Celebrating 60 years!
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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS
 


Last week we celebrate at Veronica's Culinary Tavern (formerly Mio Vino) with a ribbon cutting.  Owner Peter Blackman, with scissors, was joined by family, friends, staff, and representatives from the Bethlehem and Guilderland Chambers of Commerce.  Click for the Photo Gallery.




We had a blast at the 32nd Annual Bethlehem Chamber Awards Dinner last Friday!  Guests were joined by NYS Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson, Bethlehem Town Board Members David VanLuven, Giles Wagoner, Joyce Becker and Julie Sasso.  Jason Gough from WNYT was the Master of Ceremonies, and there was a special presentation by Town Historian Susan Leath in honor of the Chamber's 60th Anniversary.  Click for the  Photo Gallery

THANK YOU to our Sponsors who helped make this event possible!






Restaurant Week is almost here!
see below for full list of participating restaurants


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


 

Mark your calendars for this much anticipated annual event!  Enjoy 7 nights of dining and i ndulge in Three Courses for only $25!

Reservations are highly recommended.



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THANK YOU
to our generous Raffle Donors!








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MICROENTERPRISE GRANT  
Applications Now Available Online

The Town of Bethlehem was successful in its application to the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal for the renewal of the Microenterprise Grant Program.  The Town will receive $200,000 to provide grants to eligible Microenterprises, emerging, and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand within the Town of Bethlehem.  It is anticipated that a minimum of ten (10) businesses will be assisted with the awarded grant funds.  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. 

Start-up or existing businesses interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process and missed the information session, may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation.
     
View the  Grant Application 

For additional information:  
contact Robin Nagengast or Elizabeth Staubach, Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 439-4955 ext. 1189 or visit the website. 
 
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Take advantage of the National Bank of Coxsackie's Spring CD Special! 15 months at 0.63% APY, see flyer for details.

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.

There's still time to order a Healthy Snack Box Subscription for Mom from HealthyME Living! Boxes will be shipped May 11 and will include a FREE coffee and chocolate goody bag. Use coupon code FORMOM17. 

Mauro's Menu ice cream shop is now OPEN for the season! Visit them at 1391 Indian Fields Road to get your ice cream fix!!!

Don't miss Beer Yoga at Romo's Pizza this Sunday, May 7, from 1-2pm. Visit their Facebook event for full details and registration.

Spring into Savings and spin to win with Glemont Abbey Village! Call 888.700.9157 for your chance to win One Free Month, Free Utilities until 2018, and more - see flyer.

This Sunday, May 7, join Radiance Hot Yoga instructor Cheryl Williams at 2pm for a  Reiki Open House Sign up in Mindbody (free class!); Cheryl will do an informative talk followed by 5 minute trial Reiki sessions. 

Buy it before it goes up!  Contact George W. Frueh & Sons in Glenmont for a Spring Fill Up Special , featuring discounts on discount home heating oil, kerosene or diesel fuel. Call for sales and service at 436-1050.

Bethlehem Chabad presents Behind Enemy Lines, the True Story of a Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany, an Historic Evening with Marthe Cohn on Wednesday, May 3, 7pm at their 393 Delaware Avenue location. $15 in advance/$20 at the door. See the website for details and to register. 439-3310.

Spring into Savings at Glenmont Abbey Village, with specials like 6 months free garage and up to $1000 towards new furniture. See flyer for details or call at 888-700-9157 to learn more.

Kiwanis Club of Delmar will host a Pancake Breakfast Saturday, May 13, 8am-12pm at Delmar Presbyterian Church, 858 Delaware Avenue.  See website for details. Proceeds help fund Kiwanis projects for Youth.

We'll be hatching a brood of chicks inside the Bethlehem Public Library this spring with guidance from environmental educator George Steele. He'll be at the library Saturday, April 29, at 2:15 p.m. for "Which Came First?" where he'll talk about how an egg incubator works before helping us set one up in the Children's Place. He's also bringing along a rooster and hen for children and families to meet. On Sunday, May 7, Steele will return for "Inside the Egg" at 2:15 p.m., where he will show everyone how to "candle" the eggs to take a look at how the embryos are developing.Once they hatch, the chicks will hang around for a week or so before heading to the farm. Everyone is invited to record the progress of the eggs and post photos on Twitter and Facebook using #bplchickens. For more information, visit the website or call 439-9314.

Buy 10 Family Rewards Dinners at Jake Moon Restaurant Cafe, and the next one is FREE!  Family Rewards Dinners are offered every Thursday, salad, entree, bread for 4 for $19.95.  View their Facebook page or call 768-2570 for the weekly menu.

