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Business For Breakfast:
Cyber Security

Albany Marriott Hotel
189 Wolf Road, Albany

Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:30am Registration
8-9:45am Presentation

If your business experienced a cyber security threat or a data breach, would you know what to do? Are you protected? Do you know the warning signs? You don't want to miss this FREE, informative event!

Hear from experts on topics including protecting your business, securing mobile devices, cyber security insurance, and more.

Scheduled speakers include: BBB of Upstate New York, AT&T, FBI, New York State Senator George A. Amedore, Jr., New York State Assemblyman John T. McDonald, III, Anchor Agency, and more.

Presented by:
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York | AT&T | Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce | Colonie Chamber of Commerce | The Chamber of Southern Saratoga | Albany Marriott Hotel

Metabolic Meltdown Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

28 Hudson Avenue, Delmar

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Join us as we welcome Metabolic Meltdown to town with the grand opening of their 4th location!   Stay tuned for the ribbon cutting time.

Albany Realty Group
Ribbon Cutting

203 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Thursday, March 16, 2017
4-7pm / 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting

After six years at their  Colonie  office, Albany Realty Group recently purchased a building in Delmar.  Join us as for food & music and help cut the ribbon at their new space!

F or additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our  Chamber Events Calendar!      
N E W   E X H I B I T


Wednesday, March 22
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce
318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 11

Delmar residents Agnes Zellin and Paul Tick will present their photographs of New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Agnes' work is of the ethnically diverse, working and middle class community of Astoria; Paul's work is of the men and women with alcohol and drug problems living on the street called The Bowery.

Art critic David Brickman wrote, "The pictures are touching, many are melancholy, some are even heartbreaking... Tick's approach is to get to know his subjects - every one of them a bottom-of-the-gutter Bowery drunk - then capture them in beautiful portraits...paired with their own matter-of-fact utterance... [Zellin's] scenes of everyday... activities are sweet and sensitive, and speak of a time and place that's becoming rare in North America, when people knew their neighbors like family...not quite journalism, not quite art; rather, a form of personal documentary work."

The photographs were recently shown at two galleries and two libraries. A smaller showing will be held at the Chamber.  Zellin and Tick's book, Later Rather than Sooner, will be available for purchase at the event (or email Paul).   The book includes the backstory of two young, idealistic photographers meeting and planning a photo show that never happened, their attractions and divergences from one another, their eventual marriage, and then their shelving of their photographs. After three decades, Mark Kelly, a marketing consultant from Delmar, rediscovered the work and insisted that, after all these years, it was time - later rather than sooner - for the photography show that never happened. 

Don't miss this special event!

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32nd Annual Awards Dinner

Friday, April 28, 2017
Colonie Golf & Country Club

Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce for the 32nd Annual Awards Dinner. Network with over 200 business colleagues while we honor this year's award recipients.

Policy Research Associates 
Business Person of the Year

Bryant Asset Protection
Lifetime Achievement

South End Children's Cafe
Citizen of the Year

Youth Award

Thank you to our committed sponsors thus far - we couldn't execute this annual event every year without your support.

View the full current sponsorship list HERE.

Current Platinum Sponsors recognized below.

To Sponsor the event,
click HERE.

Dental Renewal & Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Period:
3/1/17 - 4/1/17

**Enrollment forms MUST be received by Thursday, March 30th**
Click HERE for the enrollment form.
Click HERE for the full info sheet.

No action required for accounts with no changes - your account will automatically renew per the new rates below.

