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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS
  
 
Lisa Wolcott, Capital District YMCA (left) poses with Shannon Vigars,  Bethlehem YMCA  and the Tri-City Valley Cats mascot.

We had an amazing time yesterday at the Tri-City Valley Cats game with our chamber members and members from the Colonie chamber!  Although the Tri-City Valley Cats ultimately lost 6-4, they opened the scoring with a home run in the second inning and they certainly kept fans on the edges of their seats.   The weather was perfect, we received VIP treatment in the Diamond Club box seats, and we enjoyed making new connections.  Click HERE for the photos.




Chamber employee Liz Gemlick manned the table after set-up by Erica Hogan, and was later joined by Foundry Fitness reps who distributed free class passes and provided body fat measurements.
The weather was picture perfect Sunday for Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Summer Festival at Indian Ladder Farm!  It was no surprise that the turnout was fantastic for such a great event.

It was a busy weekend for the Chamber between the Farmer's Market on Saturday and the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Summer Festival at Indian Ladder Farm on Sunday!  Visit our Facebook page for photos.



    

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
SAVE THE DATE


Monday, September 19

Normanside Country Club
Salisbury Road, Delmar

Dinner and Raffle
Save the date for an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking!  The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf (with cart), use of practice facilities and locker rooms, bag drop service and dinner.  There will be fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local non-profit organizations.  

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

Deadline: to realize the full benefit of your sponsorship and be included in the print brochure, lock your sponsorship in by July 29.

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.



Four local Chambers of Commerce partner to present the 2016 Schmooza Palooza event. Join over 100 local business exhibitors and over 500 business professional attendees for a networking event unlike any other. Showcase your business as an EXHIBITOR and meet new connections as an event ATTENDEE.


Monday, September 12th

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Albany Marriott
189 Wolf Road, Albany 12205

click icon above to register an Attendee or register an Exhibitor

SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS
Purchase an Exhibitor Package for some awesome event perks.

A $225 Exhibitor Package includes:
* 6 Foot table display during the event (electricity is available on request)

* 6 Event Guest passes for you, your employees, and/or clients

* Hyperlinked logo in all digital communications regarding the event

* Hyperlinked logo and company description on event website, www.letsschmooz.com
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Extra Napkin now delivers! Located on Delaware Avenue, across from Delaware Plaza, they serve up tasty burgers, salads and kebabs daily. Call 518.475.7575 to place your order.

Don't miss the Drive for A Cause event at BMW of South Albany! On July 21-22, visit the dealership to  test drive  one of their cars and support a charitable organization. Learn more about the BMW event by clicking here.

Thursday, July 21, at  O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub enjoy LIVE MUSIC by Dan Sherwin from 6-9pm.

On July 23, A. Phillips Hardware welcomes anyone  associated with the chamber and their families to the Albany Dutchmen's game against the Glens Falls Dragons. Every year A. Phillips Hardware sponsors the Albany Dutchmen - this is a fun networking opportunity and begins at  7:05pm at the Bob Bellizzi Field at Christian Plumeri Sports Complex in Albany. Contact Alissa via email or phone (518.459.2300 x110) for tickets.

Ask your ShopRite pharmacist about Pet Meds - they can  fill your pet's prescription for many common medications. At ShopRite, Caring is our Business! Visit their site for details on the Pet Meds program.

Call 518.635.4111 for your free tree removal estimate from Sevenzocks Nursery.

Reach over 70,000 people with your ad in the Columbia County Fair magazine! Email Marlene at Columbia-Greene Media. Deadline is August 12, fair dates are August 31-September 5. Full details on flyer.

Reserve your spot for Glenmont Abbey Village's next gardening workshop, Maximizing Your Garden, on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30am. Glenmont Abbey has teamed up with  Capital Roots, a local non-profit actively working to provide nutritional and horticultural education to all throughout the Capital Region. The one-hour program is FREE and open to residents and the public -  learn  steps to plan a garden that will flourish in limited space, how to prepare your soil, and how to create the ideal garden layout. Call today  888.892-2177. 

To Life! will present an educational forum on Breast Cancer at Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs on August 3. Check-in and breakfast begin at 8am, and the program runs from 9am-12pm and includes refreshments.  Breast cancer patients and survivors, family members, friends, caregivers, and healthcare professionals are invited to attend. P resenters include Patricia Rae Kennedy, MD FACS, Breast Surgeon at Saratoga Hospital, Karen E. McShane, MD, Obstetrician Gynecologist, with North Country Obstetrics and Gynecology and Tracy Taylor Gutermuth, survivor and LiveSTRONG mentor. The program is FREE but registration is required - via email, by phone at 518.439.5975, or online.

