in this issue

We had fantastic weather Monday for our 33rd Annual Golf Outing, hosted
by Normanside. The day was filled with good food, golf, contests and lots
of  raffle prizes! Johnny B's Glenmont Diner was the winning foursome
of the day - c lick here for the Photo Gallery.

October Midday Networking Mixer 

Pioneer Bank 
329 Glenmont Road, Town Squire Plaza, Glenmont

Tuesday, October 16, 12pm

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!

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.


The phones at the Bethlehem Chamber office were down Monday, September 17,
and half of Tuesday, September 18.  If you called you would not have been able
to  leave  a message because the system was down.

We apologize for this inconvenience.  The phones are back up, so
please reach back out if you haven't already.

A heartfelt thank you to all of the companies who donated to our
2018 Golf Outing raffle! We know that our golfers look forward
to this part of the evening, and we appreciate your support.

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

E A G L E   S P O N S O R S

B I R D I E   S P O N S O R S








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.

 Organizing Partners:


Don't miss your chance to be seen! Columbia-Greene Media is offering a  special advertising wrap promoting the annual Chatham OctoberFeast - ad registration deadline  is September 25, event is October 6. Click here for more info. And if you are in need of SEO,  Website Builds, Facebook Lead Generation Campaigns, learn more by clicking here.

Royal Meadery will be at the 4th Annual Drink Albany on October 5! Last year this event SOLD OUT, so make sure to get our tickets early - a limited amount of discounted Early Bird tickets will be available until tomorrow, 9/21/18.  Click here for tickets to this  pop-up New York State craft beverage market and tasting event. 

The Bethlehem Children's School will be holding a Fall Equinox Celebration this Saturday, September 22. Bring your picnic blanket and chair and enjoy music by Raisinhead! 12-4pm, $10 (kids under 12 free)

Join Jai Yoga School for their Harvest Moon Retreat from September 27-30. This event is perfect if you are looking to  reset, renew and fill your cup. The retreat will be held in Manchester, VT and includes  Meditation, Yoga Classes, Kirtan, Yoga Nidra, Storytelling, Campfire, Dinner Thursday night, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Friday and Saturday and Breakfast Sunday. Good people, good vibes, connection and practice. To book please email Meg.

Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company is now offering  Matcha Green Tea Sugar Scrub! Visit the site to purchase.

You are invited to Curls and Cocktails, presented by Rain Hair Studio on Friday, October 12. During this evening of education and fun, learn about products and how to style your hair the same way it looks when you walk out of the salon after an appointment. 4-7pm, appetizers and a cocktail will be provided along with raffles and door prizes.

What is the CarFit Program? It's a FREE, interactive and  educational program designed to improve older driver safety. Trained volunteers provide information to ensure the safest "fit" for older drivers and their vehicles.  This event is scheduled to take place in the Bethlehem YMCA's back parking lot on Tuesday, October 2 Appointments are scheduled in half hour blocks from 9a,-12:30pm. Pl ease schedule your appointment with the front desk. 

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 at the  "Organizing for Downsizing"  with  Organize Senior Moves . This  September 28 (corrected date)  event will be held at  1pm  at the  Bethlehem Public Library

Don't miss the  Slingerland Vault Fundraiser at Garden Bistro 24 The Friends of the Slingerland Family Burial Vault, headed by the Bethlehem Town Historian, was formed late last year to facilitate the restoration and preservation of this historic property which is part of the Slingerland Historic District. The Slingerlands Garden Bistro 24 is donating  15% of all food  and beverage sales (eat in or take-out) from 3pm to closing on Tuesday, September 25. Reservations are strongly recommended:  518.439.3832.  The menu for the fundraiser offers a unique 3-course meal for $24, featuring  ingredients from local farms including vegetables from the Bethlehem Central Middle School Garden Club (ordering from the main menu also qualifies for the fundraiser).

Did you hear the news? Albany Braces is sending 2 Adults & 3 Children to the New York ComicCon on October 7! Click here to enter.

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.

Football season has officially kicked off! Swifty's Restaurant & Pub has some amazing food specials, and  $3 16oz Utica Club cans. Don't miss a minute of the action!

On September 26, Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Centre will host a fundraiser for The Jonathan Carey Foundation from 5:30-7:30pm. If you are interested in making a donation for their raffle, please email the foundation. Or attend the event and support the cause - learn about our successes in advocating for the disabled,and meet some of the other families impacted by similar tragedies to Jonathan's. Click here for the event flyer which includes full details.

September is Hunger Action Month and Sunmark Federal Credit Union is not only spreading the word about hunger, but taking action to address it. Find out how, and see how you can help, by clicking here

What do YOU think about Art on the Rail Trail's work along the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail?  Art on the Rail Trail, a committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, has put together a five-minute survey. We want to know what the community thinks and wants: what pieces do you like? Where would you like to see future pieces of public art? Who would you like to create them?
Please click here to take the survey.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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Delmar, NY 12054

159 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

2 Howard Place, Suite 1
Delmar, NY 12054

5 Vista Boulevard
Slingerlands, NY 12159

26 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110

16 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY 12211

241 Route 9W, Suite 300
Glenmont, NY 12207

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Labbie Electrical Contractors
180 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054


Albany Financial Group has been serving the Capital Region for 45 years! They  help their clients take a comprehensive look at all of their financial objectives and collaborate with them to develop a plan to try to best reach those objectives. Learn more about them below.

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


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.


Congratulations to Steven Kroll for being named EMT of the year! He has been an EMT since 1982- click here to read more about Steven
and  to see the full list.


The Fall Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collections for the Town of Bethlehem will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 8am-1pm. Please see the website calendar for important instructions including a list of acceptable items.  Questions about Town Recycling? Email or call 518.439.4955 ext.1510.

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.    
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View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

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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.


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