Celebrating 60 years!
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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS


Last Thursday we joined Policy Research Associates for their 30th Anniversary Open House.  Pamela Clark Robbins, President & CEO, was joined by her staff, family, friends,  Senator Neil Breslin, Assemblymember Patricia Fahy,  Bethlehem Town Board Member Joyce Becker, representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber, and members of the community.  Click for the Photo Gallery.



Yesterday we  combined with the Colonie and Guilderland Chambers of Commerce for our Speed Networking event.   The session was moderated by  Peter Coombs from FRONTLINE Training & Consulting.  Click for the Photo Gallery.



State of the Town 2018

Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Monday, January 22, 8:30am

  RSVP
Supervisor David  VanLuven  will deliver the State of the Town Address to the business community and public, outlining the challenges Bethlehem faces and his priorities for the coming year.
Continental breakfast will be provided.

8:15am Networking & Breakfast / 8:30am Program





BUSINESS WEBINAR:
Protecting Your Business from Scams

Wednesday, January 24
11am-12pm EST

You've heard about business scams, but do you know how to recognize one if it happened
to you? Join Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York for this informative webinar
and learn how to spot these types of scams.





BUSINESS WEBINAR:
Digital Marketing Trends
for Small Businesses in 2018

Thursday, January 25
2pm EST


Marketing is changing thanks to our desire for digestible and personalized content.
Do you know which trends will impact YOUR organization in 2018?

Join us as we explore what small businesses should be paying attention to and simple ideas for incorporating them into your marketing strategy. Topics include:

Marketing Automation
Content Marketing
Video
Mobile




The Spinney at Van Dyke Clubhouse  Ribbon Cutting

6 Parker Mathusa Place, Delmar
Thursday, January 25, 4pm

 RSVP
The Spinney at Van Dyke has completed construction on a brand new Clubhouse! Join us as we cut the ribbon and don't miss your chance to check out the new space.

The new Clubhouse includes a gas fire place in the Clubhouse's Great Room, a Media Room featuring a 70" TV, and a full kitchen with island, stove top, double ovens and dishwasher (ready to host potluck dinners, cooking classes, and more!). Tours will be available and light refreshments will be served.




Business for Breakfast - 2018 Economic Outlook

Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Friday, February 19, 7:45am

Presented by Conor J. Bryant,CFP®
BRYANT ASSET MANAGEMENT

Are you wondering where the market will go in 2018 with interest rates on the rise, high US stock valuations, political turmoil and tax reform? We will take a comprehensive look at the market and economic outlook for the coming year. Learn how to successfully invest in a changing climate and the best investment plans available for businesses.

Bryant Asset Management, 1280 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, NY 12159
Ph: 518 439-1141  www.bryantassetmgt.com
Securities & Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network™, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.



  

Business Person of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Community Spirit Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Youth Award
Do you know of a deserving individual or business?
Nominate them for our Annual Awards!
For complete details on qualifications and submission,
see the  Nomination Form .


33rd Annual
Bethlehem Chamber 
Awards Dinner
APRIL 2018


***nomination deadline is February 9, 2018***

  
Click below logo for the new
Policy Research Associates
Member Spotlight.
To see all of our Member Spotlights, visit our website.
UPDATE YOUR BUSINESS INFO

for the 

2018-2019 Business & Community Directory 


We are preparing for the print 2018-2019 Chamber Business
& Community Directory.  

**Member businesses should login to your account to verify that
all of your information is accurate.**

Please review and update your Bethlehem Chamber Member Listing for inclusion in the 2018 printed Business & Community Directory, which will be widely distributed beginning in April 2018 and throughout the year. If we do not receive updates by 1/31/18, current information will be used. Thank you for your assistance!

If you cannot locate your login info, email the Chamber for assistance. 
Forms will also be emailed to the Primary Account Representative by 1/8/18.

Alternatively, you can download the Member Update Form and return to the
Chamber by fax at 518.475.0910 or by email .

*Please note that if nothing has changed, there is NO NEED to complete a form.*
 

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consumer audience?

Purchase an ad in the
2018-2019 Business &
Community Directory.

* Glossy, full-color ads
* 8,000 copies printed and distributed
* Convenient size for use year-round by businesses & residents
* Directories included in Chamber Welcome Packets year-round to new residents & new businesses

The most affordable annual avenue to target Bethlehem's
highly desirable demographic!

See  RATE INFO  and Contact our Sales Team
Paula Segal: 518.482.9044
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MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

What will make this year different for you? Join Dr. Diane Albano from LEAD Consulting & Coaching for a Vision Workshop Sunday, January 28, from 3:30-5:30pm. Dr. Albano is a highly skilled, certified professional coach and a Life Mastery Consultant. See flyer for complete details and registration instructions.

Founders HIIT & Strength is excited to announce the Take Off Challenge starting January 22nd!   The purpose of this program is to kickstart your health in 28 days. Specifically, you'll score points for completing training, nutrition, and lifestyle objectives. Click HERE to see how it works  (see  How It Works ).  The Challenge is open to both members and non-members of Founders HIIT & Strength - Members:  $39 for full access to the challenge /  Non-Members: $99 for full access to the challenge AND 28 day training program. Click HERE to register!

Winter can be a hazardous time for your eyes! Give Dr. Eden's blog from Cornea Consultants of Albany a read to see how you can keep your eyes comfortable and safe during these chilly winter months.

