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Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast

Bethlehem Public Library

Thursday, November 17
Join us for the Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast.  The presentation will include an overview of the available benefits and savings programs for chamber members and prospective members, including health insurance options for businesses, sole proprietors and individuals in 2017.


Elm Avenue Park Playground Ribbon Cutting
Elm Avenue Town Park
Wednesday, October 26, 4pm
Check out the new playground at Elm Avenue Park in person at the ribbon cutting!  The new playground is towards the back of the park - if you are heading towards the pavilion, it will be on your right.

View photos from last week's Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening at
Conway & Kirby, PLLC HERE.

Ben's Jammin' Treasures 3-Year Anniversary & Ribbon Cutting
1569 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY
Friday, November 4, 4pm

Ben's Jammin' Treasures is opening a new art space at their current location!  Come cut the ribbon and celebrate their 3-Year Anniversary.   Enjoy refreshments and take advantage of the special sale during the event: 20% off any regular priced purchase / 10% off regular priced furniture.

The new art room will have Open Art Time  where children and adults can come and use their art supplies and express their creativity.  Open Art will be free during the event, and going forward on Wednesday and Thursday from 3-5:30 Open Art will be free for ages 18 and under.

After the event Ben's Jammin' Treasures will have the following new hours:

Wednesday  11am - 6pm
Thursday-Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
closed on Monday and Tuesday
Extra hours available for Parties and Classes.

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

If you receive this in the mail  (click  here for full size scan)  please be advised that  it is  NOT  an invoice from the Bethlehem Chamber.
 - this is designed to look like an invoice/bill

 - it has wording like "Annual Membership/Directory Listing", but it has nothing to do with Bethlehem Chamber membership or our Directory

 - it's from "Business to Business Association" in FL

One of our members alerted us to this, and then we happened to receive one in the mail the next day.

Member Spotlights are back!

Click below logo for the new Member Spotlight featuring:
Bethlehem Businesses:
the Holiday Season
is right around the corner!

Don't miss out on the Holiday Shopping Card promotion! 
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is working on our Annual Holiday Shopping Card Promotion for November 26 (Small Business Saturday) through December 31, 2016.  The program is a continuation of our active Buy Local Initiative and is a way to encourage the Bethlehem community to support local businesses during the Holiday shopping season before making trips to area malls and Black Friday sales.

Participation is open to Member and Non-Member businesses.

10,000 cards are printed in November and distributed:
* 2016 Bethlehem Turkey Trot: As a sponsor, the Chamber distributes cards to approximately 3,000 participants during Pre-Registration
* Spotlight Newspaper: Chamber inserts Holiday Cards into 5,000+ papers (11/23/16 edition) distributed by mail and on newsstands in town.
* Community locations: Bethlehem Town Hall, Bethlehem Public Library, local post offices, Bethlehem Chamber office, Saturday and Tuesday Farmers Markets
* Member and Participating Businesses: Cards are given to member and participating businesses to distribute to customers

Advertising is purchased locally to make the community aware of the program.

See the Registration Form for details. Deadline to participate is Friday, October 21.
Please contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or by email with any questions.

***This is a short-term discount/gift-with-purchase promotion running around the Holidays, different from the year-round Shop Bethlehem Gift Card program. Interested in participating in the Gift Card program? Contact the Chamber at above phone or email.***

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is an official partner for the upcoming 2016 Small Business Saturday ® national initiative to help small businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers. This year, Small Business Saturday is
November 26

As a small business owner, you are encouraged to participate in this FREE event to inspire your neighbors to Shop Small®. Take advantage of the free support from American Express by visiting the Promote Your Business section of the site where you can create custom downloadable marketing materials AT NO COST in a matter of minutes.  Use this material for your store and for your social media platforms.

**Businesses planning a Small Business Saturday event or promotion, please notify the Chamber and we will promote your business leading up to November 26.**

Help make a lasting impact in the place you call home on Small Business Saturday®. Founded by American Express in 2010, it's a day to celebrate the local businesses that help make your neighborhood great - and anyone can join in. No matter who you are, be a part of it, visit the website.

Remember, for every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.If you spend that in a national chain, $43 stays in the community.Spend it online and nothing comes home.
(Source: Civic Economics Report).

Support your community by picking up a FREE Holiday Shopping Card and utilizing the specials and promotions presented by local businesses.  Look for the card in your 11/23/16 Spotlight edition, at participating businesses, and other key community locations.  And 
purchase  a  Shop Bethlehem Gift Card  online or at the Chamber office (M-F 9am-5pm), which can be used like cash at 40 participating local businesses.



Take advantage of the Capital District Carpet Cleaning End of Year special - 20% off with code CHAMBER. Offer valid now through 12/31/16 for Town of Bethlehem residents only. Services include carpet, furniture and ceramic tile cleaning, as well as area rug cleaning and/or repair (they will pick up, clean and/or repair, and deliver your area rug).

Tonight the Community Caregivers is teaming up with the Bethlehem Public Library to bring you  Effective Communication Strategies from 6-7pm. Learn how to understand the verbal and behavioral messages of someone with Alzheimer's and identify strategies that may help you connect and communicate. Register by calling  439.9314. And click the following links to learn more about other great library programs: Coffee & Conversations, Learn to Meditate, Sunday Music, Tech Tutorials, Thursday Cinema, Trivia Night, and Working with the Band.

