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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS


 
On Monday, Bethlehem Town Supervisor David Van Luven delivered his State of the Town address at Town Hall. Elected officials Senator Neil D. Breslin, Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, Daniel McCoy - Albany County Executive, Albany County Legislators Charles Dawson, Jr. & William Reinhardt, and Bethlehem Town Board Members Joyce Becker, Maureen Cunningham and Jim Foster attended the event.   Click here for the Photo Gallery.





BUSINESS WEBINAR:
Digital Marketing Trends
for Small Businesses in 2018

Thursday, January 25
2pm EST


Marketing is changing thanks to our desire for digestible and personalized content.
Do you know which trends will impact YOUR organization in 2018?

Join us as we explore what small businesses should be paying attention to and simple ideas for incorporating them into your marketing strategy. Topics include:

Marketing Automation
Content Marketing
Video
Mobile




The Spinney at Van Dyke Clubhouse  Ribbon Cutting

6 Parker Mathusa Place, Delmar
Thursday, January 25, 4pm

 RSVP
The Spinney at Van Dyke has completed construction on a brand new Clubhouse! Join us as we cut the ribbon and don't miss your chance to check out the new space.

The new Clubhouse includes a gas fire place in the Clubhouse's Great Room, a Media Room featuring a 70" TV, and a full kitchen with island, stove top, double ovens and dishwasher (ready to host potluck dinners, cooking classes, and more!). Tours will be available and light refreshments will be served.





WEBINAR:
Chamber Trip to Ireland

Wednesday, February 7
5:30pm EST

Learn all about our upcoming Chamber trip to Ireland from the comfort of your own home during this informative webinar! The 8-day journey will depart on Thursday, October 18, 2018, and will include a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Kilkenne-y Castle, the Rock of Cashel, and much more. You will be able to ask questions, and if you book by 4/15/18 you will save $200.  Click HERE to view the full trip itinerary.





Business for Breakfast - 2018 Economic Outlook

Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Friday, February 9, 7:45am

Presented by Conor J. Bryant,CFP®
BRYANT ASSET MANAGEMENT

Are you wondering where the market will go in 2018 with interest rates on the rise, high US stock valuations, political turmoil and tax reform? We will take a comprehensive look at the market and economic outlook for the coming year. Learn how to successfully invest in a changing climate and the best investment plans available for businesses.

Bryant Asset Management, 1280 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, NY 12159
Ph: 518 439-1141  www.bryantassetmgt.com
Securities & Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network™, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.






Gabler Realty Ribbon Cutting

321 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, February 15, 4pm

Local Realtor, Judith (Judi) Gabler launched her own firm in September 2017. They recently completed renovating their new office at 321 Delaware Avenue. Please join us on February 15th for the ribbon cutting!



  

Business Person of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Community Spirit Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Youth Award
Do you know of a deserving individual or business?
Nominate them for our Annual Awards!
For complete details on qualifications and submission,
see the  Nomination Form .


33rd Annual
Bethlehem Chamber 
Awards Dinner
APRIL 2018


***nomination deadline is February 9, 2018***

UPDATE YOUR BUSINESS INFO

for the 

2018-2019 Business & Community Directory 


We are preparing for the print 2018-2019 Chamber Business
& Community Directory.  

**Member businesses should login to your account to verify that
all of your information is accurate.**

Please review and update your Bethlehem Chamber Member Listing for inclusion in the 2018 printed Business & Community Directory, which will be widely distributed beginning in April 2018 and throughout the year. If we do not receive updates by 1/31/18, current information will be used. Thank you for your assistance!

If you cannot locate your login info, email the Chamber for assistance. 
Forms will also be emailed to the Primary Account Representative by 1/8/18.

Alternatively, you can download the Member Update Form and return to the
Chamber by fax at 518.475.0910 or by email .

*Please note that if nothing has changed, there is NO NEED to complete a form.*
 

RESERVE
YOUR
AD

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consumer audience?

Purchase an ad in the
2018-2019 Business &
Community Directory.

* Glossy, full-color ads
* 8,000 copies printed and distributed
* Convenient size for use year-round by businesses & residents
* Directories included in Chamber Welcome Packets year-round to new residents & 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
Don McCormick518.542.3341
 
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

The Town of Bethlehem is happy to announce that they now accept debit and credit cards for all payments in the Town Clerk/Tax Department. 

Don't miss the Core Connections: Mindful Movement for a Healthy Lower Back workshop on Friday, February 9, from 5:30-7pm at Free Movement Pilates. View the flyer for complete details. Also in February -  Yin Yoga with Lauren (Sunday, February 11, from 12-1:30pm).  Contact Karly at 518.275.2644 for more details.

Enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast s ponsored by the Sons of The American Legion on Sunday, January 28, from 9am-12pm All proceeds benefit Veteran service programs. The breakfast buffet is at the  Nathaniel A. Blanchard American Legion Post 1040 in Delmar. Adults are $10, and kids under 12 are $5.

