in this issue

The Bethlehem Chamber will be closed Monday, May 30
in observance of the holiday.

Thank you to all those who have served!  Have a Safe & Happy Memorial Day.


Owner Tina Moore was joined by family, team members, and Chamber representatives last Friday for the ribbon cutting at Heaven's Lil' Angels. Click HERE to view the full photo gallery.

It seems like summer weather arrived just in time for the ribbon cutting of the Bethlehem section of the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail.  See the photo gallery HERE.

Bethlehem Economic Development Event
Former Adams Hotel, 393 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, June 9, 8am
to Elizabeth Staubach by May 27

Mark your calendar for the Third Annual Bethlehem Economic Development Marketing and Networking event, aimed at highlighting key commercial and industrial development areas throughout the town including buildings available for purchase and lease, vacant land suitable for development as well as updates on the Delaware Avenue Streetscape project and the Town of Bethlehem Microenterprise Grant Program.

Sponsored by: 

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!     


On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor announced their Final Rule updating the overtime regulations, which will impact employees who may currently be classified as Exempt and not entitled to overtime pay.  Employers may want to take this opportunity to audit employee job descriptions to ensure that those employees, whose salary does not meet the new minimum, still qualify for Exempt status based on the DOL's SALARY BASIS TEST.

Click HERE for more information.

Important Information:

The Bethlehem Committee on Deer and Ticks has produced a rack card to highlight the committee's presence in town and to direct residents to their  webpage which has a host of information about various deer and tick related issues.  If you are a doctor's office, veterinary office, or any other business that would like a stack of these cards for your waiting room or office, email the committee to request a supply.

DID YOU KNOW.....that you could borrow a
GoPro Camera from the Bethlehem Public Library,
 among many other non-traditional items???

See below for the full list of available items:
* Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescopes, guides and accessories
* GoPro cameras and accessories
* Jumbl slides and negatives scanner
* BookFlix, an online early literacy resource
* In-depth online tech and career tutorials from Atomic Training database
* Digital magazines
* Playaway Launchpads, pre-loaded, kid-friendly tablets
* WiFi service at the town pool and Elm Avenue Park
* Fishing poles for all ages
* A free, lockable charging station for phones and digital devices
* Free-standing Dero Fixit bike maintenance station


The 2016 Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 11am on Monday, May 30. The parade starts at the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post of The American Legion and ends at the reviewing stand at Veterans Park next to Stewart's Shops. A small ceremony at Veterans Park will immediately follow the parade.

See the Playin' with Fire Band Sunday, May 29, at 4pm Yanni's Too. With temperatures in the 80's this weekend, how nice will it be to sit outside, enjoy great food, amazing views, and rockin' music?

Appreciation Discount to Veterans all year round. We honor and thank all who served for your sacrifices. If you do go out of town, take every precaution necessary to protect your home. Contact us at 316.1150.

Don't miss the next in-store tasting at The Wine Reserve!  Craft Bourbon and Gin will be featured at this Thursday, May 26 tasting from 5-8pm.

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine is looking for sponsors for the upcoming Focus on Lyme event. This Lyme Disease Educational Forum and Fundraising Event will be held on Friday, July 15, at The Desmond. Click to view the invitation and the sponsorship details

Lawn and/or garden a little out of control? No worries! Visit your local Curtis Lumber Company and take advantage of our Summer Starter Sale featuring incredible savings on lawn and garden products, like 4 bags of Natural Cedar Mulch for only $10.36, and 4 bags Red or Black Mulch for $11.59 (all bags are 2 cu. ft.). View our sale flyer for more products, all in store and all on sale.

Join Team Phillips on Saturday, June 11, for the Strides 4 Stride 5K & 2K Community Walk 'N' Roll! This event is sponsored in part by A. Phillips Hardware. Individual awards, team awards, bounce house, face painting and more! See flyer for full details.

The Town of Bethlehem's Senior Shopping Trip to Wal-Mart in Glenmont is scheduled for Monday, June 6. For reservations, call 439.5770 (M-F 9am-3pm). Please note: Bethlehem Senior Transportation is unable to transport appliances or other "big box" items. Please plan to have these items delivered; check with store for details.

This Saturday, May 28, is the famous Parent's Night Out at the Bethlehem YMCA! 6-9pm, register soon - space is limited, call Rusty at 439.4394 x1450

Save the date for National Trails Day, the nation's largest annual celebration of trails. Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy June 4 and volunteer at the Bennett Hill Preserve. Enjoy a free lunch and be entered to win our great raffle items! Visit the event page for full details.

ShopRite Supermarkets Sweepstakes alert! Enter our ShopRite from Home Summer At The Shore Sweepstakes - each week three lucky shoppers will receive a $100 ShopRite gift card and as summer ends, we'll draw the Grand Prize: a one-week summer 2017 beach house rental and $1,000 of groceries delivered by ShopRite from Home. Will you be a WINNER? Click to enter.

