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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS

 

Thursday we celebrated the Grand Opening of Bethlehem Town Family Dental at 241 Route 9W in Glenmont, a state-of-the-art facility and dental practice for all ages. They are offering Grand Opening Specials for adults and/or children through December, see info in Member News below.  See Photo Gallery



It was a full house Thursday night at the Candidate Forum at Bethlehem Town Hall, where we heard from candidates running for Town Clerk, Town Board and Supervisor. The event was co-sponsored by Spotlight Newspapers, Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters of Albany County and Capital Area Council of Churches.  See Photo Gallery.  If you were unable to attend but would like to view the Forum, visit the Spotlight website.




Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast
Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar
Thursday, November 5, 8am
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 Insurance Block Below



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

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 Kick-Off
Bethlehem Chamber, 318 Delaware Ave., Suite 11, Delmar
Saturday, November 28, 10am-1pm

Stop by the Chamber office on Small Business Saturday to pick up a Holiday Shopping Card with discounts from Bethlehem businesses good from Nov 28-Dec 31.  We will also be offering Shop Bethlehem Gift Cards in any amount from $5-$500 which can be used at over 35 participating businesses year-round.  Show your support of Bethlehem by Shopping Small this Holiday!



     
 

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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    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 the Gift Card 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 
Akira   
Ando Salon
Backyard Sheds & Gazebos
Ben's Jammin' Treasures Gift Boutique
Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do
Buenau's Opticians
Capital Upholstery
CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics
Capital District Carpet Cleaning
Cornell's Cat Boarding
Crossroads Ford
Del Lanes 
Delmar Bistro
Dr. Jack Devore, OD
Free Movement Pilates
Four Corners Frame Shop
Four Corners Pharmacy
   
Glenmont Self Storage 
Gregory's Barber Shop
Hands of Grace Massage Therapy
John & Mary's Grocery@Delmar Marketplace
McCarroll's The Village Butcher
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace
Poise Studios
Romo's Pizza
Safari Health
Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike
School's Out, Inc.
Shampoodle
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
Shawna's Dogs
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
TOP FORM Delmar
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, Nov 21, 9am-1pm - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Tuesday, November 3, 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

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Glenmont Abbey Village will host a Fall Open House for their new 55+ Community on Wednesday, Oct 28 from 8am-5pm. Tour the model apartment inside the leasing office at 365 Feura Bush Road and enjoy some cider and donuts.  See flyer for details or call 866-815-2740.

C & M Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning invites you to call them for a free estimate on a new heating or cooling system and take advantage of interest free financing for up to 36 months. 518-768-8800

Radiance Hot Yoga in Glenmont will be offering their first Community Class on Saturday, October 31 from 1:30-2:45. Free class to come and try hot yoga. Bring a friend! Since it is Halloween, come in costume for more fun! 518-898-9340.

Sky Beauty Bar in Delmar offers all new guests a complimentary brow shaping or complimentary deep conditioning hair treatment with their scheduled services . Call for an appointment today, 518- 463-7593.

Roux in Slingerlands will host a Samuel Adams Beer Dinner on Monday, November 16, 5:30-8pm.  5 courses, 5 beers, 1 Complimentary Sam Adams Glass, $65 per person. Reservations Required 518-487-4358.

Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany will host their 5th Annual Casino Night on Thursday, October 29, 6-10 pm at Albany Country Club. Bourbon and Scotch tasting, hand rolled cigars, full Open Bar and more! For Tickets call Michele Puleo O'Hare at 518-463-1211 x 241.

This weekend is an International Weight Pull Association (IWPA) competition here at Shawna's Dogs!  On Saturday, 10/31 at 2p there will be a NOVICE Pull Try for anyone interested!  It will be $5 per dog and you get 5 pulls. Proper harnesses will be provided. When you come, please walk in without your dog at first as there will be competing dogs in the building and we want to make sure they aren't distracted for their competitions. For information call 518-937-2544.

Last Chance to order your 2016 Advertising Calendars! The Skyline Group has over 50 great calendars on sale for your company imprint. A calendar given to your customers is typically viewed 1000 times per year.  Special pricing expires on October 31.  The minimum order is only 150 calendars at a cost of only 98 per calendar.   Free Set-up and Free shipping.  Call Barry at 518-437-1199. 

