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Save the Date

33rd Annual Awards Dinner

Normanside
150 Salisbury Road, Delmar

Thursday, April 26, 5pm
Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 26 for our 33rd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner. Network with 200+ business colleagues while we
recognize individuals from Business and the Community for
their contributions throughout the year.

5:00pm Networking ● 6:15pm Dinner ● 7:15pm Awards



  
 
The Bethlehem Chamber is proud to present
our 2018 Annual Awards Dinner
Recipients!

Business Person of the Year
MELISSA STEEN, I Love Books
Lifetime Achievement
JOHN W. ABBUHL, M.D, Pine Hollow Arboretum (posthumous)
Citizen of the Year
LYNNE LENHARDT
Community Spirit
DAVID DECANCIO
Youth Award
TESSA HUGHES
 



Don't miss your opportunity to gain
valuable visibility for your business with an
Annual Awards Dinner sponsorship!

Each sponsorship level includes a certain number of event tickets so you can attend the event and network with 200+ business and community members.



RENEWING MEMBERS  

Thank you for your continued support of
our Chamber  and our community!


Akira
Rhatigan Painting
Chontong Thai Restaurant
Johnny B's Glenmont Diner
Swift Builders
A Phillips Hardware
Babcock Funeral Home
Bethlehem Babe Ruth
C & J Custom Builders Inc.
Colonie Golf & Country Club
National Business Technologies
Pathfinder Marketing LLC
Quality PM, Inc
The Dance Experience
Zeitler & Zeitler, CPAs
Douglas A Schulz LLC
H Loucks Body & Fender Works, Inc
MVP Health Care
Parker Orthodontics
Albany Realty Group
Delmar Presbyterian Church
Rocklein Physical Therapy
Backyard Sheds & Gazebos, Inc.
The Spinney at Van Dyke
The Spinney Group
First Care Primary & Urgent Care
School's Out Inc
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do
Crawford Door and Window Sales
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services -
    Marge Kanuk
Access Disability Advocates
Hanna Commercial Real Estate - Jessica
    Richer
Trustco Bank - Delmar
University at Albany School of Business
    Graduate Programs
Joseph T. Hogan Electric Service
Kilmer Court Apartments
To Life!
Bethlehem Democratic Committee
Resolute Tattoo, LLC
Pioneer Bank - Glenmont
Conti Appraisal & Consulting LLC
Cornea Consultants of Albany
Bethlehem Art Association
Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company
Bethlehem Cemetery Assoc
Godfrey Financial Associates, Inc.
State Farm - Max Ross
Marinello Ries LLC
Lustgarden Foundation Albany Capital
    District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Pioneer Bank - Delmar
Sunmark Federal Credit Union
T.A.C.S.- The Auto Collision Specialists
Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited
Community Caregivers, Inc.
Delmar Bistro Inc
Capital Bank
Adams Station Apartments
John and Mary's Grocery LLC @
     Delmar Marketplace

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Town of Bethlehem
Keep Moving With Stephanie
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
Hodes & Landy
Roger A. Barrowman MD
Albany Braces
CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics
Curtis Lumber Co
Red Maple Land Services LLC
Solutions By Design
Susan O'Donnell
Young Landscapes, LLC
Radiance Hot Yoga, LLC
Law Office of Michael J. Tommaney
Petrol 9W Corp
Roofing Innovations, LLC
Edward Jones - Lisa Pett, Financial 
     Advisor
Homestead Funding Corp.
Key Bank Four Corners
Homestead Funding Corp. - Lisa Fortin
Policy Research Associates Inc
Stram Center For Integrative Medicine
Community Care Physicians
Kenwood Commons. LLC
Nicole's Restaurant & Catering
Contemporary Designs Inc.
Medicare Tailor
Patriot Flight Inc.
Glenmont Abbey Village-URMC
Glenmont Dental
Salon 282
The Wireless Center (Verizon)
Metabolic Meltdown
PIA Management Services
Tri Village Little League, Inc.
DiNapoli Opticians Inc.
AAA Hudson Valley
MRF Abatement Services LLC
Blue Sky Recording/Music Studios
Bethlehem Veterinary Hospital
Coeymans Industrial Park
Jennifer Lynn Benninger CPA
Pretty Neat Home Organizing, LLC
Stewart's Shops
The Bethlehem Children's School
Louise Finlayson, PhD
Moore, Ralph E. IV
CITGO Petroleum Corp.
Naviasky Law Firm, PLLC
Pine Hollow Arboretum
Roux
The Reis Group
National Grid
Law Office of Meredith H. Savitt
Bethlehem IDA
McCarroll's The Village Butcher
Nigro Companies
State Farm - James W. Leone, Agent
The Rosenblum Companies
Warehouse Services, Inc.

