Celebrating 60 years!

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Danube River Cruise
Info Night

Berkshire Bank
255 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Community Room

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks  invites you to learn about  Adventures by Disney's Danube River Cruise  sailing this summer.  This cruise travels between Munich and Budapest on a eight-day/seven-night journey along the Danube River.  Guests will be enjoy the sights of Salzburg, Austria, explore a Slovakian castle, bike ride through the German countryside, and visit an equestrian park in Hungary.  At night, the  Amaviola  river cruise ship will transport guests to their next destination.  Guests can take advantage of a special offer of $500 off per adult and $1000 off per child. 

This information meeting is FREE and open to both
members and non-members.

CrossFit SPUR Grand
Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting

35 Hamilton Lane, Glenmont

Friday, February 24, 2017

CrossFit SPUR has revamped their space! Join us for the ribbon cutting to see all the changes at the facility, including the installation of their new rig. New classes were added to the schedule as well.

After the ribbon cutting, CrossFit Spur's 5 week intramural league will kick off, and guests are invited to stay and spectate.

F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study
Public Meeting #1 

The first public meeting to garner feedback from businesses and residents regarding possible improvements to Delaware Avenue, from the Elsmere Ave. intersection to the Albany City line, was held on February 16 at Bethlehem Town Hall.   Recent traffic study results were shared and attendees provided feedback on their concerns and priorities for the busy stretch in Delmar.  

Dots in the photo at left,  indicate attendees' priorities regarding any possible improvements in the future.  The largest categories included:  Traffic Calming;  Ease of Auto Movements In & Out of Businesses and Side Streets;  Safety; and Corridor Beautification.

If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like additional information on the Study, visit the website for detailed information.  There are plans for another Public Meeting in the future to report on the project.  

Dental Renewal & Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Period:
3/1/17 - 4/1/17

**Enrollment forms MUST be received by Thursday, March 30th**
Click HERE for the enrollment form.
Click HERE for the full info sheet.

No action required for accounts with no changes - your account will automatically renew per the new rates below.

Quarterly (Monthly) Premium:
$ 149.79 ($  49.93)
$ 296.79 ($  98.93)
$ 426.60 ($142.20)

Questions? Contact Shelli Taber, Benefits Administrator, 
via email or phone 518.439.0512

Reserve Your Ad for the
2017-2018 Business and Community Directory!

Interested in promoting your business year-round to
a business and consumer audience? 

Purchase an ad in the upcoming 2017-2018 
Business & Community Directory. 

* 8,000 copies printed and distributed
* Glossy, full-color ads
*Convenient size for use year-round by businesses and residents
*Directories included in Chamber Welcome Packets year-round to new residents and new businesses

The most affordable annual avenue to target Bethlehem's highly desirable demographic.

See Rate Info and Contact our Sales Team:
Paula Segal  518.482.9044
Don McCormick  518.542.3341


Today is National Margarita Day - stop by Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar and enjoy half price 12oz House Margaritas! And every Tuesday and Sunday, kids eat for only $0.99!

Take advantage of the AAA Hudson Valley Presidents' Day Sale - there an offer for both members and non-members! 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.
ADP Small Business Services offers complete Payroll and HR solutions - save time and let the experts help! Click for details. They also offer the RUN app (powered by ADP) that lets you manage your payroll anytime, anywhere. View flyer for more info.
At 16 Handles, all sorbets are non-dairy and vegan - treat yourself guilt-free!
Want to win a brand new Amazon Echo? Like and review National Business Technologies on Facebook to enter. Contest ends 3/3/17, so hurry!
Del Lanes is now accepting entries for their annual Bar and Restaurant Tournament. And March Madness Scotch Doubles are right around the corner - every Saturday in March starting 3/9. Stop in or call 518.439.2224 to reserve your spot.
No dental insurance? Click here for a Bethlehem Town Family Dental coupon for 15% off all services!
Don't miss the first Bethlehem Area YMCA Open Mike Night on Saturday, February 25, from 7-10pm. Proceeds will support their very first Cabaret in April. Sign up at the front desk or by contacting Calliope Katharine.
Tomorrow night at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub, watch Mike DeAngelis live from 7-10pm.
It's the Presidents Week Sale at Steiner Sports Ski & Bike - 2/16-2/26 - 30-50% off all skis, 50% off snowboard equipment, and much more. See flyer for details.
Visit the A. Phillips Hardware site to get your $5 off $25 coupon - bring it to any Phillips Hardware location!

