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Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study Meeting for Businesses

Bethlehem Town Hall, Room 101
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, July 26, 4pm

An informational meeting for businesses and non-profits along and in close-proximity to Delaware Avenue in Delmar, to present the latest information and updates related to the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study, which could bring traffic changes
to the Delaware Avenue corridor.

Click HERE for the Invitation Letter from the Town.





32nd Annual Golf Outing

Normanside Country Club
150 Salisbury Road, Delmar

Monday, September 18

12pm Lunch ● 
1pm Shotgun Start 5:30 pm Dinner & Awards

Join us for our 32nd Annual Golf Outing - an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking. The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf, cart, use of practice facilities and locker rooms, on-course refreshments, bag drop service and dinner. There will be fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local non-profit organizations.




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

Don't miss
your chance to sponsor the
32nd Annual
Golf Outing!
 

VISIBILITY

Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to gain visibility for your business by sponsoring the event.


COST
Sponsorships range from $100 up to $800. Click below to view sponsorship packages and details.

  DEADLINE
To realize the full benefit of your sponsorship and be included in the print brochure, lock in your sponsorship by August 1.
Become a Sponsor TODAY!

Thank you to our committed sponsors to date:

Eagle
Eagle
Eagle



Marshmallow Drive
Birdie
Registration




Closest to Pin: LADIES
Closest to Pin: MEN
Lunch

School's Out, Inc.
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub

Vanguard-Fine

Hole-in-One
 

Tee Sponsors
Applebee Funeral Home
Glenmont Self Storage

National Bank of Coxsackie

Pratt & Associates
Tucker Strategies
Vanguard-Fine


Did you know.....

Bethlehem was featured in an article by a town resident writer in
Hudson Valley Magazine!


Click to read the full article, which included a graphic with the
Chamber Welcome Sign. 



10 Things to Know About Using
Paid Family Leave

presented by
 
In 2016, New York State passed a Paid Family Leave (PFL) law that provides partial income replacement and job protection while workers are on leave for covered reasons. Employees will be able to access New York paid family leave benefits beginning in January of 2018. Employers are required to purchase a PFL insurance policy or self-insure. The income replacement will be fully funded by mandatory employee payroll deductions that were permitted to begin on July 1, 2017.

Your employees may have many questions about how they can use this new benefit. Our friends at ShelterPoint have put together this handy list of 10 things your employees should know about using New York Paid Family Leave.

Click HERE for the list and the full article. 
Questions? Email Bethlehem rep Billy Dallas.


TRAFFIC DETOURS
Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

Construction has begun -  k eep  completely up to date on the project by signing up to receive email and/or text notifications via  the "Notify Me" portal by subscribing to the "News Flash - Main (Home Page) News", by liking the Town Facebook  page, by following them on Twitter, or by visiting the project website; all found on the Town website.  Click below for:



Art on the Rail Trail (ART) is a new initiative designed to bring public art installations to the
Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail.

This new committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is a collaboration between town residents, local non-profits, with town, county and Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce representation. While the ultimate goal is to see various mediums of art up and down the trail, the pilot project consists of one mural to be painted this year. The mural will be painted on the side wall of the town-owned building located at the intersection of the rail trail and Adams St.  

Individuals: donate/volunteer,  visit their website or connect on social media
Businesses:  sponsor, see packet here

      

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Calling all artists interested in developing an original public artwork for the north-facing wall of a Town of Bethlehem-owned building (90 Adams Street, Delmar, NY) facing the Rail Trail at Adams Street and Hudson Avenue. We welcome all artists to apply, but specifically encourage those who work in public art, murals, and mosaic.

For details visit the website
Application deadline: 11:59pm July 31, 2017


MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Foundry Fitness  is turning 2! They are celebrating their 2nd Anniversary all week starting this Sunday, July 23. There will be pop-up classes, outdoor bootcamp, prizes all week long, and more! See the flyer for details, or visit their Facebook event page .

The dole flavors of the at Mauro's Menu week are vanilla and strawberry- treat yourself and stop by today!

With a National Bank of Coxasckie mortgage, there are NO application, credit bureau, or application fees - and only an 11% down payment is needed. Click to see why you should trust NBC with your mortgage today.

Tomo Asian Bistro's new Ladies Night pairs perfectly with their Live Music Wednesdays! Enjoy $4 cocktails and live music from 5:30-7:30pm. 

Join Glenmont Abbey Village for a free round of golf and cocktail hour this Thursday, July 20, 1 pm, at Normanside Country Club! C all 888.845.2788 to RSVP today.

Barefoot Space at Four Corners has some wonderful yoga classes for you to explore through the summer months Mondays: Core Prana Flow, 10am; Wednesdays:  Yoga & Coffee Summer Series, 5:45am; Thursdays: Relax & Renew, 10am; and  Saturdays: Yoga for every-BODY, 8am.

The National Union Bank of Kinderhook ("Kinderhook Bank") has announced that they have received approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") to merge with Patriot Federal Bank ("Patriot").  The proposed merger of these two community banks is subject to approval by the shareholders of Patriot and customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. Click for the full article.

Samantha's of Robinson Ace Hardware has unique gift items for everybody! Stop in today to browse the selection.

Several Chamber Members are hiring, including Pretty Neat Home Organizing,  Delmar Bistro, Geist Brothers Auto Shop, PIA and The Rosenblum Companies! Visit our Job Postings to see all available positions.

Help make accurate Lyme testing available sooner by participating in the Stram Center for Integrative Wellness's Blood Draw. Register via email, blood draw is on July 27.

