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Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise Info Night
 
AAA Hudson Valley
618 Delaware Avenue, Albany

Monday, September 10
6-7:30pm

RSVP to AAA at 518.426.1000

FREE event; RSVP is required

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with AAA Travel to present their 2019 trip - Alaska! Departing May 11, 2019, the 13 -day trip features a 7-day Princess Cruise. Join us for a special travel presentation to learn all about this amazing trip.

The trip to this bucket list destination includes Denali National Park, a Tundra Wilderness tour, Sternwheeler Discovery (a riverboat tour), Hubbard Glacier, Seattle's Skyway Observatory, and much more. Anchorage, Juneau, and Skagway are just a few of the
cities that will be visited along the journey.

Click  HERE  for the full brochure, which include pricing
details and an early  booking discount offer.

**Open to all members of the community.**





33rd Annual Golf Outing
 
Normanside Country Club 
150 Salisbury Road, Delmar 

Monday, September 17 


12pm Lunch    1pm Shotgun Start   5:30 pm Dinner & Awards

Join us for our 33rd 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.







October Midday Networking Mixer 

Pioneer Bank 
329 Glenmont Road, Town Squire Plaza, Glenmont

Tuesday, October 16


We are mixing things up with a Midday Mixer! We realize that it's challenging for some of our Members to attend evening events, and we want to make sure we provide a variety of ways our Members can connect and network.

Hosted by Pioneer Bank, lunch will be provided and there will be a fun giveaway - make sure to bring business cards to enter to win!




  


Took the summer off from networking?

Get back into the SWING of things at our 
33rd Annual  Golf Outing  on September 17!

Registration is OPEN TO ALL.

Not a golfer? Attend just the lunch ($20) or dinner ($45) portion of
the event so you don't miss out on making
those important connections.




Don't miss your
opportunity
to  become a
SPONSOR!


VISIBILITY

Take advantage of this
once-a-year opportunity to gain visibility for your business by sponsoring
the event.


COST

Sponsorships range from
$100 up to $800.
Click below to view sponsorship packages
and details.


DEADLINE

To realize the full benefit of your sponsorship and be included in the print brochure, lock in your sponsorship
by August 3.


Lock in your sponsorship TODAY!

The mailed brochure will go out next week - don't miss your chance
to take full advantage of your sponsorship.

Click here for player registration.

T H A N K  Y O U
to our 2018 Golf Outing Sponsors to Date

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Free Movement Pilates



SAVE THE DATE
Bethlehem First Night

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 ,
followed by entertainment and activities.

Interested in  sponsoring?  Click for the FORM.

Interested in volunteering? Visit the WEBSITE.


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MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Pioneer Bank  will hold their first fundraiser  for their  Pioneer Bank Foundation on Saturday, September 8, from 11am-4pm This is a "rain or shine" event and tickets can be purchased the day of the event for, no advance purchase ($5 per person, $20 max per family).  ALL of the admissions proceeds will go to the foundation to support  non-profits in our communities. The family fun-filled day will include  carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, magic shows, caricatures, food and more! Click here for additional details.

BlueShield of Northeastern New York's latest #PointofHealth podcast "Seven Simple Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs" features tips on how to lower out-of-pocket health care expenses and save money on prescription costs. Click to listen.

The last  Selkirk Fire Co. Chicken BBQ of the year will be held on Friday, September 21. The $11 dinner includes 1/2 a chicken, baked potato, corn, coleslaw & dessert. Don't miss out! 4pm until sold out Selkirk Fire Station No. 3 Firehouse,  480 Bridge Street, South Bethlehem.

Get your tickets for the annual Patriot Flight 200 Ticket Raffle! Only 200 tickets sold, $4,000 in prize money will be awarded on September 14 ($2K 1st prize, $1K 2nd prize, $300 3rd prize, $200 4th prize, and $100 5th-9th place).  Call 518.439.9265.

It's back-to-school and PC Promotional Printing is focused on backpacks From study hall to sports practice, your brand will school the competition -  100% cotton, p added back and straps, a djustable shoulder straps. Visit their Facebook page or click here for details.

Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy on Saturday, September 22, for their first  annual Chalk Art Contest and Art Fair on the Rail Trail! There will be food, music, and fun - sponsored by Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace, click here for complete details.

The Pine Hollow Arboretum is moving and they need your help! They are moving their  headquarters to the former residence of their late founder - help them  "put down roots" in the heart of the Arboretum. Click here to donate.

