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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS

  
      
Supervisor John Clarkson (pictured above) started off 2016 with the State of the Town Address Thursday morning at the Bethlehem Town Hall.  Click here for the full photo gallery, or view the video of the entire address here.
 
 

 
Monday we celebrated the first ribbon cutting of 2016 at Radiance Hot Yoga. Owner Boaz Alperson (center, with scissors) was joined by Radiance Hot Yoga instructors, Bethlehem Chamber reps, and supportive local businesses including Town of Bethlehem IDA, First Niagara Bank, National Bank of Coxsackie, Realty USA's Marge Kanuk, Spotlight Newspapers, and Warren, Washington & Albany Counties ARC - WWAARC. View the photo gallery here.




O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub Ribbon Cutting
318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Saturday, January 23, 2016
12:30 PM - Ribbon Cutting / 1:00 PM Festivities

Save the date for O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting!  The ribbon cutting will kick-off a day of festivities with entertainment - details to follow.




Business for Breakfast: 2016 Economic Outlook
Presented by Conor J. Bryant,CFP
BRYANT ASSET MANAGEMENT
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!     

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 SURVEY TIME - tell us what you think!

The link to the 2016 Member Survey was emailed Monday, January 11 to all current members.  If you did not receive it, please call 439.0512 or email Erica

We value your feedback and hope you take the time to complete the short survey.  Answers will be used to arrange what member benefits are offered, drive programming events for 2016, and tailor communications from the Chamber. 

UPDATE YOUR BUSINESS INFO
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

CHAMBER TRIP TO SPAIN

Beat the winter blues with a trip to Spain's Costa del Sol!  Departing Wednesday, March 16, trip highlights include 7 nights in a 4 start hotel, Granada, Alhambra Palace, Generalife, Mijas, Seville, Plaza de Espana, Maria Luisa Park, Seville Cathedral, and La Giralda.  The trip is open to anyone in the community interested in travel.



Click here for the full brochure; call for questions 518.439.0512.

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

Now through Sunday, January 17, ALL half gallons are on sale for only $2.99 each at all Stewart's Shops locations!

Stop by Glenmont Abbey Village on Wednesday, January 13 from 1-4pm for our open house! Come and check out what popular floor plans are still available and learn what it would be like to be our newest resident. 7 Thomas Cole Drive, across from the Price Chopper Plaza in Glenmont. RSVP online or by calling 866.208.1006.

The Bethlehem Town Board will be considering candidates for appointment to the Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Board. Visit the town website for further information. The deadline for submission is January 21, 2016.

Stop by Robinson Ace Hardware & Garden Center at 1900 New Scotland Rd and take a look at the CLEARANCE SALE!

If you or someone you know a part of a local book club, Grassroot Givers is looking to rent out our beautiful, unique space to passionate readers of the Capital Region. For a small donation, groups will be able to use our space to meet, take a few books home with them from our collections, and be provided food and drinks. Call 518.542.1276 for details.

Click here for the Bethlehem Area YMCA January Ice Rink Schedule.

Easily join the A. Phillips Hardware mailing list in so many different ways! Susscribers will receive the latest news on Phillips Hardware as well as special offers and coupons that will only be available to those on our mailing list. To subscribe, go to the "Join My List" tab on our Facebook page, or text PHILLIPSHARDWARE to 22828 to join (message and data rates may apply).

CrossFit Kids kicks off Saturday, January 16 at CrossFit Spur! Six consecutive weeks, $60 per child, $30 for additional siblings. 10am 3-5 year-olds, 10:30am 5-12 year-olds. And we welcome KC Kerker to the #spurnation coaching team and community! Be sure to say hi and introduce yourself if you see him at the box.

Come check out the new Wednesday dinner special menu at Garden Bistro 24! 3 courses for only $24.00.

Join Congregation Beth Abraham Jacob for our annual Sephardic Shabbat at 9am on January 23. Enjoy the beautiful Sephardic culture, customs, and melodies at a special Shabbat service featuring International Sensation Sephardic Cantor Raphael Benizri. Following services, stick around for a Sephardic Shabbat Kiddush lunch at approximately 11:15am. Open to the entire community!

Join the Delmar Farmers Market team. We are looking to add to our Board of Directors. For the full details and instructions on how to apply, please review our Facebook post. Prospective board member statements will be accepted through January 31, 2016. 

The sub of the month at Angela's Pizza and Pasta Restaurant is the Chicken Cordon Bleu! Fresh crispy chicken, deli-sliced ham, Swiss Cheese, and honey mustard served with a side of fries - get it this month only for $7.95.

Monday, January 4 - Monday, January 18, Johnny B's Glenmont Diner will be closed for vacation.  
 
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.

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.
 
WEBSITE of the WEEK




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


 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

On Thursday, January 21 at 2pm the Bethlehem Historical Association presents Gene F. Gore's talk "The Northern Home Front in the Civil War". Gore will draw from his knowledge of his Tufts and Newman family ancestors using them to explore the common experience of Northerners during the Civil War. The lecture will be held at the Delmar Reformed Church. This is a FREE event, all are welcome. Refreshments and conversation will follow the talk. Please note the venue change from our usual location.

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!  
NEW MEMBERS   

Horizon View Travel
Delmar, NY 12054
518.477.7792 

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

Delmar, NY 12054
518.478.9632 
  
Edward Jones
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.862.9755 

318 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054 

Heaven's Lil' Angels LLC
Tina Moore
2384 Route 9W
Ravena, NY
518.727.6631 

Delmar, NY 12054
518.316.1150

316 Delaware Ave, Ste 24
Delmar, NY 12054
518.584.9990

  205 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.4943 ext. 280 


KUDOS TO


Congratulations on exceeding the
December Holiday Challenge
goal of $10,000 and
raising over $20,000!

AROUND THE REGION... 



Learn How to Win Federal Funding for Early Stage Companies with SBIR/STTR Grants Wed, January 27th at 11am EST
Hear directly from manufacturers who have successfully won SBIR/STTR funding leveraging High Performance Computing (HPC) for specific engineering applications from around New York State. Most small to mid sized manufacturers lack an under-standing of how integrating high performance computing (HPC) as a key component of the overall research and development process can be used as a leverage point to securing and progressing an SBIR/STTR funding engagement.  The combination of the expertise available through NY's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and HPCNY can help your manufacturing company find the best way to position and integrate high performance computing into product research and development to help you secure and progress SBIR/STTR grants.
For details and to register visit the website.



Start off 2016 with a FREE one-on-one business check-upfree 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. The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is here to help. For your free one-on-one business check-up, email Destiny Watkins, 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.


BETHLEHEM BUSINESS MAP

View the online version of the Bethlehem Business map here.

OFFICE SPACE

Looking for work space? 
Visit our
Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.

 

   

HELP WANTED

 

Looking for work? 
Visit our
Job Postings page frequently to see current openings.

 

 



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