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The Chamber office will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

We will be open on Small Business Saturday, November 28 from 10am-1pm

Stop In on Saturday!

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 for Bethlehem by Shopping Small this Holiday!  And don't forget to take your #ShopSmall Selfie when you stop into any local business and share it on social media.

Frese's Landscaping Ribbon Cutting
4 Prestwick Drive, Slingerlands
Tuesday, December 1, 11am
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the expansion of Frese's Landscaping business with the addition of a Bobcat Toolcat 5600 that was added to their fleet.  The equipment will allow the business to expand their snowblowing services, and it offers many other key functions that will make it an asset for the business' growth.

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.  Full details on flyer.

Attendees can also enter to win a gift certificate to Foundry Fitness in Delmar!

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.

1 Year Anniversary Celebration

500 Kenwood Avenue, Suite 2, Delmar
Wednesday, December 9
5-7pm Open House

Come celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of Free Movement Pilates in Delmar.  The Open House will run from 5pm-7pm.  Light refreshments and wine will be served.



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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Saturday, November 28

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is an official partner for November 28th's
Small Business Saturday®

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!

 The following businesses have put together specific offers for the day:
A. Phillips Hardware: enter online or in stores for your chance to win a Gorilla Glue Toolbox!  View contents here.
Amelia's Garden: offering a free fat quarter with your purchase, as well as an entry into a raffle for a basket of sewing goodies.
Ben's Jammin' Treasures: call for details 518.729.5445 
Brady Agency: stop in for a quote between 9am-12pm and get entered for a chance to win a Chocolate or Maple Syrup gift basket 
Capitol Region Basketball Boot Camp: 20% off regular camp price sign-up fee for anyone who registers on Small Business Saturday 
Foundry Fitness: All services, classes and packages purchased today are 20% off. First-time clients can attend any of the four Flight classes for FREE, and will receive an additional $20 gift card.  Flight Class Schedule: 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am, and 11am and the gym will be open until 2pm for an open house (tours, healthy snacks, give-aways).  EVERYONE who comes in and takes a #shopsmall selfie with a sign at Foundry Fitness will receive a $10 gift card in celebration of small businesses and supporting local! 
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace: to support our community,15% off any item with the presentation of a receipt from any other Small Local Business 

Show your support for Bethlehem by shopping LOCAL on Small Business Saturday, and throughout the holiday season. Take your #ShopSmall selfies as you shop local businesses this Saturday, and share them on social media. 
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). 


Look for the
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 Water and Fire 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 
It's Here!

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
Bethlehem's Little Helper Service
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
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery
School's Out, Inc.
Shawna's Dogs
Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar
Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike
Swifty's Restaurant & Pub
T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service
The Cheese Traveler
Tomo Asian Bistro
TOP FORM Delmar 

Sponsored by   

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If you are a business interested in participating, see flyer for details and contact the Chamber at 518-439-0512

Support our local businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 28!  See the section above for specific offers from local participating businesses.

Foundry Fitness is so thankful for their clients and the support of the community during their first year in business, so they are running a #Thanks promotion.  All week they are offering specials, discounts and promotions for existing and new clients, so check their Facebook regularly. Mon-Thurs is 20% off everything in store and online, using promo code Thanks01.

On Black Friday ONLY Swifty's Restaurant & Pub will offer a deal you don't want to miss! For every $50 in gift cards you buy, we will give you $20!  So... you only pay $50, but you get $70 worth!!  *Gift cards can be used in all 3 of our locations and do not expire.

On Black Friday, Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace will be open from 7am-9pm with holiday sale specials!  And in support of Small Business Saturday, Nov 28, we will offer 15% off any item with the presentation of a receipt from any other Small Business.

Take advantage of Bellini's Italian Eatery's Thanksgiving Eve Meal and save yourself a night of cooking before the big day!  $22.95, click here for the menu.  Or visit them at the bar for $7 pizzas.  Don't forget their Black Friday Sale: get a $20 bonus card for every $50 you buy in gift cards.

