in this issue

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

The Chamber office will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of the holiday.

Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson delivered the State of the Town address earlier this week to a full room.  Elected officials Senator Neil D. Breslin,  Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy,  Albany County Legislators Frank J. Commisso,  Darrell Duncan &  William Reinhardt, and  Bethlehem Town Board Members  Joyce Becker,  Julie Sasso,  David VanLuven and  Giles Wagoner were in attendance. Click HERE for the photo gallery.

January Networking Mixer

Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant
155 Delaware Avenue,  Delmar

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Start 2017 on the right foot with some New Year networking! Make new connections and grow your network at Mercato's Pizzeria & Restaurant. Mercato's has been serving homemade Italian favorites since 1997. Ample parking is available.

Express Saving Discount Store Ribbon Cutting

255 New Scotland Avenue, Albany

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Join us to cut the ribbon and celebrate the grand opening of Express Saving Discount Store, Inc.  This is the second business for Shue Chen, owner of Tomo Asian Bistro.  The store will offer items like school supplies, snacks, hardware, seasonal merchandise, and more.
During the grand opening, all customers will receive a complimentary gift and shoppers that spend more than $15 will get an additional gift.  Store hours after the grand opening will be 9am-9pm Daily.

F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      


We came.

We saw.

We loved.

Check Italy off your bucket list with this amazing trip to Southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast!  Rich in culture and stunning scenery, Southern Italy is the setting for this epic adventure.  As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, find yourself relaxing in the town of Sorrento or sight-seeing along the Amalfi Coast, which includes gorgeous places like Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. On this remarkable trip you will also encounter the world famous archaeological site of Pompeii.

Open to all members of the community, the trip begins March 23, 2017.
Click HERE for the full itinerary or visit the website.

Amalfi Coast

for the
2017-2018 Business and Community Directory 

We are preparing for the print 2017-2018 Chamber Business & Community Directory.  8,000 copies will be distributed throughout the community over the course of the year.  Member businesses should login to your account to verify all of your information is accurate. Forms were emailed and mailed (depending on your contact preference) the week of 1/9/16.  Please make any updates to your account by January 23, so your most current information is included.  If you cannot locate your login info, download the Member Update Form  and return to the Chamber by fax at 475-0910 or by  email.  

Reserve Your Ad for the
2017-2018 Business and Community Directory!

Interested in promoting your business year-round to a business and consumer audience? 
Purchase an ad in the 2017-2018 Business & Community Directory.
* 8,000 copies printed and distributed
* Glossy, full-color ads
*Convenient size for use year-round by businesses and residents
*Directories included in Chamber Welcome Packets year-round to new residents and new businesses
The most affordable annual avenue to target Bethlehem's highly desirable demographic

See Rate Info and Contact our Sales Team:
Paula Segal  (518)482-9044 or
Don McCormick  (518)542-3341


Thank you for your continued support of our Chamber and the community!
For details on these and all of our Members, visit our  online Directory

Applebee Funeral Home
I Love Books
Bailey's Garage
Jake Moon Restaurant Cafe
Babcock Funeral Home
Joseph T. Hogan Electric Service
Backyard Sheds & Gazebos
Joyelles Jewelers
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do
Keep Moving with Stephanie
Ben's Jammin' Treasures
Lead Consulting & Coaching
Bethlehem Democratic Committee
LeGallez Electric
Bethlehem Counseling Associates
National Grid
Bethlehem Public Library
Normanside Country Club
Belvedere Home Care
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
Pathfinder Marketing
Brunswick Donuts
Pioneer Bank - Delmar
Capital Bank
Quality PM, Inc.
Cornea Consultants of Albany
Realty USA - Marge Kanuk
Crawford Door & Window Sales
Red Maple Land Services
David Frueh Contracting
Shalimar Restaurant
Delmar Custom Tailors & Cleaners
Shannon's Barber Shop
Delmar First United Methodist Church
Soto Custom Home Remodeling
DiNapoli Opticians
The Paper Mill
Douglas A. Schulz LLC 
The Wine Reserve
Groupiehead Concepts
GTM Payroll Services
Trustco Bank - Delmar
Harold Geurtze & Co.
2Shea Catering
Haslam Tree Service
Tomo Asian Bistro
Herbach Consulting
Upstate Wine & Spirits Co.

Zeitler & Zeitler, CPAs

Bethlehem Art  at the Chamber
The Bethlehem Art Association has installed a new exhibit at the Bethlehem Chamber office. Stop in weekdays through the end of February, to view works from twelve local artists. 
For more information on the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website.


