in this issue
Wishing our members and community a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

The Chamber will be closed on Friday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.

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!     

It's the last week 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 


The new exhibition of artwork by members of the Bethlehem Art Association is on display at the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.  This exhibit includes many nature inspired pieces, including a wintry tree in "Storms Abrewing" (top center) and some peacefully grazing sheep in "Lyman Sheep" (bottom row, second from right).

The show will run through the months of January and February.  Stop in to browse the exhibit, pieces can be purchased by contacting the artist directly.   
To find out more about the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website.
Promote Your Business and Support Your
Community Chamber in 2016!

Maximize your Chamber Membership and promote your business or organization as a trusted Bethlehem institution to the Chamber's 500 members, their employees and the community!

Are you using all your FREE Member benefits?  See how you can promote your organization with benefits that are part of your Membership. See details.

Online Directory Profile     Job Postings       Member to Member Deals    
Community Calendar     Welcome Packets   Chamber Info Center    
Business Referral Groups

Sponsorship Opportunities

       Breakfast Seminars        Networking Mixers          Web Banner Ads
Annual Awards Dinner    Annual Golf Outing         Hot Deals
                            E-Newsletter Ads            Print Directory Ads
                                  Enhanced Online Directory Listing     
 For additional details, see our Sponsorship Opportunities

To take advantage of any of the above, contact Erica at the Bethlehem Chamber
or complete the Sponsor Form and return to the Chamber by email or
fax at 475-0910

It's always a good time to give the gift of Bethlehem!

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

Looking to shed a few pounds in the new year?  The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine's Weight Loss and Lifestyle Transformation Program is a 3-month medically supervised, personalized program. You will work with a team of medical profes-sionals, including a naturopathic doctor, a holistic nurse practitioner, a personal health and fitness coach as well as a nutritionist and culinary chef. Our Lifestyle Transformation program is designed to get you healthier, stronger and leaner while incorporating a personalized nutrition and training program that will last a lifetime. For details, visit the website.

Merriman & Phister's Marketplace has Christmas items on Sale - 10% off through January 2nd!

It's not too late to open your Christmas Club for 2016 at the National Bank of Coxsackie! Just $20 a week, and by 50 weeks you will have $1,000. Deadline is Thursday, December 31 at noon.

The After Christmas Sale is on at Ben's Jammin' Treasures! 20% - 50% off* Christmas items, 25% off* pre-owned home decor, 10% off regular priced furniture.
(*hand painted ornaments, pyrex bowls, and a few other exclusions apply). Sale ends Thursday December 31, 2015.

Stewart's Shops
is continuing a New Year's Eve tradition by giving customers a free cup of hot coffee from 6 p.m. until close, at all 332 Stewart's locations. The free coffee can be any size and will also include hot chocolate and tea.

The Holiday Sale at I Love Books continues - 50% off all holiday items (books are excluded from the sale).

Join Free Movement Pilates on Sunday, January 10 for the Reduce Postural Tensions Workshop. 11:30-1:30pm with Tara Dutcher, PT. $40 per person, email or call 518.795.5450 to register.

Join Zoe at Poise Studios 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. Full description on Facebook. Saturday, January 2 they will kick off Small Steps: A 6 Week Program to Better Health. Take control of your life and develop healthier habits with small, manageable changes. Participants will have unlimited access to yoga and spinning classes at the studio for the duration of the program.
Full details here. Register via email or 518.334.6002. Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10 they are hosting the first official BarreFlow Instructor Certification course. Email Karli for details.

Four Course New Year's Eve Dinner at Akira! For reservations call 518.434.8880, and click to view menu.

Ring in the New Year at Nicole's Restaurant with their Prix Fixe Menu. Open 5pm-10pm on NYE, call 518.436.4952 to reserve your spot.

Enjoy Fireside Dining this New Year's Eve at One Six Five at Normanside. Open from 4:30-10:30pm, make reservations by calling 518.439.4505 x10. View the menu.

New Year's Eve 2015, Yanni's Too style! Champagne Toast, Carving Station, Entree selections and Dessert - see full menu. Call 518.756.7033 for reservations.

The Delmar Animal Hospital is looking for your support to provide food for the local feral cat population. Wet food is desired in the winter, but both wet and dry is needed. Cat food can be dropped off at Just Cats Veterinary Clinic in Guilderland (2073 Western Avenue) and will be distributed throughout the Capital District to the dedicated volunteers who feed and provide shelter for our free roaming community cats.

Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Bar wishes you a Happy New Year, and to celebrate they are offering BOGO Chicken of Beef Fajita on Friday, January 1. Restaurant will be open from 12pm-10pm. Per flyer, valid dine-in or take-out.

Interested in learning more about 3D printing at the library?  The Bethlehem Public Library will be holding a live demo on Monday, January 4 at 11am.

On Thursday, January 7 Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited is sponsoring "Life after BC" at 7pm in BCHS Rm G100. BC grads with varying experiences in public and private schools, community college, gap year and internships will discuss college and work in a panel discussion. Talk with BC grads about: College Selection, Campus Environment, Healthy Habits, Dorm Life and Roommates, and more. All grades are welcome, but the event is most appropriate for juniors and seniors and their parents/guardians.

Agility Training starts Saturday, January 9 at Shawna's Dogs. $120 for 6 weeks, 9am Beginner Agility, 10am Intermediate Agility. Sign up by email, or by calling Becky at 518.337.3954.

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

Thursday, December 31 join Cyndi from To Life! for her Arbonne New Year, New You presentation. All proceeds benefit To Life! Call or text 518.932.5558 to RSVP. 6pm upstairs at 410 Kenwood Ave (upstairs).

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). Open New Year's Eve, 5am-4pm and New Year's Day, 7am -5pm

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.
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! 

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


$1.75 million
is the new record for their
Holiday Match Program
The money raised is a 12% percent increase (nearly $100,000 increase in customer donations) over the record $1.54 million raised in the 2014 season. View the press release

Monday, January 18 the Times Union / Monster Job Fair will be held at the Albany Marriott from 10am - 4pm. View the list of exhibitors on their website.

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.


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