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Last Friday members attended the 2018 Economic Outlook seminar presented by
Conor Bryant from Bryant Asset Management.
Click for the Photo Gallery.




Thank you to Roux for hosting our February Mixer!  The restaurant was busy as we saw old friends and fresh faces throughout the evening.   Click for the Photo Gallery .





Gabler Realty Ribbon Cutting

321 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, 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!






WEBINAR:
Chamber Trip to Ireland

Tuesday, February 20
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.


  

Bethlehem Art  at the Chamber
The Bethlehem Art Association has installed a new exhibit at the Bethlehem Chamber office. Stop in weekday to view works from fourteen local artists. 
For more information on the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website.



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MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Join Nicole's Restaurant  for a romantic three-course Valentine's Day dinner tonight! Visit their Facebook to view the special menu. Call 518.436.4952  for reservations, o r find them on the Open Table app.

In case you missed it in January, there is another  All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast sponsored by the   Sons of The American Legion on Sunday, February 25, 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.

To Life! is celebrating survivorship next week on February 23! The 18th Annual Siena Women's Basketball PINK ZONE Game will kick off with a family-friendly reception at 5:30pm, followed by the 6:45pm ceremony/introduction of survivors. Game tip-off versus Canisius is 7pm. Click for tickets, or call To Life! at 518.439.5975. View the flyer for complete details, or check out their Facebook page.

Join Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy on Tuesday, February 27, for their annual celebration of the individuals and community partners who lead the way for conservation in the Capital Region. The event will be held at the historic River Stone Manor in Schenectady. Elizabeth Sobol, President and CEO of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, will be the guest speaker.  Preserve Steward Kathy Meany will be presented with the Dan Driscoll Leadership Award.  Visit the website to buy tickets today.

This Friday, February 16, Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob presents  A Night at the Comedy Club. There will be an e legant three-course Shabbat Dinner at 6:15pm (services at 5:15) followed by a hilarious Stand Up Comedy show by Jessica Schechter Shabbat morning following 9am services, enjoy a conversation between Rabbi Feldman and Jessica Schechter about Judaism, show business, and Jessica's hit web TV series, Soon By You.

Every Friday from 2/16 through 3/30, enjoy a fish fry at  Romo's Pizza and Restaurant added an event.  Served with french fries, cocktail or tarter sauce, the fish fry will be available for dine-in, delivery, or take-out.

Angela's Pizza and Pasta's popular pomodoro sauce is now available for purchase! Call 518.427.7122 for details, or pick some up with your next order.

CAP COM Federal Credit Union has opened its 2018 Scholarship and Awards application and nomination period. Each year CAP COM's charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation, donates over $75,000 in scholarships and awards. Back by popular demand from 2017, CAP COM will also recognize 3 teachers in addition to over 30 student honorees. Click for the full press release, which includes a link to the application and nomination forms.

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 .

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.
 
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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   

The Wireless Center (Verizon)
180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.635.3535

Kyle Schoonmaker
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

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

 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
2PM-6PM

ALBANY MARRIOTT
189 Wolf Road, Albany

Click here to register as an exhibitor, and click here to register as an attendee.



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:  February 1
Deadline: February 28
Awards Selected: April

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Naviasky Law Firm has over 20 years of experience offering real estate, small business and estate planning services.
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Don't FORGET you can now join or renew your dues online.

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS  

Stuart Lehman explores the sensational murder of Mary VanDusen Hendrickson in his talk Aconite and Agony: A Tale of 19th Century Medicine in Bethlehem, New York.  The killer's trial, which happened in Albany in 1853, featured one of the first uses of forensic science. Join the Bethlehem Historical Association  on Thursday, February 15, at 2PM at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.  The lecture is free and open to the public with refreshments to follow the talk.

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! 
 
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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.


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