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33rd Annual Awards Dinner

Normanside
150 Salisbury Road, Delmar

Thursday, April 26, 5pm
Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 26 for our 33rd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner. Network with 200+ business colleagues while we
recognize individuals from Business and the Community for
their contributions throughout the year.

5:00pm Networking ● 6:15pm Dinner ● 7:15pm Awards

Congratulations to Our Honorees!

Business Person of the Year    MELISSA STEEN   
                                                          I Love Books

Citizen of the Year                      LYNNE LENHARDT

Community Spirit                       DAVID DECANCIO

Lifetime Achievement               JOHN W. ABBUHL, M.D.
                                                        Pine Hollow Arboretum (posthumous)

Youth Award                               TESSA HUGHES


Thanks to Our Sponsors!
There is still time to Sponsor and be a part of this year's event, see block below.






  

CONGRATULATIONS
to our Member businesses who made the
2018 Capital Region Living Magazine's BESTIES list! 
Click here for categories and placement.

 

WINNERS

Bank
Kinderhook Bank

Credit Union
SEFCU

Customer Service
CapCom Federal Credit Union


Fitness Center
Capital District YMCA
Massage
Laberge Massage Therapy
Jeweler
Joyelles Jewelers
Travel Agency
AAA Hudson Valley

Adirondack Inn
Mirror Lake Inn

HONORABLE MENTION
A. Phillips Hardware
Colonie Golf & Country Club
Free Movement Pilates
Gochee's Garage
Mad Dog Bicycles
Metabolic Meltdown
Nicole's Catering
Something Olde Something New
Steiner's Sports
Sunmark Federal Credit Union




Don't miss your opportunity to gain
valuable visibility for your business with an
Annual Awards Dinner sponsorship!

Each sponsorship level includes a certain number of event tickets so you can attend the event and network with 200+ business and community members.


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

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Spring is (almost!) here - sign a new lawn contract with Pusatere Landscapes, and receive 1 free mow. Call Tom today at 518.703.0300.

Save the date for A Toast To Life, hosted by To Life! on May 1. Join them to celebrate all who provide support and services for breast cancer survivors and families in the Capital Region! Register to attend, or donate an item for their raffle. Click for the flyer.

The Cue Theatre  will be holding auditions for the Wizard of Oz April 16 and 17 from 6-8pm. Open to ages 7 and older, all roles are open. Tuition for the program is $250. The Cue Theatre offers financial aid. For complete audition and performance details, visit their Facebook page. Questions?  Contact them via  email .

Does your child love music? Register now for Romper Rhythms with Blue Sky Music Studios! Full of hands-on activities & musical instruments, your child will look forward to singing songs, dancing with monkeys, shaking shakers, hitting drums, and much more! Register now by returning the completed registration form via email, fax or mail.

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is partnering up with the Bethlehem Public Library to present the Earth Day Story Walk for Preschoolers and Parents We'll take a short walk through the Swift Preserve, noticing the amazing plants and animals that surround us, before sitting down to enjoy a story in the open air. For directions to Swift Preserve, click here. 10am Friday, April 20.

Join the Bethlehem YMCA on Saturday, April 21 from 10am-1pm for a FREE family fun-filled event! Healthy Kids Day is the YMCA's national initiative to improve and promote the health and well-being of children. There will be bounce houses, a preschool play area, basketball, hockey, soccer, face painting, and MORE - visit their Facebook page for details.

Discover and explore one of the the Capital Region's own hidden gem, The Pine Hollow Arboretum! Visit them Sunday, April 22, for their Spring Open House & Earth Day Celebration There will be guided tours, kids activities and refreshments. All are welcome, this is a FREE event from 1-4pm.

The Town of Bethlehem will hold the Spring Recycle Fest on  Saturday, April 14, from 10am-1pm at the Elm Avenue Park. View the flyer.
  • Clothing/textile reuse and recycling
  • Document shredding
  • Book reuse and recycling
  • Plastic toy reuse and recycling
  • Electronics, appliances, and scrap metals
It's also Garden Day - you can receive FREE compost for your flower and food gardens and home landscaping needs. 8am-4pm at the  Town Compost Facility, 1244 Feura Bush Road (Route 32 South, just 2 miles South of Elm Avenue Park)
Bring your own container and shovel - no loader available on Garden Day.

Brighten up your table this week with a special arrangement or bouquet from The Floral Garden! Call 518.478.7232, or visit them at 340 Delaware Avenue.

Backyard Sheds & Gazebos is officially open for the season! Open 7 days a week,  M,W,F 10am-5pm; T,T 10am-6pm;  Sat 10am-4pm, and Sun 11am-2pm.

