in this issue
are back at Garden Bistro 24!

If you weren't lucky enough to take one home at the Annual Awards Dinner this past Friday, visit the restaurant and pick yours up today, or purchase via their online store.

Available in four delicious flavors:
Balsamic Vinaigrette  ●  Citrus Vinaigrette
Maple Mustard Vinaigrette  ●  Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Last Friday the Bethlehem Chamber hosted the 31st Annual Awards Dinner.  Attendees had the opportunity to network with chamber members, elected officials Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, NYS Senator Neil Breslin, and Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson, members of the community, and many other business representatives.  The food by 2Shea Catering was fantastic, and the awards presentation was filled with heart-warming speeches.  Pictured above are this year's honorees; from left to right: Regina McGuire (Youth Award), Joan Gavrilik, Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation (Citizen of the Year), Will vonWedel (Community Spirit), Dale Ezyk, Colonial Acres Golf & Learning Center (Business Person of the Year), and Gerald Wright, Robert Wright Disposal (Lifetime Achievement).  For the full photo gallery, click HERE.

The Grand Re-Opening celebration at Robinson Ace Hardware included the official Ribbon Cutting Saturday at their new Slingerlands location.  Co-Owners Judd Robinson (with scissors) and Bill Swartz (left, red vest) gathered with family, friends, and Chamber representatives.  From right to left: Chris Farrell (Judd Robinson's friend), Mariann Vagianelis (Judd Robinson's aunt), Betty Robinson (Judd's grandmother), ACE District Manager Cory McDermott, Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Kilcoyne, Bill Swartz Jr. (father of co-owner Bill Swartz), Paula Swartz (mother of Bill Swartz), Judd Robinson, Isabella Swartz (daughter to Bill Swartz), Jennifer Swartz (wife of Bill Swartz), Bill Swartz III, Gary Robinson (former owner, Judd's father), Julianna Swartz (Bill Swartz's daughter, and Brendan Connors (Scotts rep).
Click HERE for the photo gallery.

Glenmont Abbey Village Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
7 Thomas Cole Drive, Glenmont
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of Glenmont's newest active senior community for adults 55 and older. Following the ribbon cutting, light refreshments and live music will be provided in the clubhouse. Tours of the community will also be available. Space is limited, RSVP is required to attend.

April Networking Mixer
241 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Join us for our rescheduled March Mixer! Spring is in the air, it's a great time to get out, network, make fresh connections or nurture existing ones.

Bethlehem Restaurant Week is coming - SAVE THE DATE!
Stay tuned to see what restaurants are participating this year...

May Networking Mixer
475 Central Avenue, Albany
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Network out of the box this month at Security Supply Plumbing & Heating's state-of-the-art showroom. The Showroom is a Kohler Premier Showroom with over 7,000 sf of display space. Check out working tubs and showers, as well working kitchen sinks and faucets. There are many types of bathroom displays and accessories - there is nothing like this Showroom in Upstate NY! Complimentary wine, beer and soda will be served, along with catered hors d'oeuvres. Sales staff will be on hand to answer questions.

PARKING: There are 14 parking spaces off the Central Avenue side of the Showroom, and there is also parking along Central Avenue (it is not metered). To access the rear lot, which holds 50 cars, drive down Clinton Avenue and pull in the rear gate. The Showroom is opposite Bleeker Stadium (the Counter/ Showroom entrance is there as well).


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

Students Lend A Hand

Glenmont Job Corps Center located on River Road in Glenmont, NY is a residential technical training school for youth ages 16-24. Job Corps is funded by the Department of Labor to offer underprivileged youth the opportunity to earn a High School Diploma, learn a trade, go to advanced training or be employed in a well-paying job. 

Glenmont Job Corps Center prides itself on giving back to the community - our students are available to help out with many kinds of community service projects.  Examples of past projects include:
  • Bethlehem Community Christmas Dinner
  • Bethlehem Town spring and fall clean-ups, 
  • Colonial Acres Walking Trail construction
  • Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Albany Pal installation of Holiday Lights
  • and many other events!
Our students work in a professional manner and are caring and courteous.  If your community group is in need of assistance please contact: Ann Marie Morin, Glenmont Job Corps Center Business / Community Liaison, via email or at or 518.767.2293. 

The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany's Visionary Gala is Saturday, April 16Enjoy a lovely evening to support NABA's mission to help people of all ages challenged with vision loss to achieve their life goals. 6:30-10:30pm at Franklin Plaza, click here to RSVP.

Greenfest is right around the corner! If you can help out, sign up now to volunteer. The event will be Saturday, May 14 at The Bethlehem Chidren's School.

Did you know that Kenwood Manor provides skilled nursing? A local adult home, Kenwood Manor is conveniently located in a lovely community. The facility provides minimum assistance for activities of daily living, home cooked meals, transportation to appointments, and weekly outings. Call 439.8899 for more information - tours are given daily.

