32nd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner ~ Friday, April 28, 2017
NOMINATE A BUSINESS PERSON, CITIZEN or YOUTH
If you know of a business person, a community volunteer or young resident who stands out for their involvement and commitment to our community, please let us know! We are now accepting nominations for Business Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year and our Youth Award, to be presented at our 32nd Annual Chamber Awards Dinner on Friday, April 28th, 2017.
Please return the completed nomination form by Monday, February 13th. Forms may be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 518-475-0910 or dropped off at the Chamber office in Delmar.
Danube River Cruise
Departing the Summer of 2017 - various dates available
Open to all Travelers in the Community
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Fairytale Journeys by Tim Brooks have partnered to present a family river cruise to 8 unforgettable destinations in 4 countries on an all-inclusive adventure along the Danube River through the heart of Europe. This 8-day/7-night vacation is an Adventures by Disney® exclusive, sailing with AmaWaterways™, a leader in luxury river cruising.
This cruise travels between Munich and Budapest on a eight-day/seven-night journey along the Danube River. Guests will be enjoy the sights of Salzburg, Austria, explore a Slovakian castle, bike ride through the German countryside, and visit an equestrian park in Hungary. At night, the Amaviola river cruise ship will transport guests to their next destination. Guests can take advantage of a special offer of $500 off per adult and $1000 off per child.
DON'T BE LEFT OUT of the 2017-2018 Business and Community Directory
We are preparing for the print 2017-2018 Chamber Business & Community Directory. 8,000 copies will be distributed throughout the community over the course of the year.
Member businesses should login to your account to verify all of your information is accurate. Forms were emailed and mailed (depending on your contact preference) the week of 1/9/17. Please make any updates to your account by January 25, so your most current information is included. If you cannot locate your login info, download the Member Update Form and return to the Chamber by fax at 475-0910 or by email.
Reserve Your Ad for the 2017-2018 Business and Community Directory!
Interested in promoting your business year-round to a business and consumer audience? Purchase an ad in the upcoming 2017-2018 Business & Community Directory.
* 8,000 copies printed and distributed
* Glossy, full-color ads
*Convenient size for use year-round by businesses and residents
*Directories included in Chamber Welcome Packets year-round to new residents and new businesses
The most affordable annual avenue to target Bethlehem's highly desirable demographic.
The Bethlehem Central School District is working with the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce to assist businesses with their need for workers. If your business is interested in hosting a High School student for an Internship or paid part-time work shifts, please complete the Work-based Learning Information Form at this link (or click here to download the form) to register your business. Program staff will work to provide the best student match for each business. These Work-Based Learning programs allow the business to connect with local students, provide valuable life experience, while also filling the need for workers. Student liability while on the job is covered by the District through these programs. For additional details, contact the Chamber at 518-439-0512 or District Program Liaison Nick Petraccione at 518-439-4921 Ext. 22053.
Monday, May 9 through Sunday, May 15 at participating restaurants
Support our local restaurants by dining out this week and enjoy a 3-course meal for $20.16!
Maximize your Chamber Membership and promote your business or organization as a trusted Bethlehem institution to the Chamber's 500 members, their employees and the community!
FREE Member Opportunities
Are you using all your FREE Member benefits? See how you can promote your organization with benefits that are part of your Membership. See Free Opportunities.
Online Directory Profile / Community Calendar / Chamber Info Center / Job Postings
Member to Member Deals / Welcome Packets / Business Referral Groups
Additional Sponsorship Opportunities:
Breakfast Seminars / Networking Mixers / Web Banner Ads / Annual Awards Dinner
Annual Golf Outing / Hot Deals / E-Newsletter Ads / Print Directory Ads
Enhanced Online Directory Listing
For additional details, see our Sponsorship Opportunities
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce Launches a Buy Local Gift Card. Purchase a Shop Bethlehem Gift Card and show your support for our local businesses and the Bethlehem community!
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of the Shop Bethlehem Gift Card. The gift cards are available for sale to the public in any amount from $5-$500, and are used like cash exclusively at participating businesses in the community. The card is the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays, or for birthdays, employee recognition programs, teacher appreciation gifts, graduation, or just to say thank you. Gift card recipients can redeem their cards at over 40 local establishments, including restaurants, retail stores, salons, service providers, and more. The cards may be reloaded for convenience and used throughout the year.
A new addition to our successful Buy Local Campaign, Shop Bethlehem cards will keep money local, ensuring our businesses and community stay strong and continue to grow. The next time you need a gift, think local first and buy Shop Bethlehem Gift Cards! “This program is the next step for the Bethlehem Chamber’s successful Buy Local program, which has resulted in many promotions to highlight our local businesses, over the past 5 years,” stated Jennifer Kilcoyne, President of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.“The Cards present a new gifting option, which also serves to strengthen our local businesses and keep money right here in our own community.”
