in this issue

Wishing you a
Happy Holiday! 

The Chamber will be closed Thursday, Nov 22 and Friday Nov 23 in observance of the holiday.


Earlier this week we hosted the Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast at the Bethlehem Public Library.  Open enrollment ends 12/15/18  - visit our  website  for plan information and pricing.  If you have questions, contact Shelli via  email   or at 518.439.0512.

Small Business Saturday
November 24

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.

The below local companies are offering Small Business Saturday specials:

A PHILLIPS HARDWARE$5 off a $30 Christmas Decoration purchase,  $10 off $50 purchase of Carhartt,  Specials on Snow Shovels and Ice Melters, and s avings on Rustoleum Spray Paints

EVOLVE HANDCRAFTED SOAP COMPANY: free shipping on orders over $20, and special free gift with any online order

I LOVE BOOKS: Double Club Discount Holiday Sale, Nov 23-Nov 25, Club Members save 20% off full-priced, in stock merchandise for three days only (it's never too late to join!)

MERRIMAN & PFISTER'S MARKETPLACE: we are going "Tax Free" from 8-10am, which means 8% off your entire order!

O'SLATTERY'S IRISH RESTAURANT & PUB: buy a $50 gift cert, get a $20 gift cert free (Black Friday and Small Business Saturday)

RESOLUTE TATTOO: 20% discount on gift cards

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)


Albany County - New York
Please be on the lookout for quick-change offenses.

The Bethlehem Police Department alerted us about an investigation regarding several reports of quick-change offenses at local mercantile establishments.  Quick-change offenses are one of the oldest types of financial cons and swindles - a subject approaches a store clerk and hands them several bills, usually high denominations of currency, and asks for change into smaller denominations of currency.

Incidents have been taking place at stores in
Delmar and Glenmont over the past several months. 

The  Bethlehem Police offers the following precautions for businesses in an effort to prevent these types of offenses:
- Establish internal policies on making currency exchanges without purchases
- Double count money after each exchange
- Do not allow for second currency exchanges without purchases
- Ask for identification in order to make an exchange without a purchase
- Instruct the person asking for the exchange to count the money in front of the clerk
- Be aware that these types of frauds occur - knowledge of the offense is important

First Night Bethlehem
Button Bundle

$25 for 2 Adult buttons and up to 3 Teen buttons - save up to 40%

only available at
eventbrite.com; pick-up your
buttons at Bethlehem Town Hall

Bethlehem's third annual First Night Celebration
will be held on Sunday, December 31.

The celebration will begin with Fireworks at the Four Corners at 6:30pmfollowed by entertainment and activities from 7-10pm.

Click for the PRESS RELEASE, which includes entertainment
and other event details.

 Organizing Partners:


November 1 - December 15, 2018

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

If you currently have a plan through the Bethlehem Chamber, for yourself
or your employees, you will need to notify us of your plans for 2019.
If the insurance carrier is continuing the plan into 2019, you may elect
to continue your current plan at the new premium rate (see link below).

If you prefer to enroll in a different plan for 2019, you will need to submit a
new application and paperwork.  Visit our site for plans and rates.

Contact the Chamber by phone or email to
schedule an appointment to discuss options
or to confirm your plans for 2019.



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!

Bill Alston an accomplished local guitarist who brings a unique, instrumental show. Catch him at Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar on Thursday, November 29, at 6pm.  If you're a fan of steel string acoustic guitar, this show is never to be missed. His set lists ranges from Blues, Bebop and Ballads.

Don't miss  Balance Massage Studio's 18th Annual Open House on Thursday, November 29, from 4-7pm. Gift Certificate pricing will be rolled back to 2001. Donate non-perishable food items for the Bethlehem Food Pantry and receive a mini massage!

On November 28, Bethlehem Chabad will host  Latkes, Lattes & Laughter. Sample an array of sizzling latkes including Cauliflower, Quinoa Feta & Spinach, Sweet Potato & Scallion. These are not your bubbe's latkes - click here for details.

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!
Extra Napkin on Delaware Avenue is now offering cell phone repairs! Their Red Booth Store offers cell phone and tablet repairs, conveniently located right on Delaware Avenue. Broken screens, batteries, cases, antennas and more - click for the flyer.
Normanside will host their annual Thanksgiving Day buffet with seating from 12:30-4:30pm on Thursday, November 22. There will be a carving station with turkey and pork, soups, salads, entrées, sides and dessert for $32 per person, $18 for kids younger than 12. Reservations are due by November 21, click for details. They are  also offering complete Thanksgiving feasts to go - $230 serves 8-10 ppl, $300 serves 12-16 ppl, and there are a variety of a-la-carte items. Order by 4pm November 17 for pickup between 12-4pm on Thanksgiving Day. Click for complete details, and call  518. 439.4505 x10 for reservations or to order.

The next All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, sponsored by the Sons of The American Legion, will be held on Sunday, November 25, from 9am-12pm. Don't miss your chance to help an amazing cause! All proceeds benefit Veteran service programs. The breakfast buffet is at the Nathaniel A. Blanchard American Legion Post 1040 in Delmar. Adults are $10, and kids under 12 are $5.

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 kicks off their Holiday Specials tomorrow! 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).

Patriot Flight is hosting their Annual Christmas Fundraiser on Sunday, November 25. Admission is free, all are welcome - see Santa, Uncle Sam, participate in the auction, raffle, and much more. View flyer for details.

Looking for a space to run your business? As of December 1 Jai Yoga School is renting  cozy office spaces to get work done. Email them with inquiries! 

Do you have a Sunmark MasterCard Debit Card? If yes you could be eligible for a free ShopRunner membership! ShopRunner is basically Amazon Prime for everything not Amazon. Get free 2-day and return shipping at 140+ stores online. If you have a Sunmark Debit Card, keep the $79 ShopRunner membership fee in your pocket! It's free to join for a limited time.

Having trouble insuring your dog?  State Farm does't discriminate against any breeds, because we know its about how much we love our furry babies not their breed that determines how they are! If you are have had a difficult time with your current home owners insurance company with one of your own, give Max Ross State Farm a call - w e would love to help you and your dog!

Save up to 25% off select stays at a Disneyland Resort Hotel!  Save up to 30% on 5-Night Stays, plus book early and get a $50 resort credit per night at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa! Email Tim with Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks for complete details, and info on other available promotions.

Pretty Neat Home Organizing is introducing  Pretty Neat Business Organizing! It's a natural extension from their residential organizing into the commercial realm. Check out the blog post and visit the new website!

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

Have news you want to share
with the community?
Send an email to submit  Member News for an upcoming  weekly edition.

Looking for work space? 
Visit our
Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.





Looking for work? 
Visit our
Job Postings page frequently to see current openings.



View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


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.


Stock up on your favorite wines and spirits for the Holidays right in Delaware Plaza
at Upstate Wine & Spirits!

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


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

Thanks to 
of Farm Family, Glenmont