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Need DENTAL or HEALTH Insurance?

The Open Enrollment deadline for coverage
January 1, 2019 is December 15, 2018.

**All applications and required paperwork must be submitted
to the Chamber at least 4 days prior to this deadline.**

Browse plans & rates on our website. Contact Shelli  Taber with questions,
(email or at 518.439.0512) or to set up an appointment.



Small Business Saturday may be over, but you can still #shopsmall
and support our local businesses!

Pick up your 2018 Holiday Shopping Card for special offers
from 42 local businesses.

Get your FREE card at the Bethlehem Chamber office (M-F 9am-5pm), the Saturday Delmar Farmers Market, Community
Locations (Library, Town Hall)  and Participating Businesses.

Visit our website to view offers. Offers valid 11/24 - 12/31/18. Participants:

A Phillips Hardware
AAA Hudson Valley
Ando Salon
Angela's Pizza And Pasta Restaurant
Balance Massage Studio
Bellini's Italian Eatery
Bethlehem Area YMCA
Capital Bank
CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics
CrossFit Spur
Del Lanes
Delmar Beverage Center
Deluxe Nail & Spa
Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company
Extra Napkin
Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks
Free Movement Pilates LLC
Garden Bistro 24
Glenmont Self Storage LLC
Gregory's Barbershop
LEAD Consulting & Coaching LLC
Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace
My Place & Co. Restaurant/Catering
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
Pretty Neat Home Organizing, LLC
Robinson Hardware & Garden Center
Sam's Italian American Restaurant Inc.
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
Shampoodle, LLC
Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar
Spotlight Newspapers
Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike
Stellar Face & Body Art
T.A.C.S.- The Auto Collision Specialists
Taj Fine Indian Cuisine
Tomo Asian Bistro
Track 32 Italian Restaurant & Pub
Wildbird Junction Backyard Nature
Wine & Spirits Of Slingerlands
Yanni's Too
Yohe & Sons Fine Art



The Albany County Legislature has postponed a vote on
paid sick leave mandate until 2019.

The proposal before the legislature would require employers operating in Albany County to provide paid sick leave to employees working more than
80 hours in a year. Employees at certain businesses could accumulate
up to nine days of paid leave a year.

Employers with less than five workers would be able to provide unpaid, rather than paid, sick leave. Employers with between five and 100 workers
would provide up to five days. Employees could donate accumulated
paid sick leave time to coworkers.

Some business owners say the bill would be expensive and challenging to implement. While bill supporters say it will keep people healthier.


Free Movement Pilates will hold their 4th Annual Holiday Open House this Saturday, December 8. There will be  FREE classes, an opportunity to meet the instructors, a pilates equipment demonstration, food, and a preview the 2019 schedule. Support local artists and other Women in Business and pick up some stocking stuffers - inspiring magnets, all-natural soy candles, essential oil rollers, and 10% off SHASHI Yoga Socks with purchase of Gift Certificate. 10am-3pm (updated time), click for the schedule. Everyone is invited to participate in their Giving Tree - inquire at the studio.

The Town of Bethlehem will hold their Annual Holiday Parade tomorrow, December 6 at 6pm. The parade kicks off at  Town Hall and continues to Four Corners for the lighting of the tree. Click for complete details.

Enjoy live music tonight at  O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub with  Jim McArdle from 7-10pm

Sunmark Federal Credit Union has announced their merger with Delmar Owens Corning Fiberglass Federal Credit Union. View the press release.

The 31st Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner will be held on  Tuesday, December 25, at the Delmar First United Methodist Church Bethlehem Transportation Services will provide transportation for residents over 60, call  518.439.4955 x1176. View the flyer.
Need some Holiday wreaths? Give Sevenzocks Nursery a call at  518.635.4111!

Rain Hair Studio has a booth/room available. Friendly, clean work environment for S tylists, Massage Therapists, Lash Technicians. If interested call Gine or Annie at 518.915.1619.

