in this issue

The weather couldn't have been better for the Ribbon Cutting and BBQ last week at Equitas Realty!  Pictured above: Janet Besheer, Owner/Broker, top left, with (clockwise) Mary Canova, Kirsten Blanchard, and Paula Rice.  Click HERE for the full photo gallery.

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, including FREE window chip repairs by Glass USA, a face painter for the kids, lots of delicious food, and giveaways.

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!     

Monday, September 19

Normanside Country Club
Salisbury Road, Delmar

Dinner and Raffle
Save the date for an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking!  The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf (with cart), use of practice facilities and locker rooms, bag drop service and dinner.  There will be fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local non-profit organizations.

All are welcome, Members and Non-Members - register with a friend, relative, or co-worker.  Soft spikes and appropriate attire are required.  Registration will open in July - stay tuned!

Promote your business to the community and be visible at the event - click HERE.

Contribute a gift certificate/product to the raffle, which supports local charities.  Contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or via email.

Call for Promotional Materials

We recently completed 50 Welcome Packets, and we are running VERY LOW on member promotional material here in our office.

If you typically supply us with your promotional material, please make sure to periodically re-stock the Chamber office.  We use the materials for welcome packets, leads groups, farmer's markets (when in season), and for walk-ins.  

If you are a member and have NOT supplied us with your material, please feel free to take advantage of this outlet as a way to advertise and get your information out to the public.

Materials can be dropped off M-F 9am-5pm,
or put in the mail slot.

Visit us at the Farmers Markets

2:30 - 6:00 PM
Delmar 1st United Methodist Church
428 Kenwood Avenue
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bethlehem Middle School
332 Kenwood Avenue

Both of the Delmar Farmers Markets have been open since May and are in full swing!  As part of the Chamber's Buy Bethlehem Buy Local Initiative, we will be representing our Member businesses at both Farmers Markets in town once a month.

If you are interested in having your business or organization's promotional materials included in these outreach efforts, please drop off materials at the Chamber office.

Interested in joining us to represent your business or organization at one of the Markets in person?  Contact the Chamber at 518.439.0512 or via email to schedule a date and time.

N E W   E X H I B I T

Visit the Chamber office to view the new exhibit of artwork by members of the Bethlehem Art Association.

Pieces can be purchased by contacting the artist directly.
To find out more about the Bethlehem Art Association visit their website.


Today is the deadline to take advantage of 25% off your ad in Columbia-Greene Media's Ravena News-Herald grad pages! See flyer for prices, and contact Marlene for details. And with every NEW 6-Month subscription to The Ravena News-Herald, receive a $10 Shop 'n Save gift card! Submit the form to start your subscription, call Jessica at 943.2100, or subscribe online.

On Monday, June 27, join The Spinney at Van Dyke and Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy to hike the Van Dyke Preserve! The hike is open to resident of The Spinney at Van Dyke as well as all Town of Bethlehem residents. Led by MHLC Stewardship Director Connie Tedesco and Executive Director Mark King, this tour will explore the mix of forested lands and floodplain along the Phillipin Kill stream and hikers will enjoy native wildflowers and wildlife spottings. Hike distance is 1 mile and will start at 10:30am. Register via email or by calling 518.436.6346.

Just in time for summer - floating sunglasses are now available at Buenau's Opticians! Amphibia Sunglasses stay safe in the pool, on your boat, in the lake or ocean - stop in today to check them out.

"Hey Jude...The Tribute", a top-flight group that plays high-quality, exciting, exacting renditions of songs written and performed by The Beatles spanning their entire decade together, will be performing Thursday, June 30 at 7pm at the Bethlehem Central Middle School.  This event is FREE - bring the whole family! 

The last ever, final Bethlehem 4th of July 
VINTAGE Baseball Game will be played with the rules of the year 1864 - Civil War era.
The Bethlehem BRAVES Town Team vs.
the New York Mutuals of Bethpage, Long Island will face off on Monday, July 4 at 12:45pm. Brought to you by Bethlehem Mickey Mantle, Inc., this is a FREE event and will take place at Bethlehem Elm Avenue Town Park, Field # 5 (261 Elm Ave., Delmar).

Make sure that if THIS happens to your boat, you're covered! Contact Brady Agency today at 518.439.3017.

The Summer Patio Schedule at Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar is HERE! Visit the patio and enjoy the warm weather while you listen to live music and eat fantastic food. August dates to follow.

Looking for healthier snack options for your place of business?  See if you qualify for a FREE healthy vending machine at your site. Click for flyer, and email Christy of HealthyME Living for more details.

Friday, June 24, join Glenmont Abbey Village for their Cooking Class Open House. Fresh and light recipes will be presented, followed by two available tour times. See flyer for details, and RSVP at 888.700.9157.

Catch Acoustic Fire, the acoustic group from the Playin' With Fire Band, at one of their upcoming shows at fellow member businesses - Saturday, June 25 at Yanni's Too (7-10pm) and Thursday, June 30 on the deck at Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar (7-9pm). 

Looking for more plants to spruce up your yard? All shrubs at Sevenzocks Nursery are now 30% off! Stop in and take advantage of this fantastic offer!

Bring in 2 shirts to Best Cleaners and get a 3rd for FREE! Wednesday and Thursday only, offer valid until June 30.

The next Cooking Party with Chef at Normanside One Six Five Restaurant is Grill It, featuring Sam Adam's beer pairings with Matt Perrazelli! Click for flyer and call 439.4505 x10 to reserve your spot today.

June 24 is the next Paint Nite at Del Lanes! Reserve your spot now at 518.439.2224 and enjoy a night of creative fun and drinks!

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.

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

June 28 is National Insurance Awareness Day - this day was created as a day to review your insurance coverage.

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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Albany, NY

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180 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY

Aetna Medicare
Alcove, NY 12007

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Albany, NY 12207

Selkirk, NY

365 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY 12077

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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


Tonight, June 22, dine and drink while you learn how solar is a feasible option for homeowners, renters, and business owners at the Solarize Albany After Hours Happy Hour.  6-8pm at McGeary's Irish Pub.

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.


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