Celebrating 60 years!
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HAPPY 4th of JULY!

We will be closed
Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 for the 4th of July Holiday.

CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS



This morning we joined the Colonie and Guilderland Chambers for some Speed Networking!  Atria Guilderland was our host, and  Peter Coombs from FRONTLINE Training & Consulting was the moderator.   Click for the Photo Gallery .





Brittany's Doggie Style Mobile Pet Grooming Ribbon Cutting

parking lot of
Bethlehem  Elm Avenue Park
Saturday, July 8, 10:30 am
Join us to celebrate the re-branding and new Mobile grooming van for local business
Brittany's Doggie Style Mobile Pet Grooming. Meet us at the mobile unit in the
parking lot of  Bethlehem's Elm Avenue Park.





Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study Meeting for Businesses

Bethlehem Town Hall, Room 101
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, July 26, 4pm

An informational meeting for businesses and non-profits along and in close-proximity to Delaware Avenue in Delmar, to present the latest information and updates related to the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study, which could bring traffic changes
to the Delaware Avenue corridor.



   
F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      

We are celebrating our
60th anniversary!

Click here to see our article in the
Spotlight newspaper.

 
Visit us at the Farmers Market!


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Tuesdays
2:30 - 6:00 PM
Delmar 1st United Methodist Church
428 Kenwood Avenue
Saturdays
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bethlehem Middle School
332 Kenwood Avenue


Both of the Delmar Farmers Markets have been open since May and are in full swing!  As part of the Chamber's Buy Bethlehem Buy Local Initiative, we will be representing our Member businesses at the Saturday Delmar Farmers Market on July 8 and September 16.   Additional dates may be added.

If you are interested in having your business or organization's promotional materials included in these outreach efforts, please drop off materials at the Chamber office.

Interested in joining us to represent your business or organization at one of the Markets in person?  Contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or via email to schedule a date and time.

 

TRAFFIC DETOURS
Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

Construction has begun, and the detour is scheduled to begin 7/5/17.   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 on the Town website.  Click below for:



Art on the Rail Trail (ART) is a new initiative designed to bring public art installations to the
Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail.

This new committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is a collaboration between town residents, local non-profits, with town, county and Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce representation. While the ultimate goal is to see various mediums of art up and down the trail, the pilot project consists of one mural to be painted this year. The mural will be painted on the side wall of the town-owned building located at the intersection of the rail trail and Adams St.  

Individuals: donate/volunteer,  visit their website or connect on social media
Businesses:  sponsor, see packet here

      

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Calling all artists interested in developing an original public artwork for the north-facing wall of a Town of Bethlehem-owned building (90 Adams Street, Delmar, NY) facing the Rail Trail at Adams Street and Hudson Avenue. We welcome all artists to apply, but specifically encourage those who work in public art, murals, and mosaic.

For details visit the website
Application deadline: 11:59pm July 31, 2017






Entrepreneurial Assistance Training Program 

Bethlehem is accepting applications for grants from eligible Microenterprises - emerging and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand in town. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $35,000 and can be used to purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures and to meet working capital needs.  See below block for more details.

As part of the Microenterprise Grant Program, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region will be offering its Entrepreneurial Assistance Training Program at Town Hall. 

Any business might be able to enroll, depending upon space availability - priority given to grant recipients.  C lasses begin on Thursday, June 29 from 6pm - 9pm and will run for 8 consecutive weeks. Tuition is $160. Click  for a tentative schedule of the topics to be covered.
 
Please contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 439.4955 ext. 1189,  for more information and to reserve a seat.    
 
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Burger Tuesday  is back at  Roux ! $10 Double Smashed Patties - go crazy and add an egg, bacon or a milkshake. Soloist Michael Gapp is playing this Friday from 7pm-9pm, and enjoy $1 oysters all day SaturdayHappy Hour is every day from 3pm-6pm and all day on Sunday!!

ShopRite has  officially launched their Kid's Club program! Kids 12 and under can get membership cards at the service desk and get a free healthy snack from the produce section. 
This Saturday, July 1, 9am,-4pm , visit the Vista ShopRite in Slingerlands for the ShopRite Carnival to benefit vets! There will be  food, music, games, pony rides, kids activities, give aways, and so much more - great fun for the whole family ...all for the benefit of local veterans in the area. See details here .

The Dynasty and their family friendly, pro-wrestling events, return to the Bethlehem YMCA on Saturday, July 1 with "No Escape" featuring a special appearance by WWE Legend, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, as well as "The Re-inforcer" Andrew Anderson from the movie 'The Wrestler'.  The event will start at 6pm. See flyer for more info.

Rain Hair Studio would like to welcome Master Barber/ Cosmetologist Tina Disorda. Tina has 20+ years experience in the local area. Tina offers a variety of services including straight razor techniques and knowledge of multi color/product lines. Tina is here full time and welcomes appointments and walk in's. Call 518-915-1619.