Quarterly (Monthly) Premium:
$ 149.79 ($  49.93)
$ 296.79 ($  98.93)
$ 426.60 ($142.20)

Questions? Contact Shelli Taber, Benefits Administrator, 
via email or phone 518.439.0512


If you are going to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Albany this Saturday, March 11, keep an eye out for O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub - they will be selling food at Academy Park for the American Heritage Family Festival from 11am-4pm, along the Parade Route! And catch McBueller live at 5pm back at O'Slattery's after the parade. O'Slattery's Hoodies and Fleece Jackets are now on sale at the restaurant - the first 20 people to purchase will also receive a FREE O'Slattety's St. Patrick's Day 2017 shirt!
Thinking about getting an MBA? Don't miss the University at Albany Weekend MBA Program Information Session on March 21 from 6-7pm. At the event you can speak firsthand with the program director, students and alumni, tour the Executive Education Center, and discuss any specific questions or concerns you may have about the program. Learn about the value of completing an executive MBA program to your career, the benefits of choosing the high-quality Weekend MBA program at the AACSB-accredited University at Albany School of Business, and how you can successfully incorporate our part-time EMBA program into your demanding career and family responsibilities. Click here to register.
Click here to see the debut edition of the Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks monthly newsletter. If you know someone who is thinking about taking a Disney Vacation, share the link with them!
Get a FREE one week trial at Foundry Fitness! Just text Foundry to 95577 to begin your trial.
Want to be your own Boss? Groupiehead Franchises are now open to Sales Professionals and available in NY!  Groupiehead is a website design and marketing company. As a Groupiehead franchise, that's what you would be selling to clients... websites, marketing materials, and more! For more information about starting your own Groupiehead Franchise, call 518.369.8510, email Mark, or fill out the form. View the franchise brochure here.

Every Monday in March, enjoy $4 martinis after 7pm at Tomo Asian Bistro!
Price Greenleaf, right in the heart of Delmar, is available for lease. View details on their Marketspace listing, or email Joe Benoit with Keller Williams Capital District - The Cathy Griffin Team.

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine welcomes Emmy Katz, PA-BC, to their team. Click here to read her bio.
Join Glenmont Abbey Village and O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub on March 16 between 5-7pm to enjoy some of your favorite Irish fare! Food will be paired with cold Irish brews. See how lucky you'd be to live at Glenmont Abbey Village - call to RSVP or learn more at 866.208.1006.
Grassroot Givers is accepting donations of used cell phones to help raise funds for their Community Store and Book Project. Visit their Facebook to see the accepted cell phone models.
Visit the Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar Facebook page to see their current March specials. Specials include some classics that work perfectly for Lent.
Donate your old prescription eyeglasses to the Bethlehem Lion's Club drop-off at DiNapoli Opticians and receive $75 off your new complete prescription eyeglasses! Offer expires 3/31/17.
Make a change with your change at ShopRite Slingerlands! Round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and the difference will be donated to ShopRite Partners In Caring to help fight hunger in your community. Now through 3/25/17, talk to your cashier for details.
Call Robinson's Ace Hardware to arrange your free pick-up and delivery on lawnmower and tractor tune-ups. Spring is right around the corner!
There are a lot of great events happening at Ben's Jammin' Treasures this month! March 17 is Parent's Night Out/Children's Night In; March 24 is Paint, Sip and Dip (featured painting is a blue peacock); make a Spring Wreath on Saturday, March 18; and bring your own jar to upcycle during Open Art on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. Click here for details and to see the full schedule.
There are so many ways to get fit at Free Movement Pilates! Monday Night Yoga with Samantha Jo continues March 13 - May 8 for another 8 week session ($96). Saturday Yoga with Nicole returned on March 4, 10am. Restorative Yoga workshop with Erika returns Sunday, March 12, at 12pm. Don't miss Friday Night Yoga Flow, a one-time event where Samantha Jo and Lauren guide you through a soulful and nourishing evening (Friday March 24, pre-registration required, space is limited). And finally, the next Yin Yoga Workshop with Lauren will be April 9 from 12:30-2pm.
Playin' With Fire Band will be playing live at Yanni's Too for their opening weekend! Catch them Saturday, March 18 - enjoy live music, spectacular views of the Hudson River, and great food.

