in this issue
Monday we celebrated the Grand Opening of Loredana's Hair Studio & Spa at 266 Delaware Avenue in Delmar.  Owner Loredana Cicero, center, is joined by her team, along with family, friends and representatives of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, including Chamber member reps from Shampoodle, A-1 Merchant Solutions and Berkshire Bank Delmar. View Photo Gallery and see Special Offer in Member News below.


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).

Organize Senior Moves Ribbon Cutting
Elm Avenue Park 
Thursday, July 16, 5pm

Join us to celebrate the addition of a new van to their fleet and find out about OSM's Franchising opportunities for this local business.

July Networking Mixer
20 Marina Drive, Coeymans Landing
Wednesday, July 22, 5-7pm
$5 Members/$15 Non-Members 

Join us for Summer Networking on the water. Enjoy beautiful views of the Hudson and sample food from the menu, while reconnecting with business contacts.

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   
actively promote your business at two upcoming Chamber events

Multi-Chamber Networking and Business Expo 
Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave. Ext, Albany
Wednesday, September 16, 5:30-7pm 
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, along with the Colonie, Guilderland, Southern Saratoga County Chambers, Capital Region Rotary Club, and CAYP (Capital Alliance of Young Professionals), is hosting a multi-chamber networking event at the Polish Community Center in Albany. Featuring members of six business organizations, this event offers a huge opportunity for new business contacts and more!
For a fee of only $200, members will receive: 4 tickets to the event, An 8-ft event table to display company information, A direct link to your website via your company name displayed on all emails pertaining to the event, A direct link to your website via your logo displayed on our website. 
For Sponsorship Inquiries, contact the Chamber at 439-0512. First come, first served! 

Chamber Annual Golf Outing 
Normanside Country Club, Salisbury Rd, Delmar
Monday, September 21
12 Lunch, 1pm Shotgun Start, 5:30pm Dinner and Raffle

Join us for an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking.  The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf, cart, use of practice facilities and locker rooms, bag drop service and dinner.  Fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local non-profit organizations.
To promote your business and be visible at this event, see details on the
Sponsorship Opportunities which include tickets to golf!


The Delaware Avenue Improvement Group (DAIG)'s Business To Business Program  encourages and assists Delaware Avenue businesses in utilizing local Bethlehem businesses when undertaking improvements. The type of projects that businesses will likely be undertaking include painting, signage, landscaping, installing benches, power washing, and more.

A fine example of this beautification is the landscaping facelift completed by Policy Research Associates at 345 Delaware Avenue in Delmar.  New plantings were added front, back and side including planting a couple of new trees with a nice river birch right by the sidewalk on the Delaware side.  See the before (left side) and after (right) photos.

For details on the program and a list of local businesses offering discounts, download the brochure or contact the Chamber at 439-0512.  This initiative is also available to other businesses around town.  Help make Bethlehem shine!    


Next date TBA, 9am-1pm - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Next date TBA, 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  

CrossfitSpur in Glenmont is offering Youth Summer Camps from July 6-August 7 for preschool, school age and junior varsity ages.  See flyer for details or email John to register.   Also,  Tuesday July 14th from 7:15pm to 8:15pm, they will be holding a competition prep class for everyone who is participating in the CrossFit Shatter Summer Slam on August 15 in Albany. The class will consist of strength work, skill practice, workout/event practice, strategy and competition Q&A for first time competitors.   


Too hot to cook?  Milestone Restaurant in Glenmont offers weekly Meal Deals, Tuesday through Thursday nights for $24.95, Take Out Only.  Each Meal Deal serves approximately 4 people and includes 1/2 Tray of Caesar Salad, Fresh Bread and Cashew Pecan Pesto.  This week's Meal Deal choose one of the following: 1/2 Tray of Chicken Parmigiana over Pasta or 1/2 Tray of 3 Cheese Baked Zitiis. No substitutions please. Coupons cannot be applied to this offer. Please call at least an hour before desired pick up time, 518- 436-3480.

Liberate the clutter in your home this Summer. Book online and receive $30 off with Junk King. Visit this link for the discount.   
Broadway Bound Performing Arts Academy  invites you to register for one of their AWESOME summer camps!  Our elementary school week starts early July.  Camps include Broadway Kids and Broadway 101.  Please visit the website for more info!  