Mice, ticks, ants and boxelders are everywhere! Let Sheridan Pest Control help - contact Mike today at 518.935.7162.

Are you a small business owner looking to market your product or service in the most cost-effective way? Are you an entrepreneur who would like to identify local business opportunities? The Bethlehem Public Library  recently added ReferenceUSA to their online databases. Get a leg up and optimize marketing prospects using the data on ReferenceUSA, as well as the site's sophisticated mapping tool that helps identify potential customers.  To access the site through Bethlehem Public Library, click here, then click on the "Research" tab. The service is free for anyone to use on-site at the library, where the data collected can be downloaded and saved. Bethlehem patrons can also access the site remotely using a library card.

Patriot Flight's next flight will be April 28, which will include approximately 50 Veterans visiting Washington DC to visit their War Memorials. Help raise funds for the flight by supporting their Mission Book - it  contains photos, Veterans' stories, Veterans 'in memoriam' and well wishes.  The book is presented as  a token of appreciation to the Veterans, Guardians and Patriots at the Flight Day Send-Off Ceremony. It is also used for  promotional purposes and for other events during the year. Click here for details.

Watch your money GROW with National Bank of Coxsackie - w e've raised our IRA rate to 1.00%APY!
- Contribute for the 2017 tax year until 4/17/2018!
- Unlike the stock market, your insured NBC IRA account can't go down!
- This is BY FAR one of the best IRA rates in the area!
Stop into your local branch before it's too late (s ee branch for details and disclosures).

Script Your Family's Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan is a 50-minute educational program designed to help you understand the important role a well-executed estate plan can play in ensuring your strategy remains aligned with your goals. Join Lisa Pett, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, on Tuesday, April 17, at 4pm for this FREE event. See flyer for complete details.

Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar is starting a new program where we will list our seafood sources regularly on their new chalkboard. This week's tuna is a  Pacific yellowfin tuna caught off the coast of Panama, and the fresh Amberjack yellowtail Hamachi was brought in from Japan.  Let us know what you love and what else you want to see from us!

Did you know that CDPHP offers FREE Wellness Classes to its members? Categories include Senior Health, Healthy Families, Fitness, and more! Click to view the flyer, and click  here for a full list of classes and to register.

Mark your calendars - the  Boathouse Grille will be opening for the season on  Thursday, April 12!!!   4-10pm

Albany Med EmUrgentCare's Occupational Medicine Services can help save your business money by assisting in hiring the right people, reducing workplace injuries, and treating injuries quickly and efficiently. Learn more about our Occupational Medicine Services here.
 
Celebrate Earth Day with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy! MHLC is hosting a Fun Run on the Rail Trail for Earth Day. Run, walk, jog, or roll for a cause on Saturday, April 21, at 9am. All proceeds will benefit the  Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Sign up by yourself or with your family, friends, or your colleagues. Register online; i f your business is interested in signing up a team of people or sponsoring the event, call 518.436.6346. Find more details on the Facebook page.

Do you have a furniture piece that needs refreshing? Or an old family piece that needs a modern update? Contact Capital Upholstery in Voorheesville and they will assist with all your upholstery needs. 518-765-2169.

Weekly specials at Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar include 1/2 price Monday Margaritas ( $3.37 per 12oz. house margaritas frozen or on the rocks, any flavor, all day), Sun & Tues kids 11 and under eat for only 99 cents (with the purchase of an adult dinner), and Mon-Fri all lunch items are $6.99. Visit them in Delaware Plaza!

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

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

Delmar Pediatrics is open M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm and Sunday morning for emergencies. Located right in Slingerlands, they have achieved  NCQA recognition status - Level Three for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Learn more on their site!




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

 

 AROUND THE REGION


 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
10-4pm * Albany Marriott, Wolf Road

This event connects you with local companies interested in hiring qualified,  skilled workers in different and diverse available job positions. Click HERE  to register, or click HERE to reserve a booth.
 

The  U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding Private NonProfit (PNP) organizations in New York of the April 12 deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications for damages caused by a severe winter storm and snowstorm on March 14-15, 2017.  Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or sending an email Loan applications can also be downloaded. Completed  applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.


Are you looking to work for a school, as a teacher or support staff?
The Regional Schools Job Fair is your chance to visit many different schools -- on one day, in just one place. 
Find out about all the open positions. Talk to people who can provide you with a real insider's view. Plus, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of instant interviews!  Sponsored by the WSWHE BOCES. Thursday, April 12, from 4-7pm. Click here for more information.

 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Tuesday, May 2, 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 6, 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.    
    
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 here.

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.

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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