Friday Fish Frys are back at Elsmere Fire District. 4-7pm,the following Fridays remain: 3/17, 3/31, and 4/14.
Looking for an apartment, or know someone who is? S.F. Tollgate Apartments offers modern 1 BR and 2 BR apartments in historic local building. View their MarketSpace listing for details.
Pick up your Capital Region Nature Passports from Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Delmar office.  The passport is a collection of 25 micro-adventures which can be completed entirely within the forests, streams, and fields of MHLC's public preserves and protected lands. Email or call 518.436.6346 for more information
Get your patio ready with new outdoor living furniture and Weber grills from Robinson's Ace Hardware!
Review Glenmont Dental on review on Facebook, Yelp, or Google to enter to win a brand new Sonicare toothbrush! And just a reminder that they will be closed for vacation from March 10-19, reopening on March 20. If you are looking to book an appointment, call now to get in before they leave at 518.472.8064 or text 518.400.3535.
Another round of CGC and TDI classes is starting at Shawna's Dogs! Canine Good Citizen Prep Class Monday, 3/13 at 6:15p, 7 weeks with CGC Test on the 8th week, $120 (1st night NO DOGS for orientation), only 1 spot left and Therapy Dog Prep Class Monday, 3/13 at 7:15p, 4 weeks with scheduled TDI Test at the end, $100. Email Shawna to sign up.
Today kick off CAP COM Federal Credit Union's Spring Big Benefit Raffle! The Big Benefit Raffle fundraiser helps support the Foundation's mission to nurture the community through health and wellness programs; financial literacy and education initiatives; and causes that assist children and underprivileged families.  For ticket sold this Spring they will also donate $2 to the Capital District YMCA  Running Start Program. Click here for more info or to purchase your ticket.
Exciting news - Romo's Pizza is now open on Mondays from 11am-9pm
Check out 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.
ADP Small Business Services offers complete Payroll and HR solutions - save time and let the experts help! Click for details. They also offer the RUN app (powered by ADP) that lets you manage your payroll anytime, anywhere. View flyer for more info.
For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit  Member News .

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


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! 

25 Chamberlain Street
Glenmont, NY 12077

935 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110

Karen Pollan
585 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Doug Luberda
3261 West State Road
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

Alan Rosenberg
911 Central Avenue, Suite 328
Albany, NY 12206

George McHugh
2170 River Road
Coeymans, NY 12045

Halfmoon, NY

Wildbird Junction
Lance Raffe
308 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Opening in Spring 2017 

PO Box 190
Delmar, NY 12054

8 Vista Lane
Selkirk, NY 12158

28 Hudson Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Pusatere Landscapes
7 Par Drive
Albany, NY 12208

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

128 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054

785 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054


Michael is among the 40-under-40 "restaurant stars on the rise" named in the March issue of FSR magazine, a trade publication aimed at the full-service-restaurant industry.  Click here to see the full Times Union article.


March is National Purchasing Month

Learn how to do business with Federal, State & Local Governments.

Register today for the FREE event - click here . Friday, March 24, at the Holiday Inn (400 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110). 8am Registration, 8:30am-12pm Program.  See flyer for program details.

Calling for Nominations for Albany County's Finest Citizens:
Volunteers are ordinary citizens with extraordinary hearts. Albany County benefits greatly from the efforts of individuals who donate their time and energy to make the community a better place to live. It is important for us to say thank you to the volunteers who go above and beyond in Albany County. Do you know someone who should be recognized?

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy is asking you to nominate the most dedicated and passionate volunteers you know in Albany County for the Albany County Executive's Volunteer Award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 13.   The submission process is easy - visit this site  for the nomination form. You can find it on the rotating image on the main page. Fill out the form and attach a one-page summary explaining why this person should be recognized. All Albany County residents are eligible for the award.

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.


Looking for work space? 
Visit our
Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.





Looking for work? 
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Job Postings page frequently to see current openings.



View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


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