January 3, 2019
A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Happy New Year! With a new year comes some changes at the Chamber designed to better serve our members.

First, we’ve refreshed our newsletter. This new design is easier on the eyes and allows our members to find the news they need quickly. Remember, we get our news from you! Members can submit news by signing into your chamber account and posting it.

Also new for 2019 are benefits designed to save you money. We’ve partnered with EnergyNext to help our members save on their energy costs. We are working with Pinnacle Human Resources and will be offering Department of Labor Sexual Harassment training.

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CHAMBER NEWS & EVENTS
Sexual Harassment Training for NYS Employers and their Employees
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 assist our members in meeting this training deadline.

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Membership Renewals - 4Q 2018
Please patronize the businesses that have invested in the community by renewing their chamber membership during the 4th quarter of 2018.

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State of the Town 2019
Bethlehem Supervisor David VanLuven will deliver the Annual State of the Town Address to showcase town accomplishments in 2018 and outline challenges, opportunities, and priorities for 2019. All are welcome at this free event.

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Tri-Chamber Speed Networking
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.

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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Grand Opening: Saturday, Jan 5, 12:00-3:00pm

University at Albany School of Business Graduate Programs Weekend MBA Program Information Session: Wednesday, January 9, 6:00pm

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited Life After BC: Thursday, January 3, 7:00pm

Free Movement Pilates Calming PSOAS Release Yoga Workshop: Friday, Jan 11, 5:30-7:00pm

Town of Bethlehem Parks & Rec Dept American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course: begins January 14, 5:00pm
Dinner for 4 is back at Yanni's Too! Complete details in news feed article.

The Bethlehem YMCA wants to help you stay motivated this January with their Commit to Be Fit Program!

Contact Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks to learn about the new FREE DINING program at Walt Disney World.

The Selkirk Fire Department is a 100% volunteer fire department. They are looking for new members to serve.

Don't hate on Mondays - Bellini's Italian Eatery offers Pie-on-the-Fly Monday Takeout Special!

New York State minimum wage will continue to increase annually, taking effect December 31, 2018 ( Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy)
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The Delmar Community Orchestra will begin rehearsals for its Winter/Spring season on Monday, January 7, from 7:30-9:30pm at the Bethlehem Town Hall auditorium. New members are always welcome and instrumentalists of all ages are invited to participate.
Times Union Job Fair: Monday, Jan 21, 10:00am-4:00pm
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