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

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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The 2017-2018 Business & Community Directory is Here!

The Bethlehem Chamber's Annual Business & Community Directory for 2017-2018 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.


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.

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Upcoming Chamber Events

Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study Meeting for Businesses

Bethlehem Town Hall, Room 101
445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Wednesday, July 26, 4pm

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An informational meeting for businesses and non-profits along and in close-proximity to Delaware Avenue in Delmar, to present the latest information and updates related to the Delaware Avenue Complete Streets Feasibility Study, which could bring traffic changes to the Delaware Avenue corridor. See full Invitational Letter here .


Bethlehem Chamber 32nd Annual Golf Outing

Normanside Country Club, 150 Salisbury Road, Delmar

Monday, September 18, 2017, 11:45am-7pm

12pm Lunch, 1pm Shotgun Start, 5:30 pm Dinner and Awards

Join us for our 32nd Annual Golf Outing - an afternoon of golf and an evening of networking. The day includes lunch in the banquet room, 18 holes of golf, cart, use of practice facilities and locker rooms, on-course refreshments, bag drop service and dinner. There will be fun contests and a raffle to benefit two local non-profit organizations.

If you are not a golfer but would like to take part in the event, join us for the dinner only price and network at dinner.

Click HERE for sponsorship information, and click HERE to register as a golfer.


Small Business Saturday 2017

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is an official partner for November 25th’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.

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