in this issue

It was a nice night on the water last Wednesday for our July Networking Mixer at Yanni's Too in Coeymans. Guests enjoyed samplings of Yanni's recent Award Winning ribs and pork, along with his famous calamari.  See Photo Gallery.


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

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.

Taco Bell Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
237 Route 9W
Thursday, August 6, 10am 
Join us as we welcome Taco Bell to Glenmont!  See the new restaurant location and enjoy a sampling of their menu.

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!


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.

Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening 
388 Kenwood Ave (back of building), Delmar
Thursday, August 20, 5pm 

 Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace at the Four Corners, a specialty gift boutique featuring artistic home furnishings and home made goods.  Artists in attendance will include Christine Shea, Mosaics by Christine; Sammi Yungman, Jewelry Maker; Caroline Kearney, Studio 55 (Quilt and Basket Maker) and Warren Stoker, Wood Maker.  

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. 


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  

Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation present AN EVENING OF MAGIC -- Thursday, July 30, 7 pm - Elm Avenue Park! The whole family will enjoy this live interactive magic show with MELVIN THE MAGNIFICENT and Hocus Pocus the Magic Bunny. This program is part of the "Thursday in the Park" series of live children's entertainment sponsored by the Bethlehem Parks and 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!

First Niagara Bank is offering StudentFirst Checking with no fees, no ATM fees and a mobile banking app. See flyer for details or contact Laura Kennedy in Delmar at 478-0544.

Interested in enrolling your child in soccer for the upcoming 2015-2016 season?  The Bethlehem Soccer Club is enrolling now. Register before August 1st at this link to save.

Foundry Fitness in Delmar opened Saturday and is offering free classes this week only, July 25-31. Try a free session in High Intensity Training (HIT) today and receive a percentage off if you sign up for classes. See flyer for details.  They offer free child care.

Broadway Bound Performing Arts Academy has posted its 2015-2016 schedule on the website. We have added PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS this year. Be sure to check out our Broadway Workshop Series as well. See you in the fall!

Loredana's Hair Studio & Spa invites you to come in for a pedicure with Tammy and receive half off a manicure or a complimentary paraffin hand treatment...Your choice from July 28th - August 1st!!!  


Poise Studios in Slingerlands is offering a late Summer Special,  $99 for Unlimited classes until Labor Day.  Choose from yoga, barre and spinning.  Call 461-5055 for more details.  


Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA) -VOLUNTEERS NEEDED~For Youth Programs for kids and teens one Saturday a month 10a-2p in the 2015-2016 school year. Contact Caterina Marra by email or (518) 463-1211 if you can help. For more info on the NABA Youth Programs, vist the website.  


The framing for the next phase of construction has gone up at The Spinney at Van Dyke, but there are still a few cottages available in the first phase. With summer in full swing our remaining cottages are going fast!  Come see why The Spinney at Van Dyke is the perfect next home for you. Our Model Cottage is open every day from 12 - 4PM. For more information call (518) 689-0162 or e-mail. We hope to see you soon!


Bellini's Italian Eatery in Slingerlands offers Dinner Table Tuesdays Dinner To Go every week.  Bread, 1/2 platter of salad and 1/2 platter of pasta for $22.95.  Simply call at least 1 hour before pick-up to order. August 4th Dinner is Lemon Chicken Pasta & Mixed Greens Aug 11 is Rigatoni Bolognese w/Fresh Ricotta & Caesar; Aug 18 is Pasta Vodka w/Chicken & Broccoli with Mixed Greens; Aug 25 is Nino's Classico w/Meatballs & Sausage & Caesar. For more details and their Sunday Family Platters menus, see their flyer. 


Host your website with Groupiehead Concepts and we won't charge you for minor updates. We'll also give you our cell phone number so if you ever have a problem you can reach us 27-7!  Call us at 369-8510 for details.  


Glenmont Abbey Village, a 55+ adult apartment community, now has their spacious model apartment home available for viewing. Call Cecelia or Diane to make an appointment today at 866-208-1006.

Shawna's Dogs has new training classes available beginning this week. Classes are

Scent Class w/Becky & Theresa Thursday 7/30 at 6:30p for 6 wks and $120. Puppy/Beginner Class w/Rich Nelson Wednesday 8/5 at 6:30p for 7 wks (1st class has NO dogs for orientation) and $130. Canine Good Citizen Prep Class w/Cydney Cross Monday 8/10 at 6:15p for 7 wks (1st class has NO dogs for orientation) and $130. Therapy Dog Prep Class w/Cydney Cross Monday 8/10 at 7:15p for 4 wks and $110. If you'd like to sign up for any of these classes, please call 937-2544 or by email.


Hot Harry's Burritos in Glenmont offers a BOGO breakfast burrito every Thursday until 11am. Stop by and enjoy one today.

Quality PM, Inc recently won several awards at the Capital Region Parade of Homes for their house at 7 Central Place in Delmar. They are now almost in completion of another home at 10 Central Place. The home features tiled bathrooms, seamless glass shower, hardwood flooring, crown moulding, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances all in the heart of Old Delmar. An easy walk to the Four Corners!

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.

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.


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 our Summer Programs! You can still be a part of the ACTION!  Come and be a star!  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. 


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.       


Select Stewart's Shops locations are now offering Ethanol-Free Premium Gasoline.

Our customers have been asking for it, and we listened! Ethanol-Free Premium Gasoline can improve mileage, provide better performance and safer operation for classic cars and recreational vehicles, such as snowmobiles, boats, and motorcycles, as well as lawn and snow equipment. Ethanol-free gasoline is also more stable for long term storage, and less destructive to engines and fuel systems. Find stations in 

Glenmont - 33 Frontage Rd and Selkirk - 1344 Rt 9W.


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.     


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.If you are a golfer and would like to participate in this event download the registration form here.
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!  



Upstate Geeks,LLC 

Ermal Shkullaku 

700 Kenwood Ave

Slingerlands, NY 12159

(518) 554-0001


Foundry Fitness, LLC  

Lauren Moore 

243 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 650-8111


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 


Taco Bell

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



Up To $750 Million In Economic Development Resources Available For More Than 20 Funding Programs From 11 State Agencies
Empire State Development (ESD) today reminded potential applicants that the deadline for Consolidated Funding Applications (CFA) for Round V of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative is this Friday, July 31 at 4 p.m. Applications to competitive programs that are still in progress after the 4 p.m. deadline will not be accepted - no exceptions. The CFA and guidance materials are available here.  The list of specific resources available in Round V, as well as application materials and the 2015 guidebook are available online.

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
Wednesday, 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.

Home Buyer Education brought to you by Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, Inc., Saturday, August 1, 2015, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at The Cohoes Senior Center,10 Cayuga Plaza, Cohoes NY. $70.00 fee includes class manual.  If you choose to not purchase the manual, the class fee is $50.00 Representatives from the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry will be guest speakers. Breakfast & Lunch provided!

8-week Small Business Planning Course

Beginning Saturday, September 19th

at The College of Saint Rose

Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful small business with this intensive eight session training course offered by the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region in partnership with the Huether School of Business of The College of Saint Rose. 

Class Topics include: developing a business plan, strategic planning, marketing, sales forecasting, financial management and analysis, legal, insurance and tax issues. The course provides fundamental planning concepts and tools to help existing and potential business owners. For more information or to sign up, please contact  Paul Stewart at (518) 436-8586 x805.


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