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 Phillips Hardware Ribbon Cutting/Grand Re-Opening
Friday, June 15th from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
235 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Join Phillips Hardware as they celebrate the addition of two new lines to their Delmar store (Carhartt clothing line and Stihl power equipment and accessories) while supporting the new development of the Elsmere Playground.  Student artwork will be displayed of hopeful designs for the new playground, along with refreshments and professional martial arts demonstrator (and Delmar store manager) Ric Kaplowitz in martial arts uniform.
 For this weekend only, Phillips Hardware will be donating 20% of all sales to anyone who submits an Elsmere Playground coupon with their purchase.Come out and support your local hardware store and take a look at all of the great updates
they have made to give this store a fresh new look with fresh new brands!  

Night Out at the Ballpark with the

Albany Dutchmen

Wednesday, June 20th, 6:00 pm Mixer, 7:05 pm Game 

Christian Plumeri Sports Complex

No cost to Members/$10 Non-Members 

RSVP  Online 

Come network with business colleagues then enjoy the game with family and friends. Amsterdam Mohawks at Albany Dutchmen. Further details will be announced. Sponsored by Phillips Hardware. View the events  FLYER for more information!      


Mid Year Open Enrollment

CDPHP and MVP offer a mid year open enrollment. June is Open Enrollment for a July 1, 2012 effective date. Do you have employees who need coverage or need to add dependents? Check out our  Health Insurance web page for plans and rates. You can also download the insurance forms. If you have any questions please contact Monique. 



The Chamber's Retail and Hospitality Committee will be promoting our Think and Buy Bethlehem Shop Local initiative at the Delmar Farmer's Market, beginning Saturday, June 2nd.  The Chamber will be promoting member businesses to the public to encourage the use and support of our local businesses.
Member businesses may provide marketing materials, coupons and special offers for distribution at the Market. Please drop materials off (200+ quantity) at the Chamber office by Thursday, June
14th to be included on June 16th.

Member volunteers are also needed to staff the Chamber space throughout the summer and Fall. This is a great opportunity to highlight your business and meet new contacts.
Call the Chamber at 439-0512 or email Caitlin for information.




Colonie Golf
Tri-Chamber Summer Mixer

Wednesday, August 1st, 5:30 pm

$5 Members/$10 Non-Members  

RSVP Online   

   Network and promote your business to members of the Bethlehem, Guilderland and Colonie Chambers, as well as Capital Alliance of Young Professionals (CAYP)   

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Chamber Annual Golf Day

  Monday, September 17,12PM Lunch/1PM Shotgun Start 

  Normanside Country Club  

  RSVP Online 

  Check out our Sponsorship opportunities

Join us for a day of networking and golf with colleagues and friends at beautiful Normanside Country Club in Delmar. 12PM lunch, 1PM Shotgun start, 5:30PM cocktails, 6PM Dinner. Promote your company or organization at this event with a sponsorship, for sponsor opportunities click link above.  




JimapcoBethlehemDon't miss the opportunity to be included on the Bethlehem business map, both print and online versions. Full color ads will appear on 5,000 copies of the print map to be distributed throughout Bethlehem and the Capital District. Show your support of our community while advertising your business. Contact  Shanelle Carter-Maddox at Jimapco, 899-5091 ext. 204 to ensure your space. Reduced rates for member businesses! 



For additional details on all of our upcoming events,
view our 
Chamber Events listing!





The Town of Bethlehem Building Dept has Town of Bethlehem Logorequested businesses to review the information regarding Nonconforming Signs from the Town's Zoning Codes. To see the zoning code for Nonconforming Signs visit our website.


Join the Delmar Wellness Center on Wednesday, June 13th from 7-8:30 PM for a FREE Detox Seminar!  Learn about what you can do to slow down the aging process, shed a few pounds and feel like a person who has some spunk again!  Enjoy this FREE seminar, and enjoy your new outlook on life!  View their FLYER for more information or call 439-5077 to register.  Hurry ONLY 10 seats available!! 


Book Now! to reserve your date to have your party at the Town of Bethlehem Pool!  The Town of Bethlehem residents will a valid pool pass may reserve the "arts & crafts" shelter and surrounding grass area near Splash Islands for partiesView their FLYER for information on the park schedule and Snack Bar PARTY PACKAGES!  


Take advantage of Capital Bank's fantastic 2% APR  consumer loan today!  Whether you are want to buy a NEW car, REMODEL your kitchen or take a family VACATION, a consumer loan from Capital Bank can make anything possible!  View their FLYER for more information, or contact Greg Bruno at (518) 694-5620 to process your loan today.


 Celebrate the Summer Solstice on June 20 along the Heldeberg Hudson Rail Trail! Local Business Opportunity: 

We hope that you take advantage of the potential business that the first "Fireflies and Fairy Tales" event could bring, as the public enjoys a lovely evening along the picturesque trail. Friends of the Rail Trail, a committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, invite you to donate to the event, or provide a special offer to your place of business for those who attend the event.  

Questions? Please contact Lea Montalto-Rook at 

 or 436-6346.

The Rustic Gourmet
is now hosting it's fantastic summer hours!  Everyone has been asking for them, and now they are here.  Stop
into The Rustic Gourmet, Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm to pick up delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees.  Take a look at their new summer menu and specials.  Don't forget you can even order online!

