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Bethlehem Chabad Building Dedic ation & Ribbon Cutting

393 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Sunday, September 10
3-5pm
Celebrate the Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting at the Bethlehem Chabad with us!  Enjoy live music, Master Illusionist Chris Wheel, hors d'oeuvres and dessert.









Vella, Carbone & Associates
Ribbon Cutting

318 Delaware Avenue, Main Square
Suite 23 - 2nd floor

Thursday, September 14
4-7pm / 5:15pm Ribbon Cutting
RSVP

Join us as we cut the ribbon and celebrate the new office of VellaCarbone & Associates!  Light refreshments will be provided; we will cut the ribbon at 5:15pm.





32nd Annual Golf Outing

Normanside Country Club
150 Salisbury Road, Delmar

Monday, September 18

Download
Brochure to register by mail

12pm Lunch ● 
1pm Shotgun Start 5:30 pm Dinner & Awards

Join us for our 32nd Annual Golf Outing - an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking. The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf, cart, use of practice facilities and locker rooms, on-course refreshments, bag drop service and dinner. There will be fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local non-profit organizations.

SPONSOR
Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to gain visibility for your business by
sponsoring the event.  S ponsorships range from $100 up to $800.
Click HERE to view sponsorship packages and details.

PLAY
All are welcome, Members and Non-Members - register with a friend, relative, or co-worker.
Soft spikes and appropriate attire are required. Register HERE.
 
DONATE
Contribute a gift certificate/product to the raffle, which supports local charities.
Contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or via email.




   
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
THANK YOU
to our 2017 Golf Outing Sponsors

EAGLE SPONSORS


BIRDIE SPONSORS


PAR SPONSORS
ABC Leasing & Financing
Fairytale Journeys by  Tim Brooks
Graves Electrical Contracting
RealtyUSA -
Marge Kanuk
Rhatigan
Painting


REGISTRATION
HOLE-IN-ONE
PUTTING
MARSHMALLOW





CLOSETS to PIN - Ladies

School's Out,Inc.
CLOSEST to PIN - Men
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
LONGEST DRIVE - Men

Crossroads Ford

   It's our Anniversary!
 
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!
View some of the Chamber's Community activities.

IN RECOGNITION OF OUR   MEMBERS  CELEBRATING
5-9 YEARS

The Bruce Agency LLC
MCA3 Marketing & Creative Services
Rocklein Physical Therapy
Bethlehem Lions Club
Best Cleaners Slingerlands
Gregory A. Swift, CPA, MBA
The Reis Group
Edward Jones Investments - Lisa Pett
Helping Hands@Home, LLC
Kinderhook Bank
Dave's Emergency Equipment Repair
Tobin and Dempf, LLP
Red Line Sales & Service
Jack Devore OD
Kiwanis Club of Delmar
Planning & Research Services
CJ Lawn & Landcare
Innovative Surface Solutions
Tiles By Giuseppe Bonaiuto
Shannon's Barber Shop
T.M. Byxbee Company, CPAs, NY, P.C.
S.F. Tollgate Apartments
Mathes Public Affairs
John Maxwell
Pine Hollow Arboretum
Organize Senior Moves
Curtis Lumber Co
John and Mary's Grocery LLC @
     Delmar Marketplace
MRF Abatement Services LLC
McSharry and Associates Realty
Pet Styles
William D. Yates, CPA
Betts Housing Partners LLC
Lurie & Co., CPAs, P.C.
Buenau's Opticians, Inc.
ShopRite Supermarkets Inc.
SEFCU-Vista Branch
Bethlehem Soccer Club
Four Corners Frame Shop
Wm Stannard & Sons
Bethlehem Babe Ruth
HUNT Real Estate ERA - Slingerlands
     Branch
Gustave C. Schoenborn Jr.
Care Counts, LLC
Colonie Golf & Country Club
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Young Landscapes, LLC
Bloom'n Green Lawn Care
Law Office of Gary S. Keegan
Lafarge
Bethlehem's Little Helper Service LLC
Nicholas J. Marino & Co., Inc.
Burns and Son
S & M Painting
Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar
Groupiehead
Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant
Warehouse Services, Inc.
Capital District Dermatology
     Associates, P.C.
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub, Inc.
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
Capital Region Special Surgery
Farm Family Insurance Company-
     Burke Insurance Associates
The Bethlehem Children's School
Grassroot Givers
Solid Rock Church
Mad Dog Bicycles
Underway Lawn Care
University at Albany School of Business Graduate Programs
The Wine Reserve
PC Promotional Printing
Sam's Italian American Restaurant
LEAD Consulting & Coaching LLC
C & J Custom Builders Inc.
Realty USA - Jessica Richer
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do
Shalimar Restaurant
Pioneer Bank - Delmar
Melissa Nasner
2Shea Catering
Jake Moon Restaurant Cafe
Herbach Consulting
A. Phillips Hardware
Marinello Ries LLC
Haslam Tree Service, Inc.
Gene Doane Home Services
Capital Bank

