CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS
Bethlehem Chabad Building Dedic
ation & Ribbon Cutting
393 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Sunday, September 10
|Celebrate the Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting at the Bethlehem Chabad with us! Enjoy live music, Master Illusionist Chris Wheel, hors d'oeuvres and dessert.
Vella, Carbone & Associates
318 Delaware Avenue, Main Square
Suite 23 - 2nd floor
Thursday, September 14
4-7pm / 5:15pm Ribbon Cutting
|Join us as we cut the ribbon and celebrate the new office of Vella, Carbone & Associates! Light refreshments will be provided; we will cut the ribbon at 5:15pm.
32nd Annual Golf Outing
Normanside Country Club
150 Salisbury Road, Delmar
Monday, September 18
12pm Lunch ●
1pm Shotgun Start
● 5:30 pm Dinner & Awards
Join us for our 32nd Annual Golf Outing - an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking. The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf, cart, use of practice facilities and locker rooms, on-course refreshments, bag drop service and dinner. There will be fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local non-profit organizations.
Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to gain visibility for your business by
sponsoring the event. S
ponsorships range from $100 up to $800.
Click HERE to view sponsorship packages and details.
All are welcome, Members and Non-Members - register with a friend, relative, or co-worker.
Soft spikes and appropriate attire are required. Register HERE.
Contribute a gift certificate/product to the raffle, which supports local charities.
Contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or via email.
or additional details on all of our upcoming events,
to our 2017 Golf Outing Sponsors
ABC Leasing & Financing
Fairytale Journeys by
Graves Electrical Contracting
CLOSETS to PIN - Ladies
CLOSEST to PIN - Men
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub
LONGEST DRIVE - Men
Now that's something you don't see every day!
Our very own Liz Gemlick was at Member Yanni's Too on Monday, August 7, as the
130-foot-tall, 8-million-pound steam generator built by Member Coeymans Industrial Park at the Port of Coeymans made it's way by barge down the Hudson River to PSEG NJ, partner to Member PSEG New York. Member All Signs & Graphics provided the banner. Read the article here or view a video from today's FB post here.
SAVE THE DATE
for First Night Bethlehem
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
Fireworks at the Four Corners at
followed by entertainment and activities from 7-10pm.
If your band is interested in performing at the event, click
for an application. Deadline for submission is September 15.
Filming in NY this Fall...
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to NEW YORK! They plan to film episodes of the
hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in September 2017!
AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique 'picking' on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America's most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.
If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:
email@example.com or call 855-OLD-RUST.
See full press release here.
at the Chamber
The Bethlehem Art Association has installed a new exhibit at the Bethlehem Chamber office. Stop in weekdays through the end of September, to view works from these local artists.
For more information on the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website.
New 838 Area Code
The transition period is almost over, and soon residential, business and wireless customers in the 518 area code will need to dial 10 digits.
Discover & Explore
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.
for the full itinerary.
Construction has begun - k
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 on the Town website. Click below for:
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
Please join Merriman and Pfister's Marketplace, for our Artisans Craft Show, Thursday, August 17 from 5-8:00PM (Raindate 8/24) at their shop at 388 Kenwood Avenue in Delmar. It's our artisans and our customers who are the backbone of this store, and this is a chance for us to say thank you to you! View poster or call 518-588-7268 for more information.
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub at the Four Corners in Delmar will host Bethlejam 2017, featuring local musicians, this Sunday, August 20 from 1-5:30pm. See flyer for full line-up. Call 518-475-1111 for reservations.
It's been another week full of ticks, ants, mice, and even RATS(yuck) for 518 Pest and Fert.
Aeration/over seeding in September is important for a thick, and healthy lawn. They can help you with that too - call
Great American Eclipse is coming
! Are you ready?
This exciting celestial event will sweep the country from coast to coast on August 21, with viewers in the Capital Region experiencing it as a still-spectacular partial eclipse.
Bethlehem Public Library
handing out free eclipse viewing glasses to enjoy it safely. The glasses are available at the library on a first-come basis until they're all gone. Their second event,
Hot Topics in Astronomy: Partial Eclipse, is tonight at 7pm -
Use digital coupons from
to help you save even more. Choose the coupons you want and save them onto your Price Plus club Card - no more clipping coupons because these coupons can be digitally stored on your card. Click to get started.
Mad Dog Bicycles recently had a one of the new CDPHP Bicycle Share Program cycles on display. For information on the cycle-share program, visit CDPHP's Cycle website or contact Mad Dog at 518-439-3669!
Registration for NEW dancers is now open at The Dance Experience of Delmar! Visit their site to sign up.
