Celebrating 60 years!

in this issue

Microenterprise Grant Public Information Session

Town Hall Room 101
445 Delaware Avenue

Thursday, April 6, 2017

RSVP to Robin Nagengast
via email
or phone 518.439.4955 x1164
Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the Microenterprise Grant Program.  The Town of Bethlehem was successful in its application to the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal to continue its Microenterprise Grant Program and will receive $200,000 to provide grants to eligible Microenterprises - emerging and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand within Bethlehem. 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.
Visit the Town website here.

The Revive Difference
by Upstate Physician Services
Grand Opening & 
Ribbon Cutting

785 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Monday, April 10, 12pm
Join us as we cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of The Revive Difference by Upstate Physician Services!  Monday kicks off entire week of special events, including mini-lectures, special offers, and classes - click  here  to see the full schedule.

32nd Annual Awards Dinner
Colonie Golf & Country Club
141 Maple Road, Route 85A
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Friday, April 28, 2017

5:00 PM Cocktail Hour ● 6:30 PM Dinner ● 7:30 PM Awards
Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce for our 32nd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner. This years marks the 60th anniversary of the Bethlehem Chamber! Network with 200+ business colleagues while we recognize individuals from Business and the Community for their contributions throughout the year.

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

This year we will honor the following recipients:

Policy Research Associates 
Business Person of the Year

Bryant Asset Protection
Lifetime Achievement

South End Children's Cafe
Citizen of the Year

Youth Award

to our generous Sponsors!
To become a Sponsor, click HERE.

to our Member businesses who made the
2017 Capital Region Living Magazine's BESTIES list! 
Click here for categories and placement.

2Shea Catering
AAA Hudson Valley
Best Cleaners
Bethlehem Public Library
CapCom Federal
Credit Union

Capital District YMCA
Delmar Farmers Market
Free Movement Pilates
Gochee's Garage
I Love Books
Joyelles Jewelers Ltd.
Laberge Massage Therapy
Mad Dog Bicycles
Normanside Country Club
Phillips Hardware

Pioneer Bank Price Chopper/Market32
Robinson's Ace Hardware
SEFCU Something Olde, Something New
Steiner's Sports
Colonie Golf &
Country Club
Trustco Bank Upstate Wine & Liquor

W Couture Boutique


The Gaslight Theater Company will be performing the always-funny "Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" at Bethlehem Public Library. Performances are FREE and open to the public and will take place Thursday & Friday, March 30-31, at 6:30pm, and Saturday, April 1, at 2pm in the Community Room.
Spring is in the air, and that means it's time to start thinking about your lawn! A Phillips Hardware has the supplies for Scott's 4 Step Program. Step 1 should be applied after April 1, which is this weekend - visit the store and talk to an associate today.
If you think you have a treasure in your attic, don't miss The Appraisers Roadshow this weekend at the Bethlehem YMCA. No appointment necessary, Saturday and Sunday April 1-2, 9am-6pm each day - see flyer for complete details.
Did you know that Yanni's Too is OPEN for the season? Visit them this weekend and enjoy some live music. Friday, March 31, BJ Fitzgerald will perform at 6:30pm, and Saturday, April 1, Bobby Vandetta will perform at 6:30pm.
The Berkshire Bank Foundation recently announced a new grant opportunity to help meet the evolving needs of nonprofit organizations in communities served by Berkshire Bank. Through the Xtraordinary Day Grant Request For Proposal, (RFP), Berkshire is inviting concise proposals that seek to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations by funding a variety of activities that will improve the organization's performance and impact. If selected, the organization will be eligible for one of four grants of up to $5,000. View the press release for complete details.

Sam's Italian American Restaurant is celebrating their 46th anniversary Tuesday, April 4 - Saturday, April 8 with three-course meals for $19.71. Opened by Salvatore (Sam) and Angela Rappoccio, Sam's has been continuously family-owned and operated at the same location, 125 Southern Boulevard, Albany, since April 1971. Call 518.463.3433 for reservations.
"EGG"STRAVAGANZA is this Saturday, April 1, at the Elm Avenue Park large pavilion. Sponsored by the Town of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation Department, the event begins at 10am and features Skeeter the Clown, an egg hunt, and much more - see flyer for details.
Check out these two great upcoming events at Romo's Pizza! Sunday, April 2, Beer Yoga with Sabrina Bonaiuto starts at 1pm. See flyer for more info. And Shea Crafts is hosting a Wood Sign Party on April 5 from 6-9pm. Make your own 12x12 wood sign - choose between 4 designs. An appetizer and soda are included in the ticket prices, see Facebook event for details.
Lyme-literate medical doctor Dr. Richard Horowitz will be signing copies of his book How Can I Get Better? An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine on Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30pm. Register now for this free event by calling 518.689.2244.
The mortgage subsidiary of CAP COM Federal Credit Union, Homeowners Advantage, will present the Capital Region's Homebuyers Workshop & Expo on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Albany Marriott from 1pm-4pm. This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Topics include Down Payment Made Easier, Homebuying Do's and Don'ts, and much more. Register here.

GTM Payroll Services announces the release of GTM iPay, a secure, online payroll platform designed for small businesses. Accessible 24/7 from a desktop PC, tablet, or mobile device, GTM iPay allows clients to add and edit employees; securely access payroll data in real-time with the ability to add hours, account for overtime, tips, and time off; and generate payroll data reports, view payroll  registers, and access tax returns at their convenience. Contact Nick for details.

Don't miss the April 8 "Hey Jude" concert at the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post 1040 (American Legion)! See the flyer for ticket information.

