Celebrating 60 years!

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In case you missed last week's e-news, click for the  Photo Gallery  from our 32nd Annual Awards Dinner on April 28.   Guests were joined by NYS Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson, Bethlehem Town Board Members  David VanLuven,  Giles Wagoner, Joyce Becker and Julie Sasso.  Jason Gough from WNYT was the Master of Ceremonies, and there was a special presentation by Town Historian Susan Leath in honor of the Chamber's 60th Anniversary. 

Restaurant Week starts MONDAY!
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Make your plans NOW for your Restaurant Week dining experience and enjoy  3 Courses for $25!

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Applications Now Available Online

The Town of Bethlehem was successful in its application to the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal for the renewal of the Microenterprise Grant Program.  The Town will receive $200,000 to provide grants to eligible Microenterprises, emerging, and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand within the Town of Bethlehem.  It is anticipated that a minimum of ten (10) businesses will be assisted with the awarded grant funds.  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. 

Start-up or existing businesses interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process and missed the information session, may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation.
View the  Grant Application 

For additional information:  
contact Robin Nagengast or Elizabeth Staubach, Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 439-4955 ext. 1189 or visit the website. 

Upstate Wine & Spirits is turning 50! Did you know they are the longest continuous tenant in Delaware Plaza? Celebrate this milestone with them on Saturday, May 20, from 2-6pm. Over 40 wines and liquors will be available for tasting! Listen to a jazz quartet as you enjoy food from local eateries like Hidden Cafe, Normanside, The Cheese Traveler, and more. And check out their upcoming Seminar schedule here.

Treat Mom AND yourself this Mother's Day with The Revive Difference by Upstate Physician Services! When you buy any service or package for mom, get any service or package for yourself FREE - this week ONLY! Call for more details, 518.486.8580.

The Boathouse Grille will be offering Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14, from 12-8pm. Click here to see the mouth-watering menu! Reservations are strongly recommended, call 518.

Check out these Mother's Day Specials at the new Rain Hair Studio! $30 manicure & pedicure, $50 facial & manicure, and more - see flyer for details.

There are only 3 spots left in the Low Impact Agility class! Class is taught by Alissa Barnett Mosier of Old Dogs, New Tricks Dog Training, at Shawna's Dogs with class starting this Thurday, 5/11 at 7:15p. Sign up via their Facebook, or by calling or emailing Alicia ( 518.598.6797), or by calling or emailing Shawna ( 518.937.2544).

Walk, stroll, ride, or glide along the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail on Friday, May 19 and show your appreciation for this treasured community resource!  You are invited to join Daniel McCoy - Albany County Executive, Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, Town of Bethlehem, NY Town Supervisor John Clarkson, and the NY Bicycling Coalition at MHLC's annual Bike to Work Day This free event begins a light breakfast at 8am at the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's office at 425 Kenwood Avenue. At 8:30, guests will hit the Rail Trail to ride. Bike to Work Day is open to anyone, whether or not they are able to bike to their place of work from the Rail Trail. Join in for free refreshments and a bit of outdoor exercise before you start your day. Learn more and register here.

The Bethlehem Children's School will host Greenfest on Saturday, May 20, from 10:30am-3pm. This family friendly event includes toddler yoga, open house tours, and much more! Click here for more info.

Join The Wine Reserve Friday, May 19, for a vodka tasting from  5-8pm!

This week, the featured item at Radiance Hot Yoga is this fantastic pair of Shakti shorts! Shakti shorts are perfect for hot yoga classes, but can also double as a cute pair of shorts for the beach and this week only, this pair is reduced to $37.50 - that's 25% off!

Little Big Shot Super Nozzles are now in stock at Curtis Lumber!  They are m ade in the USA and are assembled by disabled US Veterans.  The Little Big Shot Super Nozzle is the most effective, water-efficient nozzle you can buy. Fits any standard hose and adjusts from powerful sweeper to spray for watering plants, to even a pin point stream! 40% More Force and Less Water used. Will not leak.

Don't miss the Student Summer Special at Foundry Fitness 3 Months Unlimited for $240!!!

Tickets are available for Cabaret Night at The Cue Theatre! Over 20 talented acts will be performing Broadway hits Saturday, May 20, at 8pm$10 for students/$15 for adults. Reserve tickets at via email, online purchase, or at  518.650.7397. Registration is also open for  Summer Camp, and there is a d iscount on tuition if registration is received by May 15! See Summer Camp flyer for complete details.  Also this summer... Cue's MainStage Production,  Seussical the Musical!
Open to grade 6-Adult  (tuition-based program), auditions are  May 22-23 (6-8pm), performances will be  August 11-13.

Registration is now OPEN for Capitol Region Basketball Bootcamp's summer camps! 5 sessions are offered in July and August - see flyer for details and to register.

Support  Capital District Patriot Flight - play and/or sponsor their 1st Annual Golf Tournament at Normanside! Funds raised provide trips to Washington DC Memorials for Veterans at no cost to them. Click here for registration and sponsorship forms.

