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.


Chamber News

Chamber Trip to Iceland

Iceland
Departing Thursday January 25, 2018

7 Day Journey

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Open to all Travelers in the Community

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Discoveries present this 7-day journey to Iceland. Explore this island nation with visits to the Capital city of Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon experience - Iceland's unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water, the Golden City Tour which highlights Iceland's most popular tourist attractions and a South Coast Adventure, touring the southern coastline featuring Iceland's famous black sand shoreline and scenery. There are options for a Northern Lights Excursion and a 3-day post tour extension to Bergen, Norway.

The 7 day trip begins on Thursday, January 25, 2018 and includes round trip airfare from New York City, 5 night first class hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and tours.

Discount Incentive for booking extended to November 30, 2017!

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Buy Bethlehem Holiday Shopping Promotion

SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Visit participating businesses with your Holiday Shopping Card and receive specials or discounts from Small Business Saturday, November 25 - December 31, 2017. The Holiday Shopping Card will be distributed throughout Town.....at the Our Towne Bethlehem Turkey Trot, in the 11/22/17 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 mid-November, supplies are limited. You must have the card to receive the discounts.

Support Bethlehem Businesses this Holiday!

For full list of participants and offers see below, and for business addresses and links see Events page.

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Bethlehem Chamber Celebrates 60 Years!

2017 marks the 60th Anniversary Year of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce ~ a community organization serving Bethlehem since 1957. The Bethlehem Chamber was grown from the Delmar Businessmen’s Association, a group of business owners in the sole shopping district of Bethlehem at the Four Corners in Delmar. At that time, the Chamber's focus was beautification of the main shopping area, with the addition of park benches, flowers, sponsored sidewalk sales and encouraging businesses to locate here. Businesses at the time included pharmacies, a five-and-ten-cent store, movie theater, butcher, bakery, barber shop, two bowling alleys and a roller skating rink. A number of these businesses are still in existence today.

Over the decades, as the town has grown, so has the Bethlehem Chamber, serving over 500 business and non-profit members in each of our 7 hamlets – Delmar, Elsmere, Glenmont, North and South Bethlehem, Slingerlands, Selkirk, and beyond to the greater Capital Region. The Chamber continues to provide our members with business, marketing, workforce and regulatory support, as well as an affordable option for health and dental insurance. It also remains a trusted resource for residents and those looking to relocate to town.

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Upcoming Chamber Events

Buy Bethlehem Holiday Shopping Promotion

SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Visit participating businesses with your Holiday Shopping Card and receive specials or discounts from Small Business Saturday, November 25 - December 31, 2017. The Holiday Shopping Card will be distributed throughout Town.....at the Our Towne Bethlehem Turkey Trot, in the 11/22/17 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 mid-November, supplies are limited. You must have the card to receive the discounts.

Support Bethlehem Businesses this Holiday!

For full list of participants and offers see below, and for business addresses and links see Events page.

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Delaware Avenue Hamlet Streetscape Enhancement Ribbon Cutting

318 Delaware Avenue, Main Square (in front of the building), Delmar
Friday, December 15, 10:30am
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Please join the Town of Bethlehem, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Avenue Improvement Group in celebrating construction completion of the Delaware Avenue Streetscape Enhancement.

This project will reinvigorate Bethlehem’s traditional main street, provide improved and safer travel and access to town businesses, and make our wonderful town center glow even more brightly. The $3.1 million project has given us new sidewalks, crosswalks, curbing, on-street parking ”bump-outs,” street trees, landscaping and decorative streetlights, below ground infrastructure and a completely repaved street. The completion of major construction for this long-awaited public improvement reflects the culmination of planning that goes back at least a decade. The conclusion of construction is a happy event also because construction always poses inconveniences for motorists and challenges for businesses. Construction has concluded successfully, and we are thankful to everyone, especially the local businesses. The long term benefits include economic revitalization, civic improvement and enhanced safety for everyone, whether driving (and parking), walking, cycling or riding CDTA.

Please join us to celebrate this improvement.


Policy Research Associates 30th Anniversary Celebration

345 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, January 11, 4-7pm Open House
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Join us to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Policy Research Associates! Meet the staff, tour the office, and enjoy light refreshments.



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