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Bethlehem Chabad Building Dedic ation & Ribbon Cutting

393 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Sunday, September 10
3-5pm
Celebrate the Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting at the Bethlehem Chabad with us!  Enjoy live music, Master Illusionist Chris Wheel, hors d'oeuvres and dessert.









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

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.




   
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
SAVE THE DATE
 
 
Monday, September 18
 
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 Aug 1. 

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.

REMINDER:
New 838 Area Code


The transition period is almost over, and soon residential, business and wireless customers in the 518 area code will need to dial 10 digits.
See the full article for more details.



Discover & Explore
ICELAND


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

RENEWING MEMBERS  

Thank you for your continued support of our Chamber and the community!

Red Line Sales & Service
Dave's Emergency Equipment Repair
Realty USA - Vonna DuMicich
CrossFit SPUR
Extra Napkin
Betts Housing Partners LLC
1st Advantage Dental
hEARt Ear Boutique
Price-Greenleaf Inc
Boathouse Grille
Premier One IT Solutions
Bellini's Italian Eatery
Bethlehem's Little Helper Service LLC
Hampton Inn by Hilton Albany/University Area
Shampoodle, LLC
Burns General Contracting
Gustave C. Schoenborn Jr.
CheckWise Payroll LLC
OnTarget Team Building, LLC
Riverside Auto Parts
Cornell's Cat Boarding
Pratt & Associates
Bentley Self Storage, LLC
Bethlehem Town Family Dental
Kuder Real Estate
Wine & Spirits Of Slingerlands
Frank Ray's Cleaning Service
Tobin and Dempf, LLP
Aetna Medicare
Days Inn & Suites
Myers Brothers, LLC
Geist Brothers Auto Body Inc.
C & M Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning
Andriano's Pizza
L H Heimburge
GTM Payroll Services, Inc
Ben's Jammin' Treasures
Collins & Son Inc
Durant Funeral Home Inc
Lurie & Co., CPAs, P.C.
Planning & Research Services
Robert Miller
Good Day Honey, Inc.
Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Bethlehem Garden Club
TG Associates CPAs, PLLC
Kiwanis Club of Delmar
The Bruce Agency LLC
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
Hands of Grace Massage Therapy PLLC




TRAFFIC DETOURS
Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

Construction has begun -  k eep  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 on the Town website.  Click below for:

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

It's been a big week for carpenter ants, powder post beetles, and of course ticks for 518 Pest and Fert!  If you have any of these issues, or are being plagued by another pest, call 518.935.7162. Real Estate agent referrals are always welcome.

Join Veronica's Culinary Tavern for a Summer Celebration! Now through Labor Day enjoy 2-4-20 Tuesday - get two of  delicious Crispy Chicken Sandwiches featuring buttermilk fried chicken, Sambal aioli and more for just $20 (dine in or take Out).

The Port of Coeyman's Marine Terminal is celebrating their 10-year anniversary with a Community Appreciation Day. The event will be held at the Coeyman's Industrial Park on Sunday, August 20, from 1-4pm. The free event is open to the public and will include food, drinks, kids activities, tours and more. See flyer for details.

Come in to Rain Hair Studio TODAY, August 9, and receive a free eyebrow wax with your haircut! Call 518.915.1619. Can't get there today? Starting August 15 they have several back to school specials - visit their Facebook to view all the offers.

Tomorrow night, August 10, dine IN at Glenmony Abbey Village. Enjoy music, an ice cream bar, and drink at their Selkirk FD Appreciation BBQ. 4-6pm, click for flyer.

Pick up your FREE solar eclipse glasses at the Bethlehem Public Library to safely view the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21!

Visit the Solarize Albany website  and learn about how easy it now is to go solar. Whether a homeowner or renter, there is now an economical solar option for you. While the Solarize Albany volunteers recommend rooftop solar as the best option, what if you can't put solar on your own roof? Learn about the new community solar option that you and all your neighbors can now join.

Looking for a Real Estate Agent? Laura Hyler with  Keller Williams Capital District has an app where you can browse homes worry free, and the listings are updated on a regular basis. Click here to check it out.

Don't miss the August 11 Paint and Sip at Delmar Bistro - $35 includes supplies and 2-hours of art instruction; food and drinks sold separately. Arrive at 6:45pm for a 7pm start; click here to register.

Please note the following correction: the current Guardian Donation Fee is $380. Patriot Flight would not be successful without the generous support of their Guardians. Guardians play a significant role on every trip, ensuring every veteran has a safe and memorable experience. Duties include, but are not limited to, physically assisting the Veterans at the airport, during the flight and at the memorials. If you would like to apply to become a Guardian, click here and scroll towards the bottom of the page. A Guardian Donation Fee of $380 is used to offset the cost of travel, meals and supplies for the Veterans and Guardians. They are always looking for Veterans up through the Vietnam War.  Veterans do not pay for their trip. View the complete FAQ here.

