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It was a full house and a great night of networking for the Chamber's 30th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday night at the Cyprus Shrine Center in Glenmont, catered by 2Shea Catering. Photo Credit:  Just Picture It

We presented five awards during the evening to the following award recipients, pictured with Bethlehem Chamber President Jennifer Kilcoyne - John Croce (not pictured) & Paul Pagnotta (seventh from left), Four Corners Pharmacy for Business Persons of the YearSteve Petersen (sixth from left), Citizen of the YearJeremy Martelle (fourth from left), Community Spirit; Jeffrey Buenau (last on left) & Michael Buenau (fifth from left), Buenau's Opticians for Lifetime Achievement and Scott Landry (second from left), Clara Racette (third from left) and Caroline Ayers (front row) with Sydney's Cycling Sauces,Youth Award. Photo Gallery coming soon.  Photo Credit: Just Picture It

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

Pioneer Bank 5th Anniversary Celebration 
184 Delaware Ave, Delmar
 Wednesday, May 6, 5pm 

Join us to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Pioneer Bank in Delmar.  The evening will feature a Restaurant Week Preview...samplings from restaurants participating in Bethlehem's Restaurant Week 2015 to be held on Monday, May 11 through Sunday,
May 17.


For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   
Bethlehem Restaurant Week!
Monday, May 11 - Sunday, May 17, 2015
At Participating Restaurants
 View Restaurants

Support our local restaurants by dining out this week and enjoy a 3-course meal for $20.15!

Free Movement Pilates
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening 
500 Kenwood Ave., Delmar
 Wednesday, May 13, 4:30pm 

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of Free Movement Pilates in Delmar!  Tour the pilates studio, meet the instructors and enjoy appetizers, drinks and giveaways during the event. 

Stram Center for Integrative Medicine  
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening 
90 Adams Place, Delmar
Saturday, May 16, 11am

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Stram Center for Integrative Health.  Tour the new 6,000 square foot location in Delmar, meet the staff and practitioners and learn about the Center's event and services, including integrative medicine, healthy cooking classes, yoga, acupuncture and more. 

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   

Applications Available Online

The Town of Bethlehem was successful in its application to the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal for the creation of a Microenterprise Grant Program.  The Town will receive $200,000 to provide grants to eligible Microenterprises, emerging, and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand within the Town of Bethlehem.  It is anticipated that a minimum of ten (10) businesses will be assisted with the awarded grant funds.  Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $35,000 and can be used to purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures and to meet working capital needs. 
Businesses who are interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process but were unable to attend the information sessions, may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation.     

View the Grant Application  

For additional information:  
contact Elizabeth Staubach, Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 439-4955 ext. 1189

Bethlehem Art Association Spring Exhibit!

A new exhibit of the Bethlehem Art Association members is on display at the Chamber.  Stop by during regular business hours to view the works from local Bethlehem artists.  For more information on the Association, visit their website.
The Bethlehem YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day on Saturday April 25th from 10:00-1:00pm in the Arena!  This event helps kick off the summer season while promoting healthy living and getting active!  We will have 3 bounce houses, music, vendors, food, hockey, soccer, basketball and so much more! And it's FREE!!  For details see the website.
TOP FORM Delmar will offer a CPR/AED Course on Saturday, May 2 at 12:00pm. Join us for this American Heart Association sponsored course and learn proper methods for CPR and AED. Tickets are $60 each. For info or to register call 518-451-9283.     

Take Back My Day will present a workshop titled "Time to Smell the Roses? Balancing Business and Leisure in the Summer" which will address the topic of balancing the demands of business with enjoying summertime activities. Luncheon and workshop will be held on May 21, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Provence Restaurant in Stuyvesant Plaza. Register online here.

BodyBrite in Delmar is offering a Mother's Day Facial Special...Buy one for Mom and get one yourself for 50% off (up to a $49 value)!  Call 439-7960 or stop by their 190 Delaware Avenue Delmar location.   


Olsen's Hardware and Garden Center is proud to announce we are the new go to pick up for Field Goods which offerslocal produce from small farms. Place your order with them and pick it up with us on Wednesdays!  


Friends of Parks and Recreation is looking for  YOU to volunteer for "I Love My Park Day" on May 2 at Selkirk Park, visit the website here . The first 50 volunteers to register by April 17 will receive a Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation t-shirt

The UAlbany Weekend MBA Program will host an Information Session on Saturday, April 25, 10-11am at Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber, 5 Computer Dr S Albany, NY. Come attend our information session, and learn how the Weekend MBA Program can power up your career. Speak firsthand with the program director, students and alumni, tour the Executive Education Center, discuss any specific questions or concerns you may have about the program, and find out if the program is the right fit for you! For more information or to register contact Don Purdy at 956-8381. 

