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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS


Mother Nature was on our side last week for our June Networking Mixer at
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub! Click for the Photo Gallery.




On Saturday we joined Jai Yoga School for their official ribbon cutting ceremony.
They recently moved their studio from Albany and are now located in the
Vista Tech Park in Slingerlands. Click for the Photo Gallery






Sunmark Federal Credit Union Ribbon Cutting
 
265 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, July 18, 9am


Join us for Sunmark Federal Credit Union's official ribbon cutting! The brand new Delmar branch will hold their soft opening on June 25. Take advantage of their current offerings, available at the Delmar location only - click for the flyer. Final ribbon cutting ceremony details to follow, so stay tuned!




  



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 February, to view works from twelve local artists. 
For more information on the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website.

We want your promotional materials!

This month we will be preparing  50 WELCOME PACKETS ,
which are used by realtors and businesses for
NEW RESIDENTS  and  NEW EMPLOYEES.


We are running low on some of our member promotional materials here in our office.  If you would like to have your material included in this batch of Welcome Packets, please make sure to drop it off at the Chamber office.


Materials can be dropped off M-F 9am-5pm,
or put in the mail slot on the front door after hours.

SAVE THE DATE


Monday, September 17

Normanside Country Club
150 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.  Click to visit the website.

Sponsorship and Player Information will follow, or contact the Chamber
at  518.439.0512 or by  email  with questions.


With so many events coming up these next couple of month's, now is a great time to purchase
Shop BETHLEHEM Gift Cards


Father's Day June 18
8th Grade Moving Up Day Ceremony June 21
Bethlehem High School Graduation June 22
and don't forget Teacher Gifts!!!

Cards can be purchased in any denomination from $5-$500 and are used like cash at participating businesses in town.  Click HERE to see the full list of businesses.  Purchase cards online, over the phone at 518.439.0512, or in person at the Chamber office M-F 9am-5pm (318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 11, Main Square).

Support our local businesses and keep money in our community!
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

All Tastings & Seminars at Upstate Wine & Spirits Co. are always FREE! Join them this month for one of their upcoming seminars: South African Expedition with Ryan (6/20 at 7pm), or Wines Languedoc, France, with Matt (6/27 at 7pm).

Lisa Cross from Kenwood Manor will be guest bartending tomorrow night, June 21, at Roux. 100% of all tips will be donated to The Alzheimer's Association! 6-8pm, click to view flyer.

Restorative Yoga uses props (blankets, bolsters, pillows, blocks, etc.) and specific poses to allow deep tissue stretches within the body. A very limited number of poses held for longer periods of time allow for deeply held tension within the body to release. Restorative Yoga is appropriate for any and all levels and abilities, and particularly for those healing from illness and/or injury. Jai Yoga School offers MONTHLY Restorative Yoga - their next one if this Friday, 6/22, at 7:30pm.  Sign up online!

The Selkirk Fire Department is upgrading to meet the community's needs, and the needs for the future. It's the largest fire district in the Town of Bethlehem, encompassing almost 2,500 homes & properties and 30 square miles. Check out their brochure to read all about the Building Project.

Looking for work? Visit the Chamber Job Board! Recent positions posted include a full-time Carpenter/Foreman with C&J Custom Builders, and a part-time Receptionist/Kennel Technician with Pet Styles.

Monolith Solar Associates will be at the 2018 Home Show on June 23 at the Rivers Casino Schenectady! Our founder, Steve Erby, will be there to talk about how Anyone Can Go Solar Now. Visit them at the Show this Saturday!

Ready to go faster? Visit the Glenmont or Valatie Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike store and pick up these Special Edition Continental  TDF Grand Prixe 4000 folding tyres!

Summer is finally here, and so are Royal Meadery's Mead MixersStrawberry Lemonade and Watermelon Cooler are available this weekend, and Cherry Limeade is on deck! Summer Sundays will also kick off this weekend - they will be open  the first Sunday of the month from 12-4pm. In addition to Sunday, regular hours will remain (Fri 5-9pm and Sat 11am-5pm).

Looking to do a small remodel or a larger addition? Local builder, Hanifin Home Builders can tackle the job. Kitchen, baths, garage additions. Visit their website or contact them about your project at 518.439.9033.
 
Join Louise Finlayson for  The Art of Conscious Living on  June 25-29 at Wiawaka Holiday House, Lake George. This  experiential retreat includes five days of self-inquiry, meditation, guided visualization, gratitude and mindfulness practices, heart-centered sharing and more. 
 
Balance Massage is now offering a  $49 Introductory Special - they are open  7 days a week.  Massage, bodywork, energy; call  518.475.9999 to schedule.

Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace has so  many goodies from Colleen Treiling, Mistura, Schlabaugh & Sons and Zen Puzzles! Browse the shop for that perfect, unique gift. They also have  Ellis Tobin Clock, Allyn Ties and Frittelli and Lockwood Ties, Patent Artwork, Bob Philipchick, Davin & Kesler bottle openers plus Vanessa Williams bonsai.

Sunmark Federal Credit Union will open their new  Delmar branch soon and to celebrate they will have some special offers, available at the Delmar location only, through  7/31/18 15 month certificate 2.65% APY;  Money Market 1.25% APY; and  Auto Loan rates as low as 1.94% - see flyer for complete details.

Get ready for summer with 25% off ALL SUNWEAR at DiNapoli Opticians For more information, visit their website.

The warmer weather is here and so are the ticks. Discovering a tick can be scary, and this season is becoming one of the worst we've seen in the Northeast. If you have been bitten by a tick, develop symptoms or need help with tick removal, visit any of the 10 Albany Med EmUrgentCare locations  (Bethlehem has one in Glenmont), open  9am to 9pm every day for treatment. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones with these tips from the CDC.

