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CHAMBER NEWS AND EVENTS



  
Saturday O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub celebrated their official ribbon cutting and grand opening.  Owners Liam Slattery, Michael Slattery and Keith O'Brien were joined by family, friends, The O'Slattery's team, elected officials Senator Neil D. Breslin, Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson, Board members David VanLuven, Joyce Becker, Doris Davis, former Supervisor Terri Egan and the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce to kick off their day of festivities.  Click for the photo gallery, hoisting of the flags by the Delmar Fire Department, and the performance of the Bethlehem Traditional Irish Dancers.




This morning Conor Bryant with Bryant Asset Management presented the 2016 Economic Outlook at the Bethlehem Public Library.  Conor made the data very relatable and fielded questions from attendees about investing in alternative markets and emerging markets.  Click for the gallery.

Bryant Asset Management, 1280 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, NY  12159, Ph: 518 439-1141  www.bryantassetmgt.comSecurities & 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.




Tri-Chamber Speed Networking 
Hampton Inn by Hilton Albany/University Area
1442 Western Avenue, Albany
Thursday, February 25, 7:30am - 9:00am
The Bethlehem Chamber has partnered with the Colonie and Guilderland Chambers of Commerce to bring you this Tri-Chamber Speed Networking Event. Connect with colleagues from throughout the Capital Region and make 20 new contacts before you get into the office. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early and bring plenty of business cards. Peter Coombs from FRONTLINE Training & Consulting will moderate. FRONTLINE Training helps salespeople in all types of organizations through workshops, keynotes, and coaching.



   

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




Nominate a Business Person, Citizen or
Youth Volunteer/Entrepreneur

for the

31st Annual Chamber Awards Dinner
Friday, April 8, 2016
Cyprus Shrine Center, Glenmont

Do you know of a deserving local Business Person, Citizen or Youth who contributes to the Bethlehem Community?   Nominate them for our Annual Awards!  For complete details on qualifications and submission, see the
Nomination Form.

***nomination deadline is February 18, 2016***

We want your promotional materials!

We are running low on some of our member promotional material here in our office.  If you typically supply us with your promotional material, please make sure to periodically re-stock the Chamber office.  We use the materials for welcome packets, leads groups, farmer's markets (when in season), and for walk-ins.  


If you are a member and have NOT supplied us with your material, please feel free to take advantage of this outlet as a way to advertise and get your information out to the public.

Materials can be dropped off M-F 9am-5pm,
or put in the mail slot.

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


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.

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

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

We've moved! As of January 4, the Bethlehem Counseling Associates is now located at 200 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Please be advised to park in the rear of the building. View the full details here

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited
(BOU) is hosting its 4th Bethlehem Community Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 25 at BCHS at 6:30pm. The event is the biggest fundraiser for BOU, a non-profit organization that funds grants for prevention education and youth activities in our community. BOU needs teams, team sponsors, donations for a raffle and audience members to make this event a success! Click to register a team, or to sponsor.

Join One Six Five Normanside Thursday, January 28 for some Paint & Sip fun! $40 per person, includes paint, art supplies and all the guidance you will need to create a work of art. Call 518.439.4505 x10 to reserve your spot today!

ShopRite of Slingerlands is having a In-Store Job Fair on Saturday January 30 from 10am-4pm. We are accepting applications for all part-time positions. Interested parties can go to our website to apply.

The 5th Annual Chili Bowl is Saturday, January 30 at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center from 11am-4pmSpecial edition "Pink" bowls will be available for $100. 100% of the proceeds of "pink" bowl sales will go directly to To Life! Our goal is to raise $5,000 - help us makes this goal a reality, enjoy some amazing chili and vote for your favorite chef!

Check out the weekend events at CrossFit Spur: Saturday, January 30 Dalton Divine will be giving a pre-WOD mental toughness presentation, then you get to test what you just learned in Coach Courtney's Birthday WOD! Sunday January 31 is Yoga For Athletes with Dawn Dotson. This is a mixed level class specifically for athletes (runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, CrossFitters, etc. all are welcome). This is a donation based class

Tara Kordich is instructing the Sidekick Ruler Demo Class at Amelia's Garden on Sunday, January 31 at 11am. This is a Beginner-Intermediate class, $25 for 5 hours, basic sewing skills needed and knowledge of 1/4" seam allowance. Call 518.439.4614 to reserve your spot.

The next scheduled meeting of the Bethlehem Business Women's Club is Wednesday, February 3. Meet us at Normanside Country Club at 6pm. Dinner menu to be posted on Facebook.

The Delmar Farmers Market is now accepting applications for the 2016 season. Visit here to register and apply; deadline is March 15. 

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.

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.

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!

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. 

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


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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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   

Glenmont, NY
518.364.1589

382 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.451.9666

1391 Indian Fields Road
Feura Bush, NY 12067
518.475.1033

180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.3223
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

KUDOS TO

Cameron Becker

Over this past weekend Cameron was the first responder to a fire where he entered a burning house with no gear to save the lives of the family inside.  Click here for the full article.

and


Judi Gabler is representing YPN as co-chair of the committee this year for Great Capital Association of Realtors.  Congratulations to all on the new positions for 2016!

AROUND THE REGION... 


Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy
Annual Open House
Join my staff and I for our Annual Open House.  I look forward to this event every year and hope we'll be able to welcome you into what is both our Legislative and District Office. You will also have the opportunity to see our most recent art exhibits by Historic Albany Foundation and artist Kevin Kuhne.  Friday, January 29, from 8:30am-10:00am, Room 452 in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Albany, located in the building's west side.  Enter through either the street entrance of the State Capitol (State St or Washington Ave or through the Empire State Plaza Concourse (Capitol/LOB entrance). After 9am, you can also enter directly to the LOB through the LOB State Street entrance. On-street meter parking and Concourse visitor parking are certain to be available.  An RSVP is not required, but you can send an email if you choose.



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.


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Marketspace page frequently to see
available office space.

 

   

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