Celebrating 60 years!
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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS



We joined the Bethlehem Chabad to celebrate their Building Dedication at their new home in the historic building at 393 Delaware Avenue in Delmar, which once was the Adams Hotel.  Chabad Rabbi Zalman Simon and Rabbi Nachman Simon, were joined by family, friends, Chabad members, Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson Bethlehem, Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, Town Board Member David VanLuven and representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce. View the Photo Gallery.









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

Download
Brochure to register by fax

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.









197 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Tuesday, September 26
Celebrate Kinderhook Bank's new branch located at 197 Delaware Avenue. Tour the newly renovated space and meet the Branch Team while enjoying refreshments provided by fellow Member Delmar Bistro.










Albany Med EmUrgentCare Ribbon Cutting & Open House

329 Glenmont Road, Town Squire Plaza, Glenmont

Friday, September 29
10 am, Ribbon Cutting
 RSVP



Join us Friday for the official ribbon cutting for Albany Med's latest EmUrgentCare
location  in Glenmont.

An Open House will be held on Saturday, September 30, 10am-2pm. Meet the medical providers and tour the new facility. Light refreshments and giveaways will also be available. Albany Med EmUrgentCare is a walk-in medical facility and the emergency-medicine trained providers care for urgent and non-urgent medical illnesses and injuries for patients
of all ages. 








243 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Friday, September 29
4pm
Founders HIIT & Strength Club (formerly Foundry Fitness) has rebranded and will be celebrating with a ribbon cutting! Same fantastic owners, whole new brand - see below for their current specials they are offering in celebration.

10% off all Monthly Unlimited Class Passes - Promo Code: #Founders
10% off all Personal Training - Promo Code: #Founders
20% off all Individual Classes and Class Packages - Promo code: #HIIT&STRENGTH
VALID THROUGH 9/30/17 ● Cannot be combined with any other Introductory or Trial Offer.

Check out their MINDBODY Online site for a special, one time, Introductory Trial Offer for 1 month of unlimited Classes at a very discounted rate!!! 
***Cannot be combined with other promotions.***




     
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
TRAFFIC DETOURS
Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

**update**

The Hudson Avenue Detour is currently in effect. One way traffic will be allowed on Delaware Avenue heading Eastbound toward Albany. Westbound traffic heading from Albany toward Four Corners on Delaware Avenue will be detoured onto Hudson Avenue. This detour will be in effect daily from 7am to 5pm. Visit the Town website for more information.


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



DRIVING

REGISTRATION


HOLE-IN-ONE

PUTTING

BEVERAGE CART

CLOSETS to PIN - Ladies

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

Crossroads Ford

  

Click below logo for the new Mad Dog Bicycles Member Spotlight.
To see all of our Member Spotlights, visit our website.
 

     
Remember to  BUY LOCAL!
Please keep our local Merchants top of mind, especially in light of the Delaware Avenue road construction (weekdays 9am-5pm). 
Businesses are open and ready to serve you!

Top 10 Reasons To Buy Local:
10. Keep Money In Our Community
 9. Support Community Groups
 8. Keep Our Community Unique
 7. Keep Recycling Your Dollar
 6. Create More Good Jobs
 5. Get Better Service
 4. Invest In Your Community
 3. Put Your Taxes To Good Use
 2. Encourage Local Prosperity
 1. It's The Right Thing To Do

Visit our Online Business Directory to find businesses and organizations for your next need, project or gift!

Did You Know...
As a Chamber Member you have access to discounted services through our Affinity Partners
Newly Added...

Staples Business Advantage offers small, medium and large Chamber Member businesses access a top tier pricing, usually reserved for volume customers. Local pick up option at our Member Staples location in Glenmont.  

Visit webpage for full details and to see ALL of our Affinity Partner offers

   It's our Anniversary!
 
This year, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce turns 60 years old! To help commemorate this milestone, we want to celebrate and acknowledge those businesses, organizations and individuals who have loyally supported the Chamber through the decades.

Your annual support ensures the Bethlehem Chamber will continue its work to support local businesses, economic development, workforce development and community initiatives, to strengthen the Bethlehem community - THANK YOU!
View some of the Chamber's Community activities.