The Cue Theatre will present Disney Cabaret, a night of songs from your favorite Disney musicals, Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $15/Adults & $10/Students. Available at the door or order online. Visit their website for more upcoming shows!

TO LIFE! Celebrates the Women in our Lives

17th Annual Gala on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Franklin Plaza in Troy. Featuring a culinary extravaganza,
silent auction, wine pull, and music by the Steve Berger Ensemble, the evening celebrates breast cancer survivors and the community that so lovingly supports each and every survivor. Gala co-chairs, Penny LaRocque and Joanne Riddett, are quick to point out "The gala has always been a joyous way to honor our breast cancer survivors, anyone in any stage of treatment.  It's yet another way To Life!'s outreach to those who need us truly works."  Tickets for the Gala can be obtained by contacting the To Life! office (518) 439-5975 or by registering online. Tickets are $50.00 in advance or $55.00 at the door.  Proceeds from the event stay local to provide educational programs and support services for women and families dealing with breast cancer.


Colonial Acres Golf Club will offer a Bethlehem Chamber Business to Business Spring/Summer League beginning on May 18th. There will 2-player teams with a Point style format, this will be a fun league with a great way to network with other members. Men and women are encouraged to join. The cost is $199 per player. To register or for more information call 518-439-2089. And if you need a few lessons before you start just stop by and talk to Dale or John.     


The Town of Bethlehem will host several Community Town Hall Meetings in the coming months.  Community town hall meetings are an opportunity for citizens to speak directly with town-wide officials and discuss town issues and specific community concerns. They are scheduled in neighborhood centers throughout the town. An agenda is set around initiatives and concerns specific to the area. Citizens are also welcome to provide open comment on other issues of concern to town residents and leaders.  Come to share your views with Supervisor Clarkson, Town Board members, and other town officials. Community Town Halls scheduled for this Spring:  Glenmont/Selkirk May 14 (Thu) 7pm at Glenmont School, 328 Route 9W
Elsmere/Delmar May 21 (Thu) 7pm at Elsmere Fire Department, 15 West Poplar Drive and Slingerlands/North Bethlehem June 11 (Thu) 7pm at Slingerlands Fire Department, 1520 New Scotland Road.  For more details, visit the website


Security Supply Corp located in Selkirk, is pleased to announce they are now a part of WinWholesale, headquartered in Dayton, OH!  Don't worry, our name doesn't change, and neither does our standard of bringing you the best products in plumbing, heating and air conditioning products at our 12 locations in the Northeast. We're as dedicated as ever to our customers and look forward to growing our business even more in the coming years as a part of WinWholesale! 


Shawna's Dogs in Glenmont will be holding some Training Classes in the coming week:   Intermediate Obedience Wednesday 4/22 at 7:45p $120 6wks. To sign up, call 518-937-2544 or email today!

La Empanada Llama is now offering Banana, Apple, quinoa, oats and flaxseed muffins! Completely dairy free, gluten free and no sugar added. They are a perfect anytime snack, and are very filling only $2.00 each!


National Bank of Coxsackie is pleased to announce beginning on April 14th, 2015 we will be offering Mobile Remote Deposit! 

Now you can take a picture of your check and deposit it directly to your account through our mobile app!  


Bethlehem Business Women will hold their Annual Tag Sale & Bake Sale on Saturday, April 25 at the Delmar Reformed Church. Drop off goods on Friday, April 24 between 12:15 and 2pm. For details on the types of items requested, see the flyer. 

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine will hold "The Paleo Project on Monday, April 27 at 6 pm. Learn how to use food as your vehicle to meet your health goals with our educational cooking demonstration! The Paleo Project will include training on what Paleo is, how it can help your overall health, and how to incorporate it in your cooking and your life!
Chef and local restaurateur, LJ Goldstock, who regained his health through the paleo lifestyle will be hosting, along with the Stram Center's Jennifer Mager. Call 518.689.2244 to register / $35.00. Read more about paleo on our blog!

The Bethlehem Public Library recently updated its Library Catalog. Log in to your account and take a look around! We've even scheduled some demonstrations of the updated system in April to help you get acquainted with all it has to offer.Demonstrations will be held on Monday, April 27 at 2pm.

Ben's Jammin" Treasures will hold a Soul-er Power Painting class on Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 pm. Learn how to paint with chalk, clay and mineral paint. Thursday evening classes are a casual class of relaxing, connecting and creating. Bring in a small piece of furniture to paint. This piece should be small enough for you to carry alone, and fit in the passenger seat of your car. (small table, stool, chair, lamp) 
In this class you will learn the basics of painting with clay, chalk and mineral paint. Learn how to mix colors, different brush strokes. 2 color paint technique, distressing, and what is the best finish for your piece and how to apply it. For more info click here

School's Out Inc has opened registration for their Summer Program 2015. Begin- ning June 29 through September 4, full days of fun-filled activities for children grades 1-6.  For themes and details, see the flyer.

