Celebrating 60 years!

in this issue

Happy Martin Luther
King, Jr. Day!

We will be closed
Monday, January 15,
in observance of the holiday.


Policy Research Associates 30th Anniversary
Open House

345 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, January 11, 4pm

Join us to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Policy Research Associates! Meet the staff, tour the office, and enjoy light refreshments.

Tri-Chamber Speed Networking

Crossgates Mall
1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany
Tuesday, January 16
7:30am - 9:00am

The Bethlehem Chamber has partnered with the Colonie and Guilderland Chambers of Commerce to bring you another Tri-Chamber Speed Networking Event! Start 2018 off on the right foot - connect with colleagues throughout the Capital Region and make 20 new contacts before you get into the office. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early and bring plenty of business cards.

Peter Coombs from FRONTLINE Training & Consulting will moderate. FRONTLINE Training helps salespeople in all types of organizations through workshops, keynotes, and coaching. PETER COOMBS brings over 30 years of sales, management and training experience to his role as principal of FRONTLINE Training. His experience includes national sales management positions, inside and outside sales roles, both as a direct salesperson, as well as a multi-line manufacturer's representative.

State of the Town 2018

Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Monday, January 22, 8:30am

Supervisor David  VanLuven  will deliver the State of the Town Address to the business community and public, outlining the challenges Bethlehem faces and his priorities for the coming year.
Continental breakfast will be provided.

8:15am Networking & Breakfast / 8:30am Program

Protecting Your Business from Scams

Wednesday, January 24
11am-12pm EST

You've heard about business scams, but do you know how to recognize one if it happened
to you? Join Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York for this informative webinar
and learn how to spot these types of scams.

Digital Marketing Trends
for Small Businesses in 2018

Thursday, January 25
2pm EST

Marketing is changing thanks to our desire for digestible and personalized content.
Do you know which trends will impact YOUR organization in 2018?

Join us as we explore what small businesses should be paying attention to and simple ideas for incorporating them into your marketing strategy. Topics include:

Marketing Automation
Content Marketing

The Spinney at Van Dyke Clubhouse  Ribbon Cutting

6 Parker Mathusa Place, Delmar
Thursday, January 25, 4pm

The Spinney at Van Dyke has completed construction on a brand new Clubhouse! Join us as we cut the ribbon and don't miss your chance to check out the new space.

The new Clubhouse includes a gas fire place in the Clubhouse's Great Room, a Media Room featuring a 70" TV, and a full kitchen with island, stove top, double ovens and dishwasher (ready to host potluck dinners, cooking classes, and more!). Tours will be available and light refreshments will be served.

Click below logo for the new
Policy Research Associates
Member Spotlight.
To see all of our Member Spotlights, visit our website.

for the 

2018-2019 Business & Community Directory 

We are preparing for the print 2018-2019 Chamber Business
& Community Directory.  

**Member businesses should login to your account to verify that
all of your information is accurate.**

Please review and update your Bethlehem Chamber Member Listing for inclusion in the 2018 printed Business & Community Directory, which will be widely distributed beginning in April 2018 and throughout the year. If we do not receive updates by 1/31/18, current information will be used. Thank you for your assistance!

If you cannot locate your login info, email the Chamber for assistance. 
Forms will also be emailed to the Primary Account Representative by 1/8/18.

Alternatively, you can download the Member Update Form and return to the
Chamber by fax at 518.475.0910 or by email .

*Please note that if nothing has changed, there is NO NEED to complete a form.*


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The next webinar in Marvin and Company, P.C. CPAs complimentary series is titled: "Implementation of the New Not-For-Profit Financial Reporting Requirements" on Wednesday, January 24 from 12-1pm. The FASB's new accounting standard for not-for-profit organizations - the first major change to not-for-profit accounting in more than 20 years - goes into effect in 2018. Our webinar will explain implementation of the standard and its main provisions and will cover the significant challenges organizations will face when adopting the new financial statement standard and help organizations develop an implementation plan. Click HERE for more info and to register. One hour of continuing professional educational credit is available for CPAs.

Next week join Pioneer Bank's Local Cash Crew at Romo's Pizza & Restaurant in Glenmont! The first 100 visitors will receive $5 off their cheese pizza order and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate. Wednesday, 1/17, from 4:30-6:30pm.

Something Olde, Something New has NEW MERCHANDISE! Stop by to check it out, they are open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-7pm. And their Winter Clearance Sale begins tomorrow - take 50% off clothing, shoes, handbags and select jewelry. There are additional markdowns on linens, vintage home accessories, and furniture.

The  Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation is offering you a chance to help shape park policy in out Town. Take the Dogs in Bethlehem Town Parks Community Survey by 1/31/18 and don't miss your chance to weigh on on this topic!

Free Movement Pilates is very excited to have Lauren's Yin Yoga Workshops back for 2018! There are three upcoming workshops, Sundays 1/14, 2/11 or 3/4 - see flyer and contact Lauren to reserve 1 or all 3!

