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It was a fun night of networking on Thursday at Nicole's Restaurant in Albany.  Great people, great food and atmosphere!  Thanks to Kinderhook Bank for sponsoring the event!  See Photo Gallery




Bethlehem Town Family Dental Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
241 Route 9W, Glenmont
Thursday, October 22, 9:30 am
RSVP

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.




Candidate Forum 2105
Bethlehem Town Hall Auditorium, 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar
Thursday, October 22, 6:30-9pm
Free and Open to the Public
RSVP

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.
6:30 pm - Candidates for Highway Superintendent and Town Clerk will give statements
7:00 pm - Candidates for Town Board will participate in a Q&A forum
8:15 pm - Candidates for Town Supervisor will participate in a forum



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

 

Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast

Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar
Thursday, November 5, 8am
RSVP

An overview of available benefits and savings programs for chamber members and prospective members, including health insurance options for businesses, sole proprietors and individuals in 2015.* Also learn about Chamber Affinity programs designed to save your business money.
*See Block Below


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!


     
 

HEALTH INSURANCE
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2016

Members currently purchasing health and/or dental insurance through the Chamber will be receiving a letter and rate information for Open Enrollment. 

Consider joining us at the Health Insurance
& Benefits event on November 5, details above. 
 
Or contact Monique Matuszek, Benefits Administrator at 439-0512 or by email.
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BETHLEHEM'S BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!
BUSINESS PARTICIPATION


It's not too early to start thinking about the Holidays!

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is working on our Annual Holiday Shopping Card Promotion for November 28 (Small Business Saturday) through December 31, 2015. The Holiday Shopping Card is an initiative of the Chamber's Retail and Hospitality Committee, which focuses on our small businesses and storefront retailers.  The program is a continuation of our active Buy Local Initiative and a way to encourage the Bethlehem community to support local businesses during the Holiday shopping season before making trips to area malls and Black Friday sales.  


Participation is open to Member and Non-Member businesses.  We print and distribute 10,000 Cards in November, prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. 
Distribution points include:
   * 2015 Bethlehem Turkey Trot - As a sponsor, the Chamber distributes cards to approximately 3,000 participants during Pre-Registration
  Spotlight Newspaper - Chamber inserts Holiday Cards into 5,000+ papers (11/25/15 edition) distributed by mail and on newsstands in town.
 *  Community locations - Bethlehem Town Hall, Bethlehem Public Library, local post offices, Bethlehem Chamber office, Saturday and Tuesday Farmers Markets
    Member and Participating Businesses - Cards are given to member and participating businesses to distribute to customers

Advertising is purchased locally to make the community aware of the program and we will hold a Kick-Off event on Small Business Saturday, November 28 where the cards and local business' materials are distributed.

See the Registration FormDeadline to participate is Monday, October 26, 2015. 
 Please contact the Chamber at 439-0512 or by email with any questions. 

P.S.  This is a short-term discount/gift-with-purchase promotion running around the Holidays, different from the year-round Gift Card program we are launching this month.  Interested in participating in the Gift Card program?  Contact the Chamber at above phone or email.




    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
Capital District Carpet Cleaning                Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike
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                                  Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
Free Movement Pilates                              T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
Four Corners Frame Shop                         TOP FORM Delmar 
Four Corners Pharmacy                             Tomo Asian Bistro
                            
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

November 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

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
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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

Del Lanes still has openings in their Jr. Bowling Programs. They have Adult-PeeWee and Adult-Jr Leagues as well. Check out the schedule here.

Bethlehem Public Library will hold its Annual Halloween Party. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to bring their families for a fun Halloween Party and Trick or Treat Parade on Friday, October 29 at 10am AND 1:30pm. Costumes optional.

Grassroot Givers- Please join us on for our 9th Annual Community Service event, A Day of Simple Giving on Saturday, November 14 from 10am-1pm at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Albany. Volunteers join together to assemble and create 1000's of items to share with those in need. Please RSVP to our Facebook page! 

Bethlehem Mickey Mantle Inc announces final tryouts for the Braves Travel Club team for next summer's season. Tryouts will be held on Sunday, November 1 from 12-2pm at Frozen Ropes, 3 Interstate Ave, Albany. All prospective players 13u-18u are welcome to make a final impression.

