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October Networking Mixer
Nicole's Restaurant & Catering, 556 Delaware Ave., Albany
Thursday, October 15, 5-7pm
 
 RSVP 

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

Nicole's now has additional lot parking to the left of the restaurant
 
Sponsored by:  
Kinderhook Bank 2011


For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   
     
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Candidate Forum 2015
Bethlehem Town Hall Auditorium, 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar
Thursday, October 22, 6:30-9pm
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Co-Sponsored by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Capital Area Council of Churches, League of Women Voters and Spotlight News

Join us for a Candidate Forum - hear from the candidates on the ballot for Highway Superintendent, Town Clerk, Town Board and Town Supervisor. This event is free and open to the public.



Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
Van Dyke Spinney Preserve Grand Opening 
Van Dyke Road and Meads Lane, Delmar
Monday, November 16, 10am
RSVP

Celebrate the opening of the newest Preserve right here in Delmar!





     
 
    SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
BUSINESS PARTICIPATION


The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is an official partner for the upcoming 2015 Small Business Saturday national initiative to help small businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers.
This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov 28.

Businesses
 
Invite customers into your business on the day with free merchandise, including tote bags, buttons, balloons, poster, pennants and more. This offer is available to small businesses while supplies last. Get started here. For full details, visit the website.


The Chamber's Holiday Shopping Card promotion begins on Small Business Saturday and the Shop Bethlehem Gift Card will be available for purchase.  Businesses interested in participating in either promotion, contact the Chamber at 439-0512 



COMING SOON!

Shop Bethlehem Gift Card
 
Support our local businesses and keep money here in our community 

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce has spearheaded a successful Buy Local Campaign for the past five years through a presence at two seasonal Farmer's Markets (Saturday and Tuesday, June-December), Small Business Saturday Promotion (November), Restaurant Week Promotion (May), Holiday Card Promotion (November-December) and Welcome Packets for new residents and new employees. This Gift Card program will encourage business leaders, community members, residents, employees and students to support our local businesses/organizations, and keep money in our local community.

Buy Shop Bethlehem Gift Cards for Birthdays, Graduation, Teacher Gifts, Holidays and Employee Incentives...and use at participating businesses around town
     
       A. Phillips Hardware                                Glenmont Self Storage
       Akira                                                        Gregory's Barber Shop
       Ando Salon                                              Hands of Grace Massage Therapy
 
Backyard Sheds & Gazebos                     John & Mary's Grocery@Delmar Marketplace Ben's Jammin' Treasures                         McCarroll's The Village Butcher
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do                          Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace  
Buenau's Opticians                                  Poise Studios
Capital Upholstery                                    Romo's Pizza

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics             Safari Health
Cornell's Cat Boarding                             Schools Out, Inc.
Crossroads Ford                                      Shampoodle  
Del Lanes                                                 Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
Delmar Bistro                                           Shawna's Dogs
Dr. Jack Devore, OD                                  T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
Free Movement Pilates                              Tomo Asian Bistro
Four Corners Frame Shop                         TOP FORM Delmar 
Four Corners Pharmacy           
                            
Sponsored by 
first niagara bank
 
 
If you are a business interested in participating, see flyer for details and contact the Chamber at 518-439-0512 
    VISIT US AT THE MARKETS!

Saturday, October 24, 9am-1pm - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Tuesday, October 20, 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

FALL ART @ the CHAMBER


TheBethlehem Art Association has installed a new exhibit at the Bethlehem Chamber office.  Stop in weekdays to view new works from twelve local artists. 

For more information on the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website.



PLAN YOUR 2016 GETAWAY! 


Spain & the Sunny Costa del Sol
Departing Wednesday March 16, 2016
RSVP
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!

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Go for the Gourd!  It's pumpkin carving time, and Merriman and Pfister challenges you to GET CREATIVE.  October 23-25- submit your carved opus. The final public vote for "Best of Pumpkin" will be tallied and announced Sunday October 25 at 3:00.  So get out there, make a statement and MAKE YOUR MELON!!  $50 prize.  For details call the shop at 588-7268.

Join Congregation Beth Abraham Jacob on Thursday October 22nd at 7 pm for The Great Big Challah Bake. Join us as we bake delicious Challahs and join in with Jews from around the world as part of the Shabbos Project, a global movement bringing Shabbat across the globe. Sign up at the website.

The Albany Devils are hosting a Fan Fest tonight at the TU Center from 6-8pm and their Home Opener is set for Saturday, October 24th at 5pm. Opening Night tickets are available, $13 each.  Contact Robert Soto at 433-8457 and mention the Bethlehem Chamber. 