IN RECOGNITION OF OUR   MEMBERS  CELEBRATING
10-14 YEARS

ADP Small Business Services
Bethlehem Garden Club
Bethlehem Public Library BCN-TV
Stram Center For Integrative Medicine
Crossroads Ford
Frank Ray's Cleaning Service
State Farm Ins.- Elaine VanDeCarr
T L Roe CPA P.C.
Bethlehem Business Women's Club
Partners In Healing
Glenmont Self Storage LLC
Brunswick Donuts, LLC
Pathfinder Marketing LLC
Backyard Sheds & Gazebos, Inc.
Conti Appraisal & Consulting LLC
Securities Service Network, Inc.
C N Tommell Cattle Co LLC
Myers Brothers, LLC
Nathaniel Adams Blanchard
     Post 1040
Four Corners Pharmacy
CheckWise Payroll LLC
Durant Funeral Home Inc
Exquisite Fashions, Carlisle Collection
Bethlehem Area YMCA
The Dance Experience
Kenwood Manor
Keller Williams Realty - The
     McKee Team
Comfort Inn Albany-Glenmont
Less EMF, Inc.
Johnny B's Glenmont Diner
Homeste ad Funding Corp.
Atria Delmar Place Senior Living
     Residence
Hampton Inn by Hilton
     Albany/University Area
RainbowCare & Consultants, Inc
Bentley Self Storage, LLC
Community Care Physicians
Claremont House
Best Cleaners Delmar
Delmar Pediatrics PLLC
SEFCU-Glenmont Branch
H Loucks Body & Fender Works
Douglas A Schulz LLC
Naviasky Law Firm, PLLC
Robinson Ace Hardware &
     Garden Center
Realty USA - Marge Kanuk
United Specialists, Inc.
Elsmere Fire District
Suzy Yoga
National Income Life Insurance
A-1 Merchant Solutions
Albany Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc
Cynthia Brown & Associates, Inc.
Hallwood-Delaware Corp
Beth Netter, MD
Digital Literacies
Crawford Door and Window Sales
Riverside Auto Parts
CAP COM Federal Credit Union
Cordo & Company, LLC
Red Maple Land Services LLC

Click HERE to view the article on the Chamber's Anniversary in the Spotlight News

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
COURT OVERTURNS CHANGE TO EXEMPT EMPLOYEE/OVERTIME RULE 

On August 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled against the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) redefinition of who qualifies as an exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The court's decision nullifies the DOL rule in its entirety. Had the rule gone into effect, it would have more than doubled the minimum salary level for exempt white collar employees from $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $913 per week ($47,476 annually).




SAVE THE DATE
Bethlehem First Night

   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.

Interested in  Performing at the event, click
HERE for an application. Deadline for submission is September 15.

Interested in  Sponsoring this local event, see Sponsorship Opportunities .

Interested in  Volunteering at the event, visit the webpage

 Organizing Partners:


MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

My Place & Co. Restaurant is turning 35 years old! Celebrate with them at their 35th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 30. There will be music, food, drinks and giveaways starting at 4pm.

Wildbird Junction, Backyard Nature Shoppe, is making way for new Fall inventory, so stop in to take advantage of 20% markdowns on select garden merchandise, including bird baths, garden stakes, yard art, statuary and gazing globes. Located at 308 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics in Slingerlands is offering some med spa specials this September.  View Specials here and call 518-429-2909 for an appointment.

There are four ways to join and support Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy this week!  1) Celebrate at their Fall Fundraiser this Thursday, September 14 - click here for details. 2)  Take a chance with a 25th Anniversary Raffle Ticket! 3)  Paint with Kevin Kuhne at the Watercolor Workshop  on Sunday, September 17 - only 5 spots remain for this free event. 4.  Hike at Ashford Glen Preserve via a guided hike on Tuesday, September 19 at 10am. Click to sign up for this free hike.

Pioneer Bank offers two locations in town to pay your  BCSD tax bills - the Delmar branch, located at 184 Delaware Avenue, and the Glenmont branch, located at 329 Glenmont Road (in Town Squire Plaza).

Hello Delmar!  518 Pest and Fert has had a busy week full of mice, rats, boxelders, ticks, lawn weeds, aeration and over seeding Call for help, we are here for you! 518.935.7162

New Scotland Physical Therapy is so excited to have Tricia and Amanda join them this Fall to offer Yoga classes! Visit their Facebook page for the schedule.

