CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS
photo courtesy of Diego Cagara / Spotlight News
The Candidate Forum for the open Bethlehem Town Board seat took place
at the Town Hall. For video of the event, click below.
Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise Info Night
AAA Hudson Valley
618 Delaware Avenue, Albany
Thursday, November 8
RSVP to AAA at 518.426.1000
FREE event; RSVP is required
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with AAA Travel to present
our 2019 trip - Alaska! Departing May 11, 2019, the 13-day trip
features a 7-day Princess Cruise.
Join us for our second special travel presentation to learn all about this amazing trip.
The trip to this bucket list destination includes Denali National Park, a Tundra Wilderness tour, Sternwheeler Discovery (a riverboat tour), Hubbard Glacier, Seattle's Skyway Observatory, and much more. Anchorage, Juneau, and Skagway are just a
few of the
cities that will be visited along the journey.
for the full brochure, which includes pricing
details and an early
booking discount offer.
**Open to all members of the community.**
Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Tuesday, November 20, 8:30am
Join us for the Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast!
The presentation will include an overview of the available benefits and savings programs for chamber members and prospective members, including
health insurance options for businesses, sole proprietors and individuals in 2019 (including dental plans).
A light breakfast will be provided.
In addition to a Medicare specialist, representatives from BlueShield of Northeastern NY, CDPHP, and MVP will be onsite to answer questions.
This event is FREE and open to members and non-members.
There's still time to participate!
The Holiday Shopping Card will be finalized this week
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is working on our
Annual Holiday Shopping Card Promotion for November 24 (Small Business Saturday)
through December 31, 2018. The program is a continuation of our active
Buy Local Initiative and is a way to encourage the Bethlehem community
to support local businesses during the holiday shopping season before making
trips to area malls and Black Friday sales.
Participation is open to
Member and Non-Member businesses.
10,000 cards are printed in November and distributed:
* 2018 Bethlehem Turkey Trot: As a sponsor, the Chamber distributes cards to
approximately 3,000 participants during Pre-Registration
* Spotlight Newspaper: Chamber inserts Holiday Cards into 5,000+ papers
(11/21/18 edition) distributed by mail and on newsstands in town.
* Community locations: Bethlehem Town Hall, Bethlehem Public Library, local post offices, Bethlehem Chamber office, Saturday Delmar Farmers Market
* Member and Participating Businesses: Cards are given to member and participating
businesses to distribute to customers
Advertising is purchased locally to make the
aware of the program.
Deadline to participate is Friday, October 26.
Please contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or by
l with any questions.
***This is a short-term discount/gift-with-purchase promotion running around the Holidays, different from the year-round Shop Bethlehem Gift Card program. Interested in participating in the Gift Card program? Contact the Chamber at above phone or email.***
OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS
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.
to the following Bethlehem Chamber members
for making the Albany Business Review
2018 Best Places to Work!
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake Realtors
BlueShield of Northeastern New York
CAP COM Federal Credit Union
Homestead Funding Corp.
Sunmark Federal Credit Union
SAVE THE DATE
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is a Neighborhood Champion for
the upcoming 2018
Small Business Saturday
national initiative to help small businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers.
This year, Small Business Saturday is
As a small business owner, you are encouraged to participate in this
to inspire your neighbors to Shop Small®.
Take advantage of the free support from American Express by visiting
free in-store signage, sample social media post, email templates.
Small Business Saturday
event or promotion?
Notify the Chamber and
we will promote your business
leading up to November 24
HAPPY 21st ANNIVERSARY
Celebrate with them on Friday, November 2:
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
Veronica's Culinary Tavern is accepting take-out orders for tonight - make sure your ghosts and goblins have a great meal before all the candy! Call 518.595.5095, half-pans feed 6-8 and are $25 each; choose from Mac & Cheese or Rigatoni & Meatballs. Add a half-pan of salad for $10. And don't forget to submit your Halloween photo on their Facebook page between noon today and Thursday at midnight
for your chance to win one of three $50 gift cards!
The leaves may be turning brown, but Sevenzocks Nursery still has beautiful hanging baskets available at $15 each or 2 for $25. And all 8" mum pots on sale at $4 each.
Did you know that
gluten free pizza
? Click here for their
, and order online or via phone at 518.439.2244.
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!
Friday, November 2, Roux presents live music from Fresh, The Trio. 6pm, call 518.487.4358 to make your reservations.
Check out the PC Promotional Printing feature focus on POSTCARDS - f
rom annual reminders to sales promotions, postcards are inexpensive yet effective. 4" x 6", e
14pt gloss cover recycled paper stock,
4/4 w/ UV front. Click to learn more.
Mark your calendars for
Talking w/ Your Teen: Clearing the Fog of the impact of Marijuana, #vaping/#Juuling on teens on Thursday, November 15. Presented by Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited, guest
speakers include Dr. Dennis McKenna from Albany Med, Sgt, Tracy Nance of the Albany County Sheriffs Office & a young recovering substance abuser who is working to help teens make better choices. Click here for event details.
Join Del Lanes for their annual Fall Bar & Restaurant Tournament! Saturday, November 10 at 1pm - reserve your spot by calling 518.439.2224.
The annual Selkirk Fire Halloween Party will take place tonight, October 31, from 6-9pm. Enjoy cider donuts, hot & cold beverages,
and other sweets & treats. Warm up and rest
your Trick or Treating legs!
