CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS
Last week was the Cyber Security event where topics like protecting your business, securing mobile devices, and cyber security insurance were discussed. Click HERE for the photo gallery.
On Friday we welcomed Albany Realty Group to town at their newly renovated office at 203 Delaware Avenue with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Marie Bettini, broker-owner of Albany Realty Group (with scissors) was joined by (left to right) Chamber President Jennifer Kilcoyne,
Patrick Bergeron, Jennifer Bettini Bergeron, Renzi Bergeron, Jim Bettini, Mason Bergeron, Sandy Evans and Don Moore. To view the photo gallery, click HERE.
Microenterprise Grant Public Information Session
Town Hall Room 101
445 Delaware Avenue
Thursday, April 6, 2017
RSVP to Robin Nagengast
or phone 518.439.4955 x1164
Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the Microenterprise Grant Program. The Town of Bethlehem was successful in its application to the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal for the creation of a Microenterprise Grant Program. The Town will receive $200,000 to provide grants to eligible Microenterprises, emerging, and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand within the Town of Bethlehem. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $35,000 and can be used to purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures and to meet working capital needs. Visit the Town website here.
The Revive Difference
by Upstate Physician Services
Grand Opening &
785 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Monday, April 10, 12pm
Join us as we cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of The Revive Difference by Upstate Physician Services! Monday kicks off entire week of special events, including mini-lectures, special offers, and classes - click
to see the full schedule.
or additional details on all of our upcoming events,
T O N I G H T
Wednesday, March 22
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce
318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 11
Delmar residents Agnes Zellin and Paul Tick will present their photographs of New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Agnes' work is of the ethnically diverse, working and middle class community of Astoria; Paul's work is of the men and women with alcohol and drug problems living on the street called The Bowery.
Art critic David Brickman wrote, "The pictures are touching, many are melancholy, some are even heartbreaking... Tick's approach is to get to know his subjects - every one of them a bottom-of-the-gutter Bowery drunk - then capture them in beautiful portraits...paired with their own matter-of-fact utterance... [Zellin's] scenes of everyday... activities are sweet and sensitive, and speak of a time and place that's becoming rare in North America, when people knew their neighbors like family...not quite journalism, not quite art; rather, a form of personal documentary work."
The photographs were recently shown at two galleries and two libraries. A smaller showing will be held at the Chamber. Zellin and Tick's book, Later Rather than Sooner, will be available for purchase at the event (or email Paul).
The book includes the backstory of two young, idealistic photographers meeting and planning a photo show that never happened, their attractions and divergences from one another, their eventual marriage, and then their shelving of their photographs. After three decades, Mark Kelly, a marketing consultant from Delmar, rediscovered the work and insisted that, after all these years, it was time - later rather than sooner - for the photography show that never happened.
Don't miss this special event!
click to view
32nd Annual Awards Dinner
Friday, April 28, 2017
Colonie Golf & Country Club
Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce for the 32nd Annual Awards Dinner. Network with over 200 business colleagues while we honor this year's award recipients.
PAMELA CLARK ROBBINS
Policy Research Associates
Business Person of the Year
JEFFREY & MARK BRYANT
Bryant Asset Protection
South End Children's Cafe
Citizen of the Year
Thank you to our committed sponsors thus far - we couldn't execute this annual event every year without your support.
View the full current sponsorship list HERE.
Current Platinum Sponsors recognized below.
to become a Sponsor.
**ONLY ONE MORE WEEK!**
Dental Renewal & Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment Period:
3/1/17 - 4/1/17
**Enrollment forms MUST be received by Thursday, March 30th**
for the enrollment form.
Click HERE for the full info sheet.
No action required for accounts with no changes - your account will automatically renew per the new rates below.
Quarterly (Monthly) Premium:
$ 149.79 ($ 49.93)
$ 296.79 ($ 98.93)
$ 426.60 ($142.20)
Questions? Contact Shelli Taber, Benefits Administrator,
via email or phone 518.439.0512
to our Chamber members who were named to the
Albany Business Review's
2017 40 Under 40 Class
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
monthly Wine Club gift
of two specially selected wines for just
$29.99 per month
. Each month will feature a different set of wines, wrapped in beautiful gift baskets -- now on display at
Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands
. Gift Club purchases can be billed monthly or pre-paid. For more information, call 518.439.5535.
Gabe Donovan's Pastel Owl Prints
are the newest line of
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace
. Proceeds benefit the Double H Ranch in the Adirondacks, so visit the shop to check them out!
Nominations are now open
Bryant Asset Protection's
Generation Grants Program
. Each quarter,
Jeffrey and Mark Bryant
honor their parents' principles by giving back to the local community through a series of grants of up to
$1,000 that result in community improvements
. If you know of a worthwhile local community effort or if you represent a group or are an individual who would like to be considered for a grant, complete the form from their
them with questions.
Spruce up your wardrobe
for Spring at the
Lula Roe Pop-up
Radiance Hot Yoga
Sunday, March 26
Send your teen on the trip of a lifetime with the
Global Immersion Experience to Lima, Peru
! This program is a 2 week engagement program designed to develop international understanding, leadership skills, and cultural competency as well as provide service learning opportunities for youth ages 15-18. For details and the application, click
Application deadline is March 25 at 5pm
now through March 31
, receive a
1-Hour Massage with Hot Stones
. Call 518.475.9999 to make your appointment, spots are limited.
New Year, New You potluck
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
Friday, March 24, from 6:30-8pm
. This is open to all Foundry Fitness members - take a break from the burpees and indulge in food, drink and conversation! RSVP via email to
is celebrating 30 years with a Nostalgia Menu!
3 courses for $30 and 1/2 price wine selections on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Call to reserve at 518.436.4952.
