Celebrating 60 years!
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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS



Last week we joined owner  Brittany Sleurs of Brittany's Doggie Style Mobile Grooming to celebrate her new mobile grooming van and re-branding of the business. Brittany was joined by family, friends, clients and the Chamber despite the rainy weather.  Click for the Photo Gallery.




Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study Meeting for Businesses

Bethlehem Town Hall, Room 101
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, July 26, 4pm

An informational meeting for businesses and non-profits along and in close-proximity to Delaware Avenue in Delmar, to present the latest information and updates related to the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study, which could bring traffic changes
to the Delaware Avenue corridor.

Click HERE for the Invitation Letter from the Town.



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

TRAFFIC DETOURS
Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

Construction has begun, and the detour is scheduled to begin 7/5/17.   Keep  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:



Art on the Rail Trail (ART) is a new initiative designed to bring public art installations to the
Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail.

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.  

Individuals: donate/volunteer,  visit their website or connect on social media
Businesses:  sponsor, see packet here

      

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Calling all artists interested in developing an original public artwork for the north-facing wall of a Town of Bethlehem-owned building (90 Adams Street, Delmar, NY) facing the Rail Trail at Adams Street and Hudson Avenue. We welcome all artists to apply, but specifically encourage those who work in public art, murals, and mosaic.

For details visit the website
Application deadline: 11:59pm July 31, 2017


MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Several Chamber Members are hiring, including Pretty Neat Home Organizing,  Delmar Bistro, Geist Brothers Auto Shop, PIA and The Rosenblum Companies! Visit our Job Postings to see all available positions.

It's time for Merriman & Pfister's  Annual Chalk Art Contest! Artists of all ages are invited to participate this Saturday, July 15 - $5 registration fee, chalk is provided. !st Prize is $100! Click for complete details.

Help make accurate Lyme testing available sooner by participating in the Stram Center for Integrative Wellness's Blood Draw. Register via email, blood draw is on July 27.

The Summer Clearance Sale at Something Olde, Something New begins tomorrow, July 13 Take 50% off the lowest ticket price on  Clothing, Shoes, Accessories &  Select Handbags and Jewelry.
Additional markdowns throughout the store. Hours 10am-5pm Tues - Sat, 10am-7pm Thurs.

Calling all campers!!! Bethlehem Children's School still has a few spots open for our summer camps. Our half-day camps are a perfect morning activity for kids ages 3 - grade 5.  Choose among options that include Aspiring Actors, Science, Art, and just plain fun. For more information visit the website or call 518.478.0224.

Revive Wellness is now accepting clients for their Weight Management Program. If you have had trouble losing weight or staying motivated in the past this program is for you. View flyer, or click to visit the site for more info.

Rain Hair Studio welcomes long time area stylist and former salon owner Carrie Mahler. Carrie has many years experience in cosmetology, multi-color line experience and knowledge with multi products. And on July 19, join them for a  night with a Paul Mitchell Educator. If you have Coarse/Wiry/Dry Hair or Chemically Treated/Damaged Hair then you are a great candidate. Limited seats will be open Wednesday, July  19,   from  6-8pm . Call to schedule a $30 Blowout and receive FREE an  Awapuhi   Wild Ginger  KeraTriplex   or  HydraTriplex   Treatment($25.00 value) along with your service.  Call 518.915.1619 to schedule your appointment with Carrie, or to reserve your seat for the Paul Mitchell event!

For over 50 years, Coronado paint has been a favorite of professional painters and home owners because of its trusted quality and dependable value. Stop into the A. Phillips Hardware Delmar location and receive $5-$7 off instantly on each gallon of Coronado paint (some exclusions apply)!

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's 3rd annual Summer Hike-a-thon is Saturday, July 22! Register today for this free, one-of-a-kind experience. Try hiking, cycling, mountain biking, yoga, plein air painting, nature crafts, and more - click for complete details.

Open a CAP COM Federal Credit Union Checking Account by August 31 for your chance to win an $8,000 Best Buy shopping spree! No purchase necessary, see details.

Fall Recreation Registration with the Bethlehem Soccer Club is now open! Click to register, $80 per player ($20 late registration feed added after 7/27).  Practice begins the week of September 4.
 
Do you love to read to children? Grassroot Givers has two opportunities this summer to read to summer camp kids - July 31 & August 3, both at 10:30am. Read one or two books, then help the children choose books to take home. Email or call 518.542.1276  to participate.

Celebrate summer with the Evenings on the Green concert series at the Bethlehem Public Library every Wednesday starting today, July 5, through August 9. Concerts begin at 7pm - Casey and Spain, a multi-instrumentalist duo playing American and roots music, originals and covers, with an emphasis on high-energy, good-time tunes, performs tonight. Click here for the full line-up.

The Bethlehem YMCA  will be offering a Basketball Camp the week of July 17-21 in collaboration with Capitol Region Basketball Bootcamp. Camp runs from 9am-4pm for children ages 9-17, with an option for a shorter day for children ages 5-8. Register here.

Angela's Pizza & Pasta  in Glenmont is celebrating their 25th year in business! Stop in for lunch or dinner and congratulate this family-owned business on their milestone anniversary.   Commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase while supplies last. Town Squire Plaza, 326 Glenmont Road, 427.7122.

Foundry Fitness  Coach Stephanie will host two  Deadlifting & Kettlebell Clinics: Thursday, 7/13, from 9:30am-11am and Saturday, 7/15 from 11:30am-1pm . Understand  key differences between the Romanian deadlift and the stiff leg deadlift. You'll experience how deadlifts with dumbbells, the barbell and kettlebells require variations of mobility. Call 518.650.8111 to register or visit their FB page for each event.

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.

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.  

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.
 
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.


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

    NEW MEMBERS   

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

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


 AROUND THE REGION.....

Webinar * July 26
Information Security for Manufacturers

Does your manufacturing business have an information security plan? No matter how big or small your company is, safeguarding your information assets is critical to your bottom line. Learn ways that you can take action now to prevent, detect and respond to data security vulnerabilities.  Click here.


 
The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund was established to support Albany County's hospitality industry by funding programs that will help build and sustain Albany County tourism destinations, attractions and events and bring more visitors to the County.  The ACCVB Fund is now accepting applications The grant range is between $1,000 and $5,000. It is important that organizations applying demonstrate approximately how many overnight hotel stays this project will yield. Click HERE to view guidelines or submit an application. 

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Pet Styles is celebrating their
10th Anniversary this month - CONGRATULATIONS!




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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Bethlehem Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading  Annual 5v5 Tourney is b ack by popular demand!  Open to ids ages 8-13, there is a max imum of 10 players per team. Register by July 15; the tournament is July 29 at Elm Avenue Town Park.

Upcoming Thursdays in the Park Events:
 - Jester Jim the Juggler July 13 at 7pm
 - Andy the Music Man July 20 at 7pm
Both events are FREE and fun for the whole family!  Openings in Activities beginning July 17 include Camp Adventure, Sunny Day Camp, Youth basketball clinic and Toddler Splash. Follow this link to the Summer Park Playbook for further details!

Come out to the 61st Annual Glenmont Fireman's Fair. Thursday July 20th thru Saturday July 22nd. 6:00PM-11:00PM each night. GAMES RIDES FOOD.  All of your favorite games will be back. Visit Facebook for details.

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.    
    
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