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Royal Meadery
Ribbon Cutting

20 Hallwood Road, Ste 2, Delmar
Friday, October 13, 3:30pm


Royal Meadery of Schoharie County has moved their operations into Town! Help us welcome them with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Royal Meadery makes fermented honey beverages and was launched in 2014 by Gregory Wilhelm.




Taj Fine Indian Cuisine
Ribbon Cutting
 
365 Feura Bush Rd, Glenmont
Monday, October 16, 11AM

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Glenmont's newest restaurant, Taj Fine Indian Cuisine!  Get a sneak peek of their menu here.

 


Candidate Forum 2017

Bethlehem Town Hall Auditorium
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Thursday, October 19
7pm - 9:15pm

Free and Open to All
**no RSVP required**

Co-Sponsored by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Capital Area Council of Churches, League of Women Voters and Spotlight News
 
Join us for a Candidate Forum - hear from the candidates on the ballot for Highway Superintendent, Town Board and Town Supervisor. 
Visit our website for the candidate list and schedule.
This event is free and open to the public.





Bethlehem Area YMCA Wellness Center
Ribbon Cutting

900 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Friday, October 20, 11am

The Bethlehem Area YMCA has been hard at work renovating their Wellness Center! Come see the reveal at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony. The remodel included a complete upgrade of all strength equipment and machines as well as a fresh look for the wellness floor itself.
 
Small group tours will be offered, and a light breakfast will be served.



     
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
Bethlehem Businesses:
the Holiday Season
is right around the corner!

Don't miss out on the Holiday Shopping Card promotion! 
 
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is working on our Annual Holiday Shopping Card Promotion for November 25 (Small Business Saturday) through December 31, 2017.  The program is a continuation of our active Buy Local Initiative and is a way to encourage the Bethlehem community to support local businesses during the Holiday shopping season before making trips to area malls and Black Friday sales.

Participation is open to Member and Non-Member businesses.

See the Registration Form for details. Deadline to participate is Monday, October 23.
Please contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or by email with any questions.

10,000 cards are printed in November and distributed:
  • 2017 Bethlehem Turkey Trot: As a sponsor, the Chamber distributes cards to approximately 3,000 participants during Pre-Registration
  • Spotlight Newspaper: Chamber inserts Holiday Cards into 5,000+ papers (11/22/17edition) distributed by mail and on newsstands in town.
  • Community locations: Bethlehem Town Hall, Bethlehem Public Library, local post offices, Bethlehem Chamber office, Saturday and Tuesday Farmers Markets
  • Member and Participating Businesses: cards are given to member and participating businesses to distribute to customers
Advertising is purchased locally to make the community
aware of the program.

***This is a short-term discount/gift-with-purchase promotion running around the Holidays, different from the year-round Shop Bethlehem Gift Card program. Interested in participating in the Gift Card program? Contact the Chamber at above phone or email.***
 



The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is a Neighborhood Champion for the upcoming  2017 Small Business Saturday national initiative to help small businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers. 

This year, Small Business Saturday is November 25.

BUSINESSES
As a small business owner, you are encouraged to participate in this FREE event to inspire your neighbors to Shop Small®.Take advantage of the free support from American Express by visiting the  Promote Your Business
section of the site for the following:  Free in-store signage, Sample social media post, Email templates.

Planning a
Small Business Saturday
event or promotion?

Notify the Chamber and
we will promote your business
leading up to November 25.



COMMUNITY
Help make a lasting impact in the place you call home on Small Business Saturday®. Founded by American Express in 2010, it's a day to celebrate the local businesses that help make your neighborhood great - and anyone can join in. This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov 25. No matter who you are, be a part of it, visit the website.

Remember, for every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.If you spend that in a national chain, $43 stays in the community.Spend it online and nothing comes home.
 
(Source: Civic Economics Report).


Discover & Explore
ICELAND

Book by October 13th and SAVE $200!


The Blue Lagoon

Summer may be drawing to a close, but it's never too early to start planning your next trip!   Iceland is a volcanic island located in the North Atlantic Ocean, and the culture is rich and varied.  This 7 day trip includes a city tour of Reykjavik, a Blue Lagoon experience, a South Shore adventure and a Golden Circle tour.

Open to all members of the community, the trip begins January 25, 2018.
Click HERE for the full itinerary.


Reykjavik
   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
20-24 YEARS

Salon 282
Burns General Contracting
David Frueh Contracting
I Love Books
Professional Planning Group
Swift Builders
CITGO Petroleum Corp.
Geurtze Bar-B-Q
Kuder Real Estate
McCarroll's The Village Butcher
Windsor Development Group Inc
Collins & Son Inc
Delmar First United Methodist
Hill Top Cattle Farms & Trucking
Jennifer Lynn Benninger CPA
Maxwell & Van Ryn, Esqs
Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.
Biscone Law Firm
Buffomatic II Inc.
Louise Frick
Four Star Service of Albany, Inc.
Hanifin Home Builders, Inc
L H Heimburge
Ship Copy & More
MVP Health Care
The Floral Garden
The Paper Mill
Bethlehem Veterinary Hospital
Dunkin Donuts, Inc - Delmar
King Bros Building & Remodeling, Inc
Policy Research Associates Inc
Solutions By Design
Something Olde Something New
Stewart's Shops

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

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Barefoot Space  has added a second Community Yoga Class! This is an all levels accessible practice designed to tone and stretch the whole body. Poses are held as attention is brought to quality of both breath and body alignment. It is suitable for beginners or the experienced practitioner. Visit the website for the schedule.

