in this issue

 We celebrated the Grand Opening of Pienza's Restaurant and Lounge at the Comfort Inn in Glenmont Monday. The restaurant is now open for dinner and will soon expand to lunch service.  Chef Joe Marino, center, is joined by owner Mike Fansiwala, Regional VP Christopher Sampone, General Manager Jonna Foster, Director of Sales Jerry White, along Bethlehem Chamber representatives, Board members and fellow business members from Realty USA Delmar, Phillips Hardware, KeyBank, A-1 Merchant Solutions, Spotlight Newspaper, National Bank of Coxsackie and Columbia-Greene Media. See Photo Gallery.


Tuesday evening we co-presented Financial Resources for Business with the Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning at the Bethlehem Public Library.  Panelists included Joe Landry, Director of Commercial Lending, Capital Region Chamber;  Keri Hladik, Community Development Lending Officer with the Community Loan Fund of the Capital District, and Ross Pancoe, Vice President, New York Business Development Corp.  If you own a business that you are looking to expand, or are looking to start a new business, contact the Bethlehem Chamber for resources on funding opportunities.

Bethlehem Town Family Dental Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
241 Route 9W, Glenmont
Thursday, October 1, 9:30 am
Join us for the Grand Opening of Bethlehem Town Family Dental in Glenmont. Tour the new space and meet Dr. Henry Huang and his team at this new dental practice.

Shampoodle 10th Anniversary Celebration
266 Delaware Ave., Delmar (around back)

Thursday, October 1, 5:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Shampoodle in Delmar! Stop in to congratulate owner Ginny Siciliano, enjoy refreshments, giveaways and special discounts.
To celebrate, Shampoodle will also host "The Return of Tails on the Rail Trail," a walk taking place on the Delmar to Slingerlands portion of the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail, more details to follow.

Sky Beauty Bar Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
339 Delaware Ave., Delmar
Friday, October 2, 5pm

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of Sky Beauty Bar in Delmar, featuring an upscale NYC-style Blow Dry Bar - the first in the Capital Region!

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   

hEARt Ear Boutique Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

398 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont
Tuesday, October 6, 10am

Join us as we welcome hEARt Ear Boutique to Glenmont! There will be giveaways, refreshments and a product representative on site to answer questions.
Open House will run from October 6 through 8, by appointment.

Colonial Acres Walking Trail Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
Colonial Acres Golf & Learning Center, 15 Saybrook Dr., Glenmont
Tuesday, October 6, 5:30pm
5:30pm Ribbon Cutting; 7pm Star Gazing

Join us for the Grand Opening of the Colonial Acres Walking Trail, a joint project of Colonial Acres Golf & Learning Center, ISC-Audubon, Frank Slingerland and The Colonial Acres Community. The Walking Trail Grand Opening will start at 5:30 pm and will be followed by Star Gazing at 7pm. We encourage all in attendance to stay for the Star Gazing Event. In the case of clouds we will still have the trail opening and reschedule the Star Gazing. The Colonial Acres Clubhouse will remain open throughout the events for the purchase of Soda, Beer, Wine and Snacks.  View Invitation.

The official Grand Opening of the Walking Trail is at 5:30pm. The Trail runs from the Hole 1 Tee to the Hole 8 Green and will be open to the community for walking and running. Dogs are welcome under the owners control. Thanks to Frank Slingerland (final bridge work in progress).

Stay for Star Gazing from 7pm-9pm. Special guest Janie Schwab, Albany Amateur Astronomy Club. Please bring telescopes and binoculars, some will be available at event. The Club will guide guests to search for the stars! Meet at the Golf Course Parking Lot.  Hot beverages provided, along with some tasty baked goodies supplied by students of the Glenmont Job Corp!

October Networking Mixer
Nicole's Restaurant, 556 Delaware Ave., Albany
Thurday, October 15, 5-7pm

Join us for our October Networking Mixer, a great place to make valuable new contacts and catch up with colleagues.

