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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!




For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   
     
SAVE THE DATE

    
Multi-Chamber Networking and Business Expo 
Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave. Ext, Albany
Wednesday, September 16, 5:30-7pm 
 RSVP     
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!

~  EXHIBIT TABLES ALMOST SOLD OUT  ~ 
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
Space is going fast!


Kinderhook Bank 2011  

30th ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

 
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

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

SPONSOR
Promote your business to the community

DONATE

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


SPONSORSHIP 
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

    
    VISIT US AT THE MARKETS!

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


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

Now is the time to purchase your 2016 Wall Calendars custom imprinted with your business logo and information. These make great customer appreciation gifts. The Skyline Group has over 50 great calendars on sale ready for your company imprint. A calendar is typically viewed 1000 times per year. With prices starting at 98 per calendar that's a great deal! You can have you logo printed in full color for a nominal charge. Chamber of Commerce members ordering by September 30 will also receive Free Set-up and Free shipping. Call Barry at The Skyline Group at 518-437-1199.  

Tickets are still available for Bethlehem Senior Project, Inc.'s fundraising trip to New York City to see "An American In Paris"
For more information please contact Elizabeth Mosier, Program Assistant for Bethlehem Senior Services at 439-4955 ext. 1176. You do not have to be a senior or a Bethlehem resident to participate in this program. For more information see flyer

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine will cosponsor "That Sugar Film" at the Spectrum Theater on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm. The film is a riveting and revealing documentary to discover the bitter truth about sugar. This documentary will forever change the way you view "low fat", "healthy" foods. - See more details on the website.  

The Ice Rink is Back!!  The Bethlehem YMCA opened the Ice Rink September 8th!!  See the September Schedule! If you have any questions please contact Rusty Decker by email or 518-439-4394 x1450.

Put on your sparkles and boots and join The Bethlehem Children's School for an exquisite evening of dinner, dancing, silent auction, and fun. The Harvest Gala begins at 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 3 on the lovely grounds of a local, Slingerlands mansion. The Farm-to-Table Dinner will construct five unforgettable courses, sourced from local farms and created by the area's most prestigious chefs. An incredible outdoor evening of silent-auction fun, live music, and dancing will ensue.Proceeds will fund the scholarship program. Tickets are $130/couple or $75/each. Dress is cocktail attire or "farm formal." For gala ticket information contact Heather LeVeille by email or 518.478.0224.

Marvin and Company, PC is hosting a STARTUP BOOTCAMP, on Thursday, September 24, 11am at SUNY Poly.  Are you looking to start a company or is your company within five years of operation? Then this boot camp is for you. Join industry leaders Kevin P. O'Leary, CPA, Director, Marvin and Company, P.C., and Jeffrey B. Schwartz, Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP, for an interactive lunch and learn program. This FREE, information-packed event is designed to connect aspiring founders to improve their ideas and entrepreneurial skills. Topics may include: Entity Selection, Tax Issues, Exit Strategies, Raising Capital, Structuring Finance and Intellectual Property Issues. Reserve tickets here.  

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!
 
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.

 
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
 
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
       
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
  
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 by email or 518-475-1200.

Bethlehem Historical Association begins their new program year with a talk by New York State Archaeologist Dr. Christina Rieth.  Dr. Rieth will speak about Twenty-first Century Archaeology in New York State. Join us on Thursday evening September 17 at 7 PM at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk.  Refreshments and conversation to follow.  Free and open to the public. Dr. Reith oversees a collection of over 4 million items of Native and Euro- American manufacture. It includes the largest Dutch Colonial archaeological materials in North America.  Her research of late Prehistoric populations of the Northeastern United States and Canada has led to greatly increased understanding of the movement of settlements, their trade and interactions with their environment and each other.

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.  
    
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NEW MEMBERS   

 

Wilson Bros. Heating & Cooling, Inc.

Kim Wilson

420 Kenwood Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 765-4112

 

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

 

 

AROUND THE REGION...
 


Vendors Wanted!

Saturday, October 24, 2015,8:00am - 2:00pm
Farnsworth Middle School,6072 State Farm Rd, Guilderland
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy and a host of supporting partners will showcase local Capital Region businesses that are living "green" and working hard to reduce, reuse and recycle.This jointly-hosted event will celebrate Guilderland Central School District's 10th community recycling and re-use extravaganza!  This FREE to the public event will highlight many unique and special environmentally friendly businesses, offer educational presentations and host a recycling event in conjunction with the Guilderland Central School District.  If you are interested in showcasing your business at this event, see the website for Vendor Information and Registration. Local businesses help support a strong local economy.




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.
 
 

Free Digital Marketing Workshop  on Friday, September 18th from10:00 am - 12:00 pm.This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the concepts of marketing on the web, formatting email/social posts and measuring the success of email campaigns. With an emphasis on "content marketing" this workshop will teach participants the benefits and various applications of targeted email and social media marketing to create and maintain successful relationships with customers, prospects, partners, referral resources and the media. Please RSVP to Paul Stewart at 436-8586 x805 or email Paul
 
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


     
 
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OFFICE SPACE

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Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.

 

   

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