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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS


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Business Lunch & Learn:
Top 5 Business & Estate Planning Mistakes (and OPPORTUNITIES)

Bethlehem Public Library
(Community Room)
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Thursday, June 1, 12-1pm
Life is not perfect and mistakes are inevitable. It's always smart to be smart, though, and take steps to avoid problems before they occur.

Join Lavelle & Finn, LLP Partner Steven G. Thomas as he presents "The Top 5 Business and Estate Planning Mistakes (and OPPORTUNITIES!)". Steve will share common business planning missteps from start up to succession and ways to not only avoid their pitfalls but find their silver lining.

If an overlooked aspect of your business and estate planning has slowed you down, don't worry. "The Top 5 Business and Estate Planning Mistakes (and OPPORTUNITIES!)" may help you get right back up. We look forward to seeing you there.





Solutions By Design Anniversary Celebration

316 Delaware Ave., Suite 15, Main Square Shoppes, Delmar

Thursday, June 1, 4-7pm
4:45 pm Ribbon Cutting

Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Solutions By Design in Delmar. Enjoy food and music while touring the new, expanded offices of this family-owned business which has served Bethlehem for 20 years.



   
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      


 

Only 5 nights left - take advantage of the promotion
and enjoy 3 Courses for $25
at 24 participating restaurants.

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The Chamber is excited to be a part of a brand new initiative in town! Art on the Rail Trail (ART) is a new initiative designed to bring public art installations to the
Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail.
ART was conceived of as a means to enrich the lives of visitors to the Rail Trail and to encourage usage of the trail by local residents as well as regional visitors.

This new committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is a collaboration between town residents, local non-profits, with town, county and Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce representation. While the ultimate goal is to see various mediums of art up and down the trail, the pilot project consists of one mural to be painted this year. The mural will be painted on the side wall of the town-owned building located at the intersection of the rail trail and Adams St.

Help them reach their fundraising goal of $10,000 -  for more information on the
project and ways you can help donate,  visit their website or connect on social media.

      

N E W   E X H I B I T

Visit the Chamber office to view the new exhibit  of artwork by members of the

Pieces can be purchased by contacting the artist directly.
To find out more about the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website.




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MICROENTERPRISE GRANT  
Applications Now Available Online

The Town of Bethlehem was successful in its application to the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal for the renewal of the Microenterprise Grant Program.  The Town will receive $200,000 to provide grants to eligible Microenterprises, emerging, and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand within the Town of Bethlehem.  It is anticipated that a minimum of ten (10) businesses will be assisted with the awarded grant funds.  Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $35,000 and can be used to purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures and to meet working capital needs. 

Start-up or existing businesses interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process and missed the information session, may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation.
     
View the  Grant Application 

For additional information:  
contact Robin Nagengast or Elizabeth Staubach, Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 439-4955 ext. 1189 or visit the website. 
 
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Tickets for The Dance Experience  End of Year Performance are now on sale! Click to get yours today.

Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy as they open the first NEW preserve of their 25th Anniversary year - Strawberry Fields Farm Preserve Opening. This preserve will quickly become a favorite for botanists and wildlife enthusiasts. Over 300 species of vascular plants have been identified here, over 100 bird species, and uncounted other members of the food chain. The free Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting will be held Saturday, May 20, at 10am at  240 Cranes Hollow Road, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub will hold their Irish Luau this Saturday, May 20! From 2pm-12am, enjoy outdoor beer trucks, live music all day,  Bethlehem Traditional Irish Dancers, Traditional Hawaiian Dancers, and more. See flyer for details.

Support AAA Hudson Valley's Blood Drive on May 31 from 12:30-5:30pm at 618 Delaware Avenue, Albany. Each donor gets $10 off a NEW membership, $5 off a renewal or 10% off in our travel store. Schedule your appointment via email.

VICA - Virtual Care by Community Care Physicians is like your own personal Urgent Care, brought directly to you through your smartphone. Bring their doctors to you! You don't have to drive to an office, wait in a waiting room, get a babysitter, or even get out of bed. Download the app today, and the next time you get sick, request a visit through VICA.

