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Business for Breakfast - 2018 Economic Outlook

Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Friday, February 9, 7:45am

Presented by Conor J. Bryant,CFP®
BRYANT ASSET MANAGEMENT

Are you wondering where the market will go in 2018 with interest rates on the rise, high US stock valuations, political turmoil and tax reform? We will take a comprehensive look at the market and economic outlook for the coming year. Learn how to successfully invest in a changing climate and the best investment plans available for businesses.

Bryant Asset Management, 1280 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, NY 12159
Ph: 518 439-1141  www.bryantassetmgt.com
Securities & Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network™, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.






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.


  

Business Person of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Community Spirit Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Youth Award
Do you know of a deserving individual or business?
Nominate them for our Annual Awards!
For complete details on qualifications and submission,
see the  Nomination Form .


33rd Annual
Bethlehem Chamber 
Awards Dinner
APRIL 2018


***nomination deadline is February 9, 2018***


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-curse Valentine's Day dinner! Visit their Facebook to view the special menu. Call 518.436.4952  for reservations, o r find them on the Open Table app.

The Town of Bethlehem is holding a Blood Drive at Town Hall on Monday, 2/12 from 1-6pmTo make an appointment, visit the American Red Cross website or call 518.439.4955 x1176. Walk-ins will be taken as time allows. Positive ID, such as a driver´s license, is required.  This drive will also be a double red cell collection for those with type O (+ or -), A- or B-. Click for details on the Town calendar.

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.
 
The Jonathan Carey Foundation leaves next week for their two week mission trip to Uganda! If you would like  to help and make a donation, click here The Jonathan Carey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and all contributions are tax deductible.

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 .

Ladies ages 16-24 years-old, l earn more about no-cost education and technical training offered at Glenmont Job Corps Center at their Glenmont Job Corps Ladies Night . This event will include speakers, refreshments, giveaways and a raffle. The FREE event will take place Thursday, February 8, from 6-8pm at 175 Central Avenue (5th floor), Albany,12206. For questions call  Silvana (518.431.8035), Jamiyla (518.431.8039), or Stephanie (518.431.8036).

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.

The  Town of Bethlehem is looking for two members for the  Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, and one member for the Ethics Board The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, which meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., consists of 11 volunteer members who address bicycle and pedestrian mobility in the Town. Click HERE for details; reply by 2/12.  Members of the Ethics Board  serve in a volunteer capacity and are not compensated for their service. Click HERE for details; respond by 2/9.

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.

Don't miss the Core Connections: Mindful Movement for a Healthy Lower Back workshop on Friday, February 9, from 5:30-7pm at Free Movement Pilates. View the flyer for complete details. Also in February -  Yin Yoga with Lauren (Sunday, February 11, from 12-1:30pm).  Contact Karly at 518.275.2644 for more details.

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.

    NEW MEMBERS   

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

Gold Coin has been open since 1987 and serves up a combination of authentic Chinese, Hunan, Szechuan, and Cantonese style cooking. Make your reservation today!
518.439.6428



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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS  

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.

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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