Celebrating 60 years!

in this issue

We will be closed
Monday, October 9,
for the
Columbus Day holiday.


At last week's ribbon cutting, James Barba, President & CEO of Albany Medical Center (5th from left), was joined by Assembly Member Patricia Fahy, Matt Cannon (from  Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy's office), Dr. Ferdinand Venditti ( Albany Med General Director & Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs), Bethlehem Town Board Members David Van Luven and Joyce Becker,  Bethlehem Chamber President Jennifer Kilcoyne, and Capital Region Chamber Pres Mark Eagan. The Albany Med EmUrgentCare Glenmont location officially opened October 1.
Click for the Photo Gallery.

We celebrated the rebranding of Founders HIIT & Strength Club (formerly Foundry Fitness) last week with a ribbon cutting.   Owners Chad & Charlee Pollinger were joined by Matt Cannon (Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy's office), trainers Stephanie & Shelby, family, friends and Chamber representatives for the event.  Click for the Photo Gallery.

Royal Meadery
Ribbon Cutting

20 Hallwood Road, Ste 2, Delmar
Friday, October 13, 3:30pm

Royal Meadery of Schoharie County has moved their operations into Town! Help us welcome them with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Royal Meadery makes fermented honey beverages and was launched in 2014 by Gregory Wilhelm.

Taj Fine Indian Cuisine
Ribbon Cutting
365 Feura Bush Rd, Glenmont
Monday, October 16, 11AM

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Glenmont's newest restaurant, Taj Fine Indian Cuisine!  Get a sneak peek of their menu here.


Candidate Forum 2017

Bethlehem Town Hall Auditorium
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Thursday, October 19
7pm - 9:15pm

Free and Open to All
**no RSVP required**

Co-Sponsored by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Capital Area Council of Churches, League of Women Voters and Spotlight News
Join us for a Candidate Forum - hear from the candidates on the ballot for Highway Superintendent, Town Board and Town Supervisor. 
Visit our website for the candidate list and schedule.
This event is free and open to the public.

Bethlehem Area YMCA Wellness Center
Ribbon Cutting

900 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Friday, October 20, 11am

The Bethlehem Area YMCA has been hard at work renovating their Wellness Center! Come see the reveal at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony. The remodel included a complete upgrade of all strength equipment and machines as well as a fresh look for the wellness floor itself.
Small group tours will be offered, and a light breakfast will be served.

F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
Bethlehem Businesses:
the Holiday Season
is right around the corner!

Don't miss out on the Holiday Shopping Card promotion! 
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is working on our Annual Holiday Shopping Card Promotion for November 25 (Small Business Saturday) through December 31, 2017.  The program is a continuation of our active Buy Local Initiative and is a way to encourage the Bethlehem community to support local businesses during the Holiday shopping season before making trips to area malls and Black Friday sales.

Participation is open to Member and Non-Member businesses.

See the Registration Form for details. Deadline to participate is Monday, October 23.
Please contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or by email with any questions.

10,000 cards are printed in November and distributed:
  • 2017 Bethlehem Turkey Trot: As a sponsor, the Chamber distributes cards to approximately 3,000 participants during Pre-Registration
  • Spotlight Newspaper: Chamber inserts Holiday Cards into 5,000+ papers (11/22/17edition) distributed by mail and on newsstands in town.
  • Community locations: Bethlehem Town Hall, Bethlehem Public Library, local post offices, Bethlehem Chamber office, Saturday and Tuesday Farmers Markets
  • Member and Participating Businesses: cards are given to member and participating businesses to distribute to customers
Advertising is purchased locally to make the community
aware of the program.

***This is a short-term discount/gift-with-purchase promotion running around the Holidays, different from the year-round Shop Bethlehem Gift Card program. Interested in participating in the Gift Card program? Contact the Chamber at above phone or email.***
Discover & Explore

Book by October 13th and SAVE $200!

The Blue Lagoon

Summer may be drawing to a close, but it's never too early to start planning your next trip!   Iceland is a volcanic island located in the North Atlantic Ocean, and the culture is rich and varied.  This 7 day trip includes a city tour of Reykjavik, a Blue Lagoon experience, a South Shore adventure and a Golden Circle tour.

Open to all members of the community, the trip begins January 25, 2018.
Click HERE for the full itinerary.

   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.

20-24 YEARS

Salon 282
Burns General Contracting
David Frueh Contracting
I Love Books
Professional Planning Group
Swift Builders
CITGO Petroleum Corp.
Geurtze Bar-B-Q
Kuder Real Estate
McCarroll's The Village Butcher
Windsor Development Group Inc
Collins & Son Inc
Delmar First United Methodist
Hill Top Cattle Farms & Trucking
Jennifer Lynn Benninger CPA
Maxwell & Van Ryn, Esqs
Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.
Biscone Law Firm
Buffomatic II Inc.
Louise Frick
Four Star Service of Albany, Inc.
Hanifin Home Builders, Inc
L H Heimburge
Ship Copy & More
MVP Health Care
The Floral Garden
The Paper Mill
Bethlehem Veterinary Hospital
Dunkin Donuts, Inc - Delmar
King Bros Building & Remodeling, Inc
Policy Research Associates Inc
Solutions By Design
Something Olde Something New
Stewart's Shops

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


RealtyUSA is now Hoawad Hanna Real Estate Services! Join them at their Open House this Saturday, October 7, from 12-3pm. There will be giveaways, food and fun activities - see the flyer for details.

The upcoming  Bethlehem Open Space Conservation Planning Public Workshop 1  is one of two major public meetings that will take place this fall as the Town of Bethlehem develops the open space maps and plan that will guide  local conservation program going forward. The workshop will be held at Five Rivers on October 12. View flyer for details.

