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Bethlehem, New York
DATE OF INCORPORATION: March 12, 1793
POPULATION: 33,700
TOTAL AREA: 52 square miles

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Interested in getting involved? 

Chamber Committees are in search of members to help shape our future! Below is a list of committees and contact info:

Events and Programming

Shoham Piorentino,

First Niagara Bank

 

Marketing

Jennifer Kilcoyne,

Bethlehem Chamber President

 

Membership

Marge Kanuk,

Realty USA

 

Retail and Hospitality

Jon Phillips, Phillips Hardware

 

Leads Groups

Danielle Balzan

Chamber Leads Group Coordinator

 

All leads group meetings are held during the second full week of every month.

  • Leads 1- Mondays, noon

  • Leads 2- Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m.

  • Leads 3- Wednesdays, noon

  • Leads 4- Thursday, 8:30 a.m.

  • Leads 5-Friday, noon

See our Leads Group page

 

 

 

Participating Businesses

 

1st Advantage Dental

A1 Merchant Solutions

Andriano's

Backyard Sheds and Gazebos

Balance Massage

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

Bentley Self Storage

Berkshire Bank

Best Cleaners

Bethlehem Tae Kwon Do

Blue Sky Music and Recording Studios

Buenau's Opticians
Capital District Junk-King

Capital Upholstery

CM Fox Real Estate

Del Lanes

Delmar Animal Hospital
Delmar Place

Jack Devore, O.D.

DiNapoli Opticians, Inc.

The Floral Garden

Four Corners Pharmacy

Gregory's Barber Shop

Jake Moon Restaurant Cafe

Hidden Meadows Golf Course

Key Bank
M&T Helping Hands

Mangia

McCarroll's The Village Butcher

Meyers Funeral Home

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

Mosaics by Christine

The Paper Mill

PC Promotional Printing

Peaceful Inspirations
Pioneer Bank

Phillips Hardware

The Rustic Gourmet

Safari Health

School's Out

Shalimar Restaurant

Shannon's Barber Shop

Ship Copy & More

Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar

Something Olde Something New

Spotlight News

Swifty's Restaurant and Pub

TACS Auto Collision Specialists

The Wine Reserve

Tiffany's Barber Shop

Upstate Wine & Spirits

Wild Sage Designs

Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands

 

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Chamber News and Events

 

 

Click here to view our weekly Chamber News!

 

 

We celebrated Earth Day today with a Ribbon Cutting at Delaware Plaza to celebrate the addition of a brand new truck to Junk King Capital District's fleet. Owners Todd and Christine Porter, center, with Nathaniel and Francesca, joined by representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce staff, board and fellow businesses. (l-r) Chris Zeitler, Zeitler & Zeitler CPA's; Jayne Maloney, School's Out; Gerry Oestreich, ABC Leasing & Financing; Jennifer Kilcoyne, Bethlehem Chamber; Debbie Battaglia, Delaware Plaza LLC; Line Ory, Bryant Asset; Larry Pentak, Homestead Funding Corp. (back); Matt Ungerer, T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service; Robert Szigethy, Paychex; Habib Ismail, Subway; David O'Keefe, HouseAbout Home Inspections; Kirsten Blanchard, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties; Dan Peters, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties and Lyudmila Levitsky, H&I Upscale Resale
 

 

A great turnout for our 29th Annual Awards Dinner Friday. We celebrated the people and businesses that make Bethlehem a great place to live and work!

 

 

 

    Honorees at the 29th Annual Awards Dinner (l-r), Robert Greenman, Community Spirit; Joyce Becker, Bethlehem Senior Services, Citizen of the Year; David Swift, Swifty's Restaurant & Pub, Business Person of the Year and Stephen Bub, LeGallez Electric, Lifetime Achievement.   

