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Last week attendees gathered at  Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant for our first mixer of the year!  Owner Tony Celik debuted the recently renovated Banquest Room, and Foundry Fitness donated a 5-class and a 10-class packge for our raffle.  Click HERE to view the photo gallery.




Earlier today we joined  Shue Chen, owner of Tomo Asian Bistro, as she opened her second business in the Capital Region.  Click HERE to see photos from the  Express Saving Discount Store, Inc. ribbon cutting.





Danube River Cruise
Info Night

Berkshire Bank
255 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Community Room

Thursday, February 9, 2017
6pm

Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks  invites you to learn about  Adventures by Disney's Danube River Cruise  sailing this summer.  This cruise travels between Munich and Budapest on a eight-day/seven-night journey along the Danube River.  Guests will be enjoy the sights of Salzburg, Austria, explore a Slovakian castle, bike ride through the German countryside, and visit an equestrian park in Hungary.  At night, the  Amaviola  river cruise ship will transport guests to their next destination.  Guests can take advantage of a special offer of $500 off per adult and $1000 off per child. 

This information meeting is FREE and open to both members and non-members.






CrossFit SPUR Grand
Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting

35 Hamilton Lane, Glenmont

Friday, February 24, 2017
5pm



CrossFit SPUR has revamped their space! Join us for the ribbon cutting to see all the changes at the facility, including the installation of their new rig. New classes were added to the schedule as well.

After the ribbon cutting, CrossFit Spur's 5 week intramural league will kick off, and guests are invited to stay and spectate.



   
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
   
Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study
Public Meeting #1 

Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, February 16, 2017
6-8pm

Join us in the Town Hall Auditorium for an interactive meeting to hear an overview of the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study, including a discussion on complete streets principles, a summary of existing conditions, and to provide your input on issues and ideas for improvements that will shape the future of this very important corridor for the Town. The Study extends along Delaware Avenue between Elsmere Avenue and the Normanskill Bridge, and will examine a full range of complete streets elements in a manner that enhances community quality of life, the local economy, mobility and safety for all users.

  

Click below logo for the new Member Spotlight featuring:
  



Nominate a Business Person, Citizen or
Youth Volunteer/Entrepreneur

for the

32nd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner
Friday, April 28, 2017



Do you know of a deserving local Business Person, Citizen or Youth who contributes to the Bethlehem Community? Nominate them for our Annual Awards! For complete details on qualifications and submission, see the 


 
***nomination deadline is February 10, 2017***

Say Hello To Our
Chamber Ambassadors

If you receive a call from a Chamber Ambassador, don't be surprised!  Our Ambassadors are a part of our outreach to our members and assist with  the retention of existing chamber members, enlistment of new members, and serve as goodwill representatives of the chamber at a variety of functions. This enthusiastic group helps maintain contact with other Chamber  members while promoting the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and its purpose. 

Click HERE to meet our Ambassadors!


Reserve Your Ad for the
2017-2018 Business and Community Directory!


Interested in promoting your business year-round to
a business and consumer audience? 

Purchase an ad in the upcoming 2017-2018 
Business & Community Directory. 

* 8,000 copies printed and distributed
* Glossy, full-color ads
*Convenient size for use year-round by businesses and residents
*Directories included in Chamber Welcome Packets year-round to new residents and new businesses

The most affordable annual avenue to target Bethlehem's highly desirable demographic.

See Rate Info and Contact our Sales Team:
Paula Segal  518.482.9044
Don McCormick  518.542.3341

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Tomorrow night at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub, entertainer Erin Harkes will play live from 7-10pm.
 
Visit the Extra Napkin Facebook page to receive a $2 off coupon!
 
Learn how to prepare and sell your home at the Glenmont Abbey Village Prepare & Sell Your Home Workshop & Open House on February 9. Click here for details. And with Valentine's Day right around the corner, love where you live! Sign a lease for a Baker or Hill apartment by the end of February and receive one month FREE! Call today 866.2081006.
 
Reserve your spot now for the annual Boston bus trip presented by Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation! Trip is Saturday, March 25 - registration deadline is 2/21/17. View the flyer for complete details.
 
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub has rolled out an Early Bird menu - view it here. The menu is available from 3-5:30pm Sunday-Thursday.
 
DiNapoli Opticians 
is offering $100 off each pair of complete prescription glasses for you and your sweetheart - don't miss out on this deal!
 
Need flowers for your Valentine? Shop with AAA Hudson Valley to receive 25% off your purchase from now until 2/14/17. Click here.
 
New year, new referral reward! GTM Payroll Services is offering $5 at Starbucks for sending a referral name, and a $50 Visa card if the referral signs up.
 
This Valentine's Day, get your Valentine something better!  Use code: HEALTHYVDAY for $10 off the HealthyME Living shop. Click here to shop.  
 
