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We officially cut the ribbon Thursday on the new Taco Bell in Glenmont at 237 Route 9W. Manager Yajaira Bonet is joined by her Team, mascot Mr. Saucey, MaryBeth Carswell representing Senator Neil Breslin, Richard Mendick, Albany County Legislator, Jennifer Kilcoyne, Bethlehem Chamber President and representatives from local businesses.  The restaurant is open for breakfast at 7am, lunch and dinner and features a drive-thru window.  See Photo Gallery.





August Networking Mixer
80 Shady Harbor Drive, New Baltimore
Tuesday, August 18, 5-7pm
$5 Member/$15 Non-member 
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.





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!

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.
  SPONSORSHIP
To promote your business and be visible at this event, see details on the
Sponsorship Opportunities which include tickets to golf!


See all of our Golf Outing Sponsors!
SAVE THE DATE
 

 

Cross Fit Spur Anniversary Celebration  
35 Hamilton Lane, Glenmont
Tuesday, September 1, 5pm 
Join us as we celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary for Crossfit Spur in Glenmont, Bethlehem's first Crossfit studio.  There will be a complimentary class offered after the ribbon cutting for those interested in sampling a crossfit workout.



Delmar Bistro Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening 
Delaware Plaza, 180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, September 2, 11am
RSVP

Join us for the official Grand Opening of the Delmar Bistro at the Delaware Plaza!


 
Delmar Center For Therapeutic Massage  Ribbon Cutting 
2 Normanskill Blvd., Delmar
Thursday, September 10, 5pm 
 RSVP

Join us to celebrate the opening of Delmar Center for Therapeutic Massage in Delmar!   Tour the studio, meet the therapists and enter to win a free massage!
There will be an Introductory Special available for new clients, a one hour massage for only $49.  Or purchase gift certificates and certificate packages at the event.


 
Broadway Bound Performing Arts Academy Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening 
785 Delaware Avenue (Upper Level), Delmar
Friday, September 11, 5pm 
RSVP

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Broadway Bound Performing Arts Academy! The Ribbon Cutting will be followed by a performance by some of the elementary, middle and high school students involved with Broadway Bound. Enter to win a giveaway of a month of classes at the Academy. There will also be vouchers available for $10 off during the day. The celebration will continue on Saturday with an Open House, September 12 from 11am to 1pm.

 
 
 Information Session for Chamber Trip to Spain 
Albany Marriott Hotel, 189 Wolf Road, Albany
Monday, September 14, 5:30 pm

Join us for an informational session with C I Destinations, Tour provider for the Chamber's Trip to Spain in March 2016.
The trip is open to anyone in the community interested in travel. Space is limited, sign up early to reserve your seat!  
  

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. 
    VISIT US AT THE MARKETS!

Next date August 22, 9am-1pm - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Next date August 25, 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

University at Albany Graduate Programs is hosting an information session for their UAlbany Weekend MBA Program on August 19 from 6-7pm at the Capital Region Chamber. Join us to 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!  For more details or to register, contact Don Purdy, Program Director at 518-956-8381.

CAP COM Federal Credit Union has unveiled a new division of products to help members save money, a property and casualty insurance division. CAP COM has partnered with Southwest Business Corporation (SWBC) to provide the ability to shop among top-rated carriers for the best price on a custom policy. More than 1,100 people have requested quotes since the division opened earlier this summer. Along with auto and homeowners insurance, CAP COM can offer quotes for business owners, renters, students traveling aboard, pet owners and more. A dedicated phone line is available with call center support Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. For information, call Insurance Services at (518) 641-6979 or (866) 923-6428 or visit CAP COM's local branch located at 384 Bender Lane in Glenmont.

Plaza Fitness Performance will host a running seminar Racing Strategies for Optimal Performance on Monday, August 17, 6-7pm at their Stuyvesant Plaza location.  The seminar will cover a host of topics that are essential to reaching your absolute best on any given race day. This will be an open forum featuring your questions and provide you relevant strategies that will put you as close as possible to your next PR. This free event is open to anyone that is interested in improving their running. Topics will include Pacing strategies, Season Planning, Racing Nutrition and an Open Q and A.  We will give away 1 month of run coaching, 2 free strength training sessions, and a complimentary dinner night out. Come and learn some new running strategies and take your running to the next level!  Call Plaza Fitness at 482-2266.

