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A MESSAGE FROM THE BETHLEHEM CHAMBER BOARD CHAIR:

Dear Bethlehem Chamber and Community Members,
 
It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announce Jennifer Kilcoyne's departure as President of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, effective August 23, 2018.   Since 2011, Jennifer has played a critical role in the development and success of the Bethlehem Chamber. We will miss her and her inspiring leadership and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors!
 
Over the next few months, we will be conducting a broad search to find a new Bethlehem Chamber President. We will be sharing the job announcement soon. During this period, it is our priority that our members have a smooth transition. To assure this, Erica Hogan will be named the Interim President, effective August 23rd. Erica has been with the Bethlehem Chamber since 2015 as the Communications and Programming Coordinator. In addition to Erica, Shelli Taber will continue her role as the Benefits Administrator, and Elizabeth Gemlick will continue her role in Sales.
 
Again, we cannot thank Jennifer enough for her leadership, dedication, and passion that she has given the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce over the past 7 years. She will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, Members and our Community.
 
If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at spiorentino@nubk.com.
 
Sincerely,
 
Shoham Y. Piorentino
Chair, Board of Directors
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce



A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

It has been a pleasure to serve the Bethlehem Community for nearly eight years as President of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.  During that time, we have worked with local, regional and state partners to keep our Membership well-informed.  We have also worked to expand programming to include the greater community in projects that highlight and support our local businesses and organizations.  These include an annual print Business & Community Directory; Restaurant Week; Holiday Shopping Card; Small Business Saturday promotion and the Shop BETHLEHEM Gift Card.  In addition, we have continued to offer our businesses marketing support, promotional opportunities and assistance with funding sources.
 
I would like to extend my thanks to the Chamber Board of Directors and Chairperson Shoham Piorentino, Chamber Staff, Membership and Volunteers, for their commitment and support throughout the years.  I have appreciated the opportunity to lead this organization and enjoyed the working relationships.  I look forward to continuing to work with the local business community as I move forward to a new endeavor.

Jennifer Kilcoyne





Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise Info Night
 
AAA Hudson Valley
618 Delaware Avenue, Albany

Monday, September 10
6-7:30pm

RSVP to AAA at 518.426.1000

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with AAA Travel to present their 2019 trip - Alaska! Departing May 11, 2019, the 13 -day trip features a 7-day Princess Cruise. Join us for a special travel presentation to learn all about this amazing trip.

The trip to this bucket list destination includes Denali National Park, a Tundra Wilderness tour, Sternwheeler Discovery (a riverboat tour), Hubbard Glacier, Seattle's Skyway Observatory, and much more. Anchorage, Juneau, and Skagway are just a few of the
cities that will be visited along the journey.

Click
HERE
for the full brochure, which include pricing details and an early
booking discount offer.





33rd Annual Golf Outing
 
Normanside Country Club 
150 Salisbury Road, Delmar 

Monday, September 17 


12pm Lunch    1pm Shotgun Start   5:30 pm Dinner & Awards

Join us for our 33rd Annual Golf Outing - an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking. The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf, cart, use
of practice facilities and locker rooms, on-course refreshments, bag drop service
and dinner. There will be fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local
non-profit organizations.







October Midday Networking Mixer 

Pioneer Bank 
329 Glenmont Road, Town Squire Plaza, Glenmont

Tuesday, October 16


We are mixing things up with a Midday Mixer! We realize that it's challenging for some of our Members to attend evening events, and we want to make sure we provide a variety of ways our Members can connect and network.

Hosted by Pioneer Bank, lunch will be provided and there will be a fun giveaway - make sure to bring business cards to enter to win!




  


Don't miss your
opportunity
to  become a
SPONSOR!


VISIBILITY

Take advantage of this
once-a-year opportunity to gain visibility for your business by sponsoring
the event.


COST

Sponsorships range from
$100 up to $800.
Click below to view sponsorship packages
and details.


DEADLINE

To realize the full benefit of your sponsorship and be included in the print brochure, lock in your sponsorship
by August 3.


Lock in your sponsorship TODAY!

The mailed brochure will go out next week - don't miss your chance
to take full advantage of your sponsorship.

Click here for player registration.

T H A N K  Y O U
to our 2018 Golf Outing Sponsors to Date

E A G L E   S P O N S O R S



B I R D I E   S P O N S O R S



P A R   S P O N S O R S

Graves Electrical Contracting


Rhatigan
Painting


REGISTRATION
PUTTING



DRIVING

BEVERAGE CART





LONGEST DRIVE - Ladies

School's Out

CLOSEST to PIN - Ladies

Bryant Asset Protection
LONGEST DRIVE - Men

Crossroads Ford


T E E   S P O N S O R S


L U N C H   S P O N S O R S

Member Announcements:   NEW HIRES

The Albany Realty Group welcomes Patty Witko to their Delmar Office! She has been working in Real Estate for 20 years - to learn more about Patty, click here.  She can be reached at  518.281.4308 or via email.







