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It was cold outside Thursday as we celebrated the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting with Romo's Pizzeria & Restaurant, but warm and toasty inside, especially with the fire going in the brick oven.  Owners Anthony and Brittany were joined by family, friends, the Romo's Team, Mary Rozak from the Albany County Executive's office, neighboring businesses, and Chamber representatives to celebrate, eat, and toast with champagne!  Click here to see the full gallery, or take a look into the dough room below!
Zeph and Quinn working hard in the dough room!
Zeph and Quinn working hard in the dough room!

It was an informative afternoon at Living Resources for their Workforce Networking Luncheon.  Jon Phillips with A. Phillips Hardware was one of the speakers at the event and talked to the crowd about the program and how important workforce development is.  If you are looking for an intern to help your business, contact one of the members of their internship team: Bill Lynch, Internship Coordinator or Jen Sanderson, Internship Coordinator.  Seniors of the College Experience program participate in two semester-long paid or unpaid internships.  These internships assist students in learning specific job skills, evaluating potential career paths and preparing for competitive employment.  Interns work 8-10 hours per week for 12-15 weeks per semester.  Click here for the full brochure, and view photos from the event here.

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.
Sponsored by

Business for Breakfast: Time Management for Busy Entrepreneurs
Bethlehem Public Library - Community Room
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
7:45 AM - Registration/Networking; 8:00 AM - Presentation Begins

We all know them -  time sinks are those black holes that somehow manage to consume our mental and physical energy without tangible results. Join Dorothee Racette, time management coach and trainer, for a discussion on making the most of your productivity and time.

Listen to Dorothee give a preview of the event below!
Time Management for Busy Entrepreneurs Seminar - intro
Time Management for Busy Entrepreneurs Seminar - intro

Sponsored by

March Networking Mixer
My Place & Co.
241 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Join us for some Networking March Madness!  Our March Networking Mixer will tip-off at 5pm at My Place & Co. - get in the game, catch up with your contacts, and make some new ones before the night is over.

Financial Resources for Businesses Roundtable 
Bethlehem Public Library - Community Room
451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Join Economic Development and Chamber of Commerce professionals for a Financial Resources for Businesses Panel Discussion to be held at the Bethlehem Public Library on March 29 at 7pm. The panel will discuss financing resources available for business start-ups and expansions from a variety of sources including conventional banks and non-traditional, alternative lenders.  Topics include: Credit; Business Planning; Financial Projections; "Do's and Don'ts"; Appropriate Uses of Funds...and more.  Link for flyer will follow


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


for the

31st Annual Bethlehem Chamber Awards Dinner 

Friday, April 8, 2016
Cyprus Shrine Banquet Center

5:30 PM Networking ● 7:00 PM Dinner ● 8:00 PM Awards Presentation

Get your tickets HERE!

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

Karli Taylor of Poise Studios and Jodi Druzba, experts in the fitness industry, have brought their talents together to launch a new wellness concept coined BarreFlow, a comprehensive program for all levels that combines a barre exercise workout with aspects of yoga and pilates. Click here to read all of the details in the full article.

Visit 16 Handles on Monday, March 7 from 5-8pm for a fundraiser for Show Off Equine Events (SOEE), a locally owned and run horse show, with riders from all over the Capital District and beyond frequenting their shows. Their fundraiser will help raise money for various events that the group participates in.

Looking for part-time workSchool's Out Inc. is looking for people who enjoy spending time with children and like to have fun at work! Activity Leaders are responsible for implementing age appropriate recreation and enrichment activities for children K-5. 
 Morning shifts available M-F from 7:15-9:15am, call 439.9300.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's Annual Meeting is Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30pm at Treviso by Mallozzi'sPhilip Morris from Proctor's is the guest speaker, view complete event details here.

The Glenmont Job Corps Center is seeking opportunities for their students to participate in 4-6 week internships in the local area. Students are trained to industry specific standards and are certified in their areas of study. As interns, students come to the workplace with a positive, professional attitude, ready to apply what they have learned on center in real work day situations.
Glenmont Job Corps Center are trained in the following professional careers: Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Medical Administrative Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, Facility Maintenance, and Security and Protective Services. If you are interested in having Glenmont Job Corps students as interns please contact Ann Marie Morin via email or phone at 518.767.2293.