Sponsored by:
Kinderhook Bank 2011


October TBA - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

October TBA
- 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

to September 30th 

Spain & the Sunny Costa del Sol
Departing Wednesday March 16, 2016
Book by September 30, 2015 and Save $100 per person

Open to the Community!
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, along with the Colonie and Guilderland Chambers and C I Destinations, presents Spain & the Sunny Costa del Sol. Spain's Costa del Sol stretches along just over 90 miles of the Malaga province and is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. The Costa del Sol is known for its beautiful landscapes, delicious food, all while experiencing the warmth of its people. Here you will also discover a rich cultural heritage, fabulous beaches, coastal sites and charming villages. On your tour you will travel to the nearby towns of Seville and Ronda to take in such sights as the Alcazar Palace and Plaza de Toros, the oldest bull ring in Spain. Your tour includes the #1 attraction in all of Spain, Granada and the Alhambra Palace. Visiting the Costa del Sol would not be complete without a tour to Gibraltar to view the infamous Rock of Gibraltar.

The 7 night/8 day trip begins on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 and includes round trip airfare from New York (flights from Albany and other cities are available), 7 nights in a First Class Hotel (4 Star), 13 Meals, sightseeing per itinerary, admission per itinerary, professional Tour Manager, baggage handling and hotel transfers.

For a detailed description of the trip and itinerary along with a Registration Form,
see the brochure.

The trip is open to anyone in the community interested in travel. Space is limited, sign up early to reserve your seat!


On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Bethlehem Public Library installed a public-use bicycle service station near the library entrance closest to the parking lot. The Dero Fixit device features hanger arms that bring the bike off the ground and allow the pedals and wheels to move freely. It also includes all of the tools needed to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance on the spot. Change a flat, adjust the brakes and derailleurs, or fix a wobbly seat - all at the library. Attached to the Fixit station by cables are Philips and flat-head screwdrivers, six sizes of Allen wrenches, six sizes of box wrenches, and two tire levers. Adjacent to the station is a heavy-duty air pump with a universal pump head that accommodates all valve stem types. The library's bicycle service station is free for anyone to use, 24 hours a day.

Glenmont Abbey Village is hosting an Informational Luncheon for prospective residents on Wednesday, October 7 at 12pm at Normanside Country Club.  Learn about this new apartment complex for 55+ active seniors.  See Invitation for details.  RSVP by calling Glenmont Abbey Village's office at 800-416-8050 or by email.

It isn't too late to join the party!  A Forest Fête: Annual party to benefit the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Honoring Allison Bennett will be held Thursday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the New York State Museum. The event will be catered by Creo Restaurant and feature music by Spiral Tango with Ray Andrews. Auction items are available online for a sneak peak and advance bidding!  View the catalog and join in the fun. Order your tickets by Friday, October 2 to join us at the Fall Fundraiser.  Hope to see you there! 

Backyard Sheds & Gazebos is running a Special Inventory Reduction Sale!  See the website's Instock inventory page.

Everyone's shedding!!!!  It's Fur Real Mobile Pet Spa can help. A Furminator treatment done on a regular basis, can reduce shedding 60-90%. It is a combination of the products used and the process of applying them, that does the trick. We have used these products for years. They are safe and really, really help.  The Furminator treatment is an add on to a Bath & brush or Full groom. Call 469-3657 to make an appointment. 

With ten spacious Hibachi Tables, Akira in Glenmont welcomes parties from 1 to 200 at the only Hibachi restaurant in town! There are no limits to what their entertaining Hibachi Chefs can do, with the freshest ingredients prepared before your eyes.  Open 7 days a week.

Starting October 1st, Loredana's Hair Studio & Spa will be donating 10% of all chemical services directly to Faustman Lab Research and 10% of ANY/ALL services with Krista will go directly to Faustman Lab Research, to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  Book your appointment by calling 439-9309. 100% of proceeds will be donated.