Are you caring for an aging parent or other loved one at home? If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, you are not alone. Helping Hands@Home, a family owned business, can provide the extra help to live independently in their homes. We can assist with meal preparation, transportation, light housekeeping and more. S ervices are available throughout the Capital District, call 518.380.9788 for a  free consultation.

Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar  has loads of exciting January specials! Smoked Salmon "Bagel", Firecracker Roll, and Panang Curried Mussels, to name a few - check out their Facebook for details, or call 518 to make reservations. And look for them Friday at the Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival.

Volunteers make the world go round!
Join  Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy  for the first annual MHLC Volunteer Open House on Thursday, January 25 We invite Current, past and future volunteers are invited to stop by between 5-7pm to warm up with light refreshments and connect with staff and other volunteers.  Our work is only possible with the support of the tremendous volunteers who donate their time and energy towards our mission.  RSVP via email to Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator Sawyer Cresap.

Enjoy 10% OFF Merillat Cabinets (Masterpiece) or 18 Months Special Financing on your new kitchen at your local Curtis Lumber Company. The Bethlehem location is on Grove Street, right off Delaware Avenue in Delmar. This is a limited time offer until 1/31/18!

Community Care Physicians, P.C. (CCP) and CapitalCare Medical Group, LLC announced they have consolidated to form one integrated, multispecialty medical group. The consolidated group improves access and enhances the patient experience for the greater Capital Region. CapitalCare practices will function as divisions of Community Care Physicians. Care for patients will be uninterrupted, as the practitioners and locations will not change. Click HERE for the full press release.

The skating rink at the Town of Bethlehem Elm Avenue Park is OPEN! It will remain open as long as the ice is at least 4" thick with a good surface.  The rink is open daily (weather permitting) until 10pm when the GREEN flag is flying. If the RED flag is flying the rink is CLOSED for your safety. You may also call 518-439-4955 option 3, then option 2 for current conditions. The lights are on timers.  Please remember:
1) All skaters participate at their own risk. It is advised to have a cell phone with you in case of emergency and an Ice Guard is not on duty; 2)  Hockey is permitted on the WEST end of the cove ONLY; and 3)  Maps and skating rink rules are posted around the Warming Area.

O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub has  lots of fun things in store for 2018!  Starting in February we will host Paint and Sip every second Monday of the month.  Every Tuesday we have DJ Trivia from 7-9. A new 20 week league is starting, so grab those friends you promised you'd start hanging out with in the New Year and start earning points towards weekly and final prizes!  Every Wednesday we have a Dart League. Open to all, starts at 8pm, with live music and prizes!  Wednesday-Saturday, every week, we have live music. Come out and show our local musicians some love!  And Sundays we Brunch, from 10am-1pm.  We look forward to another year with you all!
With freezing temps outside, give yourself something to look forward to this March with the Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation  Boston Bus Trip Spend St. Paddy's Day Saturday, March 17, with friends in Boston! Attend the Boston Flower & Garden Show ($65) or spend the day your way ($49). Questions? Send an email, or call 518.605.6580. The reservation deadline is February 16 - so don't delay - whatever your choice, it's sure to be a fun day! Click HERE for the flyer.

Robinson Hardware and Garden Center  has tons of January items on SALE! Click HERE to check out this month's sales.

Save for Christmas 2018 with the National Bank of Coxsackie Christmas Club! The program is designed to help you save for holiday shopping throughout the year. View the postcard for details.

Mice are looking for warmth, comfort, and food this time of year. You don't want those TICK covered pests around your house! Call  518 Pest and Fert for help!  Pest control and lawn fertilization, 518.935.7162.

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

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 Elizabeth Staubach , Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 518.439.4955 ext. 1189.


View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


1187 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110

5 Elm Avenue, #1
Delmar, NY 12054

316 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

363 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054

Delmar, NY 12054

50 Beaver Street, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12207

Dhaval Patel
365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077

125 Wolf Road, Suite 501
Albany, NY 12205

321 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

329 Glenmont Road
Glenmont, NY 12077

1345 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY  12159

20 Hallwood Road, Suite 2
Delmar, NY 12054


Monday, January 15, 2018
10-4pm * Albany Marriott, Wolf Road

The largest and longest running Job Fair in the Capital Region will be back on January 15.  This event connects you with local companies interested in hiring qualified  skilled workers in different and diverse available job positions. Click HERE to attend, or click HERE to become an Exhibitor.

Continuous Improvement in
Your Manufacturing Business (WEBINAR)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 * 1PM-2PM

In this webinar, Beau Keyte and Brent Wahba, internationally recognized experts in organizational change, will introduce you to the "Leverage Points" transformation methodology. Developed and tested over the past 10 years, this process emerged from studying how successful organizations really evolve by implementing small, situation-specific changes to create focus, alignment, and an achievable plan for driving results. Register now and jump-start a strategy to achieve your business transformation goals.
Devane Law provides personal injury and criminal defense services to clients throughout Albany County.

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



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! 
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 Jeff Bregenzer via email or at  518.439.4921.


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.



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