuven  will deliver the State of the Town Address to the business community and public, outlining the challenges Bethlehem faces and his priorities for the coming year.
Continental breakfast will be provided.

8:15am Networking & Breakfast / 8:30am Program





The Spinney at Van Dyke Clubhouse  Ribbon Cutting

6 Parker Mathusa Place, Delmar
Thursday, January 25, 4pm

 RSVP
The Spinney at Van Dyke has completed construction on a brand new Clubhouse! Join us as we cut the ribbon and don't miss your chance to check out the new space.

The new Clubhouse includes a gas fire place in the Clubhouse's Great Room, a Media Room featuring a 70" TV, and a full kitchen with island, stove top, double ovens and dishwasher (ready to host potluck dinners, cooking classes, and more!). Tours will be available and light refreshments will be served.


  
  

Click HERE to buy online (and pick up at Town Hall), or purchase in person
at any of the below locations. Visit the Town website for more information and the complete Schedule of Events.

Bethlehem Public Library
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
Bethlehem Town Hall
Perfect Blend Café
Capital Bank (Slingerlands branch)
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
Delmar Marketplace / McCarroll's the Village Butcher
Twisted Vine Wine & Tap
National Bank of Coxsackie
(Glenmont branch)


 Organizing Partners
   It's our Anniversary!
 
This year, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce turns 60 years old! To help commemorate this milestone, we want to celebrate and acknowledge those businesses, organizations and individuals who have loyally supported the Chamber through the decades.

Your annual support ensures the Bethlehem Chamber will continue its work to support local businesses, economic development, workforce development and community initiatives, to strengthen the Bethlehem community - THANK YOU!
View some of the Chamber's Community activities.

IN RECOGNITION OF OUR   MEMBERS  CELEBRATING
30+ YEARS










Bryant Asset






ROBERT VERSTANDIG







Click HERE to view the article on the Chamber's Anniversary in the Spotlight News

OFFERS VALID
through 12/31/17!
Pick up your 2017 Holiday Shopping Card for
Special Offers  from  49 local businesses.  

Valid 11/25 - 12/31/17
 
sponsored by
 
 
Pick up your FREE Holiday Shopping Card for offers and promotions from our local businesses and Buy Bethlehem before you head to the
Black Friday sales!  

Holiday Shopping Cards will be available at the following locations:
Delmar Turkey Trot (11/22 Registration and 11/23 event)
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce (M-F 9am-5pm)
Saturday Delmar Farmers Market
Spotlight Newspapers (11/22 edition)
Ravena News Herald (11/23 edition)
Community Locations (Library, Town Hall, Parks & Recreation)
Participating Businesses

Visit our  website to view all of the offers

AAA Hudson Valley
A. Phillips Hardware
Akira
Ando Salon
Andriano's Pizza
Angela's Pizza & Pasta
Balance Massage Studio
Barefoot Space
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce
Capital District YMCA - Bethlehem Area YMCA
CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics
CrossFit Spur
Del Lanes
Deluxe Nail & Spa
Extra Napkin
Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks
Founders HIIT & Strength Club
Free Movement Pilates
Garden Bistro 24
Glenmont Self Storage
Gregory's Barber Shop
Hidden Cafe
Kinderhook Bank
Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace
My Place & Company Delmar
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
Pure Serenity Salon & Day Spa
Rain Hair Studio
Robinson Hardware & Garden Center
Royal Meadery
Sam's Italian American Restaurant
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
Shampoodle
Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar
Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike
Stellar Face & Body Art
T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
Taj Fine Indian Cuisine
The Floral Garden
The Revive Difference
The Wine Reserve
Tomo Asian Bistro
Track 32 Italian Restaurant & Pub
Veronica's Culinary Tavern
Wildbird Junction Backyard Nature Shoppe
Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands
Yanni's Too
Zing-A-Gram
**You must present a card to receive the discount**
Offers valid 11/25/17-12/31/17
        
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

YES, Mountain View Brasserie will be OPEN on Monday, January 1st (New Year's Day).

Solarize Albany has extended their deadline for special, discounted, pricing. The Solarize Albany group discount offer will remain available to those who have signed up for a Site Visit by January 1st, 2018. Now is the time to see what your solar options are, as National Grid has proposed electricity rate hikes over the next year.  As an added bonus to already great solar incentives, Solarize Albany will give 10 free LED light bulbs to homeowners who sign up and move forward with a solar installation. Click HERE for details in the full press release.