 

 

             THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

 

 

Friday, Lafarge in Ravena celebrated the groundbreaking for their new state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar modernized cement plant. The new plant will improve efficiencies, increase output and create jobs. Lafarge Ravena's products supplied high profile projects including the Freedom Tower in NYC and Global Foundries in Malta. Plant representatives were joined by Chamber executives, Jennifer Kilcoyne, Bethlehem Chamber and Mark Eagan, Albany-Colonie Chamber, Congressman Tonko, Senators Breslin and Tkaczyk, Assemblymembers Lopez and McLaughlin, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Coeymans Town Supervisor Stephen Flach and Ravena Mayor Bill Misuraca.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

  

                                  

  Ribbon Cutting

  Junk King's New Truck 

  Delaware Plaza, Delmar

     Tuesday, April 22, 12:30 pm  

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Join us as we celebrate the addition of a new vehicle to our local Junk King's fleet on Earth Day at Delaware Plaza!  The celebration will continue at Subway.

 

Business For Breakfast:  Online Marketing

presented by Mark Rose, owner of Groupiehead

  Normanside Country Club, Delmar

     Wednesday, April 23, 8 am 

RSVP

This seminar is for business people who do their own marketing. Specific techniques and concepts will be covered that can be used to improve your website, search engine optimization and online marketing through social media.  This seminar will vastly help your marketing efforts and increase business! 

 

 

Ribbon Cutting
Lemondrop Frozen Yogurt

Delaware Plaza, Delmar
Thursday, May 1, 5 pm
RSVP
Join us to celebrate the opening of Lemondrop Frozen Yogurt in Delaware Plaza!
 

 

 

 

Recent Events

  

The Spinney Group celebrated the Grand Opening of their new 55+ garden-style cottage rental

residences, The Spinney at Van Dyke, Coorte Place off of Van Dyke Road in Delmar. 

Morgan Ruthman (l) and Edward Feinberg (r) partners in the project, were joined by Elizabeth

Ruthman and representatives from The Spinney along with John Clarkson, Town Supervisor

and Jennifer Kilcoyne, Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.   

 

We celebrated the new Atria Senior Living - Delmar Place with a Ribbon Cutting on

Thursday, March 27th.  Representatives of Atria Senior Living including Paul

Otto, Community Sales Director center left and Stuart Gorenstein,

Executive Director were joined by representatives from the

Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, including Shoham Piorentino and

Tanyah Simmons, First Niagara Bank Delmar; Garo and Nora

Derian, Glenmont Self Storage; Liz Gemlick, Capital Region

Living Magazine; Lisa Pett, Edwards Jones Investments and

Bob Miller, Chamber Board and Jennifer Kilcoyne,

Bethlehem Chamber President. 

 

Staff and volunteers from the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

are joined by representatives from the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

on Thursday, March 20, to celebrate MHLC's new offices at 425

Kenwood Avenue in Delmar.   

          

 

Representatives from Windsor Development and the Bethlehem Chamber of

Commerce celebrating the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of The

Hamlets at Slingerlands, a new luxury apartment complex on

New Scotland Road in Slingerlands. 

 

 


CHAMBER NEWS

 The Chamber's New Look

We are phasing in our new logo.

The Thinking Behind our New Logo

At the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, we're always asking ourselves "How can we help a small business thrive in today's marketplace?" And when we sit down to create new membership benefits, it's usually that question that guides us. 

 

Our updated brand communicates that philosophy to the community. The cleaner, more streamlined design illustrates our understanding that a small business needs to be efficient to thrive in the modern world. And the ring that encircles the b represents both our understanding that the business world is constantly evolving, as well as our commitment to acting as a central, grounding force in the lives of our member organizations. 

 

We hope you'll join us as we move deeper into the 21st century, and approach all the exciting challenges and opportunities that come with being a small business in our community. 

