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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Chamber News

The 2018-2019 Business & Community Directory is Here!

The Bethlehem Chamber's Annual Business & Community Directory for 2018-2019 is here!

This handy booklet includes listings for all of the Chamber's Member business and non-profit organizations, making it a great resource for the Community, encouraging our residents and fellow Members to Buy Local for all of your personal, gift and household needs. Supporting our local businesses and non-profits helps to strengthen the Bethlehem community.

Pick up your copy at the Bethlehem Chamber or at community locations or Member businesses around town!

You may also view the full Directory online here.

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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Microenterprise Grant Program Round 2 for Small Businesses

In December 2016, the Town of Bethlehem was awarded additional funding from the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal to continue its successful Microenterprise Grant Program, originated in 2014. For the 2016 award, 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. 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.

As of 2018, all funds have been distributed. Please check back, as new funds may become available in the future.

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Upcoming Chamber Events

Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast

Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Tuesday, November 20, 8:30am
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Join us for the Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast!

The presentation will include an overview of the available benefits and savings programs for chamber members and prospective members, including health insurance options for businesses, sole proprietors and individuals in 2019 (including dental plans). A light breakfast will be provided.

In addition to a Medicare specialist, representatives from BlueShield of Northeastern NY, CDPHP, and MVP will be onsite to answer questions.

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 24 - December 31, 2018. The Holiday Shopping Card will be distributed throughout Town.....at the Our Towne Bethlehem Turkey Trot, in the 11/21/18 edition of the Spotlight Newspaper, at the Saturday Farmers Market, 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.

If you are a business interested in participating, click HERE for the registration form.

Participants and offers TBD, check back in November for the full list!

Small Business Saturday 2018

Save the Date!

Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is a Neighborhood Champion for November 24th’s Small Business Saturday ® national initiative to help small businesses with their most pressing need - getting more customers.

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. #ShopSmall #SmallBizSat

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Chamber News Archive

Check out the latest Chamber news and look back through previous news items posted by the Chamber.


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Upcoming Chamber Events

Your Chamber participates in a variety of business and community events. Members: Contact us and we will promote your event too!


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Connect With Us

Connect with your Chamber and it's members. Like Us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, join us at our regular mixers...


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Health Insurance Info.

Your Chamber offers health insurance plans from Blue Shield of NENY, CDPHP, MVP and Guardian Dental Insurance. Our licensed staff member, Monique Matuszek, will help you obtain the best coverage for yourself and your employees.


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Leads Groups

Leads Groups are a great way to build relationships with a small group of business people.


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Think and Buy Local

Think and Buy Bethlehem - Shop Local - Keep Our Community Strong.


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Health Insurance & Benefits Breakfast


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Buy Bethlehem Holiday Shopping Card


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Small Business Saturday 2018


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