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**POSTPONED**

Metabolic Meltdown Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

28 Hudson Avenue, Delmar

TBD
Due to yesterday's storm the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting will be rescheduled.  Stay tuned for details!





Business For Breakfast:
Cyber Security

Albany Marriott Hotel
189 Wolf Road, Albany

Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:30am Registration
8-9:45am Presentation


If your business experienced a cyber security threat or a data breach, would you know what to do? Are you protected? Do you know the warning signs? You don't want to miss this FREE, informative event!

Hear from experts on topics including protecting your business, securing mobile devices, cyber security insurance, and more.

Scheduled speakers include: BBB of Upstate New York, AT&T, FBI, New York State Senator George A. Amedore, Jr., New York State Assemblyman John T. McDonald, III, Anchor Agency, and more.

Presented by:
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York | AT&T | Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce | Colonie Chamber of Commerce | The Chamber of Southern Saratoga | Albany Marriott Hotel






Albany Realty Group
Ribbon Cutting

203 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Thursday, March 16, 2017
4-7pm / 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting

After six years at their  Colonie  office, Albany Realty Group recently purchased a building in Delmar.  Join us as for food & music and help cut the ribbon at their new space!



   
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
N E W   E X H I B I T

 

Wednesday, March 22
4:30-6:30pm
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce
318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 11

Delmar residents Agnes Zellin and Paul Tick will present their photographs of New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Agnes' work is of the ethnically diverse, working and middle class community of Astoria; Paul's work is of the men and women with alcohol and drug problems living on the street called The Bowery.

Art critic David Brickman wrote, "The pictures are touching, many are melancholy, some are even heartbreaking... Tick's approach is to get to know his subjects - every one of them a bottom-of-the-gutter Bowery drunk - then capture them in beautiful portraits...paired with their own matter-of-fact utterance... [Zellin's] scenes of everyday... activities are sweet and sensitive, and speak of a time and place that's becoming rare in North America, when people knew their neighbors like family...not quite journalism, not quite art; rather, a form of personal documentary work."

The photographs were recently shown at two galleries and two libraries. A smaller showing will be held at the Chamber.  Zellin and Tick's book, Later Rather than Sooner, will be available for purchase at the event (or email Paul).   The book includes the backstory of two young, idealistic photographers meeting and planning a photo show that never happened, their attractions and divergences from one another, their eventual marriage, and then their shelving of their photographs. After three decades, Mark Kelly, a marketing consultant from Delmar, rediscovered the work and insisted that, after all these years, it was time - later rather than sooner - for the photography show that never happened. 

Don't miss this special event!

click to view



CONGRATULATIONS

to our Chamber members who were named to the
Albany Business Review's 
2017 40 Under 40 Class

Victoria Carosella Baecker
Ali Skinner
Ryan Case
Matt Phelps






S A V E
t h e
D A T E
32nd Annual Awards Dinner

Friday, April 28, 2017
Colonie Golf & Country Club


Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce for the 32nd Annual Awards Dinner. Network with over 200 business colleagues while we honor this year's award recipients.


PAMELA CLARK ROBBINS
Policy Research Associates 
Business Person of the Year


JEFF & MARK BRYANT
Bryant Asset Protection
Lifetime Achievement

TRACIE KILLAR
South End Children's Cafe
Citizen of the Year
ANDREW TAYLOR

Youth Award



Thank you to our committed sponsors thus far - we couldn't execute this annual event every year without your support.

View the full current sponsorship list HERE.

Current Platinum Sponsors recognized below.
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Dental Renewal & Open Enrollment



Open Enrollment Period:
3/1/17 - 4/1/17

**Enrollment forms MUST be received by Thursday, March 30th**
Click HERE for the enrollment form.
Click HERE for the full info sheet.

No action required for accounts with no changes - your account will automatically renew per the new rates below.

Quarterly (Monthly) Premium:
                       Individual:
$ 149.79 ($  49.93)
                       Employee+1:
$ 296.79 ($  98.93)
                       Family:
$ 426.60 ($142.20)

Questions? Contact Shelli Taber, Benefits Administrator, 
via email or phone 518.439.0512

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Support The Cue Theatre by helping them purchase items from their "wish list" that are needed for Aladdin Jr., as well as for the theatre in general. Every item purchased from the wish list means more money they can designate for tuition assistance, and that they can keep ticket and programming prices affordable for everyone and continue to develop of new programs. Most items on the wish list are between $10-$20, view the list HERE.

