CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS
Last Friday we joined the Bethlehem YMCA for the grand re-opening of their renovated Wellness Center. Pictured left to right: J. David Brown (Capital District YMCA President/CEO),
Jennifer Kilcoyne (Bethlehem Chamber), Matt Cannon (Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy's office),
Bill Marinello (YMCA Advisory Council Chairperson - with scissors), Mark Thurman (Bethlehem YMCA Director of Operations), YMCA Volunteer Diane Lykes, Carl Oropallo (Bethlehem YMCA District Executive Director), Mike Caruso (Bethlehem YMCA Wellness Director), and YMCA employees Shawn St. James and Josh Lalima (back row).
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Last Thursday, candidates on the ballot for Highway Superintendent, Town Board and Town Supervisor participated in the 2017 Candidate Forum. Visit our website for the link to the full Candidate Forum video, courtesy of Spotlight Newspapers.
How to Make the Most Out of This Holiday Season -
Monday, October 30, 1pm
Tuesday, November 7, 1pm
It's that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us, which means more customer requests, longer business hours and producing a holiday marketing strategy that will help you stand out from the crowd using the right message. This webinar will focus on managing and planning for the holiday marketing season. You'll learn how to compete for your audiences' attention and how to maximize your time for the biggest return on investment.
The webinar will cover:
What type of holiday promotions and messages to include in their marketing plan
How to produce a holiday message that connects to their audience
How businesses like theirs have produced effective holiday messages
And all from the comfort of your own home/office! Choose from two dates.
or additional details on all of our upcoming events,
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.
for details. Deadline to participate is Monday, October 23.
Please contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or by
l 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.
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).
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
at the Four Corners at
followed by entertainment and activities from 7-10pm.
First Night will be a great traffic generator in the town and there are many possibilities for local businesses to tie into the event. If your business will be open during the event, please make sure to let us know and share what special activities you have planned so we can help spread the word.
For more information, click
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!
IN RECOGNITION OF OUR
Bethlehem Democratic Committee
Steven Carberry Remodeling
Air Products & Chemicals
Farm Family Casualty Insurance
Main Square LLC
George Wm Frueh & Sons
Gochee's Garage, Inc
Bethlehem Commons at Good
Key Bank Four Corners
McCurdy & Sons Painters
Messina & Cahill
Novus Engineering PC
PIA Management Services
Robert Wright Disposal
School's Out Inc
Vaad Hakashruth - Capital District
Vadney's Underground Plumbing
Callanan Industries, Inc
Delmar Chiropractic Office
Geist Brothers Auto Body Inc.
Normanside Country Club
Pratt & Associates
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Howard Hanna Real Estate
Adams Station Apartments
Bethlehem Counseling Associates
Delmar Dental Medicine
Quantum Engineering Co., PC
T.A.C.S.- The Auto Collision
Lavelle & Finn, LLP
Bethlehem Terrace Apartments
LaGrange Brothers Dairy
Marie's Organ & Piano Studio
Marvin and Company, P.C. CPAs
Suburban House Painting
to view the article on the Chamber's Anniversary in the Spotlight News
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
Next week Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited presents Talking With Your Teen: the Emotional Health and Wellbeing of Your Teen.
This year's event will be Thursday, November 2 from 7-8:30pm in the high school cafeteria. The focus will be the emotional health and wellbeing of your teen. This is a FREE educational event geared for 6th-12th graders' parents/guardians. Complete the 2 question survey to give them a
sense of the topics and questions that would be of interest to you.
Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands is celebrating their 20th Anniversary all October. They are offering 20 spectacular buys for $20 each - stop in and check it out!
518 Pest and Fert
has received so many
calls out of Delmar! The
TICK treatment is organic
- give them a wave if you see them around town, or call to schedule service at
Capital Bank is
offering an incredible 2% APR on consumer loans to qualified customers. Stop in to your local branch or click for details.
Book any highlight or balayage service at Ando Salon and you will get a Brazilian Professionals Split End Treatment for FREE! Now through November, you must mention their Facebook post when booking your appointment. 518.439.2887
Christmas at Walt Disney World is expensive, right?!?! Not so much with this new offer - guests get five nights in a Walt Disney World resort (check in 12/21 check out 12/26), four days of Park Hopper tickets, tickets to the December 21st Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Nighttime access to Pandora on December 22nd, a unique character experience at Hollywood Studios on 12/23, Christmas Eve dinner celebration in EPCOT on 12/24, and a special in-room package delivered on Christmas Day. Packages start $139 per person per night ($2,775 for a family of four). Book between now and December 10. Contact Tim with Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks via email or at
518.441.1608 for more information.
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
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 Schools. At $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.
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!
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.
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit
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.
As of September 2017, funds remain for new and emerging enterprises. Funds for existing businesses have been distributed.
For additional information, contact
, Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.
Looking for work space?
page frequently to see
available office space.
Looking for work?
page frequently to see current openings.
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
, 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.
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
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Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this month! Check out all that they have to offer below.
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AROUND THE REGION.....
Upcoming Events for Veteran Entrepreneurs
Capital Region Veterans Resource Fair
Monday, October 30th
Capital Region Chamber
5 Computer Drive South, Albany
A Conversation with Congressman Chris Gibson
Wednesday, November 1st
The Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership
44 Dalliba Ave, Bldg 44 Conf Rm, Watervliet
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.
View the current
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.
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Member to Member Deals
to save on valuable services from local Chamber members.
Businesses interested in offering
Hot Deals to the Community,
for more information.