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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS



We celebrated The Wireless Center's ribbon cutting last Friday before they kicked
off  their Grand Opening on Saturday. Click here for the Photo Gallery .




Economic Development
Marketing & Networking Event
 
The Hamlet at Slingerlands
5000 Dunhill Court, Slingerlands
 
Wednesday, June 6, 4-6pm
to Elizabeth Staubach by May 30


This year's event will be held at The Hamlet at Slingerlands and  will highlight Small Business and Microenterprise Grant Program recipients.  Each grant recipient will showcase their business and products in a Farmers Market type atmosphere.  In addition, information will be available on key commercial and industrial development areas throughout the town, including buildings available for purchase and lease, and vacant land suitable for development.








June Networking Mixer:
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant
& Pub
 
318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, June 13, 5-7pm


Kick off your summer with a Networking Mixer at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub.  Join us for our Membership Drive event, which is FREE for Members and their guests!




  

SAVE THE DATE
Bethlehem First Night

Bethlehem will be holding a First Night Celebration to ring in the New Year! A family friendly and fun event, First Night will be held on New Year's Eve, Sunday, December 31st.
 
The celebration will begin with fireworks at the Four Corners ,
followed by entertainment and activities.

Interested in performing?
Click HERE  to apply.  Deadline for submission is June 15.

Interested in  sponsoring?  Click for the FORM.

Interested in volunteering? Visit the WEBSITE.


 Organizing Partners:


Discover & Explore
IRELAND

Discount deadline has been extended!
Book by June 15th and SAVE $200!


**Open to all Travelers in the Community** 

Cross the next country off your bucket list with a trip to Ireland this Fall!

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Discoveries present this 8-day journey to Ireland. Ireland is located in the North Atlantic and is the third largest island in Europe.  The island has lush vegetation due to its mild but oceanic climate, and Ireland is free of the temperature extremes we experience here in the Northeast. Experience the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most visited sites, and Galway, a harbor city located on the West coast. The trip includes two castle visits - Kilkenny Castle and Bunratty Castle - as well as an excursion to Dingle and a visit to the Rock of Cashel.  There is also an optional two day Dublin post-tour excursion.

Open to all members of the community, the 8 day trip begins on Monday, October 15, 2018 and includes round trip airfare from New York City, round trip transfers between airports and hotels, 6 nights of first class hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and tours.   Click HERE  for the full itinerary.

 
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

The next Selkirk Fire Company Chicken BBQ will be held on Friday,  June 15, at 4pm until sold out. $11 per person includes 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn, Cole Slaw, & Dessert.  480 Bridge Street, South Bethlehem NY

Mark your calendar!  Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company will be at the Delmar Farmers Market on Saturday 6/2 and 6/16.

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine is now offering  IV Therapy for Wellness. These include Immune Boosters, Detoxifiers, Energy Boosters and more! Click here for info.

To Life! will hold their annual Pink Ball on October 28 - save the date! It will be held  at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs, and they will  be celebrating their 20th Anniversary.

EnChroma glasses are now available in your prescription at DiNapoli Opticians!
There are an estimated 300 million people in the world with color vision deficiency. Red-green color blindness doesn't mean only color confusion with red and green colors, but the whole color spectrum can cause confusion. EnChroma glasses are the only specialty eyewear that alleviates red-green color blindness, enhancing colors without the compromise of color accuracy.

Saturday, June 2, Track 32 Italian Restaurant & Pub will host a Prime Rib dinner. Don't miss out! Call 518.439.0032 with questions or for reservations.

You have a chance to win a shiny new Jamis X26 at Voorheesville Family Bicycling day, Sunday, June 3, thanks to the donation by Mad Dog Bicycles! Click here for details.

Get Grounded with  Yoga for Your Feet and Lower Limbs at Free Movement Pilates. This workshop will be held Friday, June 22, from 5:30-7:30pm. Taught be Melissa hurt, the  workshop teaches the architecture of the feet and lower limbs creating the foundation for standing yoga poses. Participants will get to know their feet as the base for their posture and livelihood. They will identify their habits, release tensions, and create energy flow in the lower limbs. $30, r eserve your spot by following this link to the Mind Body Scheduler.

