in this issue

We will be closed
Monday, September 3,
for the Labor Day  holiday.


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

Monday, September 10

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.

**Open to all members of the community.**

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!


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


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


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.

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to our 2018 Golf Outing Sponsors to Date

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Crossroads Ford

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Bryant Asset Protection

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Free Movement Pilates

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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.

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:


There are two opportunities to ROCK with The Cue Theatre and The School of Rock this weekend - catch the Friday (8/31) or Saturday (9/1) show. 7pm showtime, tickets are available here.

Did you know that Glenmont Abbey Village has their own bus? They recently went  to the Saratoga Casino, Lake George , New York, and Price Chopper Supermarkets! Visit their site to learn more about what they have to offer at their 55+ senior living community.

Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar will be OPEN on Labor Day from 12pm-9pm - visit their Facebook page to receive a coupon for $5 off $25 (valid through 9/3 only). 

Pioneer Bank will hold their first fundraiser for their Pioneer Bank Foundation on Saturday, September 8, from 11am-4pm.  This is a "rain or shine" event and tickets can be purchased the day of the event for, no advance purchase ($5 per person, $20 max per family). ALL of the admissions proceeds will go to the foundation to support  non-profits in our communities. The family fun-filled day will include  carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, magic shows, caricatures, food and more! Click here for additional details.

BMW of South Albany will be open on Labor Day! Their sales department will be available from 12-4pm.

Enjoy some organic tequila this weekend at Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands! On Saturday, September 1, they will be doing a tasting with OWL Organic, an award-winning ultra-premium locally owned and family run organic tequila company. 1-2pm

On Monday, September 10, the Bethlehem Chabad will host a Rosh Hashanah Community DinnerTashlich at the Simon's will begin at 6:15pm, and the Community Dinner will start at 7pm. This is a FREE event - and you can become a Sponsor for $54. Visit their site for details.

Swifty's Restaurant & Pub has teamed up with To Life! to raise money for breast cancer! They are selling Swifty's Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts for $12 each, and $3 for every shirt sold will be donated to To Life!. Order forms are available at the restaurant.

Attention all Monolith Solar customers - for every person you refer that goes solar with Monolith, they will write you a check for $500! with every person you refer that goes solar with us? Join them in empowering communities to make the switch to solar energy today.

Free Movement Pilates is presenting Yoga for the Knees with Melissa on Friday, September 7The workshop teaches mindful movement of the feet, lower limbs, thighs, and hips to support knee health in a yoga practice. Participants will experience these areas as an integrated system and learn how to avoid knee discomfort and find support for this join through an intelligent movement practice. 5:30-7:30pm, register now using the Mind Body scheduler.

Husazomo is a Japanese hair technique for hair loss. PK is the only Stylist in Upstate NY offering this unique service! Contact Haven Hair Studio for more info at 518.487.4745.

Jai Yoga School has added a new class to their list - Foundations. It is a great class for starting your yoga practice or to revisit the basics of vinyasa to re-group and re-align. Often times it feels challenging to "keep up" in a "vinyasa class" - and it can also be unsafe to push through a higher level class if you feel like you do not know what you're doing. Focusing on precision and proper body alignment, this class will give a strong foundation for your practice.  This class is suitable for ALL levels and will be offered  Mondays at 5:45pm and Tuesdays 11am.

Sunmark Federal Credit Union will help you pay for your back to school supplies! The average cost of school supplies now topping $100 - w ith Sunmark's 'Back to School Bonanza', two lucky winners will receive a $150 refund on their school supplies. To enter, upload a photo of your back to school supplies receipt or post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #back2schoolbonanza!

Mark your calendars because O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub Half-Way to St. Paddy's Day / Fall Fest will be back on Saturday, September 8! There will be l ive music by Little Jack and Kilshandra, an o utdoor tent, b eer trucks, l ocal vendors, f ace painting, p et adoption and more. This family-friendly event starts at 3pm. Click here for a full list of their upcoming events.

It's not too late to register for the Del Lanes Junior Program - call 518.439.2224 or send an email. The Fall/Winter 2018/2019 schedule offers programs for Pee Wee, Junior Programs, Junior Semi-Classic and Junior Classic.

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!

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!

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.   

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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Delmar, NY 12054

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Delmar, NY 12054

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Slingerlands, NY 12159

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Latham, NY 12110

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Albany, NY 12211

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Hodes & Landy is a full-service government affairs firm - learn more about them and the important work they do by clicking below.

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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.


They recently met their fundraising goal for Fisher Boulevard property in Slingerlands, and now 35 acres have been protected forever and added to Five Rivers Environmental Education Center!

The Albany Business Review's 2018 Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers List has been released, and The Rosenblum Companies is ranked at number 5 - up 3 from last year! Read more and check out other current available
lists here.


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! 


View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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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.


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