in this issue

The Chamber will be closed Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. 

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!


This morning we celebrated the official Grand Opening for the Delmar Bistro, a new breakfast and lunch cafe located in Delaware Plaza, Delmar.  Owner Cindy Leffler, center, is joined by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce staff and Board members, as well as representatives from A-1 Merchant Solutions, Delaware Plaza, First Niagara Bank Delmar, Kinderhook Bank, Keller Williams, NYS Restaurant Association, Realty USA and Spotlight News.  See Photo Gallery.

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!

For additional details on all of our upcoming 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
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 September 26, 9am-1pm - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Next date September 29, 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  

Angela's Pizza and Pasta is featuring a  a Spicy Buffalo Chicken sandwich for September, served on our homemade Focaccia Bread!  Get it this month only for $7.95!  Another example of how we're more than just pizza!

Columbia Greene Media
is offering Chamber members a 10% discount on advertising placement in its Sept. 11 issue of Hudson Valley Mercantile. The September issue is devoted to the fall harvest, with a particular focus on local farm stands and scenic drives through the countryside. As always, we're celebrating the unique confluence of people, businesses, and events within our communities that makes the Hudson Valley so special. For more information see flyer.

The Cheese Traveler will feature special guest chef Josh Coletto, chef of the popular Rock 'N Roll Brunch series, for our Friday night cook out September 4, 2015.
Chef Josh's menu will feature his signature farm-to-table fare with his global influences. 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. Please check our website for Chef Josh Coletto's menu online or sign up in store for our weekly email newsletter. Call 518.443.0440 for take out.

Our Towne Bethlehem will once again be hosting the Annual Turkey Trot in Bethlehem on Thanksgiving Day. They are currently looking for Sponsors for this event. If you are interested in being a sponsor download the sponsorship form here. Sponsor deadline is 10/16/2015.  All runners can register here.

Kenwood Manor is offering a special "Pay a week, stay a week." The offer is a chance for your loved one to try Adult home living without the commitment. Pay for one week and get the second week free. No deposits, contracts or pressure. For more information on what's included, see the flyer.

WWA ARC 5K Walk/Run and Vendor Fair will be held on Sunday, September 13th at the Glens Falls YMCA and Cole's Woods. There will be local vendors, refreshments and music. Also a 1-mile Kids walk or run. To register or for more information click here.

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy will present "Mushrooms of the Northeast"
a two-part course about the mushrooms of the Capital Region. Learn from a classroom presentation about mushrooms and apply your knowledge during a field session while enjoying a sneak preview of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's new Bozen Kill Preserve, opening to the public later this fall.  Dave Muska of  Ondatra Adventures will be the instructor. Join us on Thursday, September 24 from 6-8 pm. Classroom presentation at MHLC office, 425 Kenwood Ave. Delmar and Saturday, September 26 from 9 am-1 pm for Field session at MHLC's Bozen Kill Preserve in Knox, NY. The cost is $10 per person. In this course, we will learn the fascinating ecological roles of our local fungi, as well as key characteristics used in the identification of mushrooms. Topics covered will include identification techniques, taxonomy, morphology, edibility & toxicity, and medicinal fungi, as well as 'best' harvesting practices. Learn more and register here. 

TOP FORM Delmar will be kicking off a 9 WEEK OBSTACLE COURSE TRAINING PROGRAM for athletes!  It will target your whole body, improve strength and cardiovascular endurance and push you out of your comfort zone!  It is designed to create a positive team atmosphere of fitness, nutrition and lifestyle that optimizes each person's performance. It is unlike any other boot camp. You will have weekly homework, you will have nutritional challenges, you will all be accountable to each other during the 9 weeks!  Slots are limited to 10 athletes. This will be AWESOME for athletes of all levels and goals!  Visit SGX Coach Kim for more details and to book your spot!

Pine Hollow Arboretum is looking for photographs for its upcoming exhibition "Images of Nature" coming to the Arboretum on October 3rd. Curators for the Exhibit are Alan Casline, John Berninger, Kay Abbuhl, and Mark W. O'Brien. E-mail up to three images to Alan Casline.  If selected you must be able to deliver framed photographs to the Pine Hollow Arboretum Visitors Center on the weekend of September 26-27 or by special arrangement with one of the Curators. More details will be shared once your photograph is selected. The theme for the show is meant to encompass all nature oriented subjects and is not limited to just photos taken at the arboretum. Framed photos cannot have larger than 11" X 17" image size.

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

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 Stram Center for Integrative Medicine will host The Paleo Project Cooking ClassJoin Chef and local Restauranteur, LJ Goldstock, Dr. Stram and Stram Center's nurse practitioner, Jenn Mager for a cooking demo and tasting to learn how the Paleo diet can be your vehicle to meeting your health goals and changing your life. LJ will cook up some amazing food for his audience to taste that will surely demonstrate not only the enjoyment of the paleo diet but how easy it can be to prepare. Cooking tips to effect a successful meal plan together with Jenn's easy to understand medical guidance will surely open the door to a new life style that will add health and vitality to anyone ready to enter! Plus, we will enjoy organic wine and hear what Bonterra has to say about the value of choosing organic!  Monday, Sept 14, 6pm will feature Paleo Pizza - enjoy guiltfree and delicious pizza!  Fee: $35; $50 per couple; $75 per family up to two children
To register call 518 689-2244.

La Empanada Llama has changed their menu!  Our empanadas are staying the same, but their dinners will vary and they will also add Ceviche Fridays!  
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 Therapy75 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 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 this year -  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.         
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!

12th Annual Albany Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk will be held on Sun., Sept. 13th, at the Elm Avenue Town Park, Large Pavilion, Delmar, NY 12054. Registration begins at 8:00 and the walk starts at 10:15 a.m. There will be refreshments, a pick-a-prize auction, Code Blue band, individual/team photos, and entertainment for the entire family. Lunch could also be purchased afterwards from the Four Corners Luncheonette truck.
Join us as we increase funding for research and raise awareness for pancreatic cancer, the 4th leading cause of cancer death in this country.All proceeds will benefit The Lustgarten Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, dedicated solely to pancreatic cancer research. Cablevision NY covers all Lustgarten corporate expenses, so 100% of all funds raised go directly to research. To register, donate, volunteer, or obtain additional information contact info@albanypcrwalk.org  or 518-475-1200.

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



USS SLATER will be open to the public for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day this Labor Day Weekend, including Monday, September 7. Typically, the ship is closed on Monday and Tuesday for continuing restoration, but exceptions are made for significant holidays. We encourage everyone to take this opportunity to visit the only Destroyer Escort afloat in America and experience first-hand how the "Greatest Generation" fought, lived, and worked. USS SLATER is located on the Hudson River in Downtown Albany at the intersection of Broadway and Quay Street. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Call 518-431-1943 for more information or visit the website. 

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.
Thursday, September 17th, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, The University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Ave. In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, the Community Loan Fund is hosting a luncheon with Dr. Rik Scarce, Sociology Professor at Skidmore College and author of "Creating Sustainable Communities: Lessons from the Hudson River Region." Please join us for an inspiring discussion of sustainable community development best practices. To register, click here.  Food for Thought: Sustaining This Place,Thursday, September 17th, 7:00 pm,The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio
339 Central Ave. The Community Loan Fund, The Linda, and the Honest Weight Food Co-op present Dr. Rik Scarce's 50-minute film, Sustaining This Place, followed by a panel discussion. Based on his book (see luncheon notice above), this film highlights the stories of creative, courageous people and their accomplishments--stories that inform and inspire. For more information and to register, click here 
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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