The Lion King Master Class with Selena Moshell is Saturday, April 16, from 10am-12pm at Broadway Bound Performing Arts AcademySelena is a Rollins College graduate and has performed with the Pittsburgh CLO, Orlando City Ballet, Royal Caribbean, and Walt Disney World as a dancer and aerialist. Register via email or by phone at 728.4985, $50. This class is appropriate for students of all ages and ability levels!

It's time to do some Spring Cleaning!
Call Junk King, the nations #1 junk removal service today for the lowest priced estimate, guaranteed in writing. Book online to save $30, or call 888.888.JUNK.

The Cue Theatre Book Fair is this Saturday, April 16, at Barnes and NobleShop anytime that day and tell them you support The Cue Theatre at checkout. See performances from 1-3pm with the super talented casts of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and Mulan Jr!

Stop buy the Capital Region Homebuyers Expo at the Desmond Hotel this Sunday, April 17, from 1-4pm and talk with experts from CAP COM's mortgage subsidiary. This FREE event will feature advice on home buying, financing and down payment assistance as well as feature a variety of exhibitors including local real estate agents, home builders, contractors, attorneys and home inspectors.

Do you have a child starting kindergarten in the fall at one of Bethlehem Central School's five elementary schools? Don't miss Kindergarten 101: An Information Night for Parents on Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30-8pm, at Glenmont Elementary School. Faculty and staff from around the district will be on hand to answer questions and provide a glimpse of today's kindergarten classroom and many of the student services offered by the district.

Don't miss the Bethlehem Women's Club Tag Sale on Saturday, April 23! The sale will take place at the Delmar Reformed Church from 8am-1pm. Drop-off items on Friday, April 22 from 10:15am-1:30pm. See the flyer
for the list of acceptable items.

This year's I Love My Park Day, organized by Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation, will be Saturday, May 7 from 9am-12pm. Visit Henry Hudson Park and help clear debris, plant flowers, rake the ball field and playground, clean the pavilion & hibachis, and more. Register or volunteer by email; the first 50 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt! See flyer for complete details.

Kick off your spring cleaning and drop off your sensitive paperwork to be shredded right on site at the Community Shred Day hosted at Godfrey Financial Associates. This is a FREE event and will run from 9am-12pm on Saturday, April 23. Non-perishable food items will also be collected for the Bethlehem Food Pantry.

There's so much going on at the Bethlehem Public Library! Tonight, April 15, author of the popular Unicorn Chronicles series Bruce Coville will be discussing his work in children's literature at 7pm. And did you know the library offers free job coaching services for adults preparing to enter or reenter the job market? Hour-long appointments are available to get one-on-one help with resumés, cover letters, written and online applications, interview protocol, and LinkedIn accounts. Call 439.9314, x3009.

Taco Bell Foundation is awarding $1 million in scholarships to young adults. We are looking for innovators, creators and dreamers who have the passion to pursue their unique dreams. Click here for details!

The schedule for Playin' With Fire Band has just been released! Click HERE to see the full list.

Two members have teamed up to offer even more to their clients - Foundry Fitness and Poise Studios are now offering Studio Share! View the flyer for details.

Do you know a student who is looking for a summer internship?  Policy Research Associates is seeking interns for Summer 2016. Students interested in behavioral health, criminal justice, or juvenile justice should apply today!

The April Art Schedule for Ben's Jammin' Treasures is HERE. Paint & Sip, make your own earring, acrylic paint classes, and more!

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.

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.

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

Spring is here, which means summer is right around the corner - time to start signing up for summer camps!

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


Visit M&T Helping Hands Saturday, April 16, at the Tools for Caregivers event at St. Sophia's Church in Albany. This is a FREE event for caregivers, but registration is required (via email, or call Angela at 248.3807). Spend the morning visiting with experts and vendors representing various local senior services and care options (8am-12pm).

On Thursday, April 21 the Bethlehem Historical Association presents 
Michael Engle - he will be giving an illustrated talk about diners in Bethlehem and the Capital District. A faculty member at HVCC, he co-authored "Diners of New York" and wrote "Diners of the Capital District." His current project focuses on the history of diners in the Great Lakes states. The lecture takes place at the Cedar Hill Schoolhouse, 1003 River Road, Selkirk, at 7pm. All are welcome at this free event, and refreshments and conversation will follow the talk. 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.  
Add an event to our Community Calendar here and click Submit an Event, it's free! 


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Google Analytics: Using Website Traffic Data

Another great workshop from the
Community Loan Fund is coming up on Thursday, April 28.  Google Analytics is a free and very powerful web traffic data analysis tool available from Google. It's commonly installed by website designers (and very easily installed if it's not on your website). In this seminar, you will be introduced to Google Analytics, you will learn the most important data you should be watching, and you will learn what this data means to your business.  The workshop will be facilitated by Erik Bunaes & Erica Dunn, from Endorphin Advisors.  RSVP requested, please call Paul Stewart at 436.8586 x805.

Thursday, April 28th, 10am-12pm
255 Orange St., Albany
Emily L. Grisom Community Room
(2nd Floor Conference Room)
parking lot is adjacent to building
handicapped accessible


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