Click HERE to purchase the March Madness 5 Class Pack from Foundry Fitness for only $69!

Just a friendly reminder to RSVP for the wonderful and informative Know Your Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk event. Presented by To Life!, the event will be March 28 at 6pm at the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY. Click to RSVP or call 518.439.5975. 

Are you looking for a job in IT? The MVP Health Care Information Technology & Transformation Services Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 3-7pm in Schenectady, NY. Hiring managers will be onsite to talk to you about the new and exciting career opportunities MVP has available. Learn more about the best-in-class benefits MVP offers here.

Nominating petition forms and informational packets are available at the library information desk for candidates interested in serving on the Bethlehem Public Library board of trustees. One seat with a term of five years is up for vote. Incumbent and board president Mary Redmond will be seeking re-election. Candidates must reside within Central School District No. 6 of the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland, and petitions must contain at least 52 signatures of voters from the district. Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk, Bethlehem Central High School, 700 Delaware Avenue, by 4:30 p.m. on 4/17/17.

Please be aware of a recent local money scam where money that is meant for use in motion pictures only is being used at businesses in the area. See the report here.

For  limited time, use your AAA Discounts here to save 30% on orders of $100 or more through March 31, 2017. Shop now!

Buy 10 Family Rewards Dinners at Jake Moon Restaurant Cafe, and the next one is FREE! Family Rewards Dinners are offered every Thursday, see their Facebook each week for the menu.

The Broadway Bound 2017 Summer Camp/ Class schedule is out! Visit the website for more info. Dance classes and private voice lessons have now been added to the summer schedule

Part 6 of the Pine Hollow Arboretum Flower Camp will be held Sunday, March 26, from 10-11:30am. During the "Think Outside the Vase" workshop, campers will create an easy and fun fresh flower arrangement using unconventional containers provided for their creation. Click here for details, and email Lauren to register.

Thinking about getting an MBA? Don't miss the University at Albany Weekend MBA Program Information Session on March 21 from 6-7pm. At the event you can speak firsthand with the program director, students and alumni, tour the Executive Education Center, and discuss any specific questions or concerns you may have about the program. Learn about the value of completing an executive MBA program to your career, the benefits of choosing the high-quality Weekend MBA program at the AACSB-accredited University at Albany School of Business, and how you can successfully incorporate our part-time EMBA program into your demanding career and family responsibilities. Click here to register.
 
Click here to see the debut edition of the Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks monthly newsletter. If you know someone who is thinking about taking a Disney Vacation, share the link with them!
 
Get a FREE one week trial at Foundry Fitness! Just text Foundry to 95577 to begin your trial.
 
Want to be your own Boss? Groupiehead Franchises are now open to Sales Professionals and available in NY!  Groupiehead is a website design and marketing company. As a Groupiehead franchise, that's what you would be selling to clients... websites, marketing materials, and more! For more information about starting your own Groupiehead Franchise, call 518.369.8510, email Mark, or fill out the form. View the franchise brochure here.

Every Monday in March, enjoy $4 martinis after 7pm at Tomo Asian Bistro!
 
Price Greenleaf, right in the heart of Delmar, is available for lease. View details on their Marketspace listing, or email Joe Benoit with Keller Williams Capital District - The Cathy Griffin Team.

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine welcomes Emmy Katz, PA-BC, to their team. Click here to read her bio.
 
Join Glenmont Abbey Village and O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub tomorrow night on March 16 between 5-7pm to enjoy some of your favorite Irish fare! Food will be paired with cold Irish brews. See how lucky you'd be to live at Glenmont Abbey Village - call to RSVP or learn more at 866.208.1006.
 
Grassroot Givers is accepting donations of used cell phones to help raise funds for their Community Store and Book Project. Visit their Facebook to see the accepted cell phone models.
 
Visit the Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar Facebook page to see their current March specials. Specials include some classics that work perfectly for Lent.
 
Donate your old prescription eyeglasses to the Bethlehem Lion's Club drop-off at DiNapoli Opticians and receive $75 off your new complete prescription eyeglasses! Offer expires 3/31/17.
 