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.  

Join chamber member Grassroot Givers for a team trivia fundraiser !  The Grassroot Givers Trivia Championship will be held Sunday, May 21, at 2pm at Wolf's 1-11 in Colonie.  Teams of 8, $30 per person ($20 per student).  Lots of great prizes! Email  or call 518-542-1276 for more info!

Kinderhook Bank has added Shoham Piorentino as Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager to lead its new Delmar Banking Center.  Kinderhook Bank, currently located in the Delaware Plaza, recently announced that it will be relocating its branch to the former First Niagara Bank office at 197 Delaware Ave.  The Bank expects the new location to be ready by mid to late summer after completing extensive renovations.  Joining Piorentino to staff the new Kinderhook Bank location is Elizabeth Bukowski, Tanyah Simmons and Laura Kennedy. Click here to see the full press release.

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.

Wildbird Junction Backyard Nature Shoppe is scheduled to open May 2017! They offer everything for the wild bird lover, backyard naturalist, and gardener. They are currently hiring the following positions: Assistant Store Manager and Sales Associates. Click here to apply.

Have a big Spring project?  Give Collins and Son a call if you need any demolition work done. From small trailers and greenhouses to buildings, barns and everything in between!  756-2070.

Spring has sprung, visit Phillips Hardware for all of your lawn and garden needs. Did you know that in addition to small engine repair, they also sharpen blades, shears, chainsaw chains, axes, scissors and knives. Bring your mower in before the season gets busy to have your blades sharpened... and maybe a tune-up too! Call for more information 439-9943.

Did you know you could earn up to $200 in savings with MyAcuvue Rewards at DiNapoli Opticians ? Acuvue is the only brand of contact lenses with UV protection across the entire portfolio!  For more information, visit the website .

You think that you know it all??? Come test your knowledge at Track 32 Italian Pub on Monday nights at 7:30pm. Drink specials and prize give-a-ways. Call 439-0032 to reserve.

W Couture Boutique's new romantic beauty collection has arrived from Italy! The silky lightweight fabric will leave you feeling cool for the summer & will leave you looking absolutely fabulous in style! Stop in to the shop at 365 Feura Bush Road in Glenmont, see their Facebook page for hours.

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

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

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. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (age 16 or older) for the PLAYGROUND BUILD at Bethlehem Town Hall on Saturday, May 6 - "I Love My Park Day" -- from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2 shifts available). It's time to replace the well-loved, well-used playground at Town Hall with new red, white and blue equipment! For details and to register, visit the website.

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. 

The Bethlehem Police Department's Traffic Safety and Family Services Unit will team up with Albany County Traffic Safety Division to conduct a car seat check and installation on Thursday, May 4th, 2017, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  This event will be held at the Elm Avenue Park, 261 Elm Avenue in Delmar.  It will be held rain or shine, no appointments are necessary. Please see website  for locations of other fitting stations and car seat installation events.  This event is held as a coordinated effort by the Bethlehem Police Department's Traffic Safety and Family Services units, as well as Albany County Highway passenger Safety and the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

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! 
 
    NEW MEMBERS   

Brittany's Doggie Style Mobile
Pet Grooming
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

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 May 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


 AROUND THE REGION.....


Registration is open for the June 8th
87/90 Semiconductor Summit  at the Saratoga City Center.  Join CEG, regional semiconductor industry leaders and area economic developers for this first of its kind one day event. This full day event will focus on outlining the role New York State plays in the semiconductor industry, a holistic economic forecast for growth in the industry, a focus on new technology innovation and new ways for the Capital Region to engage and promote economic growth within the industry.
 
Confirmed speakers include:
* Howard Zemsky, President & CEO, Empire State Development Corporation
* Hugh Johnson, Partner, Hugh Johnson Advisors
* Gary Patton, CTO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
* Jim Feldhan, President, Semico Research
*  Rich Goldman, Partner, Silicon Catalyst and Chancellor, Global Technology University
*  Tom Salmon, Executive Director, Fab Owners Association

Do you need help developing a content marketing strategy? If you're a manufacturer, then this webinar from FuzeHub is for you. Learn what you'll need at every stage of the way. The FuzeHub team works with New York State manufacturers and is ready to share its content marketing experience with you. For additional program details and to register, visit the website

WEBSITES of the WEEK

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market opened on May 2, and the Saturday Delmar Farmers Market will open May 6!




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

 
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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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