Celebrating 60 years!
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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS



Last week we joined Ed Feinberg and Morgan Ruthman, Owners, and Samantha Raynor, Director of Marketing & Leasing, for the ribbon cutting at the new Clubhouse at The Spinney at Van Dyke. The residents were there for the celebration and were joined by Town Supervisor David Van Luven, Town Board Members Joyce Becker & Jim Foster, Chamber representatives, and members of the community. Click for the Photo Gallery .




WEBINAR:
Chamber Trip to Ireland

POSTPONED

Stay tuned for the
rescheduled date!
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***

Last chance to

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.*
 

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MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

CDPHP is looking for votes for new locations for CDPHP Cycles! Think Four Corners, Delaware Plaza and/or the Rail Trail head in Delmar are good options?  Cast your vote by clicking HERE .

Ladies ages 16-24 years-old, l earn more about no-cost education and technical training offered at Glenmont Job Corps Center at their Glenmont Job Corps Ladies Night . This event will include speakers, refreshments, giveaways and a raffle. The FREE event will take place Thursday, February 8, from 6-8pm at 175 Central Avenue (5th floor), Albany,12206. For questions call  Silvana (518.431.8035), Jamiyla (518.431.8039), or Stephanie (518.431.8036).

Secure your Super Bowl order ahead of time by calling Angela's Pizza & Pasta! Check out their Game Day Packages HERE. 518.427.7122

With freezing temps outside, give yourself something to look forward to this March with the Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Boston Bus Trip. Spend St. Paddy's Day Saturday, March 17, with friends in Boston! Attend the Boston Flower & Garden Show ($65) or spend the day your way ($49). Questions? Send an email, or call 518.605.6580. The reservation deadline is February 16 - so don't delay - whatever your choice, it's sure to be a fun day! Click HERE for the flyer.

The Cue Theatre presents Into the Woods Jr. this Friday & Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm Tickets are available now, get yours before they sell out!
 
Mauro's Menu 
is now serving up breakfast! Click  HERE to see their yummy offerings.

Planning a road trip this coming summer? Do it in style while being fuel efficient! This 2018 BMW 328d xDrive gets an average of 30 MPG (40 MPG HWY), but, doesn't skimp on the power BMW owners know and love! Head to BMW of South Albany today for your test drive.

Join Radiance Hot Yoga in Glenmont for the "Super" Bowls class this Saturday from 3-4:15pmCheryl Williams will lead a Vinyasa class followed by an extended savasana with crystal singing bowls with Daniel Roy. The class will continue on the first Saturday of each month.

The  Town of Bethlehem is looking for two members for the  Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, and one member for the Ethics Board The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, which meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., consists of 11 volunteer members who address bicycle and pedestrian mobility in the Town. Click HERE for details; reply by 2/12.  Members of the Ethics Board  serve in a volunteer capacity and are not compensated for their service. Click HERE for details; respond by 2/9.

Cornea Consultants of Albany is providing some tips to keep your eyes healthy this year! Watch your eyes when using electronics. With a computer in nearly every home and phone in every pocket, many of us have started to suffer from Computer Eye Syndrome. Computer Eye Syndrome can cause eye strain, blurry vision, trouble focusing, dry eyes, headaches, and even neck and shoulder pain. To protect your eyes from Computer Eye Syndrome, use the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes, rest your eyes by looking at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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   

279 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.489.8377

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
518.698.9991

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

 
TAX REFORM SEMINAR
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:00am- 10:00am
The Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

On December 22, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant tax legislation to be enacted in more than 30 years. The Act will affect all taxpayers, including individuals and businesses. While it has the potential to create a great deal of opportunity for you and your business, it also brings a level of uncertainty.  Join Marvin and Company, P.C. CPAs for their FREE tax seminar where Director James E. Amell, CPA and Principal Debra L. Smith, CPA will be presenting an overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's key provisions as well as an open Q&A session. 

Seminar Topics:
- Key provisions for businesses
- Key provisions for individuals
- Considerations for pass-through entities
- Open Q&A session

A light breakfast will be served. All are welcome, t here is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register - space is limited.
 

WEBSITE of the WEEK
 
Sawyer's Screen Printing is a local, family owned & operated screen printing shop offering quality service since 2005. They offer a wide selection of imprintable items and have an in-house artwork department to help with your logo design needs. Click below to check them out!




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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