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33rd Annual Awards Dinner

Normanside
150 Salisbury Road, Delmar

Thursday, April 26, 5pm
Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 26 for our 33rd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner. Network with 200+ business colleagues while we
recognize individuals from Business and the Community for
their contributions throughout the year.

5:00pm Networking ● 6:15pm Dinner ● 7:15pm Awards



  

Dental Renewal & Open Enrollment



Open Enrollment Period:
3/1/18 - 4/1/18

** Enrollment forms MUST be received by
Wednesday, March 28th**

Click HERE for the enrollment form.

No action required for accounts with no changes,
your account will automatically renew.

Questions? Contact Shelli Taber, Benefits Administrator, 
via email or phone 518.439.0512

 
The Bethlehem Chamber is proud to present
our 2018 Annual Awards Dinner
Recipients!

Business Person of the Year
MELISSA STEEN, I Love Books
Lifetime Achievement
JOHN W. ABBUHL, M.D, Pine Hollow Arboretum (posthumous)
Citizen of the Year
LYNNE LENHARDT
Community Spirit
DAVID DECANCIO
Youth Award
TESSA HUGHES
 



Don't miss your opportunity to gain
valuable visibility for your business with an
Annual Awards Dinner sponsorship!

Each sponsorship level includes a certain number of event tickets so you can attend the event and network with 200+ business and community members.



QUARTERLY
Renewing Members  

Thank you to the below members who
recently  renewed their membership.

We appreciate your continued support of
our Chamber  and our community!

Akira
Rhatigan Painting
Chontong Thai Restaurant
Johnny B's Glenmont Diner
Swift Builders
A Phillips Hardware
Babcock Funeral Home
Bethlehem Babe Ruth
C & J Custom Builders Inc.
Colonie Golf & Country Club
National Business Technologies
Pathfinder Marketing LLC
Quality PM, Inc
The Dance Experience
Zeitler & Zeitler, CPAs
Douglas A Schulz LLC
H Loucks Body & Fender Works, Inc
MVP Health Care
Parker Orthodontics
Albany Realty Group
Delmar Presbyterian Church
Rocklein Physical Therapy
Backyard Sheds & Gazebos, Inc.
The Spinney at Van Dyke
The Spinney Group
First Care Primary & Urgent Care
School's Out Inc
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do
Crawford Door and Window Sales
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services -
    Marge Kanuk
Access Disability Advocates
Hanna Commercial Real Estate - Jessica
    Richer
Trustco Bank - Delmar
University at Albany School of Business
    Graduate Programs
Joseph T. Hogan Electric Service
Kilmer Court Apartments
To Life!
Bethlehem Democratic Committee
Resolute Tattoo, LLC
Pioneer Bank - Glenmont
Conti Appraisal & Consulting LLC
Cornea Consultants of Albany
Bethlehem Art Association
Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company
Bethlehem Cemetery Assoc
Godfrey Financial Associates, Inc.
State Farm - Max Ross
Marinello Ries LLC
Lustgarden Foundation Albany Capital
    District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Pioneer Bank - Delmar
Sunmark Federal Credit Union
T.A.C.S.- The Auto Collision Specialists
Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited
Community Caregivers, Inc.
Delmar Bistro Inc
Capital Bank
John and Mary's Grocery LLC @
     Delmar Marketplace
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Adams Station Apartments
Town of Bethlehem
Keep Moving With Stephanie
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
Hodes & Landy
Roger A. Barrowman MD
Albany Braces
CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics
Curtis Lumber Co
Red Maple Land Services LLC
Solutions By Design
Susan O'Donnell
Young Landscapes, LLC
Radiance Hot Yoga, LLC
Law Office of Michael J. Tommaney
Petrol 9W Corp
Roofing Innovations, LLC
Edward Jones - Lisa Pett, Financial 
     Advisor
Homestead Funding Corp.
Key Bank Four Corners
Homestead Funding Corp. - Lisa Fortin
Policy Research Associates Inc
Stram Center For Integrative Medicine
Community Care Physicians
Kenwood Commons. LLC
Nicole's Restaurant & Catering
Contemporary Designs Inc.
Medicare Tailor
Patriot Flight Inc.
Glenmont Abbey Village-URMC
Glenmont Dental
Salon 282
The Wireless Center (Verizon)
Metabolic Meltdown
PIA Management Services
Tri Village Little League, Inc.
DiNapoli Opticians Inc.
AAA Hudson Valley
MRF Abatement Services LLC
Blue Sky Recording/Music Studios
Bethlehem Veterinary Hospital
Coeymans Industrial Park
Jennifer Lynn Benninger CPA
Pretty Neat Home Organizing, LLC
Stewart's Shops
The Bethlehem Children's School
Louise Finlayson, PhD
Moore, Ralph E. IV
CITGO Petroleum Corp.
Naviasky Law Firm, PLLC
Pine Hollow Arboretum
Roux
The Reis Group
National Grid
Law Office of Meredith H. Savitt
Bethlehem IDA
McCarroll's The Village Butcher
Nigro Companies
State Farm - James W. Leone, Agent
The Rosenblum Companies
Warehouse Services, Inc.