Shop Bethlehem Gift Cards can be purchased online 24/7 or at the Chamber office, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. This year, the Chamber will be open on Small Business Saturday, November 28 from 10am-1pm to sell the Shop Bethlehem Gift Cards.
For a detailed listing of participating businesses and to purchase the Card, visit the Shop Bethlehem Gift Card webpage
Show your support for Bethlehem by purchasing these gift cards and buying local first!
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is an official partner for November 28th's Small Business Saturday ® national initiative to help small businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers.
The following businesses have put together special offers for the day:
A. Phillips Hardware: enter online or in stores for your chance to win a Gorilla Glue Toolbox! View contents on their Facebook page.
Amelia's Garden: offering a free fat quarter with your purchase, as well as an entry into a raffle for a basket of sewing goodies.
Ben's Jammin' Treasures: call for details 518.729.5445
Brady Agency: stop in for a quote between 9am-12pm and get entered for a chance to win a Chocolate or Maple Syrup gift basket
Capitol Region Basketball Boot Camp: 20% off regular camp price sign-up fee for anyone who registers on Small Business Saturday
Foundry Fitness: All services, classes and packages purchased today are 20% off. First-time clients can attend any of the four Flight classes for FREE, and will receive an additional $20 gift card. Flight Class Schedule: 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am, and 11am and the gym will be open until 2pm for an open house (tours, healthy snacks, give-aways). EVERYONE who comes in and takes a #shopsmall selfie with a sign at Foundry Fitness will receive a $10 gift card in celebration of small businesses and supporting local!
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace: to support our community,15% off any item with the presentation of a receipt from any other Small Local Business
Help make a lasting impact in the place you call home on Small Business Saturday®. Founded by American Express in 2010, it's a day to celebrate the local businesses that help make your neighborhood great - and anyone can join in.
Saturday, November 28th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, 318 Delaware Avenue, Suite 11, Delmar
Remember, for every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.If you spend that in a national chain, $43 stays in the community.Spend it online and nothing comes home.(Source: Civic Economics Report).
SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
Visit participating businesses with your Holiday Shopping Card and receive specials or discounts from Small Business Saturday, November 28 - December 31, 2015. The Holiday Shopping Card will be distributed throughout Town.....at the Our Towne Bethlehem Turkey Trot, in the 11/25/15 edition of the Spotlight Newspaper, at the Saturday and Tuesday Farmers Markets, and at community locations including the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses. Pick one up today, supplies are limited. You must have the card to receive the discounts.
Support Bethlehem Businesses this Holiday!
View the list of participating businesses...
16 Handles - Town Squire Plaza, 380 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY
Purchase $20 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card free
AAA Hudson Valley - 618 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY
10% off full-priced AAA Travel Store merchandise, restrictions apply
A. Phillips Hardware - 235 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY
$5 off $25 purchase, excludes other discounts, power tools and equipment
Amelia's Garden Fabric Boutique - 340 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY
15% off full priced merchandise
Ando Salon - 10 Vista Boulevard, Slingerlands, NY
$5 off a Women's or Men's haircut
Angela's Pizza & Pasta - 326 Glenmont Road, Town Squire Shopping Plaza, Glenmont, NY
Buy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 gift card for yourself. Also 10% off catering menu items, party packs excluded.