Click HERE to view the article on the Chamber's Anniversary in the Spotlight News

Member Announcements:   NEW HIRES

Liza Pollock L.Ac, M.Ac.O.M., is the newest team member at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine.   Liza brings a wealth of energy and experience to The Stram Center. She has battled Lyme twice and she is a young cancer survivor, bringing great empathy to how she relates to each person she engages with.

Click here to read more about Liza!


First United Methodist Church of Delmar has a new senior pastor, Rev. Amy B. Gregory. She succeeds Rev. Deborah O'Connor Slater, who has retired. 
 
Rev. Gregory, a native of Norwich in Chenango County, New York, and a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, had served since 2009 as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Greene, New York.  Visit the church website to learn more about Re. Gregory.  


  


COMMUNITY MEETING
Thursday,September 7
5:30-7:30pm

445 Delaware Avenue
Town Hall Auditorium
Meet the artists chosen as finalists and view concepts for the mural at 90 Adams Street, Delmar, along the Rail Trail.  Each artist will offer a brief presentation and answer questions about their work.  The mural is set to be installed this Fall.

Individuals:  donate/volunteer, visit their  website  or connect on social media
Businesses:   sponsor, see packet here

Filming in NY this Fall...


Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to NEW YORK! They plan to film episodes of the  hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in September 2017!

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique 'picking' on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America's most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:
americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST. 
See full press release here.

SAVE THE DATE
for First Night Bethlehem

Bethlehem will be holding a First Night Celebration to ring in the New Year! A family friendly and fun event, First Night will be held on New Year's Eve, Sunday, December 31st.

The celebration will begin with Fireworks at the Four Corners at 6:30pmfollowed by entertainment and activities from 7-10pm.

If your band is interested in performing at the event, click HERE for an application. Deadline for submission is September 15.

REMINDER:
New 838 Area Code


The transition period is almost over, and soon residential, business and wireless customers in the 518 area code will need to dial 10 digits.
See the full article for more details.




TRAFFIC DETOURS
Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

Construction has begun -  k eep  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 on the Town website.  Click below for:

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

The Summer Reading Party is tomorrow, August 24, at the Bethlehem Public Library from 4-6pm.  All kids and families are invited!

Photography by Carolynn offers portraits, weddings, event photography, newborns and more. She travels to  you with a portable studio and even has green screen capabilities! Call 518.852.4851 today to book your shoot.

Check out the latest video by Gregory Zorian of Gregory's Barbershop -  a classic side part with a twist. Click here to view the video.

The summer music series at Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar is drawing to a close! Final performances include Acoustic Fire (8/25, 7-9pm), Bill Alston (8/29, 7-9pm), and Dan Sedia and Joel Villa (8/31, 7-8pm) & Andrew "Andy" Baker (8/31, 8:15-9:15pm). R eservations are recommended for guaranteed patio seating. 518.729.5727.

Congratulations to the 3 newest graduates of the Elsmere Fire Department FF 1: Caitlin Shepherd, Andrew Taylor and Ryan Zigrosser!

Looking for an alternative to injections to refresh your face or eyes? Try The Revive Difference by Upstate Physician Services  Pelleve 's RF Wrinkle Reduction  treatment!

