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The Bethlehem Chamber wrapped up February with a Tri-Chamber Speed Networking event last week.  The sold out event was held at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Albany/SUNY Area, with Peter Coombs from FRONTLINE Training & Consulting as the moderator.  View the gallery here, and click the video below to see what you missed!

Bethlehem, Colonie and Guilderland Chambers - Speed Networking
Bethlehem, Colonie and Guilderland Chambers - Speed Networking

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Attendees showed up bright and early Tuesday morning this week, eager to learn some strategies for managing their time from Dorothee Racette of Take Back My Day.  The interactive presentation was very productive!  Thanks again to the Hampton Inn by Hilton Albany/University Area, our 2016 Business for Breakfast sponsor.  Click here for the full photo gallery.

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 & Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner ● 8:00 PM Awards Presentation

Get your tickets HERE!

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

We are preparing to print the 2016-2017 Chamber Business & Community Directory.  8,000 copies will be distributed throughout the community over the course of the year, promoting your business year-round to the business and consumer audience.


* 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

The Serve the Chef fundraising breakfast is Saturday, March 12 from 9am-12pm at the Bethlehem Children's School. Read the full story behind the event HERE. This breakfast is open to the public , for more information call 518.478.0224.

Tickets for the New York State Beer and Spirits Expo at Roux are available for purchase! Pre-Sale tickets are $30, day of tickets are $40. Saturday, March 19 - two sessions, 12pm-2pm and 2pm-4pm. Entertainment by the Upstate Dance Band, beer and spirit sampling by Ommegang, Ithaca Beer Company, F.X. Brewing Company, The Albany Distilling Company, Druthers Brewery Company and Chatham Brewery. Call 518.487.4358 to get your tickets!

Several carriers have just lowered their rates on office space! Interested? Contact the Brady Agency at 518.439.3017. Click here for the flyer.

Nitro Thursdays start March 3 at Swifty's! Every Thursday in the month of March from
7-9pm, enjoy Nitro Pints, plus t-shirt and hat giveaways.

Yoga with Dawn Dotson is this (and every) Sunday at 10am at CrossFit Spur. Open to EVERYONE, this is a donation based class (suggested $5 members, $10 non-members). Email John with questions.

Trivia is back at Romo's Pizzeria & Restaurant Thursday, March 3! Come out and test your knowledge - every Thursday from 7-9pm.

Don't miss the next Open House at Glenmont Abbey Village! Stop by Friday, March 4 from 1-3pm and take a tour of the property, meet the wonderful residents and staff, and enjoy some light refreshments in the Clubhouse.

Make your own Fold Over Clutch at the next class at Amelia's Garden. Saturday, March 19 at 10am. Beginner-Intermediate level, $30, pattern included.

Click here to view the latest article by hEARt Ear Boutique's Robert LaCosta in February's issue of Spotlight Senior magazine.

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.

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

Cornea Consultants of Albany has a brand new website!  Click to explore the new features including in-depth information about services, patient testimonials, informative blogs and more on their eye care mission.

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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For receiving recognition for their collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, where they haul unwanted items that are in good condition to the Habitat for Humanity Capital Region ReStore - read the full article here.


They recently competed in the 28th annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fire Fighters Challenge where Chief Hedges, Lieutenant Morris and FF's Anderson & Flagler gave an outstanding effort and finished in 2nd place - fantastic work for a great cause!

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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