in this issue

It was a very busy day at Upstate Wine & Spirits Co. Saturday for their Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening!  Owner Todd Yutzler was joined by Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, Bethlehem Town Board Members Joyce Becker, David VanLuven, and Doris Davis, family members, friends, customers, staff, and representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber.  Click here to see the full photo gallery and get a look inside the store.

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

Join us to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Robinson Ace Hardware & Garden Center. A cookout featuring Weber grills will begin at 10am. We will officially cut the ribbon at 11am, and there will be give-aways (including Yankee tickets and Countryfest tickets). Reps from Stihl Power Equipment, Cambridge Tools and Husqvarna will be in attendance to talk about their product lines and answer questions. Any one item under $50 will be 50% off, and there will be a large garage sale in the Pavilion with blowout prices.


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
Buenau's Opticians
Burke Insurance Associates & Farm Family Casualty Insurance

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
Nationwide Insurance - Douglas A. Schulz LLC

Robert Wright Disposal, Inc.
Upstate Wine & Spirits Co.


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!



Historic Tales of Bethlehem New York is now available. Town of Bethlehem historian Susan E. Leath drew inspiration from her articles that were printed in Our Towne Bethlehem to compile this rich collection of essays. Order by email, or call 888.313.2665.

Get ready for the first event of the season at the Pine Hollow Arboretum! The State of the Arboretum event will be Sunday, April 3 at 2pm at the Visitor Center. The arboretum's founder John Abbuhl will share what the Pine Hollow has accomplished in the last year and plans for the coming year. For those interested in volunteering, you will be able to sign up and learn more about how you can help the arboretum maintain its beautiful grounds and stay connected to the community. RSVP via email or Facebook.
MEGA BURGER is now open in Delaware Plaza. Click here for the menu, which includes burgers, salads, shakes and cupcakes!

Support your veterans this Memorial Day, and throughout the year, by participating in the American Legion Memorial Day Honor Roll. The American Legion publishes this booklet every year, which allows businesses to advertise to the 3,000+ parade spectators. Proceeds from the Honor Roll are used to support non-funded veteran service programs, such as Patriot Flight, a local non-profit that flys Veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials for their service. Advertising deadline is April 15, click HERE for the form.

Check out the Get Your LOGO On promotion from The Skyline Printing Co.50 White T-Shirts with 1-color imprint for only $3.50 eachEvery time your customer wears your t-shirt to the gym, it's likely that over 50 people will read it. If your customer wears the shirt to the gym once a week for a year, that's over 2500 views! At $3.50 per shirt, where else can you get your name in front of potential customers for less than a penny per view? Click here for details.

Attend Good Friday Brunch at the Bethlehem Area YMCA to learn about what really happened that first Easter! Friday, March 25 from 10:30-11:30am. Full details here, sign up at the front desk.

3-Course Easter Dinner at Bellini's Sunday, March 27. Call 518.439.6022 to make reservations at the Slingerlands location.

Join Sky Beauty Bar as they collect gently used hair products to benefit the Albany Mission Tuesday, March 29, from 4-8pm at the salon. For every gently used hair care product you "dunk" (donate), Sky Beauty Bar will give you 20% off one item from our selection of MoroccanOil and Eufora retail hair care products.

The College Prep Workshop is Wednesday, March 30, at 6pm at CAP COM Federal Credit Union's Albany branch (4 Winners Circle, Albany 12205). This is for high school sophomores, juniors and their parents. Learn how to choose the right school, apply for college, complete the college interview process and find scholarships. The registration link should be available on their Facebook soon.

Two great events coming up at Poise Studios: BarreFlow for Runners, Thursday, March 31. Join us at 7pm and learn exercises to improve your time and stay injury-free. Sunday, April 3, is BarreFlow for Men
The class strongly focuses on proper posture and alignment to achieve results and is excellent in combination with a traditional weight workout. This event will be followed by a reception featuring A Mad Jack Brewing Co. sampling.

Spring is in the air - that means it's time for Spring Cleaning! If you have unwanted junk laying around, Junk King can help. Use our Spring Coupon (exp 5/31/16): $25 off any load, $50 off a full truck - offer not valid on jobs under $99. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or offer.

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.

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. 

Coming up at Free Movement Pilates: 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. Advertising space is also available in the Sean's Run publication, the full-glossy magazine distributed at the event and inserted into the Register-Star, Daily Mail and Chatham Courier. Deadline has been extended to March 25, see flyer.

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.

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.

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.

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


World Theatre Day is Sunday, March 27 - it's the perfect time to check out these two websites!

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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Congratulations on making the 99.5 River's list of 10 Can't Miss Pizza Spots in the Albany Area!  Full article here.


They were named the Capital District's #1 Residential Mortgage Lender in the Albany Business Review!


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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