Celebrating 60 years!
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We will be closed
Friday, November 10,
in observance of the
Veterans Day holiday.

CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS




Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast

Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Tuesday, November 21, 8:30am


Join us for the Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast!

The presentation will include an overview of the available benefits and savings programs for chamber members and prospective members, including health insurance options for businesses, sole proprietors and individuals in 2018.



     
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
CONGRATULATIONS
to the following Bethlehem Chamber members
on making the 2017 list!
 

 
Blue Shield of Northeastern NY
National Business Technologies
CAP COM Federal Credit Union Pioneer Bank
Homestead Funding Corp. Marvin and Company, P.C. CPAs
 
 
Planning a
Small Business Saturday
event or promotion?

Notify the Chamber and
we will promote your business
leading up to November 25.





The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is a Neighborhood Champion for the upcoming  2017 Small Business Saturday national initiative to help small businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers. 

This year, Small Business Saturday is November 25.

BUSINESSES
As a small business owner, you are encouraged to participate in this FREE event to inspire your neighbors to Shop Small┬«.Take advantage of the free support from American Express by visiting the  Promote Your Business
section of the site for the following:  Free in-store signage, Sample social media post, Email templates.


COMMUNITY
Help make a lasting impact in the place you call home on Small Business Saturday®. Founded by American Express in 2010, it's a day to celebrate the local businesses that help make your neighborhood great - and anyone can join in. This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov 25. No matter who you are, be a part of it, visit the website.

Remember, for every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.If you spend that in a national chain, $43 stays in the community.Spend it online and nothing comes home.
 
(Source: Civic Economics Report).


Discover & Explore
ICELAND

Discount deadline has been extended!
Book by November 30th and SAVE $200!


The Blue Lagoon

Summer may be drawing to a close, but it's never too early to start planning your next trip!   Iceland is a volcanic island located in the North Atlantic Ocean, and the culture is rich and varied.  This 7 day trip includes a city tour of Reykjavik, a Blue Lagoon experience, a South Shore adventure and a Golden Circle tour.

Open to all members of the community, the trip begins January 25, 2018.
Click HERE for the full itinerary.


Reykjavik


Bethlehem will be holding a First Night Celebration to ring in the New Year! A family friendly and fun event, First Night will be held on New Year's Eve,  Sunday, December 31st .
The celebration will begin with  Fireworks at the Four Corners at
6:30pm followed by entertainment and activities from 7-10pm.

First Night will be a great traffic generator in the town and there are many possibilities for local businesses to tie into the event. If your business will be open during the event, please make sure to let us know and share what special activities you have planned so we can help spread the word.
 
For more information, click here.

 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
25-29 YEARS

Bethlehem Democratic Committee
Bethlehem Opportunities
      Unlimited (BOU)
CDPHP
Steven Carberry Remodeling
Air Products & Chemicals
Farm Family Casualty Insurance
      Company
Main Square LLC
SABIC
George Wm Frueh & Sons
Gochee's Garage, Inc
Bethlehem Commons at Good
     Samaritan Village
Gregory's Barbershop
Key Bank Four Corners
LeGallez Electric
McCurdy & Sons Painters
Messina & Cahill
Glenmont Dental
Novus Engineering PC
PIA Management Services
Price-Greenleaf Inc
Robert Wright Disposal
School's Out Inc
Vaad Hakashruth - Capital District
Vadney's Underground Plumbing
Beverwyck
Callanan Industries, Inc
Capital Upholstery
Delmar Chiropractic Office
Geist Brothers Auto Body Inc.
Joyelles Jewelers
National Grid
Normanside Country Club
Pratt & Associates
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
      Blake, REALTORS
Howard Hanna Real Estate
      Services  (formerly RealtyUSA)
Adams Station Apartments
Bethlehem Counseling Associates
Delmar Dental Medicine
Parker Orthodontics
Quantum Engineering Co., PC
T.A.C.S.- The Auto Collision
      Specialists
Lavelle & Finn, LLP
Bethlehem Terrace Apartments
LaGrange Brothers Dairy
Marie's Organ & Piano Studio
Marvin and Company, P.C. CPAs
Suburban House Painting
McKeough Landscaping

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

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

The Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Bethlehem is looking for a qualified person to fill a vacant position. The new member would be appointed January 2018 and have a term ending September 30, 2021. Members do receive compensation.  The Board of Assessment Review's sole purpose is to guarantee taxpayer's rights by hearing real property assessment complaints (grievances) and arriving at fair and impartial determinations regarding those complaints.  If you are interested in joining the Board of Assessment Review, please submit your resume to Robin in the Town Supervisor's office by December 15. Additional information can be found here.

O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
is now offering BRUNCH! Click here to check out their menu n Facebook; brunch is offered every Sunday from 10am-1pm.

Don't miss the your opportunity to advertise in the next Columbia Greene-Media Business Quarterly. The next issue is the Winter & Commerce issue. Chamber members get 20% off! Click here to view the flyer.

