in this issue

We celebrated the 1 Year Anniversary for the Glenmont Branch of National Bank of Coxsackie on Thursday. There was food, banking specials, a guitarist and representatives from NBC, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. See Photo Gallery.


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!

Kinderhook Bank 2011

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.  Meet the Artists...artists in attendance will include Christine Shea, Mosaics by Christine; Sammi Yungman, Jewelry Maker; Caroline Kearney, Studio 55 (Quilt and Basket Maker), Warren Stoker, Wood Maker, Terry Weaver of Woven Glass glassworks; Ellis Tobin, wooden clocks; Stephanie Pirrone, frames, decorative, wooden boxes; M-J Adelman, Travel Photography; Agnes Bukhala of Choices for Growth-Kenyan made wares; Ricky Talmage of Peyster Street Designs jewelry and
Mary Judd, framed art. 

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. 

Bethlehem Art Association
at the Chamber

The Bethlehem Art Association has installed a new exhibit at the Bethlehem Chamber office.  Stop in weekdays through the end of September, to view works from twelve local artists.  
For more information on the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website. 

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  

At Ship Copy And More, we are now offering Full Color Reproductions of Baseball Yearbooks, World Series programs-some of which date back to the 1920's!  We have over 200-programs to choose from. Stop in and see our list and we will gladly print you some! This sample is one of many to choose from.

On Saturday, August 29th from 9am-4pm, come to the Pine Hollow Arboretum to join Debra Burger and Barbara Sinacore for their "Tree Medicine" workshop - a restorative day of meditation, writing, crafts and time among trees!! See flyer for details.

Normanside Country Club is hosting ArtSippity!  This Paint ' n' Sip party will include your paints, art supplies and all the guidance you will need to create a work of art all your own all while enjoying a cocktail!  Our next class is Thursday, August 20 from 7pm-9pm! Space is limited, call to save your spot today! 439.4505 ext.10!

Cool River Pools is having a Pool Sale all of August. Stop into their store at 222 Delaware Avenue, Delmar or call them at 729-4807.

Yoga and Core, yoga with Samantha Jo. Eight week series begins August 17 at Free Movement Pilates. Restore and balance body, mind and Spirit by developing the breath, focus and relaxation while building strength. Fee is $95 for 8 week series. To register call Karly at 518-275-2644.

The Bethlehem Food Pantry collects school supplies for children in the Bethlehem Central, RCS and Guilderland School Districts whose families live in our town and are eligible to use a local food pantry. Check online for a list of needed supplies. Monetary donations accepted. Please make checks payable to Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. and reference School Supplies in the memo. Donations may be brought Monday through Friday before August 14 to the town Senior Services department or the Bethlehem Area YMCA, 900 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Contact the Outreach Department  at 439-4955 ext. 1176 with questions.  


Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting BankŪ announced that Shane Pucci of Wynantskill, New York won the Exciting Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Sweepstakes. Shane received the grand prize of $3,500 during a check presentation ceremony July 11th.  Almost 10,000 consumers entered the Berkshire Bank's Exciting HELOC Sweepstakes which was promoted from mid-March through the end of June.  New and existing home equity line of credit customers were automatically entered into the contest, and consumers could enter on berkshirebank.com during the contest period.  The winner of the sweepstakes had the option to have the prize applied directly to their home equity line of credit, or elect to receive the cash prize payable by check.  Shane was randomly selected as the grand prize winner among 9,741 registered contestants.  Berkshire Bank has two locations in Bethlehem, 255 Delaware Avenue, Delmar and 11 Vista Blvd., Slingerlands.  

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! 


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, visit 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. 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

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 molding, 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! 


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.    


History Hike Saturday, August 8, 9:30am

Meet at the Henry Hudson Park gazebo for a loop through the park on the shores of the Hudson River and along Lyons and Barent-Winne Roads. Catch a glimpse of the historic Nicoll Sill House, the waterfall on the Vloman Kill and the Governor Glynn Mansion. Learn about the days of ice harvesting, steam boats and summer homes. DETAILS: All History Hikes begin at 9:30am and last about an hour. The hikes are free; however you must pre-register through the Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department using their mail-in registration form or through their  online system. Sponsored by the Bethlehem Historical Association. Each hike is limited to 20 people. In case of inclement weather, check the Bethlehem Historical Association's website for cancellations. Info will be posted by 8am the day of the hike.


History Paddle, Saturday, August 22 9-10am. Meet at the Henry Hudson Park boat launch. Learn about Bethlehem's historic river connections from the unique perspective of actually being on the water. Experience the historic Nicoll-Sill House, Winne's dock, Parda Hook and, if the creek is passable, the waterfall on the Vlomankill. Participants MUST bring all of their own gear and be proficient paddlers. Town Historian Susan Leath will provide the history information but is not a boating instructor. High tide is predicted for 9:43am. Questions can be directed to Susan Leath.


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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Belvedere Home Care 

Bruce McShane

1 Van Tromp St

Albany NY 12207

(518) 694-4000 


Delmar Bistro, Inc. 

Cindy Leffler 

180 Delaware Ave, Delaware Plaza

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 439-1000


Sky Beauty Bar 

Kelly Brunina/Maegan Ublacker 

339 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 463-7593


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



New York State is offering two hour training courses for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.  A key component to the training is distribution of free NYS Disaster Preparedness Kits to each family that attends the in-person, regional public events where registration is required.  A local session is planned for Tuesday, August 11, 6pm at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland.  For more information and to Register, visit the website.

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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