Looking for a place to go on Thanksgiving Eve?  Head to Yanni's Too for their Thanksgiving Eve Bash!  8pm, dance to DJ Billy Hardy and burn extra calories before your big Thanksgiving meal.

CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics is having a Pre-Black Friday Special: FREE $10 for every $50 gift card purchase, or FREE $25 for every $100 gift card purchase.  Gift cards may be purchased in person or over the phone. 518.429.2909  We are also a proud supporter of the U.S. Marine Corps
Toys for Tots Foundation this year.  Last year we collected over 100 toys - help us beat our record by bringing your new, unwrapped toy by December 11.  Help make this year a little brighter for less fortunate children.

16 Handles is having a BLACK FRIDAY GIFT CARD SALE...Give the sweetest gift of all! Visit the Glenmont store on Black Friday, 11/27, and enjoy our deepest discount of the year. Purchase a $100 gift card for $50. This is a one-day and one-time only offer, some restrictions apply. Hurry, while supplies last! 

Black Friday babysitting available at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.  November 27, 8am-12pm, K-6th grade - Drop 'n Shop. View flyer for full details. 

Visit I Love Books this weekend for the Double Club Discount Holiday Sale. Club members save 20% off full-priced, in stock merchandise for three days only. Membership is $5 per year - save 10% year-round and 20% during the Holiday Sale. Sale Hours Fri 11/27: 10am-8pm; Sat 11/28: 10am-6pm; Sun 11/29: 11am-5pm

Help stuff the trailer with National Bank of Coxsackie for the Toys for Tots program! At the Wal-Mart in Catskill and Hudson on Friday November 27, from 7am-1pm.

Delmar Center for Therapeutic Massage Black Friday Special - open 12-5pm November 27, $59 gift certificates (reg $70) for one-hour massage. Stop by to get a certificate and to enjoy some apple cider and doughnuts!

Black Friday Gift Card Sale at Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar: purchase a $30 gift card for only $15!  Purchase between 11am-5pm.  Get the full details here.

Parker Ortho is also a Toys for Tots drop-off location.  Leave a new, unwrapped toy in the drop box in our vestibule Mon-Wed 8:30-5, or Thurs 9-4. 

When you are shopping local this weekend, come visit the newly renovated The Paper Mill in Delaware Plaza!  Staring Friday November 26 Holiday Hours are as follows: M-F 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm.

Come celebrate our 10th Anniversary with Upstate Wine & SpiritsSaturday, December 5th from 2pm-6pm - wines tastings and homemade food will be served (delicious appetizers, finger foods, and baked goodies).  And don't forget, we are open on Thanksgiving from 9am-3pm!

Give the gift of Sport this Season with Group tickets to the Albany Devils. Plan a group outing of 10 or more to a local game and receive a discounted ticket rate, scoreboard recognition and more. Great for families, employee incentives, birthdays or any occaision. Contact Robert Soto by email or 433-8457.        

#Giving Tuesday
is next week. How will you help better your community on December 1? At Grassroot Givers, you can drop off warm winter clothes or books at our facilities. Become a Grassroot Giver and volunteer for our organization. Donate money for our cause. $5 gives one child a book and $100 helps provide a Little Free Library for an entire community. All December, donations will be doubled - help us reach our goal of $10,000!  And give your family a unique, delicious treat this holiday season and order our homemade baklava. Orders must be made by Friday December 4, and pick-up will be Friday December 18 at St. Sophia's Church, Albany, NY. Order form.
Looking for a gift-giving alternative this holiday season?  Why not donate a bench with a personalized bronze plaque through Friends of Bethlehem Parks.  Full details on flyer.

A. Phillips Hardware is raffling off one Gorilla Glue Toolbox a week now thru December 21.  Visit the store to enter.  In addition, two Gorilla Glue Toolboxes will be raffled via Facebook, and one will be raffled on Small Business Saturday (November 28).  Full details are on Facebook. Many great stocking stuffers are also available in store - Moon Ray Solar Lights, Handwarmers, True Utility Pocket Tools, Old Fashion Soda Shop Sodas, Winder Spinners, and much more!