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Power Up your career at the next  University at Albany Weekend MBA Program Information Session tonight!  The session will show t he value of completing an executive MBA program to your career, how you can successfully incorporate our part-time EMBA program into your demanding career and family responsibilities, and more. Thursday, March 15, from 6-7 pm at Executive Education Center, 5 Computer Drive South, Albany.

It's a BIG week at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub! Join us for one of our upcoming events:
-Wednesday, March 14: Dan Sherwin live from 6:30-9:30pm
-Thursday, March 15: watch Liam and Chef Drew on Spectrum News Capital Region Channel 9 for details on our Irish traditions! -Thursday, March 15: In The Loop live from 7-10pm
- Friday, March 16: listen into WAMC Northeast Public Radio to hear Chef Drew talk about O'Slattery's traditional Irish cuisine
-Friday, March 16 Jim McArdle live from 7-10pm
- Saturday, March 17: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!  Bethlehem Traditional Irish Dance, LLC Dance at 4pm;  McBueller live starting at 5pm

Community Caregivers will hold an Open House on March 22 from 4-6pm. Area residents can join them to learn about the "neighbor helping neighbor" services for themselves or a loved one. Resources to support family caregivers will be available, and prospective volunteers are welcome. This FREE event will be held at their office at 2021 Western Ave, Suite 104, Guilderland.  Call 518.456.2898 for more info.

Swifty's Restaurant & Pub's 2018 St. Patrick's Day menu is available all week long!!! Click here to see all the specials. And you can join them for their first ever St. Patrick's Day Outdoor Party under the tent on Saturday, March 17 - enjoy food & drink specials all day and night, and live music from 4-8pm.

The last All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, sponsored by the Sons of The American Legion, will be held on Sunday, March 25, from 9am-12pm. Don't miss your chance to help an amazing cause!    All proceeds benefit Veteran service programs. The breakfast buffet is at the   Nathaniel A. Blanchard American Legion Post 1040  in Delmar. Adults are $10, and kids under 12 are $5.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early with Glenmont Abbey Village! Join them Thursday, March 16, from 5-7pm, for a Happy Hour with giveaways and raffles.

The Bethlehem Chabad presents two upcoming events: Family Chocolate Model Sader - e xperience the fifteen steps of the Seder while enjoying it all chocolate-style - on Sunday, March 18, from 12-1:30pm, and Pesach Seder with Chabad - enjoy the Passover holiday with your family and community at an inspirational Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, four cups of wine, lively singing, and delicious four course dinner - on Friday, March 30, from 6:45-9:45pm. Visit their Facebook page for complete details.

March is National Save Your Vision Month - all month long Cornea Consultants of Albany will be sharing tips on daily habits you can do to help keep your eyes and your vision healthy, so keep an EYE on their Facebook page!

Happy hour is always the answer! Tuesday-Saturday enjoy the 1-8-6 Happy Hour specials at Veronica's Culinary Tavern, some of which include $1 BBQ Chicken Slider and Coronoa splits and $8 Margherita pizzas and Prosecco split, from  4-6pm. Check out all the specials here.

Join Normanside for a fun filled day for the whole family on Sunday, March 25! Enjoy an array of delicious breakfast favorites at the Breakfast Buffet followed by Crafts & Games, Pictures with the Easter Bunny, and a Easter Egg Hunt. Call 439-4505 Ext. 10 to join the fun! You can also reserve your spot now for the Easter Grande Buffet (11am-4pm on Sunday, April 1).
 
Spring is right around the corner!  Stop by Mad Dog Bicycles to check out some of their new Jamis bicycles.

James W Leone - State Farm Agent is a ctively interviewing for a Full Time Position in his Glenmont Agency This is a great opportunity with on the job training, experience less important than having a phenomenal outgoing friendly personality. Click here for details.

Hidden Cafe has  announced their next fundraiser to benefit the Capital City Rescue Mission The CCRM is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the homeless and poor of the Capital Region - body, mind, and spirit.  20% of sales from Tuesday 3/13 and Tuesday 3/20 will be donated to help provide Easter meals to people who would otherwise not have them. Call 518.439.8800 for reservations.

