in this issue

Saturday's Summer Solstice Festival and Hike-a-thon presented by Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy was a great success.  The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce was pleased to support this event and join over 70 businesses and non-profits who were in attendance along the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail.

It was a nice night for making connections at our June Networking Mixer on Tuesday on the patio of Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar in Delmar.  See Photo Gallery.   

Pioneer Bank Glenmont Grand Reopening
329 Glenmont Road, Glenmont
Tuesday, June 30, 5:30 Ribbon Cutting
Open House 5-7pm

Join us to celebrate the Grand Reopening of the most innovative banking center in Glenmont!


Business For Breakfast: 
Information Technology in Today's Connected World
Bethlehem Public Library
Wednesday, July 1, 8am
$5 Member/$15 Non-Member

Learn how to utilize cloud technologies to reduce cost, increase productivity and empower your employees, and protect your valuable business data.

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   


Ribbon Cutting and Grand Reopening
266 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Monday, July 6, 5 pm

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of this new salon and spa in Delmar!

Business For Breakfast: 
Save YOUR Energy (for us)

Berkshire Bank, 151 Vly Road, Colonie
Wednesday, July 15, 8am
$5 Member/$15 Non-Member

Cutting energy costs - Where do you start? Does it even make sense to invest in energy upgrades for your business?

In this workshop, Lina Kohandoust of Energy Partner Consultants (EPC) will offer Business Owners, Facility Managers, CFO's & Comptrollers tips on identifying, evaluating & prioritizing energy savings opportunities for your business. From "low-hanging" fruit to innovative energy technologies, see how an investment in energy improvements is interpreted in terms of investment, savings, cash flow, payback and return on investment. Come, and learn how take control of your energy!

Lina Kohandoust has been an energy engineer for over 20 years and has participated, and led projects for commercial, institutional and multi-family residential customers. She has performed many energy audits, engineering feasibility studies and impact evaluations, technology transfer of emerging technologies, and assisted with federal, state and international energy rebate and incentive programs, including brand and collateral development. A few of these organizations include NYSERDA, PG&E, DOE, and various utility companies across the country. In the residential sector, Lina has over 15 years of experience in property management, and renovating, retrofitting and incorporating energy conservation measures in older, single and multi-unit buildings. She is a member of Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE).


Saturday, July 4, 9am-1pm - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Tuesday, June 30, 2:30-6pm
- Tuesday Farmers Market  
      Delmar 1st United Methodist Church,
      428 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

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

If you are interested in having your business or organization's promotional materials included in these outreach efforts, please drop materials to the Chamber office.
Interested in joining us to represent your business or organization at one of the Markets, contact the Chamber to schedule a date and time.  If you have questions, please contact Danielle at 439-0512 or by email

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  

16 Handles in Glenmont is kicking off Summer with a School's Out event on Thursday, June 25, 4-8pm.  Fill a pink cup for $4!! 


Amelia's Garden Sewing Boutique is offering Kids Summer Camp, beginning Monday, July 13 at 9am. Lots of fun projects planned such as headbands, pillowcases and stuffed owl pillow just to name a few. Space is limited so, make sure you sign up sooner than later so you don't miss out. 439-4614.   


The Delmar Fire Department will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Monday July 6th, 2015 from 1PM-6PM. The blood drive is in honor of past Fire Police Captain and our great friend Paul Spagnola, who is recovering from an accident. His care required many units of blood so we are working hard to help aid the Red Cross' efforts by hosting this drive!  For details and reservation phone number, see flyer.    


The Bethlehem Lions Club installed their 2015-2016 officers Wed. June 16th at Normanside Country Club. They are: President: Mike Kanuk, 1st VP: Art Yates. 2nd VP: Liza Tougher, 3rd VP: Doug Schulz, Sec: Gary Tebbetts, Tres: Mike Murphy. For more information on the Bethlehem Lions, contact Mike Kanuk or Steve King, Membership Chair.


Del Lanes in Delmar is offering a Kids Bowl Free Program! Children 15 and under get 2 FREE games per day all summer long! Sign up at this link.    


The Bethlehem YMCA is hosting The 2015 Bethlehem Area YMCA Car Show and Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 27th from 11am-3pm in the back parking lot and at the Pavilion!!  60+ cars and trucks expected. The event will have a DJ, food and drinks, bounce houses, cotton candy, face painting, vendors, and basket raffles! Kids 12 and under FREE, everyone else is $2.00. For details see the flyer.  If you would like to enter a car, be a vendor, or have any questions please contact Rusty Decker at 439-4394.       


Ben's Jammin' Treasures in Slingerlands is offering a Summer Paint, Dip and Sip Special - Invite 6 friends you come free , or invite 10 friends and two people come free (#11 -you, #12). You choose the day, time and picture you would like to paint. We supply the art supplies, chips, salsa and painting guidance. You supply the creativity and any beverages you may like. Call 729-5445.   


From 6/1-8/1/2015 Grassroot Givers will be collecting bathing suits for children at the Arbor Hill Community Center. Children in urban areas are not allowed to wear clothing in the public pools. Many of their families cannot afford to purchase bathing suits. Please go to www.grassrootgivers.org to make a donation. 100% of your donation directly supports our summer projects.    


The Delmar Kiwanis Foundation will hold its 2015 Annual Golf Outing for Charity on Monday, August 3 at the Normanside Country Club. Proceeds for this event benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center and local Kiwanis projects for children. Kiwanis Club of Delmar is looking for Sponsors for this great event. To sponsor the event download the sponsorship form here. If you are a golfer and would like to participate in this event download the registration form here.    


Yanni's Too new Food Truck is available for your Summer parties or event!  Choose from a wide menu of unique food items that will come to you, including Clam Rolls, Mahi Mahi Tacos, Sliders, Korean BBQ and more.  Call Marc Yanni for details at 756-7033.

