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Spectators gathered for the Fireworks and Ice Sculpture at Bethlehem's first First Night last Saturday.  Seven venues around the Four Corners in Delmar were open offering music, theatre, kids activities and crafts for event goers.  See additional Photo Gallery or search #FirstNightBethlehem on social media for pictures from the evening.






State of the Town 2017

Town Hall,   445 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
8:15 am Networking and Breakfast
8:30 am  Program


Supervisor John Clarkson will deliver the State of the Town Address to the business community and public, outlining the challenges Bethlehem faces and his priorities for the coming year. Continental breakfast will be provided. 





January Networking Mixer

Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant
155 Delaware Avenue,  Delmar

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
5-7pm

Start 2017 on the right foot with some New Year networking! Make new connections and grow your network at Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant. Mercato's has been serving homemade Italian favorites since 1997. Ample parking is available.




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

VENI


We came.
VIDI


We saw.
AMAVI


We loved.

Check Italy off your bucket list with this amazing trip to Southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast!  Rich in culture and stunning scenery, Southern Italy is the setting for this epic adventure.  As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, find yourself relaxing in the town of Sorrento or sight-seeing along the Amalfi Coast, which includes gorgeous places like Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. On this remarkable trip you will also encounter the world famous archaeological site of Pompeii.

Open to all members of the community, the trip begins March 23, 2017.
Click HERE for the full itinerary or visit the website.




Amalfi Coast
Pompeii
Capri

UPDATE YOUR BUSINESS INFO
for the
2017-2018 Business and Community Directory 

We are preparing for the print 2017-2018 Chamber Business & Community Directory.  8,000 copies will be distributed throughout the community over the course of the year.  Member businesses should login to your account to verify all of your information is accurate. Forms were emailed and mailed (depending on your contact preference) the week of 1/9/16.  Please make any updates to your account by January 23, so your most current information is included.  If you cannot locate your login info, please contact the Chamber at 439-0512 or by  email.  

Reserve Your Ad for the
2017-2018 Business and Community Directory!

Interested in promoting your business year-round to a business and consumer audience? 
Purchase an ad in the 2017-2018 Business & Community Directory.
 
* 8,000 copies printed and distributed
* Glossy, full-color ads
*Convenient size for use year-round by businesses and residents
*Directories included in Chamber Welcome Packets year-round to new residents and new businesses
The most affordable annual avenue to target Bethlehem's highly desirable demographic

See Rate Info and Contact our Sales Team:
Paula Segal  (518)482-9044 or
Don McCormick  (518)542-3341

RENEWING MEMBERS  

Thank you for your continued support of our Chamber and the community!
For details on these and all of our Members, visit our  online Directory

Adams Station Apartments
Delmar Pediatrics
Air Products & Chemicals
Dunkin' Donuts - Delmar
Albany Financial Group
George Wm. Frueh & Sons
Bausback & McGarry Dental
Glenmont Self Storage
Best Cleaners - Slingerlands
Gochee's Garage
Bethlehem Babe Ruth
Grassroot Givers
Bethlehem Cemetery Association
Graves Electrical Contracting
Bethlehem Commons at Good Samaritan Village
Gregory's Barber Shop
Bethlehem Lions Club
Heaven's Lil' Angels
Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited
Hunt Real Estate ERA - Slingerlands
Bethlehem Preschool
Kenwood Manor
BMW of South Albany
Law Office of Meredith L. Savitt
Bryant Asset Protection
Less EMF
Burt Anthony Associates
Lurie & Co. CPAs
C & J Custom Builders
Mad Dog Bicycles
Cart Away
Main Square LLC
Comfort Inn Albany - Glenmont
McCarroll's The Village Butcher
Cynthia Brown & Associates
McCurdy & Sons Painters
Delmar Animal Hospital
Maxwell & VanRyn, Esqs.
Delmar Chiropractic 
Messina & Cahill
Delmar Dental Medicine
My Place & Co. Restaurant/Catering

Bethlehem Art  at the Chamber
The Bethlehem Art Association has installed a new exhibit at the Bethlehem Chamber office. Stop in weekdays through the end of February, to view works from twelve local artists. 
For more information on the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website.