Taj Fine Indian Cuisine offers a Lunch Buffet from  11:30am to 2:30pm daily in Glenmont (closed Tuesdays). Click HERE to check out their menu.

Del Lanes is hosting a New Years Eve Party! The 3-hour family party will include cosmic bowling, shoes, two 18" pizzas per lane, light snacks, appetizers, soft drinks and desserts. See flyer for complete details.

Ring in the New Year with Normanside! Eat, drink and laugh the night away as you reminisce over the past year with friends & family. Click HERE to check out their exclusive New Year's Eve menu.

On Thursday, January 4, Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) will host  "Life After BC." Current s tudents and their parents can come listen to recent BC Grads talk about academic, social and residential life at college and after-college options. 7pm, visit their Facebook page for details.

Right at Four Corners, First Care Primary & Urgent Care offers  flu shots, workers comp, physicals, allergy testing & treating, and more - no appointment necessary. See flyer for details.

Hidden Cafe has several ongoing special promotions:  TUES/THURS - dine in on Tuesday or Thursday and receive a free order of hummus or taziki when you purchase two dinner entrées; WED - dine in on Wednesday and receive a free glass of wine or beer with the purchase of a dinner entrée. And if you order takeout Tues, Wed, or Thurs, receive 20% off your total if you order between 4:30-6pm!

Cornea Consultants of Albany now happily accepts patients on Saturdays. Please call 518.475.1515 to schedule an appointment with our new optometrist Dr. Casale.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from  Bethlehem Town Family Dental! They recently announced they will be  installing the last 2 rooms out of 7 total rooms next week, and in 2018 Dr. Fei (Dr. Henry's wife) will join the practice She will start part-time and transition into full-time soon, and they will  also add 2 more staff members to support the expansion. All these efforts are made to accommodate more patients joining their dental family and cut down on appointment wait time.

Did you know.....that you can borrow a laptop at the Bethlehem Public Library? Microsoft Office-enabled laptops and Chromebooks are available to use with your library card. Available for one day use; must remain onsite.

Enjoy some savings with  The Skyline Printing Co. by referring a friend! Use referral code  HG18 - they get $25 credit on first order over $100, and you get $25 on your next order of $100 or more.
 
Give the gift of a vacation to your family in 2018! Contact Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks to learn more about these (and other special promotions):  Walt Disney World - save up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights January 1 through April 14, 2018 when you book by February 3, 2018;  Disneyland - save up to 25% on select rooms at Disneyland resorts with this magical offer. Travel must take place between January 7 and April 12, 2018 and must be booked by March 17, 2018;  Aulani - extend Summer into Fall-Save up to 30% on 5-night or longer stays with ocean views at Disney's Aulani. Travel between January 7 and March 22, 2018 and must be booked by February 12, 2018. Email Tim.

Johnny B's Glenmont Diner will be CLOSED Christmas Day, but they will be OPEN Christmas Week beginning Tues 12/26 - Sun 12/31 ( regular hours, with no (unforeseen) interruptions). Please note they will CLOSE  for Winter Vacation beginning Mon 1/1/18 - Mon 1/15/18. They will reopen  Tuesday, January 16, at 7am.

For the month of December, Ando Salon is offering Brazilian Blowouts for $190! Call to book your appointment today: 518.439.2887.

Did you know that Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's 18 preserves are open to the public from dawn to dusk for the ENTIRE YEAR? So bundle up and enjoy the changes in scenery during the winter months, which can often lead to some of the most exciting wildlife observations. Skiing and  snowshoeing are great reasons to keep visiting the preserves and to keep experiencing them in the winter months.  For more information on the recommended activities for each preserve, stop by the MHLC office in Delmar or a preserve kiosk to pick up your free copy of the Preserves & Map Brochure , which includes an icon key to help you find which preserves are best for winter recreation, scenic views, wildlife viewing, family-friendly trails, and more.

Robert Wright Disposal now offers an online payment portal for customers. Visit their site and click on "Pay My Bill," or call 518.439.3376 for more information.

If you're a small business owner or manager who deals with your own website, social media, and marketing, check out the latest book from GroupieheadGroupiehead's Small Business Guide to Self Marketing  is packed full of tips, advice, and other information to help you utilize technology to grow your business without making expensive mistakes. It will help you make smart decisions and take profitable advantage of all the Internet, websites,and social media networks have to offer. Written by Mark Rose, founder and owner of Groupiehead - click here to purchase the book.

