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Bethlehem Chabad Building Dedic ation & Ribbon Cutting

393 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Sunday, September 10
3-5pm
Celebrate the Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting at the Bethlehem Chabad with us!  Enjoy live music, Master Illusionist Chris Wheel, hors d'oeuvres and dessert.









Vella, Carbone & Associates
Ribbon Cutting

318 Delaware Avenue, Main Square
Suite 23 - 2nd floor

Thursday, September 14
4-7pm / 5:15pm Ribbon Cutting
RSVP

Join us as we cut the ribbon and celebrate the new office of VellaCarbone & Associates!  Light refreshments will be provided; we will cut the ribbon at 5:15pm.





32nd Annual Golf Outing

Normanside Country Club
150 Salisbury Road, Delmar

Monday, September 18

12pm Lunch ● 
1pm Shotgun Start 5:30 pm Dinner & Awards

Join us for our 32nd Annual Golf Outing - an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking. The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf, cart, use of practice facilities and locker rooms, on-course refreshments, bag drop service and dinner. There will be fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local non-profit organizations.

SPONSOR
Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to gain visibility for your business by
sponsoring the event.  S ponsorships range from $100 up to $800.
Click HERE to view sponsorship packages and details.

PLAY
All are welcome, Members and Non-Members - register with a friend, relative, or co-worker.
Soft spikes and appropriate attire are required. Register HERE.
 
DONATE
Contribute a gift certificate/product to the raffle, which supports local charities.
Contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or via email.




   
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
THANK YOU
to our 2017 Golf Outing Sponsors

EAGLE SPONSORS


BIRDIE SPONSORS


PAR SPONSORS
ABC Leasing & Financing
Fairytale Journeys by  Tim Brooks
Graves Electrical Contracting
RealtyUSA -
Marge Kanuk
Rhatigan
Painting


REGISTRATION
HOLE-IN-ONE
PUTTING
MARHMALLOW





CLOSETS to PIN - Ladies

School's Out,Inc.
CLOSEST to PIN - Men
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
LONGEST DRIVE - Men

Crossroads Ford

Now that's something you don't see every day!
Our very own Liz Gemlick was at Member Yanni's Too on Monday, August 7, as the  130-foot-tall, 8-million-pound steam generator built by Member Coeymans Industrial Park at the Port of Coeymans made it's way by barge down the Hudson River to PSEG NJ, partner to Member PSEG New York.  Member All Signs & Graphics provided the banner. Read the article here or view a video from today's FB post here.


SAVE THE DATE
for First Night Bethlehem

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 at 6:30pmfollowed by entertainment and activities from 7-10pm.

If your band is interested in performing at the event, click HERE for an application. Deadline for submission is September 15.

Filming in NY this Fall...


Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to NEW YORK! They plan to film episodes of the  hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in September 2017!

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique 'picking' on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America's most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:
americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST. 
See full press release here.

 
Bethlehem Art  at the Chamber
The Bethlehem Art Association has installed a new exhibit at the Bethlehem Chamber office. Stop in weekdays through the end of September, to view works from these local artists. 
For more information on the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website.

REMINDER:
New 838 Area Code


The transition period is almost over, and soon residential, business and wireless customers in the 518 area code will need to dial 10 digits.
See the full article for more details.



Discover & Explore
ICELAND


The Blue Lagoon

Summer may be drawing to a close, but it's never too early to start planning your next trip!   Iceland is a volcanic island located in the North Atlantic Ocean, and the culture is rich and varied.  This 7 day trip includes a city tour of Reykjavik, a Blue Lagoon experience, a South Shore adventure and a Golden Circle tour.

Open to all members of the community, the trip begins January 25, 2018.
Click HERE for the full itinerary.


Reykjavik

TRAFFIC DETOURS
Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

Construction has begun -  k eep  completely up to date on the project by signing up to receive email and/or text notifications via  the "Notify Me" portal by subscribing to the "News Flash - Main (Home Page) News", by liking the Town Facebook  page, by following them on Twitter, or by visiting the project website; all found on the Town website.  Click below for:

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Please join Merriman and Pfister's Marketplace, for our Artisans Craft Show, Thursday, August 17 from 5-8:00PM (Raindate 8/24) at their shop at 388 Kenwood Avenue in Delmar. It's our artisans and our customers who are the backbone of this store, and this is a chance for us to say thank you to you!  View poster or call 518-588-7268 for more information.

Swifty's Restaurant & Pub at the Four Corners in Delmar will host Bethlejam 2017, featuring local musicians, this Sunday, August 20 from 1-5:30pm. See flyer for full line-up. Call 518-475-1111 for reservations.

It's been another week full of ticks, ants, mice, and even RATS(yuck) for 518 Pest and Fert Aeration/over seeding in September is important for a thick, and healthy lawn. They can help you with that too - call  518.935.7162.

The Great American Eclipse is coming! Are you ready?  This exciting celestial event will sweep the country from coast to coast on August 21, with viewers in the Capital Region experiencing it as a still-spectacular partial eclipse.  Bethlehem Public Library is  handing out free eclipse viewing glasses to enjoy it safely. The glasses are available at the library on a first-come basis until they're all gone. Their second event,  Hot Topics in Astronomy: Partial Eclipse, is tonight at 7pm - view their calendar for details.

