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The Holidays have officially begun in Town, with the Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting (top) and the lighting of the Menorah (bottom) during Chanukah Wonderland this past weekend. 

Chamber Directory

It's time for the 2013 Bethlehem Chamber Directory!
The new compact, glossy format of the 2102 Directory was very well received by business members and the community.  Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your business in this year-round resource for the Bethlehem community. 10,000 copies will be printed and distributed. Reserve ad space now.  For details and rate sheet, click
here or contact Sue O'Donnell  at the Spotlight, 439-4949 ext. 17 

The Chamber asks members to login to your Chamber account to make any updates to your record by December 28, so your most current information is included in the 2013 print directory.  If you cannot locate your login info, please contact us at 439-0512 or 


Visit participating businesses with your Holiday Shopping Card and receive specials or discounts during the month of December.  The Holiday Shopping Card was distributed at the Bethlehem Turkey Trot, in the November 28th edition of the Spotlight Newspaper and at businesses throughout town. If you don't have your card, stop at the Bethlehem Chamber office, 318 Delaware Ave, Suite 11, and pick one up today, while supplies last.
For additional details and a list of participating businesses, click here



2013 Bethlehem Chamber Health Plans and Rates
 are now available on our website. If you are a current member with insurance or are looking for health insurance, now is the time to do so. Open Enrollment has begun and will run through December 31, 2012. For additional information please contact Monique at 439-0512 or

The new street map of the Town of Bethlehem featuring local businesses is complete. Free copies of the map are available at the Bethlehem Chamber office, Town Hall. Town Parks and Recreation, local Post Offices and at various businesses around town. 

View the online version of the Town map here.


State of the Town
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:45-9 AM
Bethlehem Town Hall

 Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 11 AM
Berkshire Bank, Slingerlands

Tri-Chamber Breakfast Mixer
Friday, February 22, 2013, 8 AM
Crossgates Mall Food Court

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,

Balance Massage Studio is holding a food drive for the Bethlehem Food Pantry. Stop by their location at 316 Delaware Ave, Main Square Shoppes and drop off an item for donation. They will be accepting donations up to Dec. 20th. Massage also makes a great gift for the holidays! Remember to pick up a gift certificate for a loved one while you are there.

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited is pleased to invite your organization to participate in the first annual Bethlehem Community Spelling Bee, through sponsoring a team.  This February 8, teams of 3-5 adults will compete for the title of Best Spellers in Bethlehem on the BCMS stage in front of a live audience. Prizes will be awarded. The team entry fee of $100 will benefit the BOU programs outlined in the enclosed brochure. For more information or to sponsor a team please click here.

Grille One Six Five at Normanside is featuring a new Happy Hour Menu from 4pm-7pm Tuesday-Friday including $4 after 4 pub fare appetizers along with $5 Martini's and $5 House Wines, drink specials plus various other beer specials. The bar and lounge provides a great place for networking, catching up with friends or getting out for an evening.  

 The Floral Garden, your local, full-service floral shop in Delmar is offering Holiday Design Classes in December for class times, dates and costs click here. Limited space available, call 478-7232 to reserve your spot.


The Albany Devils will offer a Holiday Business Special for each of their four December games. For $300, your business will receive 25 tickets and a table on their Concourse to advertise. Staff and family members can have their picture taken with the Devils Dawg at the game! For more information, contact Adam Banko at 433-8457 ext. 5221.

Milestone Restaurant will be offering Christmas Eve Take-Out Packages for up to 6 or 12 people, which include appetizer, entree, potato, vegetable and dessert, prepared by award-winning Chef Michael. See meal options here. Must be ordered by 12/20 for pick-up between 2 and 3 pm on Christmas Eve. 436-3480 to reserve.     


 Bethlehem Lions Club 26th Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale
Check out the selection of 6-8 ft Fresh Nova Scotia Balsam trees at 538 Route 9W Glenmont mile south of Feura Bush Rd -Property of Gould Erectors & Riggers. Sales Hours: Sat & Sun-9AM to 5 PM (Month of December). All Trees $35/ Wreaths $10  For additional information contact 518-439-9628. All proceeds are used to fund community programs for the sight and hearing impaired.




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.    



For all member and community events visit our Events Calendar.



CM Fox Real Estate LLC
Lynn Kingsbury
333 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 391-5309

H & R Block
Donna Chow
180 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-1730

Passero Associates
Dave Taillon
112 State St
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 934-8804 

Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
Kirsten Blanchard and Daniel Peters
214 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

Four Paws Inn, Inc

Lauren Bachner
759 Route 9W
Glenmont, NY 12077
(518) 767-9718

Four Corners Frame Shop 
  Sandra Onderdonk
379 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-4900

Wm. Stannard & Sons
Edward Stannard 
92 Rock City Road
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 768-8307 
Kristen Costantini
391 Wemple Road
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 210-0852


  For additional new members visit our New Member page 




The Center for Economic Growth and GlobalFoundries have launched Tech Valley Connection for Education and Jobs, a 13-county trial laboratory,bringing schools and high tech businesses together to shape the workforce for tomorrow.  For more information, visit the website


The Community Loan Fund and The Legal Project will offer a free Small Business Legal Clinic on Thursday evening, December 20 at The Legal Project in Stuyvesant Plaza.  Attorneys with expertise in business-related issues will be available to provide free half-hour consultations on a variety of topics including how to establish a business, trademarks and copyrights, contracts, licenses, franchises, real estate, etc.

Call 435-1770 to schedule your appointment.   



CDTA's 5-day and 7-day calendar passes will be replaced by their Rolling Swiper equivalents. The Rolling Swiper is a discounted monthly pass in 5-day ($55) and 7-day ($65) options that allow riders to start using their pass at any time. For more information regarding this change, contact CDTA's Customer Information Center at 482-8822 or visit 




 Visit the Chamber's Website for all upcoming events and news! 

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

Important Links and Resources



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.


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