in this issue
Our recent Benefits Breakfast on Thursday was an opportunity for businesses to learn about 2016 Health and Dental Plan Options for Open Enrollment (see block below), as well as all of the programs and promotions available to their business as part of their Membership in the Chamber. 

 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!  Guided tours and refreshments will be available.

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!  And don't forget to take your #ShopSmall Selfie when you stop into any local business.

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,   

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.

And get in the holiday spirit by giving back to the Bethlehem community! We will be collecting donations at the door for the Community Christmas Day Dinner organized by Bethlehem Senior Services. Served every December 25 at the First United Methodist Church, the dinner is open to people of all denominations and ages. 100-120 people are served each year, with approximately 30 more meals delivered to home-bound individuals. Your monetary contribution will fund food items for the event including turkey and ham with all of the fixin's.

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 can review 2016 plan options and enroll new plans during Open Enrollment no later than December 15.  
Plans are available to Sole Proprietors, Small Groups and Individuals. Employees may acquire insurance through the Chamber regardless of whether the Employer pays for the plans.
If you have questions regarding health insurance or your renewal, 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... 

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Pick up a FREE Holiday Shopping Card for discounts & specials from our local businesses and
Buy Bethlehem before you head to the Black Friday sales! 

Holiday Shopping Cards will be available at the following locations:
  • Delmar Turkey Trot (11/24 Registration and 11/25 event)
  • Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce (Sat,11/28 event or weekdays)
  • Saturday Delmar Farmers Market (Sat 11/21 and Dec date TBA)
  • Spotlight Newspapers (11/25 edition)
  • Community Locations (Library, Town Hall, Parks & Recreation)
  • Participating Businesses
           Visit our website for details*
*You must present a card to receive the discount
Offers valid 11/28/15-12/31/15
Shop our participating merchants for the perfect Holiday gifts!

16 Handles
AAA Hudson Valley
A. Phillips Hardware 
Amelia's Garden Fabric Boutique  
Ando Salon
Angela's Pizza and Pasta 
Ben's Jammin' Treasures Gift Boutique
Breathe Massage Therapy
Capital District Carpet Cleaning
Capital Fire and Water Restoration
Del Lanes 
Delmar Center for Therapeutic Massage
Delmar Health & Fitness
Delmar Health Hut
Deluxe Nail & Spa
Foundry Fitness
Free Movement Pilates
Glenmont Self Storage
Grassroot Givers
Gregory's Barber Shop
Hands of Grace Massage Therapy 
Interstate Vapor
Kinderhook Bank
Love It or Cut It - Salon, Spa & Barber
Mayone's Wine & Liquors
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace
Micky's Embroidery & Teamwear
National Bank of Coxsackie
Poise Studios
Pure Serenity Salon & Day Spa
Radiance Hot Yoga
Sam's Italian American Restaurant
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
Steiners Sports Ski & Bike
Shawna's Dogs
T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
The Paper Mill
Tomo Asian Bistro
TOP FORM Delmar 

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
Four Corners Frame Shop
Four Corners Pharmacy
Free Movement Pilates
Glenmont Self Storage  
Hands of Grace Massage Therapy 
Interstate Vapor
John & Mary's Grocery@Delmar Marketplace
Keep Moving with Stephanie
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
TOP FORM Delmar 

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

Last market 11/10
- Tuesday Farmers Market - Delmar First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Avenue,  Delmar

As part of the Chamber's Buy Bethlehem Buy Local Initiative, we will be representing our Member businesses at two Farmer's Markets and assembling Welcome Packets for distribution to new residents and new employers. 

If you are interested in having your business or organization's promotional materials included in these outreach efforts, please drop materials to the Chamber office.
Interested in joining us to represent your business or organization at one of the Markets, contact the Chamber to schedule a date and time.  If you have questions, please contact Danielle at 439-0512 or by email

to life
To Life! Open House
Saturday, November 14, 11am-1pm 

Tour the facility, visit the Boutiques and learn about the 5th Annual Women's Health Conference on Nov 17!

      410 Kenwood Ave, Delmar   l   518-439-5975                     Visit website for details 

The Bethlehem Lions is again selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths for the 29th year. The tree lot is located at 3D Rigging, 542 Route 9W Glenmont-1/2 mile south of Feura Bush Road. Sale times are weekends from 9-5 starting 11/28, and continue until sold out. All trees are 6-8ft Nova Scotia Balsams, and the wreaths are 14in diameter, Double Sided. All of the proceeds from the Christmas tree sale are used to support local community activities. For a complete list of organizations supported visit the website

Time to order your fresh Jaindyl turkey for Thanksgiving! And its time for pie orders also at McCarroll's The Village Butcher.  Call 478-9651 to place your order soon.

