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State Farm Ribbon Cutting - Agent James Leone
365 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont
Monday, July 11, 3-6pm

Help us cut the ribbon with James Leone, State Farm Agent, in his new Glenmont office! 3pm ribbon cutting followed by food and special event activities, including  FREE window chip repairs by Glass USA, a face  painter for the kids, l ots of delicious food, and g iveaways.




Grand Slam Networking Event
Joe Bruno Stadium - 80 Vandenburg Avenue, Troy
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens."
- Tommy Lasorda
 
Be the player who "makes it happen" and join us as we network with the Colonie Chamber while cheering on the Tri-City ValleyCats! Make valuable connections in this relaxed setting while you enjoy baseball over lunch. Weather worries? No worries at all - guests will enjoy all the amenities of the climate-controlled Diamond Club, complete with a balcony view.
 
Space is limited. This event is open to members and non-members of the Bethlehem and Colonie Chambers. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. $20 per ticket, includes lunch.

10:45 am Check-In & Networking
11:00 am Opening Pitch
12:00 pm Lunch Is Served



    

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
SAVE THE DATE


Monday, September 19

Normanside Country Club
Salisbury Road, Delmar

Dinner and Raffle
Save the date for an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking!  The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf (with cart), use of practice facilities and locker rooms, bag drop service and dinner.  There will be fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local non-profit organizations.

PLAY
All are welcome, Members and Non-Members - register with a friend, relative, or co-worker.  Soft spikes and appropriate attire are required.  Registration will open in July - stay tuned!

SPONSOR
Promote your business to the community and be visible at the event - click HERE.

DONATE
Contribute a gift certificate/product to the raffle, which supports local charities.  Contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or via email.


On Sunday, July 17th, join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy and Indian Ladder Farms 
for a fantastic one-of-a-kind family event featuring 
guided hikes at Indian Ladder Farms and MHLC's Bozen Kill Preserve, a special kids hike, 
and a wheelchair accessible hike on the newly paved Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail; 
dancers, artists, musicians, and crafts; 
hay rides, pony rides, face painting, baby animals; 
food, desserts, and tastings from the new brewery; 
and so much more!

12:00 PM
Festival Opening Ceremonies
and unveiling of 100th anniversary historical marker
**free commemorative pint glasses, while supplies last**

12:30 PM
Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery & Cidery Ribbon Cutting
and
Hike-A-Thon Check-In
12:45 PM
Aerial Photo
1:00 PM
Departure of Hikers

12:00 - 5:00 PM
Summer Festival at Indian Ladder Farms
brought to you by Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy


Register to be a hiker
by clicking

 The first 100 registrants
will receive a
free t-shirt!

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy


FOR SALE

Do you LOVE our town?  Visit the Chamber office to purchase
one of these unique gifts, whether it's for a family member,
friend, co-worker - or for yourself!

Historic Tales of Bethlehem, New York
by Susan E. Leath,
Town Historian
Card from Original Drawing by Peter Keitel
Images of America
Bethlehem
by Susan E. Leath,
Town Historian







$23.75
includes tax
$3 for each
$4 for $10
$23.75
includes tax

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Planning a wedding? Protect yourself, and your event - contact the Brady Agency for Wedding/Event insurance. Click for flyer.

Join the  Stram Center for Integrative Medicine for the  Focus on Lyme event. This Lyme Disease Educational Forum and Fundraising Event will be held on Friday, July 15, at The Desmond. Click to view the invitation.

Come paint this beautiful Sonoma wine image Friday night  at Del Lanes! July 8 at 7pm, sign up here. And don't forget to s ign up for the  Kids Bowl Free  program this summer!  Kids 15 and under get two free games a day all summer, and all you pay is shoe rental. Sign up by clicking  here  today!

Roux's Happy Hour has new, extended hours - 3pm-6pm EVERYDAY! $3 Stella Artois' and $5 Cosmos, click for the Happy Hour Menu.

Take a break from the sun this weekend at the  Bethlehem Public Library - they will be transforming the library into an indoor  18-hole mini golf course! Open to all ages, join the fun from 1-5pm Sunday, July 10. This is a FREE event and will include  a meet-and-greet with beloved book characters Frog and Toad, community coloring and more.