Since summer came early, Breathe Massage Therapy is offering several June Specials! 3 Swedish Massages for $180; 3 Deep Tissue Massages for $199. Call today to schedule an appointment, 621.7979. We also will be adding NEW SERVICES July 1st, Stay tuned! 

Please join us to celebrate the publication of "Truro Light A Journey From Ocean to Bay". Photographs by Joseph Schuyler at Perfect Blend Cafe on Thursday, June 25 from 5-7. For a decade, award-winning Delmar photographer Joseph Schuyler trained his lens on the cherished but always surprising landscape of Truro, a 300-year old village in the remotest corner of Cape Cod. Books will be available for viewing and purchase. Cash or checks will be accepted.

Summer reading at Bethlehem Public Library. Sign up for this program begins on Monday, June 22. Hero-themed programs for all ages - even adults! Prizes, activities and special events to keep you reading all summer long! See the website for schedules and more information.

July 4th is Family Day at the  Bethlehem Elm Avenue Park and Town Pool!  Activities run from 12-4pm and include Geurtze's Famous Chicken BBQ, Magic Show (pool area), Saxophone Sam, Old Time Baseball Game with the 1864 NY Mutuals vs. the Bethlehem BRAVES (Elm Ave Park Field #5), Balloonist (pool area), Air Bounce rides, About Face air brush face painting (pool area) and Live Music by Blue Hand Luke (pool area). For all times and details visit the website.

Delmar Famers Market named to Daily Meal Web Site List of Top 101 Markets in the Country. This is the third consecutive year the Delmar market has been ranked among the best in the nation by the site.
"We appreciate the recognition and it shows that what we are doing works," said Mark Warford, President. "We focus on our mission of being a producer only market and work with our vendors to bring the best to the community every week. A lot of the credit goes to Market Manager Paul Tick, who works so hard to coordinate things and keep the market running smoothly."
The link to the complete list of the 101 top farmers markets on the Daily Meal site can be found here:

The Delmar Farmers Market is open Saturdays, 9am-1pm for the season.  Visit over 50 vendors for farm fresh produce, crafts and food stands. At the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue every Saturday through December.     
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!  



Nelson Dental Healthcare 

Katie Diamond 

274 Delaware Avenue

Delmar, NY 12054

(5180 439-9994 


Owens Corning

Joe Blair

1277 Feura Bush Road

Feura Bush, NY 12067

(518) 475-3604


South Albany Airport Corp. 

Ted Zabinski 

6 Old School Road

Selkirk, NY 12158

(518) 281-5430 


Broadway Bound Performing Arts Academy

Lindsay Dashew 

785 Delaware Ave (Upper Level)

Delmar, NY 12054

(917) 447-6499


Loredana's Hair Studio & Spa

Loredana Cicero 

266 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 439-9309


Poise Studios 

Karli Goering 

5 Vista Blvd.

Slingerlands, NY 12159

(518) 461-5055 


Rise Engineering

Joe Frey

16B Petra Lane

Albany, NY 12205

(518) 935-1724 


Love It or Cut It-Salon, Spa & Barber

Nikki Carkner

821 Route 9W

Glenmont, NY 12077

(518) 635-4176


Taco Bell

Opening August 2015
Jessica Woodburn
351 Route 9W
Glenmont, NY  12077


 TG Associates CPAs, PLLC

Thomas Goodfellow

P O Box 238

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 424-6776


  Coldwell Banker Prime Properties 

Bob Sandberg 

1345 New Scotland Road

Slingerlands, NY 12158

(518) 439-9600 



"Breathing Lights," a public art project that aims to illuminate hundreds of vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy, has been selected as one of four winners in the Bloomberg Public Arts Challenge.Conceived by Adam Frelin and Barbara Nelson, "Breathing Lights" will fill empty homes - on the market and in good shape - with gently pulsing lights that simulate breathing. The project was submitted by Albany on behalf of all three cities, which will cooperate with public and private partners including the R.P.I. Lighting Research Center.  Three other winners were announced by Bloomberg Tuesday morning: Gary, Indiana ("ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen," combining visual and culinary arts); Los Angeles ("CURRENT: LA River," emphasizing water conservation); and Spartanburg, S.C. ("Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light," addressing crime through art on National Night Out).  The "Breathing Lights" submission was announced in March as one of 12 finalists selected from 237 proposals submitted by cities across the nation and Puerto Rico. Open to municipalities of at least 30,000, the Bloomberg Public Art Challenge promised the winning cities "up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development." For more on the project and the Bloomberg contest, see the website.

Solarize Albany invites you to their Kickoff on Thursday July 9, 6:30-8:00 PM at The Linda, WAMC Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave, Albany. Join other Albany County residents in bringing low cost solar energy into our community. Celebrate the start of the 2015 community solar campaign. Light refreshments to be served. For more information on Solarize Albany  click here

The Capital Region Economic Dev- elopment Council (CREDC) will be holding sessions for CFA training in the coming weeks.
Upcoming CFA Workshops:
Friday, June 26, 2015, 10 A-12:30 P.  
Lake George, Fort William Henry Hotel
Register Here
Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10 A.- 12:30 P.
Hudson, Columbia Greene Community College.  Register Here

CEG The Center For Economic Growth will host the 2015 Technology Innovation Awards on Thursday, June 25, 12 pm at the Albany Marriott.  The event  recognizes and honors our region's most innovative and growth-oriented companies and individuals for superior achievements. Please join us to celebrate and honor this year's winners and for a special video tribute to our beloved colleague and friend, Jeffrey A. Lawrence. For details, sponsorship opportunities and to register, visit the website.


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