Join LEAD Colsulting & Coaching for a Vision Workshp - "It's My Turn." You  will have an opportunity to define and experience your dream for turning your greatest possibility into your reality. Wednesday, June 20, from 5-6:30pm, at the Berkshire Bank Community Room. Click for flyer for workshop details and registration instructions.

Have a hole in your screen?  Let A. Phillips Hardware help! Drop it off at any Phillips Hardware location - for more info, visit their site.

Starting this week, the  Boathouse Grille  will be hosting YAPPY HOUR every Tuesday from 4-6pm this summer! Bring your four legged friend and enjoy drink specials on the deck. This week, they will be giving away Dogfish pint glasses to everyone who brings their dog!
**all dogs must be on leashes, friendly dogs only please**

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited will host their annual Life After BC on Monday, June 4. This event is in tended for Juniors, Seniors and their parents. Hear from recent BC GRADS about academic, social and residential life at college and after-college options and ask your questions! View the flyer  for details.

The Cue Theatre  2018-2019 Season is here! We are very excited to announce this line-up of shows that allow us to bring more unique productions to our area! Audition announcements for each production will come separately. Click for the line-up. The Cue can also use your home improvement leftovers - paint, lumber, fixtures, recital costumes - clean out your closet or garage. We are also looking to borrow fencing, hay/straw, cornstalks, wheel barrows, wagon wheels, bridles or other farm type items for the Wizard of Oz.  If you would like to make a donation,or if you have something we can borrow, please email Stacy .

Yanni's Too  is hiring! COOKS wanted - stop in today and apply to join the Yannis Too Crew.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics is offering several Spring specials valid through June 14. Eclipse Microneedling with PRP, Buy 1 Syringe Get the 2nd half off (Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus & Voluma), and more - see flyer for details.
 
Enter the Spring 2018 AAA Pet Travel Photo Contest by June 25 Capture your happy traveler in a scenic location. Visit the AAA Hudson Valley site for details.

No time to make it to the dealership for a service appointment?  BMW of South Albany  will transport your BMW to and from the service appointment! Call 518.463.3141.

Shower your graduate with a beautiful watch, or another special keepsake, from  Joyelles Jewelers . With graduation right around the corner, stop in and see all of their handmade unique jewelry. New stuff arrives daily.

OnTarget Team Building has partnered up with the Carey Institute to offer your group a team building experience like no other! The Carey Institute's 100-acre estate is less than 40 minutes from Albany. Receive 20% off two or three hour team-building sessions. View the flyer for complete details.

Join  Atria Senior Living  (Shaker location) on May 31st for a special fundraiser to benefit the  Alzheimer's Association and Alzheimer's Association: The Longest Day . The event includes a Wine Pull fundraiser, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and special guest David Troxel.
David has been Atria's National Dementia Care Consultant for almost 10 years. He is nationally and internationally known for his writing and teaching in the fields of Alzheimer's disease & long-term care. His areas of expertise include best care practices for persons with dementia, caregiver support, staff training & the development of engaging and creative activity programming. Click here for the flyer.

Mauro's Menu  will hold a BBQ every Thursday until the Fall! Pre-orders are accepted for ribs, chicken or ribs/chicken combo. Call 518.475.1033 to place your order, or just drop by.

Sevenzocks Nursery is now selling bagged mulch and soil, and all flowers are in! Pick-up and delivery are available, just call  518.635.4111.

Save the date for Pine Hollow Arboretum's inaugural Founder's Day! On June 24 the life and legacy of the late founder John W. Abbuhl will be honored. Details will follow, but in the meantime pay the arboretum a visit! Enjoy their Magnolia collection, Silverbells, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, and everything else they have to offer.

Share the gift of fitness & fun with the NEW Buy 1, Get 1 Pricing when you BUY with a Friend! This is applicable to both Class Packages & Monthly Unlimited Rates at Founders HIIT & Strength Club. Visit their Facebook page and click on the "Better Than Black Friday" special offer for complete pricing details. Act now, the offer is only valid through 5/31/18.

Garden Bistro 24 recently signed a three-year deal with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to manage the seasonal concession stand John Boyd Thacher State Park. They will offer signature crepes, beef burgers, fresh salads, and homemade ice cream. They will also provide catering for private events booked at the venue in their new 8,200 sf 90-person visitor center.

