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Microenterprise Grant Public Information Session

Town Hall Room 101
445 Delaware Avenue

Thursday, April 6, 2017
5:30pm

RSVP to Robin Nagengast
via email
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 to continue its Microenterprise Grant Program and will receive $200,000 to provide grants to eligible Microenterprises - emerging and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand within 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 & 
Ribbon Cutting

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  here  to see the full schedule.





32nd Annual Awards Dinner
 
Colonie Golf & Country Club
141 Maple Road, Route 85A
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Friday, April 28, 2017

5:00 PM Cocktail Hour ● 6:30 PM Dinner ● 7:30 PM Awards
Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce for our 32nd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner. This years marks the 60th anniversary of the Bethlehem Chamber! Network with 200+ business colleagues while we recognize individuals from Business and the Community for their contributions throughout the year.



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


This year we will honor the following recipients:

PAMELA CLARK ROBBINS
Policy Research Associates 
Business Person of the Year


JEFFREY & MARK BRYANT
Bryant Asset Protection
Lifetime Achievement

TRACIE KILLAR
South End Children's Cafe
Citizen of the Year
ANDREW S. TAYLOR

Youth Award


THANK YOU
to our generous Sponsors!
To become a Sponsor, click HERE.







CONGRATULATIONS
to our Member businesses who made the
2017 Capital Region Living Magazine's BESTIES list! 
Click here for categories and placement.


2Shea Catering
AAA Hudson Valley
Best Cleaners
Bethlehem Public Library
CapCom Federal
Credit Union

Capital District YMCA
Delmar Farmers Market
Free Movement Pilates
Gochee's Garage
I Love Books
Joyelles Jewelers Ltd.
Laberge Massage Therapy
Mad Dog Bicycles
Normanside Country Club
Phillips Hardware

Pioneer Bank Price Chopper/Market32
Robinson's Ace Hardware
SEFCU Something Olde, Something New
Steiner's Sports
Colonie Golf &
Country Club
Trustco Bank Upstate Wine & Liquor

W Couture Boutique

 
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

"EGG"STRAVAGANZA was rescheduled and will be held Saturday, April 15, at the Elm Avenue Park large pavilion. Sponsored by the Town of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation Department, the event begins at 10am and features Skeeter the Clown, an egg hunt, and much more - see flyer
for details.

Let Sevenzocks Nursery help you get ready for Spring$10 off $75; deliveries available. Call 518.635.4111 to schedule.

Don't miss the last Fish Fry at Elsmere Fire District on 4/144-7pm

CAP COM Federal Credit Union's College Bound will host a workshop on April 13, from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road.  High school freshman, sophomores, juniors and their parents are invited to learn valuable tips on college search, selection, applications, and building a smart financing plan.  Dr. Dean Skarlis, The College Advisor of NY, will be the guest speaker. This is free and open to the public, click here to register.

Enjoy lunch at Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar for only $7.00, valid Mon-Fri, with code 7LUNCH!

Prepare to sell your home with the help of the workshop at Glenmont Abbey Village. Speakers include Realtor Dodie Esposito and Michelle Kavanaugh of Organize Senior Moves. Wednesday, April 12, at 5:50pm - RSVP to 518.599.7644.

Put your best Chair forward at Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace Chair Art Competition. Drop off your best works to the store by April 25. $5 entry fee, chairs will be showcased and judged and there winner will receive a prize. Questions? Call 518.588.7268.
 
Spring is in the air, and that means it's time to start thinking about your lawn! A Phillips Hardware has the supplies for Scott's 4 Step Program. Step 1 should be applied after April 1, which is this weekend - visit the store and talk to an associate today.

Sam's Italian American Restaurant is celebrating their 46th anniversary Tuesday, April 4 - Saturday, April 8 with three-course meals for $19.71. Opened by Salvatore (Sam) and Angela Rappoccio, Sam's has been continuously family-owned and operated at the same location, 125 Southern Boulevard, Albany, since April 1971. Call 518.463.3433 for reservations.
 
Make your own Wood Sign at Romo's Pizza tonight from 6-9pmShea Crafts is hosting a Wood Sign Party where you will make your own 12x12 wood sign - choose between 4 designs. An appetizer and soda are included in the ticket prices, see Facebook event for details.
 
Lyme-literate medical doctor Dr. Richard Horowitz will be signing copies of his book How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine on Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30pm. Register now for this free event by calling 518.689.2244.
 
The mortgage subsidiary of CAP COM Federal Credit Union, Homeowners Advantage, will present the Capital Region's Homebuyers Workshop & Expo on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Albany Marriott from 1pm-4pm. This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Topics include Down Payment Made Easier, Homebuying Do's and Don'ts, and much more. Register here.

GTM Payroll Services announces the release of GTM iPay, a secure, online payroll platform designed for small businesses. Accessible 24/7 from a desktop PC, tablet, or mobile device, GTM iPay allows clients to add and edit employees; securely access payroll data in real-time with the ability to add hours, account for overtime, tips, and time off; and generate payroll data reports, view payroll  registers, and access tax returns at their convenience. Contact Nick for details.

Don't miss the April 8 "Hey Jude" concert at the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post 1040 (American Legion)! See the flyer for ticket information.

Give a 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 stationery at Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace. Proceeds benefit the Double H Ranch in the Adirondacks, so visit the shop to check them out!

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

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.

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.

 

    NEW MEMBERS   

Cynthia Werner
PO Box 208
Delmar, NY 12054
518.462.1703

648 Feura Bush Road
Delmar, NY 12054
518.636.6912

Sean Moran
PO Box 51
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.281.3002

1613 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.328.4786

PO Box 3878
Albany, NY 12203
518.852.4851

23 Wishing Well Lane
Rexford, NY 12148
518.221.3564

200 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.496-3903

25 Chamberlain Street
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.434.3111

935 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
518.724.5970

Karen Pollan
585 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.9252

Doug Luberda
3261 West State Road
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
844.424.4960

Alan Rosenberg
911 Central Avenue, Suite 328
Albany, NY 12206
518.441.4677 

George McHugh
2170 River Road
Coeymans, NY 12045
518.355.6034

Halfmoon, NY
518.670.3021

Wildbird Junction
Lance Raffe
308 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Opening in Spring 2017 

PO Box 190
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.9265

8 Vista Lane
Selkirk, NY 12158
518.475.1200 

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


 AROUND THE REGION.....


Nominations are open for the Center for Economic Growth's 21st Annual Technology AwardsThe awards honor the Capital Region's most innovative and inspiring companies and individuals whose pioneering and entrepreneurial successes are bettering our communities by strengthening our workforce and creating new jobs and opportunities. This year's event program will include an awards ceremony with keynote speaker, followed by a cocktail networking reception honoring this year's awardees overlooking the Mohawk River.
 
CEG is accepting applications for award recognition from both Companies and Individuals working in Tech Valley's technology community. Nominations are encouraged from a variety of high-tech industries, including advanced materials, manufacturing, renewable energy, biotech/medical, software/IT and nanotechnology. Click HERE for details.

WEBSITE of the WEEK

GTM Payroll Services announces the releaseof GTM iPay, a secure, online payroll platform designed for small businesses.  It's accessible 24/7 - see the full press release here.



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.

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