in this issue

We will be closed
Monday, May 28,
in observance of
Memorial Day.


The Wireless Center Ribbon Cutting

180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Friday, May 25, 1:30pm

Join us for The Wireless Center Ribbon Cutting ceremony in Delaware Plaza.  Their official Grand Opening Celebration will be Saturday, May 26.  Don't miss the event, which will feature a bounce house, dunk tank, food, prizes, and more!  View the flyer  for details.

Economic Development
Marketing & Networking Event
The Hamlet at Slingerlands
5000 Dunhill Court, Slingerlands
Wednesday, June 6, 4-6pm
to Elizabeth Staubach by May 30

This year's event will be held at The Hamlet at Slingerlands and  will highlight Small Business and Microenterprise Grant Program recipients.  Each grant recipient will showcase their business and products in a Farmers Market type atmosphere.  In addition, information will be available on key commercial and industrial development areas throughout the town, including buildings available for purchase and lease, and vacant land suitable for development.

June Networking Mixer:
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant
& Pub
318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, June 13, 5-7pm

Kick off your summer with a Networking Mixer at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub.  Join us for our Membership Drive event, which is FREE for Members and their guests!


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 performing?
Click HERE  to apply.  Deadline for submission is June 15.

Interested in  sponsoring?  Click for the FORM.

Interested in volunteering? Visit the WEBSITE.

 Organizing Partners:

Discover & Explore

Discount deadline has been extended!
Book by June 15th and SAVE $200!

**Open to all Travelers in the Community** 

Cross the next country off your bucket list with a trip to Ireland this Fall!

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Discoveries present this 8-day journey to Ireland. Ireland is located in the North Atlantic and is the third largest island in Europe.  The island has lush vegetation due to its mild but oceanic climate, and Ireland is free of the temperature extremes we experience here in the Northeast. Experience the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most visited sites, and Galway, a harbor city located on the West coast. The trip includes two castle visits - Kilkenny Castle and Bunratty Castle - as well as an excursion to Dingle and a visit to the Rock of Cashel.  There is also an optional two day Dublin post-tour excursion.

Open to all members of the community, the 8 day trip begins on Monday, October 15, 2018 and includes round trip airfare from New York City, round trip transfers between airports and hotels, 6 nights of first class hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and tours.   Click HERE  for the full itinerary.


OnTarget Team Building has partnered up with the Carey Institute to offer your group a team building experience like no other! The Carey Institute's 100-acre estate is less than 40 minutes from Albany. Receive 20% off two or three hour team-building sessions. View the flyer for complete details.

Join  Atria Senior Living  (Shaker location) on May 31st for a special fundraiser to benefit the  Alzheimer's Association and Alzheimer's Association: The Longest Day . The event includes a Wine Pull fundraiser, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and special guest David Troxel.
David has been Atria's National Dementia Care Consultant for almost 10 years. He is nationally and internationally known for his writing and teaching in the fields of Alzheimer's disease & long-term care. His areas of expertise include best care practices for persons with dementia, caregiver support, staff training & the development of engaging and creative activity programming. Click here for the flyer.

Mauro's Menu  will 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.

Sevenzocks Nursery is now selling bagged mulch and soil, and all flowers are in! Pick-up and delivery are available, just call  518.635.4111.

Save the date for Pine Hollow Arboretum's inaugural Founder's Day! On June 24 the life and legacy of the late founder John W. Abbuhl will be honored. Details will follow, but in the meantime pay the arboretum a visit! Enjoy their Magnolia collection, Silverbells, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, and everything else they have to offer.

Share the gift of fitness & fun with the NEW Buy 1, Get 1 Pricing when you BUY with a Friend! This is applicable to both Class Packages & Monthly Unlimited Rates at Founders HIIT & Strength Club. Visit their Facebook page and click on the "Better Than Black Friday" special offer for complete pricing details. Act now, the offer is only valid through 5/31/18.

Garden Bistro 24 recently signed a three-year deal with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to manage the seasonal concession stand John Boyd Thacher State Park. They will offer signature crepes, beef burgers, fresh salads, and homemade ice cream. They will also provide catering for private events booked at the venue in their new 8,200 sf 90-person visitor center.

May is Older Americans Month - the Bethlehem Area YMCA  can help you find ways to eat healthy, get active and stay connected socially - all keys to healthy aging.  Join online today for $0 down! Click here to start your journey to better health.

GTM Payroll Services is now offering iSolved's cloud-based human capital management (HCM) technology that combines key applicant tracking, human resources, time and labor, compliance, payroll, and benefit enrollment functions in one single point of entry solution.  Using a single database architecture, iSolved's fully integrated system reduces compliance risk, increases employee engagement and productivity, and saves time and money.  Capital Region businesses will now have access to a leading-edge HCM solution with dedicated, local support. Click for the complete press release.