Make a change with your change at ShopRite Slingerlands! Round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and the difference will be donated to ShopRite Partners In Caring to help fight hunger in your community. Now through 3/25/17, talk to your cashier for details.
 
Call Robinson's Ace Hardware to arrange your free pick-up and delivery on lawnmower and tractor tune-ups. Spring is right around the corner!
 
There are a lot of great events happening at Ben's Jammin' Treasures this month! March 17 is Parent's Night Out/Children's Night In; March 24 is Paint, Sip and Dip (featured painting is a blue peacock); make a Spring Wreath on Saturday, March 18; and bring your own jar to upcycle during Open Art on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. Click here for details and to see the full schedule.
 
There are so many ways to get fit at Free Movement Pilates! Monday Night Yoga with Samantha Jo continues March 13 - May 8 for another 8 week session ($96). Saturday Yoga with Nicole returned on March 4, 10am. Restorative Yoga workshop with Erika returns Sunday, March 12, at 12pm. Don't miss Friday Night Yoga Flow, a one-time event where Samantha Jo and Lauren guide you through a soulful and nourishing evening (Friday March 24, pre-registration required, space is limited). And finally, the next Yin Yoga Workshop with Lauren will be April 9 from 12:30-2pm.
 
Playin' With Fire Band will be playing live at Yanni's Too for their opening weekend! Catch them Saturday, March 18 - enjoy live music, spectacular views of the Hudson River, and great food.

Friday Fish Frys are back at Elsmere Fire District. 4-7pm,the following Fridays remain: 3/17, 3/31, and 4/14.
 
Looking for an apartment, or know someone who is? S.F. Tollgate Apartments offers modern 1 BR and 2 BR apartments in historic local building. View their MarketSpace listing for details.
 
Pick up your Capital Region Nature Passports from Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Delmar office.  The passport is a collection of 25 micro-adventures which can be completed entirely within the forests, streams, and fields of MHLC's public preserves and protected lands. Email or call 518.436.6346 for more information
 
Review Glenmont Dental on review on Facebook, Yelp, or Google to enter to win a brand new Sonicare toothbrush! And just a reminder that they will be closed for vacation from March 10-19, reopening on March 20. If you are looking to book an appointment, call now to get in before they leave at 518.472.8064 or text 518.400.3535.
 
Today kick off CAP COM Federal Credit Union's Spring Big Benefit Raffle! The Big Benefit Raffle fundraiser helps support the Foundation's mission to nurture the community through health and wellness programs; financial literacy and education initiatives; and causes that assist children and underprivileged families.  For ticket sold this Spring they will also donate $2 to the Capital District YMCA  Running Start Program. Click here for more info or to purchase your ticket.
 
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

How many folks have driven over Albany's Dunn Memorial Bridge without a thought to the person it is named after? Historian Mark Bodnar shares the story of World War I Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Parker Dunn at the Bethlehem Historical Association's March 16 meeting.
The lecture takes place at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk at 7 PM on Thursday March 16. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and conversation following the talk.

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   

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 Spring 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

Pusatere Landscapes
7 Par Drive
Albany, NY 12208
518.703.0300

Express Savings Discount Store
255 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

AdvoCare
128 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054
518.222.9154

785 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.486.8580

KUDOS TO 


Michael is among the 40-under-40 "restaurant stars on the rise" named in the March issue of FSR magazine, a trade publication aimed at the full-service-restaurant industry.  Click here to see the full Times Union article.


 AROUND THE REGION.....

Did you know that there is $2 billion available to small businesses for innovation in research and new product development? The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide federal funding for your innovation.   FuzeHub, in partnership with the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP), will host a series of workshops throughout NYS, presented by Marcie Sonneborn, an SBIR expert. Sign up to learn more.



March is National Purchasing Month

Learn how to do business with Federal, State & Local Governments.

Register today for the FREE event - click here . Friday, March 24, at the Holiday Inn (400 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110). 8am Registration, 8:30am-12pm Program.  See flyer for program details.


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.

 

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Capital Region Special Surgery is comprised of the following practices: Neurosurgery, Ear, Nose and Throat, Ear Institute, Neurology, Pain Management, Sleep Wake, Physical Therapy,and Diagnostic Imaging.



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

 
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.

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