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS


Foundry Fitness is kicking off 2017 with a New Year New You Team Challenge starting January 16.  This 2-month program will jump start your fitness for the new year. For full details, see flyer or call the studio at 518-650-8111.

Visit The Sharon Hoorwitz Real Estate Team at The Bridal Expo on January 8th from 1-5pm at the Marriott on Wolf Road.  Stop by their table to enter to win a $350 gift card.  

Join The Cheese Traveler for Changing Spaces and The Cheese Traveler: Art, poetry & cheese this Friday 1/6 7-10pm. Event will include a showing of three artists, a poetry reading, a cheese demo, and live music See detailed artist listing at their Facebook event.

Radiance Hot Yoga has a New Year, New You Workshop Series, starting this Saturday, Jan 7. Great for those who are new to yoga and those who want to refine their practice and set specific goals. Meditation practice, too!  See flyer for workshop descriptions.  All 3 sessions for $60 or Individual sessions for $25. Or choose all 3 sessions and a month unlimited for $185.

Jake Moon Cafe and Restaurant  cooks for you each Thursday night!   Family Rewards Dinners include fresh baked bread, salad or vegetable and entree for 4, $19.95. Visit their Facebook page for weekly meal selection and call ahead to order at 768-2570.

Breathe Massage Therapy has some January specials...75 minute Swedish Massage for 79(savings of $11),  Full set of Classic Eyelash Extensions...100(savings of $30.00), Free Enzyme Exfoliation with a Signature or Anti-Aging Facial(not valid with any other offer).   Schedule online or call us to reserve your time 518-621.7979.

To Life! Walk2Health - Get some fresh air while walking with To Life!   Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 1:15pm. Leaving from 410 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, we will take a
45 minute walk. The route will vary week to week.Walk will be at a steady pace with minimal incline. Please call for more information: 518-439-5975.

W Couture Boutique in Glenmont is having a sale...40% off all our coats, cardy's and poncho's! Starting today thru Saturday!

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS is pleased to announce the newest member of their production team, licensed real estate salesperson Jennifer Kuder, to our Delmar branch office. View the announcement on Instagram.

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) is hosting " Life After BC" this Thursday, January 5 at 7pm, for 11th & 12th graders & their parent/guardian. Hear from recent BC grads in the trenches (college life, transferring, gap year, roommate issues, etc.).

The Spot 518 presents the Plimsouls Re-Souled on Sunday, January 29 3pm with Troy legends The Lawn Sausages at the Hanger on the Hudson in Troy.  For info on the show, see the article and visit their Facebook page..

Nicole's Restaurant is celebrating 30 years with a Nostalgia Menu...3 courses for $30 and 1/2 price wine selections on Wednesday and Thursdays.  Call to reserve at 436-4952.

16 Handles' January Flavor Of The Month is Pistachi-Yo!  Stop in to enjoy and warm up by the fire.

Bellini's Italian Eatery features D inner Table Tuesdays each week for a full meal-to-go for 4, $24.95.  Order ahead and pick dinner up on your way home. Next week's meal on 1/10 includes half platter of Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo with half platter of Garden Salad. For all of January's DTT meals, visit their website. Or call Slingerlands at 439-6022

Robinson Ace Hardware & Garden Center in Slingerlands is recreating an existing space into a Gift Store with lots of unique items for decorating and for the home. And will also create an Outdoor Living area. We are giving away a $50 ACE gift card to the individual whose "Store Name" we choose. PLEASE Share to your friends and help us name the new store within a store.Visit their Facebook page to post your names to their Dec 24 post.  Deadline is January 30, 2017.

Spread the word: Local nonprofits have until Jan. 13 to apply to be a 2017 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge Charity of Choice. Info and the application are at on the website .

