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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.

Upstate Wine Ribbon Cutting and Grand Reopening
180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Saturday, March 19, 2016
2pm Ribbon Cutting, followed by Wine, Liquor & Food Tasting

Join us to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Upstate Wine & Spirits' newly expanded retail location just a few doors down from their former shop. The event will feature tastings from several liquor companies, wineries and local restaurants and food purveyors.

Liquor Tastings: Midnight Moonshine, Jameson, and Vodka
Wine Tasting: 5 distributors
Restaurant Tastings: Bake for You, Cafe 333, Delmar Bistro, Hidden Cafe, New World Bistro Bar, Normanside One Six Five, Shogun, The Cheese Traveler

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!     

Friday, April 8, 2016
Cyprus Shrine Banquet Center
catered by 2Shea Catering

5:30 PM 
Networking & Cocktails
Tasting by The Real McCoy Beer Co.
Bethlehem's first microbrewery
7:00 PM Dinner ● 8:00 PM Awards Presentation
$65 per person

Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce for the 31st Annual Awards Dinner. Network with over 200 business colleagues while we honor this year's award recipients.

Dale Ezyk
Colonial Acres Golf &
Learning Center
Business Person of the Year

Joan Gavrilik
Friends of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation
Citizen of the Year

Gerald Wright
Robert Wright Disposal
Lifetime Achievement
Will vonWedel
Community Spirit

Regina McGuire
Youth Award

Sponsor the Event!
Promote your business or organization at the Chamber's largest networking event through a sponsorship. See sponsorship information 
for details or contact the Chamber at 439-0512 or by email.
Thanks to our Sponsors!  

DID YOU KNOW.........

Each week, Spotlight Editor Mike Hallisey chooses a photo to share in the print edition of the paper.  If you have a photo worthy of sharing, tag it on your social media channels using #spotlightliving.  Anything flies - a photo of your business, a picture of a cute pet, a scenic shot from around town, an image from a community event - the possibilities are endless!


Tonight at Roux from 6-8pm Molly Marcy and Kate Fruscione will be Guest Bartending for Charity! 100% of tips earned at the bar will go to Best Buddies. The Steve Smith Acoustic Duo will perform from 6-9pm. And on Friday, March 11 the Sarah Stewart Trio will be performing "A Night of Blues" with a guest appearance from Allen Halstead from 6-9pm. Reservations are recommended, call 518.487.4358.

Enjoy a $59 one hour Swedish massage or Signature Facial in the month of March at Breathe Massage Therapy! Call 518.621.7979 to book now.

Paint & Sip is tonight at Romo's Pizzeria & Restaurant at 7pm! $40, email to reserve your spot.

Starting at 11:30am Saturday 3/12 and until 10pm Thursday 3/17, Swifty's Restaurant & Pub will be offering a corned beef plate special: corned beef, cabbage, potato, carrots and a piece of Irish soda bread for just $13.99! Dine in or take-out. Our homemade Reuben Chowder soup will be available as well.

Spring is in the air at Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace - as you are out and about shopping, bring in a receipt from any one of our retail neighbors (listed on our Facebook page, March 5 post), and receive 10% off your entire purchase. March artists of the Month are Baabaazuzu, Glatsical Creations and and Shupaca - we've got to put away our warmest wares and clear the way for spring! 15% off these items. Online shopping is now available - we ship anywhere in the U.S. at no extra charge!

Thursday March 10 is Trivia Night at the Bethlehem Public Library. 7pm - sign up as a team or individually. And click here for the full details on Project Runway at the Library, starting Friday, March 11!

Don't know what to do with your old prescription glasses? Donate them to CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics! Dr. Belivacqua is collecting reading, prescription and sunglasses for the women and children she provides medical care to in Uganda.

Stop by Barnes & Noble on Saturday, March 19 and mention Grassroot Givers at the checkout - with every mention of our organization, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to us so we can continue giving back to the community!

Lunch & Learn Saturday, March 19 at Congregation Beth Abraham-JacobEnjoy delicious food and thoughtful Torah discussions in honor of Purim. Special Lecture by Rabbi Binyamin Lehrfield, "The People of the Joke". 9am Shabbat Services, 10:45am Learning, follwed by a community lunch.

The Cue Theatre offer camps, programming in schools, productions and scholarship assistance for those interested without the means. They were chosen by the NYS Council of Superintendents to perform at their upcoming conference in March - congratulations!

Click here for the Safe Home Delmar, LLC brochure - they work with realtors/rental property owners to care for homes between tenants and/or prior to selling. Owners Terri and Gary have law enforcement backgrounds.

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.

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'sRobert LaCosta in February's issue of Spotlight Senior magazine.

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.


Have you ever been curious about the name of Wemple Road? Join the Bethlehem Historical Association at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse on Thursday, March 17 at 7pm. John Wemple, Jr will present a talk about the Wemples of Bethlehem. Come and find out more about a prominent Bethlehem family now remembered in the name Wemple Road. All are welcome, this is a free event. Refreshments and conversation will follow the talk, and town historian Susan Leath will be available to sell and sign her new book Historic Tales of Bethlehem, New York.

On Thursdays between 10 AM and 2 PM, theTown of Bethlehemwill 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.  
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Gregg Biche is part of this year's 40 Under 40 Class - great job Gregg!  See the full list here.

to all of our member businesses
that received a
Capital Region "Bestie" Award
from Capital Region Living Magazine!  Recipients below; click for the full award list.

A big thank you to all of the people who contributed by sharing their own photos, comments, and personal memories of the list items using #AlbanyTop40 and commenting on Discover Albany Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  The Albany Top 40 video to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the  Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau has been released - click below to watch!

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