Check out Angela's Pizza & Pasta all-inclusive catering menu - it's perfect for your Holiday party!!! Bread & rolls, butter, olive spread, chafing dishes, sternos, plates, forks, knives and MORE are included - click for packages and the order form Or order from their Grappolo catering menu when you don't want to cook - delivery & pick-up for lunch and dinner. View the menu and order form here

Save for Christmas 2018 with the National Bank of Coxsackie Christmas Club! The program is designed to help you save for holiday shopping throughout the year. View the postcard for details.

Mice are looking for warmth, comfort, and food this time of year. You don't want those TICK covered pests around your house! Call  518 Pest and Fert for help!  Pest control and lawn fertilization, 518.935.7162.

For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .

MICROENTERPRISE GRANT
Applications Now Available Online

If you missed the information session, start-up or existing businesses interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation. 

As of September 2017, funds remain for new and emerging enterprises. Funds for existing businesses have been distributed.
For additional information, contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.

    NEW MEMBERS   

363 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.9911

Delmar, NY 12054
518.424.9349

50 Beaver Street, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12207
518.641.0618

Dhaval Patel
365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.977.3050

125 Wolf Road, Suite 501
Albany, NY 12205
518.506.0193

321 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.935.4800

329 Glenmont Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.264.9000

1345 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY  12159
518.701.9836

20 Hallwood Road, Suite 2
Delmar, NY 12054
855.697.6323

KUDOS TO 


Holiday Match has come to an end and they set a record! 100% of the funds benefit local,
non-profit children's organizations.

Thank you to all who donated to Stewart's HolidayMatch! Stewart's customers donated $945,000, that's $1.89 Million
with Stewart's match.

 AROUND THE REGION.....


Continuous Improvement in
Your Manufacturing Business (WEBINAR)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 * 1PM-2PM
In this webinar, Beau Keyte and Brent Wahba, internationally recognized experts in organizational change, will introduce you to the "Leverage Points" transformation methodology. Developed and tested over the past 10 years, this process emerged from studying how successful organizations really evolve by implementing small, situation-specific changes to create focus, alignment, and an achievable plan for driving results. Register now and jump-start a strategy to achieve your business transformation goals.


Albany County government and business leaders formed an unprecedented partnership Monday to launch "Shop Albany County," a campaign promoting the benefits of shopping local and encouraging people to support the great mix of shops and businesses we have throughout the County. Shopping Albany County this holiday season and beyond will strengthen our brick-and-mortar businesses amid growing competition from internet purchasing and generate sales tax revenue that pays for vital government services, Legislature Chairman Sean E. Ward said.  Next year, Albany County wants to grow the program with incentives and events," the Majority Leader said. "We are calling on residents to partner with us in shopping local." Visit the site for more details.
 
If your store, business or organization would like to join this effort, or simply request a window decal or Shop Albany County stickers, please contact us at 518.447.5527.
WEBSITE of the WEEK
 
Bethlehem Children's School is rolling out their Homeschool Partnership Program, just in time for 2018 January - June educational planning. Visit their site for details.




Don't FORGET you can now join or renew your dues online.

 

 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS  

View the current  menus  for  Extra Napkin  and  Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant ! Both restaurant are located across the street from Delaware Plaza - Extra Napkin serves up burgers, salads, wraps, juice and more, and Mercato's has been providing Delmar with pizza and Italian favorites since 1997.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 10 AM and 2 PM, the Town of Bethlehem accepts donations for Habitat ReStore of the Capital District of slightly used furnishings, cabinets, and other building materials at the Town of Bethlehem Transfer Station, 136 Rupert Rd, Selkirk, NY. See the Flyer for details.    
    
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 
 

BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

BCSD +  Chamber

Internships & Part-Time Positions

Interested in hosting a High School student for an Internship or paid part-time work shifts?  Register your business by completing the form.  Click here , or use the below link.


For additional details, contact Jeff Bregenzer via email or at  518.439.4921.

OFFICE SPACE

Looking for work space? 
Visit our
Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.

 

   

HELP WANTED

 

Looking for work? 
Visit our
Job Postings page frequently to see current openings.

 

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to save on valuable services from local Chamber members.

Businesses interested in offering Hot Deals to the Community,
  contact us for more information.