The Cue Theatre in Delmar is presenting High School Musical this week - Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16th. Take in a show right here in town this weekend!  Evening performances at 7pm, Sunday Matinee at 2pm. Tickets are $15. See the website or call 518-650-7397 to order.

Blue Sky Music Studios
has a few spots left for MAKE THE BAND Summer Camp which starts August 17 and runs through August 28th.  The last two days of the camp will be a recording session and each student will take home a CD!  For details see the website or call Blue Sky at 518-478-7862.

Roux in Slingerlands debuted their Happy Hour this week!   Every Tuesday through Sunday from 4pm-6pm. Drink and appetizer specials available, dine inside or out on the patio!

The Delmar First United Methodist Church will hold a HUGE Garage Sale on Saturday, August 15, 8:30am-4pm.  Stop by to find furniture, household items, clothing and more. 428 Kenwood Avenue in Delmar.

Angela's Pizza and Pasta in Glenmont is featuring their special sub for August - Chicken Fontina! Fresh grilled chicken, rapini (Italian bitter broccoli), fontina cheese, and sundried tomato mayo, served on Focaccia bread with a side of potato salad. Get this Italian classic only at Angela's Pizza where we're more than just pizza!!

Yoga and Core
, yoga with Samantha Jo. Eight week series begins August 17 at Free Movement Pilates in Delmar. 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.


Bethlehem Mickey Mantle, Inc/Braves Travel Baseball Club announce Final Tryouts for the 2016 Summer Season will be held on Sunday, August 16 at the Bethlehem Elm Ave Town Park from 5:30-7:30pm. Tryouts will be held at Field #5.
2016 BRAVES Summer Teams: 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17/18U, 22U.

National Bank of Coxsackie says
"Just because our Open House is over, doesn't mean this promotion is!!"  New Checking Account customers that open a account in our Glenmont branch can earn up to $100!  See flyer for details!

The Dance Experience of Delmar has announced their 2015-16 schedule
is now available on the website! Please review options and e-mail or call with questions. TDE will be holding three Open House's this year. First one is scheduled for the evening of 8/19/15. View the 2015-16 schedule here.

Swifty's Restaurant & Pub announced that
Lobsterfest is back! Stop by Tuesday, August 18 from 5-10pm and treat yourself to a 1 1/2 pound lobster, corn on the cob, baked potato and side salad. We will be offering this once a year menu from 5pm-10pm, so you don't want to miss it!  Price will be determined, based on market value.   
 
The  Bethlehem Area YMCA is offering "Free on Fridays" for the month of August. Guests are welcome for free on Fridays in August and the joiner fee is waived if you join on a Friday in August.

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!

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.
  
 
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.  

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 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.    
 
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.

 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
  
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.

On Thursdays between 10 AM and 2 PM, 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. 
       
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   

 

Delmar Health Hut, Inc.

Denise Maskell-Lemieux 

278 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 439-7775

 

Micky's Embroidery & Team Wear

Denise Maskell-Lemieux

278 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 475-0076 

 

Bethlehem Town Family Dental 

Henry Huang, DDS 

241 Route 9W

Glenmont, NY 12077

(518) 776-4939 

 

Belvedere Home Care 

Bruce McShane 

1 Van Tromp St

Albany NY 12207

(518) 694-9400 x 138 

 

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 

 

      

AROUND THE REGION...
 

Job Opportunities: New York State has setup a new job portal entitled Jobs Express, where thousands of private and public sector jobs are listed. Visit the website for more information on how to apply for these opportunities.
Also see the Chamber's Job Postings for local positions.

CALL FOR ARTISTS
The NYS Office of General Services is seeking New York State artists to provide consignment merchandise in the following media: jewelry, ceramics, glass, textiles, fine art and mixed media, for the Empire State Plaza Visitor Center Gift Shop located in the North Concourse of the Plaza in Albany. If you are an artist who lives and works in New York State and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please fill out and send in an application.  For additional information, visit the website.

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.


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.


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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