Celebrating 60 years!

in this issue

On Friday we joined Greg and Kristen Wilheim, Owners of Royal Meadery, for their ribbon cutting ceremony.  They were joined by family, friends and representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber and Senator Neil Breslin. The Meadery features a large selection of still and carbonated beverages made from honey.  Click for the Photo Gallery.

The ribbon cuttings in Town continued with a ceremony at Taj Fine Indian Cuisine this past Monday.   Co-owners Dhaval Patel and Dipesh Patel are joined by family, the Taj team, Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, John Clarkson Bethlehem Town Supervisor, Town Board member David VanLuven, Town Economic Development Coordinator Elizabeth Staubach, representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber, and area business leaders for the ceremony.
Click for the Photo Gallery .


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.***

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is a Neighborhood Champion for the upcoming  2017 Small Business Saturday national initiative to help small businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers. 

This year, Small Business Saturday is November 25.

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 for the following:  Free in-store signage, Sample social media post, Email templates.
Planning a
Small Business Saturday
event or promotion?

Notify the Chamber and
we will promote your business
leading up to November 25.

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. This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov 25. 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).

Discover & Explore

Discount deadline has been extended!
Book by November 30th 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


This Saturday, CrossFit SPUR and To Life! team up for their annual Fight Like A Girl fundraiserThis year's Fight Like a Girl event will be a same sex partner workout consisting of 3 categories, allowing those of ANY ability level to participate and have fun!  RX: Advanced Level CrossFit athletes /  Scaled: Intermediate CrossFit athletes /  Beginner: Inexperienced CrossFit athletes. 9am start time, spectators are encouraged - there will be  local sponsors and raffles

The weather is getting colder - be prepared and make sure to  order your fuel today from Collins and Sons, Inc!

Garden Bistro 24 is proud to announce their 2nd  annual Bethlehem Central School District Garden Night at both Garden Bistro 24 locations! E very Tuesday in October there will be a 3 course meal featuring vegetables grown exclusively by the Sustainability and Garden Club at Bethlehem Central SchoolsAt $25 per person for the three courses, a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the school to help defray the costs of this wonderful program.  Last year $857.50 was raised for the Sustainability and Garden Club at Bethlehem Central Schools. Help them double that amount for 2017!

Have you purchased your BIG Benefit Raffle ticket yet? One of the many ways your BBR ticket purchase benefits our community is through the CAP COM Cares Backpack Program. The children and parents that receive backpacks full of school supplies are so grateful for the support.  Only 4,000 tickets will be sold and you could win $10,000 for your own family. Click here for details and to purchase.

Hidden Cafe dinner specials this week include  Sriracha Top Sirloin, Amalfi Chicken, and  Sea Scallops Medley. Call now to make your reservation! 518.439.8800.

Check out two great performances at Romo's Pizza & Restaurant this month!   Mike DeAngelis will perform tonight,  10/18, from 6-9pm and  Roseanna Grimaldi will perform Wednesday,  10/25, from 6-9pm.

Free Movement Pilates presents  Yoga Fundamentals: Feel Spacious ( Saturdays 10-11:15am, 10/28-12/15 - no class 11/25) . The next  Moms and Babies Yoga session will be 10/25-12/13 (no class 11/11). $91 for each full seven week session or drop-in $15 per class (space permitting). Register today!

Barefoot Space  has added a second Community Yoga Class! This is an all levels accessible practice designed to tone and stretch the whole body. Poses are held as attention is brought to quality of both breath and body alignment. It is suitable for beginners or the experienced practitioner. Visit the website for the schedule.

Stink bugs, box elders, spiders, and mice everywhere! Call 518 Pest and Fert.....they can help you (they might already be helping your neighbor)! 518.935.7162

In the spirit of Halloween, Bethlehem Town Family Dental is holding a raffle to anyone who would like to guess the weight of their front desk  pumpkin Once you enter your guess,  (whether on their FB post or in the office), you must either like them on Facebook or leave a review to be officially entered! 
Closest guess to the exact weight wins a Sonicare tooth brush - good luck!

The Revive Difference by Upstate Physician Services is now on the premises of Rain Hair Studio offering Laser Hair Removal. Currently they are offering laser hair removal with an additional 35% off packages already discounted by 20%. This deal is only valid from  10/10 - 10/22! Call 518.915.1619 to schedule your consultation.

Visit the Pine Hollow Arboretum for their October 22nd Craft Beer Fest & Fundraiser! There will be  local craft beer, seasonal snacks and the autumnal beauty of the Arboretum - space is limited, click to RSVP This fundraiser will help preserve a collection of trees from around the world and the trails and natural areas of the Arboretum, which is  a 501(c)3 organization.

Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands has several new arrivals. Visit the shop to check them out in person.  2016 Barone Fini Pinot Grigio (Valdadige) $9.49 (reg $10.99); 2016 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Rosé (Côtes-du-Rhône) $9.39 (reg $10.99);  2017 Cuma Malbec (Argentina) $10.19 (reg $11.99);  2015 Bastide Miraflors Rouge (Côtes du Roussillon) $12.99 (reg $14.99) 94 RP;  2014 Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa County) $13.99 (reg $16.49) 90 WW.

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.

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

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

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

For being named  "Best 50's Style Diner" in Hudson Valley Magazine's  Best of Hudson Valley 2017 issue. Congratulations!

"Decked out in pastels and adorned with records and retro memorabilia, this old-school, roadside diner (formerly known as Miss Glenmont Diner) is fit for a king - the king of rock 'n roll, that is. It's not all show, either: service is reliable and friendly, the large portions are as good as they are filling, and the prices are wallet-friendly."

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

Robinson's Ace Hardware recently launched a new website - check it out below!  T ake advantage of their  "Stock Up Sale" now through October 23rd.

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



As part of  National Manufacturing Month & MFG Day, Citizens Bank presents the  Capital Region P-TECH Business Partners Breakfast.

Thursday, October 20, 2017
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM  Registration and Breakfast
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM  Program
Event registration and breakfast are free of charge courtesy of the event sponsor, Citizens Bank. Location:  HVCC TEC-SMART Campus
NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park®,  345 Hermes Road,  Malta, NY 12020

Communities are invited to apply for a new round of planning assistance from Local Foods, Local Places. Local Foods, Local Places helps communities reinvest in existing neighborhoods and revitalize downtowns through the development of local food systems. Click here to apply.

Healthy Places for Healthy People helps community leaders and health care partners focus on health as an economic driver and catalyst for downtown and neighborhood revitalization. Health care partners include community health centers (including Federally Qualified Health Centers), nonprofit hospitals, and other health care facilities. Healthy Places for Healthy People provides assistance for communities that are economically challenged, including those in rural Appalachia. Click here to apply.

The application deadline is 11:59pm Eastern Time on October 25, 2017.

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 annual St. Thomas School Shop 'Til You Drop Craft Fair is this Saturday, October 21, from 10am-4pm Admission is free and there are a large variety of hand made crafts showcased throughout the school, a Scholastic Book Sale, bucket auction, bake sale, and breakfast and lunch items for purchase. All proceeds directly benefit the students of St. Thomas School.

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! 


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