Rain would like to welcome our newest artists to our team. All are experienced professionals with amazing talent!

Annie Volmer-Rinaldo: former owner of Studio 85, 18+ years experience with continuous education to keep up with the latest trends, she welcomes existing and new clients to Rain.

Quinn Kosoc: Stylist with 15+ years experience, she brings her expertise to Rain and is looking forward to servicing her existing clients and welcoming new clients to our shop.

Gabrielle Zapata:  Gabrielle has 10+ years of experience and she brings not only her hair care expertise but she is also a certified eyelash extension tech; she looks forward to servicing existing and new clients.



SAVE THE DATE
Bethlehem First Night

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 ,
followed by entertainment and activities.

Interested in  sponsoring?  Click for the FORM.

Interested in volunteering? Visit the WEBSITE.


 Organizing Partners:


MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

McCarroll's the Village Butcher is looking to hire a full-time employee for their Deli Counter!  Click here to apply, or click here to view all open positions on the Bethlehem Chamber Job Board.

Did you hear? Founders HIIT & Strength Club is MOVING! The move will take place in August and they will be settled into their new Delmar location in the Fall. The new space will include some added new equipment. In the interim, they have set-up temporary locations in Delmar and Albany so they can keep offering all classesThey will keep you posted via email and social media for their up-to-date schedule, exciting new classes and more information to come.

If you missed Barefoot Space's summer training events, their next classes will be available this Fall.  3-Day Fundamentals Sept 1-3 and Nov 10-12; 1-Day Converge Oct 6, and Nov TBD. View the   flyer  for more details.

AT&T Mobility is offering a BOGO deal, plus $150 credit - but hurry, it won't last long! Buy a Samsung Galaxy S9 and get one for FREE when you buy them on qualified installment agreements with eligible wireless. For complete details, click here.

Organic sugar scrubs, bath bombs, shower steamers and organic foaming liquid soap are now available at  Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company! If you don't want to wait to catch them at the farmers market, products are available at Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace and Artique (off exit 8 in Clifton Park). Or you can click here to order online for local delivery.

Mauro's Menu  continues to hold a BBQ every Thursday until the Fall! Pre-orders are accepted for ribs, chicken or ribs/chicken combo. Call 518.475.1033 to place your order, or just drop by.
 
Looking for a pet friendly apartment in DelmarAdams Station Apartments is offering a special through the month of August where signing a 13 month lease gets you 1 month of free rent!  Call 518.439.8857 or visit the Leasing Office at 1 Juniper Drive today to learn more.
 
The Spinney at Van Dyke is running out of cottages!  If you're hoping to downsize by the end of 2018 now's the time to take a tour of the community to understand why the smart money moves to The Spinney!

Don't miss the upcoming 4 Week Yoga Series w/ Sammy Jo! Monday nights from 6-7:15pm at Free Movement Pilates, August 27-September 17Balance and restore the body, mind and spirit by developing awareness and connection through the practices of Yoga. $48 for 4-week session, $15 drop-in rate - click here and sign up using the MindBody Schedule.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics is offering an End of Summer Sale! B uy 1 get 1 50% off - choose from Juvederm Ultra & Restylane. Don't forget, you can buy now and use later! Offer valid through August 24.

Pioneer Bank has announced the creation of the Pioneer Bank Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting charitable organizations in the Capital Region that provide important services to children and their families related to education, nutrition, clothing, and housing. Pioneer Bank will match employee donations to the newly-formed Foundation in 2019 and beyond. Their first fundraising event, the  Pioneer Bank Foundation Grand Carnival, will  be held on Saturday, September 8, from 11am-4pm. This family friendly event will have food, family activities, entertainment and games - click here for complete details.

Pretty Neat Home Organizing will be holding a  virtual workshop on Tuesday, August 28, from 8-9pm. This Photo Organizing Virtual Workshop will  help you organize your paper and digital photos! Click here for details and to RSVP.

Veronica's Culinary Tavern has announced new specials! Get 2 for $20 gyros on their Two for Tuesdays night (dine in or take out), $6 sangria, $10 champagne brie fondue, or $20 select wine bottles for Wednesday Wine Night, enjoy $3 Modelo cans, $6 margaritas, and 4 for $12 chicken soft tacos for Tequila Thursday, and for Celebration Saturday Happy Hour will be from 4-8pm. Call 518.595.5095 for reservations - or just stop in!

Drive happy during Sunmark Federal Credit Union's Auto Loan Sale! Apply anytime now through August 25 and save. We'll make it easy for you to drive away and kick back in your new ride. Click for details.

LEAD Consulting & Coaching will hold a Vision Workshop on Monday, August 27, from 10am-12pm at the Delmar Reformed Church. Click here for a full description of what you will learn at this COMPLIMENTARY workshop. RSVP via email to Diane, or call 518.461.6550. Diane is also available for speaking engagements this Fall.