Capital Bank is offering a special checking promotion - Global Rewards Checking - offering opening incentives of 2%APY and $200 Cash.  See flyer for details or contact the Slingerlands Branch at 518-694-5620.

Now through October 31st, Delmar Center for Therapeutic Massage will offer first time customers a $49 massage for 60 minutes. Call to schedule an appointment at 439-3300.

Roux is offering a "keep the glass" special - Stop in and have 2 pints of the Saranac Summer Pils, the Bells Oberon or the Allagash White and receive one of the pint glasses to take with you. Cheers!!

Kinderhook Bank is hosting Kustomer Appreciation Days - Friday, October 16, 9am-3pm and Saturday, October 17, 10am -1pm. Friday features cider, cider donuts and free gifts if you open an 11-month CD. Saturday features lunch, DJ, balloon artist and goodie bags for the kids.  See flyer for all the details. 

Town of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation is hosting the 25th Annual Halloween Hay Day on Sunday, October 18, 1-3:30pm at Elm Avenue Park!  This free event will run rain or shine and feature hayrides, games, facepainting, Trick or Treat bags and "Count Dracula" Contest.  Costumes welcome.  See flyer for details.

Groupiehead Concepts owner Mark Rose has just completed a book on marketing which is now available! The book is perfect for small business owners and managers that deal with their own marketing and Internet "stuff". It's a "must read" for anyone just starting out with their own business. The book is packed full of tips, advice, and other information to help you utilize the Internet and grow a small business without making expensive mistakes.  You can purchase the softcover or digital PDF online at the website.

Who is in Control: You or Cancer?  Join the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine's Team on November 7, 2015 from 11am to 2pm at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd, Colonie for a free cancer conference: An integrative approach to prevention, early diagnosis and treatment. This is an excellent opportunity to educate yourself and your loved ones about potential options in the fight against cancer- Take Control!  The day features 4 guest speakers followed by an opportunity for questions and answers. Enjoy a sampling of cancer fighting foods, created by Stram Center's Registered Dietician/Chef and oncology specialist, Eric Sharer; recipes included. This is a free event. Registration is required: For more details and to register, visit the website.

Shampoodle is celebrating 10 years in business with daily specials during October:  Manicure Mondays ($5 trim and file); Transformation Tuesdays (20% off grooms); Hump Day Wednesdays (10% off we washes); Throwback Thursdays ($11 DIY washes) and TGIF (Free upgrade to special shampoo). For more details or to make an appointment, call 518-368-3260.

The Bethlehem Garden Club is holding a  50 Year Celebration on Wednesday, October 14 at 1 PM at the Bethlehem Public Library, featuring Speaker Judith Fetterley, Garden Designer.  Please join us for an informational presentation about designing your garden. Refreshments will be served.
   
Yanni's Too is hosting their Annual Halloween Party with DJ Billy Hardy on Friday, October 30 at 8pm.

Dorothee Racette of Take Back My Day will present Business U: "Crazy Busy?" - Time Management for Today's Professionals on Thursday, October 29, 8 to 10:00 AM at the Capital Region Chamber Albany Office, 5 Computer Drive South, Colonie. Given all the demands of your work and business, what are the best approaches to stay on top of your workload without stress and hours of overtime? Why does it feel that there aren't enough hours in the day to complete your list of "to-dos?" This seminar presents a number of practical strategies to help you meet the demands of your workday and your life obligations. Participants will explore specific techniques to manage their time and explore ways to make the most of their working and leisure hours. Register here.

Crossfit Spur in Glenmont is hosting a fundraising event for Breast Cancer Awareness month to benefit ToLife! in Delmar. Fight Like A Girl will take place on Saturday October 31 at 10am. Business Sponsors are needed - either cash or product donations.  See Sponsor Letter and Sponsor Form for details on how you can help. Deadline is Oct 19.  Interested in participating? See flyer and website for registration.

Columbia-Greene Media is offering businesses Advertising Specials in the to be published on Thursday, Oct 22 and Veteran's Day Special Page to be published on Thursday, Nov 5. See Halloween Flyer and Veterans Day Flyer for details. Call Marlene McTigue to reserve at 518-828-1616.

BodyBrite Delmar invites you to ZAPPY HOUR on Thursday, October 15, 4-7pm.  Enjoy a free consultation and the first drink at One Six Five Grille is on us.  See flyer for details or RSVP.

Try Angela's Pizza and Pasta's new sub of the month for October, the Bada Bing!! It's a special Italian Mix, with Soprasseta (capicolla), Mortadella (bologna), Sharp Provolone cheese, Fresh Tomato, and a diced giardinera spread all on our Homemade Focaccia bread! Get it this month only for $7.95!  Only at Angela's Pizza where we're more than just pizza!

