in this issue

  View the Photo Gallery to see all the pictures from the Chamber's 30th Annual Awards Dinner on April 17 at the Cyprus Shrine Center in Glenmont. More photos also on Facebook, feel free to tag and share.  Photo Credit:  Just Picture It


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
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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 a schedule of workshops and demonstrations, visit the RSVP link above.


Organize Senior Moves  
Ribbon Cutting
261 Elm Ave, Town Park, Delmar
Tuesday, May 19, 5pm
Join us to celebrate the addition of a new van to their fleet and find out about OSM's Franchising opportunities.

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


As part of the Chamber's Buy Bethlehem Buy Local Initiative, we will be representing our Member businesses at two Farmer's Markets beginning in June and assembling Welcome Packets for distribution to new residents and new employers. 

If you are interested in having your business or organizations promotional materials included in these outreach efforts, please drop materials to the Chamber office
by Friday, May 29.  If you have questions, please contact Danielle at 439-0512 or by email.

Voted a Top Work Place in the Times Union

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services-Blake Realtors

CAP COM Federal Credit Union

Capital Region Special Surgery

Community Care Physicians

Marvin and Company, P.C.

Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany

O'Connell and Aronowitz

ShopRite Supermarkets

Stewart's Shops

Trustco Bank

Don't forget Mothers Day is only two weeks away! Get a gift she will love! Hands of Grace Massage Therapy is offering a 75 minute session for $75 or 90 minute for $95. Call today at 518-588-5194!

It's the season...the Magnolias are all starting to bloom!!!  The Pine Hollow Arboretum Visitor Center will be open from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday starting this weekend. Extended hours will start later in the season.  Stop by for a bit of Spring!

This Saturday, May 2nd Shannon's Barber Shop will be CLOSED due to the barbers volunteering at the St. Baldricks organization for kids with cancer!  If you would like to come out and support it will be held at Proctors in Schenectady. We will be there from 1-4pm all of your support is much appreciated!!

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. 

Kinderhook Bank is pleased to announce the opening of their newest branch at 782 Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham.  The Latham branch is their third location in Albany County along with other branches in downtown Albany and Delmar. There is a special new account promotion for a Money Market Savings and eFreedom Checking account with a free gift while supplies last.  A Facebook contest has been launched and a ribbon-cutting & grand opening will be held in mid-May.

Are you a Yankees fan? Here's a great opportunity to purchase tickets to a game. Jon Phillips from A Phillips Hardware is offering some great seats to see a game. Specific and multi-ticket games available see the flyer for dates. The seats are the Jim Beam Suite seats behind home plate; free popcorn and peanuts as well as private bar/bathrooms.  If interested in tickets; please email Jon Phillips  or Pete Jeram.

The Cheese Traveler is proud to announce that they have received their Liquor license and are now serving wine, beer and cider in the shop. They are also able to sell beer and cider for you to take home. Stop by and enjoy a beverage with lunch.

Get ready for a Fiesta at Los Panchos Mexican Restaurant. Join them for Cinco de Mayo on May 5 and enjoy some great Mexican food. 

Great news - Color Dash 5K is coming to Bethlehem Central Schools!  Walk, run, skip, jump - in color on May 17 at Elm Ave Town Park. 50% of the proceeds will benefit BC's Elementary Physical Education program. Register online. Read more about the event here. Thanks to Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited, Delmar Rotary, and the Bethlehem Elementary Physical Education departments for sponsoring this event. 
Greenfest is a free, fun community event held annually at The Bethlehem Children's School, 12 Fisher Blvd, Slingerlands, NY. This year's event will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 10am-3pm. There will be food, music, children's activities, vendors, information from local non-profits, a bounce house, and more! 
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 offers local 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. 

Ben's Jammin' Treasures now has their list of available classes for May. If you are interested in arts and crafts this is the place for you. Remember that they also have a great gift shop if you're looking for something special or unique for Mother's Day. 

The Cue Theatre will present The Odd Couple (Female version), Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at 7:00pm. Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. Hilarity ensues! Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door. 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! 


School's Out Inc has opened registration for their Summer Program 2015. Beginning 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. 

Bethlehem History Hike of South Bethlehem - Saturday. May 9
Meet in the parking lot of the South Bethlehem Park for an exploration of South Bethlehem, now a quiet hamlet, once a bustling community with a hotel, stores and station on the West Shore Railroad. Take in the Onesquethaw Creek, Baumes-Snyder House and the Methodist Church. The route is on sidewalks with one steep hill up from Willowbrook Avenue to Bridge Street. Free with pre-registration. Visit the website.

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!  



Bethlehem Mickey Mantle, Inc.

Steve Peterson

159 Delaware Ave #208

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 469-8772


Field Realty 

Peter Tryon 

1511 New Scotland Rd.

Slingerlands, NY 12159

(518) 598-4000


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 


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



New York State's Bridge To Success Loan Program, through Empire State Development, offers Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) access to short-term Loans for these firms.  For details on the program, see the flyer.

If you are not an MWBE business but interested in other Small Business Loan Programs, contact Bethlehem Chamber President Jennifer Kilcoyne at 439-0512.

CEG The Center for Economic Growth and Junior Achievement present
Tech Valley Business Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 6, at the Albany Marriott, Wolf Road, Albany, NY.  Reception at 5:00PM, Dinner Seating at 5:50PM.  Inductees will be James A. Clark, Jr. (1931-2013), Executive Vice President, Armory Auto GroupHugh A. Johnson, Chairman & Chief, Investment Officer, Hugh Johnson Advisors; and George M. Philip, President (ret.), University at Albany and Executive Director (ret.), NYS Teachers' Retirement System.  Register here.


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