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Thursday we celebrated the growth of Organize Senior Moves of Glenmont.  They recently added a new van to their fleet and announced that the local business will be available for franchising across the United States.  Michelle Kavanaugh, owner, is joined by family, friends, the OSM Team and representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber and Bethlehem business community, to officially cut the ribbon.  See Photo Gallery.


THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER ~ JOIN US TODAY!
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.
Yanni's Too recently won FIRST place in Ribs AND Pork at Troy's Pig Out!





For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   
     
  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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!
BUSINESS EXPO SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
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.
  SPONSORSHIP
To promote your business and be visible at this event, see details on the
Sponsorship Opportunities which include tickets to golf!


    SAVE THE DATE


National Bank of Coxsackie 1-Year  
Anniversary Celebration 
331 Route 9W, Glenmont
Thursday, July 30, 5pm
RSVP

Stop by to celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of National Bank of Coxsackie's Glenmont Branch.  There will be promotions and $100 savings account raffles along with live jazz guitar and giveaways.  The bank will also host a "Hot Dog Day" event on Friday, July 31 at 11am.  Stop by for lunch! 



August Networking Mixer
80 Shady Harbor Drive, New Baltimore
Tuesday, August 18, 5pm

Mix and Mingle on the deck of the Boathouse Grille overlooking the Hudson River.




Hannigan Law Firm Ribbon Cutting
388 Kenwood Ave., Delmar
Friday, August 21, 4pm
Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the Hannigan Law Firm in Delmar, near the Four Corners. 




    VISIT US AT THE MARKETS!

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


MICROENTERPRISE GRANT  
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  
 
MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS
 
Can't get to one of the three Best Cleaners locations in Delmar, Glenmont or Slingerlands?  Best Cleaners offers a Free Pick-up and Delivery service for your convenience.  Simply leave your dry cleaning at your door and they will take care of it.  For details contact Ashley.

Delmar Animal Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Dana Ames to the practice. A recent graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Ames shares her home with two dogs, three cats and two horses.

Join Brooklyn Esposito with Poise Studios in Slingerlands for a Mother Daughter Yoga class on Saturday, July 25, 10:30 am at the entrance to the Delmar Farmers Market (Middle School). The session is 45 minutes and Free. Recommended for children age 4-10. A great way to spend some one-on-one time with your daughter this weekend!

Time for a kitchen remodel? Now is the time to stop into your local Curtis Lumber Company and take 10% OFF Merillat Masterpiece cabinet orders of 10 or more now through August 31, 2015!  Meet with one of our professional designers who will help you with your new kitchen from top to bottom. All designers are available for FREE one-on-one consultations and have imagination and will assist you with design ideas and dreams, will assist you with your room dimensions and kitchen or bath plans, will help you choose the best cabinet line for your taste and budget, layouts are done using advanced computer design software. We will coordinate with your builder to ensure your project runs smoothly or we can suggest a contractor to do your installation. Visit Curtis Lumber at 11 Grove Street in Delmar or call 439-9968.

Delmar Chiropractic Office welcomes Dr. Karyn Dornemann.
I have practiced chiropractic in Hudson, NY since 1989 and am excited to continue serving patients at the Delmar Chiropractic Office.  I am thrilled to join the team at Delmar Chiropractic, to serve our patients and to become part of the community!

529's provide tax-deferred growth of investments, tax-free withdrawals for qualified higher education expenses, and a New York state tax deductions of up to $10,000 if married and filing jointly ($5,000 if not married or not filing jointly). If a 529 Employer Group plan is setup the additional benefits include no sales charge to invest in Class A units (which starts at 5.25%) and flexible contribution options including payroll direct deposit.  For details on setting up a 529 plan for yourself or your business, contact Thomas Norman, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones at 518-433-7418 or by email.  There are no start-up costs, they are easy to setup and administer, and provide an excellent benefit for employees. 

On Thursdays between 10 AM and 2 PM beginning July 23, the Town of Bethlehem will be accepting donations for Habitat ReStore in the Capital District of slightly used furnishings, working appliances, cabinets, and other building materials at the Town of Bethlehem Transfer Station, 136 Rupert Rd, Selkirk, NY. See the Flyer for details.

Capital Bank's First Home Club offers first time home buyers $4 for every $1 saved up to $7,500 for their first home. See flyer for details and contact the Slingerlands Branch at 694-5620 for details.

 

Free Movement Pilates in Delmar will host an Open House and Art Show on Friday, August 7 from 6-8pm at the studio, 500 Kenwood Avenue. The exhibit titled "From Land to Sea" will feature the work of local Photographer Kate Strait from her recent trip to New Zealand.  See the flyer for more details.      