The Delmar Farmers Market is currently taking applications for vendors for the 2017 season. The market opens May 6 - visit their site for a vendor application. Vendors can select specific dates, or the entire season. Contact Ken with questions at 518. 487.1991 or via email.

Miniature flower arrangements yield BIG fun! Register now for the Pine Hollow Arboretum Flower Camp - Part 5 "Itty-Bitty Bouquets". $10 suggested donation, all materials provided. Saturday, February 25 from 10am-12pm, email Lauren to register. Bring floral cutters.

Click here to see the latest project from hEARt Ear Boutique's Robert LaCosta - Robert wrote the music and lyrics for a song about seeing below the surface of the handicapped.

Interested in a complimentary haircut?  Gregory's Barbershop is casting models for an upcoming video and photoshoot at their Delmar location. Greg's education company teaches the art of men's haircutting to students and current professionals throughout the world, and he recently launched Zorian of New York, a line of Premium Grooming Products for the Modern Man - based upon the needs of his loyal clientele. There are no walk-ins for this event - you must register ahead of time HERE. The shoot is scheduled for Sunday, February 26

Donate your prom/formal gown and make some room in your closet! SEFCU and Best Cleaners have teamed up with 99.5 The River to collect gently used or new dresses. Donate your gently used prom, bridesmaid, and homecoming dresses at any of the 11 convenient Best Cleaner locations. The 3rd Annual Pay Less for the Dress event will benefit the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center & the Proctors Scholarship Fund. Click here for more details.

If you've been through a foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy and don't know when you can purchase a home again, see this flyer on Waiting Periods by Loan Type, courtesy of Homestead Funding.
February is Heart Month, and for every new CAP COM Federal Credit Union Facebook follower this month, CAP COM will donate $1 (up to $1,000) to the American Heart Association! Share your "why" on their Facebook page, then Share their post and encourage friends to follow CAP COM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) has officially registered with AmazonSmile! When you shop on Amazon, please consider supporting them.
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub has rolled out an Early Bird menu - view it here. The menu is available from 3-5:30pm Sunday-Thursday.
DiNapoli Opticians 
is offering $100 off each pair of complete prescription glasses for you and your sweetheart - don't miss out on this deal!
To Life! is offering a FREE, three-part workshop series. Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R, an internationally recognized expert on chronic illness and its impact on patients and families, will present an interactive program offering strategies and solutions for cancer survivors who want to make the most of their "new normal" and the rest of their lives. February 13, February 27 and March 13 - for more information and online registration click here, or call 518.439.5975.  

Bethlehem Opportunity Unlimited's
(BOU) 5th Annual Community Spelling Bee will be Thursday, March 2Help make it a success! This once-a-year fundraiser helps provide grants to student activities such as:  Girls Night Out BCHS,  Custome Ball BCMS,  Bethlehem Youth Court,  Senior Celebration,  Survivor Day and  After School program for Special Needs Students.  Funds raised also allow BOU to host the Annual Talking with your Teens forum and Life After BC discussion. Click here to register a team or sponsor.
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .

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.


Halfmoon, NY

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

PO Box 190
Delmar, NY 12054

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

180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

750 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

505 Bradford Street
Albany, NY 12206
518.724.6455 ext.3207

155 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054


College Experience and Supported Employment Business Luncheon

Learn how Living Resources can help your business recruit and retain skilled, passionate and loyal employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Hear about exciting changes and developments in our College Experience and Supported Employment programs while networking with other businesses, as well as interns and employees in our programs. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 12-1pm; click here to register for this FREE event.

Today is the  Health Career Job Fair presented by the Times Union and Monster. The event will be held at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, from 2-7pm. Click  here to register as an attendee.

W-2 Scam focused on Companies and HR Depts.
The IRS urges company payroll officials to double check any executive-level or unusual requests for lists of Forms W-2 or Social Security number.  The W-2 scam first appeared last year. Cybercriminals tricked payroll and human resource officials into disclosing employee names, SSNs and income information. The thieves then attempted to file fraudulent tax returns for tax refunds. For more details see the press release .


Johnny B's in Glemont serves up breakfast and lunch from 7am-2pm Tuesday - Sunday..

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.


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. 

16 Handles Stage 16 Concert Series - Join us for live music every Friday from 7:00-9:00 pm as we feature local talent in our Stage 16 concert series!  Like us on Facebook @16HandlesGlenmont  for announcements and line-ups.  
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 

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of Farm Family, Glenmont 
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Member to Member Deals and Hot Deals
to save on valuable services from local Chamber members.

Businesses interested in offering Hot Deals to the Community,
  contact us for more information.