in this issue


The Chamber will be closed
Tuesday, January 1.

Don't miss the Bethlehem First Night celebration! For details, visit the website or follow them on
Facebook and Twitter.


Sexual Harassment Training for NYS Employers and their Employees

Berkshire Bank
11 Vista Boulevard, Slingerlands
Wednesday, January 9, 8:30-10:30am

Did you know that ALL employers in New York State are required to provide all current and new employees with sexual harassment prevention training? We understand how overwhelming the new sexual harassment prevention regulations can be. We want to help with the mandate to deliver sexual harassment training to your managers & staff by the October 2019 deadline.

Pinnacle Human Resources, LLC has partnered with the Bethlehem Chamber to offer cost-effective and comprehensive harassment prevention programs.
  • The training program meets & exceeds all mandated content & training requirements found in Section 201-g of NYS Labor Law.
  • The program is delivered by certified HR professionals from the largest HR firm in the region.
  • The program is designed to train all employees during the first hour, with a special supervisory session at the end. Allocate 2 hours for this training.
  • We will be holding these trainings regularly so you can minimize the disruption by sending a few employees at a time.
  • Companies & organizations will be provided documentation that they have delivered training to all their employees.
  • The HR Consultant is available to advise on handbook changes, the mandated complaint form and other HR-related questions.
Space is limited and this event will sell out,
online registration  is REQUIRED - no walk-ins.

Members $30 | Non-Members $40

Tri-Chamber Speed

Colonie Center
131 Colonie Center, Albany
Thursday, January 24
Join members of the Colonie Chamber of Commerce and the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce for this high impact networking opportunity. Bring your business cards to share and be prepared to follow up on those leads when you return to work.

Please enter through the Regal Cinema entrance.

*Should Bethlehem, Colonie or Guilderland Schools be canceled
or delayed, this event will be rescheduled.*
Members $20 | Non-Members $40

Offers valid through 12/31/18!

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


Regional Economic Development Council Awards

Chamber members have benefited from this week's announcement
of the Regional Economic Development Council Awards
announced  earlier this week.

Established in 2011 as a way to jumpstart the economy and create jobs,
the Regional Economic Councils allow local communities, business and academic leaders to develop strategic plans for each region of the state. Businesses, not for profits and community groups are able to apply
for funds to implement the plans.

Barker Trestle Repair Center and Distribution dba Coeymans Industrial Park received $1,938,256 towards its $9.6 million project. The project
is considered a priority project for economic development.

The town of Bethlehem received $200,000 for the Town of Bethlehem Microenterprise Assistance Program. The Chamber will keep members informed about the application process and requirements
for this grant program.


The Holidays go way too fast!  Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace wants to stretch it out a bit and is offering 30% off anything HOLIDAY through 12/27/18.

Bethlehem Chabad presents Baby Cafe, a  special place for mother and child (ages 0-3) to spend quality time together in a warm Jewish environment. Tuesdays 1/15-2/19/19 from 9:30-10:30am, the program  brings the holidays and traditions to life with age-appropriate activities and tactile, hands-on Jewish themed play.

January is National Skating Month, and the Bethlehem YMCA presents  the Albany Figure Skating Club Open House on  Saturday, January 5, from 11:30am - 1:30pm.  Coaches will be on the ice to give mini-lessons and to answer questions about the Club's Learn to Skate program. Skate rentals are also available. 

Jai Yoga School is teaming up with RAW Juice and Smoothie Bar for their Yoga & Brunch event. Join them  Sunday, January 6, from 9:15am - 12:15pm and  enjoy a Sunday morning yoga class followed by brunch! The menu includes  Juice, Smoothie Bowls, Overnight Oats, Bliss Balls and more.  No sign-up is required but classes fill up quickly - please pre-register on Mindbody for the class you choose to take.

The Delmar Community Orchestra will begin rehearsals for its Winter/Spring season on Monday, January 7, from 7:30 - 9:30pm at the Town of Bethlehem Town Hall  auditorium.  New members are always welcome, and instrumentalists of all ages are invited to participate. For more information, please visit their website.

Soulful Psoas Release will be held at Free Movement Pilates on Friday, January 4, from 5:30-7pm. Explore one of the  most important, yet often neglected, muscles of the mind with instructor Melissa Hurt. Sign up using the  MINDBODY scheduler.

Sunmark Federal Credit Union is offering several specials at their Delmar branch through the end of January. Auto loans, Money Market Rate, cash bonus for opening an account, and more - click here.

The next All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, sponsored by the Sons of The American Legion, will be held on Sunday, December 30, 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.

Mountain View Brasserie in Greenville will be open serving dinner Monday New Year's Eve, from 12-9:00pm and Tuesday New Year's Day from 12-9:00pm.
Restorative Yoga returns Saturday, December 29, at Free Movement Pilates. Instructor Erika Beaton will lead the workshop from 3-4:30pm ($30 per person). Sign up using the MINDBODY scheduler.

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.

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

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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.


Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
306 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Hudson River Career Resources
Delmar, NY

56 Game Farm Road
Delmar, NY 12054

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

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.


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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