Headed to the BMW of South Albany for 2018: The all-new X2 joins the X series family!

Facebook. Google+. LinkedIn. SnapChat. Pinterest. Getting overwhelmed by all the social websites out there? Do you want to keep on top of the current trends and take advantage of all the free marketing/advertising opportunities? Groupiehead offers free consultations. We'll set you up and get you going. We care about your success and we add many more services to your social media marketing plan that aren't performed by other agencies.

The next webinar in Marvin and Company, P.C. CPAs complimentary series is titled: "Implementation of the New Not-For-Profit Financial Reporting Requirements" on Wednesday, January 24 from 12-1pm. The FASB's new accounting standard for not-for-profit organizations - the first major change to not-for-profit accounting in more than 20 years - goes into effect in 2018. Our webinar will explain implementation of the standard and its main provisions and will cover the significant challenges organizations will face when adopting the new financial statement standard and help organizations develop an implementation plan. Click HERE for more info and to register. One hour of continuing professional educational credit is available for CPAs.

Next week join Pioneer Bank's Local Cash Crew at Romo's Pizza & Restaurant in Glenmont! The first 100 visitors will receive $5 off their cheese pizza order and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate. Wednesday, 1/17, from 4:30-6:30pm.

Something Olde, Something New has NEW MERCHANDISE! Stop by to check it out, they are open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-7pm. And their Winter Clearance Sale begins tomorrow - take 50% off clothing, shoes, handbags and select jewelry. There are additional markdowns on linens, vintage home accessories, and furniture.

The  Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation is offering you a chance to help shape park policy in out Town. Take the Dogs in Bethlehem Town Parks Community Survey by 1/31/18 and don't miss your chance to weigh on on this topic!

Are you caring for an aging parent or other loved one at home? If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, you are not alone. Helping Hands@Home, a family owned business, can provide the extra help to live independently in their homes. We can assist with meal preparation, transportation, light housekeeping and more. S ervices are available throughout the Capital District, call 518.380.9788 for a  free consultation.

Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar  has loads of exciting January specials! Smoked Salmon "Bagel", Firecracker Roll, and Panang Curried Mussels, to name a few - check out their Facebook for details, or call 518 to make reservations. And look for them Friday at the Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival.

Volunteers make the world go round!
Join  Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy  for the first annual MHLC Volunteer Open House on Thursday, January 25 We invite Current, past and future volunteers are invited to stop by between 5-7pm to warm up with light refreshments and connect with staff and other volunteers.  Our work is only possible with the support of the tremendous volunteers who donate their time and energy towards our mission.  RSVP via email to Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator Sawyer Cresap.

Enjoy 10% OFF Merillat Cabinets (Masterpiece) or 18 Months Special Financing on your new kitchen at your local Curtis Lumber Company. The Bethlehem location is on Grove Street, right off Delaware Avenue in Delmar. This is a limited time offer until 1/31/18!

Community Care Physicians, P.C. (CCP) and CapitalCare Medical Group, LLC announced they have consolidated to form one integrated, multispecialty medical group. The consolidated group improves access and enhances the patient experience for the greater Capital Region. CapitalCare practices will function as divisions of Community Care Physicians. Care for patients will be uninterrupted, as the practitioners and locations will not change. Click HERE for the full press release.

Robinson Hardware and Garden Center  has tons of January items on SALE! Click HERE to check out this month's sales.

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. 

As of September 2017, funds remain for new and emerging enterprises. Funds for existing businesses have been distributed.
For additional information, contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

    NEW MEMBERS   

1187 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110
518.730.9006

5 Elm Avenue, #1
Delmar, NY 12054
518.621.1044

316 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
845.532.4687

363 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.9911

Delmar, NY 12054
518.424.9349

50 Beaver Street, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12207
518.641.0618

Dhaval Patel
365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.977.3050

125 Wolf Road, Suite 501
Albany, NY 12205
518.506.0193

321 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.935.4800

329 Glenmont Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.264.9000

1345 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY  12159
518.701.9836

20 Hallwood Road, Suite 2
Delmar, NY 12054
855.697.6323

 AROUND THE REGION


Continuous Improvement in
Your Manufacturing Business (WEBINAR)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 * 1PM-2PM

In this webinar, Beau Keyte and Brent Wahba, internationally recognized experts in organizational change, will introduce you to the "Leverage Points" transformation methodology. Developed and tested over the past 10 years, this process emerged from studying how successful organizations really evolve by implementing small, situation-specific changes to create focus, alignment, and an achievable plan for driving results. Register now and jump-start a strategy to achieve your business transformation goals.
KUDOS TO 



 
These banks united in an effort to distribute funds to Cohoes fire victims through Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany.  More than $104,000 in funds were turned over to Catholic Charities on Tuesday, January 16. Click HERE for the full press release.



WEBSITE of the WEEK
 
Commercial General Liability, Commercial Auto, Farm Insurance, and more - learn more about The Bruce Agency below.




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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS  

Albany artist David C. Lithgow is the topic for the January 18 meeting of the Bethlehem Historical Association . Bob Mulligan and Randy Patten present their illustrated talk at 2pm at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Avenue.  A prolific artist, Lithgow (1868-1959), was a painter, sculptor and muralist whose works are scattered about Albany.  All are welcome to learn more about Lithgow at this free lecture. Refreshments to follow the talk. 

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! 
 
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 Jeff Bregenzer via email or at  518.439.4921.

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.

 

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