Celebrating 60 years!

in this issue

this Holiday Season

FREE card allows you to take advantage
of special offers and promotions from
45+ local businesses
Gift Card available in denominations of
$5-$50, can be used like cash at
35+ local businesses

For details on both cards, including the list of participating businesses, see blocks below.

Open Enrollment

12/15/17 DEADLINE

**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 2018.  If the insurance carrier is continuing the plan into 2018, you may elect to continue in your current plan at the new premium rate (see Insurance page at link below for new rates).  If you prefer to enroll in a different plan for 2018, you will need to submit a new application and paperwork.  Plans and rates have been posted to our website, click here to review.

Contact the Chamber by phone or email to schedule an appointment to discuss options or to confirm your plans for the coming year.
   It's our Anniversary!
This year, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce turns 60 years old! To help commemorate this milestone, we want to celebrate and acknowledge those businesses, organizations and individuals who have loyally supported the Chamber through the decades.

Your annual support ensures the Bethlehem Chamber will continue its work to support local businesses, economic development, workforce development and community initiatives, to strengthen the Bethlehem community - THANK YOU!
View some of the Chamber's Community activities.


Bryant Asset


Click HERE to view the article on the Chamber's Anniversary in the Spotlight News

Pick up your 2017 Holiday Shopping Card for
Special Offers  from  49 local businesses.  

Valid 11/25 - 12/31/17
sponsored by
Pick up your FREE Holiday Shopping Card for offers and promotions from our local businesses and Buy Bethlehem before you head to the
Black Friday sales!  

Holiday Shopping Cards will be available at the following locations:
Delmar Turkey Trot (11/22 Registration and 11/23 event)
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce (M-F 9am-5pm)
Saturday Delmar Farmers Market
Spotlight Newspapers (11/22 edition)
Ravena News Herald (11/23 edition)
Community Locations (Library, Town Hall, Parks & Recreation)
Participating Businesses

Visit our  website to view all of the offers

AAA Hudson Valley
A. Phillips Hardware
Ando Salon
Andriano's Pizza
Angela's Pizza & Pasta
Balance Massage Studio
Barefoot Space
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce
Capital District YMCA - Bethlehem Area YMCA
CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics
CrossFit Spur
Del Lanes
Deluxe Nail & Spa
Extra Napkin
Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks
Founders HIIT & Strength Club
Free Movement Pilates
Garden Bistro 24
Glenmont Self Storage
Gregory's Barber Shop
Hidden Cafe
Kinderhook Bank
Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace
My Place & Company Delmar
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
Pure Serenity Salon & Day Spa
Rain Hair Studio
Robinson Hardware & Garden Center
Royal Meadery
Sam's Italian American Restaurant
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar
Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike
Stellar Face & Body Art
T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
Taj Fine Indian Cuisine
The Floral Garden
The Revive Difference
The Wine Reserve
Tomo Asian Bistro
Track 32 Italian Restaurant & Pub
Veronica's Culinary Tavern
Wildbird Junction Backyard Nature Shoppe
Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands
Yanni's Too
**You must present a card to receive the discount**
Offers valid 11/25/17-12/31/17
Check some names off your gift list with the

- used like cash at over 35 local businesses

- available from $5-$500

- supports our local businesses and keeps money in our community

Purchase online 24/7 or from the Chamber office M-F 9am-5pm.
Visit the  website for more information.

sponsored by

P A R T I C I P A T I N G   B U S I N E S S E S

A. Phillips Hardware
Ando Salon
Backyard Sheds & Gazebos
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do
Bethlehem's Little Helper Service
Buenau's Opticians
CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics
Capital District Carpet Cleaning
Capital Upholstery
Cornell's Cat Boarding
CrossFit Spur
Crossroads Ford
Del Lanes
Delmar Bistro
Dr. Jack Devore O.D.
Founders HIIT & Strength Club
Four Corners Frame Shop
Four Corners Pharmacy
Free Movement Pilates
Glenmont Self Storage
Hands of Grace Massage Therapy
Keep Moving with Stephanie
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace
Romo's Pizza and Restaurant
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
School's Out, Inc.
Shawna's Dogs
Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar
Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
T.A.C.S.- The Auto Collision Specialists
Tomo Asian Bistro

Bethlehem will be holding a First Night Celebration to ring in the New Year! A family friendly and fun event, First Night will be held on New Year's Eve,  Sunday, December 31st .
The celebration will begin with  Fireworks at the Four Corners at
6:30pm followed by entertainment and activities from 7-10pm.