Bethlehem YMCA will once again host Spooky Skate on Sunday, November 1 from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is a Halloween Themed Ice Skating event in the Ice Rink. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. There will be hot chocolate and yummy treats! Normal Public Skating prices will be in effect. We'll see you on the ice, if you dare.

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited (BOU) will host 
 "Talking with Your Teen: An Open Conversation about Substance Use" a special event on Thursday, November 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Bethlehem Central High School Cafeteria, 700 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.  This program will inspire an open discussion between parents and teens on the impacts of substance use and abuse.  Pizza and refreshments will be served from 5:30 - 6:00 PM.  There will also be a health fair with exhibitors providing useful information.  So attend, eat pizza, and browse prior to the program which begins at 6:00 PM. See flyer for additional information.

Enchanted Garden Florist will be having a Thanksgiving Center Piece workshop on Sunday,November 22 from 2-4 and Monday, November 23 from 6-8. Make your own centerpiece fresh before thanksgiving and have a great time with Clorece. The class is $60 and includes all your material and there will be food and refreshments. Get the girls together, bring some wine with you and we promise you will have a great time. To reserve a seat you can call 475-9900. (limited to 12 per class) 

Author and outdoorsman Alan Via returns to Bethlehem Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. for a brand-new slide show titled "The Mountains are Beautiful -Everywhere." Via will take guests on a virtual tour of mountain ranges near and far, from the Adirondacks and the Catskills to the Dolomites and Alps. The spectacular photography will be accompanied by Via's stories and observations. This is Via's fourth presentation at the library. Via is a Slingerlands resident, winter 46er and author of the hiking guide "The Catskill 67: A Hiker's Guide to the Catskill 100 Highest Peaks Under 3,000 Feet." He has hiked extensively throughout the United States and Canada.
This program is free and open to the public. The library is located at 451 Delaware Avenue in Delmar. Call 439-9314 for more information.

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 Thursday, 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.

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.   

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.

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.  
 
   
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
 
The Bethlehem Historical Association and the Albany County History Collaborative present "Inventors and Inventions of the Capital District" by Don Rittner on Wed. Nov. 4, 7pm at Delmar Reformed Church, Delmar. In honor of New York State History month, the Albany County Historical Collaborative is pleased to present Inventors and Inventions of the Capital District a lecture by Don Rittner. Rittner will present an overview of the importance of the Capital District as the 19th Century "Silicon Valley" of the East. The illustrated talk covers a number of inventions and inventors that reveal how important our area was in the development of American Technology and its impact over the last 200 years. The Capital District is one of the oldest continually settled areas in the United States. Many of the everyday items we take for granted, such as fluorescent lights and the Dederick Perpetual Bailing Press were invented here. Albany, Schenectady and Troy were major industrial powerhouses during the 19th century. 
 
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.

Please join us on November 7, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm for the annual St. Thomas Craft Fair and Scholastic Book Sale. This year we will have a larger variety of vendors as well as some of our returning favorites. Additionally, we have a brand new kitchen menu, as well as our traditional bucket auction and bake sale. This is the perfect place to begin your holiday shopping or just pick up something for yourself. Join us! Admission is free! 

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. 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

 

Radiance Hot Yoga, LLC 

Boaz Alperson 

392 Feura Bush Road

Glenmont, NY 12077

(518) 956-2947 

  

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...
  

CEG The Center for Economic Growth presents Venture Bplan Series, Wednesday, November 4, 7:30-9:30am at the Heffner Alumni House at RPI. Presenters include Daydream.io;  Node40 and Redfeather Green Energy. Sponsored by CEG and EVE Emerging Ventures Ecosystem.  To register visit the website.  


The Community Loan Fund has launched an "Invest Locally" Campaign.

Each year, CLFCR lends out more than $3 million in funds pooled from socially concerned investors. The majority of that money is for long-term loans that are helping to start or expand small businesses, develop new essential community service programs, or build/rehab affordable housing. Interested in investing your money locally?  Please consider joining with hundreds of other socially concerned investors by aligning your money with your values.The minimum investment amount is $1,000 and you can earn up to 1.50% annual interest. Of course, you can also donate the interest back to us and use it as a tax deduction. Either way, your investment is still yours. We're just using it to finance community-based economic development projects and while we're doing that, you're earning interest! CLFCR has a 100% repayment record to investors. For more information, please contact Linda Chandler, Director of Development, at (518) 436-8586 x806.

 

BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

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Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.

 

   

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