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Thank you to the Glenmont Job Corps Academy for hosting our Leads Group Mixer
earlier this week! Click for the Photo Gallery.





Bethlehem Restaurant Week 2018

Monday, May 14 - Sunday, May 20

See below block for
participating restaurants!

We are pleased to announce the return of our eagerly anticipated annual Bethlehem Restaurant Week!  This year we've teamed up with 16 local restaurants to present this event. The promotion will begin Monday, May 14, and will run through Sunday, May 20.  View the below block for participating restaurants and a link to the menus.





Economic Development
Marketing & Networking Event
 
The Hamlet at Slingerlands
5000 Dunhill Court, Slingerlands
 
Wednesday, June 6, 4-6pm
to Elizabeth Staubach by May 30


This year's event will be held at The Hamlet at Slingerlands and  will highlight Small Business and Microenterprise Grant Program recipients.  Each grant recipient will showcase their business and products in a Farmers Market type atmosphere.  In addition, information will be available on key commercial and industrial development areas throughout the town, including buildings available for purchase and lease, and vacant land suitable for development.
 







June Networking Mixer:
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant
& Pub
 
318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, June 13, 5-7pm


Kick off your summer with a Networking Mixer at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub.  Join us for our Membership Drive event, which is FREE for Members and their guests!







The Wireless Center Ribbon Cutting

180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Friday, May 25, 1:30pm


Join us for The Wireless Center Ribbon Cutting ceremony in Delaware Plaza.  Their official Grand Opening Celebration will be Saturday, May 26 - stay tuned for details!



  
It's Restaurant Week !





Click HERE to view menus.


The 2018-2019 Business & Community Directories
have been distributed!



Keep an eye out for your copy in your Spotlight newspaper - the directories were included in this week's edition.

If you would like more, simply stop by the Chamber office!

Click HERE to take the First Night survey!
**deadline is May 21**
Discover & Explore
IRELAND

Discount deadline has been extended!
Book by June 15th and SAVE $200!


**Open to all Travelers in the Community** 

Cross the next country off your bucket list with a trip to Ireland this Fall!

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Discoveries present this 8-day journey to Ireland. Ireland is located in the North Atlantic and is the third largest island in Europe.  The island has lush vegetation due to its mild but oceanic climate, and Ireland is free of the temperature extremes we experience here in the Northeast. Experience the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most visited sites, and Galway, a harbor city located on the West coast. The trip includes two castle visits - Kilkenny Castle and Bunratty Castle - as well as an excursion to Dingle and a visit to the Rock of Cashel.  There is also an optional two day Dublin post-tour excursion.

Open to all members of the community, the 8 day trip begins on Monday, October 15, 2018 and includes round trip airfare from New York City, round trip transfers between airports and hotels, 6 nights of first class hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and tours.   Click HERE  for the full itinerary.

 

DELAWARE AVENUE
ENHANCEMENT PROJECT

 Clean-Up and Wrap-Up

Delaware Avenue
Monday April 23 - Friday May 18

Final work and clean up landscaping is now taking place on Delaware Avenue to complete the Delaware Avenue Hamlet Streetscape Enhancement construction project.
Delaware Avenue will remain open, there will be NO detours.
See the  flyer for complete details. 

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Celebrate the parks, trails, open spaces, and bicycle and pedestrian friendly neighborhoods that make Bethlehem a great place to live with the Town of Bethlehem at the  Bethlehem Walk & Roll Fest on Saturday, May 19, from 10am-2pm The festival will feature pedestrian safety awareness activities; bicycle, pedestrian and open space organizations; bike skills stations; kids activities; bike auction; bike giveaways; local vendors and more!  Visit the site for details.

Join Resolute Tattoo tomorrow, May 10, for their Mom Flash to Benefit Prevent Cancer Foundation event.  $100 mom/mother tattoos, 66 designs to choose from (approximate size: woman palm size). Proceeds to benefit Prevent Cancer Foundation ; c lick the event link for more details.

Mark your calendars for O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub's Spring Luau Saturday, May 19! There will be live music all day starting at 2pm, beer trucks, outdoor food, and family fun. Visit their Facebook for details.

The Saturday Delmar Farmers Market presents the Safe Energy and Sustainable Living Fair on Saturday, May 19. There will be  solar vendors, electric car displays, home insulation techs, and more! 9am-1pm at the Bethlehem Central Middle School.

Don't miss Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18! This free event begins a light breakfast at 8am at their office at 425 Kenwood Avenue in Delmar. At 8:30, guests will hit the Rail Trail to ride.  Bike to Work Day is open to anyone, whether or not they are able to bike to their place of work from the Rail Trail.  Town of Bethlehem, NY  Town Supervisor David VanLuven and Town Board Member Maureen Cunningham will be participating in support of the Rail Trail. 

The Royal Meadery has added beer to their selection! They now offer a variety of NYS farm beers. 5-9pm Fridays and 11am-5pm Saturdays

A. Phillips Hardware has great values on Spring's hottest trimmers, blowers and chainsaws. STIHL Dealer Days are only for a limited time, so don't wait:  FS40C that are $159.95 are now $149.95; the FSA45 is on sale from $129.95 to $119.95; and the MS170 is still $20 off until May 27th. 