July 14 at Swifty's Restaurant & Pub, the Playin' with Fire Band returns to introduce special guitarist Dan Wray. Join them from 8-11pm for their live show!

hEARt Ear Boutique offers more than hearing aids! Custom Earmolds improve sound quality and don't fall out of your ears. They are great for Bluetooth devices, musicians, swimmers, construction workers, and more. See flyer for details.

Are you interested in a Community Garden at Elm Avenue Park? Join Friends of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation on Tuesday, July 19 at 7pm at the Elm Ave. Park building for an initial meeting to gauge interest and solicit feedback.  The Community Garden will be a place to grow healthy food and grow community. If you can't make the meeting but would like to be involved in organizing and/or reserving a plot for the spring of 2017, email FOBPR.

The Middle School has returned to the Bethlehem Children's School - and enrollment is open.  With a new Tiny Sprouts, Pre-K successfully added last year, Bethlehem Children's School continues addressing the enrollment gap by welcoming back its middle school. The school's reworked curriculum sets itself apart from other middle school programs by focusing on community outreach and community service projects. All inquiries should be sent via email to Heather LeVeille, Director, or by calling 518.478.0224.

Learn how M&T Helping Hands helps adults stay independent using non-medical home care services by coming to their presentation Tuesday, July 12, at 2pm at Glenmont Abbey Village. Click here for full flyer.

It's time for All About Bikes at the Bethlehem Public Library! Join one of the experts from Steiner Sports at 7pm on Thursday, July 14, to hear all about bicycle safety and basic maintenance. 

The Kiwanis Club of Delmar has just announced their Annual Golf Outing for Charity. The outing will take place Monday, August 1, at Normanside Country Club. See flyer for complete details - register as an individual golfer, or as an event sponsor.

There's always something special going on at Romo's Pizza! Tuesday is Chicken Parm Night for $9.99; Wednesday enjoy live music, Thursday is Trivia Night, and Sunday is Spaghetti & Meatballs. Slice specials are available all day, or indulge in their Happy Hours Specials.

The Shampoodle Extreme Makeover Pet Edition is in full swing! Click HERE to submit your photos from June 29-July 23. Voting will take place July 24-August 6. Pooch Grand Prize includes wash, grooming, toothcare and MORE, while the Pooch Owner will receive a Grand Prize from Loredana's Hair Studio & Spa (haircut, style, manicure & pedicure). 

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

With over 20 years experience, it's not too late to spruce up your yard or backyard this summer!


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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum, home of the Bethlehem Historical Association, is open on Sundays from 2-4pm through August 28.  All are cordially invited to visit the museum which currently features Parade of Fashion 1860s - 1960s, a wonderful display of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. For more information, visit the website

On Thursdays between 10 AM and 2 PM, the  Town of Bethlehem   will be accepting donations  for Habitat ReStore in the Capital District of slightly used furnishings, working appliances, cabinets, and other building materials at the Town of Bethlehem Transfer Station, 136 Rupert Rd, Selkirk, NY. See the Flyer for details.    
  
16 Handles Stage 16 Concert Series - Join us for live music every Friday from 7:00-9:00 pm as we feature local talent in our Stage 16 concert series! Follow us on Instagram @16handlesglenmont for announcements and line-ups.  
    
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 
 


NEW MEMBERS   

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Albany, NY
518.871.9101

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Delmar, NY
518.439.8800

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518.669.7071

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Albany, NY 12207
518.447.8414

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518.441.1608

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Glenmont, NY 12077
518.275.0424

Naval Recruiting Station 133, Colonie CTR
Albany, NY
518.649.0479

300 Great Oaks Blvd., Suite 300
Albany, NY 12203
518.869.9302

77 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, NY 12946
518.523.2544

1277 Rt. 9 W
Selkirk, NY 12158
518.635.4111

365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.731.9999

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Delmar, NY 12054
518.698.9082

KUDOS TO 


Price Chopper/Market 32 recently received a Produce Business Sustainability Award.
Click for the full article.

AROUND THE REGION... 
 
The next local Solar for All meeting will be held Monday, July 11, from 6-8pm at the Bethlehem Town Hall.  Learn  how solar is a feasible option for homeowners , renters , and business owners  - see how you can reduce your electric bill.

CEGSave Money - Maintain GAAP -  Reduce Record Keeping: join CEG and lean transformation expert, Jerry Solomon to learn the tools and techniques to align traditional performance metrics with your internal accounting processes at their Operational Excellence in Finance & Accounting workshop. Click HERE to register. July 19 & 20, 8am-4pm.
 

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.

 

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