Bethlehem Terrace Apartments is now hiring Pool Attendants. To apply, call 518.438.6883. CPR/PRO and Bloodborne Pathogens certifications are required.

Join Glenmont Abbey Village  this Saturday, May 20, from 1-4 pm for a Capital District Brews & Blues! Come get a taste of the region with Glenmont Abbey Village. See flyer for details,  RSVP to 866.208.1006.

Catch Skip Parsons' Clarinet Marmalade Trio at Roux Friday, May 26! Listen to classical jazz from 6:30-9:30pm. For reservations, call 518. 487.4358 or 518.439.3241.

A. Phillips Hardware is sponsoring the  STRIDE Run, Walk 'n' Roll on Saturday, June 17. Join the team, or donate, by clicking HERE This event  is a USTA Sanctioned 5K and a 2K awareness walk which brings together  local runners, STRIDE participants, volunteers and community leaders to support equal opportunity in sport, regardless of disability. For over 30 years STRIDE has provided life changing opportunities for local individuals with disabilities through participation in adaptive sports and recreation
programs such as skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, camping, swimming and yoga. 
 
Upstate Wine & Spirits is turning 50! Did you know they are the longest continuous tenant in Delaware Plaza? Celebrate this milestone with them on Saturday, May 20, from 2-6pm. Over 40 wines and liquors will be available for tasting! Listen to a jazz quartet as you enjoy food from local eateries like Hidden Cafe, Normanside, The Cheese Traveler, and more. And check out their upcoming Seminar schedule here.

Walk, stroll, ride, or glide along the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail on Friday, May 19 and show your appreciation for this treasured community resource!  You are invited to join Daniel McCoy - Albany County Executive, Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, Town of Bethlehem, NY Town Supervisor John Clarkson, and the NY Bicycling Coalition at MHLC's annual Bike to Work Day This free event begins a light breakfast at 8am at the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's office at 425 Kenwood Avenue. At 8:30, guests will hit the Rail Trail to ride. Bike to Work Day is open to anyone, whether or not they are able to bike to their place of work from the Rail Trail. Join in for free refreshments and a bit of outdoor exercise before you start your day. Learn more and register here.

The Bethlehem Children's School will host Greenfest on Saturday, May 20, from 10:30am-3pm. This family friendly event includes toddler yoga, open house tours, and much more! Click here for more info.

Join The Wine Reserve Friday, May 19, for a vodka tasting from  5-8pm!

Little Big Shot Super Nozzles are now in stock at Curtis Lumber!  They are m ade in the USA and are assembled by disabled US Veterans.  The Little Big Shot Super Nozzle is the most effective, water-efficient nozzle you can buy. Fits any standard hose and adjusts from powerful sweeper to spray for watering plants, to even a pin point stream! 40% More Force and Less Water used. Will not leak.

Don't miss the Student Summer Special at Foundry Fitness 3 Months Unlimited for $240!!!

Tickets are available for Cabaret Night at The Cue Theatre! Over 20 talented acts will be performing Broadway hits Saturday, May 20, at 8pm$10 for students/$15 for adults. Reserve tickets at via email, online purchase, or at  518.650.7397. Registration is also open for  Summer Camp, and there is a d iscount on tuition if registration is received by May 15! See Summer Camp flyer for complete details.  Also this summer... Cue's MainStage Production,  Seussical the Musical!
Open to grade 6-Adult  (tuition-based program), auditions are  May 22-23 (6-8pm), performances will be  August 11-13.

Registration is now OPEN for Capitol Region Basketball Bootcamp's summer camps! 5 sessions are offered in July and August - see flyer for details and to register.

Support  Capital District Patriot Flight - play and/or sponsor their 1st Annual Golf Tournament at Normanside! Funds raised provide trips to Washington DC Memorials for Veterans at no cost to them. Click here for registration and sponsorship forms.

O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
will be bringing you an  Irish Luau Party on Saturday, May 20th! Live music, face painting, a beer truck, and more - stay up-to-date by following their Facebook page.