The Bethlehem Central School District is sponsoring their annual Holiday Caring & Sharing Drive, which provides neighbors in need with food and gift cards in advance of the winter holiday season.  Last year the school community was able to help more than 100 local families. They are seeking donations of grocery gift cards , rather than gifts, for the families they serve. Providing gift cards in smaller denominations ($10, $20, and $25) allows them to distribute cards more easily. Deadline is Friday, December 11. Click here for the press release, or email Sherri Fitzpatrick or JoAnn Menrath with any questions.

Bethlehem Chabad invites you to their Chanukah Extravaganza - a Chanukah event for all ages! Fire & Ice Show, Glow In the Dark Fun, Bubblemania and more - click for complete details. The Grand Menorah Lighting at the Four Corners will follow at 3pm.

On Saturday December 8 the Selkirk Fire Department will be bringing its 2018 version of the Holiday Fire Truck to a neighborhood near you! This will mark the 13th year that the Holiday Truck will be driving through local streets, with Selkirk Fire Department members in tow, spreading some holiday cheer. Santa and Mrs. Claus will both be joining us on our journey once again. Click to view the schedule.

Have a party coming up? Let Taj Fine Indian Cuisine cater it and leave the stress behind! They offer catering services for all occasions, parties and gatherings. This Holiday Season, receive 10% off (restrictions apply, call 518.977.3050 for details).

The Town of Bethlehem presents t he Delmar Community Orchestra on Monday, December 10, at the Town Hall.  Conductor Michael Blostein will present a Holiday Concert at 7:30pm The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, email DCO President Janet Behning.

The Albany Figure Skating Club will hold its annual Winter Ice Show at the Bethlehem YMCA on Saturday, December 15, from 12-2pm. The  event will feature young figure skaters from all over the Capital District in solo and group performances. A bake sale and basket raffle will also be held. Click here for event details. Email  Elissa Baker or call 518.441.7978 for more info.

Does your snow blower need a tune-up? A. Phillips Hardware offers tune-ups and repairs, and for a small fee they will pick up and deliver. Get  $5 off your repair if you mention the coupon code "Chamber".  They are fully stocked with many different styles of Snow Shovels, Ice Melters and have all your winter needs in one convenient place - so get prepped for winter!

Albany Med EmUrgentCare  offers quick and compassionate care for the whole family! There are 11 convenient locations throughout the Capital Region, which includes Glenmont, and they are  open 7 days a week from 9am - 9pm, including holidays. No appointment necessary!

Organize Senior Moves is collecting new pajamas to donate to the Ronald McDonald House! Dropoffs are accepted weekdays between 9am-3:30pm at 125 Adams Street, Delmar. Give a child the gift of cozy pajamas!

Rain Hair Studio has kicked off their Holiday Specials! They will be offering the following specials through December 20 15% off All Chemical services and receive an additional 10% off voucher for a future Chemical Service when you re-book;  Free Brow Wax with a Hair Cut
Conditioning Treatment $25 ( a $45 value); 10% off 1st product, 15% off 2nd product and  20% off 3+ products (offers valid with Rain Stylists and not an independent contractor).

For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .

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Send an email to submit  Member News for an upcoming  weekly edition.


View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


41 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

242 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

244 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Delmar, NY 12054

159 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

2 Howard Place, Suite 1
Delmar, NY 12054

5 Vista Boulevard
Slingerlands, NY 12159

26 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110

16 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY 12211

241 Route 9W, Suite 300
Glenmont, NY 12207

Slingerlands, NY 12159

Labbie Electrical Contractors
180 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Social Security recently announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019. Visit the blog for details about the cost-of-living adjustment and other important news.


Community Caregivers recently celebrated 24 years of Neighbors Helping Neighbors! They  provides services that enable individuals of all ages to maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life within
their homes and co mmunities.
Visit their site to learn more.

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


The Saturday Delmar Farmers Market  is open for the season on Saturdays, 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.    
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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  Tracy Farrell at 518.439.4921 x25287, or via email.

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available office space.





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