Celebrating 60 years!

in this issue

We will be closed
Monday, September 4,
in observance of the
Labor Day holiday.


Bethlehem Chabad Building Dedic ation & Ribbon Cutting

393 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Sunday, September 10
Celebrate the Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting at the Bethlehem Chabad with us!  Enjoy live music, Master Illusionist Chris Wheel, hors d'oeuvres and dessert.

Vella, Carbone & Associates
Ribbon Cutting

318 Delaware Avenue, Main Square
Suite 23 - 2nd floor

Thursday, September 14
4-7pm / 5:15pm Ribbon Cutting

Join us as we cut the ribbon and celebrate the new office of VellaCarbone & Associates!  Light refreshments will be provided; we will cut the ribbon at 5:15pm.

32nd Annual Golf Outing

Normanside Country Club
150 Salisbury Road, Delmar

Monday, September 18

Brochure to register by mail

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

Join us for our 32nd 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.

Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to gain visibility for your business by
sponsoring the event.  S ponsorships range from $100 up to $800.
Click HERE to view sponsorship packages and details.

All are welcome, Members and Non-Members - register with a friend, relative, or co-worker.
Soft spikes and appropriate attire are required. Register HERE.
Contribute a gift certificate/product to the raffle, which supports local charities.
Contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or via email.

F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
to our 2017 Golf Outing Sponsors



ABC Leasing & Financing
Fairytale Journeys by  Tim Brooks
Graves Electrical Contracting
RealtyUSA -
Marge Kanuk


CLOSETS to PIN - Ladies

School's Out,Inc.
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub

Crossroads Ford

   It's our Anniversary!
This year, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce turns 60 years old! To help commemorate this milestone, we want to celebrate and acknowledge those businesses, organizations and individuals who have loyally supported the Chamber through the decades.

Your annual support ensures the Bethlehem Chamber will continue its work to support local businesses, economic development, workforce development and community initiatives, to strengthen the Bethlehem community - THANK YOU!
View some of the Chamber's Community activities.


The Bruce Agency LLC
MCA3 Marketing & Creative Services
Rocklein Physical Therapy
Bethlehem Lions Club
Best Cleaners Slingerlands
Gregory A. Swift, CPA, MBA
The Reis Group
Edward Jones Investments - Lisa Pett
Helping Hands@Home, LLC
Kinderhook Bank
Dave's Emergency Equipment Repair
Tobin and Dempf, LLP
Red Line Sales & Service
Jack Devore OD
Kiwanis Club of Delmar
Planning & Research Services
CJ Lawn & Landcare
Innovative Surface Solutions
Tiles By Giuseppe Bonaiuto
Shannon's Barber Shop
T.M. Byxbee Company, CPAs, NY, P.C.
S.F. Tollgate Apartments
Mathes Public Affairs
John Maxwell
Pine Hollow Arboretum
Organize Senior Moves
Curtis Lumber Co
John and Mary's Grocery LLC @
     Delmar Marketplace
MRF Abatement Services LLC
McSharry and Associates Realty
Pet Styles
William D. Yates, CPA
Betts Housing Partners LLC
Lurie & Co., CPAs, P.C.
Buenau's Opticians, Inc.
ShopRite Supermarkets Inc.
SEFCU-Vista Branch
Bethlehem Soccer Club
Four Corners Frame Shop
Wm Stannard & Sons
Bethlehem Babe Ruth
HUNT Real Estate ERA - Slingerlands
Gustave C. Schoenborn Jr.
Care Counts, LLC
Colonie Golf & Country Club
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Young Landscapes, LLC
Bloom'n Green Lawn Care
Law Office of Gary S. Keegan
Bethlehem's Little Helper Service LLC
Nicholas J. Marino & Co., Inc.
Burns and Son
S & M Painting
Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar
Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant
Warehouse Services, Inc.
Capital District Dermatology
     Associates, P.C.
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub, Inc.
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
Capital Region Special Surgery
Farm Family Insurance Company-
     Burke Insurance Associates
The Bethlehem Children's School
Grassroot Givers
Solid Rock Church
Mad Dog Bicycles
Underway Lawn Care
University at Albany School of Business Graduate Programs
The Wine Reserve
PC Promotional Printing
Sam's Italian American Restaurant
LEAD Consulting & Coaching LLC
C & J Custom Builders Inc.
Realty USA - Jessica Richer
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do
Shalimar Restaurant
Pioneer Bank - Delmar
Melissa Nasner
2Shea Catering
Jake Moon Restaurant Cafe
Herbach Consulting
A. Phillips Hardware
Marinello Ries LLC
Haslam Tree Service, Inc.
Gene Doane Home Services
Capital Bank

