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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.







  



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.



Dental Renewal & Open Enrollment



Open Enrollment Period:
3/1/18 - 4/1/18

** Enrollment forms MUST be received by
Wednesday, March 28th**

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.

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

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

Brighten up your holiday 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.

Reserve your spot now for the Easter Grande Buffet  at Normanside! 11am-4pm on Sunday, April 1; call 518.439.4505 to reserve today. Featuring a salad display, carving station of ham & lamb, pan roasted tilapia, and much more! 

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.

Bethlehem Town Family Dental sends out a  BIG thank you to all of the local schools who welcomed our staff for Dental Health Month! We are so happy we could take time from our schedules to educate these kiddos. See you all next February for Dental Health Month! Don't forget to brush!

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.

Backyard Compost Unit Truckload Sale - s ave 50% off retail price ($50 - free shipping)! The  first 60 Bethlehem residents who order an Earth Machine composter will receive a FREE Kitchen Collector,  thanks to Nova Products. The  composter sale is open to all area residents - you don't need to live in town to participate. You must  pre-order online by 4/1 and pick up at the Town of Bethlehem Spring Recycle Fest 4/14 (click for event details).

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!

The Delmar Farmers Market has officially banned plastic shopping bags. They are being replace by 100% post consumer waste paper bags that the market is donating to our vendors for the season. A token fee of $.25 will be charged for them as a reminder for customers to bring their own re-usable shopping bags in the future.
The market has a "bag tree" where customers can freely take as they need for use while at the market. Any local stores interested in donating reusable bags to the market may contact Paul Tick.

The last All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, sponsored by the Sons of The American Legion, will be held on Sunday, March 25, from 9am-12pm. Don't miss your chance to help an amazing cause!    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.

The Bethlehem Chabad presents  Pesach Seder with Chabad - enjoy the Passover holiday with your family and community at an inspirational Seder complete with hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, four cups of wine, lively singing, and delicious four course dinner - on Friday, March 30, from 6:45-9:45pm. Visit their Facebook page for complete details.

Happy hour is always the answer! Tuesday-Saturday enjoy the 1-8-6 Happy Hour specials at Veronica's Culinary Tavern, some of which include $1 BBQ Chicken Slider and Coronoa splits and $8 Margherita pizzas and Prosecco split, from  4-6pm. Check out all the specials here.
 
Spring is right around the corner!  Stop by Mad Dog Bicycles to check out some of their new Jamis bicycles.

James W Leone - State Farm Agent is a ctively interviewing for a Full Time Position in his Glenmont Agency This is a great opportunity with on the job training, experience less important than having a phenomenal outgoing friendly personality. Click here for details.

Columbia-Greene Media has several amazing advertising opportunities right now! Click to view details on the Hudson Home Show, learn more about their next Business Quarterly, Arts & Culture - The Creative Economy, or check out their Tax & Financial Services Advertising Banner Page promotion.

Spring Recreation registration is now OPEN! Register with the  Bethlehem Soccer Club today.

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

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   

Watervliet, NY 12189
518.368.5518

Selkirk, NY 12158
518.767.0011

20 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
518.640.8770

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

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

 AROUND THE REGION


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.


The Internal Revenue Service recently released an updated Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.  The IRS urges taxpayers to use these tools to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks. Click here for the Press Release, which includes steps to help taxpayers, and click here for FAQs.


WEBSITE of the WEEK

Policy Research Associates celebrated their 30th Anniversary earlier this year! Click below to learn more about the amazing work they do all over the country, right from their office on Delaware Avenue.




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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS  

The Town of Bethlehem Spring Clean-Up will begin April 2 and run through May 4. The collection hours are 7am-3:30pm. Acceptable items include Yard Waste (leaves, grass clippings, etc.) raked loose to curbside, placed in biodegradable paper bags, or in reusable containers; Brush and Branches (cut to 4 ft. length max, stacked neatly, no more than 3 ft. tall); Wood Fencing; Waste Wood or Lumber; Wood Bed Frames (no mattresses, box springs); Wood Lawn Furniture (no cushions);and Wood Storm Windows. Unacceptable items include  Garbage or Trash;  Clearing of Vacant Lots;  Stumps, Sod, Rocks, or Dirt;  Metal Items (appliances, barrels, or electronics);  Plastic Bags or Flower Pots;  Furniture, Mattresses, or Rugs; and  Tires or Batteries.  No brush or trees from private contractors is allowed.

Contemporary abstract painter Michael Nighswonger is returning to the Capital District with a pop-up  exhibit of over 40 pieces from his latest collection from March 15 - April 1 (exhibit has been extended through 4/1/18) in Delmar, NY. The exhibit,  which will be held at the recently vacated TD Bank building at 343 Delaware Avenue, will be open  daily from 10am- 8pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. View the flyer here - Page 1, Page 2.

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! 
 
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 Jeff Bregenzer via email or at  518.439.4921.

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