Did you know that Collins and Son Inc. also  digs foundations? Give them a call at 518.756.2070 for your next project - no job is too big or too small!

Free Movement Pilates is now offering Reformer Private Sessions with apprentices Liesl and Tammy at a  discounted rate. If you are interested in taking Private Reformer Sessions as a beginner, or if you want to  fine tune your form, email or call Karly at 518.275.2644.  Both Liesl (a Licensed Physical Therapist) and Tammy (a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner) recently completed Reformer Level 1 Training and are Power Pilates Certified Pilates Instructors. And the next Thursday Night Yoga Class with Lauren Strait starts tomorrow, August 3. 5:15-6:15pm, 6 week series, click here and scroll to the bottom for the Mind Body Scheduler to register. 

Every Saturday through August 26 at the Saturday Delmar Farmers MarketFoundry Fitness  Delmar's Shelby Moskowitz will offer market patrons a free Parent & Child yoga class at 10:30am from June 3 through August 26. These 45-minute yoga classes are suitable for seasoned yogis or beginners alike and are appropriate for ages 3-10 years old. Classes will be held on the grass between the entrances to the Delmar Farmers Market and the middle school.

The Bethlehem Business Women are having a Membership Drive all summer long! Consider joining them at their first meeting in September. More info can be found on their website.

With a National Bank of Coxasckie mortgage, there are NO application, credit bureau, or application fees - and only an 11% down payment is needed. Click to see why you should trust NBC with your mortgage today.

Barefoot Space at Four Corners has some wonderful yoga classes for you to explore through the summer months Mondays: Core Prana Flow, 10am; Wednesdays:  Yoga & Coffee Summer Series, 5:45am; Thursdays: Relax & Renew, 10am; and  Saturdays: Yoga for every-BODY, 8am.

Calling all campers!!! Bethlehem Children's School still has a few spots open for our summer camps. Our half-day camps are a perfect morning activity for kids ages 3 - grade 5.  Choose among options that include Aspiring Actors, Science, Art, and just plain fun. For more information visit the website or call 518.478.0224.

Angela's Pizza & Pasta  in Glenmont is celebrating their 25th year in business! Stop in for lunch or dinner and congratulate this family-owned business on their milestone anniversary.   Commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase while supplies last. Town Squire Plaza, 326 Glenmont Road, 427.7122.

Check out 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.

The Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research will be held at the Elm Avenue Town Park on Sunday, September 10, 2017.  The walk directly benefits The Lustgarten Foundation and pancreatic cancer research efforts. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can view sponsorship levels and sponsor form here or contact Shari Piper at 518-475-1200.  

Shalimar Delmar is giving away $25 gift certificate every week in celebration of "spice up your life, Naturally" for twenty five years.  Just like us and share on Facebook . Your name will be entered for a chance to win $25 gift certificate every week for 2017.
 
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.

    NEW MEMBERS   

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

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.3310

Delmar, NY 12054
518.229.2320

1969 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
(518) 621-7305

22 Kairnes Street
Albany, NY 12205
518.779.4842

132 1 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
518-487-4745

Peter Blackman
186 Main Street
Altamont, NY 12009
518.595.5095


 AROUND THE REGION.....


Does your business have a manufacturing constraint or challenge? Are you an entrepreneur looking to build a prototype or enhance an existing product?
 
The Optimizing Your Competitive Edge with High-Tech Manufacturing Research webinar  provides an inside look at four of the NYSTAR Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT). Depending on your unique challenge or idea, there are a variety of resources available to manufacturing businesses. Learn how the NYSTAR Centers for Advanced Technology encourage collaboration, support private industry and advance economic growth.  August 15, 1:30-2:30pm, click to register.



USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9 , Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Download instructions are available on the Form I-9 page . Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17. On September 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.



Unlock your Export Growth Potential with
EXPORTECH  
Do you see growth opportunities in global markets? Are you selling reactively rather than taking a proactive and strategic approach to international markets? Are you an experienced exporter, but want to develop a plan for your next phase of growth, or for a new region? If yes, EXPORTECH could be the answer.
Upcoming program dates hosted by CEG's Business Growth Solutions include: Wednesday 8/23, Wednesday 10/4 and Wednesday 11/15. Click for questions or to register.



BBB Webinar Series
Protecting Your Business
From Scams

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. Wednesday, August 9, from 1pm-2pm, click to register.

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Did you know that Underway Lawn Care offers Seniors a 10% discount?  C all 518.439.4590 today for a free estimate!



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

 
 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. 

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 

Mark Thurman

Congratulations to Mark Thurman, Director of Operations, for being named the
Employee of the Year!


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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