 

The Cue Theatre in Delmar still has space left in 3 weeks of our Summer Programs! You can still be a part of the ACTION!  Come and be a star! TRIPLE THREAT I, July 20 - July 24. 9am - 3pm. Ages 7 - 14. OR TRIPLE THREAT II, August 31 - Sept. 4. 9am - 3pm. Ages 7-14 Become a Triple Threat. Hone your acting, singing and dancing skills. Work with professionals on technique, vocals and movement. Students work together to create scenes and learn Broadways songs and stage choreography. All students receive a copy of their music for auditions. Students perform in an end-of-week showcase open to family and friends. STARS ON STAGE!, August 24 - August 28. 9am - 3pm. Ages 6 - 10. This week gives students a chance to be in their first musical! Students engage in creative play while learning about the world of theatre. Together, they explore character development, hone vocal skills and learn choreography all while putting together a musical!

With ten (10) spacious Hibachi Tables, Akira in Glenmont welcomes parties from 1 to 200. There are no limits to our what our entertaining Hibachi Chefs can do!  Only the freshest ingredients will be prepared before your eyes, and plated for your dinning pleasure.  We have hosted several graduation parties and wedding rehearsal dinners. It's been a "hit." Small family parties or large groups up to 200 are welcome. Hibachi dinning and private function rooms. Call us for more information at 434-8880!    

  

Key Bank at the Four Corners in Delmar is offering a Checking Promotion, giving you up to $200 cash back.  See flyer for details and contact the branch at 518-512-0001. 

  

Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace in Delmar invites you to SHOW OFF your creations. Use our store's shelf space to display what YOU'VE made, what you're proud of. We've set aside 3 days in July for you. If you want your items to be for sale, we'll manage that for you, the proceeds are yours. If you'd rather display only, we've got you covered. We'll work for you. Drop off items Thursday, July 23 or by appointment. Our Community Showing will be FRIDAY, JULY 24 through Monday, JULY 27.  Contact Kathy Agneta for details. 518-588-7268.

 

BodyBrite Delmar is offering a Summer Flash Sale! Two (2) IPL skin rejuvenation treatments for $75 (Reg. $138). During IPL skin rejuvenation, small pulses of light are applied to the skin-it's then transformed into heat. This heat stimulates the creation of new elastin and collagen coils, restoring the elastic networks under the skin. The effect is increased elasticity and luminosity, as well as a light filling out of the skin. The end result is a younger, more brilliant skin that is noticeable from the first treatment. Or choose Two (2) microdermabrasions for $75 (Reg. $138). Our diamond-peel microdermabrasion is a safe, non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that deeply polishes and stimulates the skin using densely packed laser-cut diamonds to remove dead skin cells while a gentle suction feature stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and improves blood circulation. The end result promotes the growth of healthy, new cells for a smoother, more radiant and flawless complexion. For questions or more information, please call 439-7960  

 

Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar has reopened from their vacation and are offering a Vacation Special!  10% off any order of $25, see coupon for restrictions and print to present coupon. Good through 9/7/15.    

 

Capital District Carpet Cleaning specializes in the cleaning of wall to wall carpets, area and oriental rugs, furniture and upholstery, as well as tile, stone, and grout. For your convenience, we will pick up and deliver your area and oriental rugs. They are offering a special for Bethlehem residents!  15% off any cleaning job for those who reside within town limits. Environmentally safe products used. Call 728-4259 to make an appointment.       

 

Gelato pints are now available at all Stewart's Shops!  There are three flavors to choose from: Salty Caramel, Milk Chocolate, and Blackberry. Gelato dates back to ancient Italy and is popular for its rich, bold flavor and creamy texture. Stewart's Gelato is another Way We MOO (Make Our Own) For You! It's why we can offer you high quality, at a great value. Gelato pints are just $3.49!  Visit Delmar, Glenmont or Selkirk locations.  

 

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.   

  

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.  Visit their Facebook page for weekly Meal Deal menus or call 518- 436-3480.

 
 
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). 


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.   

  

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.     

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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. 

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!  

NEW MEMBERS   

   

OnTarget Team Building LLC 

Dominic Cataldo MLIR 

23 Old River Road

Glenmont, NY  12077

(518) 449-8825 

 

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 

     

AROUND THE REGION...

Solarize Albany invites you to their Solar Education Workshop, Thursday July 23, 6:30-8:00 PM at the Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Join other Albany County residents in bringing low cost solar energy into our community. Learn about solar energy and the Solarize Albany bulk purchase program. Light refreshments to be served. For details contact Dave Hochfelder at 518-309-2786.


There are $20 million reasons why NYS Minority and Women Business Enterprises(MWBE) should save the date for
Empire State Development's Webinar on the Bridge to Success Program.  On July 29th at 11am, we will be hosting a Webinar on Bridge to Success to provide information on helping certified MWBEs gain access to capital so that they can bid on NYS contracts.  See the flyer for details or visit the website. Contact Aiden Hernandez to register.


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

WEBSITE of the WEEK

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

 

OFFICE SPACE

Looking for work space? 
Visit our
Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.

 

   

HELP WANTED

 

Looking for work? 
Visit our
Job Postings page frequently to see current openings.

 

 



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