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2018 Award Winners, left to right: (front row) Melissa Steen, Business Person of the Year (I Love Books); Tessa Hughes, Youth Award; Lynne Lenhardt, Citizen of the Year;
(back row) John Abbuhl (accepting on behalf of the late Dr. John Abbuhl for Lifetime Achievement, Pine Hollow Arboretum); Master of Ceremonies Jim Kambrich, WNYT; and
David DeCancio, Community Spirit Award.

Last week we held our 33rd Annual Awards Dinner at Normanside.   Attendees networked with Chamber members, elected officials Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, Matthew Barron, a representative from Senator Neil D. Breslin's office, Bethlehem Town Supervisor David VanLuven, Bethlehem Town Board Members Joyce Becker, Maureen Cunningham, and Jim Foster, members of the community, and many other business representatives.
Click for the Photo Gallery.
 
THANK YOU to our Sponsors!







BUSINESS WEBINAR:
5 Gestures of Trust

Thursday, May 3
2pm-3pm EST  


You are invited to join the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for an exclusive webinar talking about a new framework to evaluate customer-business relationships called the 5 Gestures of Trust and the benefit to small businesses like yours.
 
Aided by the speed of technology and social media, customer experiences can make or break a business. The extensive findings from BBB's research study, 5 Gestures of Trust , suggest that consumers who report positive experiences, respect, trust, and loyalty with companies tend to describe them as Honest, Transparent, Proactive, Humble and Equitable.
 
Join us in exploring how businesses like yours can better evaluate customer relationships and in turn, create better experiences using the 5 Gestures of Trust Craig Honick,  managing partner of Metro Tribal, a market insight and brand-story development firm based in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Seattle, Washington will be leading the discussion on the 5 Gestures of Trust.





Leads Group Mixer
 
Glenmont Job Corps Center
822 River Road, Glenmont
Tuesday, May 8, 9am

Join us for a Leads Group Mixer! Get your day started by networking in a casual setting over a light breakfast, and make new contacts before the beginning of your work day.

This is a FREE event. A light breakfast will be served, and an RSVP is required. Your RSVP adds your name to the guest list at the campus Guard Booth, where you will need to show your photo ID to check-in.

*Please note that because this is a school campus,  walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
You must RSVP to ensure your name is on the list  provided to the Guard Booth.*





Economic Development
Marketing & Networking Event
 
The Hamlet at Slingerlands
5000 Dunhill Court, Slingerlands
 
Wednesday, June 6, 4-6pm
to Elizabeth Staubach by May 30


This year's event will be held at The Hamlet at Slingerlands and  will highlight Small Business and Microenterprise Grant Program recipients.  Each grant recipient will showcase their business and products in a Farmers Market type atmosphere.  In addition, information will be available on key commercial and industrial development areas throughout the town, including buildings available for purchase and lease, and vacant land suitable for development.
 



  
HUNGRY?
Restaurant Week is almost here!






RESTAURANTS - to participate and reserve your spot, send an email or call 518.439.0512.

DINERS - stay tuned for
participating restaurants  and menus!

Discover & Explore
IRELAND

Discount deadline has been extended!
Book by June 15th and SAVE $200!


**Open to all Travelers in the Community** 

Cross the next country off your bucket list with a trip to Ireland this Fall!

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Discoveries present this 8-day journey to Ireland. Ireland is located in the North Atlantic and is the third largest island in Europe.  The island has lush vegetation due to its mild but oceanic climate, and Ireland is free of the temperature extremes we experience here in the Northeast. Experience the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most visited sites, and Galway, a harbor city located on the West coast. The trip includes two castle visits - Kilkenny Castle and Bunratty Castle - as well as an excursion to Dingle and a visit to the Rock of Cashel.  There is also an optional two day Dublin post-tour excursion.

Open to all members of the community, the 8 day trip begins on Monday, October 15, 2018 and includes round trip airfare from New York City, round trip transfers between airports and hotels, 6 nights of first class hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and tours.   Click HERE  for the full itinerary.

 

DELAWARE AVENUE
ENHANCEMENT PROJECT

 Clean-Up and Wrap-Up

Delaware Avenue
Monday April 23 - Friday May 18

Final work and clean up landscaping is now taking place on Delaware Avenue to complete the Delaware Avenue Hamlet Streetscape Enhancement construction project.
Delaware Avenue will remain open, there will be NO detours.
See the  flyer for complete details. 

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Take advantage of the Spring Bundle from Spectrum Business! Higher speeds, lower prices - and no hidden taxes or fees. See flyer for details.

The Bethlehem Art Association presents their Member Show & Sale on Saturday, May 12. Visit the Delmar Reformed Church from 10am-4pm to check out work from 25 artists - see demonstrations, a special exhibit, and more. See flyer for more info.

Moles, Voles, Mice, Stinkbugs, Box Elders, and Ticks are a big problem this time of year. And Carpenter Ants are coming very soon...We are already doing work all over Delmar! Call Sheridan Pest Control - we can help! 518.935.7162

From now until Fall, Mauro's Menu will hold a BBQ every Thursday! Pre-orders are accepted for ribs, chicken or ribs/chicken combo. Call 518.475.1033 to place your order, or just drop by.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics  is offering 25% off the ZO Skin Health and Anti-Aging Kit, plus $20 FREE for every $100 purchased in gift cards in celebration of Mother's Day . Offers expire 5/12/18.

Register now for this year's Summer Rock Band Camp with Blue Sky Music Studios ! Play in bands, write songs, learn covers, improve your skills, learn from the pros, and record a CD in our professional recording studio. Click here to register.