Yesterday, March 13, nearly 150 medical professionals, vascular patients, and teachers teamed up with 14 Capital Region schools to teach teens about Vascular Health.   In one day, over 3,500 high school students learned about  the impact of  vascular risk factors (hypertension, diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, smoking, and genetics)  on their vascular and heart health in years ahead.  Community Care Physicians, P.C. supports the V-Healthy program - c lick for the full press release.
 
Gochee's Garage is  proud to be an authorized dealer of Good Year tires, which means they can offer you better prices and better services than auto shops that aren't authorized dealers!

Columbia-Greene Media has several amazing advertising opportunities right now! Click to view details on the Hudson Home Show, learn more about their next Business Quarterly, Arts & Culture - The Creative Economy, or check out their Tax & Financial Services Advertising Banner Page promotion.

Spring Recreation registration is now OPEN! Register with the  Bethlehem Soccer Club today.

Kinderhook Bank has appointed Kelly M. Bailey, AVP as Residential Mortgage Sales Manager. Click here for the full press release.

Check out the  Dinner Table Tuesday selections presented by Bellini's Italian Eatery this month! 3/13 Bellini's Creamy Pasta, Chicken & Vegetables, Mixed Greens Salad; 3/20 Rigatoni Bolognese & fresh Ricotta with Caesar Salad; 3/27 Chicken & Broccoli a la Vodka with Mixed Greens Salad. $25.95, includes a half platter of the pasta and a half platter of the salad.
 
Free Movement Pilates has added an equipment class to their Pilates schedule - TUESDAYS, 11:30am, with  Tammy Thomas Faist. You can also take advantage of an A pprentice Rate for Privates with Tammy. She is advancing her certification through Power Pilates Comprehensive Certification program and will be offering a $50 rate for Privates from March - August 2018. This is a great opportunity to get one on one attention to deepen your practice! Call the studio at 518.275.2644 if you are interested.

For the month of March, Swifty's Restaurant & Pub has partnered with Sierra Nevada to help support domestic violence awareness. $15 of every keg sold will be donated to the Saratoga Center for the Family. Come in a show your support by purchasing a pint of Sierra Hazy Little Thing, or stop by give a donation and add your name to the donation wall!

The 2018 Ford EcoSport, with available features such as an 8-inch touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to 10 devices and two smart-charging USB ports, is a fun, capable and connected vehicle - stop by  Crossroads Ford to check it out in person.
 
C & M Mechanical has  always serviced Lennox equipment, but they are now a Lennox dealer. Call us today to find out more and to learn about their 60 month financing programs! 518.768.8800

Don't forget trivia at Track 32 Italian Restaurant & Pub every Monday at 7:30pm! Beer specials and win gift cards... plus earn qualifying points to win a trip to Boston!

Looking for a river cruise but still want to have the top-notch customer service and attention to detail that Disney provides? Adventures by Disney has operated river cruises on both the Rhine and the Danube for the past couple of years. Starting in 2019, they will be adding a third river to their collection of river cruises... The Seine (a 10-day/9-night trip featuring two full days in Paris with a seven-night cruise). Adventures by Disney will be continuing their Rhine River and Danube River Cruises. Contact Tim with  Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks for more info.

McCarroll's The Village Butcher now offers  fish from Hooked Seafood Company! - stop by and check out the selection!

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

The Wireless Center (Verizon)
180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.635.3535

Kyle Schoonmaker
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

5 Elm Avenue, #1
Delmar, NY 12054
518.621.1044

316 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
845.532.4687

363 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.9911

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
518.698.9991

321 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.935.4800

329 Glenmont Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.264.9000

 AROUND THE REGION


The Internal Revenue Service recently released an updated Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.  The IRS urges taxpayers to use these tools to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks. Click here for the Press Release, which includes steps to help taxpayers, and click here for FAQs.

KUDOS TO 

 


Jessica L. Richer was named the Hanna Commercial Real Estate Investment Agent of the Year. Congratulations to the Richer Team  at Hanna Commercial Real Estate for being recognized as the Top Producing Commercial Team in 2017.


WEBSITE of the WEEK

Schuyler Companies specializes in retail, office, and flex warehouse space. They m anage both the Bethlehem Town Center and the Shoppes at Town Squire Price Chopper Plaza in Glenmont. Learn more about what they do and see other  properties
they manege below. 




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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS  

Contemporary abstract painter Michael Nighswonger is returning to the Capital District with a pop-up  exhibit of over 40 pieces from his latest collection from March 15 - 25 in Delmar, NY. The exhibit,  which will be held at the recently vacated TD Bank building at 343 Delaware Avenue, will be open  daily from 10am- 8pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. View the flyer here - Page 1, Page 2.

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! 
 
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.

 


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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