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REMINDER: 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. 

CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS




O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub Ribbon Cutting
318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Saturday, January 23, 2016
REVISED TIME 11:00 AM Ribbon Cutting / 6:00 PM Festivities

Please note the revised Ribbon Cutting time is 11am.

Join us for O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting!  The 11am ribbon cutting (REVISED TIME) will kick-off a fun filled day of festivities and entertainment - the Bethlehem Traditional Irish Dancers will perform at 6pm, followed by an evening performance from Toss the Feathers, a local Irish trio, from 6-9pm.




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.





Delaware Avenue Hamlet Streetscape Enhancement Presentation
Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Monday, February 1, 2016
5:00 PM
  
Join us for a presentation on the Delaware Avenue Hamlet Streetscape Enhancement Project, which will be begin work in 2016.  The project will implement design improvements that will help strengthen Delaware Avenue's Main Street character and provide for safe and convenient corridor travel and access for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users.  The scope of work will include enhancements along Delaware Avenue, from Elsmere Avenue to Adams Street, as well as portions of Kenwood Avenue and Adams Street. These enhancements consist of new sidewalks, crosswalks, curbing, on-street parking, street trees and decorative lighting fixtures.   The Town's design and engineering consultant, CHA Companies, will provide an overview of the project as well as conceptual design plans.  They are looking to receive feedback from businesses within the project area.  If you are unable to attend this meeting, we encourage you to attend the larger public meeting scheduled for February 9th at 7:00pm in the Town Hall Auditorium.



   

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


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

Due to the change in minimum wage, updated posters are available. Contact ADP Small Business Services to get yours today, and see how they can assist businesses with 45+ employees with ACA reporting this year. Email Sarah.

As of January 13, three GoPro cameras are available at the Bethlehem Public Library Information DeskCameras can be borrowed for a week at a time. The Library also has several upcoming events to keep you busy this winter - click for flyers: Seasonal Cooking Jan 30, Winter Story Times, Friday Cinema Schedule, Sunday Cinema Schedule, and Tai Chi Schedule.

Help Amelia's Garden celebrate our 1-Year Anniversary! We will kick off the weeklong celebration on Thursday, January 21 with a FREE fat quarter with your purchase of $20 or more. Friday's deal will be 15% off pre-cuts, patterns, books and notions, and Saturday and Sunday, receive 10% off your total purchase, excluding sale items. Sweet treats will be available over the weekend.

Michelle Kavanaugh of Organize Senior Moves will be presenting Tuesday, January 26 at 11am at Coburg Village in Rexford, NY. Learn about downsizing tips and making the full transition. Complimentary lunch will be served, call 518.243.6335 to RSVP. Click here for the flyer.

The second Community Showing will be held Jan 29 - Feb 1 at Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace. It's open to anyone, any age and ability. Drop off your artistic creations Thursday, January 28 to, either "show off", without selling OR sell directly from our shelves - all proceeds are yours! Call Kathy with questions at 588.7268. Clockmakers Ellis Tobin and Joyful Imagination Glass are our Artists of the Month for January. Remember - 15% off their works!

Late Night Delivery is now available Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm-12am at La Empanada Llama! We will close as usual at 8pm for dine in and take out orders, but will remain open taking delivery orders until midnight. Orders can be placed by calling 518.915.1887 or via GrubHub.

Bethlehem Central Schools has opportunities for Business Owners, Home Based Businesses, or anyone looking for Part-Time work - we are looking for individuals to train as School Bus Drivers. View the full details here, and contact Kevin Williams with questions at 518-439-3830.

Don't forget to apply to be a recipient of Stewart's Shops Holiday Match for 2016 before the January 31 deadline! All local 501c3 Children's Charities are free to apply - click here.

Shawna's Dogs is hosting the next Weight Pull Saturday,January 30 at 1pm and 3pm. Sign up via email or by calling 518.937.2544.

Tara Dutcher is back Sunday, January 31 from 11:30am-1:30pm for another Reduce Postural Tension Kripalu Yoga Workshop at Free Movement Pilates. To register or ask questions, email or call Tara 518.795.5450. Noontime Yoga will begin February 3 with Samantha Jo. The 8-week session is $96, Wednesdays from 12:15-1:30pm. Pre-registration required, contact Samantha Jo at 845.389.5032 if interested.

View the flyer for The Skyline Printing Co.'s latest offer - a Business Apparel Bundle for only $199!

The hEARt Ear Boutique invites you to an Open House by Appointment Tuesday Jan 19, Thursday Jan 21 and Saturday Jan 23. You will receive a Video Otoscopy, Hearing Evaluation, and Risk-Free Hearing Aid Trial. Call 518.435.1250 for an appointment, and view full flyer here.

Take advantage of Capital Bank's latest offer - an interest-free checking account or 2% CD. Call the Slingerlands branch at 518.694.5620 for details.

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).

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.

For a full list of the ongoing member deals & offers, visit Member News.
WEBSITE of the WEEK



View their promo video featuring their adorable kids! And remember, they have an LED sign where they will post community and/or non-profit events free of charge.

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.

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   
Feura Bush, NY 12067
518.859.5370

Feura Bush, NY 12067
518.859.5370

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

of Burke Insurance Associates/Farm Family

In 2013 & 2014, Jennifer was named the #1 Property & Casualty Agent in Agency 80 and was ranked in the Top 25 Agents in Farm Family's Northeast Region (2013-2015).  In 2015, Jennifer received her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and CPIA (Certified Professional Insurance Agent) designations.

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.


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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