CAP COM Federal Credit Union and its charitable giving arm, the CAP COM Cares Foundation, have launched a summertime sweepstakes: Live Life, Give Local. The campaign seeks to rally Capital Region residents around giving back to the community while attracting new members to the credit union.  Five winners will receive $1,000 and donate another $1,000 to a local charity of their choice, courtesy of CAP COM. Anyone can enter Live Life, Give Local - by either by opening a new checking account for an automatic entry, or by entering online (deadline:  August 31, 2018).  A culture of giving back to the community is the hallmark of CAP COM, its members, and employees. The Live Life, Give Local program engages people to expect great things from their financial institution.
 
The next Patriot Flight is  coming up on September 29. Help fundraise for the flight by participating in their raffle - only 200 tickets are sold at $50 each, $4,000 goes to the winner and Patriot Flight keeps the rest. See the flyer for complete details.

Purchase one Ultimate Lens Package with new frames, receive a second set of lenses of equal or lesser value FREE  with second frames purchase from  DiNapoli Opticians . The Ultimate Lens Package is the optimal combination of new lens technologies from Varilux and Crizal combined with Transitions Adaptive Lenses to give you the best in vision, clarity and protection. Both complete pairs of eyewear must be purchased on the same date. Offer valid 7/16/18-12/31/18. Not valid with any other offer or discount. See store for complete details.

Taj of Glenmont will now be open with their regular hours on Tuesdays! Previously closed on Tuesdays, their new hours are as follows: SUN-THURS  11:30am-2:30pm & 4:30pm-9:30pm and FRI-SAT 11:30am-2:30pm & 4:30pm-10pm.

Normanside  cooking parties sell out FAST! Their 8/20 (France) and 9/20 (Nine Pin Cider) events are already sold out. If you would like to sign up for their 11/8 California event, call 518. 439.4505 x12 to reserve your spot. E njoy a four-course meal with a west coast influence perfectly paired with wines from the region. Click to learn more.

Sunmark Federal Credit Union will hold their  2018 Sunmark Charity Golf Classic on Tuesday,  August 28. The event typically raises  $35-$40K to fund their charitable giving programs throughout the following year. Sponsorship levels range from  $250 all the way up to $5,000. If you would like to support this fantastic event, click here to learn more.

The Cue Theatre will hold auditions for Willy Wonka Jr. on August 27-28 from 6-8pm. Performances will be November 30-December 2. Come prepared with 16 bars of your favorite Broadway song! Click here for details.  

Visit Nicole's Restaurant and enjoy some of our new menu items, including  Duck Confit Salad,  Braised Rosemary Chicken and  Grilled Salmon.  Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner.   

Did you know that  C & M Mechanical  installs ductless air conditioning systems? Call today to get yours: 518.768.8800.

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

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OFFICE SPACE

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

 

   

HELP WANTED

 

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Visit our
Job Postings page frequently to see current openings.

 

    NEW MEMBERS   

159 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.432.3333

2 Howard Place, Suite 1
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.2770

5 Vista Boulevard
Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.379.9108

26 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
518.229.3968

16 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY 12211
518.444.2044

241 Route 9W, Suite 300
Glenmont, NY 12207
518.449.0738

Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.489.4499

Labbie Electrical Contractors
180 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.475.1491


WEBSITE of the WEEK

Bethlehem Veterinary Hospital is located right on Route 9W in Glenmont! Focused on  client education, they provide well patient exams stressing preventative care, new puppy and kitten counseling, genetic counseling, microchipping, nutrtional counseling, dental care, illness examinations, surgery and senior wellness exams.  Their hospital is equipped with diagnostic radiography and ECG capabilities, gas anesthesia, ultrasonic dental scaling and polishing equipment, as well as laboratory equipment to perform routine blood and urine analysis. They have a well-stocked pharmacy for all of your pet's needs, and they are also a  member of the American Animal Hospital Association. Click below to learn more!




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

 
AROUND THE REGION


IRS Tax Reform Tax Tip 2018
 
The IRS reminds taxpayers to look into whether they need to adjust their paycheck withholding. Taxpayers who do need to adjust their withholding should submit a new  Form W-4 , Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate to their employers. Taxpayers can use the updated Withholding Calculator  on IRS.gov to do a quick "paycheck checkup" to check that they're not having too little or too much tax withheld at work. Click HERE for the full press release.
 
Among the groups who should check their withholding are:
  • Two-income families
  • People working two or more jobs or who only work for part of the year
  • People with children who claim credits such as the child tax credit
  • People with other dependents who can't be claimed for the child tax credit, including children age 17 or older
  • People who itemized deductions on their 2017 tax return
  • People with high incomes and more complex tax returns
  • People with large tax refunds or large tax bills for 2017


Tuesday, 9/18/18 | 2 PM - 6 PM
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany 

Reach hundreds of technology workers and recent college grads at the Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair. This event connects job seekers with local companies interested in hiring qualified skilled workers in the technology and advanced manufacturing sectors. Click here for details and to reserve your booth.

 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market is open for the season on Tuesdays, 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  is open for the season on 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.    
    
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 
 

BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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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