Save the date for "Organizing for Downsizing" with Organize Senior Moves. This September 22 event will be held at 1pm at the Bethlehem Public Library. Whether you or a loved one are moving to a new home or just want to pare down your possessions, there will be useful tips for everyone!

Join Upstate Wine & Spirits next week on Thursday, September 13, for a seminar with  Cooperstown Distillery. 7pm, call 518.439.4361 or email to reserve your free seat.

Did you know that Glenmont Abbey Village has their own bus? They recently went  to the Saratoga Casino, Lake George , New York, and Price Chopper Supermarkets! Visit their site to learn more about what they have to offer at their 55+ senior living community.

On Monday, September 10, the Bethlehem Chabad will host a Rosh Hashanah Community DinnerTashlich at the Simon's will begin at 6:15pm, and the Community Dinner will start at 7pm. This is a FREE event - and you can become a Sponsor for $54. Visit their site for details.

Swifty's Restaurant & Pub has teamed up with To Life! to raise money for breast cancer! They are selling Swifty's Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts for $12 each, and $3 for every shirt sold will be donated to To Life!. Order forms are available at the restaurant.

Attention all Monolith Solar customers - for every person you refer that goes solar with Monolith, they will write you a check for $500! with every person you refer that goes solar with us? Join them in empowering communities to make the switch to solar energy today.

Free Movement Pilates is presenting Yoga for the Knees with Melissa on Friday, September 7The workshop teaches mindful movement of the feet, lower limbs, thighs, and hips to support knee health in a yoga practice. Participants will experience these areas as an integrated system and learn how to avoid knee discomfort and find support for this join through an intelligent movement practice. 5:30-7:30pm, register now using the Mind Body scheduler.

Husazomo is a Japanese hair technique for hair loss. PK is the only Stylist in Upstate NY offering this unique service! Contact Haven Hair Studio for more info at 518.487.4745.

Jai Yoga School has added a new class to their list - Foundations. It is a great class for starting your yoga practice or to revisit the basics of vinyasa to re-group and re-align. Often times it feels challenging to "keep up" in a "vinyasa class" - and it can also be unsafe to push through a higher level class if you feel like you do not know what you're doing. Focusing on precision and proper body alignment, this class will give a strong foundation for your practice.  This class is suitable for ALL levels and will be offered  Mondays at 5:45pm and Tuesdays 11am.

Sunmark Federal Credit Union will help you pay for your back to school supplies! The average cost of school supplies now topping $100 - w ith Sunmark's 'Back to School Bonanza', two lucky winners will receive a $150 refund on their school supplies. To enter, upload a photo of your back to school supplies receipt or post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #back2schoolbonanza!

Mark your calendars because O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub Half-Way to St. Paddy's Day / Fall Fest will be back on Saturday, September 8! There will be l ive music by Little Jack and Kilshandra, an o utdoor tent, b eer trucks, l ocal vendors, f ace painting, p et adoption and more. This family-friendly event starts at 3pm. Click here for a full list of their upcoming events.

It's not too late to register for the Del Lanes Junior Program - call 518.439.2224 or send an email. The Fall/Winter 2018/2019 schedule offers programs for Pee Wee, Junior Programs, Junior Semi-Classic and Junior Classic.

McCarroll's the Village Butcher is looking to hire a full-time employee for their Deli Counter!  Click here to apply, or click here to view all open positions on the Bethlehem Chamber Job Board.

Did you hear? Founders HIIT & Strength Club is MOVING! The move will take place in August and they will be settled into their new Delmar location in the Fall. The new space will include some added new equipment. In the interim, they have set-up temporary locations in Delmar and Albany so they can keep offering all classesThey will keep you posted via email and social media for their up-to-date schedule, exciting new classes and more information to come.

Organic sugar scrubs, bath bombs, shower steamers and organic foaming liquid soap are now available at  Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company! If you don't want to wait to catch them at the farmers market, products are available at Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace and Artique (off exit 8 in Clifton Park). Or you can click here to order online for local delivery.

Mauro's Menu  continues to hold a BBQ every Thursday until the Fall! Pre-orders are accepted for ribs, chicken or ribs/chicken combo. Call 518.475.1033 to place your order, or just drop by.
 
Looking for a pet friendly apartment in DelmarAdams Station Apartments is offering a special through the month of August where signing a 13 month lease gets you 1 month of free rent!  Call 518.439.8857 or visit the Leasing Office at 1 Juniper Drive today to learn more.
 