CAP COM Federal Credit Union is reuniting hearts this Veterans Day with its Reunite Flight program. The program will help active military personnel travel to be with their families when it otherwise might not be possible. This is CAP COM's newest initiative to recognize and thank active service members for all they do to protect and serve our country.  Members of the community can visit the website to nominate an active member of the military that they feel is deserving of a Reunite Flight. Two people will be chosen to receive free, round-trip airfare to visit their family over the next year. Winners will be announced on Veterans Day and will have until the end of 2017 to book their flight.  All nominations are due by Monday, October 31 and can be submitted through CAP COM's online portal or nomination forms are available in all ten branch locations including Glenmont.
Get the special One Week Pass , which offers unlimited classes, from Foundry Fitness right here !

Join Grassroot Givers for their annual community service day,  A Day of Simple Giving, on November 5 from 10am-1pm at  St. Sophia's Church, 440 Whitehall Road in Albany. Volunteers will get to assemble gift bags filled with household items (laundry detergent, paper towels), create centerpieces for the Equinox Thanksgiving dinner, and much more. To volunteer, email  Roberta Sandler or Mary Partridge-Brown.

Help the Bethlehem Art Association celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a Member Show & Sale! Watch live demonstrations, participate in the raffle, and check out a special "Scenes of Bethlehem" exhibit. Saturday, November 5, from 10am-4pm at the Delmar Reformed Church.

Participate in the  Free Community Class on Saturday October 28 at Radiance Hot Yoga. This beginner-friendly class run by Leah will be held 1:30-2:30pm. Bring a friend, family member, son or daughter (recommended 12 and up) for this fun introduction to yoga class with a Halloween theme!

Prepare your home for the winter with these tips from Realty USA's Vonna DuMicich!

Get creative with these upcoming events at Ben's Jammin' Treasures Make 3 pair of earrings for $35; bring a friend they pay only $15. Saturday October 23, 11am-12pm, instruction and materials included. Oil painting class Saturday November 5 from 11am-3pm The red cardinal winter home, all instruction and materials included. Reserve your spot on Facebook.

Click here to learn more about the Spotlight's Black Friday Holiday Wrap. Ad deadline is November 9, limited availability.

Don't let the holidays stress you out! The Art of Conscious Holidays: Mastering Your Annual Challenges is a one day workshop by Louise M. Finlayson, PhD that is designed to help you take back your holidays. See flyer for full details.
School's Out Inc. is hiring a full-time  Program Registrar Candidates must have the following:  Effective oral and written communication, high level of accuracy and organization, proficient with MS Office and/or other databases, strong customer service skills,  Bachelor's degree in Child Development or a related field and have a minimum of 1 year experience in childcare. Click here for the job posting.

2017 calendars are on sale now!  The Skyline Printing Co. has over 50 great calendars on sale ready for your company imprint. A calendar is typically viewed 1000 times per year. With prices starting at 98¢ per calendar, that's a great deal! Chamber of Commerce members ordering by October 31 will also receive FREE set-up and FREE shipping. Call Barry at 518.437.1199.

Crossfit Spur in Glenmont will partner with ToLife! in Delmar, again this year for their Fight Like a Girl event on Saturday, Oct 29 at 10am. Businesses interested in donating or sponsoring the event, which will benefit ToLife! and their breast cancer programs and services, please see   flyer. The event is open to anyone of any ability interested in particpating. For event details, see Flyer and Registration link or Facebook event.

Did you know that nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers reach retirement age every day, and most do not have traditional pension plan.  Bryant Asset Management can help with Retirement Planning, a Retirement Income Evaluation or rollovers from a former employer.  See their Flyer for all of their services or contact Mark Bryant or Conor Bryant at 518-439-1141 for a complimentary exploratory consultation.

WWA ARC in Slingerlands will host their Jerseys, Jeans & Jewels Gala on Friday, November 18 at The Century House. Businesses are invited to donate gift cards, merchandise and entertainment packages for the raffle and silent auction, which raises money to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. See the Sponsorship Info for details or contact Kaitlin Dausch at 518-935-4441.

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

Help your team work better together with this week's featured company:

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


Town of Bethlehem's Fall Leaf Pick-up begins Oct 17th around town.  Visit the website to see when your neighborhood is scheduled.

On Thursdays between 10 AM and 2 PM, the  Town of Bethlehem   will be accepting donations  for Habitat ReStore in the Capital District of slightly used furnishings, working appliances, 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! Follow us on Instagram @16handlesglenmont for announcements and line-ups.  
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.


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available office space.





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Delmar, NY 12054

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Delmar, NY 12054

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Delmar, NY 12054

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Delmar, NY 12054

1368 Indian Fields Road 
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*Scheduled Opening: November 2016*

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24 Molly White Dr.
Coxsackie, NY  12051
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Delmar, NY

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Glenmont, NY

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Delmar, NY

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Albany, NY

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Delmar, NY


Fuzehub presents From the Kitchen to the Market & Beyond, Hudson Valley Food and Beverage Solutions Forum, on Wednesday, November 9, 8:30am-12:30pm at the Manufacturers & Technology Enterprise Center in Highland, NY.  Solutions Forums are FuzeHub's signature events designed for New York manufacturers to directly meet with business and technology experts in one-on-one consultations to solve problems or to develop solutions and support for business growth. They are free to manufacturers and intended to find custom solutions for manufacturing needs ranging from production, engineering, product innovation, market, financing, workforce, and supply chain development. FuzeHub has partnered with the Manufacturing & Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC) to serve the evolving needs of food manufacturers and provide assistance to companies seeking to accelerate production and to help them to expand distribution. For more information and to register visit the website.


Local business vendors, non-profits, artists and artisans are invited to sell their products/services to the public at this 4th Annual festival, to be held Saturday, November 5, 10am-3pm at Crossgates Mall.  For vendor information and registration, visit the website.  Registration due by October 25.


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of Farm Family, Glenmont 
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