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in this issue



Thank you to all the men and women who have served
our country.

We will be closed
Monday, November 12,
in observance of the
Veterans Day holiday.

CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS




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

Thursday, November 8
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
our 2019 trip - Alaska! Departing May 11, 2019, the 13-day trip
features a 7-day Princess Cruise.

Join us for our second 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 includes pricing
details and an early  booking discount offer.

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





Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast

Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Tuesday, November 20, 8:30am

Join us for the Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast!

The presentation will include an overview of the available benefits and savings programs for chamber members and prospective members, including
health insurance options for businesses, sole proprietors and individuals in 2019 (including dental plans).  A light breakfast will be provided.

In addition to a Medicare specialist, representatives from BlueShield of Northeastern NY, CDPHP, and MVP will be onsite to answer questions.

This event is FREE and open to members and non-members.



  

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
November 24

Planning a
Small Business Saturday
event or promotion?

Notify the Chamber and
we will promote your business
leading up to November 24


BUSINESSES
As a small business owner, you are encouraged to participate
in this FREE event to inspire your neighbors to Shop SmallĀ®.

Take advantage of the free support from American Express by visiting
the  Promote Your Business section of the site for the following:
free in-store signage, sample social media post, email templates.



IT'S HEALTH INSURANCE
OPEN ENROLLMENT TIME

November 1 - December 15, 2018

**All applications and required paperwork must be submitted
to the Chamber at least 4 days prior to this deadline.**


If you currently have a plan through the Bethlehem Chamber, for yourself
or your employees, you will need to notify us of your plans for 2019.
If the insurance carrier is continuing the plan into 2019, you may elect
to continue your current plan at the new premium rate (see link below).

If you prefer to enroll in a different plan for 2019, you will need to submit a
new application and paperwork.  Visit our site for plans and rates.


Contact the Chamber by phone or email to
schedule an appointment to discuss options
or to confirm your plans for 2019.


518.439.0512


CONGRATULATIONS
to the following Bethlehem Chamber members
for making the Albany Business Review
2018 Best Places to Work!

 
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake Realtors
BlueShield of Northeastern New York
CAP COM Federal Credit Union
Homestead Funding Corp.
KeyBank
Pioneer Bank
Rosenblum Cos.
Sunmark Federal Credit Union

view the full list HERE

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

On November 13To Life! will host their 8th Annual Women's Health Conference. This is a FREE event for c ancer patients, survivors, and families, as well as medical, health, and wellness practitioners. Click here for complete event details, including speakers and the program.

The Delmar First United Methodist Church  continues their 6-week community program to explore the opioid epidemic and gain an understanding about how it touches so many lives in our families and community. Their next session will take place on November 11 and will cover "What Does Recovery Look Like."  View the  flyer  for details.

Organize Senior Moves invites you to join them on their 10th Annual NYC Bus Trip. Departing December 8 at 8am from the Glenmont Wal-Mart on Route 9W, the $55 excursion includes includes bus trip, breakfast, and returning drinks and snacks. First come, first served - less than 10 seats left as of today!

The Holidays are right around the corner and Rain Hair Studio has  joined with Toys for Tots and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. They have a drop box in the shop - drop off a gift and donate to a child in need.

Having trouble insuring your dog?  State Farm does't discriminate against any breeds, because we know its about how much we love our furry babies not their breed that determines how they are! If you are have had a difficult time with your current home owners insurance company with one of your own, give Max Ross State Farm a call - w e would love to help you and your dog!

Looking to make holiday plans?  Mountain View Brasserie in Greenville will be serving dinner on Christmas Eve from 12-6:30pm. They will also be open Monday, New Year's Eve, from  12-9pm and Tuesday, New Year's Day, from 12-9pm.

Jai Yoga School can help you get a jump start on your holiday shopping!  We are clearing out our last round of merch! These designs do not come back, so get your exclusive items while they are here - and preview the new merch (not included in the sale)! T anks & Tees 2 for $20, Hoodies $30, and Long Sleeves for $20.
 
