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

Holiday Shopping Card Promotion

It's not too early to start thinking about the Holidays!

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is working on our Annual Holiday Shopping Card Promotion for November 29-December 31, 2014. The Holiday Shopping Card is an initiative of the Chamber’s Retail and Hospitality Committee, which focuses on our small businesses and storefront retailers in town. The program is a continuation of our active Buy Local Initiative and a way to encourage the Bethlehem community to support local businesses during the Holiday shopping season before making trips to area malls. Participation is open to Member and Non-Member businesses. We print and distribute 10,000 Cards in November, prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Bethlehem Business To Business

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.


Bethlehem Art Association Exhibits at the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

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.


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Upcoming Chamber Events

Buy Bethlehem Holiday Shopping Card

SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Visit participating businesses with your Holiday Shopping Card and receive specials or discounts from Small Business Saturday, November 29 - December 31. The Holiday Shopping Card will be distributed throughout Town...at the Our Towne Bethlehem Turkey Trot, in the Spotlight Newspaper, 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...

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State of the Town 2015

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Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Thursday, January 8
7:45 am continental breakfast; 8 am program

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Supervisor John Clarkson will deliver the State of the Town Address to the business community and public, outlining the challenges Bethlehem faces and his priorities for the coming year.


Business Focus Group

Business Focus GroupTown Park Office
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm includes lunchOpen Event

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The Town of Bethlehem has engaged the services of GreenPlay LLC, a nationally renowned park and recreation consulting firm, to prepare a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. One major component of this process is the public participation of community leaders, including the business community. Consultants from GreenPlay will host a lunchtime focus group session for businesses on Wednesday, January 14 and would like your participation. The goal is to assess customer satisfaction, identify parks, recreation and open space needs in the community, and understand any other issues that should be addressed in the comprehensive plan. The Business Community's input will be included in a summary presented by the consulting firm on January 15, 7pm at Town Hall.



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