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It was a beautiful day Monday for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the State Farm office of Agent James Leone in Glenmont.  Click HERE for the photo gallery.


Grand Slam Networking Event
Joe Bruno Stadium - 80 Vandenburg Avenue, Troy
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens."
- Tommy Lasorda
Be the player who "makes it happen" and join us as we network with the Colonie Chamber while cheering on the Tri-City ValleyCats! Make valuable connections in this relaxed setting while you enjoy baseball over lunch. Weather worries? No worries at all - guests will enjoy all the amenities of the climate-controlled Diamond Club, complete with a balcony view.
Space is limited. This event is open to members and non-members of the Bethlehem and Colonie Chambers. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. $20 per ticket, includes lunch.

10:45 am Check-In & Networking
11:00 am Opening Pitch
12:00 pm Lunch Is Served


For additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      

Monday, September 19

Normanside Country Club
Salisbury Road, Delmar

Dinner and Raffle
Save the date for an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking!  The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf (with cart), use of practice facilities and locker rooms, bag drop service and dinner.  There will be fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local non-profit organizations.

All are welcome, Members and Non-Members - register with a friend, relative, or co-worker.  Soft spikes and appropriate attire are required.  Registration will open in July - stay tuned!

Promote your business to the community and be visible at the event - click HERE.

Contribute a gift certificate/product to the raffle, which supports local charities.  Contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or via email.

On Sunday, July 17th, join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy and Indian Ladder Farms 
for a fantastic one-of-a-kind family event featuring 
guided hikes at Indian Ladder Farms and MHLC's Bozen Kill Preserve, a special kids hike, 
and a wheelchair accessible hike on the newly paved Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail; 
dancers, artists, musicians, and crafts; 
hay rides, pony rides, face painting, baby animals; 
food, desserts, and tastings from the new brewery; 
and so much more!

12:00 PM
Festival Opening Ceremonies
and unveiling of 100th anniversary historical marker
**free commemorative pint glasses, while supplies last**

12:30 PM
Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery & Cidery Ribbon Cutting
Hike-A-Thon Check-In
12:45 PM
Aerial Photo
1:00 PM
Departure of Hikers

12:00 - 5:00 PM
Summer Festival at Indian Ladder Farms
brought to you by Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

Register to be a hiker
by clicking

 The first 100 registrants
will receive a
free t-shirt!

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

DID YOU KNOW.....that you can borrow FREE museum passes from the   Bethlehem Public Library?  See below for the full list, which includes museums from the Capital Region and the surrounding area.

*Passes may be borrowed for three days.
*Passes are first-come, first-served; there are no requests or renewals.
*Return passes only at Bethlehem Public Library.

Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany, NY
admits 3 adults, all children and grandchildren under age 18
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Stockbridge MA
admits 2 people, children 12 and under are free
Berkshire Museum
Pittsfield MA
admits 2 adults and 2 children under age 18

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
Binghamton NY
admits 2 adults and their children under 18 years old
Bronck Museum
Coxsackie NY
admits 2 adults and 2 children
Children's Museum
Saratoga Springs NY
admits 4 people
CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology
Troy NY
admits 2 adults and dependent children under age 18

Crailo State Historic Site
Rensselaer, NY
admits 4 adults, children 12 and under are free
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Glenville NY
admits family of four
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Amherst MA
admits 2 adults and 4 children
Hancock Shaker Village
Pittsfield MA
admits 2 adults and 2 youths (13-17 years)
Manchester VT
admits one family of four
Historic Cherry Hill
Albany NY
admits four people ages 6 and up
INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
New York, NY
admits 6 people per day
North Adams, MA
admits 2 adults and 2 children under age 16 for gallery admission only
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci)
Schenectady, NY
admits 2 adults and all children under age 18 living in the same household
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Saratoga Springs, NY
admits 4 people
Olana State Historic Site
Hudson, NY
admits 4 people
USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
Albany, NY
admits 2 adults and 2 children


The Jonathan Carey Foundation is doing a Civil Rights Walk for the Disabled.  They are seeking sponsorship and personal donations to fund the walk. It will begin  on Monday, July 25  at the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs in Delmar and will end August 5 at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The purpose is to bring attention to the fact that in NYS,  when individuals with disabilities who reside in residential facilities or group homes are physically/sexually assaulted, or die a suspicious death due to abuse and neglect, in most cases, 911 is not called. NYS law directs all State and private providers to call the Justice Center when mandated reporters witness crimes against the disabled - therefore, 911 is not dispatched  evidence is not collected, prosecution does not ensue, and the abuser continues to abuse. Please consider making a personal donation of $9.11 via their website, or sponsoring as a business.

Come and watch a Chef Showdown with guest judges  at the Atria Delmar Place Senior Living Residence  on Thursday, 
July 14 at 3pm!

Enjoy live music  by the extremely talented Dan Sherwin  this Thursday  at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant and Pub  from 6-9pm. Comhalta's will play Traditional Irish Music every fourth Sunday from 3-6pm.