From now until December 25, Love It or Cut It is collecting non-perishable food items.  Please help those in need.  Items will be donated to local churches and families.

Let Angela's Pizza & Pasta cater your holiday parties this year!  We deliver catering orders throughout the Albany area, and we provide setup service at no extra charge. You can always expect fresh, Italian-style cuisines from your favorite family restaurant. Call today 518.427.7122 or view our catering menu.

Now through December 12 at Price Chopper help feed a family in need in your community! Round up your change or donate a food package at checkout. All donations benefit your local food bank!  Every location is participating, we have a Glenmont store and a Slingerlands store in our community.

Come Lunch & Learn with Usherwood Office TechnologyThursday December 3 from 11am-2pm, join us at our showroom (7 Corporate Drive, Clifton Park) for a free lunch.  Learn about: Canon's document management solution uniFLOW, production level technology with our VP Lou Tubolino, and mailing and shipping solutions with FP mailing special-ist.See flyer for details. RSVP by email to Josh Love.

On Friday, December 4 at 6pm, the 9th Annual Town of Bethlehem Holiday Parade will step off at the Town Hall and continue down Delaware Avenue to the Four Corners. The .35 mile parade will be packed with decorated vehicles, scouts, classic cars, music, fire trucks and holiday cheer!  Santa will arrive at the end of the parade just in time for the tree lighting at the Four Corners.

The Bethlehem Lions Club 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.   

10th Annual Selkirk Fire Department Holiday Fire Truck on Saturday December 5th. Tentative schedule below. They will be handing out candy canes, playing music, and Santa will also be paying a visit
5:00PM Enclave Development: Harvest Ridge, Ashgrove, Chesterwood, Silver Creek, Crescent Creek, to Holly Mill. 
6:00PM Dowerskill Village: Hague Blvd. to Amsterdam Ave. 
6:20PM Milltowne: Amsterdam Ave., Brookhaven, Huntswood, Milltowne, back to Huntswood. 
7:00PM Crossroads: Journey La. to Placid La. 
7:45PM East Wiggand Dr. to Vagele La. 
8:00PM Quail Hollow: Bobwhite Dr. to Mallard Rd. 
8:30PM Weiser St. & Chapel La.

For only the fifth time in Bethlehem Pop Warner's (BPW) 51 year history, one of our Cheerleading Squads is headed to the Pop Warner National Cheer Championships! Our Junior PeeWee cheer team took 1st Place at the Eastern Region competition and has earned a spot at the 2015 National Cham- pionships to be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL the week of December 6th.  We are reaching out to businesses in our community to support these girls. Please consider sponsoring, making a monetary donation or donating something for our spaghetti dinner and silent auction, which will be held on December 2nd at the American Legion in Delmar. See Letter and Donation Form for details. 
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



presents, Evolution of Fashion Manufacturing in the Hudson Valley, Past, Present, Future on December 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Great Room of Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange. This event will bring together local apparel designers and manufacturers to increase industry connections, provide business to business networking and connection opportunities, and educate attendees on current and future trends in the industry.  Fashion design and manufacturing was historically a thriving industry in the Hudson Valley, with tremendous contributions to the growth of the region's economy and culture.  With recent trends favoring locally-produced goods and smaller business, there is great opportunity to support the reemergence of this industry in the Hudson Valley. Visit the website for details and to register.

National Grid is once again warning customers to beware of a reported utility billing scam. As has been the case several times in the past few years, National Grid's Customer Contact Center has received calls from residential and business customers saying they were contacted by phone by individuals who claim to be from National Grid and who advise the customers they have a past due balance on their utility bill. The scammers warn that service will be shut off immediately unless the customer purchases a prepaid debit card in a specific amount and provides the caller with the card's account number. Scammers have become increasingly sophisticated in replicating National Grid's recorded messaging and directions for phone prompts making it more difficult to differentiate an actual National Grid call from an imposter's call.  National Grid does contact customers with past due balances by phone to offer payment options, but never demands direct payment through the use of a pre-paid debit card and never accepts payment through these cards.  Customers who believe they have fallen victim to the scam should contact National Grid and local law enforcement officials immediately.   


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