in this issue
The Chamber will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday.



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

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

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

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   

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

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!

December Networking Mixer
Akira, 385 Route 9W, Glenmont
Wednesday, December 2, 5-7pm

Join us at Akira for our December networking mixer. It's a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues during the holiday season or to make new connections before the end of the year.

15 Year Anniversary Celebration
316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 25, Delmar
Thursday, December 3,
5pm Ribbon Cutting; 4-7pm Open House

Join us to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Balance Massage Studio in Delmar.  The Open House celebration will start at 4pm with an official Ribbon Cutting at 5pm.  Stop by for refreshments, special discounts on gift certificates and chair massage for charity! See Invitation for details.



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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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.

As a small business owner, you are encouraged to participate in this FREE event to inspire your neighbors to Shop Small®.Take advantage of the free support from American Express by visiting the Promote Your Business section of the site for the following:  Free in-store signage, Sample social media post, Email templates.  And if you are a qualifying American Express® Card accepting small merchant, you can gain access to additional resources. Make sure to apply by November 16th.

Businesses planning a Small Business Saturday event or promotion, please notify the Chamber and we will promote your business leading up to November 28.

Help make a lasting impact in the place you call home on Small Business Saturday®. Founded by American Express in 2010, it's a day to celebrate the local businesses that help make your neighborhood great - and anyone can join in. This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov 28. No matter who you are, be a part of it, visit the website.

Remember, for every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.If you spend that in a national chain, $43 stays in the community.Spend it online and nothing comes home.
(Source: Civic Economics Report).

Visit the Bethlehem Chamber in person on Small Business Saturday, 10am-1pm, to Shop Small® for your FREE Holiday Shopping Discount Card and buy a
Shop Bethlehem Gift Card!



View our new Member Spotlight article highlighting

Access from our homepage or visit the Member Spotlight page. 
Learn more about our member businesses, who they are, what they offer, in these short informative articles.
Featured businesses include... 


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 
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
Delmar Center for Therapeutic Massage
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
Interstate Vapor
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.
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
Shawna's Dogs
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
The Cheese Traveler
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

Saturday, Nov 21, 9am-1pm - Delmar Farmer's Market - at the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar

Closed for season
- 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


The Bethlehem Children's School is launching the Equal Exchange Fundraiser this week!  If you'd like to get some organic and fair trade gifts for yourself or someone else please use this link to support our school.  These are all fair trade items and true to our mission and vision for the school. Please shop through our catalog that can be picked up at school or on our Equal Exchange Fundraising link above.

This Saturday, Nov 7, Free yoga and shopping with a purpose - join Athleta in raising funds for Yoga Reaches Out Albany featuring Karli Taylor, owner of Poise Studios in Slingerlands, in an all levels vinyasa flow class from 11am-12pm. From 12pm-4pm, Athleta will donate a percentage of your purchase to Yoga Reaches Out while instructors from all over the Capital Region will be featured sharing their favorite poses in the windows!

Winter is almost here, and many of our good friends are heading off to the sunny south for the season. At Ship Copy & More we can pack and ship your essentials, and arrange for them to arrive on whatever date you request. We'll do the work for you!  439-0211.

Delmar Bistro in Delaware Plaza is now open for dinner!  Offering both sit down and take out service.  The new hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-7pm, Friday-Saturday, 9am-8pm and Sunday 10am-6pm. Closed Monday. 439-1000.

Amelia's Garden Fabric Boutique will host a sewing class to create the Rosie Cross Body Bag on Saturday, November 7, 10am-3pm taught by Mary Hayes. The Rosie Crossbody is a simple and easy bag to make.  Class fee is $35,  fee does not include pattern or supplies. 15% off class supplies purchased at the shop. Stop in or call the shop to register 439-4614.

Swifty's Restaurant & Pub's Executive Chef Anand "AJ" Jayapal will be at the Capital Region Allergen & Gluten Free Expo on Saturday, November 7, 10am-4pm at Crossgates Mall Lower Level. AJ will be doing food demos beginning at 11:30am. Come out and support Swifty's!   ***ATTENTION*** Delmar Swiftys will be CLOSED for renovations Monday Nov 9th and reopen Wed Nov 11th at 4pm.

Community Caregivers 21st Annual Gala
will be held on Saturday, November 14 at the Colonie Golf & Country Club in Voorheesville.  Come celebrate as we enter our third decade. This Year's honorees are  James Barba, President and CEO, Albany Medical Center and Midge McGraw Bulgaro, CC Board of Directors, Past President and Volunteer. For details visit the website.

If you're looking to get your holiday shopping done early this year and a new home is on your wishlist, come see whatThe Spinney at Van Dyke can offer you!  Host your family and friends for your favorite holidays in one of our brand new spacious cottages. Visit us 7 days a week from 12 - 4PM at 2 Brugel Court (off of Van Dyke Road) in Delmar. See flyer for more details.  

There's still time to register for Normanside Country Club's Cooking Party with Chef: Willamette Valley, Oregon on Thursday, November 5, 6:30-9:30pm.  Jacobsen Salt Company, Bee Local Honey & Moonstruck Chocolates will all be featured! See the full menu.  Plus, each guest will be automatically entered in a change to win one of our fabulous end of the year giveaways! Call 439.4505 ext. 27

November's Special at Angela's Pizza and Pasta in Glenmont is a Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich!  A festive dish with deli-sliced turkey, homemade cranberry mayo, stuffing, gravy, and American Cheese on fresh country bread served with sweet potato fries. You can only get this holiday sandwich this month, and only at Angela's Pizza where we're more than just pizza!

Bethlehem Town Family Dental in Glenmont is offering Grand Opening Specials for adults and/or children in their state-of-the-art dental practice good through December.  Most Insurance accepted.  See flyer for details and call 776-4939 for an appointment.

Introducing the Harvest Burrito for November only at Hot Harry's Burritos! We've wrapped up a turkey dinner that fits in your hands - roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce and homefries! Stop by the Glenmont location at 365 Feura Bush Road.

Kinderhook Bank Corp., the holding company for The National Union Bank of Kinderhook and Kleeber Insurance Services, reported increased year-over-year first nine months net income and significant last twelve months asset and loan growth as of September 30, 2015 according to Chief Executive Officer, John A. Balli. For the first time ever, the company reported assets greater than $400 million, closing the quarter at $403 million, an increase of almost 8% over the same period last year.

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

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.

Shawna's Dogs will host a Weight Pull Try on Saturday, 11/14!  There will be 2 sessions: 1pm-2:45p and then 3p-4:45. There is only room for 6 dogs per session to make sure everyone gets a good amount of tries. Price is $15 per dog. Sign up by email. Since space is limited, signing up will be on a first come, first serve basis. For information call 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 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.
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.

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! 

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.
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.

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.    
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.  
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Devonna Quinn, BHHS, Blake Realtors 

 Devonna Quinn 

  205 Delaware Avenue

Delmar, NY  12054

518-439-4943 ext. 280 


Balance Massage Studio 

Denise Mason

316 Delaware Avenue

Delmar, NY 12054 



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 


Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of $20 Million Hudson Valley Farmland Protection Program to help farmers in the Hudson Valley region protect valuable, at-risk farmland from future development and maintain the land's use for agricultural purposes.  Grants made available through the program will allow eligible entities to assist landowners protect at-risk farmland through the use of permanent conservation easements. Projects on viable agricultural lands throughout a 14-county area, including Albany County, may be submitted for funding consideration. The Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program is a competitive grant program administered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The Request for Proposals for the Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program is now available here. The deadline to apply is January 29, 2016.  For more information and a webinar for this Grant Program, 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.



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