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Bethlehem Restaurant Week is happening THIS WEEK!  There are still 5 more nights to dine out and enjoy our local cuisine.  

Click HERE to see menus from the 16 participating restaurants. Reservations are recommended.












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Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
365 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont
DATE CHANGE **Saturday, May 14, 11am**

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of W Couture Boutique, a clothing boutique right here in Glenmont!  They carry brands made in the USA, Italy, France and Canada.  The owner, Wendy, has designed a new Exclusive Basic Wear Collection as well as a Private Resort Wear Collection.  They have all sizes and tons of styles to fit every body type.




May Networking Mixer
475 Central Avenue, Albany
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
5-7pm

Wondering what kind of COOL THINGS you'll see at the Mixer?  See below block for details.

MEMBERS, bring a friend (or two) and they can attend for the
Member Price of $5!

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).




Ribbon Cutting
2384 Route 9W, Ravena
Thursday, May 19, 4pm

Heaven's Lil' Angels provides in-home caregiving services. Join us to help them cut the ribbon on May 19!




Ribbon Cutting
316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 24, Main Square, Delmar
Wednesday, June 15, 5-7pm

Join us Wednesday for a BBQ on the lawn at Main Square and help us cut the ribbon with our new neighbors!  Additional event details to follow.


   

For additional details on all of our upcoming events,  
view our Chamber Events Calendar!     
What do these three things have in common?

1) A tub that fills from the ceiling
2) An entire wall of working faucets
3)A VibrAcoustic tub (hear and feel music and sound for a unique bathing experience)

They can all be found at the Security Supply Plumbing & Heating Showroom!  There is so much to see and experience, so come geek out with us and network while you explore some of these unique products.  There is no other showroom like this in Upstate NY!  Click HERE for a sneak peek of the Showroom.

BRING A FRIEND
Chamber Members, bring a friend (or two) and they can attend the event for the Member Price of $5!

A Tub That Fills from the Ceiling
Tub That Fills from the Ceiling

 


Our NEW B2B Leads Group will be launching next week and we are looking for more members!

If you are a business owner and your target clients are other BUSINESSES (not individuals), then this group might be the one for you. Current industries represented include Insurance, Payment Processing Solutions, Time Management Coaching, Banking, Payroll Services, and Team Building. All other categories are OPEN, so email the chamber to learn more.



American Pickers is coming to New York!

 

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique 'picking' on History.  Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team will be filming in New York for Summer 2016.

AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your buried treasure. They are on the hunt for characters with interesting and unique items.  Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, early firefighting equipment, vintage musical equipment, automotive items, and clothing. 

If you or someone you know has a large, private collection, submit your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos via email, or call 855-OLD-RUST (855-653-7878).  See full flyer here.


MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

The FREE Homebuyer's Workshop with Equitas Realty's Paula Rice and SEFCU Mortgage Services is tonight! 5-7pm, Main Square 316 Delaware Avenue, Suite 24 - get expert advice for your next home purchase. Click for flyer.

Greenfest is this Saturday! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bethlehem Children's School at the party Saturday, May 14 from 10am-5pm. Music, artisan vendor booths, and a bucket or a silent auction are some of the activities you can enjoy that day.

Dinner during the week can so so tough! Make your week a little easier and reserve chicken for Tuesday Delmar Farmers' Market from Geurtze BBQ. Call 439.7760 before noon on Market Day to order, and pick up your dinner between 2:30-6pm.

It's Graduation Season, and Joyelles Jewelers has the perfect gift! From necklaces to watches to bracelets, stop in and browse their selection. Just added: Tracy Arrington, Meira T, and Tom Kruskal jewelry.

Nominations are still OPEN for Bryant Asset Management's Q2 Generation Grants ProgramJeffrey and Mark Bryant honor their parents' principles by giving back to the local community each quarter through a series of grants of up to $1,000 that result in community improvements. If you know of a worthwhile local community effort or if you represent a group or are an individual who would like to be considered for a grant, contact us with questions via email, by phone to 439.1141 x114, or click HERE to complete the form on our website. 

Saturday, May 14 CrossFit Spur will be holding a FREE class for Bethlehem High School studentsOpen to ALL high school students, not just athletes; 10:15-11:15am. Email John for more info or visit their event pageLearn the fundamentals of movement, what CrossFit is all about and get in a great workout!

Give your small business the competitive edge it deserves with a Capital Bank Small Business Account. See flyer for full details.

Late night delivery is back at La Empanada Llama! To order, call 915.1887 or order online. We also cater, so keep us in mind for your graduation party! We have many options from our empanadas and tamales, to our salads, to our different rices and plantains and our amazing desserts and cupcakes! Call or text our catering director at 225.4745, or email us
 
Berkshire Bank, the #1 SBA lender, is celebrating small businesses with a variety of limited-time offers! View the flyer for details, and stop in to a branch to take advantage.

Click HERE to see the list of 2016 Spring/Summer events offered by Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy!

Congratulations to Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace on their 1-Year Anniversary! From 4-8pm on Thursday, May 12, they will be serving champagne, cake and will be offering 20% off your total purchaseMay's Artist of the Month is Mosaics by Christine (Artist Christine Shea of Delmar).