The Capitol Region Basketball Boot-Camp is holding Basketball Camp from July 20-24, 9am-4pm at Clayton A. Bouton High School (a.k.a. Voorheesville High School) in Voorheesville. The Capitol Region Basketball Boot-Camp gives boys and girls between the ages of 9-16 the opportunity to engage in a rigorous program of basketball skill development while having fun!  Contact Coach Jahmel G. Samuels 518-729-5580 or 518-210-7173, $250 (Price includes lunch).

Beginning in July, the Boathouse Grille will feature live jazz and acoustic groups every Sunday from 1-4 pm on the deck overlooking the Hudson.  Stop by for some drinks, food and entertainment while taking in the view!  


We love to see the growth of our community at Cornea Consultants of Albany, and we love to support those who need it. We will be donating $1 to the Northeastern Association for the Blind at Albany for every new "like" or follow we get on any of our social media sites, so encourage your friends and family to friend us on Facebook, like us on Pinterest, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. We believe in strengthening our network while supporting this wonderful cause.      

To Life! will present the 17th Annual "Beat the Odds" Educational Forum on Breast Cancer on August 5th at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs. A complimentary breakfast and refreshments will be provided.  Breast cancer patients, survivors, family members, friends, caregivers, and healthcare professionals are most welcome to attend.  Our presenters include Candace Correa, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare and Karen Tedesco, MD, Medical Oncologist, New York Oncology Hematology.
This program is offered free of charge, however registration is require.  Register online, call the office at (518) 439-5975 or email.  


Loredana's Hair Studio and Spa is offering Grand Opening Specials. They offer a variety of hair, color, nail, massage and other beauty services. See postcard for details and coupon.


You are invited to attend the University at Albany Graduate Programs' 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!  Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber, 5 Computer Dr S, Albany. For information, contact Donald G. Purdy, M.A., Director University at Albany Weekend MBA Program at 518.956.8381 or by Email.   


Grassroot Givers is holding a Fundraiser on Tuesday, July 28, 5:30-7:30pm at Glennpeter Jewelers Diamond Center, 1544 Central Ave, Albany, to benefit GG's Community Store and Book Project.  See flyer for more details. RSVP by July 22 to 518-542-1276 or by email.   


Kinderhook Bank's Chief Executive Officer, John A. Balli announced today that James E. Murphy has been hired as Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer. In this role, Murphy will support the commercial lending teams with underwriting, credit approvals and portfolio management in the Bank's greater Capital Region markets including Columbia, Rensselaer, and Albany counties. He will be based in the Bank's credit administration offices at 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard in Albany.  


Angela's Pizza and Pasta's July Sub of the Month is an Asiago Chicken Sub on our homemade Focaccia Bread! Fresh chicken, grilled Portobello, bacon, asiago cheese, lettuce, and tomato with house chipotle mayo dressing. Get it this month only for $7.95 at Angela's Pizza where we're more than just pizza!      


The Bethlehem Children's School is proud to announce our new Tiny Sprouts Pre-K program. This program is offered either full-day or half-day and focuses on the youngest of learners. We're accepting students who are ready for their first social experience within a small group setting. Students will be exposed to an academic curriculum in a hands-on, relaxed classroom within a whole-school environment. We are now accepting applications for fall enrollment. See flyer for details. Please call the school for more information, 518-478-0224.   


CAP COM Federal Credit Union recently joined the CO-OP Shared Branch Network, allowing members access to more than 5,000 additional participating branches across the nation. The national CO-OP Shared Branch network links participating credit unions electronically, allowing credit union members to access their account information and perform select transactions. It is yet another example of credit union membership offering both individualized attention and nationwide availability working together in a way that competing banks typically do not.  CAP COM's branch network has tripled in size over the past decade. The credit union currently has nine branches including one local branch at 384 Bender Lane in Glenmont.        


The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine invites you to come GRILL OUT with LJ Goldstock and the Stram Center staff for our third installment of THE PALEO PROJECT,  Monday, July 13th at 6pm. LJ, local chef and Restauranteur will show you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the summer with grilling tips and the best of paleo foods!   


Quality PM in Delmar was honored recently, winning all six categories in the 2015 Capital Region Parade of Homes Signature Homes collection for their new construction home at Central Place Delmar. Awards included Best Architectural Design, Best Craftsmanship, Best Curb Appeal, Best Interior Decorating.  Best Kitchen & Best Master Bedroom Suite.  For additional details, see their website.