Support The Cue Theatre by helping them purchase items from their "wish list" that are needed for Aladdin Jr., as well as for the theatre in general. Every item purchased from the wish list means more money they can designate for tuition assistance, and that they can keep ticket and programming prices affordable for everyone and continue to develop of new programs. Most items on the wish list are between $10-$20, view the list HERE.
Just a friendly reminder to RSVP for the wonderful and informative Know Your Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk event. Presented by To Life!, the event will be March 28 at 6pm at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY. Click to RSVP or call 518.439.5975.
Are you looking for a job in IT? The MVP Health Care Information Technology & Transformation Services Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 3-7pm in Schenectady, NY. Hiring managers will be onsite to talk to you about the new and exciting career opportunities MVP has available. Learn more about the best-in-class benefits MVP offers here.
Nominating petition forms and informational packets are available at the library information desk for candidates interested in serving on the Bethlehem Public Library board of trustees. One seat with a term of five years is up for vote. Incumbent and board president Mary Redmond will be seeking re-election. Candidates must reside within Central School District No. 6 of the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland, and petitions must contain at least 52 signatures of voters from the district. Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk, Bethlehem Central High School, 700 Delaware Avenue, by 4:30 p.m. on 4/17/17.
Please be aware of a recent local money scam where money that is meant for use in motion pictures only is being used at businesses in the area. See the report here.
For limited time, use your AAA Discounts here to save 30% on orders of $100 or more through March 31, 2017. Shop now!
Buy 10 Family Rewards Dinners at Jake Moon Restaurant Cafe, and the next one is FREE! Family Rewards Dinners are offered every Thursday, see their Facebook each week for the menu.
The Broadway Bound 2017 Summer Camp/ Class schedule is out! Visit the website for more info. Dance classes and private voice lessons have now been added to the summer schedule
Part 6 of the Pine Hollow Arboretum Flower Camp will be held Sunday, March 26, from 10-11:30am. During the "Think Outside the Vase" workshop, campers will create an easy and fun fresh flower arrangement using unconventional containers provided for their creation. Click here for details, and email Lauren to register.
Click here to see the debut edition of the Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks monthly newsletter. If you know someone who is thinking about taking a Disney Vacation, share the link with them!
Want to be your own Boss?
Groupiehead Franchises are now open to Sales Professionals and available in NY!
Groupiehead is a website design and marketing company. As a Groupiehead franchise, that's what you would be selling to clients... websites, marketing materials, and more! For more information about starting your own Groupiehead Franchise, call 518.369.8510, email Mark, or fill out the form. View the franchise brochure here.
Grassroot Givers is accepting donations of used cell phones to help raise funds for their Community Store and Book Project. Visit their Facebook to see the accepted cell phone models.
Make a change with your change at ShopRite Slingerlands! Round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and the difference will be donated to ShopRite Partners In Caring to help fight hunger in your community. Now through 3/25/17, talk to your cashier for details.
Call Robinson's Ace Hardware to arrange your free pick-up and delivery on lawnmower and tractor tune-ups. Spring is right around the corner!
There are a lot of great events happening at Ben's Jammin' Treasures this month! March 24 is Paint, Sip and Dip (featured painting is a blue peacock); and bring your own jar to upcycle during Open Art on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. Click here for details and to see the full schedule.
There are so many ways to get fit at Free Movement Pilates! Don't miss Friday Night Yoga Flow, a one-time event where Samantha Jo and Lauren guide you through a soulful and nourishing evening (Friday March 24, pre-registration required, space is limited). And the next Yin Yoga Workshop with Lauren will be April 9 from 12:30-2pm.
Looking for an apartment, or know someone who is? S.F. Tollgate Apartments offers modern 1 BR and 2 BR apartments in historic local building. View their MarketSpace listing for details.
Pick up your Capital Region Nature Passports from Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Delmar office. The passport is a collection of 25 micro-adventures which can be completed entirely within the forests, streams, and fields of MHLC's public preserves and protected lands. Email or call 518.436.6346 for more information
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit
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
Glenmont, NY 12077
1613 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
PO Box 3878
Albany, NY 12203
23 Wishing Well Lane
Rexford, NY 12148
200 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
25 Chamberlain Street
Glenmont, NY 12077
935 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
585 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
3261 West State Road
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
911 Central Avenue, Suite 328
Albany, NY 12206
308 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
PO Box 190
Delmar, NY 12054
8 Vista Lane
Selkirk, NY 12158
28 Hudson Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
7 Par Drive
Albany, NY 12208
Express Savings Discount Store
255 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
128 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
785 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
They were recently
awarded NASMM's Circle of Service Award - congratulations!
AROUND THE REGION.....
Did you know that there is $2 billion available to small businesses for innovation in research and new product development? The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide federal funding for your innovation.
FuzeHub, in partnership with the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP), will host a series of workshops throughout NYS, presented by Marcie Sonneborn, an SBIR expert. Sign up to learn more.
March is National Purchasing Month
Learn how to do business with Federal, State & Local Governments.
Register today for the FREE event - click
. Friday, March 24, at the Holiday Inn (400 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110). 8am Registration, 8:30am-12pm Program. See flyer for program details.
WEBSITE of the WEEK
Did you know ShopRite has a new line called Wholesome Pantry? Foods are free from
110 artificial ingredients - no
artificial flavors, colors or preservatives you can't pronounce. Stop by our local Slingerlands location to check it out!
Don't FORGET you can now join or renew your dues
Looking for work space?
page frequently to see
available office space.
Looking for work?
page frequently to see current openings.
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
, 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.
Member to Member Deals
to save on valuable services from local Chamber members.
Businesses interested in offering
Hot Deals to the Community,
for more information.