School may be starting soon, but a Disney cruise is a great way to spend Christmas, mid-winter, or spring break. Contact Fairy Tale Journeys by Tim Brooks today at 518-441-1608 or by email for more information.
CAP COM Federal Credit Union
has kicked off their
2nd CAP COM Cares Tour
! All week long they are challenging friends and followers to deliver a random acts of kindness. Then, they will randomly select three acts of kindness to receive a $250 donation to a charity of their choice. Visit their
page for complete details
; challenge ends on August 18.
Join Veronica's Culinary Tavern for a Summer Celebration! Now through Labor Day enjoy 2-4-20 Tuesday - get two of delicious Crispy Chicken Sandwiches featuring buttermilk fried chicken, Sambal aioli and more for just $20 (dine in or take Out).
The Port of Coeyman's Marine Terminal is celebrating their
Community Appreciation Day
. The event will be held at the
Coeyman's Industrial Park
on Sunday, August 20, from 1-4pm. The
event is open to the public and will include food, drinks, kids activities, tours and more. See
Visit the Solarize Albany website
and learn about how easy it now is to go solar. Whether a homeowner or renter, there is now an economical solar option for you. While the Solarize Albany volunteers recommend rooftop solar as the best option, what if you can't put solar on your own roof? Learn about the new community solar option that you and all your neighbors can now join.
Looking for a Real Estate Agent?
Keller Williams Capital District has an app where you can browse homes worry free, and the listings are updated on a regular basis. Click here to check it out.
Did you know that Collins and Son Inc. also
digs foundations? Give them a call at 518.756.2070 for your next project - no job is too big or too small!
Every Saturday through August 26
Saturday Delmar Farmers Market
Delmar's Shelby Moskowitz will offer market patrons a free Parent & Child yoga class at 10:30am from June 3 through August 26. These 45-minute yoga classes are suitable for seasoned yogis or beginners alike and are appropriate for ages 3-10 years old. Classes will be held on the grass between the entrances to the Delmar Farmers Market and the middle school.
The Bethlehem Business Women are having a Membership Drive all summer long! Consider joining them at their first meeting in September. More info can be found on their website.
National Bank of Coxasckie
mortgage, there are NO application, credit bureau, or application fees - and only an 11% down payment is needed.
to see why you should trust NBC with your mortgage today.
Barefoot Space at Four Corners has some wonderful yoga classes for you to explore through the summer months!
Mondays: Core Prana Flow, 10am; Wednesdays:
Yoga & Coffee Summer Series, 5:45am;
Thursdays: Relax & Renew, 10am; and
Saturdays: Yoga for every-BODY, 8am.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Mark Thurman, Director of Operations, for being named the
Employee of the Year!
BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP
View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map
Glenmont, NY 12207
Albany, NY 12203
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
69 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
Delmar, NY 12054
316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 13
Delmar, NY 12054
10697 State Route 32
Greenville, NY 12083
266 Delaware Avenue,
Delmar, NY 12054
Delmar, NY 12054
393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Delmar, NY 12054
1969 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
22 Kairnes Street
Albany, NY 12205
1 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
186 Main Street
Altamont, NY 12009
AROUND THE REGION.....
There is still time to take advantage of the 2017
New York Youth Jobs Program!
* All businesses with a New York State location may be eligible.
* New York Youth Jobs Program is focused on hiring young adults ages 16 through 24.
* Potential to earn up to $5,000 in tax credits per hire!
For information, see
or contact NYS Department of Labor, 1-877-226-5724 or
CEG and NYSERDA announced the launch of CEG SolarGEN, a first-of-its-kind campaign in NYS designed to help Capital Region manufacturers and non-manufacturing commercial sites install solar systems. Click here for the full press release.
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is pleased to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP): Sponsoring Conference Participation in
Support of Healthy Communities, Consumer Empowerment
. Many organizations across the State are doing smart, innovative work that is relevant to NYSHealth's priority areas of Building Healthy Communities and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans' Health. Through this RFP, NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these funding areas. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information and to apply, visit the
, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Download instructions are available on the
Form I-9 page
. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17. On September 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N. Employers must continue following existing storage and retention rules for any previously completed Form I-9.
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Upcoming program dates hosted by CEG's Business Growth Solutions include:
, Wednesday 10/4 and Wednesday 11/15.
for questions or to register.
WEBSITE of the WEEK
Shalimar Delmar is celebrating 25 successful years in business! They are
giving away $25 gift certificate every week in celebration, just like and share on Facebook and you will be entered for your chance to win.
Don't FORGET you can now join or renew your dues
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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Businesses interested in offering
Hot Deals to the Community,
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