Do you know an adult with special needs looking for a way to socialize with their peers? The Bethlehem YMCA is offering a new music group - join them  for one class or for the entire 6 week program for a music group experience with adults ages 21+ with special needs (though ALL abilities are welcome). This music group helps promote socialization and creative interactions using a variety of instruments and movement activities. Led by Music Therapist Connor Williams, the 45-minute class  is $15 per class, per registrant or $90 for all 6 weeks. Caregivers or accompanying adults do not need to register. Questions? Email Courtney or call 518.227.4494

Save up to 25% off select stays at a Disneyland Resort Hotel!  Save up to 30% on 5-Night Stays, plus book early and get a $50 resort credit per night at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa! Email Tim with Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks for complete details, and info on other available promotions.

The Bethlehem Children's School will be holding an Open House - join them on November 17 from 10am-12pm to  learn about their progressive education programs designed to inspire your child's life-long love of learning. Learn more here.

Did you know that Cappadona's Pizzeria offers  gluten free pizza? Click here for their menu, and order online or via phone at 518.439.2244.

Pretty Neat Home Organizing is introducing  Pretty Neat Business Organizing! It's a natural extension from their residential organizing into the commercial realm. Check out the blog post and visit the new website!

Check out the PC Promotional Printing feature focus on POSTCARDS - f rom annual reminders to sales promotions, postcards are inexpensive yet effective. 4" x 6", e co-friendly ink, 14pt gloss cover recycled paper stock,  4/4 w/ UV front. Click to learn more.

Mark your calendars for  Talking w/ Your Teen: Clearing the Fog of the impact of Marijuana, #vaping/#Juuling on teens on Thursday, November 15. Presented by Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited, guest  speakers include Dr. Dennis McKenna from Albany Med, Sgt, Tracy Nance of the Albany County Sheriffs Office & a young recovering substance abuser who is working to help teens make better choices. Click here for event details.

Join Del Lanes for their annual Fall Bar & Restaurant Tournament! Saturday, November 10 at 1pm - reserve your spot by calling 518.439.2224.

Get $300 off an iPhone XS, with select trade-in, on The Wireless Center (Verizon Authorized Retailer).  Visit their store in Delaware Plaza for details!

If you're looking to buy your first home, Sunmark Federal Credit Union's First Home Club is the next best thing to winning the Mega Millions! For every $1 you save, you'll be matched $4 - up to a maximum of $7,500. For complete details click here.

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

Have news you want to share
with the community?
Send an email to submit  Member News for an upcoming  weekly edition.
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.

 

    NEW MEMBERS   

242 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.7275

244 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.2244

Delmar, NY 12054
518.603.4730

159 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.432.3333

2 Howard Place, Suite 1
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.2770

5 Vista Boulevard
Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.379.9108

26 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
518.229.3968

16 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY 12211
518.444.2044

241 Route 9W, Suite 300
Glenmont, NY 12207
518.449.0738

Slingerlands, NY 12159
518.489.4499

Labbie Electrical Contractors
180 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.475.1491


AROUND THE REGION
 


FuzeHub Commercialization Competition
November 7-8, 2018
Albany Capital Center | Albany, NY

FuzeHub enters its second year hosting the Commercialization Competition, part of the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund. The $350,000 Commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that will feature a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Join us and help grow the entrepreneurial network here in New York State by helping to launch these businesses toward success. Up to seven companies will be awarded $50,000 each to help move their projects forward. Click to register.

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Congratulations to Owens Corning on
their 80th Anniversary! They are a global
company that develops and produces
insulation,  roofing, and fiberglass composites.
Click below to learn more.




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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Join the Town of Bethlehem on at the Saturday Delmar Farmers Market on November 17 for America Recycles Day Clothing, textiles, paper, and books will be accepted from the general public for recycling, and secure document shredding will be available for Town of Bethlehem residents and BCSD taxpayers. Click here for complete event details.

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. 

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 the District Program Liaison  Tracy Farrell at 518.439.4921 x25287, or via email.

BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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