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Bethlehem Children's School is holding a Farm to Table Soiree fundraising event on Saturday, March 10 at Bountiful Bread in Stuyvesant Plaza. There will be live music, glorious grub, luscious libations, BINGO, an exciting silent auction, and a raffle for trips to four exciting destinations - coastal properties in France and Spain, a mountain house in West Virginia, and a cabin in Norway.  To participate in the auction and raffle, click here . A limited number of tickets are available; purchase here . Doors open at 7pm.

Gochee's Garage is  proud to be an authorized dealer of Good Year tires, which means they can offer you better prices and better services than auto shops that aren't authorized dealers!

Daylight Savings Time starts in a week and that means it will (hopefully!) start to feel like spring outside. Get ready for nicer weather with the Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike Bicycle Repair Clinic on  Sunday, March 11, from 11:15am-12pm. Learn how to change a flat tire and what tools you should have with you. Helpful bike tips will be sprinkled in there too.

Columbia-Greene Media has several amazing advertising opportunities right now! Click to view details on the Hudson Home Show, learn more about their next Business Quarterly, Arts & Culture - The Creative Economy, or check out their Tax & Financial Services Advertising Banner Page promotion.

Spring Recreation registration is now OPEN! Register with the  Bethlehem Soccer Club today.

Shake it up this week at Stewart's Shops! Enjoy a regular (16oz) milkshake for just $2.75 or a large (20oz) for just $3.25. You can make them extra thick for just an extra 50¢! Choose from any flavor at our ice cream counter. 

Kinderhook Bank has appointed Kelly M. Bailey, AVP as Residential Mortgage Sales Manager. Click here for the full press release.

Yanni's Too will be opening for the season, Wednesday, March 14, and they are looking for staff to join their crew!!  Positions Include Servers, Dishwashers, Line/Prep Cooks, Hostess/ Host, and Food Runners/ Bus Person. They are holding  an open interview session this Saturday, March 10, from 10am-12pm. Stop in to apply in person; e xperience & flexible schedule preferred.

Check out the  Dinner Table Tuesday selections presented by Bellini's Italian Eatery this month! 3/13 Bellini's Creamy Pasta, Chicken & Vegetables, Mixed Greens Salad; 3/20 Rigatoni Bolognese & fresh Ricotta with Caesar Salad; 3/27 Chicken & Broccoli a la Vodka with Mixed Greens Salad. $25.95, includes a half platter of the pasta and a half platter of the salad.
 
Free Movement Pilates has added an equipment class to their Pilates schedule - TUESDAYS, 11:30am, with  Tammy Thomas Faist. You can also take advantage of an A pprentice Rate for Privates with Tammy. She is advancing her certification through Power Pilates Comprehensive Certification program and will be offering a $50 rate for Privates from March - August 2018. This is a great opportunity to get one on one attention to deepen your practice! Call the studio at 518.275.2644 if you are interested.

For the month of March, Swifty's Restaurant & Pub has partnered with Sierra Nevada to help support domestic violence awareness. $15 of every keg sold will be donated to the Saratoga Center for the Family. Come in a show your support by purchasing a pint of Sierra Hazy Little Thing, or stop by give a donation and add your name to the donation wall!

Find out how social media and our "smart" devices use data and algorithms to better interact with us this Friday, March 9, from 4-5pm, at the Bethlehem Public Library. This is  a tech talk for teens with SUNY Albany Professor Petko Bogdanov. Sign up here .

The 2018 Ford EcoSport, with available features such as an 8-inch touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to 10 devices and two smart-charging USB ports, is a fun, capable and connected vehicle - stop by  Crossroads Ford to check it out in person.
 
C & M Mechanical has  always serviced Lennox equipment, but they are now a Lennox dealer. Call us today to find out more and to learn about their 60 month financing programs! 518.768.8800

Save the Date for the annual  Bethlehem Business Women Tag Sale! The event will take place Saturday, April 21, from 8am-1pm at the Delmar Reformed Church. This is their major fundraiser for the Bethlehem Business Women Scholarship Fund , which awards  scholarships  to graduating Seniors (# of scholarships depends on amount of funds raised). View the flyer here.