The Spinney at Van Dyke is running out of cottages!  If you're hoping to downsize by the end of 2018 now's the time to take a tour of the community to understand why the smart money moves to The Spinney!

Veronica's Culinary Tavern has announced new specials! Get 2 for $20 gyros on their Two for Tuesdays night (dine in or take out), $6 sangria, $10 champagne brie fondue, or $20 select wine bottles for Wednesday Wine Night, enjoy $3 Modelo cans, $6 margaritas, and 4 for $12 chicken soft tacos for Tequila Thursday, and for Celebration Saturday Happy Hour will be from 4-8pm. Call 518.595.5095 for reservations - or just stop in!
 
The next Patriot Flight is  coming up on September 29. Help fundraise for the flight by participating in their raffle - only 200 tickets are sold at $50 each, $4,000 goes to the winner and Patriot Flight keeps the rest. See the flyer for complete details.

Purchase one Ultimate Lens Package with new frames, receive a second set of lenses of equal or lesser value FREE  with second frames purchase from  DiNapoli Opticians . The Ultimate Lens Package is the optimal combination of new lens technologies from Varilux and Crizal combined with Transitions Adaptive Lenses to give you the best in vision, clarity and protection. Both complete pairs of eyewear must be purchased on the same date. Offer valid 7/16/18-12/31/18. Not valid with any other offer or discount. See store for complete details.

Taj of Glenmont will now be open with their regular hours on Tuesdays! Previously closed on Tuesdays, their new hours are as follows: SUN-THURS  11:30am-2:30pm & 4:30pm-9:30pm and FRI-SAT 11:30am-2:30pm & 4:30pm-10pm.

Normanside  cooking parties sell out FAST! Their 8/20 (France) and 9/20 (Nine Pin Cider) events are already sold out. If you would like to sign up for their 11/8 California event, call 518. 439.4505 x12 to reserve your spot. E njoy a four-course meal with a west coast influence perfectly paired with wines from the region. Click to learn more.   

Visit Nicole's Restaurant and enjoy some of our new menu items, including  Duck Confit Salad,  Braised Rosemary Chicken and  Grilled Salmon.  Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner.   

Did you know that  C & M Mechanical  installs ductless air conditioning systems? Call today to get yours: 518.768.8800.

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

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Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.2770

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Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.379.9108

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Albany, NY 12211
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Glenmont, NY 12207
518.449.0738

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518.489.4499

Labbie Electrical Contractors
180 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.475.1491


WEBSITE of the WEEK


Family owned and operated since 1926, Geurtze Builders specialize in additions, kitchen, and bath remodeling. Visit their site today to learn more!




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

 
AROUND THE REGION

 
Capital District Regional Planning Commission Technical Assistance Grants (TAG)
Deadline Sept 2018

The Preservation League of New York State offers Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) of up to $3,000 to not-for-profit arts and cultural groups and municipalities managing historic sites, museums, arts facilities and other culturally important institutions. Grants support technical studies carried out by preservation and design professionals. 
TAG is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For more information, click here.



Tuesday, 9/18/18 | 2 PM - 6 PM
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany 

Reach hundreds of technology workers and recent college grads at the Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair. This event connects job seekers with local companies interested in hiring qualified skilled workers in the technology and advanced manufacturing sectors. Click here for details and to reserve your booth.

KUDOS TO 



They recently met their fundraising goal for Fisher Boulevard property in Slingerlands, and now 35 acres have been protected forever and added to Five Rivers Environmental Education Center!
 
and


The Albany Business Review's 2018 Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers List has been released, and The Rosenblum Companies is ranked at number 5 - up 3 from last year! Read more and check out other current available
lists here.


 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

On Thursday evening, September 20, the Bethlehem Historical Association presents Mohicans in Bethlehem History and Today, a talk by Bonnie Hartley, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Stockbridge Munsee Community.  Mohican people are the indigenous people of the Mahicannituck, the waters that are never still, now known as the Hudson River. The presentation will discuss Mohican history in the Bethlehem area including sharing local artifacts.  The talk will be held at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road Selkirk. Doors open at 6:30, the talk will begin at 7pm, and will be followed by refreshments. All welcome at this free event!

The Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market is open for the season on Tuesdays, 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  is open for the season on Saturdays, 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! 
 

BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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.

OFFICE SPACE

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

 

   

HELP WANTED

 

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

 

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