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33rd Annual Awards Dinner

150 Salisbury Road, Delmar

Thursday, April 26, 5pm
Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 26 for our 33rd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner. Network with 200+ business colleagues while we
recognize individuals from Business and the Community for
their contributions throughout the year.

5:00pm Networking ● 6:15pm Dinner ● 7:15pm Awards

Congratulations to Our Honorees!

Business Person of the Year    MELISSA STEEN   
                                                          I Love Books

Citizen of the Year                      LYNNE LENHARDT

Community Spirit                       DAVID DECANCIO

Lifetime Achievement               JOHN W. ABBUHL, M.D.
                                                        Pine Hollow Arboretum (posthumous)

Youth Award                               TESSA HUGHES

Thanks to Our Sponsors!
There is still time to Sponsor and be a part of this year's event, see block below.


As the weather S-L-O-W-L-Y warms up, more and more seasonal businesses are opening back up!
Here are the ones we know about so far:

now open 7 days a week

now open Wed-Sun for lunch & dinner
*will open 7 days a week starting May 15*

*ice cream will open April 20*

now open Wed-Sun for lunch & dinner
*will open 7 days a week starting May 14*

Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market -  opening day May 1
Saturday Delmar Farmers Market -  opening day May 5



Mon, 5/14
Sun, 5/20

RESTAURANTS - to participate and reserve your spot, send an email or call 518.439.0512.

DINERS - stay tuned for participating restaurants
and menus!


Callanan Industries is hosting a bottle drive to celebrate Earth Day. Visit one of the two collections sites this Friday, April 20, between 8am-4pm, to drop off  your bottles and cans. All proceeds  benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and Leukemia & Lymphoma.  Collection sites: Corporate Woods Blvd., 8 Southwoods Blvd, Albany (back parking lot) and Port of Albany, Albany Asphalt Plant, 101 Dunham Drive 

Beginner Yoga will begin April 27 at Free Movement Pilates. The 4-week Saturday morning series is $50 for all 4 classes, or $15 to drop in.  10:30am - 11:45am with Erin Templeton, a RYS certified Vinyasa yoga instructor who is experienced with beginners and those with limited mobility. Click here, and then click the blue Mind Body link to register.

Coffee & Conversation is back at the Bethlehem Public Library with "To Life! Part IV" with Richard Feldman on the 20th; and "Enterprising Waters: New York's Erie Canal" with Brad Utter, senior historian and curator at the New York State Museum, on the 27th. More lectures are scheduled for May and June.
Coffee & Conversation events begin at 1pm and last approximately 1 hour, folloed by a coffe and social hour; they are are free and open to everyone. The series is co-sponsored by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.

Haven Hair Studio brings you the Norvell Sunless Airbrush Tan  Saturdays and Wednesdays through May with Athena! Buy  one at $30 and get one 50% off, call  518.506.6521 to schedule. And the HUSAZOMO Japanese Hair Tie Extension Technique is strong and durable hair loss solution.  For more information and/or consultation call Haven's Husazomo specialist PK at 518.921.2742!

With health care costs on the rise, it's good to know that most preventive care is COVERED IN FULL by CDPHP

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

Summer league sign up is back at Del Lanes! Join them Mondays for their Summer Semi Classic:  3 man, 4 games, 12 weeks, LARGE PRIZE FUND!  Join as a team or individual, call today to reserve your spot. 518-439-2224

The annual  Bethlehem Business Women  Tag Sale will be held Saturday, April 21, from 8am-1pm at the Delmar Reformed Church . This is their major fundraiser for the Bethlehem Business Women Scholarship Fund, which awards  scholarships to graduating Seniors (# of scholarships depends on amount of funds raised). View the flyer  here .

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
Youths age 16-24  and their parents are invited to learn about no-cost educational opportunities offered at  Glenmont Job Corps Center . The info session takes place every Thursday from 1-2pm at 175 Central Avenue, Albany 12206. This is a FREE event. Call 518.767.2292  Antonio  with questions.
The Mind Body system wide outage over, and you can now sign up for your favorite classes at Free Movement Pilates
Yoga Workshops:  Sun, April 15:Yin Yoga w/ Lauren (12-1:30pm $35); 
Fri, April 27:"Take a Load of Your Shoulders" w/ Melissa (5:30-7pm $30);  Sat, April 28: Beginner Yoga 4 Week Series w/ Erin (Saturdays 10:30-11:45 $50 for 4 Weeks); and  Fri, May 18th: Ayurvedic Self Love w/ Sammy Jo (6-7:30pm $30).

At Ando Salon we love showing our clients a little appreciation for their loyalty!  So we want to give away a FREE basket FULL of goodies for your hair!  All you have to do is LIKE our Facebook page and SHARE this post to get entered! At the end of the month we will pick the winner of our MYSTERY basket Don't forget to let your friends and family in on the fun too! You must like AND share to be entered!!! Good luck!

Run, walk, jog, or roll for a cause! Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy for  this special opportunity to move your body and support the Conservancy for Earth Day. All proceeds will benefit the  MHLC This fun run is an "out and back" 5K on the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail and is appropriate for the whole family and all skill levels. Click for complete details.