There's still time to enjoy the June specials at Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar! Sushi Bar Appetizer: Fried Oyster and Avocado Salad; Sushi Bar Roll: Angry Dragon Roll; Kitchen Appetizer: Glazed Pork Belly Skewers; and Kitchen Entrée: Panang Curry Mussels with Squid Ink Pasta. And don't miss their live music from 7-9pm on Thursdays! Upcoming June performers include Scott Apicelli / Rob Lindquist Duo (6/21) and Caribbean Sun Band (6/28).

Barefoot Space now offers training classes! They have 3-day and 1-day sessions coming up this Summer and Fall. 3-Day Fundamentals July 5-7, Sept 1-3, and Nov 10-12; 1-Day Converge Aug 4, Oct 6, and Nov TBD. View the flyer for more details.

Art on the Rail Trail (ART), a committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, is having a fundraiser party to raise money for next mural on the trail. There will be drinks, foods, and music by Conscious Club - see flyer for details.

Budget Blinds of Delmar does commercial AND residential work. Visit their site to learn more - they offer some amazing products, including solar shades that don't block the view of the outside! In-home consultations are free.

Pine Hollow Arboretum  will hold their inaugural Founder's Day to celebrate the life, work and legacy of founder John W. Abbuhl At 3pm there will have a brief presentation and commemorative tree planting. Light refreshments will be provided.
The event will take place on the grounds of Pine Hollow, so come dressed for the outdoors! Visit their event site for more details.

Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company is in the process of making a decadent Matcha Green Tea Emulsified Sugar Scrub - watch their Facebook page for details!

Reloadable cards are now available at Resolute Tattoo - these cards make great gifts OR if you're not a great saver but have been wanting to start a large (or small) tattoo these will be perfect. Think of it as tattoo layaway! 

Gift your graduate with love with something special from Joyelles Jewelers! Open Tuesday - Saturday, see their hours here.

Gregory's Barbershop offers a full line of premium grooming products - perfect for Dad! Right now they are offering  Buy One, Get One styling gel or shampoo - mix and match ($18 value). 

Are you aware of common business scams and how to prevent them from happening to your business? The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York can help - click here for the flyer, or visit their site to learn more about Email Scams, Fake Websites, Invoice Scams and more. 

Graduation season is here! Angela's Pizza & Pasta in Glenmont has everything you need to throw a delicious party. Check out there catering menu and order form here.

Tangora Technologies in Delmar is growing!  Parker Tangora has recently joined the family business.  And Tom Connelly has joined as their new Customer Service representative.  Tangora Technologies serves Business and Residential clients, offering services in their 4 divisions: Heating & CoolingEntertainment SystemsTechnology (security and automation) and Whole House/Business Generators.  Visit their website or call 518.478.9513 to schedule your appointment.

Patriot Flight is sponsoring the upcoming Dancing with the Veterans event! Join them Saturday, June 23, from 7:30-10:30pm at Danceland in Latham. There will be raffles, an auction, military memorabilia displays, and more. Visit their Facebook page for more info.

Cleaning out lockers, backpacks, desks, and more? Donate your unused or gently-used school supplies to help support the efforts of the Bethlehem Food PantryThe Food Pantry is currently accepting school supply donations, and the Bethlehem Central School District is lending a hand. There are collection boxes at the main office of every BC school through June 21. Click here to see a full list of acceptable items.

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine is now offering  IV Therapy for Wellness. These include Immune Boosters, Detoxifiers, Energy Boosters and more! Click here for info.

Get Grounded with  Yoga for Your Feet and Lower Limbs at Free Movement Pilates. This workshop will be held Friday, June 22, from 5:30-7:00pm. Taught be Melissa Hurt, the  workshop teaches the architecture of the feet and lower limbs creating the foundation for standing yoga poses. Participants will get to know their feet as the base for their posture and livelihood. They will identify their habits, release tensions, and create energy flow in the lower limbs. $30, r eserve your spot by following this link to the Mind Body Scheduler.

Have a hole in your screen?  Let A. Phillips Hardware help! Drop it off at any Phillips Hardware location - for more info, visit their site.
 
Enter the Spring 2018 AAA Pet Travel Photo Contest by June 25 Capture your happy traveler in a scenic location. Visit the AAA Hudson Valley site for details.

OnTarget Team Building has partnered up with the Carey Institute to offer your group a team building experience like no other! The Carey Institute's 100-acre estate is less than 40 minutes from Albany. Receive 20% off two or three hour team-building sessions. View the flyer for complete details.

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

5 Vista Boulevard
Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.379.9108

26 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
518.229.3968

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



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

 
 AROUND THE REGION


June 27-28, 2018 * Herkimer, NY
The Manufacturing & Agriculture B2B Showcase: Present your company as an exhibitor, network with peers, find business partners, suppliers & customers, and hear from key business leaders on important industry topics. Learn more and register HERE.



Tuesday, July 10, 2018 
1am-4pm / Albany Marriott, Wolf Road 

The largest and longest running Job Fair in the Capital Region will be back on July 10.  This event connects you with local companies interested in hiring qualified   skilled workers in different and diverse available job positions. Click HERE to attend, or click HERE to become an Exhibitor. 


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.
 
 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.    
    
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 
 
KUDOS TO 



Congratulations to Selkirk Fire Department's newest Firefighter I graduates: Steven Hummel Jr. and Christopher Corbett. Both FF Hummel and FF Corbett are 3rd Generation Firefighters. Visit their Facebook page to view the photo.


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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.

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