Click HERE to view the article on the Chamber's Anniversary in the Spotlight News

Member Announcements:   NEW HIRES

State Farm - James W. Leone, Agent, welcomes Josh as their newest team member.   Josh joined the team in July and is fully licensed to help customers with their Auto, Fire, Life, Health and Commercial needs. Josh has been in the industry for several years and truly knows how important good Customer Service is.  Call the office at 518.599.5500 and say hello to their newest team member!

Liza Pollock L.Ac, M.Ac.O.M., is the newest team member at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine.   Liza brings a wealth of energy and experience to The Stram Center. She has battled Lyme twice and she is a young cancer survivor, bringing great empathy to how she relates to each person she engages with.

Click here to read more about Liza!

First United Methodist Church of Delmar has a new senior pastor, Rev. Amy B. Gregory. She succeeds Rev. Deborah O'Connor Slater, who has retired. 
Rev. Gregory, a native of Norwich in Chenango County, New York, and a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, had served since 2009 as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Greene, New York.  Visit the church website to learn more about Re. Gregory.  

Thursday,September 7

445 Delaware Avenue
Town Hall Auditorium
Meet the artists chosen as finalists and view concepts for the mural at 90 Adams Street, Delmar, along the Rail Trail.  Each artist will offer a brief presentation and answer questions about their work.  The mural is set to be installed this Fall.

Individuals:  donate/volunteer, visit their  website  or connect on social media
Businesses:   sponsor, see packet here

Remember to  BUY LOCAL!
Please keep our local Merchants top of mind, especially in light of the Delaware Avenue road construction (weekdays 9am-5pm). 
Businesses are open and ready to serve you!

Top 10 Reasons To Buy Local:
10. Keep Money In Our Community
 9. Support Community Groups
 8. Keep Our Community Unique
 7. Keep Recycling Your Dollar
 6. Create More Good Jobs
 5. Get Better Service
 4. Invest In Your Community
 3. Put Your Taxes To Good Use
 2. Encourage Local Prosperity
 1. It's The Right Thing To Do

First Night Bethlehem

   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 at 6:30pmfollowed by entertainment and activities from 7-10pm.

Interested in  Performing at the event, click
HERE for an application. Deadline for submission is September 15.

Interested in  Sponsoring this local event, see Sponsorship Opportunities .

Interested in  Volunteering at the event, visit the webpage

 Organizing Partners:


Robinson Ace Hardware & Garden Center is having a Summer Sale! 25% off nursery stock - visit their New Scotland Road location. 

Women in treatment for all kinds of Cancer rave about the Look Good, Feel Better program  offered by the  American Cancer Society at regional host locations. To Life! is proud to be a host four times each year, and the next event will be Wednesday, September 6, from 5:30-7:30pm Learn more and register, click here. C ontact Martha McCormick with questions via email or at  518.439.5975.

Save the date for O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub's Fall Fest!  Join them on September 9 for a full day of family fun. Live Music by Get Up Jack from 3-6pm and Kilashandra 7-10pm, Face Painting, Local Pet Adoption with Free To Be Me Rescue and Steve Caporizzo, Outdoor Beer Trucks, Outdoor Food and more!
The Friends of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation  is looking for  new members for their board. Interested? Call 518.605.6580. And the new Park Playbook for Fall is available now - look for it in the Bethlehem Town News, or get it online Register for athletic and fitness classes NOW - the Lottery Spin will happen this Friday, September 1.

Preschool is almost here!   2, 3, and 4 year old classes begin at the Bethlehem Area YMCA on September 11. C lasses create the perfect combination of learning and playing. We swim, ice skate, and much more! Register today, click here.
Drain flies, ticks, carpenter ants, turf weeds, spiders, and more, are being taken care of this week by 518 Pest and Fert. Delmar - we are doing work all over town! If you see us on Adams Place, Pinetree, Roweland, or Hudson, stop and say hi!

