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Don't miss Restaurant Week - now through Sunday only!


Bethlehem Restaurant Week 2018

Monday, May 14 - Sunday, May 20

See below block for
participating restaurants!

We are pleased to announce the return of our eagerly anticipated annual Bethlehem Restaurant Week!  This year we've teamed up with 16 local restaurants to present this event. The promotion will begin Monday, May 14, and will run through Sunday, May 20.  View the below block for participating restaurants and a link to the menus.





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!







The Wireless Center Ribbon Cutting

180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Friday, May 25, 1:30pm


Join us for The Wireless Center Ribbon Cutting ceremony in Delaware Plaza.  Their official Grand Opening Celebration will be Saturday, May 26 - stay tuned for details!



  
It's Restaurant Week !





Click HERE to view menus.


The 2018-2019 Business & Community Directories
have been distributed!



Keep an eye out for your copy in your Spotlight newspaper - the directories were included in this week's edition.

If you would like more, simply stop by the Chamber office!

Click HERE to take the First Night survey!
**deadline is May 21**
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

Free Movement Pilates is offering a complimentary Yinlates class at the studio on May 26 in honor of  Mother's Day and Memorial Day. Spaces are limited, reserve your spot through the Mind Body scheduler here This FREE 75 minute class was Inspired by Yin Yoga Poses and Joseph Pilates Classical Matwork and will run from 9:30am-10:45am.

Did you know that May is National Home Remodeling Month?  If you've got a project in mind, reach out to Quality PM today!

Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company's products are now available at  Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace! Stop by today and check out all the other amazing, unique items they offer.

Got a pest problem? Take care of it with the help of one of these specials from Sheridan Pest ControlHome Protection Plan ( $725) for 1 full year of coverage (includes Carp Ants, Ants, Carp Bees, Bees, Wasps, Box Elders, Stink Bugs, most Insects, Mice, Voles, Rats);  Tick Prevention Special ( $100 per application, 10,000 sq feet and less); and  Home Insect Protection special ( 3 sprays for $400).  Free house spray if you refer a customer to Sheridan Pest Control! 518.935.7162, s ome restrictions apply.

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine welcomes Lisa Field, L.M.T.  "There is an inner source of healing that exists within each of us.  It is innate, imprinted on our cells and a part of our life force. As a massage therapist, my goal is to help you connect with this inner source and gently stimulate it to maximize its healing effect." Click here to learn more about Lisa.

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

Get a $50 rebate or FREE Rudy Project Spinhawk Matte Black Sunglasses when you order a Rudy Project Rx at  DiNapoli Opticians ! This offer is valid through June 30, 2018. See store for complete details.

Steiner's Sports will be doing safety checks on your bike at Bethlehem's Walk and Roll Fest. They will also have their Ebikes there for demo rides. See below for details on the Fest!

Celebrate the parks, trails, open spaces, and bicycle and pedestrian friendly neighborhoods that make Bethlehem a great place to live with the Town of Bethlehem at the  Bethlehem Walk & Roll Fest on Saturday, May 19, from 10am-2pm The festival will feature pedestrian safety awareness activities; bicycle, pedestrian and open space organizations; bike skills stations; kids activities; bike auction; bike giveaways; local vendors and more!  Visit the site for details.

Mark your calendars for O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub's Spring Luau Saturday, May 19! There will be live music all day starting at 2pm, beer trucks, outdoor food, and family fun. Visit their Facebook for details.

The Saturday Delmar Farmers Market presents the Safe Energy and Sustainable Living Fair on Saturday, May 19. There will be  solar vendors, electric car displays, home insulation techs, and more! 9am-1pm at the Bethlehem Central Middle School.

Don't miss Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18! This free event begins a light breakfast at 8am at their office at 425 Kenwood Avenue in Delmar. 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.  Town of Bethlehem, NY  Town Supervisor David VanLuven and Town Board Member Maureen Cunningham will be participating in support of the Rail Trail. 

The Royal Meadery has added beer to their selection! They now offer a variety of NYS farm beers. 5-9pm Fridays and 11am-5pm Saturdays

A. Phillips Hardware has great values on Spring's hottest trimmers, blowers and chainsaws. STIHL Dealer Days are only for a limited time, so don't wait:  FS40C that are $159.95 are now $149.95; the FSA45 is on sale from $129.95 to $119.95; and the MS170 is still $20 off until May 27th. 

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

Moles, Voles, Mice, Stinkbugs, Box Elders, and Ticks are a big problem this time of year. And Carpenter Ants are coming very soon...We are already doing work all over Delmar! Call Sheridan Pest Control - we can help! 518.935.7162

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 .
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.

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.


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.

 

    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

Merriman and Pfister's   Artisans' Marketplace is dedicated to increasing appreciation for, and creating access to, signature artisan made gifts. Browse their brand new website today!




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

 
 AROUND THE REGION


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.


#518Day returns Friday, May 18, with a daylong social media celebration of the arts and culture of the region.  #518Day has grown since its inception in 2016, inspiring hundreds of social media posts using the hashtag #518Day. These posts amplify the work of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, cultural institutions and more in the region defined by the 518 area code. This year, that area also includes the new 838 area code overlay.

By taking part in the day you can bring attention to the wealth of cultural offering in the region. 
- Support local arts and culture
- Showcase the region's quality of life
- Promote your own work, your friends, and your favorite organizations
- Engage with a larger community on your personal and branded social media accounts



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 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.    
    
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