ShopRite Slingerlands is thankful to have helped raise over $925,000 for the annual SRS Veterans Campaign and would like to thank their customers for their generosity.  All proceeds from the campaign will go to benefit local veteran groups - visit their Facebook for so the list.

As of October 1, 10% of ALL grooming and bathing services at Shawna's Dogs will be donated to To Life! - if you are a dog owner, treat your pup and show your support for both companies at the same time! View the flyer for more details.

Foundry Fitness has rebranded and is now Founders HIIT & Strength Club! Check out their Mission Statement, Class Descriptions, Class Schedule and Pricing Packages.

Walt Disney World has released some new promotions for the beginning of 2018. 1)  Gift of Magic: Up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights Jan. 1 - April 14, 2018 when you book Oct. 3, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018. 2)  October is Plan a Cruise Month: During CLIA Plan A Cruise Month, October 1-31, 2017, guests booking through a CLIA member agency are eligible for the following special offer:  Enjoy $100* onboard credit per stateroom on 7-night Caribbean Cruises departing February or March 2018 from Port Canaveral, Florida aboard Disney Fantasy.
No blackout dates for these promotions, they are available during both Presidents Week and Spring Breaks. Contact Tim from Fairytale Journeys with Tim Brooks for details.

From now until the end of December, the National Bank of Coxsackie is offering 3.99% APR Small Business Loans! View flyer.

President and CEO, Paula A. Stopera, has been appointed to The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). View the press release here. Click here to read the press release regarding their  Reunite Flight program, which helps active-duty military personnel travel to be with their families when it otherwise might not be financially possible.

Starting THIS week at Free Movement PilatesThursday Night "Night Cap Yoga" with Suzy of Suzy Yoga. 8 weeks, October 5, 12, 19, 26 & November 2, 9, 16, 30, from 7:45-8:50pm. Sunday, October 8, is the next Yin Yoga Workshop from 11:30am-1:30pm. To register, visit the website, s croll to bottom of home page, click on blue MIND BODY Scheduler button to register ("Register as Unpaid" to reserve your spot).

Kidskash Savings Accounts at Kinderhook Bank can earn 3.00% APY interest on the first $1,000 deposited! See flyer for details.

Don't miss the  Price Greenleaf fall sale - 50% off  shrubs and evergreens!

Experience Alaska with AAA Hudson Valley! Join them for an exciting presentation  on the AAA Exclusive  Alaska land & sea vacations by Princess Cruises at the palace Theater. The FREE event includes a Wildlife show. October 9 from 6-7:30pm, click for details  and for registration information.

Did you hear???  New outdoor fitness equipment has been installed in three clusters along a newly paved pathway at Elm Avenue Park! This equipment features a variety of exercise machines, many with adjustable resistance to challenge all fitness levels. PLEASE NOTE: This equipment is intended for ages 14+ only.

If you have not already begun earning or redeeming your CDPHP Life Points, get started today! See the flyer for details.

The Founders HIIT & Strength Club APP is now live and available for  download on iTunes or Google Play. It's the easiest way to view and manage your schedule, reserve your spot in classes in just seconds, get the most up to date information and news, be the first to hear about sales and promotions, and much much more! Click to download.

GTM Payroll Services Founder & CEO Guy Maddalone has launched his latest book -  How to Hire a Caregiver for Your Senior: Your Complete Guide to Finding, Employing, and Retaining In-Home Help. Click here for the press release.

The Del Lanes Fall League Schedule is now available - click here. They also offer Standard and Premium Birthday parties - click for more info.

Save 20% with the Bethlehem Area YMCA 20/20 Program When you and a family member or friend join the Y, you each receive a 20% savings on your membership. Already a member? Refer a new friend or family member who joins and you both receive the 20% savings. See flyer for info And for the month of September, the $100 joiner fee will be waived!

Begin living a Life you Love! Contact Diane with LEAD Consulting to learn more about this workshop, and to schedule your complimentary 30-minute session. See flyer for more info.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics in Slingerlands is offering some med spa specials this September.  View Specials here and call 518-429-2909 for an appointment.

Barefoot Space has started offering GOAT YOGA at  4Js Farm, a local farm in the Capital Region. Click here to learn more and to register - spaces fill up quickly!
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.


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.

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:


Dhaval Patel
365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077

125 Wolf Road, Suite 501
Albany, NY 12205

321 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

329 Glenmont Road
Glenmont, NY 12077

1345 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY  12159

20 Hallwood Road, Suite 2
Delmar, NY 12054

151 Von Roll Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306

Jordan's Barbershop
49 Main Street
Ravena, NY 12143

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

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Visit to To Life! website to see how you can get involved.

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



Monday, October 9th
Albany Marriott 
189 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY

Join the Times Union and Monster for the largest and longest running job fair in the Capital Region! Visit the website for complete details.

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy is hosting the 5th annual celebration of capital region businesses - ALBANY COUNTY Cares.

County Executive McCoy started Live Life Local in 2013 as Albany County celebrated its 330th birthday. Local business is the backbone of our economy and Live Life Local is an opportunity for us to show our support and to find out about the many organizations and businesses that make their home right here in the Capital Region. This event will be held at Crossgates Mall on Saturday, October 14. Information about registration is available to download here. Show your community spirit to all and sign up!

Made in New York Food and Beverage Manufacturing Summit

Thursday, October 26, 2017
8:00am - 5:30pm
Schenectady County Community College

It's an exciting time to be in the booming New York State food and beverage industry!  In celebration of National Manufacturing Month, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is hosting the third annual Made in New York Summit. This year's event is a comprehensive day of programming focusing on New York State's vast universe of food and beverage manufacturers. A new emphasis in the Empire State is the robust and expanding beer, wine, cider and distilled spirits industries. Click here to 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! 


View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


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