Shop Rite is offering $10 off when you purchase $20 or more of participating products from ShopRite Home.  Place your order 11/8-11/14; pick-up or delivery available until 11/14.  Enter promo code: ITALIANFEST.  For complete details visit the website.  Search "1108AFH15" for a list of participating products.

Enjoy a 75-minute massage with hot stones on a heated table for only $79 at Breathe Massage.  Offer valid 11/9-11/14.  Call 621.7979 to book or use the SCHEDULE NOW tab and mention "Facebook Offer."

On Monday, November 16 from noon to 7pm, take 25% off your pink cup of froyo at 16 Handles.

Looking to make gifts for the Holidays?  Amelia's Garden Fabric Boutique has two classes this Saturday, November 14, 10am to create a clutch that converts quickly into a shoulder bag with its removable strap. 5-hour session, $35. Materials not included, but available at the shop for 15% off. Beginner-Intermediate skill level.  Or at 11am, a class to create a wallet measuiring 8" X 4-1/2" closed,  includes lots of pockets for credit cards and a zippered coin pocket too!   Call the shop to sign up at 439-4614.

Do you want to spruce up your dining table and chairs before the holidays? Ben's Jammin' Treasures in Slingerlands has the supplies and advice you need to get the look you want using American Paint Company's chalk clay and mineral paint.  Stop by the store at 1569B New Scotland Avenue or call 518-729-5445 for a consult.

To Life! will host an Open House on Saturday, November 14 from 11am-1pm. Visit our boutique, meet some of our staff and learn about our services. We are the Capital Region's personal source for breast cancer education and support. 

Individuals planning for their estates and financial advisors interested in recent estate and gift tax changes are encouraged to participate in a complimentary webinar titled, "2015 Estate and Gift Tax Update" on Wednesday, Nov. 18th from noon to 1 p.m., hosted by Marvin and Company, P.C. Space is limited. Reserve your seat now by visiting the website.

Submit your photos of taken of the Pine Hollow Arbortetum for their 2016 CALENDAR  Please send maximum of five different photos for consideration.  Photos do not have to be from current calendar year, however, they do have to be taken on the Pine Hollow Arboretum grounds.  Submit photos via email to the Calendar Editor. Deadline for Submissions is November 23, 2015.

Join Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob this Shabbat, November 14th for a Torah 365 Siyum Party marking our completion of the First Chapter of Pirkei Avot and kicking off our Second Chapter studies! Join us beginning at 9am with Shacharit Services; 10:45am Special Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Yonatan Udren co-Director of the RRG Beit Midrash Program at the Hebrew University Hillel in Israel. Rabbi Udren will speak after Shabbat services on the topic of, "Fighting BDS on Campus;" 11:30 am Siyum and Celebratory Gala Kiddush with Cholunt and 12pm Chapter 2 Kickoff featuring a special discussion after Kiddush with Rabbi Lehrfield entitled, "Can Tradition Change - Understanding the Role of Women in Orthodoxy." For more information or to sponsor this Shabbat please email.
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.

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 what The 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.  

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.

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.
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. 
next lecture will be held Thursday, November 19 at 7pm at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse. Blacksmith
Jim Moran presents Blacksmithing: Yesterday and TodayMoran has been blacksmithing for over 40 years. Many weekends he can be found at the forge at the Norman's Kill Farm Park working and shaping iron and steel into useful objects. He is an active member of the Capital District Blacksmiths Association and enjoys sharing the blacksmithing skills he has acquired over the years. All are welcome; free and open to the public. Join us for refreshments and conversation after the talk.
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 through December.  Visit over 50 vendors for farm fresh produce, crafts and food stands. At the Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Avenue every Saturday through December.  
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


CEG Join the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) for Techapalooza 2015 on November 18th 5:00-9:00pm at the NYS Museum, 4th fl. This event provides technology enthusiasts with an opportunity to network, explore & engage with new, innovative software and hardware technologies and the companies who have developed them. FREE t-shirt to the first 100 people who pre-register; TO QUENCH your THIRST - FREE drink ticket to the first 100 through the door (cash bar available); An opportunity to see a DRONE UP CLOSE & PERSONAL; HUNGRY? Enjoy a fork supper by Nicole's Catering; Interactive demos from virtual reality company, daydream.io; Going beyond the selfie with Dumbstruck.me; Creating INTUITIVE lighting with Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, RPI and FREE CAROUSEL rides, compliments of Couch White, LLP.  MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our community!  Bring your old cell phone (with or without a charger) to support Northeast Health's Sexual Assault & Crime Victims Assistance Program at Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY.  $20, Register here.

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


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