Don't forget trivia at Track 32 Italian Restaurant & Pub every Mondays at 7:30pm! Beer specials and win gift cards... plus earn qualifying points to win a trip to Boston!

Looking for a river cruise but still want to have the top-notch customer service and attention to detail that Disney provides? Adventures by Disney has operated river cruises on both the Rhine and the Danube for the past couple of years. Starting in 2019, they will be adding a third river to their collection of river cruises... The Seine (a 10-day/9-night trip featuring two full days in Paris with a seven-night cruise). Adventures by Disney will be continuing their Rhine River and Danube River Cruises. Contact Tim with  Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks for more info.

McCarroll's The Village Butcher now offers  fish from Hooked Seafood Company! - stop by and check out the selection!

At Bryant Asset Protection, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and customer service. Now with our mobile app, we can serve you even better!
You'll love the convenience of being able to gather claim information when the claim happens, request and store ID cards, start policy changes and contact us with the tap of a button. Click to download the FREE app now!

Opt in to Buenau's Opticians Text Marketing Program to receive special offers and promotions! Just text "Optics" to 85100 and reply yes to receive SMS marketing messages (message & data rates may apply).

The Cue Theatre will be holding auditions for the Wizard of Oz April 16 or 17 from 6-8pmOpen to ages 7 and older, a ll roles are open.  Tuition for the program is $250. The Cue Theatre offers financial aid. For complete audition and performance details, visit their Facebook page. Questions? Contact them via email.

The p ractice of Dr. Jack Devore, OD is thrilled to introduce neubau (noy-bow) eyewear to their practice.  "Neubau, Vienna's seventh district, is an archetypal hub of urban creativity with a colorful sense of individual character everyplace you look.  It is also the spiritual home of neubau eyewear, not in a localized sense, but in the distinctive way the brand celebrates a vibe, an attitude, and a state of mind that you will find in quarters like these in cities all over the world." Click here to check out the collection.

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine now offers  Rhythm & Flow Yoga on Tuesdays from 6:30 PM - 7:45pm. This is an all levels class designed to help you find balance between the asana poses, movement, and sound. Experience pranayama, chanting, and light vinyasa with thoughtful sequencing. Focus is on alignment and is appropriate for beginners. Click here for more information.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics is offering the following specials now through March 14: IPL Hair Reduction (25% off packages of 8 or more treatments), Sculptra ($1300 full face rejuvenation or $700 one specific area rejuvenation), and $40 for Z0 SkinHealth Hydrafirm Eye Cream.

The Delmar Reformed Church's Youth Group will be holding their  annual coffee house to raise funds for their April mission trip to Philadelphia to do important work with the Broad Street Ministry.  The Coffee House is the group's major fundraiser and features gourmet desserts, specialty coffees, and lively music performed by the Sacandaga String Band. A silent auction features many wonderful selections ranging from restaurant gift certificates, original artwork, concert tickets, handmade crafts and much more!  The event is Saturday March 10 from 6-9pm at the  Delmar Reformed Church Tickets at door are 2/$25 or $15 each, students $5.  For more information contact Beth Gould, RPMs Youth Group, at 518.596.2116, or via email .

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

BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

    NEW MEMBERS   

The Wireless Center (Verizon)
180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.635.3535

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

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

 AROUND THE REGION


The Internal Revenue Service recently released an updated Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.  The IRS urges taxpayers to use these tools to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks. Click here for the Press Release, which includes steps to help taxpayers, and click here for FAQs.

KUDOS TO 

 


Jessica L. Richer was named the Hanna Commercial Real Estate Investment Agent of the Year. Congratulations to the Richer Team  at Hanna Commercial Real Estate for being recognized as the Top Producing Commercial Team in 2017.


WEBSITE of the WEEK

Tangora Technologies, Inc. established in 1996, specializes in Heating and Cooling, Entertainment and Technology for New York's Tech Valley Region. Learn more by visiting their website today.




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 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS  

Contemporary abstract painter Michael Nighswonger is returning to the Capital District with a pop-up  exhibit of over 40 pieces from his latest collection from March 15 - 25 in Delmar, NY. The exhibit,  which will be held at the recently vacated TD Bank building at 343 Delaware Avenue, will be open  daily from 10am- 8pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. View the flyer here - Page 1, Page 2.

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! 
 
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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 Jeff Bregenzer via email or at  518.439.4921.

OFFICE SPACE

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Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.

 

   

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