We will be closed
Monday, October 9,
Columbus Day holiday.
CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS
At last week's ribbon cutting, James Barba, President & CEO of Albany Medical Center (5th from left), was joined by Assembly Member Patricia Fahy,
Matt Cannon (from
Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy's office), Dr. Ferdinand Venditti (
Albany Med General Director & Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs), Bethlehem Town Board Members David Van Luven and Joyce Becker,
Bethlehem Chamber President Jennifer Kilcoyne, and Capital Region Chamber Pres Mark Eagan. The Albany Med EmUrgentCare Glenmont location officially opened October 1.
We celebrated the rebranding of Founders HIIT & Strength Club (formerly Foundry Fitness) last week with a ribbon cutting.
Owners Chad & Charlee Pollinger were joined by Matt Cannon (Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy's office), trainers Stephanie & Shelby, family, friends and Chamber representatives for the event. Click for the Photo Gallery.
20 Hallwood Road, Ste 2, Delmar
Friday, October 13, 3:30pm
Royal Meadery of Schoharie County has moved their operations into Town! Help us welcome them with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Royal Meadery makes fermented honey beverages and was launched in 2014 by Gregory Wilhelm.
Taj Fine Indian Cuisine
365 Feura Bush Rd, Glenmont
Monday, October 16, 11AM
Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Glenmont's newest restaurant, Taj Fine Indian Cuisine! Get a sneak peek of their menu here.
Candidate Forum 2017
Bethlehem Town Hall Auditorium
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, October 19
7pm - 9:15pm
Free and Open to All
**no RSVP required**
Co-Sponsored by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Capital Area Council of Churches, League of Women Voters and Spotlight News
Join us for a Candidate Forum - hear from the candidates on the ballot for Highway Superintendent, Town Board and Town Supervisor.
for the candidate list and schedule.
This event is free and open to the public.
Bethlehem Area YMCA Wellness Center
900 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Friday, October 20, 11am
The Bethlehem Area YMCA has been hard at work renovating their Wellness Center! Come see the reveal at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony. The remodel included a complete upgrade of all strength equipment and machines as well as a fresh look for the wellness floor itself.
Small group tours will be offered, and a light breakfast will be served.
or additional details on all of our upcoming events,
is right around the corner!
Don't miss out on the Holiday Shopping Card promotion!
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is working on our Annual Holiday Shopping Card Promotion for November 25 (Small Business Saturday) through December 31, 2017. The program is a continuation of our active Buy Local Initiative and is a way to encourage the Bethlehem community to support local businesses during the Holiday shopping season before making trips to area malls and Black Friday sales.
Participation is open to Member and Non-Member businesses.
for details. Deadline to participate is Monday, October 23.
Please contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or by
l with any questions.
10,000 cards are printed in November and distributed:
- 2017 Bethlehem Turkey Trot: As a sponsor, the Chamber distributes cards to approximately 3,000 participants during Pre-Registration
- Spotlight Newspaper: Chamber inserts Holiday Cards into 5,000+ papers (11/22/17edition) distributed by mail and on newsstands in town.
- Community locations: Bethlehem Town Hall, Bethlehem Public Library, local post offices, Bethlehem Chamber office, Saturday and Tuesday Farmers Markets
- Member and Participating Businesses: cards are given to member and participating businesses to distribute to customers
Advertising is purchased locally to make the community
aware of the program.
***This is a short-term discount/gift-with-purchase promotion running around the Holidays, different from the year-round Shop Bethlehem Gift Card program. Interested in participating in the Gift Card program? Contact the Chamber at above phone or email.***
Discover & Explore
Book by October 13th and SAVE $200!
The Blue Lagoon
Summer may be drawing to a close, but it's never too early to start planning your next trip!
Iceland is a volcanic island located in the North Atlantic Ocean, and the culture is rich and varied. This 7 day trip includes a city tour of Reykjavik, a Blue Lagoon experience, a South Shore adventure and a Golden Circle tour.
Open to all members of the community, the trip begins January 25, 2018.
for the full itinerary.
This year, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce turns 60 years old! To help commemorate this milestone, we want to celebrate and acknowledge those businesses, organizations and individuals who have loyally supported the Chamber through the decades.
Your annual support ensures the Bethlehem Chamber will continue its work to support local businesses, economic development, workforce development and community initiatives, to strengthen the Bethlehem community - THANK YOU!
IN RECOGNITION OF OUR
Burns General Contracting
David Frueh Contracting
I Love Books
Professional Planning Group
CITGO Petroleum Corp.
Kuder Real Estate
McCarroll's The Village Butcher
Windsor Development Group Inc
Collins & Son Inc
Delmar First United Methodist
Hill Top Cattle Farms & Trucking
Jennifer Lynn Benninger CPA
Maxwell & Van Ryn, Esqs
Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.
Biscone Law Firm
Buffomatic II Inc.
Four Star Service of Albany, Inc.
Hanifin Home Builders, Inc
L H Heimburge
Ship Copy & More
MVP Health Care
The Floral Garden
The Paper Mill
Bethlehem Veterinary Hospital
Dunkin Donuts, Inc - Delmar
King Bros Building & Remodeling, Inc
Policy Research Associates Inc
Solutions By Design
Something Olde Something New
to view the article on the Chamber's Anniversary in the Spotlight News
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
RealtyUSA is now
Hoawad Hanna Real Estate Services
! Join them at their
Saturday, October 7, from 12-3pm
. There will be giveaways, food and fun activities - see the
Bethlehem Open Space Conservation Planning Public Workshop 1
is one of two major public meetings that will take place this fall as the Town of Bethlehem develops the open space maps and plan that will guide local conservation program going forward. The workshop will be held at Five Rivers on October 12. View flyer for details.
is thankful to have
helped raise over $925,000 for the annual SRS Veterans Campaign
and would like to thank their
customers for their generosity.
