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Danube River Cruise
Info Night

Berkshire Bank
255 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Community Room

Thursday, February 9, 2017
6pm

Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks  invites you to learn about  Adventures by Disney's Danube River Cruise  sailing this summer.  This cruise travels between Munich and Budapest on a eight-day/seven-night journey along the Danube River.  Guests will be enjoy the sights of Salzburg, Austria, explore a Slovakian castle, bike ride through the German countryside, and visit an equestrian park in Hungary.  At night, the  Amaviola  river cruise ship will transport guests to their next destination.  Guests can take advantage of a special offer of $500 off per adult and $1000 off per child. 

This information meeting is FREE and open to both members and non-members.





Business For Breakfast:
Labor & Human Resources in 2017

Hampton Inn by Hilton Albany/University Area
1442 Western Avenue, Albany

Wednesday, February 15
8am


Is your company in compliance?  Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about important changes to  Labor and Human Resources for 2017.  Businesses and non-profits with 1 or more employees must comply with changing law.

Join us for this overview of the unprecedented recent developments at both the state and federal level in the area of labor/human resource management that will dramatically affect your business or non-profit.  Topics will include: Federal and State Exempt Salary Final Rule; Minimum Wage and New York's Paid Family Leave Law. We will discuss the motivations behind these changes, how you can get into compliance, and what's coming next.

Frank Kerbein is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, has more than 30 years of experience in human resource administration and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resource Management. Frank has held senior human resource management positions in large organizations and not-for-profits, and has been a frequent presenter of human resource topics across the state and nationally. Frank is currently the Director, Center for Human Resources with The Business Council of New York State.

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Siena Basketball
Networking Night

Times Union Center
51 S. Pearl Street, Albany 12207

Thusday, February 16
5pm


Kick your networking up a notch and cheer on the Siena Saints as they face Manhattan College!   Hors  d'ouvres  and a game ticket are included with registration; a cash bar will also be available.
This networking evening is brought to you in partnership with the
Colonie and Guilderland Chambers of Commerce.






CrossFit SPUR Grand
Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting

35 Hamilton Lane, Glenmont

Friday, February 24, 2017
5pm



CrossFit SPUR has revamped their space! Join us for the ribbon cutting to see all the changes at the facility, including the installation of their new rig. New classes were added to the schedule as well.

After the ribbon cutting, CrossFit Spur's 5 week intramural league will kick off, and guests are invited to stay and spectate.



   
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
   
Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study
Public Meeting #1 

Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, February 16, 2017
6-8pm

Join us in the Town Hall Auditorium for an interactive meeting to hear an overview of the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study, including a discussion on complete streets principles, a summary of existing conditions, and to provide your input on issues and ideas for improvements that will shape the future of this very important corridor for the Town. The Study extends along Delaware Avenue between Elsmere Avenue and the Normanskill Bridge, and will examine a full range of complete streets elements in a manner that enhances community quality of life, the local economy, mobility and safety for all users.


LAST CALL to Nominate a Business Person, Citizen or  Youth Volunteer/Entrepreneur

for the

32nd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner
Friday, April 28, 2017



Do you know of a deserving local Business Person, Citizen or Youth who contributes to the Bethlehem Community? Nominate them for our Annual Awards! For complete details on qualifications and submission, see the 


 
***nomination deadline is February 10, 2017***

  

Click below logo for the new Member Spotlight featuring:
  

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MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Making Valentine's Day plans? Spend your special evening at Nicole's Restaurant and enjoy their 4-course menu! Call 518.436.4952 for reservations, click here to see the menu.

Donate your prom/formal gown and make some room in your closet! SEFCU and Best Cleaners have teamed up with 99.5 The River to collect gently used or new dresses. Donate your gently used prom, bridesmaid, and homecoming dresses at any of the 11 convenient Best Cleaner locations. The 3rd Annual Pay Less for the Dress event will benefit the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center & the Proctors Scholarship Fund. Click here for more details.

If you've been through a foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy and don't know when you can purchase a home again, see this flyer on Waiting Periods by Loan Type, courtesy of Homestead Funding.
 
On Saturday, February 18, skate with your favorite sisters from Frozen! Join the Hill City Ice Queen and skate with Anna and Elsa at the Bethlehem Area YMCA at their Open Skate event. For more details, check out their ice rink page.

Ben's Jammin' Treasures has a February full of events! Join them tomorrow, February 9, at 6:30pm to make your own Valentine's Day cards ($20, materials & instructions included). Paint, Sip and Dip is Saturday, February 11 at 2pm - $32, all materials included, bring a friend and they pay half price! And Saturday evening it's another Parents Night Out - crafts, pizza, beverages and snack included, 5-8:30pm. Registration is required for each event, call 518.729.5445.
 
February is Heart Month, and for every new CAP COM Federal Credit Union Facebook follower this month, CAP COM will donate $1 (up to $1,000) to the American Heart Association! Share your "why" on their Facebook page, then Share their post and encourage friends to follow CAP COM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
 
Join MVP Health Care for a six-week series of Yoga for Managing Stress and Anxiety starting Thursday, February 9 at 6pm. MVP has partnered with Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts to offer this program to MVP Members for a discounted rate. Learn more and register here.

Get your cholesterol checked at the ShopRite Slingerlands Cholesterol Screening February 15 from 10am-2pm. They also offer Flu Shots - with most insurance plans, there is no cost! Speak to your ShopRite pharmacist for more info in person or at 518.813.4543.
 
Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) has officially registered with AmazonSmile! When you shop on Amazon, please consider supporting them.
 