Get $300 off an iPhone XS, with select trade-in, on The Wireless Center (Verizon Authorized Retailer).
Visit their store in Delaware Plaza for details!
Each October Policy Research Associates celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), organized by the U.S. Department of Labor. NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and provides education about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. In celebration of this year's NDEAM, they are highlighting
from the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center to help start conversations about working while receiving SSA disability benefits. Check out the following resources and incorporate them into your work!
If you're looking to buy your first home, Sunmark Federal Credit Union's First Home Club is the next best thing to winning the Mega Millions! For every $1 you save, you'll be matched $4 - up to a maximum of $7,500. For complete details click here.
Jai Yoga School offers one week of UNLIMITED classes for $25! Their intention behind this offering is to allow you to try different classes, teachers and times, so you can find a schedule that aligns with you! View the schedule here.
Organize Senior Moves
invites you to join them on their
10th Annual NYC Bus Trip. Departing December 8
at 8am from the Glenmont
Wal-Mart on Route 9W, the $55 excursion includes includes bus trip, breakfast, and returning drinks and snacks.
First come, first served - see the flyer for complete details and to reserve your seat.
The Meditation 101 workshop at Free Movement Pilates on Friday, November 2, teaches the whys and hows of committing to a meditation practice. You will learn the physiological, emotional, and spiritual benefits of meditation. 5:30-7pm with Melissa Hurt, sign up here using the
MINDBODY Scheduling site. And the next
Dancing on the D's: Movement to Align 5-week session begins Wednesday, November 7.
This next 5 week session will continue to focus on movement patterns and be set to music, and specific self performed soft tissues releases will be incorporated
to help people move freely in some of the more challenging movement patterns. Register here using the MINDBODY Scheduling site.
As of October 1
Founders HIIT and Strength Club has been acquired by the new management team of LEVO Strength.
LEVO Strength will be honoring all current memberships with the following previsions given the inconvenience of the transition period.
What does this mean for you? 1)
Paid in Full memberships
will be extended by 2 months; 2)
will have their expiration dates extended by 2 months; and 3)
Monthly Unlimited Members
will receive an additional free month. They are looking forward to opening their
new location in Delaware Plaza on November 1!
Bethlehem Public Library is conducting a community survey seeking input about how people are using the library and what services are of most value. As the board of trustees begins a long-range planning discussion, they are looking to balance the maintenance and upkeep needs of the 45-year-old building with the kinds of community-supported enhancements that will allow it to grow with and be a reflection of the community it serves. Public input is key in helping the trustees and library staff make those decisions. The survey was mailed to homes in the Bethlehem Central School District and is also available in a larger print paper edition at the library and online. Click here to take the survey.
It's Halloween, and Albany Braces is running their Annual Candy Buy Back program in their Delmar, Albany and Latham locations on November 1. They will buy back your candy at $2 per pound. Proceeds will be matched by Albany Braces and donated to a charity chosen by the office. Candy will be donated to various organizations in the Capital District.
Purchase one Ultimate Lens Package with new frames, receive a second set of lenses of equal or lesser value FREE
with second frames purchase from
. The Ultimate Lens Package is the optimal combination of new lens technologies from Varilux and Crizal combined with Transitions Adaptive Lenses to give you the best in vision, clarity and protection. Both complete pairs of eyewear must be purchased on the same date. Offer valid 7/16/18-12/31/18. Not valid with any other offer or discount. See store for complete details.
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
has teamed up with
to raise money for breast cancer! They are selling
Swifty's Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts
for $12 each, and $3 for every shirt sold will be donated to To Life!. Order forms are available at the restaurant.
is presenting their
3rd Annual Essay Contest.
open to ALL High School students,
and two winners will receive a 1-day, all expense paid trip to the Memorials in Washington DC with veterans from WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War. See attached
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Congratulations to the Pine Hollow Arboretum
on being named one of the
Top 5 Spots for Fall Foliage in Albany!
Click here for the full
AROUND THE REGION
FuzeHub Commercialization Competition
November 7-8, 2018
Albany Capital Center | Albany, NY
FuzeHub enters its second year hosting the Commercialization Competition, part of the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund. The $350,000 Commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch these businesses toward success. Up to seven companies will be awarded $50,000 each to help move their projects forward. Click to register.
WEBSITE of the WEEK
Happy Halloween! Don't forget that Albany Braces is running their
Annual Candy Buy Back program in their Delmar, Albany and Latham locations tomorrow, November 1. They will buy back your candy at $2 per pound. Proceeds will be matched by Albany Braces and donated to a charity chosen by the office. To learn more about their practice,
visit their website.
Don't forget - you can now join
Join the Town of Bethlehem on at the Saturday Delmar Farmers Market on November 17 for America Recycles Day.
Clothing, textiles, paper, and books will be accepted from the general public for recycling, and secure document shredding will be available for Town of Bethlehem residents and BCSD taxpayers. Click here for complete event 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
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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
, or use the below link.
For additional details, contact the District Program Liaison
Tracy Farrell at 518.439.4921 x25287, or via email.
BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP
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Member to Member Deals
to save on valuable services from local Chamber members.
Businesses interested in offering
Hot Deals to the Community,
for more information.