in this issue

Last chance for  
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.



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

Pick up your 2018 Holiday Shopping Card for s pecial 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


Potential Changes to Scheduling Hourly Employees

The Business Council of New York reported that the NY State Department of Labor has released its latest rules for on call scheduling. 
The  proposed regulations are an improvement on the original rules published in November 2017. They still, however, would submit employers to significant administrative burdens and potentially significant increases in payroll costs. Information on the rules can be found on our website  Learn more. To share how the changes will affect your business call or email Chamber president  Maureen McGuinness 518-439-0512. We will share the information during the comment period.


MVP Health Care presents Story Time with Tinsel the Elf on December 15. 10-11:30am at Colonie Center, Tinsel will read some family friendly stories while guests warm up by the hot chocolate bar.

The weather outside may be frightful, but the yoga studio is SO delightful! Join  
  Jai Yoga School teacher Sabrina for a fun afternoon of Family Yoga - Winter Wonderland edition. There will be fun yoga inspired crafts, games, snacks and more. December 15 from 2:30-3:30pm - $20 per family with one child, $10 per additional child.

On December 22 Yanni's Too Restaurant will host their Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
Break out those ugly Christmas / Holiday sweaters and come enjoy some dinner, drinks & a jolly ole time. 5-9pm, there
 will a prize for the "ugliest" and "most creative" winners!

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.

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 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!

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

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with the community?
Send an email to submit  Member News for an upcoming  weekly edition.
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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.


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.


Looking for a unique holiday gift? Wildbird Junction has more than bird feeders, bird house, and bird food - they have a beautiful selection of cards, nature-themed toys, games & books, binoculars, chimes and 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.    
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 

Do you have space for lease?   Members can 
post to our  Marketspace  page at no cost. Our website receives 23,000 unique page views from across the region. We can get your space seen.




Looking for a talented employee?   As a member you can post to our  Job Postings  page at no cost. 

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