Celebrating 60 years!

in this issue

Mark A. Castiglione, ACIP, Executive Director of the Capital District Regional Planning Commission, was one of the speakers at last week's Town of Bethlehem Economic Development Networking & Marketing event.  View the Photo Gallery.

Wildbird Junction owners Lance and Kathy Raffe, center, are joined by their daughters; business colleagues Jim Giacone, My Place & Co.; Builder Gregg Biche, Quality PM, Inc.;  Town Supervisor John Clarkson;  Planning Board Chair John Smolinsky;  Town Board Member David VanLuven and Bethlehem Chamber representatives, to officially open their backyard nature shop on Friday. See Photo Gallery.  


Rain Hair Studio owner Gina Sidoti, center, celebrates the opening of her new salon with her team of stylists, Town Board Member David VanLuven and Chamber representatives.  See Photo Gallery and Special Grand Opening offers good through June 24.

Tri-Chamber Speed Networking

Atria Guilderland
300 Mill Rose Court, Slingerlands

Wednesday, June 28
7:45am Registration
8am Speed Networking
$20 Members / $40 Non-Members

The Bethlehem Chamber has partnered with the Colonie and Guilderland Chambers of Commerce to bring you this Tri-Chamber Speed Networking Event. Connect with colleagues from throughout the Capital Region and make 20 new contacts before you get into the office. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early and bring plenty of business cards. Peter Coombs from FRONTLINE Training & Consulting will moderate. FRONTLINE Training helps salespeople in all types of organizations through workshops, keynotes, and coaching.
Space is limited and this event will sell out.


F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      


Three Bethlehem zip codes made the Albany Business Review's List list of the Hottest Spots for Home Sales.  Click to see the full list. 

Bethlehem - get out your cameras!
Bethlehem is working on identifying scenic views and natural open spaces that are important to the character of our town.  Your photos will help guide Bethlehem's open space inventory and planning efforts.  The " Scenic Bethlehem Photo Survey invites residents to get outside, take photos of their favorite open/natural spaces in Bethlehem, and email them to Karen Shaw so that the photos can be included in the "scenic views" map layer.

Click HERE to view the flyer.

***Photos will be accepted through June and July.***

Delaware Avenue
June-October 2017

Construction has begun, but work does not require a detour.  It is  anticipated that a detour will be required in early July.   Keep  completely up to date on the project by signing up to receive email and/or text notifications via  the "Notify Me" portal by subscribing to the "News Flash - Main (Home Page) News", by liking the Town Facebook  page, by following them on Twitter, or by visiting the project website; all found on the Town website.  Click below for:

Art on the Rail Trail (ART) is a new initiative designed to bring public art installations to the
Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail.

This new committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is a collaboration between town residents, local non-profits, with town, county and Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce representation. While the ultimate goal is to see various mediums of art up and down the trail, the pilot project consists of one mural to be painted this year. The mural will be painted on the side wall of the town-owned building located at the intersection of the rail trail and Adams St.  

Individuals: donate/volunteer,  visit their website or connect on social media
Businesses:  sponsor, see packet here



Calling all artists interested in developing an original public artwork for the north-facing wall of a Town of Bethlehem-owned building (90 Adams Street, Delmar, NY) facing the Rail Trail at Adams Street and Hudson Avenue. We welcome all artists to apply, but specifically encourage those who work in public art, murals, and mosaic.

For details visit the website
Application deadline: 11:59pm July 31, 2017

Entrepreneurial Assistance Training Program 

Bethlehem is accepting applications for grants from eligible Microenterprises - emerging and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand in town. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $35,000 and can be used to purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures and to meet working capital needs.  See below block for more details.

As part of the Microenterprise Grant Program, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region will be offering its Entrepreneurial Assistance Training Program at Town Hall. 

Any business might be able to enroll, depending upon space availability - priority given to grant recipients.  C lasses begin on Thursday, June 29 from 6pm - 9pm and will run for 8 consecutive weeks. Tuition is $160. Click  for a tentative schedule of the topics to be covered.
Please contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 439.4955 ext. 1189,  for more information and to reserve a seat.    

Angela's Pizza & Pasta  in Glenmont is celebrating their 25th year in business! Stop in for lunch or dinner and congratulate this family-owned business on their milestone anniversary.   Commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase while supplies last. Town Squire Plaza, 326 Glenmont Road, 427.7122.

Looking for some laughs? Check out the Irish Comedy Show at this Friday, June 23, at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub. $5 at the door, 9-10:30pm.

Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands will host wine tastings this Friday, June 23rd, 4 to 7 pm featuring Castello Banfi Wines from Tuscany with a $24 mix 'n match mail-in-rebate on certain Banfi selections. Saturday, June 24th, 2 to 5 pm will feature wines from Italy & a White, Rosé and Red Sangria Tasting with specials on select wines as well as sangria r ecipes available to take home.  

