Delaware Avenue Improvement Committee
A Public-Private Cooperative Group of Business, Civic and Town leaders working to evaluate, promote and support Delaware Avenue Improvements, including especially public-private, voluntary and cooperative efforts. The overarching goal is to maintain and improve this Main Street corridor for commercial, social and civic benefit. Improvements to include beautification, commercial success, traffic flow, safety, pedestrian convenience, and civic improvement. While the initial focus of the Delaware Avenue Improvement Committee is Delaware Avenue, the hope is that the business community will take what we accomplish and use it as a model for other commercial areas of town.
Business: Chamber of Commerce – Jennifer Kilcoyne, President (Co-Chair); Delaware Plaza Associates – Debbie Battaglia; Delmar Marketplace – Mary Hooper; Hallwood Delaware Corp – Tom Drake; Jimmy Makes Pizza – Jim Gallagher; Kleinke Associates – Ed Kleinke; Main Square – Dennis Corrigan/Mark Kelly; Our Towne Bethlehem – John Guastella; Perfect Blend Café – Daniel Casey/Brendan McCann; Phillips Hardware – Jon Phillips Quality P.M., Inc. – Gregg Biche; Realty USA – Bill Alston
Civic: Bethlehem Garden Club – Virginia Acquario, Louise Kavanaugh, Ellie Prakken; Delmar Progress Club – Wilma DeLucco/Carolyn Bennett; Elsmere Elementary PTA – Melanie Kvam; Friends of the Rail Trail – Scott Lewendon; Mark Warner, Architect, Neighborhood Resident; Jeremy Martelle, Bethlehem Town Library Board Member, Neighborhood Resident
Town: John Clarkson, Supervisor (Co-Chair); Julie Sasso, Town Board and Delaware Avenue business owner; Brent Meredith, Highway Superintendent, neighborhood resident; Rob Leslie, Director of Planning; Liz Staubach, Economic Development Coordinator; Monika King, Assistant Engineer
Click HERE to see the conceptual plan from the February 1, 2016 Business Meeting (please note this is conceptual design only and has not yet received Town, State or Federal approval), and click HERE to see the graphic from the February 9, 2016 Public Meeting that shows what the improvements might look like along four areas of Delaware Avenue.
Invest In Bethlehem
The Town of Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (IDA) provides financial assistance to eligible commercial and industrial projects in order to promote economic welfare and prosperity for the residents of the Town of Bethlehem. The IDA is responsible for the promotion, attraction and development of job and recreational opportunities and economically sound commerce within the Town’s borders.
Visit the website for more details:
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Members often post available space in the Chamber's Marketspace section of our website.
Starting A Business
For information on starting a business, visit the following sites or contact the Chamber office:
University at Albany
6 Executive Park Drive, Entrance B
Albany, NY 12203
1 Computer Drive South
Albany, NY 12205
US Small Business Administration
409 3rd St, SW
Washington DC 20416
SBA Answer Desk: 800-827-5722
Town of Bethlehem Department of Economic Development
Elizabeth Staubach, Economic Development Coordinator
445 Delaware Avenue
(518) 439-4955 ext. 1189
Vista Technology Campus
Vista Technology Campus is a 440-acre real estate development located on Route 85, a four lane arterial highway in Bethlehem, New York. It is approximately 4.5 miles south of Albany Nanotech, as well as the Exit 24 Interchange of the New York State Thruway, I-87 and I-90.
The Campus is convenient to local centers such as Albany NanoTech, GE Global Research and the future AMD chip fab manufacturing facility.