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Wishing you a Happy and Safe Holiday!

The Chamber will be closed on Friday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Town of Bethlehem Logo    
State of the Town Address

Town Hall Auditorium, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, January 7, 2016
7:45 AM - Breakfast, 8:00 AM - Address Begins

Supervisor John Clarkson will deliver the State of the Town address Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 8am in the auditorium at Town Hall.  Co-sponsored with the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, continental breakfast is offered starting at 7:45am.  The public is encouraged to attend, this is a free event open to all. Supervisor Clarkson will outline the challenges Bethlehem faces and his priorities for the coming year.

Business for Breakfast: 2016 Economic Outlook
Presented by Conor J. Bryant,CFP®
Bethlehem Public Library - Community Room
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
7:45 AM - Registration/Networking; 8:00 AM - Presentation Begins 
Are you wondering where the market will go in 2016 with interest rates on the rise, wars in the Middle East, and plummeting oil prices?   We will take a comprehensive look at the market and economic outlook for the coming year.  Learn how to successfully invest in a changing climate and the best investment plans available for businesses.

Bryant Asset Management, 1280 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, NY  12159  Ph: 518 439-1141  www.bryantassetmgt.com
Securities & Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network™, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.


For additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our Chamber Events Calendar!     

There's still time to save with 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 (11/25 Registration and 11/26 event)
  • Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce (weekdays)
  • Saturday Delmar Farmers Market (Sat, Dec 12)
  • 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 
Give the gift of Bethlehem this Holiday!

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
Keep Moving with Stephanie
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   

first niagara bank

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

Poise Studios is collecting food donations for the South End Children's Cafe. Donations are accepted through the end of the year, view the wish list on their Facebook. And join Zoe for a special New Year's Eve practice on December 31 from 5:30-7pm. Reflect on the last year, set an intention for the year ahead. With a brief introduction to the first two limbs of Patanjali's eight-limbed path of yoga, the yamas (ethical practices) and the niyamas (holistic observations), explore how yoga aligns with and can help to support your goals/resolutions. A 60 minute all levels asana (posture) practice will follow.

Four Course New Year's Eve Dinner at Akira! View menu, and call 518.434.8880  for reservations.

Need insurance for your snowmobile? The Bruce Agency has you covered. See brochure for details, or contact John Vasto.

Last call for 16 Handles gift cards - visit our stores 12/22 through THURSDAY, 12/24 for your last chance to receive a sweet discount on our gift cards. Purchase a $100 gift card for $75*. This promotion is only valid before 12/25, so hurry! It's the perfect gift for all those fro-yo lovers on your list.

Holiday Hours for I Love Books: 12/23 10am-8pm, 12/24 10am-4pm, 12/25 CLOSED, 12/26 10am-5pm. Jewelry and mugs for that special someone? We have a wonderful selection of gifts for the Holidays.

Looking for a stocking stuffer? A gift certificate to Angela's Pizza & Pasta is the perfect idea! Buy a $25 gift certificate and receive $5 free for yourself. Stop by today or call 427.7122.

Monthly memberships are just $10 down at Delmar Health and Fitness, and student memberships are available upon request. Tanning packages are also available (new bulbs are in the beds).
Need a last minute gift idea? Come by O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub to purchase gift certificates! As of Tuesday, December 22, we are open for lunch and dinner. Official GRAND OPENING is scheduled for New Year's Eve, more details to follow.

Ring in the New Year by letting your customers know how much you appreciate them with Columbia-Greene Media's Customer Appreciation Pages. See rates, call 518.756.2030 or email.
Upcoming classes at Shawna's Dogs starting Monday, December 28: Canine Good Citizen Prep Class at 6:15pm, $120 for 7 weeks (THIS CLASS IS FULL); Therapy Dog Prep Class at 7:15pm, $100 for 4 weeks.

New Year's Eve 2016, Yanni's Too style! Champagne Toast, Carving Station, Entree selections and Dessert - see full menu. Reservations 518.756.7033.

The Bethlehem Public Library has an fun-filled Winter Break Schedule lined up, including a Magician and the Minions movie. See the full schedule.

BlueShield of Northeastern NY presents Learn to Skate at the Empire Skate Plaza. Saturday, January 2, 9-11am. Registration required.

The Town of Bethlehem will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course. 8 classes, Mondays Jan 4-Feb 29, 5-8pm. Ages 15 and up; Middle School Pool & Classroom, 1/18 class ONLY at Elm Avenue Park Office. REGISTER by calling Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Depart. 439.4055 x2131. View website for full details and prerequisites. 
Marvin and Company, P.C. is offering a FREE webinar Monday, January 6: Fraud Concerns and Steps to Protect Against Fraud. Starting at 12pm, the webinar will cover fiscal responsibilities, fraud risks and detection as well as a look at case studies. Space is limited, reserve your seat here. PC-based attendees are required to have: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server, while Macintosh®-based attendees need Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer. Call 518.785.0134 or email Kevin McCoy for more information.

From December 17 - January 6, La Empanada Llama will be closed for a family vacation to Peru. Happy New Year!
Hot Harry's Burrito of the Month is the Chili Cheese Frito Burrito. Available until the end of December, you can make it a meal with a 20 oz. Pepsi. Yum!
Blue Sky Recording/Music Studios is proud to carry Washburn acoustic and electric guitars. They make high quality guitars at affordable prices with an instrument to suit every level of player from the beginner to the pro.  Check out their selection - they make great holiday gifts!  