Join AAA Hudson Valley for their  first ever Pet Lover/Owner event on Tuesday, September 19, from 3-6:30pm Pick up your Pet Tag and save on other goods and services for your furry friends. Plus - bring a can of pet food to donate to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. *Please do not bring your pet to the event. Pet tags complimentary for members only.* 

Fall Sunday Yoga Workshop Dates at Free Movement Pilates are as follows: 10/1   Restorative with Erika 10:00-11:30am ($30); 10/8   Yin & Meditation  with Lauren 11:30-1:00pm ($35); 10/15   Restorative with Erika 10:00-11:30am ($30); and 11/10   Yin & Meditation with Lauren ($35). Also, Cathy King has joined the Free Movement Pilates team! She is offering Buy 3, Get 1 Free Private OR Duets at 4:30pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday night.  To register, visit the website, sc roll to bottom of home page, click on blue MIND BODY Scheduler button to register. "Register as Unpaid" to reserve spot; you can mail a check to the studio, or pay in person.

Please take note - Yanni's Too has started their Fall hours. They are open  Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner only.

Barefoot Space has started offering GOAT YOGA at  4Js Farm, a local farm in the Capital Region. Click here to learn more and to register - spaces fill up quickly!

Robert Herzog, DDS of  Primomo & Herzog DDS is a  biologic dentist who has been in private practice for more than 20 years. He is also  an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine  and has completed extensive training on the safe removal of amalgam/mercury fillings. For more info or an appointment, call 518.427.2447.

Sevenzocks Nursery now has firewood available! 
Seasoned firewood bundles are $5 for outdoor or $7 for indoor. 

Fall Yoga has begun at New Scotland Physical Therapy! Visit their Facebook for the schedule.  September specials include $10 for first class, or purchase 5 class pass for $60, 10 class pass for $100.

Moms can enjoy a day of fun at Rain Hair Studio! Their Moms Day Out event on Sunday, September 24, will  feature amazing deals on blowouts, manicures, and mini facials and they will be  hosting wine tasting by One Hope, Henna Tattooing and Arbonne make up by Aliya, and Woman's fashions by LadyWire Boutique.  Call today to set up and appointment or just drop in: 518-915-1619.

Robinson Ace Hardware & Garden Center is having a Summer Sale! 25% off nursery stock - visit their New Scotland Road location. 
 
The Friends of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation  is looking for  new members for their board. Interested? Call 518.605.6580. And the new Park Playbook for Fall is available now - look for it in the Bethlehem Town News, or get it online Register for athletic and fitness classes NOW - the Lottery Spin will happen this Friday, September 1.
 
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.

TRAFFIC DETOURS
Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

Construction has begun - 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 o n the Town  website Click below for:


    NEW MEMBERS   

1345 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY  12159
518.701.9836

20 Hallwood Road, Suite 2
Delmar, NY 12054
855.697.6323

151 Von Roll Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
518.857.6966

Jordan's Barbershop
49 Main Street
Ravena, NY 12143
518.756.2480

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

WEBSITE of the WEEK
 
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Signature Term Insurance from Farm Family Insurance Company offers affordable coverage designed to meet your needs now, with the flexibility to accommodate your changing lifestyle through the years. Contact Jennifer Messing for details.



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

 

 AROUND THE REGION.....


New 8-week Business Training Course  Begins September 16th

Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful small business with our 8-week intensive training course, offered in partnership with the Huether School of Business of The College of Saint Rose. Class topics include: developing a business plan, strategic planning, marketing, sales forecasting, financial management and analysis, as well as a discussion of legal, insurance and tax issues.
 Tuition is $160 and includes class materials and light refreshments. Scholarships may be available. For more information or to register, please call or  email  Paul Stewart at 518.436.8586 x805.



The ACCVB is partnering with the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) along with the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau to offer our hospitality community the opportunity to get in the pipeline to hire qualified military service men and women.  You are encouraged to attend the Onward to Opportunity Program, Thursday, September 14, 1 p.m. at the Albany Marriott, to learn more. This program is offered freely as a workforce development program for our hospitality partners. Click here to view the flyer.    

 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting phone, walk-in and online registration for all fall activities.  A number of classes begin this week so don't miss out.  For a complete listing of activities and special events check out the Park Playbook.

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. 

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! 
 

BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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to save on valuable services from local Chamber members.

Businesses interested in offering Hot Deals to the Community,
  contact us for more information.