 

For more information on joining the chamber, contact us at 439-0512 or info@bethlehemchamber.com

 

Thanks to Chamber member organization

MCA3 Marketing and Creative Services

for helping us design our new brand

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The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce has begun to feature artwork by the members of the Bethlehem Art Association at the Chamber office, located in Main Square Shoppes, 318 Delaware Avenue in Delmar. Ten members of the BAA have their work on display during March and April.  This will is the second of a series of revolving art shows. Every two months there will be a new show featuring up to 12 local artists.  The Chamber invites the community to stop into the office, weekdays 9am-5pm to view the exhibit and support our local artist community. 


The Bethlehem Art Association was formed in 1966 to serve as a focal point for art activities in Bethlehem. To learn more about the BAA, visit their website here.

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View the online version of the Town map here.
 

 

 

 

MEMBER NEWS and SPECIALS

In celebration of Earth Day, throughout April your local Junk King will donate one percent of every job to 1% For The Planet, an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Book now, and help us make 1% a BIG number. USE CODE: CODEGREEN

TACS Auto in Glenmont is offering several routine maintenance specials for your car or truck. For coupons click here and call 462-3977 to make an appointment.

The Hamlet at Slingerlands  is offering a new lease special: 1st month free when you sign a 13 month lease! (some exclusions apply) For more information or to see the apartments contact Gina Sacco at 391-9901.

  

During the month of April, Pathfinder Marketing is going to be publicly sampling Wine and Spirits at locally owned shops. Stop in for a few minutes and taste some great products.  On Friday, April 11 from 4-7pm at  Wine and Spirits of Slingerlands, 1365 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands - Charles Krug Winery - Napa Valley is one of the premier growing areas in the world. Charles Krug Winery is the first winery in Napa Valley - 1861. Elegance and grace in a bottle.   Yountville Cabernet, Carneros Chardonnay, St. Helena Sauvignon Blanc. Saturday, April 12  from 3-6pm at Upstate Wine & Spirits Co., 180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar - Vesica - Polish Potato Vodka - Gluten Free - Kate will be sampling. Great value from Poland, extremely smooth and highly rated. 

 

Super Spring Spotlight Special - advertise one week in the Spotlight Newspaper and get the second week free. See flyer for details and contact Sue O'Donnell at 518-221-4016.    
 

The Bethlehem Children's School is looking for sponsors for their annual Greenfest celebration, to be held Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Greenfest draws 750 to 1,000 Capital Region residents and includes a wide variety of entertainment, food and arts vendors, workshops on a variety of green topics, and much more.  BCS is also seeking donations for the bucket auction. Money raised at Greenfest will be directed to the general support of the school, as well as to the scholarship fund - so we can continue to welcome students who would otherwise be unable to attend. Established in 1995, The Bethlehem Children's School serves children from age three through eighth grade in a cooperative educational environment, with a low student-teacher ratio and desire to form the foundation of a creative and flexible curriculum. Science and the environment play a large role in our studies.  For more information on Greenfest, contact Ralph Fahnestock at 478-0224. For a Sponsorship Form click here.  To donate to the Auction, contact Heather LeVeille also at 478 - 0224.       
 

Town of Bethlehem Property Assessment
 

The Town of Bethlehem, along with GAR Associates, Inc. offered a Public Awareness Workshop-Understanding Your New Property Assessment On April 3.  The webcast of this workshop is now available on the Town Media Center.  The class will focus on how the assessments were determined; a review of the notice property owners will receive; and how to prepare for the informal review process. Informal reviews will be held through April, with the formal grievance date set for Tuesday, May 27.  For additional information, see the Town Assessor's webpage or contact their office at 439-4955 ext. 1101.

For Information regarding property assessments, inventory data and sales, please visit http://www.bethlehem.oarsystem.com. This information will also be available until Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Bethlehem Public Library during hours of operation.

 

            

 

Space For Rent has now been moved to the MarketSpace page of our website.

 

To submit your Chamber Member classified ad or special offer, send an e-mail to info@bethlehemchamber.com.

 

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