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Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast

Bethlehem Public Library

Thursday, November 17, 8:30am
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.

Handouts will also be provided from the Law Office Of Meredith H. Savitt, P.C. regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act changes to federal regulations that will take effect on December 1, 2016 and affect most exempt employees.  Learn what you need to do to become compliant.


We had a blast last week celebrating the Ribbon Cutting and official Grand Opening of the new Elm Avenue Park playground!  Click HERE to see the full photo gallery.

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.


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.


BCSD and the  Chamber

are teaming up to assist local businesses with

Internships & Part-Time Positions

The Bethlehem Central School District is working with the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce to assist businesses with their need for workers.   If your business is interested in hosting a High School student for an Internship or paid part-time work shifts, please register your business by completing the form.  Click here, or use the below link.

Program staff will work to provide the best student match for each business.  These Work-Based Learning programs allow the business to connect with local students, provide valuable life experience, while also filling the need for workers.  Student liability while on the job is covered by the District through these programs.

For additional details, contact

Bethlehem Chamber
District Program Liaison
Nick Petraccione
518.439.4921  x22053


Paint "Puurfect Harvest Moon" this Sunday, November 6, at Delmar Bistro with Paint and Sip Delmar. $35 includes art materials and 2-hour instruction. Food and drink sold separately, check out their new wine & beer selection. Email Jill to reserve your seat.

Learn about downsizing your home, organizing your life, helping a loved one move, and transitioning from one home to another with Organize Senior Moves. Join them Thursday, November 17, for their Luncheon at Normanside Country Club from 11am-2pm. RSVP by 11/13 to 518. 487.4699.

Get your Fall Clean-Up free estimate today from Sevenzocks! Call 518.635.4111.

Make your flu shot count this year and receive your annual flu vaccine at the ShopRite Pharmacy of Slingerlands. During the month of November, for every flu shot they give, a dollar is donated to ShopRite Partners in Caring to help fight hunger in our community. Protect yourself from the flu, help those around you stay healthy, and help fight hunger in our community - three great reasons to get your flu shot today at ShopRite Pharmacy of Slingerlands. No appointment is necessary and there is no cost with most insurance plans.

Check out the Fall Lunch Menu at Roux! Now offering pick up or delivery for lunch and dinner - place your order by calling 518.487.4358.

November 4-5 is the Final Liquidation Sale at the A. Phillips Hardware Colonie Location (1157 Central Avenue, Colonie). Everything must go! 8am-4pm.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics is offering the following November Specials: Oxygen RX Facial (acne, hyperpigmentation, scars) for $129; Juvederm Dermal Filler for $499/syringe; and FREE Nelly DeVuyst Lifting Complex Cream (1oz.) with purchase of NDV Lifting Complex Serum ($96 value). 

Next round of classes coming up at Shawna's Dogs include Canine Good Citizen Prep Class and Therapy Dog Prep Class. Click for full details;  call 518.937.2544 or email to sign up.

Enter the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Photo Contest! Celebrate their  25th Anniversary by sharing your photos of MHLC preserves, people, and events.  There are winners each week, and all entries receive a chance to win free ice cream and tickets to the Albany Symphony in June!  Click HERE for details on how to enter, and be sure to tag Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy when sharing your photo on Facebook.

Don't miss the Arm Balancing Workshop at Radiance Hot Yoga on Saturday, November 12 from 1:30-3:30pm with Elena!  Detailed instruction and guidance to help you advance your practice. Explore foundations and variations of arm balances and inversions in a safe environment. Register in studio or through MindBody app under Enrollments tab.

The Spinney at Van Dyke  will be participating in the 55+ Living Guide's Open House Tours on   Saturday, November 12 . FREE admission - click HERE  for more information.

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).
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.

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

Get creative with Ben's Jammin' Treasures:  Oil painting class Saturday November 5 from 11am-3pm The red cardinal winter home, all instruction and materials included.  Sisel Event Thursday, November 7 - Fall Fun Social and Sampling. Learn about Toxic free products for your home, your skin and your health. 7pm, refreshments and door prizes.  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.

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 .

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.  
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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.  


Click below to check out the recently rebranded Michael V Conte DDS, PC website!

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