The Walt Disney World Resort has released a new late winter and spring room discount promotion. Guests can save up to 25% on a resort room for most stays between February 20, 2017 and June 10, 2017. Contact Tim at Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks via email or at  518.441.1608 for more information. And click here to view their Danube River Cruises flyer - book by 3/4/17 and save!

Tuesday night Pilates Mat with Tammy Thomas is back on the schedule at Free Movement Pilates as of February 7. Class time has been to an earlier slot as requested (6:30-7:30pm). $96 for 8-week series 2/7-3/28, or pay per class ($15) or use your 10-pack. The class is open to all levels but will be geared towards the Beginner Pilates student.
 
Visit the Extra Napkin Facebook page to receive a $2 off coupon!
 
Learn how to prepare and sell your home at the Glenmont Abbey Village Prepare & Sell Your Home Workshop & Open House on February 9. Click here for details. And with Valentine's Day right around the corner, love where you live! Sign a lease for a Baker or Hill apartment by the end of February and receive one month FREE! Call today 866.2081006.
 
Reserve your spot now for the annual Boston bus trip presented by Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation! Trip is Saturday, March 25 - registration deadline is 2/21/17. View the flyer for complete details.
 
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub has rolled out an Early Bird menu - view it here. The menu is available from 3-5:30pm Sunday-Thursday.
 
DiNapoli Opticians 
is offering $100 off each pair of complete prescription glasses for you and your sweetheart - don't miss out on this deal!
 
Need flowers for your Valentine? Shop with AAA Hudson Valley to receive 25% off your purchase from now until 2/14/17. Click here.
 
New year, new referral reward! GTM Payroll Services is offering $5 at Starbucks for sending a referral name, and a $50 Visa card if the referral signs up.
 
This Valentine's Day, get your Valentine something better!  Use code: HEALTHYVDAY for $10 off the HealthyME Living shop. Click here to shop.  
 
To Life! is offering a FREE, three-part workshop series. Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R, an internationally recognized expert on chronic illness and its impact on patients and families, will present an interactive program offering strategies and solutions for cancer survivors who want to make the most of their "new normal" and the rest of their lives. February 13, February 27 and March 13 - for more information and online registration click here, or call 518.439.5975.
 
This Valentine's Day, Tomo Asian Bistro is offering complimentary chocolate and a rose, buy 1 get 1 50% off cold or hot sake and a Sweetheart Roll special for $9.99 - ALL DAY.  Visit their Facebook page to see more specials.
 
New and current patients that leave a review on the Bethlehem Town Family Dental Facebook page, or Like the page, will be entered into their Valentine's Day raffle! The winner will receive a pink Sonicare toothbrush.

Attention all Bethlehem residents! Capital District Carpet Cleaning of Glenmont is offering  25% off any residential or commercial job to anyone who resides within town limits. Specializing in cleaning wall to wall carpets, area and oriental rugs, upholstered furniture an d mattresses, as well as tile, stone, and grout, they will even pick up and deliver to you your convenience, we will pick up and deliver your area and oriental rugs.  Cash or check only for this offer, promotion good through 2/10/17.  Call 728-4259 to make an appointment. 

Bethlehem Opportunity Unlimited's
(BOU) 5th Annual Community Spelling Bee will be Thursday, March 2Help make it a success! This once-a-year fundraiser helps provide grants to student activities such as:  Girls Night Out BCHS,  Custome Ball BCMS,  Bethlehem Youth Court,  Senior Celebration,  Survivor Day and  After School program for Special Needs Students.  Funds raised also allow BOU to host the Annual Talking with your Teens forum and Life After BC discussion. Click here to register a team or sponsor.
 
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .
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.

 


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

    NEW MEMBERS   

28 Hudson Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.860.9299

Pusatere Landscapes
7 Par Drive
Albany, NY 12208
518.703.0300

Express Savings Discount Store
255 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

AdvoCare
128 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054
518.222.9154

785 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.486.8580

180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.339.0854

750 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.528.4980

505 Bradford Street
Albany, NY 12206
518.724.6455 ext.3207

155 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054
518.475.7777

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.267.9066

318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 23
Delmar, NY 12054
518.257.7304


 AROUND THE REGION.....

Wednesday, February 22 there will be a Health Career Job Fair presented by the Times Union and Monster. The event will be held at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, from 2-7pm. Click  here to register as an attendee or an exhibitor.


W-2 Scam focused on Companies and HR Depts.
The IRS urges company payroll officials to double check any executive-level or unusual requests for lists of Forms W-2 or Social Security number.  The W-2 scam first appeared last year. Cybercriminals tricked payroll and human resource officials into disclosing employee names, SSNs and income information. The thieves then attempted to file fraudulent tax returns for tax refunds. For more details see the press release .

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Did you know - Pioneer Bank serves their Community, not Stockholders?  Pioneer Bank is the only mutual bank serving the Capital Region of Upstate New York.




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

 
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.

 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Bethlehem Historical Association presents Dutch Architecture and Furnishings with Marilyn Sassi on Thursday, February 16, at 2pm at the Delmar Reformed Church. Fort Orange was built by the Dutch at the same early date the English were landing at Plymouth Rock. Nothing remains in either location from those first houses built circa 1620, however both the Hudson and the Mohawk Valleys contain a number of fine examples of Dutch architecture from the early 17th and early 18th centuries. The focus of the lecture will be on the earliest houses that were built either as urban dwellings or rural homesteads. As always, the program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available following the talk.

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. 

16 Handles Stage 16 Concert Series - Join us for live music every Friday from 7:00-9:00 pm as we feature local talent in our Stage 16 concert series!  Like us on Facebook @16HandlesGlenmont  for announcements and line-ups.  
    
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