Thank you to all of our local customers from Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar. We wish you a Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year. As a token of our appreciation we are offering BOGO Chicken or Beef Fajita on December 24 from 12-8pm. View flyer. Also, purchase a $25.00 or more Gift Card and receive an additional $5.00, or purchase a $50.00 Gift Card or more and receive an additional $10.00. Purchase in person or online

Delmar Bistro is closing at 4pm on Christmas Eve to prepare for our Vets Dinner. Here are two 2 lists of items our veterans could use this Christmas: Page 1 & Page 2. List provided by V. A. Hospital, all donated items go directly to local veterans. Drop donations off at Delmar Bistro or directly to the V.A. hospital. Ask for Jim Keller or Mike Fitzpatrick

Giving Tuesday has passed, but Grassroot Givers is DOUBLING all monetary donations throughout the month of December.  Help us reach our $10,000 goal!  Warm winter clothes and book donations are also accepted at their facilities.

All Moroccanoil and Eufora products are Buy 2 and the 3rd is 50% off through December 31 at Sky Beauty Bar! Call 463.7593 to schedule appointments.

Bowling ball deals for the holidays at Del Lanes!  Prices good through December 24, while supplies last. See flyer for details.

Holiday hours at Johnny B's Glenmont Diner are as follows: OPEN Christmas week, only CLOSED Christmas Day.
We will re-open on Saturday, December 26th through Sunday, January 3rd - regular business hours, with no interruption and no other closures. On Monday, January 4 we will close for Winter Vacation and will re-open Tuesday, January 19 at 7am. Happy Holidays!

Champagne Shopping at Ben's Jammin' Treasures weekdays from 6-8pm until Christmas. Enjoy champagne, holiday snacks and samples as you peruse our gift boutique with over 50 local artists gift ideas. Special Sales every evening! Bring 2 friends and you will receive a special gift. 
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. 

Friday, December 25 is the 28th Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner presented by Bethlehem Senior Services at the First United Methodist Church. 1:30pm (hospitality), 2:00pm (dinner served). Dinner is open to people of all denominations and ages; 100-120 people are served each year, with approximately 30 more meals delivered to homebound individuals. Full details on flyer.

The Town of Bethlehem announced NEW Community Recycling Stations. Visit the Town's 24/7 recycling drop spots for cardboard, mixed paper (including books, magazines, and more) and clothing, textiles and shoes. 1st Location: Municipal lot near Four Corners, and 2nd Location: Elm Ave Park 'n Ride.

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 now CLOSED for the season.  
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 Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free!  

Delmar, NY 12054
Edward Jones
Glenmont, NY 12077

Now open for lunch and dinner!
318 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054 

Heaven's Lil' Angels LLC
Tina Moore
2384 Route 9W
Ravena, NY

Safe Home
Delmar, NY 12054

316 Delaware Ave, Ste 24
Delmar, NY 12054

  205 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.4943 ext. 280 
Denise Mason
316 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054 
365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
155 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054


They raised over $2,500 during the Bells of Life campaign at Crossgates Mall. Money raised goes to the AMC Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit. The program began over 25 years ago when the clubs began raising funds for the Pediatric Trauma Unit at Albany Med, and for the past few years the focus has been the NICU. In addition to Kiwanis Club members, students from the BCMS Helping Hands Club, Albany Academy Builders Club and BCHS Key Club help sell the bells at the mall and at Bethlehem community businesses.


They were awarded the
Majestic Moments Award by the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Majestic Moments Award is for "Making a strong of lofty impression or possessing majesty, hitting a grand goal, having or displaying great dignity." Congratulations!


Grassroot Givers

Monday they opened another Free Library at
Arbor Hill Elementary School. They thank the Albany Fund for Education and Albany District Links - without their support it would not have been possible!

The Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC) is seeking applicants for the 2016 CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge Charity of Choice. The race - the largest between Utica and New York City - will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. In conjunction with the race, HMRRC selects one or more charities of choice, each of which receives a donation from CDPHP, as well as direct contributions from race participants. If your organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides health or human services to communities in the Capital Region, HMRRC invites you to apply. The application deadline is January 11, 2016. The 2016 charity will be selected by January 29. All applications must be completed and submitted electronically via email. Click here for an application form. If your organization is chosen, you are expected to participate in CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge planning meetings, day-of race activities, and post-event media. We look forward to a great race and a successful fundraising effort.

Looking to assist local non-profits in need this Holiday season?  The Giving Map is a web-based map which identifies over 600 locations within the Capital District where you can make charitable donations and/or volunteer your personal time to help others. Use the map to locate a charitable organization and then click its marker to display information about the site, including address, types of donations accepted, and hours of operation. Visit the website.

It's time for the Annual Best of the Capital Region survey! Every year we look forward to honoring those businesses in the area that are doing an outstanding job. Vote for our BETHLEHEM Businesses!  When voting, please keep your answers local (unless otherwise noted). Online voting will run from Nov 23 - Dec 28, 2015. Results will be published in the March & May issue. Click to vote.


View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.


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