Good Things Come in SMALL Packages! 
Grassroot Givers is a small nonprofit making a BIG impact in the Capital Region. Efficiency! We work closely with community members to identify the specific needs in the Capital Region. Being small allows us to easily adapt our programs to address these challenging areas and pivot quickly to make changes in order to improve our impact.
Personality! We are a hands-on nonprofit. We have great respect for our role in receiving your donations and making sure they are shared in the community with dignity.
With the season of giving upon us, we hope you will consider Grassroot Givers, a small, local nonprofit.

Curtis Lumber's Best Kitchen Offer of the Year runs through January. Choose a discount or 18 month interest free financing on Merillat Kitchen Cabinet purchases through January 31st, 2017!  See the website for details or stop into the Delmar location at 11 Grove Street.

Things are beginning to look different over here at Legacy Church, formerly Delmar Full Gospel Church in Delmar. Phase 1 of our new sign is complete and in the ground! Phase 2 will include lighting and wood. Phase 3 will be landscaping!  We love seeing all of these new and exciting changes happening. Visit the website or Facebook page to see the happenings.

It's time for the second episode of Lavelle & Finn, LLP's Estate Planning series. This time around - Estate Planning's Basic Steps! View video here

Romo's Pizza & Restaurant will feature live music in January -  1/4/17 Erin Harkes from 6-9pm and 1 /11/17 Travis Rockenstire 6-9pm.

Stay  active this winter  with  Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy  - s nowshoeing, skiing - and more! T here are 16 preserves currently open for visitors to enjoy. Visit the MHLC Delmar office or a preserve kiosk to pick up your free Preserves & Map Brochure

Leap A Level with Paychex ! F or every business you refer to Paychex between now and 1/31/17 you'll get to leap a level on your road to a year of free payroll.  See flyer for complete details.

Click here to see the December/January Spotlight ad specials - you can save up to 75%! Limited availability.

Whether you are looking to lease, buy or sell, The Richer Team (RealtyUSA Commercial Division) can help. See their full list of services here.

The Bethlehem Public Library has plenty of  activities for kids and families during winter break - view their events calendar for details.

Louise M. Finlayson, PhD , is presenting  "A Time for Reflection & Renewal" on January 8. What do you want to create in your life this year? See flyer for full details. And join her this March in Roatan, Honduras, for an island retreat for renewal and discovery. Book by January 15 and save $325 - view flyer for more information.
 
Get 50% off your first Snack Box subscription of 2 or more deliveries! See the HealthyME Living  flyer to get the promo code. Give the gift of health this holiday season!

Mauro's Menu is offering the following holiday special 10% off catering over $20,  10% off holiday party platters, or  Sundays only- buy two 6-packs beer or one 12-pack of beer and get 8-cut cheese pizza FREE. Offer valid  through 1/15/17.
   
 
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .
    NEW MEMBERS   

785 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.486.8580

180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.339.0854

750 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.528.4980

505 Bradford Street
Albany, NY 12206
518.724.6445 ext.3207

155 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054
518.475.7777

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.267.9066

318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 23
Delmar, NY 12054
518.257.7304

413 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.533.1050

420 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.4000

1368 Indian Fields Road 
Feura Bush, NY 12067
518.439.0032
*Now Open*

Mathes Public Affairs
24 Molly White Dr.
Coxsackie, NY  12051
518.925.5909 


 AROUND THE REGION.....



The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund was established to support Albany County's hospitality industry by funding programs that will help build and sustain Albany County tourism destinations, attractions and events and bring more visitors to the County. The grant range is between $1,000 and $5,000. The grant application is due on September 14, 2017.
View grant opportunity guidelines and to download and application




The Center for Economic Growth 's Talent Connect compliments the efforts of Human Resources in attracting and maintaining quality talent to Upstate New York's Capital Region by addressing the challenges of today's relocating professionals.
The Talent Connect program is offered to regional employers in need of comprehensive support in recruitment and retention of valued talent.

Or if you have a business/service you would like to highlight to incoming professionals, become a Community Partner.  For details visit the website.


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.

WEBSITE of the WEEK





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

 

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.

 

 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS


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!  Like us on Facebook @16HandlesGlenmont  for announcements and line-ups.  
    
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 
 
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