Dinner specials at the Hidden Cafe include  Cajun Shrimp & Sirloin, Chicken Raviello, and  Crabmeat Sea Scallops - yum! Call 518.439.8800 for reservations.

It's been another week full of ticks, ants, mice, and even RATS(yuck) for 518 Pest and Fert Aeration/over seeding in September is important for a thick, and healthy lawn. They can help you with that too - call  518.935.7162.

Use digital coupons from  ShopRite.com  to help you save even more. Choose the coupons you want and save them onto your Price Plus club Card - no more clipping coupons because these coupons can be digitally stored on your card. Click to get started.

Mad Dog Bicycles recently had a one of the new CDPHP Bicycle Share Program cycles on display. For information on the cycle-share program, visit CDPHP's Cycle website or contact Mad Dog at 518-439-3669!

Registration for NEW dancers is now open at The Dance Experience of Delmar! Visit their site to sign up.

School may be starting soon, but a Disney cruise is a great way to spend Christmas, mid-winter, or spring break. Contact Fairy Tale Journeys by Tim Brooks today at 518-441-1608 or by email  for more information.

Join Veronica's Culinary Tavern for a Summer Celebration ! Now through Labor Day enjoy 2-4-20 Tuesday - get two of  delicious Crispy Chicken Sandwiches featuring buttermilk fried chicken, Sambal aioli and more for just $20 (dine in or take Out).

Visit the Solarize Albany website  and learn about how easy it now is to go solar. Whether a homeowner or renter, there is now an economical solar option for you. While the Solarize Albany volunteers recommend rooftop solar as the best option, what if you can't put solar on your own roof? Learn about the new community solar option that you and all your neighbors can now join.

Did you know that Collins and Son Inc. also  digs foundations? Give them a call at 518.756.2070 for your next project - no job is too big or too small!

Barefoot Space at Four Corners has some wonderful yoga classes for you to explore through the summer months Mondays: Core Prana Flow, 10am; Wednesdays:  Yoga & Coffee Summer Series, 5:45am; Thursdays: Relax & Renew, 10am; and  Saturdays: Yoga for every-BODY, 8am.

The  Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research will be held at the Elm Avenue Town Park on Sunday, September 10, 2017.  The walk directly benefits The Lustgarten Foundation and pancreatic cancer research efforts. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can view sponsorship levels and  sponsor form here or contact  Shari Piper at 518-475-1200.  

 
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. 
For additional information, contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.

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.

 

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.


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

    NEW MEMBERS   

Glenmont, NY 12207
518.858.9092

Albany, NY 12203
518.935.7162

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
69 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
518.462.8313

Delmar, NY 12054

Edward Jones
316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 13
Delmar, NY 12054
518.573,2365

Terry Buel
10697 State Route 32
Greenville, NY 12083
518.966.5522

266 Delaware Avenue,  Unit 3
Delmar, NY 12054
518.915.1619

Delmar, NY 12054
518.858.5878

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.3310

Delmar, NY 12054
518.229.2320

1969 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
(518) 621-7305

22 Kairnes Street
Albany, NY 12205
518.779.4842

132 1 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
518-487-4745

Peter Blackman
186 Main Street
Altamont, NY 12009
518.595.5095


 AROUND THE REGION.....


There is still time to take advantage of the 2017 New York Youth Jobs Program!  
* All businesses with a New York State location may be eligible. 

* New York Youth Jobs Program is focused on hiring young adults ages 16 through 24. 
 
* Potential to earn up to $5,000 in tax credits per hire!
For information, see Fact Sheet or contact NYS Department of Labor, 1-877-226-5724 or email


CEG and NYSERDA announced the launch of CEG SolarGEN, a first-of-its-kind campaign in NYS designed to help Capital Region manufacturers and non-manufacturing commercial sites install solar systems. Click here for the full press release.


The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is pleased to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP): Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities, Consumer Empowerment, and Veterans' Health. Many organizations across the State are doing smart, innovative work that is relevant to NYSHealth's priority areas of Building Healthy Communities and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans' Health. Through this RFP, NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these funding areas. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  For more information and to apply, visit the website.

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Click below to see the online degree programs available at St. Bonaventure University.



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

 
 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.    
    
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