The Cheese Traveler will celebrate the American Cheese Month throughout October.  Retailers across the country will sell Cheese Passports to raise funds for the American Cheese Education Foundation to support education on the art and science of artisan and specialty cheeses. You can purchase a Cheese Passport through The Cheese Traveler and use it for a 25% discount on a different featured cheeses each day of the month of October. Passports are $10 each, and all proceeds from passport sales go to the American Cheese Education Foundation.  "At The Cheese Traveler we carry about 40% of our cheeses made in the U.S.: our single largest country of origin. Our domestic cheesemakers embody the hard work and creativity are the lifeblood of our shop."
Cheese Passport can be purchased at The Cheese Traveler, 540 Delaware Ave or call 518.443.0440 with questions.

Northeastern Association of the Blind (NABA) will be selling 'out of spec' safety vest at the NABA's Low Vision Technology Fair 2015 October 15, 10am-5pm at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church on Whitehall Road in Albany (see flyer for Fair details). At a VERY discounted price, these vest are not only good for work, but great for play - walking, running, riding your bike and more. NABA sells safety vests - "MADE IN AMERICA" There are many models, including those that meet DOT specs. Great for active people walking, cycling and just want to be seen!  For more information, contact Harry Weatherwas at (518) 463-1211 x 214 
 
Delmar Health and Fitness is offering an October Special - the first 100 people to sign up with us get a basic one year membership for just $99!  Stop in to the state-of-art gym at 28 Hudson Avenue, Delmar, offer ends October 21st!

It's that time again!  Best Cleaners is collecting winter: Coats, Gloves, Hats, Scarves at any of theirr 11 locations (including Delmar, Glenmont and Slingerlands) for donation to Coats for Kids and Katie's Koats!! 

Does back to school have you stressed? Helping with homework and running to sports events?  Breathe Massage Therapy can help!  This Monday we are offering a Columbus Day Special: 75 Minute Swedish Massage for $79 OR 60 Minute Massage with complimentary Hot Stones $70 *While appointments last!  The remainder of the month enjoy a 3-pack of Swedish Massages for $180 and our popular Spiced Cider Facial for $79.  Call 621-7979 to schedule or schedule online.

The Kiwanis Club of Delmar will hold its annual Fall Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 17th from 8 AM to Noon at the Delmar Presbyterian Church at 585 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. It is an all-you-can-eat-breakfast featuring orange juice, pancakes, our very famous sausages and coffee, tea or milk. $6.00 for adults, under 12 - $4.00 and Pre-School children Free. The Delmar Kiwanis Club works to support Kiwanis Projects for Youth.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics now offers Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments (PRP), the Secret of the Stars!  PRP treatments smooth facial wrinkles, improves blood flow to the skin, stimulates collagen production and rejuvenates the complexion.  For information or to schedule an appointment call 429-2909.  Refer a friend for any treatment at our office and receive a coupon for 20% off your next visit, no limit, refer a friend today and save!

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.

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.  
 
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. 
 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
 
Friends of the Library are hosting an Antiques Appraisal on Saturday, Oct. 17, 9am-1pm. The event will be held at the Normanside Country Club this year.  See flyer for details.

The next regular meeting of the Bethlehem Historical Association highlights an important era in our history. On Thursday, October 15 at 7 PM, Dr. William Bartt will give a presentation about the New York Rent Wars of the 1840s. Join us at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road in Selkirk.  Free and open to the public.  Refreshments and conversation to follow the lecture.  Visit our website at
BethlehemHistorical.org for more info.

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.  
    
Add an event to our Community Calender here and click Submit an Event, it's free!  

NEW MEMBERS   

 

Balance Massage Studio 

Denise Mason

316 Delaware Avenue

Delmar, NY 12054 

518-475-9999 

 

Romo's Pizza 

Brittany Ruede 

365 Feura Bush Road

Glenmont, NY  12077

(518) 449-5871 

  

Chontong Thai Restaurant 

Yupa Wongworaphonkun 

155 Delaware Ave

Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 915-1907

Grand Opening Oct. 6 

 

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

 

 

AROUND THE REGION...
  
The Albany Ad Club will host a panel discussion with the area's most experienced industry authorities to help attendees navigate the powerful medium of radio advertising, Radio Advertising: Get Started and Get It Right on Wednesday, October 28, 8am at White Lake Music & Post, 26 Vly Road, Albany.  $15 Ad Club members/$20 non-members. Panelists include: Steve Murray, Cluster Production Director at Albany Broadcasting; Heather White, National voiceover artist; Sandy Mardigian, President at SMS Media and
Moderated by Jason Keller, Commercial Radio Producer at WEQX and national voiceover artist.  For more information visit the website or register here.


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.
 

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