in this issue

We welcomed Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace to the Four Corners in Delmar on Thursday. The shop features handcrafted unique gifts, jewelry and art at the back of 388 Delaware Avenue. Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace owners Kathy Agneta and Carlo Agneta, center right, are joined by family and friends as well as Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy;  Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson; Bethlehem Chamber President Jennifer Kilcoyne, as well as members of the Bethlehem business community. See  Photo Gallery.

We officially cut the ribbon Friday on the new offices of Hannigan Law Firm, in the original Delmar Fire House, 388 Kenwood Ave at the Four Corners, fitting as Attorneys Tim and Terry Hannigan are members of the Elsmere Fire Company.  Pictured are Tim Hannigan, left; Troy Markel, President of VFIS, center; Terry Hannigan, right and Jaime Cornell, Practice Manager, along with family, friends and colleagues to celebrate. Also in attendance were Joann Dawson, Town Board and Jennifer Kilcoyne, Bethlehem Chamber, along with Bethlehem business representatives. See Photo Gallery.

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 

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

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   

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

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 

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!  

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
Space is going fast!

Kinderhook Bank 2011  


Normanside Country Club, Salisbury Rd, Delmar
Monday, September 21 
12 Lunch, 1pm Shotgun Start, 5:30pm Dinner and Raffle
$140 Individual/$540 Foursome

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 ~ School's Out, Inc. and Bethlehem Soccer Club

All are welcome-Members and non-members, register with a friend, relative, or co-worker
Soft spikes & Appropriate Attire Required

Promote your business to the community


Contribute a gift certificate/product to the raffle, which supports local charities
School's Out, Inc and Bethlehem Soccer Club

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

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!
See all Golf Outing Sponsors here


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 First 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  

Del Lanes in Delmar will host DEMO DAYS, August 31-Sept 2, 4-8pm. Try out the newest Roto Grip and Storm balls.  See flyer for details or call 518-755-3019

School's Out Inc., a nonprofit before and after school program is now hiring Activity Leaders for 2015-2016 School Year!  If interested, call 439-9300 or download an application from their website

Today, 16 Handles in Glenmont is launching the delicious new Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet in partnership with Skinnygirl Sparklers. It's an all-natural, low-cal reminder that summer is still going strong. Stop in and try some today!

The Cue Theatre presents Mismatched Caberet on Friday, August 28 at 7pm. Come enjoy the show!

Register Today for Foundry Fitness Delmar's Fall FHITness Challenge
A 12 week team fitness challenge designed to help you to Lose weight, strengthen, tone, and condition your entire body; Develop balanced, healthy lifestyle habits;Set challenging, yet attainable individual and team goals; Work as a team to challenge and support each other and Work closely with our coaching professionals for mentoring, motivation, nutritional guidance, and health and workout tips. Compete against other teams for glory and awesome prizes!  Challenge Information: Compete as teams of five people (form you own team or register individually and let us create you team for you) Take advantage of unlimited FHIT Classes. Each team will be assigned their own Foundry Fitness Coach. *Teams may attend regular classes with any coach* For additional information and fees please check out the website

The Cheese Traveler, a cheese and specialty food shop in the DelSo neighborhood of Albany will feature special guest chef Dimitrios Menagias, executive chef of City Beer Hall, for our Friday night cook out August 28, 2015.Chef Dimitrios' menu will feature his signature eclectic mix of gastropub fare. He will use the locally sourced meats and specialty pantry items featured at The Cheese Traveler to create signature dishes for the popular cookout series. Craft beer, cider, wine, and specialty sodas are available to enjoy with meal. Appetizers include monger's choice cheese plate and/or charcuterie plate, buffalo mozzarella caprese salad with 6 year aged basalmic and house-grown heirloom tomatoes and basil. Seating both outdoor and indoor is from 5-8 pm. Outdoor seating in the garden is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. Take out is available, and please allow 20 minutes before arrival. Visit our  website for updated menu or sign up in store for our weekly email newsletter. Call 518.443.0440 for take out.

Guido Iovinella, Fitness Instructor at The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, can detail workouts that are able to be done right at home without anything except your own body weight in under 30 minutes! Call 518-689-2244 to inquire.

Blue Sky Music Studios has announced registration is now open for the fall session of Romper Rhythms! Romper Rhythms is open for children age 5 months to 4 years. Classes begin September 30th for the Wednesday sessions and October 5th for the Monday sessions. For more information visit the website

Summer is drawing to a close..if you haven't left town take a relaxing break with Breathe Massage Therapy! 75 minute massage for only $75 until Sept 6th!  Also, Spiced Cider Facials are coming back for the fall! Now booking appointments! 518.621.7979

The Bethlehem Public Library will hold it's end of summer party on Thursday, August 27 @ 6pm. Games, balloons, crafts and tons of Super Fun! Don't forget your cameras.

Did you know? The Bethlehem Central School District offers Continuing Education courses to the community. Want to learn sign language, ballroom dance or brush up on computer skills?  Over 40 courses offered and start in September. See the course offerings and registration information here.

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 - Saturday, August 29, 9am-12noon and Thursday, September 3, 5-7pm. Come check us out, ask questions, register for classes, and purchase dance wear/shoes. View the 2015-16 schedule here.
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.

Bethlehem Lions Club hosted their annual Senior Picnic Thursday, August 20th at the Elm Ave Park. Food donated by ShopRite, Price Chopper and Delmar Marketplace.         
The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine will hold its monthly Lyme Support Group on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 6 -8pm. Come share your stories, frustrations, achievements and find support and guidance for Lyme Disease. Family and friends are welcome!

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. 
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!  



Craig Lawson Interior Residential Painting

Craig Lawson 

787A Route 9W

Glenmont, NY 12077

(518) 300-7802


Columbia-Greene Media

P.O. Box 178  

Ravena, NY  12143
(518) 756-2030


Marianne Tumminello Distributor/

Sisel International

Marianne Tumminello 

37 County Route 412

Westerlo, NY  12193

 (518) 424-6057


hEARt Ear Boutique

398 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY  12077
(518) 435-1250


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  

Charlee Pollinger  

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   



The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) is offering a Hospitality Grant Program to support Albany County's hospitality industry by funding programs that will help build and sustain Albany County tourism destinations, attractions, events, and other tourism-related activities. The Fund encourages collaboration between nonprofit organizations, community groups, and hospitality businesses.  The grant is being administered by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. For details and eligibility see the flyer.  The next round of Hospitality Grant applications are now available online at the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region website.  For an Application click hereApplications due September 16, 2015.

FuzeHub, Empire State Development and Supplier Connection Present a NYS Supply Chain Pilot Workshop on August 31, 2015 in the Capital Region. Accepting Only 15 Manufacturing Companies. FuzeHub will host a first-of-its-kind, free workshop to learn about the best way to position and articulate your company's manufacturing expertise to take advantage of New York State Supply Chain opportunities.  This pilot workshop is designed to help small to mid-size manufacturing suppliers understand how to best convey their manufacturing and technology excellence to buyers and to learn about Supplier Connection, an IBM powered Supply Chain initiative representing US buyers and suppliers. For more information and to submit a request to attend: Click Here

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 Albany County Jobs and the Chamber's Job Postings for local positions.

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.

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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