May is Older Americans Month - the Bethlehem Area YMCA  can help you find ways to eat healthy, get active and stay connected socially - all keys to healthy aging.  Join online today for $0 down! Click here to start your journey to better health.

GTM Payroll Services is now offering iSolved's cloud-based human capital management (HCM) technology that combines key applicant tracking, human resources, time and labor, compliance, payroll, and benefit enrollment functions in one single point of entry solution.  Using a single database architecture, iSolved's fully integrated system reduces compliance risk, increases employee engagement and productivity, and saves time and money.  Capital Region businesses will now have access to a leading-edge HCM solution with dedicated, local support. Click for the complete press release.

Bryant Asset Protection has been serving the community since 1951.  Personal coverage includes automobile, homeowners, boats/yachts, and more. Business coverage includes business auto, cyber security, workers' comp, and more. Check out their flyer to learn more.

Join Radiance Hot Yoga on Saturday, June 2, to experience Vinyasa with Crystal Singing Bowls Savasana This specially designed, stress-relieving vinyasa class will feature an extended savasana with Daniel Roy playing crystal singing bowls.  3-4:15pm

Take advantage of the Spring Bundle from Spectrum Business! Higher speeds, lower prices - and no hidden taxes or fees. See flyer for details.

The Selkirk Fire Company has announced four Chicken BBQ dates: Fridays   April 27, May 18, June 15, & Sept 21. 4pm until sold out, $11 per person includes 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn, Cole Slaw, & Dessert.  480 Bridge Street, South Bethlehem NY

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

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   

16 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY 12211
518.444.2044

241 Route 9W, Suite 300
Glenmont, NY 12207
518.449.0738

Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.489.4499

Labbie Electrical Contractors
180 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.475.1491
 
Delmar, NY 12054
518.708.6760
 
Watervliet, NY 12189
518.368.5518
 
Selkirk, NY 12158
518.767.0011
 
20 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
518.640.8770
 
180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.635.3535
 
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


WEBSITE of the WEEK

Located right in Glenmont, The Wine Reserve
is open  M-F 10am - 9pm,  Sat 9am - 9pm, and  Sun 12pm - 6pm.




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

 
 AROUND THE REGION


Advanced Electronics
Business Connection Forum Webinar 1

Become engaged in an initiative to make B2B connections among clusters across Europe and North America, particularly New York State. This is the first in a series, and future FuzeHub webinars will focus on specific advanced electronics industry areas, from autonomous operations to smart cities to health applications.  Register now for the webinar this Friday, June 1, 9-10am EST. Learn about the power of trans-Atlantic supply chain connections in advanced electronics industries.


The Albany County Legislature is currently considering a  proposal that would mandate private sector employers - both for-profit and not-for-profit, to provide paid sick leave to their part-time and full-time employees. This proposal would cover any employee who performs work within Albany County for more than 80 hours in a calendar year.  View the full proposal here.

Questions or comments may be directed to your  County Legislator.



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:  May 1
Deadline: May 31
Awards Selected: July
 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Bethlehem Historical Association celebrates our town's 225 birthday with cake and ice cream at our annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday afternoon, June 10 from 1-4pm.  While you are there, take in our lovely new exhibit featuring wedding dresses from the 1860s to the 1960s. All welcome! Free. Stop by the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum, 1003 River Road, Selkirk. We are open Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 pm.

Bethlehem Cemetery was established in 1865, yet the folks buried here, like Revolutionary War veteran Christian Bender and his wife Elizabeth Cramer, touch history back to the 1700's. Nathaniel  and Rhogenia Adams, early residents of the Delaware Turnpike, are also here.  Many other family stories will be explored during this Historical Walking Tour, including Blanchard, Haswell, Slingerland and Van Allen.  Walks are free but please pre-register with the Town of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department at 518.439.4955 option 3. Questions? Email Town Historian Susan Leath.

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Tuesday, May 1, 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 5, 9am-1pm at the Bethlehem Middle School on Kenwood Avenue.  Visit the website for details. 

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! 
 
KUDOS TO 

They were recently ranked 3rd on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Click for the full article.

and

In April they were awarded five NYPA ( New York Press Association) awards, including first place to honor their coverage of the arts.
Read the full article.


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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