Free Movement Pilates has so many new classes they are offering!  Yin Yoga Workshops, Moms and Babies Yoga, Thursday Night Yoga, and more. Visit the site for class details and schedules.

Photography by Carolynn offers portraits, weddings, event photography, newborns and more. She travels to  you with a portable studio and even has green screen capabilities! Call 518.852.4851 today to book your shoot.

Check out the latest video by Gregory Zorian of Gregory's Barbershop -  a classic side part with a twist. Click here to view the video.

Congratulations to the 3 newest graduates of the Elsmere Fire Department FF 1: Caitlin Shepherd, Andrew Taylor and Ryan Zigrosser!

Looking for an alternative to injections to refresh your face or eyes? Try The Revive Difference by Upstate Physician Services  Pelleve 's RF Wrinkle Reduction  treatment!

Use digital coupons from  ShopRite.com  to help you save even more. Choose the coupons you want and save them onto your Price Plus club Card - no more clipping coupons because these coupons can be digitally stored on your card. Click to get started.

Mad Dog Bicycles recently had a one of the new CDPHP Bicycle Share Program cycles on display. For information on the cycle-share program, visit CDPHP's Cycle website or contact Mad Dog at 518-439-3669!

Registration for NEW dancers is now open at The Dance Experience of Delmar! Visit their site to sign up.

School may be starting soon, but a Disney cruise is a great way to spend Christmas, mid-winter, or spring break. Contact Fairy Tale Journeys by Tim Brooks today at 518-441-1608 or by email  for more information.

Join Veronica's Culinary Tavern for a Summer Celebration ! Now through Labor Day enjoy 2-4-20 Tuesday - get two of  delicious Crispy Chicken Sandwiches featuring buttermilk fried chicken, Sambal aioli and more for just $20 (dine in or take Out).

Visit the Solarize Albany website  and learn about how easy it now is to go solar. Whether a homeowner or renter, there is now an economical solar option for you. While the Solarize Albany volunteers recommend rooftop solar as the best option, what if you can't put solar on your own roof? Learn about the new community solar option that you and all your neighbors can now join.

The  Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research will be held at the Elm Avenue Town Park on Sunday, September 10, 2017.  The walk directly benefits The Lustgarten Foundation and pancreatic cancer research efforts. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can view sponsorship levels and  sponsor form here or contact  Shari Piper at 518-475-1200.  

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

Applications Now Available Online

If you missed the information session, start-up or existing businesses interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation. 
For additional information, contact Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.


John Hogan

Stephanie Kosnick

Lynsey Ciraulo

They made the list of " The Capital Region's Favorite Fitness Trainers" on the  Times Union blog - congratulations!


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.


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.


View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


Glenmont, NY 12207

Albany, NY 12203

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
69 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

Delmar, NY 12054

Edward Jones
316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 13
Delmar, NY 12054

Terry Buel
10697 State Route 32
Greenville, NY 12083

266 Delaware Avenue,  Unit 3
Delmar, NY 12054

Delmar, NY 12054

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Delmar, NY 12054

1969 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
(518) 621-7305

Did you know that Callanan Industries offers decorative concrete services through their Clemente Latham Concrete division?  Pool decks, patios, walkways and more - click below for details.

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



Click here to see the SBA disaster assistance news release for private nonprofit organizations in New York.  The  U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible Private NonProfit organizations (PNPs) in New York of the Sept. 11 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by the severe winter storm and snowstorm on March 14-15, 2017. 

Technology & Manufacturing Job Fair
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 2 - 6pm
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany NY
Click here for details or to register.

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is pleased to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP): Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities, Consumer Empowerment, and Veterans' Health. Many organizations across the State are doing smart, innovative work that is relevant to NYSHealth's priority areas of Building Healthy Communities and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans' Health. Through this RFP, NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these funding areas. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  For more information and to apply, visit the website.


The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market opens for the season on Tuesday, May 2, 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 6, 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! 
Delaware Avenue
July-October 2017

Construction has begun - keep  completely up to date on the project by signing up to receive email and/or text notifications via  the "Notify Me" portal by subscribing to the "News Flash - Main (Home Page) News", by liking the Town Facebook  page, by following them on Twitter, or by visiting the project website; all found o n the Town  website Click below for:


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