Pothole season is upon us!!  Callanan Industries has  QPR Cold Patch at their Albany, South Bethlehem, Canastota, and East Kingston Plants. Contact them for all your  cold patch needs at 800.446.8649.

Trustco Bank is currently running a promotion for both personal and business checking accounts that comes with cash incentives for new customers. Receive $100 when you open a new Home Town Business Account and complete 10 transactions after two statement cycles. You'll also receive FREE online & mobile banking, unlimited monthly transactions, and more. And you can earn up to $125 when you open a Home Town Premier Checking Account - see flyer for complete details.

It's almost T-I-M-E for the 6th Annual Community Spelling Last year's Bee had 20 spelling teams and helped Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited raise funds to provide grants to BC senior celebration, Girls Night Out, 5th grade Survivor Day, BCMS Costume Ball and more. Save the date for the Spelling Bee on March 1 - in the meantime, you can 1) s ign up your team (up to 8 people), 2) sponsor a team, 3) sponsor a word, or 4) d onate a raffle/silent auction item. Click HERE for more info.

Since their consolidation with CapitalCare Medical Group, Community Care Physicians now has over 30 clinical specialties within our organization. Do you know what services are available to you? Learn more on their website or contact them at 518.439.8077 for more information on any of their services.

Don't miss this amazing offer from Normanside! Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, get an 8oz. NY strip steak, house cut fries, tumbleweed onions, steak sauce and your choice of a glass of house wine or pint of beer for just $17. Available from 3pm-close on designated days.

What will make this year different for you? Join Dr. Diane Albano from LEAD Consulting & Coaching for a Vision Workshop Sunday, January 28, from 3:30-5:30pm. Dr. Albano is a highly skilled, certified professional coach and a Life Mastery Consultant. See flyer for complete details and registration instructions.

Winter can be a hazardous time for your eyes! Give Dr. Eden's blog from Cornea Consultants of Albany a read to see how you can keep your eyes comfortable and safe during these chilly winter months.

Headed to the BMW of South Albany for 2018: The all-new X2 joins the X series family!

Facebook. Google+. LinkedIn. SnapChat. Pinterest. Getting overwhelmed by all the social websites out there? Do you want to keep on top of the current trends and take advantage of all the free marketing/advertising opportunities? Groupiehead offers free consultations. We'll set you up and get you going. We care about your success and we add many more services to your social media marketing plan that aren't performed by other agencies.

The  Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation is offering you a chance to help shape park policy in out Town. Take the Dogs in Bethlehem Town Parks Community Survey by 1/31/18 and don't miss your chance to weigh on on this topic!

Are you caring for an aging parent or other loved one at home? If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, you are not alone. Helping Hands@Home, a family owned business, can provide the extra help to live independently in their homes. We can assist with meal preparation, transportation, light housekeeping and more. S ervices are available throughout the Capital District, call 518.380.9788 for a  free consultation.

Volunteers make the world go round!
Join  Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy  for the first annual MHLC Volunteer Open House on Thursday, January 25 We invite Current, past and future volunteers are invited to stop by between 5-7pm to warm up with light refreshments and connect with staff and other volunteers.  Our work is only possible with the support of the tremendous volunteers who donate their time and energy towards our mission.  RSVP via email to Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator Sawyer Cresap.

Enjoy 10% OFF Merillat Cabinets (Masterpiece) or 18 Months Special Financing on your new kitchen at your local Curtis Lumber Company. The Bethlehem location is on Grove Street, right off Delaware Avenue in Delmar. This is a limited time offer until 1/31/18!

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. 

As of September 2017, funds remain for new and emerging enterprises. Funds for existing businesses have been distributed.
For additional information, contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

    NEW MEMBERS   

1187 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110
518.730.9006

5 Elm Avenue, #1
Delmar, NY 12054
518.621.1044

316 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
845.532.4687

363 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.9911

Delmar, NY 12054
518.424.9349

50 Beaver Street, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12207
518.641.0618

Dhaval Patel
365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.977.3050

125 Wolf Road, Suite 501
Albany, NY 12205
518.506.0193

321 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.935.4800

329 Glenmont Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.264.9000

1345 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY  12159
518.701.9836

20 Hallwood Road, Suite 2
Delmar, NY 12054
855.697.6323

 AROUND THE REGION



Ammeblymember Patricia A. Fahy
Annual Open House

Join me and my staff for coffee and conversation this Friday at my annual open house! See my office in action while browsing work by local Capital Region artists Lee Dixon, Laura Shore and Theresa Swidorski. The open house will take place in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Room 452 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday, January 26th. In order to enter the LOB, you must enter through the Capitol either on the State Street or Washington Avenue entrances before 9 AM After 9 AM, you can enter through the LOB entrance on State Street.


WEBSITE of the WEEK
 
Check out the new and improved Free Movement Pilates website below!  The studio offers Pilates equipment & mat classes, Yoga classes & workshops, private manual Physical Therapy, and more.




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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS  

View 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.

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! 
 
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 Jeff Bregenzer via email or at  518.439.4921.

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.

 

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Businesses interested in offering Hot Deals to the Community,
  contact us for more information.