Spent too much over the holidays? Refer a Friend to Glenmont Abbey Village and receive $500! View flyer for details. Visit their Open House tomorrow, January 12, from 3-5pm and enjoy cocoa by the fire.

For the month of January when you book your next appointment at Ando Salon, mention their Facebook ad and receive a free deep conditioning treatment to moisturize those dry winter locks!
Introducing our the Albany Devils Family Pack! You get six tickets, $5 to Dunkin Donuts and an Albany Devils player signed puck! Grab yours today by clicking HERE.
Invisalign is a simple and discrete way to straighten your teeth!  For more info about Invisalign call Lori at Glenmont Dental to set up a consultation with Dr. Conte. Call  518.472.8064 or text  518.400.3535.

The Bethlehem Central School District Elementary parent conferences are just around the corner during the afternoons of January 25-27. Please be aware that dismissal for all elementary students will take place at 11:30am.
It's the Annual Can Can sale at ShopRite Stock your pantry for the winter and save, January 8-14. And get your flu shot for you and your family in-between groceries.  And did  you know they can fill your pet's prescription for many common medications?

Romo's Pizza & Restaurant  tonight: live music by  Travis Rockenstire  from 6-9pm, and  Paint & Sip from 7-9pm ($40 includes appetizers).

Spring Break in Florida, anyone? The Walt Disney World resort has released a new late winter and spring room discount promotion. Guests can save up to 25% on a resort room for most stays between February 20, 2017 and June 10, 2017. Contact Tim at Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks via email  or at  518.441.1608 for more information. And click here to view their Danube River Cruises flyer - book by 3/4/17 and save!

If you have questions about Social Security and retirement, don't miss the FREE webinar on January 18 from 12-1pm. Presented by  Director James E. Amell, CPA of  Marvin and Company, P.C. CPAs, the  Social Security and Retirement Planning Update will answer questions such as  when to claim social security and how your other retirement income influences that decision.  Space is limited, click here to reserve your spot.  For more info call 518.785.0134 or email.

Coming up at Free Movement Pilates: Restorative Yoga with Erica Beaton on Sunday, 1/15/17, from 11am-12:30pm ($30);  regular Mixed Level Yoga Class is on the schedule for Saturdays at 10am with  Nicole Campbell; Pilates Tower Saturdays at 8am  with Liesl Burnham; Pilates Mat Mixed Level Sundays at 8am  with Christine Edwards;  Friday Happy Hour Mat Pilates class 2x/monthly ( Friday 1/20 & 1/27 for Jan) at 5:15-6:15pm with Christine Edwards; and  Prenatal Yoga Sundays from 9:15-10:15am with Lauren Strait.

Phillips Hardware has a rental property available attached to our Waterford location in between McDonald's and Stewarts at 42 Saratoga Ave. A deli is moving out so would be a great fit for a deli shop or some other food option. The property gets great traffic from the hardware store as well as McDonald's and Stewarts and right off of 787. Please contact Jon Phillips to get more information by email

Foundry Fitness is kicking off 2017 with a New Year New You Team Challenge starting January 16.  This 2-month program will jump start your fitness for the new year. For full details, see flyer or call the studio at 518-650-8111.

Jake Moon Cafe and Restaurant  cooks for you each Thursday night!   Family Rewards Dinners include fresh baked bread, salad or vegetable and entree for 4, $19.95. Visit their Facebook page for weekly meal selection and call ahead to order at 768-2570.

Breathe Massage Therapy has some January specials...75 minute Swedish Massage for $79 (savings of $11),  Full set of Classic Eyelash Extensions ...$ 100 (savings of $30.00), Free Enzyme Exfoliation with a Signature or Anti-Aging Facial(not valid with any other offer).  Schedule online  or call us to reserve your time 518.621.7979.

To Life! Walk2Health - Get some fresh air while walking with To Life!   Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 1:15pm. Leaving from 410 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, we will take a 45 minute walk. The route will vary week to week.Walk will be at a steady pace with minimal incline. Please call for more information: 518.439.5975.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, REALTORS is pleased to announce the newest member of their production team, licensed real estate salesperson Jennifer Kuder , to our Delmar branch office. View the announcement on Instagram .

The Spot 518 presents the Plimsouls Re-Souled on Sunday, January 29 3pm with Troy legends The Lawn Sausages at the Hanger on the Hudson in Troy.  For info on the show, see the article and visit their Facebook page ..

