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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.

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


All Berkshire Bank offices are closing at noon on June 7. What's America's Most Exciting Bank up to? Click here to find out!

Enter the Check-In to Win contest at Foundry FitnessEarn points by challenging another participant, completing a 24-hour challenge, and more. The winner receives a prize basket which includes dinner for two, a massage, and tons of other goodies! No entry fee, email Sydney to enter or stop in, June 1-July 31.

Stop into Amelia's Garden this week from June 2-5 and receive 15% off your total purchase (excluding sale items)! And on June 11, join instructor Mary Hayes at 11am to learn how to make 3 different looks from the same bag. With clever construction, movable straps, and a tuck-away top panel, the choice is yours. $35 for 5 hours, Beginner-Intermediate skill level. Register for the 3-in-1 Betsy Bag here.

With the new ruling from the Department of Labor regarding overtime compensation, now is the time to review your Workers Comp policy. Contact Brady Agency today - don't wait! Premiums for workers comp coverage is a calculation of rate, salaries paid, and employees' job classifications. You need to be sure you have the lowest possible rate, and that your employees are correctly classified. See full flyer here.

Sunday, June 5, the Bethlehem Area YMCA is hosting Dynasty Wrestling's "Too Rad". Speak to Rusty or Tony directly to purchase one of the limited discount adult tickets, 439.4394. Child tickets are available the night of the event for $5. See flyer for full details.

It's never too early to start thinking about Back to School! All mortgage applications submitted to Homestead Funding Corp. between June 1-July 31 will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card. Click for flyer.

"Aflac belongs to you, not your company." Check out this, and 9 more Aflacts, on the flyer. Contact Lindsay with Aflac NY for details.

Friday, June 3, the Bethlehem Public Library will have a special live performance of a re-enacted World War II Armed Forces broadcast hosted by author and historian Rev. Gary Ferris. This event is free and open to everyone and will take place from 1-2pm in the Community Room. Ferris will take on the role of an Armed Forces officer and host of the show, featuring letters from soldiers and their sweethearts, the hottest tunes of the day, period advertising spots, a war bond promo, and news from both fronts.

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.

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.

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.

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

Click here to check out the newly re-vamped website for 

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


Don't miss Project Pavilion Palooza, the community day and fundraiser at the Bethlehem Middle School! On Saturday, June 11, from 11am-2pm, enjoy face painting, bounce houses, and more as money is rasied for the Pavilion for the Middle School.

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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Glenmont, NY

180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY

Aetna Medicare
Alcove, NY 12007

30 South Pearl Street, FL P2
Albany, NY 12207

Selkirk, NY

365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077

Naval Recruiting Station 133, Colonie CTR
Albany, NY

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

77 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, NY 12946

1277 Rt. 9 W
Selkirk, NY 12158

365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077

20 Hallwood Road
Delmar, NY 12054

24 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110

40 Broadway, Unit 3
Albany, NY 12202

911 Central Avenue, #186
Albany, NY 12206

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. 


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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