First Night will be a great traffic generator in the town and there are many possibilities for local businesses to tie into the event. If your business will be open during the event, please make sure to let us know and share what special activities you have planned so we can help spread the word.
For more information, click here.

 Organizing Partners:


Let Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant host your Holiday Party! With a banquet room that can hold up to 50 people and plenty of parking, it's a convenient location to enjoy your favorite Italian dishes. Click for the flyer, and call 518.475.7777 to reserve.

The Cue Theatre can use your support! Help them stock their tool room - see their list here - or checkout their wish list on Amazon (most items are less than $20). Contact them via email with questions.

Looking for ways to give back this Holiday Season? Participate in the Bethlehem Central School District Caring & Sharing Program. They are in need of grocery gift cards in small denominations - $10, $20, $25, etc. - to help local families in need. Bring any gift card donations to the High School Special Education and Student Service's (SESS) office prior to December 9. Email Sherri Fitzpatrick with questions.

Give the gift of good health this holiday season! Suzy Yoga, the licensed Massage Therapist at the Delmar Saturday Farmers' Market (May - Dec  Bethlehem Middle School) is offering Therapeutic Chair Massage services for local offices, schools, etc., for staff, both as a holiday gift idea & on a regular basis during the year. To read/learn more about the benefits of on-site therapeutic chair massage, contact Suzy for more info.

Bring a non-perishable food or toiletry donation to your next physical therapy session at New Scotland Physical Therapy - or just stop by, say hello and drop something off.  NSPT is committing $1 for every item collected to the Regional Food Bank.

Check out Bicycle Mary this Friday, December 1, at Yanni's Too! 6:30-9:30pm

Sevenzocks Nursery is now open for the Holiday Season. They have trees, poinsettias, wreaths, and much more!

Get ready for the Holidays with  Wildbird Junction Backyard Nature ShoppeNow open weeknights until 8pm, they have gifts for all ages - there's  no store like them in the Capital District!

Kids eat for just . 99 every Tuesday and Sunday at Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar. With a full bar, vegetarian menu, and kids menu,  there's something for everyone! Call 518. 729.4757 for reservations.

Looking for the right tools and accessories for the hard to buy for do-it-yourselfer on your list? Curtis Lumber has a large selection of professional grade DEWALT power tools and accessories that every weekend warrior wants at incredible every day low prices!  Until Christmas Eve, enjoy 20% OFF all DEWALT Tool Accessories with purchase of a DEWALT Power Tool!

All donations made to  Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation  now through December 31 will be dedicated to senior activities and programs and will be matched up to a total of $1,000. Please help leverage these matching funds by making a donation today - click here  to donate electronically or to print and mail a donation form.

Move Your DNA with Barefoot Space - join them December 9-10 for this two day workshop. The weekend includes small group training, outdoor movement time, introductory gait lesson, and more. View flyer for details, click here to register.

The next set of classes at Shawna's Dogs are starting soon!  Canine Good Citizen Prep Class w/ Cydney Cross:  Monday 12/4 6:15pm, 7 weeks (NO DOGS 1st class for orientation) $120 (only 4 spots left);  Therapy Dog Prep Class w/ Cydney Cross:  Monday 12/4 7:15pm, 4 weeks (YES dogs the 1st class) $100
To sign up, email Shawna, or call  518.937.2544.

Mice are looking for warmth, comfort, and food this time of year. You don't want those TICK covered pests around your house! Call  518 Pest and Fert for help!  Pest control and lawn fertilization, 518.935.7162.

It's that time of year at CrossFit Spur - we are participating in the Hilltown Christmas Program again this year sponsored by the Albany County Sheriffs Office. All donations will be distributed to families in rural areas of Albany County. Please drop all unwrapped toys/goodies in the bin at Spur.  Spread your holiday cheer and donate!

