in this issue

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.  Click for the full flyer.

Bethlehem Counseling Associates Ribbon Cutting
200 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Friday, April 1, 2016

Bethlehem Counseling Associates has moved - join us to help cut the ribbon at their new location! See the new space during the open house and enjoy light refreshments.

Robinson Ace Hardware & Garden Center Ribbon Cutting
1900 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands
Saturday, April 9, 2016

Full details to 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!  



first niagara bank

lavelle and finn logo

A. Phillips Hardware
Bethlehem Area YMCA
Burt Anthony Associates
Columbia Development
Cornea Consultants of Albany
Delaware Plaza LLC
Four Corners Pharmacy
Glenmont Abbey Village-URMC
Glenmont Self Storage
Haslam Tree Service
Homestead Funding - Lisa Fortin
Kinderhook Bank
National Bank of Coxsackie
Upstate Wine & Spirits Co.
Nationwide Insurance - Douglas A. Schulz LLC
Burke Insurance Associates & Farm Family Casualty Insurance


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!


Start your St. Patrick's Day celebration early at Swifty's Restaurant & Pub! Tonight at 6pm they will be tapping a Limited Edition Lagunita's Citrusinenis keg, a Pale Ale brewed with Sanguinello Blood Oranges. The first 30 pints served will be $1 off!

Wear GREEN and visit Stewart's Shops tomorrow on St. Patrick's Day and get your 50cent Single Scoop Cone!

Nominations are open for the Generation Grants Program at Bryant Asset ProtectionJeffrey and Mark Bryant want to honor their parents' principles by giving back to the local community through a series of grants of up to $1,000 that result in community improvements. If you know a worthwhile local community effort or if you represent a group or are an individual who would like to be considered for a grant, please contact Bryant Asset Protection at 518.439.1141 x114 or via email, or click here to complete the nomination form. And don't forget to register for the Delmar Dash! Sunday, April 3 at 9am - sign-up here.

Take advantage of the CD special at National Bank of Coxsackie - 13 months at 0.52 percent APY! Visit your local branch to set yours up today.

Visit Glenmont Abbey Village Saturday, March 19 for their Open House. 11am-1pm, enjoy a tour of their beautiful model apartment homes, learn more about the wonderful clubhouse amenities, including the spacious, heated indoor pool, and enjoy some light refreshments.

Join Marvin and Company, P.C. CPAs for their "What NOT To Forget When Preparing Your Personal Tax Return and 2016 Tax Tips" webinar on Wednesday, March 23 at 12pm. Space is limited, click here to register.

Yanni's Too Restaurant officially opened for the season on March 9! Join them for their Easter Grand Buffet on Sunday, March 27. Click for the full menu. 

On Thursday, March 24, join Grassroot Givers for their Book Club Open House. 5-7pm, tour their space and sign your book club up for one of your monthly meetings! Click for the flyer. And don't forget to 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!

Coming up at Free Movement Pilates: Samantha Jo will begin her next 8-week yoga session on Monday, March 21. 6-7:15pm, $96 for 8 classes. Email Samantha Jo to reserve your spot. Upcoming Restorative Yoga dates with Kathryn Crago, Sundays 12-2:30pm: 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, and 6/12. Call Kathryn at 518.496.3319 to reserve your spot.

Don't know where to start when looking for Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care Communities? Let CarePatrol of the Capital District help. Email Rich Curry for more information, or view the brochure.

Make your Easter Brunch reservations at Normanside One Six Five Restaurant. Sunday, March 27 from 11am-4pm - click here for the brunch menu.

There are many local organizations that rely on volunteers to help them carry out their good works. If you are new to volunteering, it can be hard to know how to get started. Join the Bethlehem Public Library on Saturday, April 2 for our Community & Volunteer Fair from 1-3pm. This event brings non-profit organizations and potential volunteers together. Learn more about how you can make a difference! If you are a local organization interested in participating in the Volunteer Fair, contact Natalie McDonough at 518.439.9314 x3023. 

Did you know? To Life! is on Amazon Smile's Charity list for donations! Next time you are shopping on smile.amazon.com, choose "To Life!, Delmar NY" as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to To LIfe! Start shopping today!

Salad dressings are back at Garden Bistro 24! Choose from Balsamic Vinaigrette, Citrus Vinaigrette, Maple Mustard Vinaigrette and Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette. Purchase at the restaurant or visit their online store.

Consider the Columbia-Greene Media Business Quarterly magazine to help expand the reach of your business. A full-color glossy publication, it serves as the premier source for local business coverage in Columbia, Greene, northern Dutchess and southern Albany counties. 
Deadline is March 30, see flyer for full details.

Looking to supplement your income? Consider becoming a professional school bus driver. Part-time hours, health insurance once contracted with a 4-hour daily route - click for the flyer, or email Kevin for information.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

As of March 12, they have reopened for the 2016 season!

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, 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.  
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Delmar, NY 12054
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Horizon View Travel
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Delmar, NY 12054
Financial Advisor
Glenmont, NY 12077

318 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054 


Gregg Biche is part of this year's 40 Under 40 Class - great job Gregg!  See the full list here.

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


The Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers Inc., cordially invite you to join them for dinner at the Century House, located at 997 New Loudon Road, Latham, on Tuesday, March 31, 2016 at 5pm to mingle, network, and learn from some of the Capital Region's most active Commercial Real Estate Professionals.   What incentives are being offered to commercial tenants today?  As a Company, should you rent or own?  Why should you invest in commercial real estate? Selling or looking to buy a business?  Where are the "hot" submarkets in the region?  What is the real value of a commercial broker? Learn about the latest local market trends and local common  practices from our panel of seasoned real estate professionals in the areas of Retail, Office, Industrial, Multi-Family, Investment Real Estate and Business Brokerage.  To register for the event, visit the website.

Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers - Form, Fabricate and Finish (F3) is Tuesday, March 29 at the Rochester Institute of Technology, CIMS Conference Center, 111 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester NY from 8am-12pm.  Upstate NY is home to one of the most technologically advanced and diverse clusters of contract machining and manufacturing associations in the United States. Many major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMS) outsource work to these networks. These dense networks of small and medium manufacturers are vital to the process of taking a product from concept to market. The exchange of manufacturing know-how across suppliers is essential for the diffusion of the new technologies that give manufacturing its cutting edge. The F3 Solutions Forum is intended for companies that provide technology, equipment and knowledge in all areas of design and manufacturing metal, plastic, and optic components and products. This event is open to manufacturers only. Visit the website for full details.

The City of Albany seeks nominations for the
2016 Tulip Queen and Court.  Nomination deadline is April 1, 2016.  The Albany Tulip Queen and Court spend their reign promoting education and developing their own initiatives for community outreach and literacy programs throughout the city.  Click to nominate.


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