To Life! -Time to register for our 5th Annual Women's Health Conference, Tuesday, November 17th at Carondelet Hospitality Center in Latham, from 8am (breakfast and registration) until 4:30pm. Wonderful speakers including, Rufus Collea MD, Arsyl DeJesus MD, and Kristen Resak MD, to name a few. Read more here and register online.

Merriman and Pfister' Marketplace in Delmar features an Artist of the Month.  Learn more about them, while taking ad- vantage of a 15% savings of this artists' wares throughout that month. - Take part in any of M&P's Monthly Events - from a "Meet the Artist Night" to a beauty demonstration, to a holiday happening. Sign up to our e-mail list or just follow us on Facebook and Instagram for specifics. -We offer an opportunity for you to "whisper" in your family's ear with our  "Wish List".  What better way to assist them in buying the perfect gift for you! -Come in and we'll work with you to create your Wedding Registry.  -Got a Gift EMERGENCY??  Just call 518-588-7268.  We got you covered.
We offer a reasonable layaway program, that allows you to take some time in making your purchase.  In the near future, we will feature an online shopping capability.  Delivery will be available in the Bethlehem area!  In addition to the fun we're having, here at the store, we hope to remain a good Community member.  Please call us with any questions.

Boathouse Grille will hold its Annual End of
the Year Party on Saturday, October 24 from 6p-12am. Come listen to The Refriger- ators while enjoying some drinks and food. $35 per person includes a full buffet including dessert, entertainment and dancing, and all night drink specials.

Foundry Fitness will be at the Athleta store in Crossgates Mall, on Saturday, October 24, to put on one of our very own FLIGHT workouts!  Come in for a great workout, a chance to win awesome prizes, and to hear all about Athleta's new Unstinkable technology, meant for women who workout! This event is open to everyone of all fitness levels, so don't be shy and come in to say hello!  See flyer for details. Also this Sunday, October 25, Foundry will host specially-scheduled classes, Flights for the Fight! to support Breast Cancer Awareness. $20 with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. T-shirts available. See flyer and call 650-8111 to reserve your space.

Don't have enough time to make dinner? Stop by McCarroll's The Village Butcher and pick up one of their Ready To Go meals, stocked will a great variety of meals for you or your family. 

Stop by Hot Harry's Burritos in Glenmont and try the Oktoberfest Burrito for a limited time - chorizo sausage, grilled peppers and onions, cheese and rice, with chips and salsa. Open 7 days.

Quality PM Inc. will be holding an Open House with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties on their newly built home at 10 Central Place in Delmar. Come see this new home on Sunday,October 28 from 1:30-3:30pm.  See flyer for details.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics
Invites you to join them Monday, November 2nd, 6pm-8pm at Veronica's Hair Studio Botox Party!  Meet Dr. Lisa Bevilacqua and be informed about Botox. Botox injections ($10) done during the party in a private setting. Light fare and refreshment will be served. For information, 518-429-2909.   

The Albany Devils are hosting their Home Opener on 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.

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.

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. Interested in participating? See flyer and website for registration.

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


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 their 11 locations (including Delmar, Glenmont and Slingerlands) for donation to Coats for Kids and Katie's Koats!!  

Delmar Animal Hospital has announced the following local forums: 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
 
Parents of Bethlehem Eagles 12U present a
Comedy Fundraiser on Saturday, November 6, 7pm at Normanside Country Club. The night will include dinner, a comedy show and a silent auction. For more information see flyer.

AMERICA RECYCLES DAY! Sat. Nov. 14, 10 AM -1PM at Delmar Farmer's Market,
Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Ave, Delmar. CLOTHING/TEXTILE RECYCLING, DOCUMENT SHREDDING* and BOOK RECYCLING.Event Co-Sponsors: Town of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Central School District Green Team and Delmar Farmers Market NOTE: *Secure shredding by 3N Document Destruction limited to Town of Bethlehem residents with ID only. Shredding limit: 3 medium sized (i.e. copy paper size) boxes per household.
 
 
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.

 

Saturday, October 24, 2015,8 am - 2pm
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.  Local businesses help support a strong local economy.
 

BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

WEBSITE of the WEEK

Don't FORGET you can now join or renew your dues online.

 
OFFICE SPACE

Looking for work space? 
Visit our
Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.

 

   

HELP WANTED

 

Looking for work? 
Visit our
Job Postings page frequently to see current openings.

 

 



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