Bethlehem Chabad brings you the JWC Summer Soiree on  Sunday, July 9. 7pm  at the home of Roberta Fuhrman, click for details and to register.

For one afternoon, the Bethlehem Public Library will transform into an 18-hole miniature golf course! Putt your way through the stacks and see the library in a whole new light. Regular library services will be limited. Sunday, July 9, from 1-5pm. All ages.
                                                  
Great news for our servicemen and women and their families - Homestead Funding now offers VA Cash-Out REFI up to 100% Contact a Licensed Loan Originator today.

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.

Bethlehem Town Family Dental, a state-of-the-art practice in Glenmont invites you to schedule an appointment. Advanced technology, evening hours, ceiling tv's for entertainment during treatment. Accepts most insurance, Savings plan for patients without insurance.  See flyer or call 518-776-4939 for appointment.  

Quality PM, Inc. is now offering apartments for lease at 225 Delaware Ave Delmar, Quality North Apartments. This 6-unit building offers 2 bedroom apartments with 1 or 2 baths, granite countertops, tiled back splashes, crown moulding, HE washers and dryers in each unit, central air conditioning and much more. Call Quality PM, Inc for a showing 518-459-7100 ext 3.

The Revive Difference by Upstate Physician Services in Slingerlands has some exciting news...SculpSure is now an FDA-cleared, non-invasive fat removal treatment. Call 518-486-8580 to learn how you can have a better summer body in just 25 minutes!

Missed the audition for Seussical the Musical? The Cue Theatre is looking for  anyone going into 4th grade through adults - email them for more info! 

Solarize Albany has expanded our reach! We are now serving the ENTIRE Capital Region. Enjoy our lower cost solar prices in these counties: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington. Contact us by email, by phone at 518.328.4SUN or online.

Foundry Fitness  Coach Stephanie will host a Deadlifting & Kettlebell Clinic on Saturday, July 15 at 11:30 am . Under- stand key differences between the Romanian deadlift and the stiff leg deadlift. You'll experience how deadlifts with dumbbells, the barbell and kettlebells require variations of mobility. Call 650-8111 to register or visit their FB event.

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. Guardians  are responsible for their own expenses (transportation, meals, t-shirt, etc.) - the $350 Guardian donation fee  is used to offset the cost of travel, meals and supplies for the Guardians. 

Join  Barefoot Space  every Sunday at 10am for Spur Yoga - Yoga for Athletes at CrossFit SPUR (open to all Bethlehem athletes). And remember, every Saturday  Christy Lay Mumin teaches Yoga 4 Every Body at  8am at the Barefoot Space studio.

Check out Trustco Bank's current Mortgage and Construction Loan specials: 30-Year Fixed Rate for 3.990% / 4.031% APR, and Constructions Loan specials including low closing costs, financing up to 89.5% of loan value, and more! Click  for details.

Learn more about the launch of ShopRite's new wellness initiative, Well Everyday, by clicking here It includes things like an in-store dietitian, and an in-store messaging program that is aimed at highlighting better food choices and designed to help customers take small steps towards better nutrition.

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   

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

Brittany's Doggie Style
Mobile Pet Grooming
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

Cynthia Werner
PO Box 208
Delmar, NY 12054
518.462.1703

648 Feura Bush Road
Delmar, NY 12054
518.636.6912

Sean Moran
PO Box 51
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.281.3002

1613 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.328.4786

PO Box 3878
Albany, NY 12203
518.852.4851


 AROUND THE REGION.....

 
The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund was established to support Albany County's hospitality industry by funding programs that will help build and sustain Albany County tourism destinations, attractions and events and bring more visitors to the County.  The ACCVB Fund is now accepting applications The grant range is between $1,000 and $5,000. It is important that organizations applying demonstrate approximately how many overnight hotel stays this project will yield. Click HERE to view guidelines or submit an application. 


Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers
July 11, 2017 ‚óŹ 8:30AM-12:30PM

Register now to assure your place at this limited-seating event. Solutions Forums are FuzeHub's signature matchmaking events, where manufacturers and product developers meet hand-picked FuzeHub Resources to discuss specific business and technical challenges. Consult with statewide resources from universities and nonprofits who will help you identify potential solutions to your company's needs and goals. This event is free to New York manufacturing companies and product developers.  Holiday Inn,  232 Broadway,  Saratoga Springs - r efreshments available at 8:00AM.

WEBSITE of the WEEK

It's BBQ season!  Keep Geurtze BBQ in mind for all your outdoor catering needs.  They do pig roast too!




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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Family Day will be held Tuesday, July 4, at the Town's Elm Avenue Park Pool & the nearby grounds (regular pool fees are in effect).  The Scouts will be holding their annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence at 11am, and there will be music, face painting, and more! Visit the site for complete details.

Come out to the 61st Annual Glenmont Fireman's Fair. Thursday July 20th thru Saturday July 22nd. 6:00PM-11:00PM each night. GAMES RIDES FOOD.  All of your favorite games will be back. Visit Facebook for details.

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! 
 

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