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Bethlehem Economic Development Event
Former Adams Hotel, 393 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, June 9, 8am

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.

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

Join us next Wednesday and help us cut the ribbon with our new neighbors!  An outdoor BBQ on the lawn at Main Square will immediately follow the ribbon cutting.

State Farm Ribbon Cutting - Agent James Leone
365 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont
Monday, July 11, 3-6pm

Help us cut the ribbon with James Leone, State Farm Agent, in his new Glenmont office! 3pm ribbon cutting followed by food and special event activities - details to follow.

Grand Slam Networking Event
Joe Bruno Stadium - 80 Vandenburg Avenue, Troy
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens."
- Tommy Lasorda
Be the player who "makes it happen" and join us as we network with the Colonie Chamber while cheering on the Tri-City ValleyCats! Make valuable connections in this relaxed setting while you enjoy baseball over lunch. Weather worries? No worries at all - guests will enjoy all the amenities of the climate-controlled Diamond Club, complete with a balcony view.
Space is limited. This event is open to members and non-members of the Bethlehem and Colonie Chambers. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. $20 per ticket, includes lunch.

10:45 am Check-In & Networking
11:00 am Opening Pitch
12:00 pm Lunch Is Served


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.

To Life! has started a new weekly outdoor walking program that takes place every Tuesday. Bethlehem is a scenic and walkable community - so gather your friends, get outside to enjoy the fresh air and meet some new people! The 45 minute walk starts at 12:30pm from 410 Kenwood Avenue, and the route varies. Call 518.439.5975 or email to sign up.

This week at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub, enjoy live music by Dan Sherwin Thursday, June 9, from 6-9pm or catch Travis Rockenstire Friday, June 10, from 8-11pm.

CAP COM Federal Credit Union is partnering with Yankee Trails World Travel to give away a trip anywhere in the world! Join the conversation and be entered in our Bonus Live Life Luggage Sweepstakes - post or tweet a photo of your Live Life Luggage Tag on CAP COM's social accounts and tell us about your dream vacation destination. See official rules for more details.

Did you know that June is National Frozen Yogurt Month? 16 Handles is giving away a $50 gift card to celebrate! To enter for your chance to win, visit their Facebook page, share the post, and comment with your favorite #16Handles flavor. The winner will be chosen at random on June 15.

Warren Stoker is the Artist of the Month for June at Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace. Enjoy 15% off his wonderful works, either at the shop or online.

This month only, purchase your Albany Devils Season Ticket Membership and receive flex tickets to Siena Men's Basketball or the MAAC Championship! And new this year, Season Ticket Members will receive a free ticket to a select preseason NJ Devils gameDetails here and here.

Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited is looking for new board members! Be on the lookout for more info.

Michael Eck and Tom Lindsay of the Lost Radio Rounders will be at the Bethlehem Public Library Friday, June 10, for a concert featuring the political songs of yesteryear. The "Politics and Patriots" performance is free and open to everyone and will take place in the community room from 1-2pmA 1-hour coffee and social hour will follow the performance.

Saturday, June 11 is the Route 4 Travel Store Sidewalk Sale at AAA Hudson Valley! Save up to 30% on Travel Store Merchandise for one day only. Click for details. 

For the month of JuneAndo Salon is offering a $20 Sebastian Drench Treatment with Cellophane - it moisturizes while repairing your hair to rejuvenate and boost shine and smoothness! Call 518.439.2887 to book today.

This is the last Restorative Yoga Workshop until the fall at Free Movement Pilates!  Join Kathryn Crago Sunday, June 12, from 12-2:30pm for deep relaxation and instruction in restorative poses that leave your body feeling released, rejuvenated, and calm. Registration required, contact Kathryn directly at 518.496.3319 or via email.

Come get your ZUMBA on at Kenwood Manor Good Samaritan Lutheran Home on June 17! Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit residents of Kenwood Manor for their Summer Outings Program. $15 at the door, 6:30-8:30pm, see flyer for complete details.

Join Poise Studios Sunday, June 12, for Donation Vinyasa with Yoga Nidra - a warm all levels vinyasa yoga class to support the family of a member of our studio community. Funds raised will help pay the travel and living expenses for the son of a member of the Poise family who has been selected to participate in a clinical trail for diabetics. All levels are welcome and any donation is accepted. 2-3:15pm.

Join Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob on the second day of Shavuot, June 13, as we mark the completion of our year-long Torah 365 study of Pirkei Avot! Stick around and celebrate with the ultimate Siyum BBQ. This event is FREE and open to the entire community. 9am Services; 10:15am Yizkor, 11am Torah 365 Siyum and Lecture "Can Torah Stop Terrorism" by Rabbi Binyamin Lehrfield. BBQ to follow. To sponsor this momentous community program please email us.

Korean BBQ Pork is Hot Harry's Burrito of the MonthSucculent pulled pork, Spanish rice, shredded jack cheese, southwest coleslaw & our house made Korean BBQ sauce - YUM!

On June 11, join instructor Mary Hayes at 11am at Amelia's Garden 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Serving families since 1865, Bethlehem Cemetery Association will be celebrating Flag Day on June 14.

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

The Center For Economic Growth will host the 2016 Technology Innovation Awards on Thursday, June 23, at 11:30am-1:30pm at The Desmond Albany.  The event  recognizes and honors our region's most innovative and growth-oriented companies and individuals for superior achievements. Please join us to celebrate and honor this year's winners and for a special video tribute to our beloved colleague and friend, Jeffrey A. Lawrence. This year's keynote speaker is Alfred Poor, Ph.D., Editor of "Health Tech Insider". For details, sponsorship opportunities and to register, visit the website.

On June 28, 2016 FuzeHub will hold a Solutions Forum for Manufacturers in collaboration with ITAC and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Do you need assistance with production, engineering, product innovation, certifications, marketing, financing, workforce or supply chain development needs? Your time is important. Let us leverage our extensive experience and relationship network to help you succeed. Tell us what growth challenges or initiatives you want assistance with - and we will find the right resources and bring them to you. Visit the website for complete details.

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. 


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