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Event Descriptions

The Bethlehem Chamber hosts a variety of events each year that offer opportunities to network, connect, grow and learn.  By providing diversified event formats at various times of the day, our aim is to provide plenty of options so that everyone is able to find something that will work with their schedule.

Annual Awards Event

Our Annual Awards Event is held every April and is the premier business and community networking event in Bethlehem.  The event gives us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our Chamber members and members of the community throughout the year.  It is also our chance to reflect on the past year and share our goals for the future. Past Winners and Awards

First Night Bethlehem

We are proud to be one of the organizing partners for our Town’s annual First Night celebration.  The Chamber has been involved since the beginning and in addition to the Town, we work alongside Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation, Bethlehem Senior Projects, Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited, and the Bethlehem Community Fund all year long to bring this family friendly New Year’s event to life.  The event kicks off with fireworks, followed by entertainment and activities at different venues within walking distance of Four Corners.  Proceeds from button sales go to programs that benefit those in need in our community.

Golf Outing

Our annual Golf Outing is one of our most popular events due to the relaxed, fun nature of the event – business owners and members of the community come together to enjoy a day of golf and networking.  We offer a scramble format with a shotgun start.  Players enjoy lunch, 18 holes of golf, fun contests, a raffle auction, and dinner.

Holiday Toy Drive

We have boosted the Small Business Saturday and Holiday promotions this year. Instead of the Holiday Shopping Card, we will be featuring a page in the Spotlight paper. For $100:

  • Your logo and up to 30 word description will run in the paper,
  • Your business name will be at the Toys-for-Tots drop off location in Delaware Plaza on Nov. 26
  • You business name will be shared on social media throughout the Holiday shopping season

Restaurant Week

This eagerly anticipated annual event focuses on supporting our local restaurants.  The Monday after Mother’s Day always kicks off our event.  Restaurants create special menus at a fixed price that diners are able to enjoy all week long.  People use this opportunity to try out new restaurants and to support their favorite local eateries.

Multi-Chamber Events

We partner with other local chambers several times a year to provide our members with the opportunity to connect beyond Bethlehem.  These events include speed networking, a business expo, opening day at Saratoga Race Course, a Tri-City ValleyCats game, and more.

Networking After-Hours

These after-hours sessions are held at local restaurants or bars.  Attendees can drop by any time during the two-hour event.  Business owners, individuals, colleagues, clients and friends are all encouraged to attend – these casual events are a fantastic way to make new connections.

Professional Development Opportunities

Throughout the year the Chamber offers opportunities for our members to grow and learn.  Ranging from seminars to workshops, we are always researching business strategies and new laws and regulations so we can offer relevant sessions so our members can develop and succeed.

Small Business Saturday

Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Bethlehem Chamber uses this nationwide event to shine a light on our local businesses.  Shoppers are encouraged to buy local and #ShopSmall.  Members who are offering a Small Business Saturday promotion or who are doing something special in their shop receive extra promotion in the Chamber’s e-newsletter and on our social media channels.  We also use this day to kick off our Holiday Shopping Card.