Nicole's Restaurant is celebrating 30 years with a Nostalgia Menu...3 courses for $30 and 1/2 price wine selections on Wednesday and Thursdays. Call to reserve at 518.436.4952.

16 Handles' January Flavor Of The Month is Pistachi-Yo!  Stop in to enjoy and warm up by the fire.

Robinson Ace Hardware & Garden Center in Slingerlands is recreating an existing space into a Gift Store with lots of unique items for decorating and for the home. And will also create an Outdoor Living area. We are giving away a $50 ACE gift card to the individual whose "Store Name" we choose. PLEASE Share to your friends and help us name the new store within a store.Visit their Facebook page to post your names to their Dec 24 post.  Deadline is January 30, 2017.

Spread the word: Local nonprofits have until Jan. 13 to apply to be a 2017 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge Charity of Choice. Info and the application are at on the website .

Curtis Lumber's  Best Kitchen Offer of the Year  runs through January. Choose a discount or 18 month interest free financing on Merillat Kitchen Cabinet purchases through January 31st, 2017!  See the website for details  or stop into the Delmar location at 11 Grove Street.

Things are beginning to look different over here at Legacy Church, formerly Delmar Full Gospel Church in Delmar. Phase 1 of our new sign is complete and in the ground! Phase 2 will include lighting and wood. Phase 3 will be landscaping!  We love seeing all of these new and exciting changes happening. Visit the website or Facebook page to see the happenings.

It's time for the second episode of Lavelle & Finn, LLP's Estate Planning series. This time around - Estate Planning's Basic Steps! View video here

Stay  active this winter  with  Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy  - s nowshoeing, skiing - and more! T here are 16 preserves currently open for visitors to enjoy. Visit the MHLC Delmar office or a preserve kiosk to pick up your free Preserves & Map Brochure

Leap A Level with Paychex ! F or every business you refer to Paychex between now and 1/31/17 you'll get to leap a level on your road to a year of free payroll.  See flyer for complete details.

Click here to see the December/January Spotlight ad specials - you can save up to 75%! Limited availability.

Whether you are looking to lease, buy or sell, The Richer Team (RealtyUSA Commercial Division) can help. See their full list of services here.

Join  Louise M. Finlayson, PhD   this March in Roatan, Honduras, for an island retreat for renewal and discovery. Book by January 15 and save $325 - view flyer for more information.
Get 50% off your first Snack Box subscription of 2 or more deliveries! See the HealthyME Living  flyer to get the promo code. Give the gift of health this holiday season!  
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .

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Express Savings Discount Store
255 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

128 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054

785 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

750 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

505 Bradford Street
Albany, NY 12206
518.724.6455 ext.3207

155 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 23
Delmar, NY 12054

413 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

420 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

1368 Indian Fields Road 
Feura Bush, NY 12067
*Now Open*

Mathes Public Affairs
24 Molly White Dr.
Coxsackie, NY  12051


Due to budget constraints, the Social Security Adminstration (SSA) is suspending mailings of paper Social Security Statements to workers under the age of 60. They will continue mailing Statements to those 60 and over who do not have a my Social Security online account and are not receiving Social Security benefits. To access your Statement, visit the SSA website and select My Social Security Account to set up an online account.

The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund was established to support Albany County's hospitality industry by funding programs that will help build and sustain Albany County tourism destinations, attractions and events and bring more visitors to the County. The grant range is between $1,000 and $5,000. The grant application is due on September 14, 2017.
View grant opportunity guidelines and to download and application

The Center for Economic Growth 's Talent Connect compliments the efforts of Human Resources in attracting and maintaining quality talent to Upstate New York's Capital Region by addressing the challenges of today's relocating professionals.
The Talent Connect program is offered to regional employers in need of comprehensive support in recruitment and retention of valued talent.

Or if you have a business/service you would like to highlight to incoming professionals, become a Community Partner.  For details visit the website.

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.


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


Joe Ferrannini of Grave Stone Matters is the speaker for the Bethlehem Historical Association's January 19 meeting. Ferrannini is an expert on cemetery preservation and the conservation of stone monuments. He will share his passion for the history to be found in cemeteries. The lecture takes place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Free and open to the public with refreshments to follow the talk. Visit the BHA website for details. 

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. 

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!  Like us on Facebook @16HandlesGlenmont  for announcements and line-ups.  
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 


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