Join CapitalCare Family Medesthetics as we support The Foundation for Ellis Medicine's Women's Night Out. Come see us at our booth to enter a drawing for $250 towards any service we provide. We attend this event every year as it is always well attended and lots of fun!   More than 600 women from around the Capital Region attend Ellis Medicine's Women's Night Out for a night of shopping, networking, and education on healthy life choices. All proceeds from Women's Night Out support women's health services at Bellevue Woman's Center and the Neil and Jane Breast & Heart Health Center.
Every year, Women's Night Out brings a nationally recognized featured speaker to the Capital Region to provide an inspirational talk on life, career and health topics. We are thrilled to announce that TV Personality & Internationally Acclaimed Chef, Sandra Lee will be headlining this year's Women's Night Out!  For details visit the website

It's time to open your Christmas Club for 2016 at National Bank of Coxsackie!  The first Automatic payment starts coming out this Friday!!!  Call the Glenmont Branch for information, 518-462-0515.

Delmar Bistro in Delaware Plaza is now featuring some Fall inspired foods for breakfast and lunch.  Stop in for a Ham and Cheese Galette, an Apple Cinnamon Crunch Galette or Pumpkin Custard Muffin and other homemade specialties. Open 8am-3pm, Weds-Mon.

Bethlehem Central High School recognized four alumni for their outstanding contributions in sports, journalism, business and healthcare at the 2015 BC Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, September 26. Among the four alumni recognized at the Homecoming game on Saturday was Neal Brady of the Brady Agency (class of 1987) for Community Volunteer. Congratulations to Neal!

On Saturday October 3, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, join us at the Visitor Center of the Pine Hollow Arboretum for the Opening Reception of our Photography Show Images of Nature.  The exhibit features nature images from all over the world. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Images of Nature will be exhibited at the Pine Hollow Visitors Center throughout the month of October. Weekend hours are from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with other times arranged by appointment. Phone: (518) 439-6472.  And on Sunday, October 4th at 2pm the Fir Collection Tour will be held.  Come explore the Arboretum's extensive Fir Collection.  See Flyer for details.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. has announced the promotion of Richard Marotta to President of Berkshire Bank and Sean Gray to Chief Operating Officer of the Bank.
Additionally, the Bank promoted the following executives to Senior Executive Vice President: George Bacigalupo, Josephine Iannelli, and Linda Johnston.   Berkshire Bank has also promoted eight to the executive team, broadening the responsibilities of these leaders and creating a more effective operating structure. The new members of the Bank's executive team include: Michael Carroll, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk and Credit Officer; James Curran, Executive Vice President, Regional Commercial Leader - Central Massachusetts and Connecticut; Mark Foster, Executive Vice President, Regional Commercial Leader - Eastern Massachusetts and ABL; Tami Gunsch, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking; Allison O'Rourke, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations and Financial Institution Banking;  Deborah Stephenson, Executive Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory; and Gary Urkevich, Executive Vice President, IT and Project Management.     

Delmar Animal Hospital has announced the following local forums: Keeping Ticks Away, Thursday, 10/15 7:00 p.m.  Discover integrated pest management techniques you can implement at home, and learn about managing ticks when you own pets;  Living with Deer in Bethlehem Tuesday, 10/27, 7:00 p.m.   Topics to include gardening with deer, traffic safety, and hunting options.  All forums will be held in the Town Hall Auditorium and are open to the public. Following the formal presentations, there will be tables with additional information on topics related to deer and tick management, so that residents can talk to experts and get their questions answered.

Amelia's Garden Sewing Boutique is offering a sewing class to create the queen of all zipper pouches - The Sew Together Bag! Join us as we walk through this pattern with you and trust us you'll be hooked to make many more. The bag features three interior zipper pouches and a large exterior zipper that not only closes the whole bag but becomes its own handle. Saturday, October 3 from 10am-3pm, with Instructor Mary Hayes. Class fee is $35. Fee does not include pattern or supplies, 15% off class supplies offered at shop. Stop in the shop to sign up or, visit us online to book your spot in the class as spaces are limited.

Security Supply Corp is offering a Steam Class in Albany on Thursday, October 1 from 11am-1pm. Speakers are Steve Ballard and Toby Burns of Frank P. Langley Co. See flyer for details and register on their website.

In celebration of National Fire Prevention Week, the Delmar Fire Department will be holding an Open House on Sunday, October 4, from 1-4pm. Free food, fire prevention information, climbing wall, bouncy bounce, apparatus displayed, a live burn demonstration and much, much more. We hope to see you there!