Take advantage of the Spring Bundle from Spectrum Business! Higher speeds, lower prices - and no hidden taxes or fees. See flyer for details.

The Bethlehem Art Association presents their Member Show & Sale on Saturday, May 12. Visit the Delmar Reformed Church from 10am-4pm to check out work from 25 artists - see demonstrations, a special exhibit, and more. See flyer for more info.

Moles, Voles, Mice, Stinkbugs, Box Elders, and Ticks are a big problem this time of year. And Carpenter Ants are coming very soon...We are already doing work all over Delmar! Call Sheridan Pest Control - we can help! 518.935.7162

From now until Fall, Mauro's Menu will hold a BBQ every Thursday! Pre-orders are accepted for ribs, chicken or ribs/chicken combo. Call 518.475.1033 to place your order, or just drop by.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics  is offering 25% off the ZO Skin Health and Anti-Aging Kit, plus $20 FREE for every $100 purchased in gift cards in celebration of Mother's Day . Offers expire 5/12/18.

Register now for this year's Summer Rock Band Camp with Blue Sky Music Studios ! Play in bands, write songs, learn covers, improve your skills, learn from the pros, and record a CD in our professional recording studio. Click here to register.

Need a Mother's Day gift idea? Get a $100 DiNapoli Opticians gift card for just $75!  Offer valid through 5/12/18 at all DiNapoli Opticians locations. Visit their site for more information.  Redeemable at any time. Not valid with any other offer. Must be presented at time of purchase. Redeemable limit four gift certificates per purchase. See store for details.

The Cue Theatre Disney Cabaret is coming up on Thursday, May 11, at 7pm! Get your tickets online, via phone, or at the studio (call ahead for hours).  518.650.7397

Reservations are filling up quick for Mother's Day - don't wait!  Normanside's Mother's Day Brunch will be offered Sunday, May 13, from 10am-2pm. Click for the menu, and call 518.439.4505 x10 for reservations.

Support the Kiwanis Club of Delmar by joining them for their Pancake Breakfast. The fundraiser will be held  Saturday, May 12, from  8am-12pm at the Delmar Presbyterian Church .


Join the Bethlehem Area YMCA for Operation Sandwich 2018! With the help of YMCA Volunteers and Bethlehem Central's Participation in Government students we will be making 700 sandwiches and assembling 350 bagged lunches for The Capital City Rescue Mission. See the flyer for details.

Haven Hair Studio brings you the Norvell Sunless Airbrush Tan  Saturdays and Wednesdays through May with Athena! Buy  one at $30 and get one 50% off, call  518.506.6521 to schedule. And the HUSAZOMO Japanese Hair Tie Extension Technique is strong and durable hair loss solution.  For more information and/or consultation call Haven's Husazomo specialist PK at 518.921.2742!

The Selkirk Fire Company has announced four Chicken BBQ dates: Fridays   April 27, May 18, June 15, & Sept 21. 4pm until sold out, $11 per person includes 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn, Cole Slaw, & Dessert.  480 Bridge Street, South Bethlehem NY

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


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   

241 Route 9W, Suite 300
Glenmont, NY 12207
518.449.0738

Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.489.4499

Labbie Electrical Contractors
180 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.475.1491
 
Delmar, NY 12054
518.708.6760
 
Watervliet, NY 12189
518.368.5518
 
Selkirk, NY 12158
518.767.0011
 
20 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
518.640.8770
 
180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.635.3535
 
100 Kenwood Road
Albany, NY 12202
518.396.3400
 
2 Normanskill Blvd., Suite 205
Delmar, NY 12054
518.220.4233
 
279 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.8891
 
1187 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110
518.730.9006


WEBSITE of the WEEK

Mother's Day is this Saturday - treat your Mom to a manicure, pedicure, or both this weekend!




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

 
 AROUND THE REGION


The Albany County Legislature is currently considering a  proposal that would mandate private sector employers - both for-profit and not-for-profit, to provide paid sick leave to their part-time and full-time employees. This proposal would cover any employee who performs work within Albany County for more than 80 hours in a calendar year.  View the full proposal here.

Questions or comments may be directed to your  County Legislator.


#518Day returns Friday, May 18, with a daylong social media celebration of the arts and culture of the region.  #518Day has grown since its inception in 2016, inspiring hundreds of social media posts using the hashtag #518Day. These posts amplify the work of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, cultural institutions and more in the region defined by the 518 area code. This year, that area also includes the new 838 area code overlay.

By taking part in the day you can bring attention to the wealth of cultural offering in the region. 
- Support local arts and culture
- Showcase the region's quality of life
- Promote your own work, your friends, and your favorite organizations
- Engage with a larger community on your personal and branded social media accounts



The  Manufacturing Grants  are designed to encourage collaboration between companies and non-profit organizations in New York State that work with the manufacturing industry.  There will be two grant rounds in 2018; see below for first round dates. Click  here  for eligibility details, award details, and full guidelines.
 
Application Opens:  May 1
Deadline: May 31
Awards Selected: July
 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Tuesday, May 1, 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 5, 9am-1pm at the Bethlehem Middle School on Kenwood Avenue.  Visit the website for details. 

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.    
    
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