O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
will be bringing you an  Irish Luau Party on Saturday, May 20th! Live music, face painting, a beer truck, and more - stay up-to-date by following their Facebook page.

Take advantage of the National Bank of Coxsackie's Spring CD Special! 15 months at 0.63% APY, see flyer for details.

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.

Mauro's Menu ice cream shop is now OPEN for the season! Visit them at 1391 Indian Fields Road to get your ice cream fix!!!

Spring into Savings and spin to win with Glemont Abbey Village! Call 888.700.9157 for your chance to win One Free Month, Free Utilities until 2018, and more - see flyer.

Buy it before it goes up!  Contact George W. Frueh & Sons in Glenmont for a Spring Fill Up Special , featuring discounts on discount home heating oil, kerosene or diesel fuel. Call for sales and service at 436-1050.

Kiwanis Club of Delmar will host a Pancake Breakfast Saturday, May 13, 8am-12pm at Delmar Presbyterian Church, 858 Delaware Avenue.  See website for details. Proceeds help fund Kiwanis projects for Youth.

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.  

Join chamber member Grassroot Givers for a team trivia fundraiser !  The Grassroot Givers Trivia Championship will be held Sunday, May 21, at 2pm at Wolf's 1-11 in Colonie.  Teams of 8, $30 per person ($20 per student).  Lots of great prizes! Email  or call 518-542-1276 for more info!

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.

Wildbird Junction Backyard Nature Shoppe is scheduled to open May 2017! They offer everything for the wild bird lover, backyard naturalist, and gardener. They are currently hiring the following positions: Assistant Store Manager and Sales Associates. Click here to apply.

Have a big Spring project?  Give Collins and Son a call if you need any demolition work done. From small trailers and greenhouses to buildings, barns and everything in between!  756-2070.

You think that you know it all??? Come test your knowledge at Track 32 Italian Pub on Monday nights at 7:30pm. Drink specials and prize give-a-ways. Call 439-0032 to reserve.

W Couture Boutique's new romantic beauty collection has arrived from Italy! The silky lightweight fabric will leave you feeling cool for the summer & will leave you looking absolutely fabulous in style! Stop in to the shop at 365 Feura Bush Road in Glenmont, see their Facebook page for hours.

Let Sevenzocks Nursery help you get ready for Spring $10 off $75 ; deliveries available. Call 518.635.4111 to schedule.
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .

The Bethlehem Bike Expo will be held Saturday May 20, from 10am-1pm on the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail between Elsmere Avenue and Gardner Terrace. Brought to you by the Bethlehem Police Department and the Town of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation, the event will feature helmet fitting, bike inspections, and more. 

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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President Cindy Ferrari

Congratulations to BOU President Cindy Ferrari, who was honored Monday as one of the winners of the Albany County Executive's Volunteer Awards for 2017! Click here for the full press release.


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266 Delaware Avenue,  Unit 3
Delmar, NY 12054

Brittany's Doggie Style Mobile
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Delmar, NY 12054

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Delmar, NY 12054

Delmar, NY 12054

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Slingerlands, NY 12159
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Albany, NY 12205

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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

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Slingerlands, NY 12159

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Albany, NY 12203

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Rexford, NY 12148

200 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

25 Chamberlain Street
Glenmont, NY 12077

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Latham, NY 12110

Karen Pollan
585 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Doug Luberda
3261 West State Road
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

Alan Rosenberg
911 Central Avenue, Suite 328
Albany, NY 12206

George McHugh
2170 River Road
Coeymans, NY 12045

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Wildbird Junction
Lance Raffe
308 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
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Delmar, NY 12054

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Selkirk, NY 12158

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Delmar, NY 12054


Registration is open for the June 8th
87/90 Semiconductor Summit  at the Saratoga City Center.  Join CEG, regional semiconductor industry leaders and area economic developers for this first of its kind one day event. This full day event will focus on outlining the role New York State plays in the semiconductor industry, a holistic economic forecast for growth in the industry, a focus on new technology innovation and new ways for the Capital Region to engage and promote economic growth within the industry.
Confirmed speakers include:
* Howard Zemsky, President & CEO, Empire State Development Corporation
* Hugh Johnson, Partner, Hugh Johnson Advisors
* Jim Feldhan, President, Semico Research
*  Rich Goldman, Partner, Silicon Catalyst and Chancellor, Global Technology University
*  Tom Salmon, Executive Director, Fab Owners Association

Do you need help developing a content marketing strategy? If you're a manufacturer, then this webinar from FuzeHub is for you. Learn what you'll need at every stage of the way. The FuzeHub team works with New York State manufacturers and is ready to share its content marketing experience with you. For additional program details and to register, visit the website


Nicole's is celebrating 30 years! Enjoy their 3-course Nostalgia Menu on Wednesday and Thursdays for $30.

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

BCSD +  Chamber

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  Nick Petraccione at 518.439.4921 x22053, or contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512.


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