Use digital coupons from  ShopRite.com  to help you save even more. Choose the coupons you want and save them onto your Price Plus club Card - no more clipping coupons because these coupons can be digitally stored on your card. Click to get started.

Mad Dog Bicycles recently had a one of the new CDPHP Bicycle Share Program cycles on display. For information on the cycle-share program, visit CDPHP's Cycle website or contact Mad Dog at 518-439-3669!

Registration for NEW dancers is now open at The Dance Experience of Delmar! Visit their site to sign up.

School may be starting soon, but a Disney cruise is a great way to spend Christmas, mid-winter, or spring break. Contact Fairy Tale Journeys by Tim Brooks today at 518-441-1608 or by email  for more information.

CAP COM Federal Credit Union has kicked off their 2nd CAP COM Cares Tour!  All week long they are challenging friends and followers to deliver a random acts of kindness. Then, they will randomly select three acts of kindness to receive a $250 donation to a charity of their choice. Visit their Facebook page for complete details ; challenge ends on August 18.

Join Veronica's Culinary Tavern for a Summer Celebration! Now through Labor Day enjoy 2-4-20 Tuesday - get two of  delicious Crispy Chicken Sandwiches featuring buttermilk fried chicken, Sambal aioli and more for just $20 (dine in or take Out).

The Port of Coeyman's Marine Terminal is celebrating their 10-year anniversary with a Community Appreciation Day. The event will be held at the Coeyman's Industrial Park on Sunday, August 20, from 1-4pm. The free event is open to the public and will include food, drinks, kids activities, tours and more. See flyer for details.

Visit the Solarize Albany website  and learn about how easy it now is to go solar. Whether a homeowner or renter, there is now an economical solar option for you. While the Solarize Albany volunteers recommend rooftop solar as the best option, what if you can't put solar on your own roof? Learn about the new community solar option that you and all your neighbors can now join.

Looking for a Real Estate Agent? Laura Hyler with  Keller Williams Capital District has an app where you can browse homes worry free, and the listings are updated on a regular basis. Click here to check it out.

Did you know that Collins and Son Inc. also  digs foundations? Give them a call at 518.756.2070 for your next project - no job is too big or too small!

Every Saturday through August 26 at the Saturday Delmar Farmers MarketFoundry Fitness  Delmar's Shelby Moskowitz will offer market patrons a free Parent & Child yoga class at 10:30am from June 3 through August 26. These 45-minute yoga classes are suitable for seasoned yogis or beginners alike and are appropriate for ages 3-10 years old. Classes will be held on the grass between the entrances to the Delmar Farmers Market and the middle school.

The Bethlehem Business Women are having a Membership Drive all summer long! Consider joining them at their first meeting in September. More info can be found on their website.

With a National Bank of Coxasckie mortgage, there are NO application, credit bureau, or application fees - and only an 11% down payment is needed. Click to see why you should trust NBC with your mortgage today.

Barefoot Space at Four Corners has some wonderful yoga classes for you to explore through the summer months Mondays: Core Prana Flow, 10am; Wednesdays:  Yoga & Coffee Summer Series, 5:45am; Thursdays: Relax & Renew, 10am; and  Saturdays: Yoga for every-BODY, 8am.

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.  

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

MICROENTERPRISE GRANT
Applications Now Available Online

If you missed the information session, start-up or existing businesses interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation. 
For additional information, contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.

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.

 

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.

KUDOS TO 

Mark Thurman

Congratulations to Mark Thurman, Director of Operations, for being named the
Employee of the Year!


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

    NEW MEMBERS   

Glenmont, NY 12207
518.858.9092

Albany, NY 12203
518.935.7162

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
69 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
518.462.8313

Delmar, NY 12054

Edward Jones
316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 13
Delmar, NY 12054
518.573,2365

Terry Buel
10697 State Route 32
Greenville, NY 12083
518.966.5522

266 Delaware Avenue,  Unit 3
Delmar, NY 12054
518.915.1619

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


 AROUND THE REGION.....


There is still time to take advantage of the 2017 New York Youth Jobs Program!  
* All businesses with a New York State location may be eligible. 

* New York Youth Jobs Program is focused on hiring young adults ages 16 through 24. 
 
* Potential to earn up to $5,000 in tax credits per hire!
For information, see Fact Sheet or contact NYS Department of Labor, 1-877-226-5724 or email


CEG and NYSERDA announced the launch of CEG SolarGEN, a first-of-its-kind campaign in NYS designed to help Capital Region manufacturers and non-manufacturing commercial sites install solar systems. Click here for the full press release.


The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is pleased to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP): Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities, Consumer Empowerment, and Veterans' Health. Many organizations across the State are doing smart, innovative work that is relevant to NYSHealth's priority areas of Building Healthy Communities and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans' Health. Through this RFP, NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these funding areas. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  For more information and to apply, visit the website.



USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9 , Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Download instructions are available on the Form I-9 page . Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17. On September 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.


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EXPORTECH  
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Upcoming program dates hosted by CEG's Business Growth Solutions include: Wednesday 8/23, Wednesday 10/4 and Wednesday 11/15. Click for questions or to register.

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Shalimar Delmar is celebrating 25 successful years in business!  They are  giving away $25 gift certificate every week in celebration, just like and share on Facebook and you will be entered for your chance to win.



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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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! 
 
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