Breathe Massage will be open Memorial Day Weekend with appointments available each day. Bring your Military ID card in and receive $10 off any service of $50 or more - we thank you for your service! Call 621.7979 today to schedule.

You're invited to the next Healthy Happy Hour at TOP FORM Delmar! Thursday May 26 from 7-8pm - break your addiction to processed food, detox your body, and and lose 5-20 lbs. in 10 days. See flyer for details. And take advantage of their Summer Special: regular price is $550 for 3 months, but sign up now and get June, July and August for the amazing price of $415 - and get the rest of May FREE! Your athlete may attend as many times per week as they would like, or they can customize their own training special to fit their time frame. Call 451.9283 or email Evan to schedule a free, no obligation, consultation and training session. Click for flyer.

Every Thursday in May at Swifty's Restaurant & Pub it's Keep the Pint Night (Guinness Nitro IPA) from 5-7pm!

Check out 16 Handles to try their Coco Loco Coconut Water Sorbet - so refreshing!  They've got you covered with 50 topping choices from fresh fruit to hot fudge.

Attention college students - home for the summer with nothing to do? HIIT it with Foundry Fitness this summer for only $75 a month. Limited time offer, only valid with college ID, email or call 650.8111.

National Senior Health and Fitness Day is Wednesday, May 25! Visit the Bethlehem YMCA for a Wellness Fair, try out some of their fantastic classes, and end the day with a Lunch & Learn at 12pm. Sponsors include BlueShield of Northeastern NY, Town of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation, and the Bethlehem Senior Services Department. View the flyers for details: Page 1, Page 2, and Lunch & Learn.

The next Paint Nite at Del Lanes is Friday, May 27 at 7pm. Paint an adorable panda, and use the promo code on the flyer
to receive 35% off your ticket!

Click here to see what Seniors need to know about selling their home. Contact Realty USA.com's Vonna DuMicich via email or by phone (210.6033) for more info.

Are you looking for a wonderfully nurturing, nature based environment to send your children for a few hours a day? Click here to learn about Summer Camps at the Bethlehem Children's School. Get the registration form here.

Summer is almost here, and La Empanada Llama has begun their summer hours: May 1-August 31 (dine in, take out, or deliveries) Tues-Thurs 11am-8pm; Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 3pm-10pm. Late night deliveries will continue from 10pm-12am (Fridays and Saturdays)!

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

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

As the weather continues to heat up, cool off with a cold drink at Yanni's Too - or just enjoy the breeze as you sit by the river! 

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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Owners of historic properties may be eligible for 20% federal and 20% state historic preservation income tax credits for rehabilitation projects.  Learn more at the Federal and New York State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Programs Workshop on Monday, June 20.  Co-hosted by Congressman Paul D. Tonko, the workshop will be held at the Schenectady Armory from 2-4pm.  See the flyer for more details, and call Congressman Tonko's office to register: 518.465.0700. 

Don't miss the Hootsuite Seminar, brought to you byThe Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region and Endorphin Advisors.

Hootsuite is an exciting web-based dashboard used to manage, monitor and track all of your social media properties from one place. You'll learn how it can help your organization or business save time and increase your visibility. Facilitated by Erik Bunaes & Allison Bosse from Endorphin Advisors.
Date: Thursday May 26, Time: 10am-12pm
Cost:  FREE, Location: 255 Orange St., Albany (Emily L. Grisom Community Room, 2nd Floor Conference Room)
The parking lot is adjacent to building. Handicapped Accessible. RSVP requested: call or email Paul Stewart 436.8586 x805.

The upcoming CREDC workshop includes an overview of the application and the CFA process followed by informational breakout sessions on specific funding available for the below project types.  For details visit the website. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Schenectady County   9 am - Registration, 9:30-11:30 Presentation
Proctors, GE Theatre | 432 State Street, Schenectady NY

* Business & Local Gov't Assistance: Direct Assistance to Business and Other Organizations, Low-Cost Financing, Municipal/Public Infrastructure, Workforce Development, and Government Efficiency
* Community Development: Affordable Housing, Community and Waterfront Revitalization, Arts, Parks, and Historic Preservation & Heritage Areas
* Energy & Environment: Energy and Environmental Improvements, Low Cost Power, and Climate Smart Communities

CREDC's Workforce and Education Workgroup - Monday, June 6, from 9-11 am
University at Albany's Uptown Campus, Hall of Fame Room of the SEFCU Arena
The Workgroup will focus on the process for the Round VI consolidated funding applications (CFAs) as well as potential Round VI projects. Individuals, agencies and organizations associated with education and all aspects of workforce development and training are encouraged to attend. To register visit the website.

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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