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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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.


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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.

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Upcoming Chamber Events

National Bank of Coxsackie 1-Year Anniversary Open House

331 Route 9W, Glenmont
Thursday, July 30, 5pm

Stop by to celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of National Bank of Coxsackie's Glenmont Branch. There will be promotions and $100 savings account raffles along with live jazz guitar and giveaways.

August Networking Mixer

Boathouse Grille
80 Shady Harbor Drive, New Baltimore
Tuesday, August 18, 5pm

Mix and Mingle on the deck of the Boathouse Grille, overlooking the Hudson River.

Merriman & Pfister’s Marketplace Ribbon Cutting

388 Kenwood Ave. (back of building), Delmar
Thursday, August 20, 5pm

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Merriman & Pfister's Marketplace at the Four Corners, a specialty gift boutique featuring artistic home furnishings and home made goods.

Artists in attendance will be Christine Shea, Mosaics by Christine; Sammi Yungman, Jewelry Maker; Caroline Kearney, Studio 55 (Quilt and Basket Maker) and Warren Stoker, Wood Maker.

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