Click here to hear from Safari Health's Sarah Schoof, a Travel Health Nurse, on the Zika virus.

Getting ready to buy your first home? Capital Bank's First Home Club can help! Open a dedicated savings account and for every $1 you save, receive $4! Fave for a minimum of 10 months, up to a maximum of 24 months. If you save the maximum, $1,875, you will receive $7,500 - bringing your total to $9,375 to be used for the purchase of your house. View the full details of this amazing program here.

Partnering with To Life!, Poise Studios is offering breast cancer patients and survivors weekly free participation in Yoga 101 class on Thursday afternoons from 6:30-7:15pm or in Hot Vinyasa Flow yoga on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30am. Visit the To Life! site for more information, and click here for their general brochure. Please note time change for Saturday class.

Now through Easter Sunday at One Six Five NormansideLenten Fish Fry options for both lunch and dinner will be offered every Friday. Stop in for a bite!

Ready to be TRANSFORMED? Click here to learn about the TOP FORM Delmar Purium 10 Day Transformation - loose weight and reset your metabolism! Purium products are certified organic, non-GMO, with no artificial sweeteners - click here for full details.

Are you compliant with the most current labor law postings? If not, or if you are unsure, GTM Payroll Services offers a Poster Service designed to protect your business and keep employees advised of their rights. With the $99.95 yearly fee, you receive an up-to-date Federal and State Poster set, plus specific posters required for restaurants. You'll get automatic replacements whenever a mandatory change occurs, for no extra charge - no matter how many changes occur! Click for details or call 518.373.4111.

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

The Pine Hollow Arboretum has many beautiful Ash trees, young and mature that are at risk of being infested and killed by the Emerald Ash Borer. We are hoping to get support from our members, friends and visitors so that we can preserve these important trees. Click HERE to help!

Our next Discovery Day for Hot Harry's franchise opportunities is Feb 26 at 10am in Pittsfield, MA. Reserve space now!

Do you have a credit card processing fee that you would like to reduce, or even eliminate? Contact A-1 Merchant Solutions and see how they can help. Click to view their brochure, and call 518.763.4000 to start saving today!

Reach 4,000 more households with the Ravena News Herald Spring Sampling program! View the flyer for complete details, or email Marlene with Columbia-Greene Media. 50% off if you advertise all 4 weeks, 25% off if you choose 1 week.

Did you know that several carriers have recently dropped boat coverage? Click to view the flyer, and call the Brady Agency at 518.439.3017 for coverage. While you are at it, check to see if your Commercial Insurance policy covers flooding - most of them don't! The Brady Agency can help with that too, view the flyer here.

What do Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Collection, Scholarships for graduating Bethlehem Seniors, and File for Life all have in common? They are all activities and organizations supported by the Bethlehem Lions Club. View their flyer to learn more about them, or contact 518.767.9333 to join or volunteer.

Fish Fry Fridays are back at Elsmere Fire Department! Fridays 2/12, 2/26, 3/11 and 3/25 come get your fish fry, french fries and coleslaw from 4-7pm for only $8.50. Click for the flyer.

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

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


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.  
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! 


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The Delmar Branch recently won "Branch of the Year for 2015 for Pioneer Bank."  Congratulations!

Guess who's turning 40?  The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau!  To celebrate, we've compiled a list of the best of Albany County - from favorite landmarks to notable festivals, and much more - The Albany Top 40.  No list could be complete without input from the community of residents, travelers, organizations, businesses, and everyone else who loves Albany County.  We're asking our social media fans and followers to contribute to our list by sharing their own photos, comments, and personal memories of the list items using #AlbanyTop40 and commenting on Discover Albany Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts for a chance to win the weekly prize - an Albany Top 40 photo book!  We need YOUR help - here's what you can do: 1) spread the word about the #AlbanyTop40 campaign within your network; 2) share our #AlbanyTop40 posts on your organizational or personal social media accounts; and 3) contribute to the weekly #AlbanyTop40 on social media by commenting and sharing photos or memories.


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