Phillips Hardware will sponsor the Albany Dutchmen game on Friday, July 10, 7:05pm at Bellizzi Stadium at the Plumeri Sports Complex 20 Frisbee Ave.in Albany. The Dutchmen will play the Glens Falls Dragons. Special "How to" Your Home de- monstrations before the game on painting, lawn care, handy work and more.  Pick up BOGO coupons at all Phillips Hardware locations. See flyer for details and ticket prices.  All Chamber members receive FREE tickets to the professional game, and are invited to a Chamber/BID game at 6pm , RSVP to the Chamber by July 8 at 439-0512.

Blue Sky Recording/Music Studios will be offering Make The Band- Summer Rock Band Camp Session I starting July 13, 10am-1pm. Over a 2 week period, participants will be placed in bands, with the focus being on playing with other musicians. Bands will work on cover songs AND original music written in the camp. The last 2 days will be a recording session in our state of the art recording studio, where the ensembles will be recorded onto a CD for each student to take home! Some of the topics covered will be tempo & groove, intonation, time feels, instrument tone, song form and listening skills.  For details see Community Calendar, website or call Blue Sky at 518- 478-7862.

Cool River Pools in Delmar specializes in designing and building pools, spas and water features.  They also offer maintenance services including opening and closing, weekly maintenance and the latest pool products.  This family-owned business has over 75 years of combined experience. See flyer for more details and contact them today, 729-4807.

Bethlehem Public Library's Evenings on the Green performance Wednesday, July 8 features Mother Goose Jazz Quintet. The music starts at 7. The Friends of the Library will also be on hand hosting an ice cream social and membership drive. Join us for some good fun for all ages!

The Selkirk Fire Co. 2 will be hosting their annual Flea Market and Craft Fair on July 25 from 8am to 5pm. With over 125 vendors and in its 40th year, the market will be selling new, used and antique merchandise. The flea market was created as a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department and sells a wide range of product from antiques, housewares, and toys to sports memorabilia, beauty, and crafts. For more information on the Selkirk market, call 518-436-1601.

Bethlehem Town Parks and Recreation will feature ANDY "THE MUSIC MAN" MORSE -- this Thursday, July 9, 7 p.m. - Elm Avenue Park!  Delmar resident Andy "The Music Man" Morse is a children's musician renowned for the special way he connects with his audiences. Andy mingles traditional and original songs while delighting and involving kids through sing-a-longs, dancing, play-acting, and story-telling. This program is part of the "THURSDAY IN THE PARK" series of live children's entertainment sponsored by the Bethlehem Parks & Recreation Department. All shows are held on the Special Events Lawn by the pool entrance (or at the large pavilion at the back of the park in the event of rain). So pack a picnic, bring your blanket and come join the fun! 

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.  

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Capitol Region Basketball   

Boot Camp 

Jahmel Samuels 

P.O. Box 449
Delmar, NY  12054 

(518) 729-5580 


GTM Payroll Services, Inc

Robert Sherlach

7 Executive Park Dr.

Clifton Park, NY 12065 

(518) 373-4111   


Cornell's Cat Boarding 

Heidi Cornell 

764 Route 9W

Glenmont, NY 12077 

(518) 767-9095 


Crossfit Spur 

John Hogan 

35 Hamilton Lane

Glenmont, NY  12077

(518) 312-3102 


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 



albany devils The Capital Region has rich hockey traditions and ones that were estab-
lished, remarkably, without a National Hockey League franchise. At the heart of that tradition is the 25-year relationship with the American Hockey League. The Capital District Islanders set the foundation in 1990 and transitioned to the Albany River Rats for 17 years. The Albany Devils arrived in 2010 to preserve AHL hockey and they are now entering their sixth season at Times Union Center.  As some of you may know, the American Hockey League is currently going through a westward expansion and many cities in the Northeast have lost or are on the verge of losing their hometown teams. Cities like Glens Falls, Manchester, NH and Worcester, MA have each seen their teams relocate to California. Soon these cities could lure franchises to fill the vacancies and with good reason. The Devils generate an economic impact of more than $17.1 million in a season to the region.
The Albany Devils' contributions extend far beyond the confines of the Times Union Center and downtown Albany. For these reasons, it is vital we continue to grow the area's support for professional hockey and sustain that long-standing tradition. County Executive, Dan McCoy, and Mayor Kathy Sheehan invite you to attend a complimentary Albany Slap-Shot Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, July 22 at 8 a.m. at the Times Union Center to discuss actions to better support the Devils and in return, keeping the Devils home-based in Albany will enhance the quality of life for the people of the Capital Region. Please RSVP RIGHT AWAY by sending a quick email to Bob Belber

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


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