Celebrating 60 years!

in this issue

We will be closed
Monday , February 20,
in observance of the
President's Day holiday.


This morning Frank Kerbein, Director, Center for Human Resources with The Business Council of New York State, gave attendees an overview of Labor Law and Human Resources changes for 2017 at the State and Federal level.  Click HERE to see photos.

Thank you to our sponsor:

Danube River Cruise
Info Night

Berkshire Bank
255 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Community Room

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks  invites you to learn about  Adventures by Disney's Danube River Cruise  sailing this summer.  This cruise travels between Munich and Budapest on a eight-day/seven-night journey along the Danube River.  Guests will be enjoy the sights of Salzburg, Austria, explore a Slovakian castle, bike ride through the German countryside, and visit an equestrian park in Hungary.  At night, the  Amaviola  river cruise ship will transport guests to their next destination.  Guests can take advantage of a special offer of $500 off per adult and $1000 off per child. 

This information meeting is FREE and open to both
members and non-members.

CrossFit SPUR Grand
Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting

35 Hamilton Lane, Glenmont

Friday, February 24, 2017

CrossFit SPUR has revamped their space! Join us for the ribbon cutting to see all the changes at the facility, including the installation of their new rig. New classes were added to the schedule as well.

After the ribbon cutting, CrossFit Spur's 5 week intramural league will kick off, and guests are invited to stay and spectate.

F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study
Public Meeting #1 

Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Join us in the Town Hall Auditorium for an interactive meeting to hear an overview of the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study, including a discussion on complete streets principles, a summary of existing conditions, and to provide your input on issues and ideas for improvements that will shape the future of this very important corridor for the Town. The Study extends along Delaware Avenue between Elsmere Avenue and the Normanskill Bridge, and will examine a full range of complete streets elements in a manner that enhances community quality of life, the local economy, mobility and safety for all users.

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The Delmar Farmers Market is currently taking applications for vendors for the 2017 season. The market opens May 6 - visit their site for a vendor application. Vendors can select specific dates, or the entire season. Contact Ken with questions at 518. 487.1991 or via email.

Miniature flower arrangements yield BIG fun! Register now for the Pine Hollow Arboretum Flower Camp - Part 5 "Itty-Bitty Bouquets". $10 suggested donation, all materials provided. Saturday, February 25 from 10am-12pm, email Lauren to register. Bring floral cutters.

There's still time to receive 1 month free rent at Glenmont Abbey Village! Present this flyer to receive the special promotion. And Tuesday, February 21, stop in for their Heart Health Seminar & Open House - see the flyer for details. 

Click here to see the latest project from hEARt Ear Boutique's Robert LaCosta - Robert wrote the music and lyrics for a song about seeing below the surface of the handicapped.

Interested in a complimentary haircut?  Gregory's Barbershop is casting models for an upcoming video and photoshoot at their Delmar location. Greg's education company teaches the art of men's haircutting to students and current professionals throughout the world, and he recently launched Zorian of New York, a line of Premium Grooming Products for the Modern Man - based upon the needs of his loyal clientele. There are no walk-ins for this event - you must register ahead of time HERE. The shoot is scheduled for Sunday, February 26

Donate your prom/formal gown and make some room in your closet! SEFCU and Best Cleaners have teamed up with 99.5 The River to collect gently used or new dresses. Donate your gently used prom, bridesmaid, and homecoming dresses at any of the 11 convenient Best Cleaner locations. The 3rd Annual Pay Less for the Dress event will benefit the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center & the Proctors Scholarship Fund. Click here for more details.

If you've been through a foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy and don't know when you can purchase a home again, see this flyer on Waiting Periods by Loan Type, courtesy of Homestead Funding.
On Saturday, February 18, skate with your favorite sisters from Frozen! Join the Hill City Ice Queen and skate with Anna and Elsa at the Bethlehem Area YMCA at their Open Skate event. For more details, check out their ice rink page.
February is Heart Month, and for every new CAP COM Federal Credit Union Facebook follower this month, CAP COM will donate $1 (up to $1,000) to the American Heart Association! Share your "why" on their Facebook page, then Share their post and encourage friends to follow CAP COM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Join MVP Health Care for a six-week series of Yoga for Managing Stress and Anxiety starting Thursday, February 9 at 6pm. MVP has partnered with Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts to offer this program to MVP Members for a discounted rate. Learn more and register here.
Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) has officially registered with AmazonSmile! When you shop on Amazon, please consider supporting them.
The Walt Disney World Resort has released a new late winter and spring room discount promotion. Guests can save up to 25% on a resort room for most stays between February 20, 2017 and June 10, 2017. Contact Tim at Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks via email or at  518.441.1608 for more information. And click here to view their Danube River Cruises flyer - book by 3/4/17 and save!