Stink bugs, box elders, spiders, and mice everywhere! Call 518 Pest and Fert.....they can help you (they might already be helping your neighbor)! 518.935.7162

In the spirit of Halloween, Bethlehem Town Family Dental is holding a raffle to anyone who would like to guess the weight of their front desk  pumpkin Once you enter your guess,  (whether on their FB post or in the office), you must either like them on Facebook or leave a review to be officially entered! 
Closest guess to the exact weight wins a Sonicare tooth brush - good luck!

The Revive Difference by Upstate Physician Services is now on the premises of Rain Hair Studio offering Laser Hair Removal. Currently they are offering laser hair removal with an additional 35% off packages already discounted by 20%. This deal is only valid from  10/10 - 10/22! Call 518.915.1619 to schedule your consultation.

Visit the Pine Hollow Arboretum for their October 22nd Craft Beer Fest & Fundraiser! There will be  local craft beer, seasonal snacks and the autumnal beauty of the Arboretum - space is limited, click to RSVP This fundraiser will help preserve a collection of trees from around the world and the trails and natural areas of the Arboretum, which is  a 501(c)3 organization.

Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands has several new arrivals. Visit the shop to check them out in person.  2016 Barone Fini Pinot Grigio (Valdadige) $9.49 (reg $10.99); 2016 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Rosé (Côtes-du-Rhône) $9.39 (reg $10.99);  2017 Cuma Malbec (Argentina) $10.19 (reg $11.99);  2015 Bastide Miraflors Rouge (Côtes du Roussillon) $12.99 (reg $14.99) 94 RP;  2014 Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa County) $13.99 (reg $16.49) 90 WW.

The upcoming  Bethlehem Open Space Conservation Planning Public Workshop 1  is one of two major public meetings that will take place this fall as the Town of Bethlehem develops the open space maps and plan that will guide  local conservation program going forward. The workshop will be held at Five Rivers on October 12. View flyer for details.

ShopRite Slingerlands is thankful to have helped raise over $925,000 for the annual SRS Veterans Campaign and would like to thank their customers for their generosity.  All proceeds from the campaign will go to benefit local veteran groups - visit their Facebook for so the list.

As of October 1, 10% of ALL grooming and bathing services at Shawna's Dogs will be donated to To Life! - if you are a dog owner, treat your pup and show your support for both companies at the same time! View the flyer for more details.

Foundry Fitness has rebranded and is now Founders HIIT & Strength Club! Check out their Mission Statement, Class Descriptions, Class Schedule and Pricing Packages.

Walt Disney World has released some new promotions for the beginning of 2018. 1)  Gift of Magic: Up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 1 - April 14, 2018 when you book Oct. 3, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018. 2)  October is Plan a Cruise Month: During CLIA Plan A Cruise Month, October 1-31, 2017, guests booking through a CLIA member agency are eligible for the following special offer:  Enjoy $100* onboard credit per stateroom on 7-night Caribbean Cruises departing February or March 2018 from Port Canaveral, Florida aboard Disney Fantasy.
No blackout dates for these promotions, they are available during both Presidents Week and Spring Breaks. Contact Tim from Fairytale Journeys with Tim Brooks for details.

From now until the end of December, the National Bank of Coxsackie is offering 3.99% APR Small Business Loans! View flyer.

President and CEO, Paula A. Stopera, has been appointed to The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). View the press release here. Click here to read the press release regarding their  Reunite Flight program, which helps active-duty military personnel travel to be with their families when it otherwise might not be financially possible.

Kidskash Savings Accounts at Kinderhook Bank can earn 3.00% APY interest on the first $1,000 deposited! See flyer for details.

Don't miss the  Price Greenleaf fall sale - 50% off  shrubs and evergreens!

The Founders HIIT & Strength Club APP is now live and available for  download on iTunes or Google Play. It's the easiest way to view and manage your schedule, reserve your spot in classes in just seconds, get the most up to date information and news, be the first to hear about sales and promotions, and much much more! Click to download.
 
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   

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

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
 
CrossFit SPUR provides broad and inclusive programming for all ages and ability levels. Visit their site to learn more, and check out their upcoming Fight Like A Girl event, which benefits To Life!.




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

 

 AROUND THE REGION.....


Free Small Business Legal Clinic

Wednesday, October 11

The Small Business Legal Clinic provides free 1/2 hour private and confidential consultations with an attorney. By appointment only, appointments begin at 5:30pm. Please call The Legal Project at 518.435.1770 to make your appointment.



Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy is hosting the 5th annual celebration of capital region businesses - ALBANY COUNTY Cares.

County Executive McCoy started Live Life Local in 2013 as Albany County celebrated its 330th birthday. Local business is the backbone of our economy and Live Life Local is an opportunity for us to show our support and to find out about the many organizations and businesses that make their home right here in the Capital Region. This event will be held at Crossgates Mall on Saturday, October 14. Information about registration is available to download here. Show your community spirit to all and sign up!


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Made in New York Food and Beverage Manufacturing Summit

Thursday, October 26, 2017
8:00am - 5:30pm
Schenectady County Community College

It's an exciting time to be in the booming New York State food and beverage industry!  In celebration of National Manufacturing Month, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is hosting the third annual Made in New York Summit. This year's event is a comprehensive day of programming focusing on New York State's vast universe of food and beverage manufacturers. A new emphasis in the Empire State is the robust and expanding beer, wine, cider and distilled spirits industries. Click here to visit the website.

 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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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