Bethlehem Town Family Dental, a state-of-the-art practice in Glenmont invites you to schedule an appointment. Advanced technology, evening hours, ceiling tv's for entertainment during treatment. Accepts most insurance, Savings plan for patients without insurance.  See flyer or call 518-776-4939 for appointment.  

Quality PM, Inc. is now offering apartments for lease at 225 Delaware Ave Delmar, Quality North Apartments. This 6-unit building offers 2 bedroom apartments with 1 or 2 baths, granite countertops, tiled back splashes, crown moulding, HE washers and dryers in each unit, central air conditioning and much more. Call Quality PM, Inc for a showing 518-459-7100 ext 3.

The Revive Difference by Upstate Physician Services in Slingerlands has some exciting news...SculpSure is now an FDA-cleared, non-invasive fat removal treatment. Call 518-486-8580 to learn how you can have a better summer body in just 25 minutes!

Join Glenmont Abbey Village on Wednesday, June 28, for their Health Fair. It includes raffles, giveaways, medical professionals, a massage therapist, and more. 1-4pm, open to the public, see flyer for complete details. 

Missed the audition for Seussical the Musical? The Cue Theatre is looking for  anyone going into 4th grade through adults - email them for more info! 

Solarize Albany has expanded our reach! We are now serving the ENTIRE Capital Region. Enjoy our lower cost solar prices in these counties: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington. Contact us by email, by phone at 518.328.4SUN or online.

As the school year winds down, stop by I Love Books for some great teacher gift ideas!

Burger Tuesday is back at Roux! $10 Double Smashed Patties - go crazy and add an egg, bacon or a milkshake! Enjoy
Happy Hour Food and Drink Specials from 3pm-6pm. 

Foundry Fitness Coach Stephanie will host a Deadlifting & Kettlebell Clinic on Saturday, July 15 at 11:30 am. Under- stand key differences between the Romanian deadlift and the stiff leg deadlift. You'll experience how deadlifts with dumbbells, the barbell and kettlebells require variations of mobility. Call 650-8111 to register or visit their FB event.
Click here to see the June newsletter from Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks. Package pricing for 2018 Walt Disney World vacations was released  by  June 20.

Patriot Flight would not be successful without the generous support of their Guardians . Guardians play a significant role on every trip, ensuring every veteran has a safe and memorable experience. Duties include, but are not limited to, physically assisting the Veterans at the airport, during the flight and at the memorials . If you would like to apply to become a Guardian, click here and scroll towards the bottom of the page. Guardians  are responsible for their own expenses (transportation, meals, t-shirt, etc.) - the $350 Guardian donation fee  is used to offset the cost of travel, meals and supplies for the Guardians. 

Brazilian Blowouts are all the rage! For the month of June, Ando Salon is offering this amazing smoothing treatment for $200 - call 518.439.CUTS today to book your Brazilian Blowout with you stylist!

Normanside has extended their hours - they are now open  Tues-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm (closed Mon).

Live music is back at Swifty's Restaurant & Pub ! Click HERE for the patio schedule; open to all ages, no cover charge.

There are so many summer specials available at Del Lanes! Dollar Night, Pizza, Pins & Pop, Cosmic Bowling, and more.....see flyer for complete details.

Summer is a perfect time to dive into some areas of your home that have been bugging you all year! Pretty Neat Home Organizing is looking for some good projects to complete this summer with you. Email Cheryl for more information.

The Bethlehem YMCA is  hosting a Goodbye School, Hello Summer FUN DAY on Friday, June 23, from 7am-6pm. Register online or at the Membership Desk! View flyer for event details.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is excited to announce the protection of the Eldridge Farm and the preservation of the historic agricultural landscapes of Rensselaerville. Join them  for  A Celebration of Music and Nature  and enjoy an outdoor reception and performance by the brass musicians of the Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller. Generously hosted by Stewart Myers at his historic property at 348 Albany Hill Road, Rensselaerville. Enjoy the lawns, fields and gardens of the Daniel Conkling House, a restored 1806 Federal mansion. Saturday, June 24, from 4pm-7pm, $75 suggested donation, reserve your spot today!

Join  Barefoot Space  every Sunday at 10am for Spur Yoga - Yoga for Athletes at CrossFit SPUR (open to all Bethlehem athletes). And remember, every Saturday  Christy Lay Mumin teaches Yoga 4 Every Body at  8am at the Barefoot Space studio.

Primomo and Herzog DDS are pleased to announce they are now participating with Ameritas Dental Insurance Company. Ameritas Insurance Company is the dental insurance provider for the Town of Bethlehem. Call 518.427.2447  to schedule your appointment.