The Dance Experience of Delmar has some great Summer Camp programs available in July. Ages 3-6:July 20-24, 9am-Noon, $135/week, Theme: TBD (performance - 7/24 at 11:30am) Ages 6-12: July 13-17, 8am-4pm ($235/wk), 9-13 ($210/wk), 8-12($150/wk)* (performance - 7/17 at 3:30pm) July 27-31, 8am-4pm ($235/wk), 9-13 ($210/wk), 8-12($150/wk)* (performance - 7/31 at 3:30pm) *additional fee for entrance and transportation to field trips. Ages 10+ Intensive (must have 3 yrs exp) July 20-24, 12:30pm-4:30pm, $180/wk
August 10-14, 12:30pm-4:30pm, $180/wk. For more information, call 463-1195. 

Selkirk Fire Department's Annual Open House and RecruitNY event will be held on Sunday, April 26 from 12-4pm.  The event will feature all 3 of Selkirk's Fire Companies. Located behind our Glenmont Road station, prepare for an afternoon of fun! There will be a display of the various department apparatus and a short demonstration of each truck. There will be food and bounce-house. 

Tuesday Delmar Farmers' Market, 

428 Kenwood Avenue - First United Methodist Church Parking lot, begins May 5th and runs through November 24th, 2:30PM - 6:00PM. Enjoy some great local products like fruits and vegetables, fresh artisan breads, gourmet cheese spreads, local honey, homemade desserts, fresh flowers and plants and more. Also enjoy a relaxing chair massage and get some great take out food for dinner. For more information, contact - Frank Stanton, President 518-756-8228.


 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! Follow us on Instagram @16handlesglenmont for announcements and line-ups.  

Add an event to our Community Calender here and click Submit an Event, it's free!  



Field Realty

Peter Tryon

1511 New Scotland Rd.

Slingerlands, NY 12159



Merriman and Pfister's Marketplace

Kathy Agneta

388 Kenwood Ave  (Back of Bldg)

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 588-7268


Ruth Jacobs, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach 

Ruth Jacobs 

511 Kenwood Ave. Apt. B

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 817-3486



Susan Gola 

1399 Vischer Ferry Road

Clifton Park, NY 12065

(518) 952-6040 


Hands of Grace Massage Therapy 

Caitlin Lane Elston 

274 Delaware Avenue, Suite 2B 

Delmar, NY  12054

(518) 588-5194 


Hannigan Law Firm 

Tim Hannigan 

388 Kenwood Avenue

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 869-9911


Brady Agency 

Neal Brady 

50 Delaware Avenue

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 439-3017 


VIP Nail

Sam Pan

365 Feura Bush Road # 2

Glenmont, NY 12077

(518) 487-4069


It's Fur Real Mobile Pet Spa

Sandra Porter-Gonyea

P.O. Box 46

Westerlo, NY  12193

(518) 469-3657


Community Preservation Corporation 

 Michael Skrebutenas 

54 State Street Suite 201

Albany, NY 12207

(518) 463-1776


New York State Restaurant Association

409 New Karner Road

Albany, NY  12205
(518) 452-4222


CarePatrol of the Capital District

Richard Curry

P O Box 38107

Albany, NY 12203

(518) 391-9505


Crystal Cobert 

1882 New Scotland Road, Ste 200

Slingerlands, NY 12159

(518) 429-2909 


David Golub, SVP E-Commerce  

& Government Relations 

1395 New Scotland Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
(518) 478-0688   


David Golub, SVP E-Commerce
& Government Relations  

329 Glenmont Road
Town Squire Plaza
Glenmont, NY 12077
(518) 433-4700

Donna Reynolds. Lic. Ac.
Donna Reynolds
278 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 478-9217 



CEG The Center for Economic Growth and the Greater Capital Region Workforce Investment Boards invite you to Putting Careers in Education Panel Discussion, School-Business Partnerships Building Skills
and a 21st Century Workforce on Tuesday, April 28, 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM at The Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany.  The event is free of charge and Complimentary hot breakfast will be served.
The panel discussion will include leading industry experts and professionals in workforce and education about how we can strengthen school-business partnerships to build skills and prepare students to compete in a 21st century workforce. Come learn more about what successful business-education partnerships exist in the region and how we can improve collaboration.  It is up to educational institutions and employers to capitalize on aligning education with the needs of industry. The time to do it is now!  Panelists include: David Davis, President, Simmons Machine Tool Corporation;  Paul DiCaprio, President, Specialty Silicone Products;  Kristine Duffy, Ed.D., President, SUNY Adirondack; Doug Leavens, Director of Career and Technical Education, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES.  All attendees will receive summary of existing business-education partnerships and best practices discussed.  Register Online


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