Balance Massage Studio invites you to their 17th Annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 30, from 4-7pm. Kick-off your holiday shopping with their 2001 price roll back on gift certificates. If you donate a non-perishable item for the Bethlehem Food Pantry, you will receive a mini massage! There will also be a raffle to benefit the Red Cross (and the winner will receive 12 FREE massages!).  Click here and here for details.


Did you know?   Helping Hands@Home is the preferred provider for the The Eddy Health Alert Medical systems. For more information, click here.

Join Normanside for a Port Wine Cooking Party on November 9. View flyer for the full menu - German Chocolate Cake is dessert! Call 518.439.4505 x10 to reserve your spot now.

Glenmont Abbey Village is hosting a Vetern's Appreciation Brunch to honor those who have served in our community.  The event is November 9 from 10am-12pm at the Clubhouse. Click for the flyer, and call 518.5997644 to RSVP.

Mice, mice, mice! Yes, we can help with that. Just call  518 Pest and Fert for p est control and lawn fertilization.  518.935.7162

The Bethlehem Children's School is now offering  a variety of afterschool enrichment programs from outstanding local
teachers for preschool and elementary school-aged children, designed to help your
child build new skills, confidence, and creativity. Session I runs  Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2017. Art, Music, Theater and more - see flyer for complete details.

The CAP COM Cares Foundation, the charitable giving arm of CAP COM Federal Credit Union, has launched its Patron of the Foundation Program. The program enables individual donors to give monthly or annually through an automated donation platform, while receiving public recognition for their generosity.
The Patron of the Foundation is open to anyone who wishes to support its ongoing efforts in the Capital Region community. Monthly giving starts as low as $10 and can provide up to 12 local, underprivileged children backpacks and school supplies. View the full press release here.

The Bethlehem Business Women are currently accepting new members. They offer monthly meeting in the Town of Bethlehem - get involved in your community today! See flyer for details.

Capital Bank is  offering an incredible 2% APR on consumer loans to qualified customers. Stop in to your local branch or click for details.

Book any highlight or balayage service at Ando Salon and you will get a Brazilian Professionals Split End Treatment for FREE!  Now through November, you must mention their Facebook post when booking your appointment. 518.439.2887

Christmas at Walt Disney World is expensive, right?!?! Not so much with this new offer - guests get five nights in a Walt Disney World resort (check in 12/21 check out 12/26), four days of Park Hopper tickets, tickets to the December 21st Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Nighttime access to Pandora on December 22nd, a unique character experience at Hollywood Studios on 12/23, Christmas Eve dinner celebration in EPCOT on 12/24, and a special in-room package delivered on Christmas Day. Packages start $139 per person per night ($2,775 for a family of four). Book between now and December 10. Contact Tim with Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks via email or at  518.441.1608 for more information.

From now until the end of December, the National Bank of Coxsackie is offering 3.99% APR Small Business Loans! View flyer.

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.

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.

 

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 the District Program Liaison  Nick Petraccione at 518.439.4921 x22053, or contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512.

TRAFFIC DETOURS
Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

Construction has begun - keep  completely up to date on the project by signing up to receive email and/or text notifications via  the "Notify Me" portal by subscribing to the "News Flash - Main (Home Page) News", by liking the Town Facebook  page, by following them on Twitter, or by visiting the project website; all found o n the Town  website Click below for:


    NEW MEMBERS   

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

151 Von Roll Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
518.857.6966

Jordan's Barbershop
49 Main Street
Ravena, NY 12143
518.756.2480

Glenmont, NY 12207
518.858.9092

WEBSITE of the WEEK
 
Something Olde, Something New is a full-service consignment store located in Slingerlands. Visit them now to check out their available holiday decor!




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

 

 AROUND THE REGION.....

 
Free QuickBooks Workshop
Thursday, November 9th, 9-11:30am
255 Orange Street, Albany
 
Wayne Higdon, a certified QuickBooks Advisor and President of 25th Hour Accounting Solutions will provide a hands-on indepth overview of QuickBooks, the #1 rated accounting software for small businesses.  Bring questions and a laptop if you have one to explore your company files in QuickBooks. We will have a limited supply of laptops for attendees who do not have a laptop to use. To register, please click here to email Paul.


 
Albany County Rail Trail Public Workshop
November 13, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Delmar American Legion
16 W. Poplar Drive, Delmar, NY 12054

Albany County invites you to attend a public workshop on the 2018 expansion of the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail at the Slingerlands Trail Head Parking Area. Guests will hear from Albany County Department of Public Works and Creighton Manning Engineering. Creighton Manning will provide drawings showing concept plans for the area. Guests will be invited to share their thoughts on the proposed improvements to the Slingerlands Trail Head Parking Area. RSVP via email to Michael Lalli.



Fuzehub presents Commercialization Competition November 15-16Register to attend this two-day event that will 
launch innovators toward success and feature a pitch competition, venture capitalist panel and high-impact networking. Click here for registration and event details.

 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS  

The Saturday Delmar Farmers Market has moved indoors!  This Saturday,November 4, will be the first day of the indoor market. 9am-1pm at the Bethlehem Middle School on Kenwood Avenue.  Visit the website for details. 

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.

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