Need a Mother's Day gift idea? Get a $100 DiNapoli Opticians gift card for just $75!  Offer valid through 5/12/18 at all DiNapoli Opticians locations. Visit their site for more information.  Redeemable at any time. Not valid with any other offer. Must be presented at time of purchase. Redeemable limit four gift certificates per purchase. See store for details.

North Bethlehem Park will be the site of Bethlehem's 2018 "I Love My Park Day" on Saturday, May 5 from 9am-12pm. The event is hosted by Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Parks & Trails New York and the Town of Bethlehem. Volunteers will help rake trails, spread wood chips on the playground, weed and plant flowers, and update the picnic area. Register via email, or call 518.605.6580 with questions.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar! Open for lunch and dinner, treat yourself to a margarita on May 5.

The Town of Bethlehem Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collections will be this Saturday,  May 5, from 8am-1pm at the Town Highway Garage (74 Elm Avenue East). Visit the website for important instructions including a list of acceptable items.

The Cue Theatre Disney Cabaret is coming up on Thursday, May 11, at 7pm! Get your tickets online, via phone, or at the studio (call ahead for hours).  518.650.7397

Reservations are filling up quick for Mother's Day - don't wait!  Normanside's Mother's Day Brunch will be offered Sunday, May 13, from 10am-2pm. Click for the menu, and call 518.439.4505 x10 for reservations.

Connect Groups are set to begin May 6 and end the last week of June at Legacy Church. This season there are five Connect Groups offered! Take a look and see which group best fits within your schedule and interest, and then just sign up. For more info on any of the groups, reach out via email.

Support the Kiwanis Club of Delmar by joining them for their Pancake Breakfast. The fundraiser will be held  Saturday, May 12, from  8am-12pm at the Delmar Presbyterian Church .


Join the Bethlehem Area YMCA for Operation Sandwich 2018! With the help of YMCA Volunteers and Bethlehem Central's Participation in Government students we will be making 700 sandwiches and assembling 350 bagged lunches for The Capital City Rescue Mission. See the flyer for details.

Haven Hair Studio brings you the Norvell Sunless Airbrush Tan  Saturdays and Wednesdays through May with Athena! Buy  one at $30 and get one 50% off, call  518.506.6521 to schedule. And the HUSAZOMO Japanese Hair Tie Extension Technique is strong and durable hair loss solution.  For more information and/or consultation call Haven's Husazomo specialist PK at 518.921.2742!

With health care costs on the rise, it's good to know that most preventive care is COVERED IN FULL by CDPHP

Summer league sign up is back at Del Lanes! Join them Mondays for their Summer Semi Classic:  3 man, 4 games, 12 weeks, LARGE PRIZE FUND!  Join as a team or individual, call today to reserve your spot. 518-439-2224

The Selkirk Fire Company has announced four Chicken BBQ dates: Fridays   April 27, May 18, June 15, & Sept 21. 4pm until sold out, $11 per person includes 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn, Cole Slaw, & Dessert.  480 Bridge Street, South Bethlehem NY
 
Youths age 16-24  and their parents are invited to learn about no-cost educational opportunities offered at  Glenmont Job Corps Center . The info session takes place every Thursday from 1-2pm at 175 Central Avenue, Albany 12206. This is a FREE event. Call 518.767.2292  Antonio  with questions.

Does your child love music? Register now for Romper Rhythms with Blue Sky Music Studios! Full of hands-on activities & musical instruments, your child will look forward to singing songs, dancing with monkeys, shaking shakers, hitting drums, and much more! Register now by returning the completed registration form via email, fax or mail.

Albany Med EmUrgentCare's Occupational Medicine Services can help save your business money by assisting in hiring the right people, reducing workplace injuries, and treating injuries quickly and efficiently. Learn more about our Occupational Medicine Services here.

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

    NEW MEMBERS   

241 Route 9W, Suite 300
Glenmont, NY 12207
518.449.0738

Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.489.4499

Labbie Electrical Contractors
180 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.475.1491
 
Delmar, NY 12054
518.708.6760
 
Watervliet, NY 12189
518.368.5518
 
Selkirk, NY 12158
518.767.0011
 
20 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
518.640.8770
 
180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.635.3535
 
100 Kenwood Road
Albany, NY 12202
518.396.3400
 
2 Normanskill Blvd., Suite 205
Delmar, NY 12054
518.220.4233
 
279 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.8891
 
1187 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110
518.730.9006


WEBSITE of the WEEK

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

 
 AROUND THE REGION


Run, bike or hike: soon you'll be able to get to places throughout New York in your running shoes, on two wheels, or in hiking boots. The Empire State Trail now underway will be a groundbreaking project for New York, while the Capital Region's rapidly growing network of trails is also more than recreation, packing a serious economic stimulus. Save the date for Thursday, May 10 at the Run, Bike, Hike: Capital Region Trails Summit , at the  NYS Capitol--Assembly Parlor, Room 306, from 8am-10:30am.  Panelists will include state and local leaders, and pedestrian and bike advocates highlighting walking and biking trail expansion and development across the region, including the Empire State Trail, Albany County Rail Trail and numerous on and off-road bike and pedestrian paths in between!  Coffee and check in at 8am, presentations and  roundtable at 8:30am.
 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Tuesday, May 1, 2:30-6pm, at  Delmar First United Methodist Church , 428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar. Stop by for the first of the season produce and farm fresh items. 

The Saturday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday, May 5, 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.

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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