Calling all campers!!! Bethlehem Children's School still has a few spots open for our summer camps. Our half-day camps are a perfect morning activity for kids ages 3 - grade 5.  Choose among options that include Aspiring Actors, Science, Art, and just plain fun. For more information visit the website or call 518.478.0224.

Revive Wellness is now accepting clients for their Weight Management Program. If you have had trouble losing weight or staying motivated in the past this program is for you. View flyer, or click to visit the site for more info.

Rain Hair Studio welcomes long time area stylist and former salon owner Carrie Mahler. Carrie has many years experience in cosmetology, multi-color line experience and knowledge with multi products. And on July 19, join them for a  night with a Paul Mitchell Educator. If you have Coarse/Wiry/Dry Hair or Chemically Treated/Damaged Hair then you are a great candidate. Limited seats will be open Wednesday, July  19,   from  6-8pm . Call to schedule a $30 Blowout and receive FREE an  Awapuhi   Wild Ginger  KeraTriplex   or  HydraTriplex   Treatment($25.00 value) along with your service.  Call 518.915.1619 to schedule your appointment with Carrie, or to reserve your seat for the Paul Mitchell event!

For over 50 years, Coronado paint has been a favorite of professional painters and home owners because of its trusted quality and dependable value. Stop into the A. Phillips Hardware Delmar location and receive $5-$7 off instantly on each gallon of Coronado paint (some exclusions apply)!

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's 3rd annual Summer Hike-a-thon is Saturday, July 22! Register today for this free, one-of-a-kind experience. Try hiking, cycling, mountain biking, yoga, plein air painting, nature crafts, and more - click for complete details.

Open a CAP COM Federal Credit Union Checking Account by August 31 for your chance to win an $8,000 Best Buy shopping spree! No purchase necessary, see details.

Fall Recreation Registration with the Bethlehem Soccer Club is now open! Click to register, $80 per player ($20 late registration feed added after 7/27).  Practice begins the week of September 4.
 
Do you love to read to children? Grassroot Givers has two opportunities this summer to read to summer camp kids - July 31 & August 3, both at 10:30am. Read one or two books, then help the children choose books to take home. Email or call 518.542.1276  to participate.

Angela's Pizza & Pasta  in Glenmont is celebrating their 25th year in business! Stop in for lunch or dinner and congratulate this family-owned business on their milestone anniversary.   Commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase while supplies last. Town Squire Plaza, 326 Glenmont Road, 427.7122.

Check out 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.

The Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research will be held at the Elm Avenue Town Park on Sunday, September 10, 2017.  The walk directly benefits The Lustgarten Foundation and pancreatic cancer research efforts. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can view sponsorship levels and sponsor form here or contact Shari Piper at 518-475-1200.  

Shalimar Delmar is giving away $25 gift certificate every week in celebration of "spice up your life, Naturally" for twenty five years.  Just like us and share on Facebook . Your name will be entered for a chance to win $25 gift certificate every week for 2017.
 
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .

MICROENTERPRISE GRANT
Applications Now Available Online

If you missed the information session, start-up or existing businesses interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation. 
For additional information, contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.

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.

 

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   

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
69 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
518.462.8313

Delmar, NY 12054

Edward Jones
316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 13
Delmar, NY 12054
518.573,2365

Terry Buel
10697 State Route 32
Greenville, NY 12083
518.966.5522

266 Delaware Avenue,  Unit 3
Delmar, NY 12054
518.915.1619

Delmar, NY 12054
518.858.5878

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.3310

Delmar, NY 12054
518.229.2320

1969 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
(518) 621-7305

22 Kairnes Street
Albany, NY 12205
518.779.4842

132 1 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
518-487-4745

Peter Blackman
186 Main Street
Altamont, NY 12009
518.595.5095

Cynthia Werner
PO Box 208
Delmar, NY 12054
518.462.1703

648 Feura Bush Road
Delmar, NY 12054
518.636.6912


 AROUND THE REGION.....

 
50 Companies are signed up to attend the job fair on July 25. Take a look at the link to see a list of companies! You don't want to miss meeting face-to-face with hundreds of job seekers. 10am-4pm, Albany Marriott.


Webinar * July 26
Information Security for Manufacturers

Does your manufacturing business have an information security plan? No matter how big or small your company is, safeguarding your information assets is critical to your bottom line. Learn ways that you can take action now to prevent, detect and respond to data security vulnerabilities.  Click here.

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Backyard Sheds has been selling custom built, Amish made storage sheds and gazebos for over 20 years!  They just opened a second location in Burnt Hills.  They also build custom garages!  Check them out today: 




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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Bethlehem Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading  Annual 5v5 Tourney is b ack by popular demand!  Open to ids ages 8-13, there is a max imum of 10 players per team. Register by July 15; the tournament is July 29 at Elm Avenue Town Park.

Upcoming Thursdays in the Park Events include Andy the Music Man July 20 at 7pm and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Puppet Show, July 27 at 7pm. These are FREE and fun for the whole family!  Openings in Activities beginning July 24 include Camp Adventure, Sunny Day Camp, Youth Tennis Clinics and Springboard Diving. Follow this link to the Summer Park Playbook for further details!

Come out to the 61st Annual Glenmont Fireman's Fair. Thursday July 20th thru Saturday July 22nd. 6:00PM-11:00PM each night. GAMES RIDES FOOD.  All of your favorite games will be back. Visit Facebook for details.

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Tuesday, May 2, 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 6, 9am-1pm at the Bethlehem Middle School on Kenwood Avenue.  Visit the website for details. 

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.

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