Romo's Pizza will host their first ever Craft/Vendor Sale on Saturday, Dec 9, from 12-3pm. Sevenzocks fresh wreaths, Arbonne, kids items, Pampered Chef, and much more! And holiday orders are filling up fast - visit their Facebook for the menu.

Carhartt make great gifts! Don't forget A. Phillips Hardware this season when you're shopping for the holidays.

The Bethlehem Central School District will hold their Holiday Caring & Sharing Drive to benefit families in need in our town during the Holiday season.  Interested businesses /organizations may purchase grocery gift cards in smaller denominations ($10, $20, $25) and drop off at the BCHS Special Education and Student Services (SESS) office before December 8.  For more information, contact Sherri Fitzpatrick at 518-439-8886.

The Bethlehem Lions Club's Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale begins on Saturday, Nov 25 at the lot near 542 Route 9W in Glenmont.  Hours are Saturday and Sunday until sellout.  Sale benefits the Lions Clubs' service projects which assist those with vision and hearing-related disabilities. 

Radiance Hot Yoga has expanded! Now with two locations... our first studio in Glenmont and now we have added Estudio in Latham /Loudonville to our family. Estudio was the first hot yoga studio in the Capital District!! Coming soon, clients from both studios will be part of the same network and enjoy classes at both locations!!

Bethlehem Business Women are holding a Christmas Wreath Fundraiser , supporting the work of BBW throughout the year.  See Order Form  with details.

Don't miss the your opportunity to advertise in the next Columbia Greene-Media Business Quarterly . The next issue is the Winter & Commerce issue. Chamber members get 20% off! Click here to view the flyer .

Balance Massage Studio invites you to their 17th Annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 30, from 4-7pm. Kick-off your holiday shopping with their 2001 price roll back on gift certificates. If you donate a non-perishable item for the Bethlehem Food Pantry, you will receive a mini massage! There will also be a raffle to benefit the Red Cross (and the winner will receive 12 FREE massages!).  Click here and here for details.

Capital Bank is  offering an incredible 2% APR on consumer loans to qualified customers. Stop in to your local branch or click for details.

For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .
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.


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.



View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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. 

As of September 2017, funds remain for new and emerging enterprises. Funds for existing businesses have been distributed.
For additional information, contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.


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They recently received the award for
"Best Bathroom Remodel"
from the  Capital Region Builders Association
at the annual Best in Building Awards!
Visit their Facebook page for photos.


In an effort to recognize those people, organizations and events who make a measurable impact on 
travel business in Albany County and the greater Capital Region , the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau annually bestows the Hospitality Excellence Award. 
The Hospitality Excellence Award, is awarded annually to a person; and/or an organization who makes an impact on hospitality in our region. This can include one event, program or a history of impact. The nominee does not have to a partner of the ACCVB. 

To nominate for the Hospitality Excellence Award, simply visit the website and complete the online form. All nominations will be reviewed by the award selection committee, comprised of Bureau board members. Selection will be announced at the Bureau Annual Awards Celebration. The award winner and nominator will be notified prior to the event.

Roux just celebrated their 3rd Anniversary! They are a farm to table restaurant serving up American cuisine. Located right in Slingerlands (in the Vista Tech Campus), they source their ingredients from local farms. 

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



The Town of Bethlehem presents the 11th Annual Holiday Parade, Friday, December 1, 6pm near the Four Corners in Delmar.  Fun for the family, parade route starts at Town Hall and ends at the Four Corners with a visit from Santa!  Visit the website for more information.
The Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study Draft Report is now available for review and public comment. The Draft Report can be found on the study website herePublic comments should be submitted to via email by December 1.  The Draft Report is expected to be presented to the Town Board at their December 13 meeting for consideration of adoption and identification of next steps. 

The Delmar Community Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Michael Blostein, will present a Holiday Concert on Monday, December 11, at 7:30pm at the Bethlehem Town Hall (445 Delaware Ave., Delmar). The concert is free and open to the public. The program will include will include selections from Vivaldi, Sibelius, and Telemann as well as pops and holiday favorites.

The Saturday Delmar Farmers Market  has moved indoors!  Saturdays,  9am-1pm at the Bethlehem Middle School on Kenwood Avenue.  Visit the website for details. 

View 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.

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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Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

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