  The Bethlehem Children's School is accepting registrations for its slate of programs offered this summer. Twelve week-long programs are offered for children entering kindergarten through grade two this fall. Eighteen weekly programs are offered for children entering grades three through eight."Our first camp begins bright and early Monday, June 11, and our last program ends the week of August 27 - 31. Each week is different, and each one is an interesting, child-centered program" said Ralph Fahnestock, the school's director of programming, outreach and development and the summer program director. For more information on the summer programs, CLICK HERE.


 Have you noticed everyone wearing TIE DYES? Contact P&C Promotional Printing for your TIE DYE Tshirts, shorts, bucket hats, bandanas, socks, tanks, sleeveless, or sweatshirts!! Looking for certain colors- just ask Patrick or Cathy! 518.768.2769  


Berkshire Bank will close their current branch at 180 Delaware Avenue on Friday, June 22 and open their NEW Delmar Branch at 255 Delaware Avenue on June 25, 2012. They will have a new Community Room that can be booked for meetings. If you are interested in finding out more about booking this space contact Cindy Rosenthal at 475-2591.   


Imperial Travel is now offering a HOT DEAL to Italy!  Book your worry free all inclusive packaged vacation for November 1st-13th and visit the beautiful cities of Venice, Tuscany, and Rome.  This 10 Days/8 Nights package includes Air & Land travel + so much more, all for ONLY $1919.00 per person!  View their flyer, or contact Gloria Van Derpoel at 462-1004 for more information.




Delmar Farmers Market every Saturday,  at the Bethlehem Middle School from 9 am to 1 pm. Join local businesses and farms at this great event that runs every Saturday from June 2nd through December.   


The Delmar Reformed Church will be holding a BLOOD DRIVE this Wednesday, June 13th between 1:00PM - 6:00 PM  (386 Delaware Ave., Delmar).  Please contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment. All presenting donors will receive a Best Buy coupon!    


Bethlehem Garden Tour & Plant Sale is Wednesday, June 13 from 4- 8 pm, rain or shine. The plant sale will be held from 3 - 7pm at the Delmar Presbyterian Church at 585 Delaware Ave. Tickets for the garden tour are $15 and are on sale at the plant sale and at the Slingerlands Price Chopper Parking lot from 4 - 6:30 pm.

Community Clean-Up Day Saturday, June 16 from 9 am - 12 pm. Volunteers are needed and should meet at the Bethlehem Town Hall for supplies and assignments. For additional information or to sign up please contact Robin Nagengast at 439-4955, Ext. 1164 or email her at  


Celebrate the Summer Solstice on June 20 along the Heldeberg Hudson Rail Trail!

Mark your calendar today! Friends of the Rail Trail, a committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy invite you to enjoy the first-ever "Fireflies and Fairy Tales" event, welcoming the public to enjoy free activities like music, international storytellers, theater performers, night creatures, crafts, Yoga in the Wild and refreshments. Activities will take place between Adams Street and Gardner Terrace from 7 - 10 p.m.     


Join Jon Phillips (of Phillips Hardware) and his family to support the 3rd Annual Stride 4 Stride 5K Race/2.5K Community Walk & Wheelchair Roll on Saturday, June 23rd at the Corning Preserve at Albany's Riverfront.  All of the funds raised will go directly to Stride and are 100% secure, tax deductible donations. Stride is a not-for-profit organization which provides over eight thousand free adaptive sports and recreation lessons in 16 different programs to help serve children with special needs and disabilities.  Visit this website to help support Jon and his family!  You can view more information on this event HERE.   


For all member and community events visit our Events Calendar.



Erin Sinisgalli
19 Anna Ct
Selkirk, NY 12158
(518) 330-4412 

DeMichele Designs

William DeMichele
40 Broadway
Albany, NY 12202
(518) 229-8779

McSharry and Associates Realty

Julie Sasso 

PO Box 424

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 439-3547 


Anastasi General Contracting

John Anastasi

313 Elsmere Avenue

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 421-6049


 Threlfall Dog Handling

Stacy Snyder

1406 River Road  

Selkirk, NY 12158  

(518) 209-7988 


 For additional new members visit our New Member page 



Capital Region Economic Development CouncilThe 2012 Regional Economic Development Council will present the next Capital Region Consolidated Funding Workshops on
June 19, 2-4 pm in Hudson at Columbia-Greene Community College and on June 22, 9:30am-12pm in Queensbury at Adirondack Community College.

Up to $750 million dollars will be available through the second round of funding by the Economic Regional Councils. For more info, click here. The next meetings of the Capital Region Economic Development Council will be Friday, June 22 at 2 pm, September 11 at 2pm and November 14 at 9 am.  

Congressman Paul Tonko's office will be offering a training workshop on finding and applying for grants. The workshop will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012, registration begins 9 am and the workshop will be from 9:30 - 11 am and will be held at the Life Sciences Research Building, D'Ambra Auditorium - SUNY Albany (1400 Washington Ave., Albany). Staff from will teach a workshop focused on the registration and find and apply process. Participants can bring a laptop, tablet or other wi-fi enabled mobile device to follow along and bookmark. To register call 518-465-0700 . (A second session may be added if necessary.) 


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