Tuesday night Pilates Mat with Tammy Thomas is back on the schedule at Free Movement Pilates as of February 7. Class time has been to an earlier slot as requested (6:30-7:30pm). $96 for 8-week series 2/7-3/28, or pay per class ($15) or use your 10-pack. The class is open to all levels but will be geared towards the Beginner Pilates student.
Visit the Extra Napkin Facebook page to receive a $2 off coupon!
Reserve your spot now for the annual Boston bus trip presented by Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation! Trip is Saturday, March 25 - registration deadline is 2/21/17. View the flyer for complete details.
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub has rolled out an Early Bird menu - view it here. The menu is available from 3-5:30pm Sunday-Thursday.
DiNapoli Opticians 
is offering $100 off each pair of complete prescription glasses for you and your sweetheart - don't miss out on this deal!
New year, new referral reward! GTM Payroll Services is offering $5 at Starbucks for sending a referral name, and a $50 Visa card if the referral signs up.
To Life! is offering a FREE, three-part workshop series. Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R, an internationally recognized expert on chronic illness and its impact on patients and families, will present an interactive program offering strategies and solutions for cancer survivors who want to make the most of their "new normal" and the rest of their lives. February 13, February 27 and March 13 - for more information and online registration click here, or call 518.439.5975.  

Bethlehem Opportunity Unlimited's
(BOU) 5th Annual Community Spelling Bee will be Thursday, March 2Help make it a success! This once-a-year fundraiser helps provide grants to student activities such as:  Girls Night Out BCHS,  Custome Ball BCMS,  Bethlehem Youth Court,  Senior Celebration,  Survivor Day and  After School program for Special Needs Students.  Funds raised also allow BOU to host the Annual Talking with your Teens forum and Life After BC discussion. Click here to register a team or sponsor.
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .

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View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


28 Hudson Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Pusatere Landscapes
7 Par Drive
Albany, NY 12208

Express Savings Discount Store
255 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

128 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054

785 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

750 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

505 Bradford Street
Albany, NY 12206
518.724.6455 ext.3207

155 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 23
Delmar, NY 12054


The Department of Civil Service has recently announced the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) exam, which is used to fill more than 100 different job titles across NYS.  The starting salary ranges from $36,246 to $62,242 and opportunities for advancement exist.  For instructions on how to apply, and to learn more about the Office of the New York State Comptroller, click HERE.   Please note there is a $35 application fee that must be received with the application, and that submissions must be submitted or postmarked by February 22, 2017.

Wednesday, February 22 there will be a Health Career Job Fair presented by the Times Union and Monster. The event will be held at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, from 2-7pm. Click  here to register as an attendee or an exhibitor.

W-2 Scam focused on Companies and HR Depts.
The IRS urges company payroll officials to double check any executive-level or unusual requests for lists of Forms W-2 or Social Security number.  The W-2 scam first appeared last year. Cybercriminals tricked payroll and human resource officials into disclosing employee names, SSNs and income information. The thieves then attempted to file fraudulent tax returns for tax refunds. For more details see the press release .


Winter is finally here - stop into A. Phillips Hardware for all of your snow removal needs! They have  carry-out service as well as a certified small engine mechanic, a full line of ice melters including roof melt, shovels, and much more.

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

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.


The Bethlehem Historical Association presents Dutch Architecture and Furnishings with Marilyn Sassi on Thursday, February 16, at 2pm at the Delmar Reformed Church. Fort Orange was built by the Dutch at the same early date the English were landing at Plymouth Rock. Nothing remains in either location from those first houses built circa 1620, however both the Hudson and the Mohawk Valleys contain a number of fine examples of Dutch architecture from the early 17th and early 18th centuries. The focus of the lecture will be on the earliest houses that were built either as urban dwellings or rural homesteads. As always, the program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available following the talk.

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. 

16 Handles Stage 16 Concert Series - Join us for live music every Friday from 7:00-9:00 pm as we feature local talent in our Stage 16 concert series!  Like us on Facebook @16HandlesGlenmont  for announcements and line-ups.  
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