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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.

Radiance Hot Yoga Ribbon Cutting

Glenmont Plaza, 392 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont
Monday, January 11, 3pm
Join us for the first ribbon cutting of 2016 as we commemorate the opening of Radiance Hot Yoga. 

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.

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

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


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.
for the
2016-2017 Business and Community Directory 

We are preparing for the print 2016-2017 Chamber Business & Community Directory.  8,000 copies will be distributed throughout the community over the course of the year.  Member businesses should login to your account to verify all of your information is accurate. Forms were emailed and mailed (depending on your contact preference) the week of 1/4/16.  Please make any updates to your account by January 22, so your most current information is included.  If you cannot locate your login info, please contact the Chamber at 439-0512, email or download a Member Information Form

Reserve Your Ad for the
2016-2017 Business and Community Directory!

Interested in promoting your business year-round to a business and consumer audience? 
Purchase an ad in the 2016-2017 Business & Community Directory.
* 8,000 copies printed and distributed
* Glossy, full-color ads
*Convenient size for use year-round by businesses and residents
*Directories included in Chamber Welcome Packets year-round to new residents and new businesses
The most affordable annual avenue to target Bethlehem's highly desirable demographic

See Rate Info and Contact our Sales Team:
Paula Segal  (518)482-9044 or
Don McCormick  (518)542-3341

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

Monday, January 4 - Monday, January 18, Johnny B's Glenmont Diner will be closed for vacation.  
O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub will eventually be open for lunch - stay tuned on Facebook for the announcement. The current schedule is as follows: Bar open 11:30am-2:00am, Kitchen open 4:00pm-10:00pm.

The New Year is here, which also means new activities offered by the Town of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department.  Visit the Park Playbook Online for a complete play by play guide to all your recreation needs. Most activities start over the course of the next two weeks so it's not too late to register, but register soon so you don't miss out!

January Happy Hours have begun at 16 Handles! Rewards members are treated to 50% off frozen yogurt between 4-7PM each Monday and Tuesday this month.

Upcoming events this Saturday, January 9 at Shawna's Dogs include: Weight Pull Try (1-2:30pm or 2:45-4:15pm, $15 per dog); Beginner Agility (9am, $120 for six weeks); and Intermediate Agility (10am, $120 for six weeks). Sign up via email or call 518.937.2544.   

Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy at the public meeting hosted by Albany County for the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail Update. Tuesday, January 12 at 6pm at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Large Meeting Room, 24 Martin Road in Voorheesville. This is a great opportunity to share your enthusiasm for the trail and learn more about the next steps for the project.

Starting Tuesday, January 5, the Glenmont Taco Bell will be featuring FREE Taco Tuesdays! From 5pm to close (1am), it will be Buy One Seasoned Beef Taco (Crunchy or soft) and get one FREE! Fine print: Valid on Ala Cart tacos only. Not valid on Supreme, DLT, Chicken or Steak Tacos; limit 10 free tacos per person, per visit. Valid at Glenmont Taco Bell location only.

This month at Hot Harry's, our Chicken Bacon Club Burrito is the burrito of the month! Enjoy the warm tortilla wrapped up with chicken, rice, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, & our Southwest Ranch dressing and served with chips & homemade salsa.

This Saturday, January 9, is the next Bikram Workshop: Floor Series with Master teacher Terry Cunningham at Radiance Hot Yoga. 1:00-3:45pm, 90 min class followed by clinic for the floor postures. See flyer

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.

Join Free Movement Pilates on Saturday, January 9 (corrected date) 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.

Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, join Poise Studios as they host the first official BarreFlow Instructor Certification course. Email Karli for details.

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.

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. 


on receiving the
2015 AGC Safety Excellence Award

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!  

Horizon View Travel
Delmar, NY 12054

Law Office of Meredith H. Savitt, P.C.

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

Delmar, NY 12054

316 Delaware Ave, Ste 24
Delmar, NY 12054

  205 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.4943 ext. 280 


Start off 2016 with a FREE one-on-one business check-up, free workshops and our 8-wk course on business planning.
While some people are planning on getting in shape or reorganizing a space, as a business owner, your focus is on how to survive and thrive in a challenging economic climate. We're here to help. For your free one-on-one business check-up, email Destiny Watkins, our training and technical assistance associate, or call her at 518.436.8586 x809. Visit the website for a complete list of free workshops and info on the 8-wk business planning course.

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.


After beating the Hartford Wolf Pack 4-3 this past Saturday, the Albany Devils are on a 4-game winning streak!

Don't FORGET you can now join or renew your dues online.



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available office space.





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