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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!      

Nominate a Business Person, Citizen or
Youth Volunteer/Entrepreneur

for the

32nd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner
Friday, April 28, 2017

Do you know of a deserving local Business Person, Citizen or Youth who contributes to the Bethlehem Community? Nominate them for our Annual Awards! For complete details on qualifications and submission, see the 

***nomination deadline is February 10, 2017***



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 upcoming 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
Don McCormick  518.542.3341


The Cue Theatre has found a new home! They are now located at the Delmar First United Methodist Church at 428 Kenwood Avenue. Aladdin, Jr. auditions will be held on January 30-31. Auditions are open to elementary and middle school students (ages 7-14); visit their website for complete audition details.

Have you heard about the Wholesome Pantry line from ShopRite? This line offers products that embrace the free-from and organic food trends. Click here to find out more! 

Join the Stram Center For Integrative Medicine tonight for a  FREE Guided Meditation at 7:30pm. Click to see their upcoming January and February events.

Key Life Decisions: Are You Prepared? Presented by Edward Jones Investments, topics include Estate Planning, Understanding Taxes, and more. View the flyer  for complete details.

Bethlehem Opportunity Unlimited's
(BOU) 5th Annual Community Spelling Bee will be Thursday, March 2Help make it a success! This once-a-year fundraiser helps provide grants to student activities such as:  Girls Night Out BCHS,  Custome Ball BCMS,  Bethlehem Youth Court,  Senior Celebration,  Survivor Day and  After School program for Special Needs Students.  Funds raised also allow BOU to host the Annual Talking with your Teens forum and Life After BC discussion. Click here to register a team or sponsor.

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is celebrating 25 Years! Join them for their Annual Dinner where they will  honor Matthew Bender for his significant contribution to MHLC as a devoted supporter and passionate advocate for land conservation in the Capital Region. Visit their site for event details and registration.

Dan Sherwin now plays live at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub  EVERY Wednesday from 6:30-9:30pm!

Grassroot Givers has  started a book drive through You Give Goods to help them collect children's books to share with local kids in need. This online drive will be last for 100 days and is scheduled to end on April 29, the same day as our Little Free Library Walkathon, which is being organized in partnership with the Tulip Queen. All books donated to Grassroot Givers directly benefit local people in need, including local schools and literacy programs. Access the online drive here, and You Give Goods will automatically provide you with a tax deductible receipt upon purchase. 

The next Parent's Night Out at the Bethlehem Area YMCA is  Saturday January 28, from 5-9pm. Register at the front desk, spots fill up fast. Click here
for details.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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





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



View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


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

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


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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