Ben's Jammin' Treasures Gift Boutique - 1569 B New Scotland Road, Green Cottage behind Toll Gate Ice Cream Slingerlands, NY
Save 10% when you spend $50 or more
Breathe Massage Therapy - 48 Hudson Ave, Delmar, NY
1-hour Swedish Massage or Signature Facial for $59
Capital District Carpet Cleaning - Glenmont, NY
15% off rug cleaning
Capital Water & Fire Restoration - Glenmont, NY
20% off water and fire restoration
Del Lanes - 4 Bethlehem Court, Delmar, NY
Spend $20 on gift cards get $5 free
Delmar Center for Therapeutic Massage- 2 Normanskill Blvd., Suite 205, Delmar, NY
$59 for a 1-hour massage, offer valid for new customers or any massage purchased as a gift (reg. $70), 439.3300
Delmar Health and Fitness - 28 Hudson Ave, Delmar, NY
$25 off purchase of 1-year membership, includes 1 free personal training session
Delmar Health Hut - 278 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY
Buy a $25 gift card, get $5 card free
Deluxe Nail & Spa- 241 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY
$8 off any service over $50 / $5 off any pedicure / $5 off any ANC / $2 off any waxing service
Foundry Fitness - 243 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY
10% off any regular priced class, package, monthly unlimited package, or retail item
Free Movement Pilates - 500 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY
10% off gift certificates and free pair of yoga socks w/ purchase of gift certificate
Glenmont Self Storage - 560 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY
Free truck rental with move in, call for details
Grassroot Givers - P O Box 84, Delmar, NY
This Holiday season support a local non-profit - make a tax deductible donation to Grassroots Givers, grassrootgivers.org
Gregory's Barber Shop - 316 Delaware Ave, Suite 11, Delmar, NY
10% off Gregory's brand products
Hands of Grace Massage Therapy - 274 Delaware Ave, Suite 2B, Delmar, NY
10% off any service or $59 60-min massage for new clients (purchased 11/28–12/31/15: contact Caitlin 588.5194 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interstate Vapor - 340 Delaware Ave, Suite 2, Delmar, NY
20% off e-liquid, 10% off hardware
Kinderhook Bank - 180 Delaware Ave, Delaware Plaza, Delmar, NY
2.50% APR eFreedom checking account
Love It or Cut It - Salon, Spa & Barber - 821 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY
Hair Salon: for every $100 spent on a service, receive off a retail purchase / Aesthetician: for every $100 purchased in gift certificates, receive an extra $15 free
Mayone's Wine & Liquors - 329 Glenmont Road, Town Squire Plaza, Glenmont, NY
15% off a bottle of wine
Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace - 388 Kenwood Ave, Back of Building, Delmar, NY
20% off one item
Micky's Embroidery and Teamwear - 278 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY
15% off embroidery order
National Bank of Coxsackie - 331 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY
Open a NEW E-Statement Checking Account with $100 at NBC's Glenmont Branch and we will match your deposit up to $25! (Contact branch for details, 462-0515)
Poise Studios - 5 Vista Blvd, Slingerlands, NY
10 classes for $100 or monthly unlimited classes for $89/month
Pure Serenity Salon & Day Spa - 1182 Route 9W, Suite A, Selkirk, NY
Buy a $50 gift certificate and receive an additional $10 gift certificate
Radiance Hot Yoga - 392 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont, NY
10-class pack good for 1 year, $115 or 1-month unlimited, $130
Sam's Italian American Restaurant - 125 Southern Blvd., Albany, NY
Two dinners, including penne, salad & bread for $24. Choice of Chicken Parm, Cacciatore or Marsala. Tuesday - Friday, takeout only.
Sawyer's Screen Printing & Embroidery - 10 Hallwood Dr, Suite B, Delmar, NY
10% off your order of 24 or more t-shirts
Shampoodle - 266 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY
Receive a $35 gift certificate for $25
Steiners Sports Ski & Bike - 329 Glenmont Road, Town Squire Plaza, Glenmont, NY
Spend over $100 and receive a $20 gift card
T.A.C.S. Autobody & Service - 525 US Route 9W, Glenmont, NY
$5 off NYS inspection
The Paper Mill - 180 Delaware Ave, Delaware Plaza, Delmar, NY
$5 off $20 purchase
Tomo Asian Bistro - 1365 New Scotland Road #10, Slingerlands, NY
$25 gift card for $20 or $5 off a $30 dine in bill
TOP FORM Delmar - 333 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY
25% off any personal or athletic performance training package
The Town of Bethlehem was successful in its application to the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal for the creation of a Microenterprise Grant Program. The Town will receive $200,000 to provide grants to eligible Microenterprises, emerging, and existing businesses that want to locate in or expand within the Town of Bethlehem. It is anticipated that a minimum of ten (10) businesses will be assisted with the awarded grant funds. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $35,000 and can be used to purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture, fixtures and to meet working capital needs.
Businesses who are interested in learning more about the Microenterprise Grant Program and the application process but were unable to attend the information sessions, may view the Microenterprise Grant Presentation.
View the Grant Application
For additional information:
contact Elizabeth Staubach, Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development and Planning, 439-4955 ext. 1189
Business Supporting Business - Get Involved!
Members of the Delaware Avenue Improvement Group (DAIG) are excited to launch a new initiative that they encourage businesses to support. The Bethlehem Business to Business initiative will encourage Delaware Avenue businesses to utilize local businesses when undertaking improvements. DAIG will be mailing a program brochure to all Delaware Avenue businesses soon, but you may download brochure here for details on the program. If you would like to offer an incentive/discount on your services, we will advertise your business in the pamphlet. The type of projects Delaware Avenue businesses will likely be undertaking include painting, signage, landscaping, installing benches, power washing, and more. For more details, see the letter here.
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce features 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 will have their work on display during the year. This will be the first 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.
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 email@example.com
Thanks to Chamber member organization MCA3 Marketing and Creative Services for helping us design our new brand.