Take advantage of the National Bank of Coxsackie's Spring CD Special! 15 months at 0.63% APY, see flyer for details.

Check out 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.

Mauro's Menu ice cream shop is now OPEN for the season! Visit them at 1391 Indian Fields Road to get your ice cream fix!!!

Buy it before it goes up!  Contact George W. Frueh & Sons in Glenmont for a Spring Fill Up Special , featuring discounts on discount home heating oil, kerosene or diesel fuel. Call for sales and service at 436-1050.

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.  

Join chamber member Grassroot Givers for a team trivia fundraiser !  The Grassroot Givers Trivia Championship will be held Sunday, May 21, at 2pm at Wolf's 1-11 in Colonie.  Teams of 8, $30 per person ($20 per student).  Lots of great prizes! Email  or call 518-542-1276 for more info!

Shalimar Delmar is giving away $25 gift certificate every week in celebration of "spice up your life, Naturally" for twenty five years.  Just like us and share on Facebook . Your name will be entered for a chance to win $25 gift certificate every week for 2017.

Let Sevenzocks Nursery help you get ready for Spring $10 off $75 ; deliveries available. Call 518.635.4111 to schedule.
 
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Bethlehem Bike Expo will be held Saturday May 20, from 10am-1pm on the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail between Elsmere Avenue and Gardner Terrace. Brought to you by the Bethlehem Police Department and the Town of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation, the event will feature helmet fitting, bike inspections, and more. 

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. 

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! 
 
KUDOS TO 


President Cindy Ferrari

Congratulations to BOU President Cindy Ferrari, who was honored Monday as one of the winners of the Albany County Executive's Volunteer Awards for 2017! Click here for the full press release.

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   

266 Delaware Avenue,  Unit 3
Delmar, NY 12054
518.915.1619

Brittany's Doggie Style Mobile
Pet Grooming
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

Cynthia Werner
PO Box 208
Delmar, NY 12054
518.462.1703

648 Feura Bush Road
Delmar, NY 12054
518.636.6912

Sean Moran
PO Box 51
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.281.3002

1613 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.328.4786

PO Box 3878
Albany, NY 12203
518.852.4851

23 Wishing Well Lane
Rexford, NY 12148
518.221.3564

200 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.496-3903

25 Chamberlain Street
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.434.3111

935 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
518.724.5970

Karen Pollan
585 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.9252

Doug Luberda
3261 West State Road
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
844.424.4960

Alan Rosenberg
911 Central Avenue, Suite 328
Albany, NY 12206
518.441.4677 

George McHugh
2170 River Road
Coeymans, NY 12045
518.355.6034

Halfmoon, NY
518.670.3021

Wildbird Junction
Lance Raffe
308 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Opening in May 2017 


 AROUND THE REGION.....


Registration is open for the June 8th
87/90 Semiconductor Summit  at the Saratoga City Center.  Join CEG, regional semiconductor industry leaders and area economic developers for this first of its kind one day event. This full day event will focus on outlining the role New York State plays in the semiconductor industry, a holistic economic forecast for growth in the industry, a focus on new technology innovation and new ways for the Capital Region to engage and promote economic growth within the industry.
 
Confirmed speakers include:
* Howard Zemsky, President & CEO, Empire State Development Corporation
* Hugh Johnson, Partner, Hugh Johnson Advisors
* Gary Patton, CTO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
* Jim Feldhan, President, Semico Research
*  Rich Goldman, Partner, Silicon Catalyst and Chancellor, Global Technology University
*  Tom Salmon, Executive Director, Fab Owners Association

Do you need help developing a content marketing strategy? If you're a manufacturer, then this webinar from FuzeHub is for you. Learn what you'll need at every stage of the way. The FuzeHub team works with New York State manufacturers and is ready to share its content marketing experience with you. For additional program details and to register, visit the website

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is celebrating 25 years! Join them this Saturday as they open their first new preserve of their anniversary year at Strawberry Fields Farm Preserve.



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

 
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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.


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