For the past few years, many town residents have been  volunteering at Colonial Acres Golf Course  to create a nature-based education and recreation program, which is now called  Colonial Acres Golf & Nature Park.  The property is owned by the Town of Bethlehem as part of the Parks and Recreation Department.  The goals include managing the golf course as an environmental demonstration course, but also as the premier Golf Learning facility in the Capital Region.  ISC-Audubon has "adopted" the property as a primary project in the Capital Region. Last year the Nature Trail was completed, and enough money was raised to build and install 2 bridges that cross the main stream that runs through the woodlands around the course. Funds are needed to buy more materials, and you can help! Click here to purchase the official  Colonial Acres Golf & Nature Park t-shirt. Various colors are available with sizing for  men, women and youth. 

Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar has so many June specials! Check out the Lobster Meat Summer Roll and more on their Facebook page to see the complete list. Their June patio music schedule features: 6/22 Bill Alston 7-9pm, and 6/29 Acoustic Fire 7-9pm. 

Check out Trustco Bank's current Mortgage and Construction Loan specials: 30-Year Fixed Rate for 3.990% / 4.031% APR, and Constructions Loan specials including low closing costs, financing up to 89.5% of loan value, and more! Click  for details.

Learn more about the launch of ShopRite's new wellness initiative, Well Everyday, by clicking here It includes things like an in-store dietitian, and an in-store messaging program that is aimed at highlighting better food choices and designed to help customers take small steps towards better nutrition.

Check out the current menus  for  Extra Napkin  and  Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant ! Both restaurant are located across the street from Delaware Plaza - Extra Napkin serves up burgers, salads, wraps, juice and more, and Mercato's has been providing Delmar with pizza and Italian favorites since 1997.

The Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research will be held at the Elm Avenue Town Park on Sunday, September 10, 2017.  The walk directly benefits The Lustgarten Foundation and pancreatic cancer research efforts. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can view sponsorship levels and sponsor form here or contact Shari Piper at 518-475-1200.  

Shalimar Delmar is giving away $25 gift certificate every week in celebration of "spice up your life, Naturally" for twenty five years.  Just like us and share on Facebook . Your name will be entered for a chance to win $25 gift certificate every week for 2017.
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .

Applications Now Available Online

If you missed the information session, start-up or existing businesses interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation. 
For additional information, contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.


Edward Jones
316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 13
Delmar, NY 12054

Terry Buel
10697 State Route 32
Greenville, NY 12083

266 Delaware Avenue,  Unit 3
Delmar, NY 12054

Brittany's Doggie Style Mobile
Pet Grooming
Delmar, NY 12054

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Delmar, NY 12054

1969 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
(518) 621-7305

22 Kairnes Street
Albany, NY 12205

132 1 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205

Peter Blackman
186 Main Street
Altamont, NY 12009

Cynthia Werner
PO Box 208
Delmar, NY 12054

648 Feura Bush Road
Delmar, NY 12054

Sean Moran
PO Box 51
Glenmont, NY 12077

1613 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159

PO Box 3878
Albany, NY 12203


The Central New York Regional MWBE Opportunities Expo will take place on Thursday, June 22, from 8am-3pm The MWBE Opportunities Expo brings together the various New York State Agencies and Authorities that have a significant presence in each region to provide MWBE firms local networking opportunities.

The Expo will also include panel discussions on the Regional Economic Development Council, key projects in the specific region, and the MWBE goal setting process for these projects. In coordination with the Regional Offices, MWBEs will receive information on how to find opportunities for their participation on these key projects. See the flyer for more details, and click HERE to register.

The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund was established to support Albany County's hospitality industry by funding programs that will help build and sustain Albany County tourism destinations, attractions and events and bring more visitors to the County.  The ACCVB Fund is now accepting applications The grant range is between $1,000 and $5,000. It is important that organizations applying demonstrate approximately how many overnight hotel stays this project will yield. Click HERE to view guidelines or submit an application. 

Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers
July 11, 2017 ● 8:30AM-12:30PM

Register now to assure your place at this limited-seating event. Solutions Forums are FuzeHub's signature matchmaking events, where manufacturers and product developers meet hand-picked FuzeHub Resources to discuss specific business and technical challenges. Consult with statewide resources from universities and nonprofits who will help you identify potential solutions to your company's needs and goals. This event is free to New York manufacturing companies and product developers.  Holiday Inn,  232 Broadway,  Saratoga Springs - r efreshments available at 8:00AM.


As a seasonal business, the Boathouse Grille is only open for part of the year.  They offer live music, fantastic food, and amazing views - make sure to pay them a visit and take advantage!

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


Come out to the 61st Annual Glenmont Fireman's Fair. Thursday July 20th thru Saturday July 22nd. 6:00PM-11:00PM each night. GAMES RIDES FOOD.  All of your favorite games will be back. Visit Facebook for details.

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Tuesday, May 2, 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 opens for the season on Saturday, May 6, 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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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  Nick Petraccione at 518.439.4921 x22053, or contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512.


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