Traveling to Walt Disney World this summer, or know someone who is? Pick up Walt Disney World for Tweens and Teens by travel agent Fairytale Journeys with Tim Brooks. It's perfect  for kids who like to plan along with their parents, or for  teachers/school administrators looking for projects to give to kids that go on vacation during the school year. Click HERE to purchase.

Program info and online registration is available for the Bethlehem Soccer Club for this upcoming Fall. Questions? Email the club.
Join Elena at Radiance Hot Yoga this Sunday, July 17, from 1:30-3:30pm for an Arm Balancing Workshop. Sign up online (through their online store) or at the studio - see the flyer for full details.

There is a UAlbany Weekend MBA Program Information Session on Monday, July 18 from   6-7pm . Speak firsthand with the program director, tour the Executive Education Center, and discuss any questions you may have about the program.

Paint a beautiful Sailboat at Del Lanes on Friday, July 22nd at 7pm. Join us at our fully stocked bar for a cold refreshment and fun! Sign up HERE today.

On Monday, July 11, the Bethlehem Public Library Board of Trustees selected the following officers for 2016-17: Mary Redmond, president; Mark Kissinger, vice president; Brian Sweeney, treasurer; Harmeet Narang, assistant treasurer; and Joyce Becker, secretary. Lisa Scoons will continue to serve on the Upper Hudson Library System board. At the same meeting, newly elected trustee Paula Rice was sworn in. Her seat holds a five-year term.

Bethlehem Central Schools has opportunities for business owners, home based businesses, or anyone looking for part-time work. We are looking for individuals to train as school bus drivers. View the full details here.

Planning a wedding? Protect yourself, and your event - contact the Brady Agency for Wedding/Event insurance . Click for flyer .

Come check out the new Wednesday dinner special menu at Garden Bistro 24! 3 courses for only $24.00

Join the  Stram Center for Integrative Medicine for the  Focus on Lyme event. This Lyme Disease Educational Forum and Fundraising Event will be held on Friday, July 15, at The Desmond. Click to view the invitation.

Roux's Happy Hour has new, extended hours - 3pm-6pm EVERYDAY! $3 Stella Artois' and $5 Cosmos, click for the Happy Hour Menu.

July 14 at Swifty's Restaurant & Pub, the Playin' with Fire Band returns to introduce special guitarist Dan Wray. Join them from 
8-11pm for their live show!

hEARt Ear Boutique offers more than hearing aids! Custom Earmolds improve sound quality and don't fall out of your ears. They are great for Bluetooth devices, musicians, swimmers, construction workers, and more. See flyer for details.

Are you interested in a Community Garden at Elm Avenue Park? Join Friends of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation on Tuesday, July 19 at 7pm at the Elm Ave. Park building for an initial meeting to gauge interest and solicit feedback.  The Community Garden will be a place to grow healthy food and grow community. If you can't make the meeting but would like to be involved in organizing and/or reserving a plot for the spring of 2017, email FOBPR.

It's time for All About Bikes at the Bethlehem Public Library! Join one of the experts from Steiner Sports at 7pm on Thursday, July 14, to hear all about bicycle safety and basic maintenance. 

The Kiwanis Club of Delmar has just announced their Annual Golf Outing for Charity. The outing will take place Monday, August 1, at Normanside Country Club. See flyer for complete details - register as an individual golfer, or as an event sponsor.

The Shampoodle Extreme Makeover Pet Edition is in full swing! Click HERE to submit your photos from June 29-July 23. Voting will take place July 24-August 6. Pooch Grand Prize includes wash, grooming, toothcare and MORE, while the Pooch Owner will receive a Grand Prize from Loredana's Hair Studio & Spa (haircut, style, manicure & pedicure). 

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

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


The  60th Annual Glenmont Fireman's Fair will take place at the  Selkirk Fire Co. 2 Station located on Glenmont Road on the following dates:
   Thursday, July 21, 6-11pm
   Friday, July 22, 6-11pm
   Saturday, July 23, 5-11pm
Bring your family and enjoy carnival games, rides, food, dessert, and more!

The Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum, home of the Bethlehem Historical Association, is open on Sundays from 2-4pm through August 28.  All are cordially invited to visit the museum which currently features Parade of Fashion 1860s - 1960s, a wonderful display of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. For more information, visit the website

On Thursdays between 10 AM and 2 PM, the  Town of Bethlehem   will be accepting donations  for Habitat ReStore in the Capital District of slightly used furnishings, working appliances, 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! Follow us on Instagram @16handlesglenmont for announcements and line-ups.  
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CEGSave Money - Maintain GAAP -  Reduce Record Keeping: join CEG and lean transformation expert, Jerry Solomon to learn the tools and techniques to align traditional performance metrics with your internal accounting processes at their Operational Excellence in Finance & Accounting workshop. Click HERE to register. July 19 & 20, 8am-4pm.


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