Give a monthly Wine Club gift of two specially selected wines for just $29.99 per month. Each month will feature a different set of wines, wrapped in beautiful gift baskets -- now on display at Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands. Gift Club purchases can be billed monthly or pre-paid. For more information, call 518.439.5535.

Gabe Donovan's Pastel Owl Prints are the newest line of stationery at Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace. Proceeds benefit the Double H Ranch in the Adirondacks, so visit the shop to check them out!

Walk the Prayer Labyrinth at Delmar Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. View the  flyer for complete details.

Nominations are now open for Bryant Asset Protection's Generation Grants Program. Each quarter, Jeffrey and Mark Bryant honor their parents' principles by giving back to the local community through a series of grants of up to $1,000 that result in community improvements. If you know of a worthwhile local community effort or if you represent a group or are an individual who would like to be considered for a grant, complete the form from their website, or email them with questions.

Support The Cue Theatre by helping them purchase items from their "wish list" that are needed for Aladdin Jr., as well as for the theatre in general. Every item purchased from the wish list means more money they can designate for tuition assistance, and that they can keep ticket and programming prices affordable for everyone and continue to develop of new programs. Most items on the wish list are between $10-$20, view the list HERE.

Click HERE to purchase the March Madness 5 Class Pack from Foundry Fitness for only $69!

Nominating petition forms and informational packets are available at the library information desk for candidates interested in serving on the Bethlehem Public Library board of trustees. One seat with a term of five years is up for vote. Incumbent and board president Mary Redmond will be seeking re-election. Candidates must reside within Central School District No. 6 of the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland, and petitions must contain at least 52 signatures of voters from the district. Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk, Bethlehem Central High School, 700 Delaware Avenue, by 4:30 p.m. on 4/17/17.

Please be aware of a recent local money scam where money that is meant for use in motion pictures only is being used at businesses in the area. See the report here.

Buy 10 Family Rewards Dinners at Jake Moon Restaurant Cafe, and the next one is FREE! Family Rewards Dinners are offered every Thursday, see their Facebook each week for the menu.

The Broadway Bound 2017 Summer Camp/ Class schedule is out! Visit the website for more info. Dance classes and private voice lessons have now been added to the summer schedule
Want to be your own Boss? Groupiehead Franchises are now open to Sales Professionals and available in NY!  Groupiehead is a website design and marketing company. As a Groupiehead franchise, that's what you would be selling to clients... websites, marketing materials, and more! For more information about starting your own Groupiehead Franchise, call 518.369.8510, email Mark, or fill out the form. View the franchise brochure here.
Price Greenleaf, right in the heart of Delmar, is available for lease. View details on their Marketspace listing, or email Joe Benoit with Keller Williams Capital District - The Cathy Griffin Team.
Grassroot Givers is accepting donations of used cell phones to help raise funds for their Community Store and Book Project. Visit their Facebook to see the accepted cell phone models.
Donate your old prescription eyeglasses to the Bethlehem Lion's Club drop-off at DiNapoli Opticians and receive $75 off your new complete prescription eyeglasses! Offer expires 3/31/17.
Friday Fish Frys are back at Elsmere Fire District. 4-7pm,the following Fridays remain: 3/31 and 4/14.
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member 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.    
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 


View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


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

23 Wishing Well Lane
Rexford, NY 12148

200 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

25 Chamberlain Street
Glenmont, NY 12077

935 New Loudon Road
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

Halfmoon, NY

Wildbird Junction
Lance Raffe
308 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Opening in Spring 2017 

PO Box 190
Delmar, NY 12054

8 Vista Lane
Selkirk, NY 12158

28 Hudson Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Pusatere Landscapes
7 Par Drive
Albany, NY 12208

Express Savings Discount Store
255 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

128 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054

785 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054


U.S. News released its rankings last week, naming the University at Albany's Full-Time MBA Program among the top 100 programs in the country. The 2018 ranking places the MBA 91st among 471 AACSB-accredited schools in the U.S. This comes on the heels of the MBA program expansion and the addition of four new concentrations, including cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, finance, and marketing, to longtime offerings in information technology management and human resource information systems. Click here for the full list.


Tomorrow,  March 30, learn more about the
Manufacturing Extension Partnership program in New York State and how it can benefit your business via the  FREE webinar from 1:00-2:00 PM. Sign up for the webinar here , reg istration is limited.

Nominations are open for the Center for Economic Growth's 21st Annual Technology AwardsThe awards honor the Capital Region's most innovative and inspiring companies and individuals whose pioneering and entrepreneurial successes are bettering our communities by strengthening our workforce and creating new jobs and opportunities. This year's event program will include an awards ceremony with keynote speaker, followed by a cocktail networking reception honoring this year's awardees overlooking the Mohawk River.
CEG is accepting applications for award recognition from both Companies and Individuals working in Tech Valley's technology community. Nominations are encouraged from a variety of high-tech industries, including advanced materials, manufacturing, renewable energy, biotech/medical, software/IT and nanotechnology. Click HERE for details.

Did you know that there is $2 billion available to small businesses for innovation in research and new product development? The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide federal funding for your innovation.   FuzeHub, in partnership with the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP), will host a series of workshops throughout NYS, presented by Marcie Sonneborn, an SBIR expert. Sign up to learn more.

Learn more about the effects of Electromagnetic Fields and how to protect yourself.

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


Looking for work space? 
Visit our
Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.





Looking for work? 
Visit our
Job Postings page frequently to see current openings.


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


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