All proceeds from the campaign will go to benefit local veteran groups - visit their Facebook for so the list.
As of October 1, 10% of ALL grooming and bathing services at Shawna's Dogs will be donated to To Life! - if you are a dog owner, treat your pup and show your support for both companies at the same time! View the flyer for more details.
Walt Disney World has released some
new promotions for
the beginning of 2018. 1)
Gift of Magic: Up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 1 - April 14, 2018 when you book Oct. 3, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018. 2)
October is Plan a Cruise Month: During CLIA Plan A Cruise Month, October 1-31, 2017, guests booking through a CLIA member agency are eligible for the following special offer:
Enjoy $100* onboard credit per stateroom on 7-night Caribbean Cruises departing February or March 2018 from Port Canaveral, Florida aboard Disney Fantasy.
President and CEO, Paula A. Stopera, has been appointed to The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC)
. View the press release
to read the press release regarding their
Reunite Flight program, which helps active-duty military personnel travel to be with their families when it otherwise might not be financially possible.
Starting THIS week at
Free Movement Pilates
Thursday Night "Night Cap Yoga" with Suzy of Suzy Yoga.
8 weeks, October 5, 12, 19, 26 & November 2, 9, 16, 30, from 7:45-8:50pm. Sunday, October 8, is the next Yin Yoga Workshop from 11:30am-1:30pm. To register, visit the website, s
croll to bottom of home page, click on blue MIND BODY Scheduler button to register ("Register as Unpaid" to reserve your spot).
Savings Accounts at
3.00% APY interest
on the first $1,000 deposited! See
AAA Hudson Valley
! Join them for an exciting presentation
on the AAA Exclusive
Alaska land & sea vacations by Princess Cruises at the palace Theater. The FREE event includes a Wildlife show. October 9 from 6-7:30pm, click for details
and for registration information.
Did you hear???
New outdoor fitness equipment has been installed in three clusters along a newly paved pathway at Elm Avenue Park! This equipment features a variety of exercise machines, many with adjustable resistance to challenge all fitness levels. PLEASE NOTE: This equipment is intended for ages 14+ only.
If you have not already begun earning or redeeming your
, get started today! See the
Founders HIIT & Strength Club
is now live and available for
download on iTunes or Google Play. It's the
easiest way to view and manage your schedule, reserve your spot in classes in just seconds, get the most up to date information and news, be the first to hear about sales and promotions, and much much more! Click to download.
GTM Payroll Services Founder & CEO Guy Maddalone has launched his latest book -
How to Hire a Caregiver for Your Senior: Your Complete Guide to Finding, Employing, and Retaining In-Home Help. Click here for the press release.
Fall League Schedule
is now available - click
. They also offer
Birthday parties - click for more info.
Save 20% with the Bethlehem Area YMCA 20/20 Program!
When you and a family member or friend join the Y, you each receive a 20% savings on your membership. Already a member? Refer a new friend or family member who joins and you both receive the 20% savings.
And for the month of September, the $100 joiner fee will be waived!
Begin living a
Life you Love
to learn more about this workshop, and to schedule your complimentary 30-minute session. See
for more info.
has started offering
4Js Farm, a local farm in the Capital Region. Click here to learn more and to register - spaces fill up quickly!
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit
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.
For additional information, contact
, Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.
Looking for work space?
page frequently to see
available office space.
Looking for work?
page frequently to see current openings.
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
, 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.
Construction has begun - keep
completely up to date on the project by signing up to receive email and/or text notifications via
the "Notify Me" portal by subscribing to the "News Flash - Main (Home Page) News", by liking the Town Facebook
page, by following them on Twitter, or by visiting the project website; all found o
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WEBSITE of the WEEK
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Visit to To Life! website to see how you can get involved.
Don't FORGET you can now join or renew your dues
AROUND THE REGION.....
Monday, October 9th
189 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
Join the Times Union and Monster for the largest and longest running job fair in the Capital Region! Visit the website for complete details.
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy is hosting the 5th annual celebration of capital region businesses -
ALBANY COUNTY Cares.
County Executive McCoy started Live Life Local in 2013 as Albany County celebrated its 330th birthday. Local business is the backbone of our economy and Live Life Local is an opportunity for us to show our support and to find out about the many organizations and businesses that make their home right here in the Capital Region. This event will be held at Crossgates Mall on Saturday, October 14. Information about registration is available to download
. Show your community spirit to all and sign up!
Made in New York Food and Beverage Manufacturing Summit
Thursday, October 26, 2017
8:00am - 5:30pm
Schenectady County Community College
It's an exciting time to be in the booming New York State food and beverage industry!
In celebration of National Manufacturing Month, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is hosting the third annual Made in New York Summit. This year's event is a comprehensive day of programming focusing on New York State's vast universe of food and beverage manufacturers. A new emphasis in the Empire State is the robust and expanding beer, wine, cider and distilled spirits industries. Click here to visit the website.
View the current
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!
BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP
View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map
Member to Member Deals
to save on valuable services from local Chamber members.
Businesses interested in offering
Hot Deals to the Community,
for more information.