The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is a local, community-based Chamber focused on serving residents and businesses in the Bethlehem hamlets of Delmar, Elsmere, Glenmont, Slingerlands, North and South Bethlehem, Selkirk and surrounding area.

Established in 1957, the Bethlehem Chamber offers resources for residents, business, recreation and relocation. In addition, the Chamber works on a local and regional level to advance economic development for our town and the region. Through partnerships with local, county and state officials and community organizations, the Chamber works to foster a positive business environment in Bethlehem and the surrounding region.

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Small Business Saturday

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The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is an official partner for the upcoming 2015 Small Business Saturday ® national initiative to help small businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers. This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov 28.

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Microenterprise Grant Program for Small Business

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.


Promote Your Business and Support Your Community Chamber in 2015!

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!

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Upcoming Chamber Events

hEARt Ear Boutique Ribbon Cutting and Open House

398 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont
Tuesday, October 6, 10am

Join us as we welcome hEARt Ear Boutique to Glenmont! There will be giveaways, refreshments and a product representative on site to answer questions.

Open House will run from October 6 through 8, by appointment.

Colonial Acres Walking Trail Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

Colonial Acres Golf & Learning Center, 15 Saybrook Road, Glenmont
Tuesday, October 6, 5:30pm

Join us for the Grand Opening of the Colonial Acres Walking Trail, a joint project of Colonial Acres Golf & Learning Center, ISC-Audubon, Frank Slingerland and The Colonial Acres Community. The Walking Trail Grand Opening will start at 5:30 pm and will be followed by Star Gazing at 7pm. We encourage all in attendance to stay for the Star Gazing Event. In the case of clouds we will still have the trail opening and reschedule the Star Gazing. The Colonial Acres Clubhouse will remain open throughout the events for the purchase of Soda, Beer, Wine and Snacks. View the Invitation.

The official Grand Opening of the Walking Trail is at 5:30pm. The Trail runs from the Hole 1 Tee to the Hole 8 Green and will be open to the community for walking and running. Dogs are welcome under the owners control. Thanks to Frank Slingerland (final bridge work in progress).

Stay for Star Gazing from 7pm-9pm. Special guest Janie Schwab, Albany Amateur Astronomy Club. Please bring telescopes and binoculars, some will be available at event. The Club will guide guests to search for the stars! Meet at the Golf Course Parking Lot.

Hot beverages provided, along with some tasty baked goodies supplied by students of the Glenmont Job Corp!

October Networking Mixer

Nicole's Restaurant, 556 Delaware Avenue, Albany
Thursday, October 15, 5-7pm

Join us for our October Networking Mixer, a great place to make valuable new contacts and catch up with colleagues.

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