Check out the Delmar Bistro Facebook page and like & share their post for your chance to win a grab and go dinner. The winner will be awarded February 3 - choose from Chicken Parm, Beef Stroganoff or Broccoli & Chicken Alfredo.
 
Valentine's Day is almost here and Breathe Massage Therapy is offering their popular FREE gift with every couple's massage. Schedule a one hour or longer Couple's Massage and you'll go home with a champagne split and box of chocolates to share. *Not valid with any other offer; valid for bookings on 2/18 and 2/19 only. Bookings fill up VERY quickly, call now to schedule! 518.621.7979
 
To Life! is offering a FREE, three-part workshop series. Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R, an internationally recognized expert on chronic illness and its impact on patients and families, will present an interactive program offering strategies and solutions for cancer survivors who want to make the most of their "new normal" and the rest of their lives. February 13, February 27 and March 13 - for more information and online registration click here, or call 518.439.5975.
 
This Valentine's Day, Tomo Asian Bistro is offering complimentary chocolate and a rose, buy 1 get 1 50% off cold or hot sake and a Sweetheart Roll special for $9.99 - ALL DAY.  Visit their Facebook page to see more specials.
 
New and current patients that leave a review on the Bethlehem Town Family Dental Facebook page, or Like the page, will be entered into their Valentine's Day raffle! The winner will receive a pink Sonicare toothbrush.

Attention all Bethlehem residents! Capital District Carpet Cleaning of Glenmont is offering  25% off any residential or commercial job to anyone who resides within town limits. Specializing in cleaning wall to wall carpets, area and oriental rugs, upholstered furniture an d mattresses, as well as tile, stone, and grout, they will even pick up and deliver to you your convenience, we will pick up and deliver your area and oriental rugs.  Cash or check only for this offer, promotion good through 2/10/17.  Call 728-4259 to make an appointment. 

Three additional Yin Yoga and Meditation workshops have been added to the schedule at Free Movement Pilates! Pre-registration is required, contact Lauren at 518.312.0075. Sundays 2/5, 3/5 and 4/9 from 12:30-2:00pm. $35 each or $90 for all three. Classes feature  slower, longer held, deep, relaxing and restorative poses. 

The Cheese Traveler has launched Alpine Night,  a Friday night pop-up event featuring items centered around raclette, a deliciously smooth and decadent melted alpine cheese. Items like Swiss Nachos (melted raclette over pickle-brined potato chips, local ham, and cornichons) and a build-your-own raclette plate with charcuterie choices will be included on the menu.  Alpine Night will run Fridays starting January 20 through March (excluding First Fridays) at the Cheese Traveler, 5-9pm.  A full selection of wines by the glass and craft beers will round out the night.
 
Dreaming of summer? Start planning your decking project NOW with Curtis Lumber! Delmar's store is located on 11 Grove Street - s top in and meet with our talented deck designers who will partner with you to give you the outdoor living space you've always wanted.

Have you heard about the Wholesome Pantry line from ShopRite? This line offers products that embrace the free-from and organic food trends. Click here to find out more! 

Bethlehem Opportunity Unlimited's
(BOU) 5th Annual Community Spelling Bee will be Thursday, March 2Help make it a success! This once-a-year fundraiser helps provide grants to student activities such as:  Girls Night Out BCHS,  Custome Ball BCMS,  Bethlehem Youth Court,  Senior Celebration,  Survivor Day and  After School program for Special Needs Students.  Funds raised also allow BOU to host the Annual Talking with your Teens forum and Life After BC discussion. Click here to register a team or sponsor.
 
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .
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.

 


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

    NEW MEMBERS   

Pusatere Landscapes
7 Par Drive
Albany, NY 12208
518.703.0300

Express Savings Discount Store
255 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

AdvoCare
128 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054
518.222.9154

785 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.486.8580

180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.339.0854

750 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.528.4980

505 Bradford Street
Albany, NY 12206
518.724.6455 ext.3207

155 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054
518.475.7777

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.267.9066

318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 23
Delmar, NY 12054
518.257.7304


 AROUND THE REGION.....

W-2 Scam focused on Companies and HR Depts.
The IRS urges company payroll officials to double check any executive-level or unusual requests for lists of Forms W-2 or Social Security number.  The W-2 scam first appeared last year. Cybercriminals tricked payroll and human resource officials into disclosing employee names, SSNs and income information. The thieves then attempted to file fraudulent tax returns for tax refunds. For more details see the press release .

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Have an upholstery project? Capital Upholstery offers  FREE in-home estimates and consultation and FREE pickup and delivery!



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

 
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.

 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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. 

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!  Like us on Facebook @16HandlesGlenmont  for announcements and line-ups.  
    
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 
 
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