Swift Builders  has added a brand new floor plan - " The Keri"! Available Summer 2018, contact Jared George at 518.858.2637 or Bill Swift at 518.779.3259 with any inquirers.

Wine and Spirits of Slingerlands has announced their  April 2018 Staff Wine Picks! Check them out at their tasting this Friday:  Sheila: 2015 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 'Karia' Chardonnay (Napa Valley) $24.99 (reg $29.99);  Max: 2014 Clos de los Siete Malbec Blend (Mendoza) $12.99 (reg $14.99);  Ian: 2016 Gradis' Ciutta Pinot Grigio (Collio, IT) $15.99 (reg $18.99);  Ted: 2017 Sheldrake Point Dry Rosé (Finger Lakes) $13.99 (reg $16.99); and  Brian: 2015 Castello di Monsanto Monrosso Red Blend (Toscana) $12.99 (reg $14.99).

Spring is (almost!) here - sign a new lawn contract with Pusatere Landscapes, and receive 1 free mow. Call Tom today at 518.703.0300.

Save the date for A Toast To Life, hosted by To Life! on May 1. Join them to celebrate all who provide support and services for breast cancer survivors and families in the Capital Region! Register to attend, or donate an item for their raffle. Click for the flyer.

Does your child love music? Register now for Romper Rhythms with Blue Sky Music Studios! Full of hands-on activities & musical instruments, your child will look forward to singing songs, dancing with monkeys, shaking shakers, hitting drums, and much more! Register now by returning the completed registration form via email, fax or mail.

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is partnering up with the Bethlehem Public Library to present the Earth Day Story Walk for Preschoolers and Parents We'll take a short walk through the Swift Preserve, noticing the amazing plants and animals that surround us, before sitting down to enjoy a story in the open air. For directions to Swift Preserve, click here. 10am Friday, April 20.

Join the Bethlehem YMCA on Saturday, April 21 from 10am-1pm for a FREE family fun-filled event! Healthy Kids Day is the YMCA's national initiative to improve and promote the health and well-being of children. There will be bounce houses, a preschool play area, basketball, hockey, soccer, face painting, and MORE - visit their Facebook page for details.

Discover and explore one of the the Capital Region's own hidden gem, The Pine Hollow Arboretum! Visit them Sunday, April 22, for their Spring Open House & Earth Day Celebration There will be guided tours, kids activities and refreshments. All are welcome, this is a FREE event from 1-4pm.

Patriot Flight's next flight will be April 28, which will include approximately 50 Veterans visiting Washington DC to visit their War Memorials. Help raise funds for the flight by supporting their Mission Book - it  contains photos, Veterans' stories, Veterans 'in memoriam' and well wishes.  The book is presented as  a token of appreciation to the Veterans, Guardians and Patriots at the Flight Day Send-Off Ceremony. It is also used for  promotional purposes and for other events during the year. Click here for details.

Watch your money GROW with National Bank of Coxsackie - w e've raised our IRA rate to 1.00%APY!
- Contribute for the 2017 tax year until 4/17/2018!
- Unlike the stock market, your insured NBC IRA account can't go down!
- This is BY FAR one of the best IRA rates in the area!
Stop into your local branch before it's too late (s ee branch for details and disclosures).

Albany Med EmUrgentCare's Occupational Medicine Services can help save your business money by assisting in hiring the right people, reducing workplace injuries, and treating injuries quickly and efficiently. Learn more about our Occupational Medicine Services here.
Celebrate Earth Day with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy! MHLC is hosting a Fun Run on the Rail Trail for Earth Day. Run, walk, jog, or roll for a cause on Saturday, April 21, at 9am. All proceeds will benefit the  Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Sign up by yourself or with your family, friends, or your colleagues. Register online; i f your business is interested in signing up a team of people or sponsoring the event, call 518.436.6346. Find more details on the Facebook page.

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

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They were recently named a 2018 Top Workplace by the Times Union and were awarded first place in the
small  employer category !

In addition, PRA received the Doer Award,
given to a company where the majority of employees agree with the statement "At this company, we do things efficiently and well."

PRA is grateful to the Bethlehem community for providing PRA employees a place to live, work, and thrive over the past 30 years.
Click for the press release.


SevenZocks is a family owned and operated business that provides a wide range of residential and commercial services.
Offering services such as custom design landscaping, hardscape, nursery & garden supply and more, click below  for details.

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


Join elected officials, planners, economic developers, grant professionals and more for the CDRPC Spring Community and Economic Development Workshop at HVCC TEC-SMART in Malta, NY on April 26. CEG's Andrew Kennedy will lead a discussion called "Unpacking Amazon: Why the Capital Region had a compelling case for HQ2 and what we've learned."  In addition there will be sessions featuring local and national experts in planning and economic development. Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals members, as well as AICP-certified Planners, can receive up to three hours of continuing education credit for the day. Click to REGISTER.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
10-4pm * Albany Marriott, Wolf Road

This event connects you with local companies interested in hiring qualified,  skilled workers in different and diverse available job positions. Click HERE  to register, or click HERE to reserve a booth.

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! 


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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available office space.





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