Bryant Asset Protection has been serving the community since 1951.  Personal coverage includes automobile, homeowners, boats/yachts, and more. Business coverage includes business auto, cyber security, workers' comp, and more. Check out their flyer to learn more.

Free Movement Pilates is offering a complimentary Yinlates class at the studio on May 26 in honor of  Mother's Day and Memorial Day. Spaces are limited, reserve your spot through the Mind Body scheduler here This FREE 75 minute class was Inspired by Yin Yoga Poses and Joseph Pilates Classical Matwork and will run from 9:30am-10:45am.

Did you know that May is National Home Remodeling Month?  If you've got a project in mind, reach out to Quality PM today!

Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company's products are now available at  Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace! Stop by today and check out all the other amazing, unique items they offer.

Got a pest problem? Take care of it with the help of one of these specials from Sheridan Pest ControlHome Protection Plan ( $725) for 1 full year of coverage (includes Carp Ants, Ants, Carp Bees, Bees, Wasps, Box Elders, Stink Bugs, most Insects, Mice, Voles, Rats);  Tick Prevention Special ( $100 per application, 10,000 sq feet and less); and  Home Insect Protection special ( 3 sprays for $400).  Free house spray if you refer a customer to Sheridan Pest Control! 518.935.7162, s ome restrictions apply.

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine welcomes Lisa Field, L.M.T.  "There is an inner source of healing that exists within each of us.  It is innate, imprinted on our cells and a part of our life force. As a massage therapist, my goal is to help you connect with this inner source and gently stimulate it to maximize its healing effect." Click here to learn more about Lisa.

Join Radiance Hot Yoga on Saturday, June 2, to experience Vinyasa with Crystal Singing Bowls Savasana This specially designed, stress-relieving vinyasa class will feature an extended savasana with Daniel Roy playing crystal singing bowls.  3-4:15pm

Get a $50 rebate or FREE Rudy Project Spinhawk Matte Black Sunglasses when you order a Rudy Project Rx at  DiNapoli Opticians ! This offer is valid through June 30, 2018. See store for complete details.

The Royal Meadery has added beer to their selection! They now offer a variety of NYS farm beers. 5-9pm Fridays and 11am-5pm Saturdays

A. Phillips Hardware has great values on Spring's hottest trimmers, blowers and chainsaws. STIHL Dealer Days are only for a limited time, so don't wait:  FS40C that are $159.95 are now $149.95; the FSA45 is on sale from $129.95 to $119.95; and the MS170 is still $20 off until May 27th. 

Take advantage of the Spring Bundle from Spectrum Business! Higher speeds, lower prices - and no hidden taxes or fees. See flyer for details.

The Selkirk Fire Company has announced four Chicken BBQ dates: Fridays   April 27, May 18, June 15, & Sept 21. 4pm until sold out, $11 per person includes 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn, Cole Slaw, & Dessert.  480 Bridge Street, South Bethlehem NY

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


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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Albany, NY 12211

241 Route 9W, Suite 300
Glenmont, NY 12207

Slingerlands, NY 12159

Labbie Electrical Contractors
180 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Delmar, NY 12054
Watervliet, NY 12189
Selkirk, NY 12158
20 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
100 Kenwood Road
Albany, NY 12202
2 Normanskill Blvd., Suite 205
Delmar, NY 12054
279 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
1187 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110


Shalimar has been serving Indian cuisine for 24 years and is located right in Delaware Plaza.Open daily, they offer an award winning lunch buffet. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make reservations. They provide delivery, take-out, and catering as well.

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


The Albany County Legislature is currently considering a  proposal that would mandate private sector employers - both for-profit and not-for-profit, to provide paid sick leave to their part-time and full-time employees. This proposal would cover any employee who performs work within Albany County for more than 80 hours in a calendar year.  View the full proposal here.

Questions or comments may be directed to your  County Legislator.

The  Manufacturing Grants  are designed to encourage collaboration between companies and non-profit organizations in New York State that work with the manufacturing industry.  There will be two grant rounds in 2018; see below for first round dates. Click  here  for eligibility details, award details, and full guidelines.
Application Opens:  May 1
Deadline: May 31
Awards Selected: July

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Tuesday, May 1, 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 opens for the season on Saturday, May 5, 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! 

They were recently ranked 3rd on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Click for the full article.


In April they were awarded five NYPA ( New York Press Association) awards, including first place to honor their coverage of the arts.
Read the full article.


View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


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