Free Movement Pilates has added NEW Pilates Mat Classes added to the schedule coming in October. Open level for beginner/ intermediate Pilates clients. New Clients welcome. Early Bird Pilates: Tu/Fr. 5:45am - 6:40am w/ Christine Edwards, massage therapist and Certified Power Pilates Instructor and Lunchtime Express Pilates Mat: Tu/Th. 12:30pm - 1:15pm w/ Jen Anderson, exercise physiologist and Certified Peak Pilates Instructor. Sign up for 8 sessions $96 or 16 sessions $160. Sessions run first week in Oct. to November 24th.

Looking to spice up your healthy cooking skills?  MVP Health Care is partnering with Whole Foods Market to offer free in-store cooking demos during the month of October! See the flyer for details. 

Join The Bethlehem Children's School in celebrating its 20-year anniversary on Saturday, October 3, from 10am - 3 pm, with locally-grown food and fun for the whole family. At the Farm-to-Table Harvest Festival, you can meet local fruit, veggie, meat, and dairy farmers, bid on fun "bucket" auction items and learn about membership opportunities with local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) groups. The event promises to tempt your taste buds with some of the areas most refined, artisan cheeses, breads, syrups, sauces, meat, vegetables and assorted sundries. The burgeoning farm-to-table (F2T) movement aligns perfectly with the school's core values of education, nature, and community connection. F2t emphasizes eating fresh and nutritious food, while supporting the local economy-connecting us with the community and our earth.  An exclusive, evening Farm-to-Table Harvest Gala will follow the family-friendly day event. The gala dinner begins at 6:00 PM on the grounds of a local Slingerlands mansion, and will construct five unforgettable courses, created by the area's most prestigious chefs, followed by an incredible outdoor evening of music and dancing. 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.  
The Slingerlands Fire Department will host this year's Open House on Saturday, October 3 between 12pm and 4pm. This is a fun and informational event for the whole family!  Come get a tour of the fire trucks, the fire house, learn about fire safety, check out firefighters equipment and gear, learn hands-only CPR, child seat safety information will be available, get your SAFE CHILD ID's, and so much more.  See flyer for details.

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. Sponsor deadline is 10/16/2015.  All runners can register here.
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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Chontong Thai Restaurant 

Yupa Wongworaphonkun 

155 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 915-1907

Opening Soon


Radiance Hot Yoga, LLC 

Boaz Alperson 

392 Feura Bush Road

Glenmont, NY 12077

(518) 956-2947
Opening Soon 


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  



Rensselaer (CATS) and CEG present the 3rd Annual Advanced Manufacturing Conference, "What's Next?"  Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center.  Featured Keynote Speaker Wayne Frost, President of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Jim Winter, National Director Industrial Services, Cresa Corporation.  For info on different sessions and registration, see flyer or visit the website.

Fuzehub presents the Capital Region Dairy Solutions Forum on Thursday, October 22, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County, 50 W High St # 1, Ballston Spa
Calling NYS Dairy Farmers, Producers & Manufacturers
On October 22, FuzeHub will hold a Dairy Solutions Forum, free to dairy farmers and manufacturers. The forums have a proven track record of providing in-person meeting opportunities with a select group of business and technical experts to analyze, problem solve and identify solutions to meet specific company needs. Like other industries, dairy farmers and manufacturers have a host of challenges and initiatives: energy use, waste management, policy/ regulation acumen, workforce & training, succession planning etc. The Solutions Forum will connect you with available resources to address your needs. Who Should Attend?
*    Any dairy farmer who is selling milk or milk products, either through a co-op or directly from the farm as a producer-processor
*    Aspiring dairy/food entrepreneurs
*    Small businesses wanting to launch a dairy product
*    Small/medium dairy manufacturers who want to grow their businesses
*    Food technicians, scientists and product developers
For details and registration, visit the website.


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.
Come Celebrate our 30th Anniversary on Wednesday, October 7, from 5-7 pm at the NYS Museum Terrace Gallery.  Join us for a very special evening of delightful music, delicious food and exceptional camaraderie. Beginning at 6 pm we will have a short program honoring our Investors, Donors, Borrowers and Volunteers for the past 30 years.


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