Summer hours at the Bethlehem Public Libraryclosed Sundays for July and August. Click for the Summer Concert Series, and see the adult film series schedule here. Showtimes are select Fridays in July and August at 10am, and coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available.

The Jonathan Carey Foundation is doing a Civil Rights Walk for the Disabled.  They are seeking sponsorship and personal donations to fund the walk. It will begin  on Monday, July 25  at the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs in Delmar and will end August 5 at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. The purpose is to bring attention to the fact that in NYS,  when individuals with disabilities who reside in residential facilities or group homes are physically/sexually assaulted, or die a suspicious death due to abuse and neglect, in most cases, 911 is not called. NYS law directs all State and private providers to call the Justice Center when mandated reporters witness crimes against the disabled - therefore, 911 is not dispatched  evidence is not collected, prosecution does not ensue, and the abuser continues to abuse. Please consider making a personal donation of $9.11 via their website, or sponsoring as a business.

Enjoy live traditional Irish music performed by Comhalta's every fourth Sunday from 3-6pm at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant and Pub

Traveling to Walt Disney World this summer, or know someone who is? Pick up Walt Disney World for Tweens and Teens by travel agent Fairytale Journeys with Tim Brooks. It's perfect  for kids who like to plan along with their parents, or for  teachers/school administrators looking for projects to give to kids that go on vacation during the school year. Click HERE to purchase.

Program info and online registration is available for the Bethlehem Soccer Club for this upcoming Fall. Questions? Email the club.

Paint a beautiful Sailboat at Del Lanes on Friday, July 22nd at 7pm. Join us at our fully stocked bar for a cold refreshment and fun! Sign up HERE today.

hEARt Ear Boutique offers more than hearing aids! Custom Earmolds improve sound quality and don't fall out of your ears. They are great for Bluetooth devices, musicians, swimmers, construction workers, and more. See flyer for details.

The Kiwanis Club of Delmar has just announced their Annual Golf Outing for Charity. The outing will take place Monday, August 1, at Normanside Country Club. See flyer for complete details - register as an individual golfer, or as an event sponsor.

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


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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The  Bethlehem Police Department Family Services Unit will take part in the upcoming
 National Night Out on August 2. The FREE event is open to all and will be held at the Elm Avenue Park from 7-9pm.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.  The event will include free admission to the Town Park Pool Complex, crime prevention and personal safety information, bounce house, fire/EMS truck displays, and an inflatable obstacle course. Click for flyer.

The  60th Annual Glenmont Fireman's Fair will take place at the  Selkirk Fire Co. 2 Station located on Glenmont Road on the following dates:
   Thursday, July 21, 6-11pm
   Friday, July 22, 6-11pm
   Saturday, July 23, 5-11pm
Bring your family and enjoy carnival games, rides, food, dessert, and more!

The Cedar Hill Schoolhouse Museum, home of the Bethlehem Historical Association, is open on Sundays from 2-4pm through August 28.  All are cordially invited to visit the museum which currently features Parade of Fashion 1860s - 1960s, a wonderful display of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. For more information, visit the website

On Thursdays between 10 AM and 2 PM, the  Town of Bethlehem   will be accepting donations  for Habitat ReStore in the Capital District of slightly used furnishings, working appliances, cabinets, and other building materials at the Town of Bethlehem Transfer Station, 136 Rupert Rd, Selkirk, NY. See the Flyer for details.    
  
16 Handles Stage 16 Concert Series - Join us for live music every Friday from 7:00-9:00 pm as we feature local talent in our Stage 16 concert series! Follow us on Instagram @16handlesglenmont for announcements and line-ups.  
    
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KUDOS TO 


Price Chopper/Market 32 recently received a Produce Business Sustainability Award.
Click for the full article.

AROUND THE REGION... 

FuzeHub Named Statewide Manufacturing Extension Program Center
FuzeHub, a not-for-profit organization responsible for growing small to medium manufacturing companies (SMEs) in New York State by matching them with technical and business resources, has been designated by Empire State Development (ESD) as the Statewide Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center, a new entity that complements New York's robust network of 10 regional MEP centers that provide hands-on services to companies in every corner of the state. FuzeHub will be the first MEP Center to have a footprint that spans the entire state. Funding for this award is $2.4 million per year for five years.  Click HERE for the full press release.
 

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