Upcoming classes at Free Movement Pilates include Early Bird Pilates mat (6-6:45am) with Christine Edwards. She will continue to teach Pilates Mat on Sundays at 8am. Contact Christine for details at 421.4375; 8 class package for $80 (good for only Early Bird and Sunday classes). Or attend one of the DoTerra Essential Oils classes - Thursday, May 19 (1:30pm) or Friday, May 20 (1pm or 6:30pm)If you want to feel better, live better, and learn about stocking your medicine cabinet with natural solutions, RSVP to Jen Anderson via text to 300.8844.

Join Ben's Jammin' Treasures Saturday, May 21 at 11am and paint a beautiful ocean picture with oil paint. Taught by Dawne Ellers, certified Wison Bickford Teacher, seats are limited so call 729.5445 to reserve your spot.

If you are a college student, or know one looking for a gym membership, Delmar Health and Fitness is offering a College Student Membership for $30/month - no commitment!

Mark your calendars with these upcoming events at the Bethlehem Public Library! Click titles for flyers: May 2-27 Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays is R.A.D. for Seniors - a 10-session physical defense class. Thursday, May 12 is the next Trivia Night, and Minecraft for Caregivers is Friday, May 13 from 1:30-2:15.

Lots going on at CapitalCare Family MedEsthetics: save 20% off Avene RetrinAL through May 14 and May Specials - $375 PRP Injections (save $125), $999 Microneedling w/ PRP (package of 3, save $500), and Juvederm Voluma Derma Filler (2 syringes for $1499, save $500).

The Bethlehem Soccer Club Spring Rec Picture Day and Bake Sale is coming up on Saturday, May 14. 8am start, at the Bethlehem Town Park on Elm Avenue - scheduled times were given to teams at the start of the season.

BarreFlow, a fitness concept which combines barre exercise with aspects of yoga and pilates, gets seal of approval for continuing Education Credits from major fitness associations. Poise Studios owner Karli Taylor teamed up with Jodi Druzba to develop this concept. Click here for the full article.

Looking for some great hikes this Spring? Click here to see the upcoming hikes organized by Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.

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

The weather is finally warming up outside, but it's always HOT at:


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

 
 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Saturday, May 14, the Bethlehem Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee, Bethlehem Parks & Recreation, the Bethlehem Police Youth Bureau, the Capital District Transportation Committee, and the Delmar Farmers Market are co-sponsoring the 2016 Bike Expo at the Bethlehem Middle School. 9am-12pm, activities include helmet fitting, bicycle inspection, used bicycle auction, and more!

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! 
 


NEW MEMBERS   

Aetna Medicare
Alcove, NY 12007
518.669.7071

30 South Pearl Street, FL P2
Albany, NY 12207
518.447.8414

Selkirk, NY
518.441.1608

365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.275.0424

Naval Recruiting Station 133, Colonie CTR
Albany, NY
518.649.0479

300 Great Oaks Blvd., Suite 300
Albany, NY 12203
518.869.9302

77 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, NY 12946
518.523.2544

1277 Rt. 9 W
Selkirk, NY 12158
518.635.4111

365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.731.9999

20 Hallwood Road
Delmar, NY 12054
518.698.9082

24 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
518.220.3011

40 Broadway, Unit 3
Albany, NY 12202
518.465.0219

911 Central Avenue, #186
Albany, NY 12206
800.210.8423

272 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.6132

333 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.482.5421

Glenmont, NY 12077
518.432.7446

797 Route 9W
Glenmont, NY 12077
518.767.2574

741 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518.439.5560

20 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110
518.242.8800

935 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY
518.928.8816

KUDOS TO 


They were one of about a dozen local businesses in Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Albany counties to be recognized May 2 at the U.S. Small Business Administration's 18th annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon.

AROUND THE REGION... 
 

The CREDC will be hosting several public meetings titled "Preparing for Round VI" presented by Mike Yevoli, Regional Director, Empire State Development and Executive Director, CREDC.  The sessions are as follows, for details visit the website.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Rensselaer County    9 am  Registration; 9:30-11:30 am - Program
The Arts Center of the Capital Region | 265 River Street, Troy NY
     
Friday, May 13, 2016
Saratoga County    9 am - Registration; 9:30-11:30 am - Program
TEC-SMART Auditorium | 345 Hermes Rd., Malta NY (Luther Forest)
     
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Columbia & Greene Counties  1:30 pm - Registration, 2:00-3:30 pm - Program
Columbia-Greene Community College, Saland Forum, Professional Academic Building (PAC) | 4400 NY-23, Hudson NY
     
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Schenectady County   9 am - Registration, 9:30-11:30 Presentation
Proctors, GE Theatre | 432 State Street, Schenectady NY


On Tuesday, June 7, the State of New York will launch a new Cyber Security Initiative titled "5 Steps To Better Cybersecurity" for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Local Governments, Not-For-Profit Organizations, and IT and E-commerce vendors.  The event will be held from 10am-12pm at the Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room 6 in Albany.  The presentation will take participants through the set of steps that will help them identify what they have at risk and what they need to protect them. Educational materials can be be used by your organization to learn how to protect yourself from cyber-attacks. For more details and to register, visit the website    
 

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