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 in October 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 the organizing partner for our Town’s annual First Night celebration. The Chamber has been involved since the beginning which started with other organizational partners. The event kicks off with entertainment in the Four Corners area of Delmar. Includes photo ops with an ice carving and Hamlet the Chamber mascot, and culminates with a fireworks show.
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. The Outing is scheduled the first week in June.
This eagerly anticipated annual event focuses on supporting our local restaurants. We promote our restaurants, pubs and other eateries in late January early February. People use this opportunity to try out new restaurants and to support their favorite local eateries.
We partner with other local chambers several times a year to provide our members with the opportunity to connect beyond Bethlehem.
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.
The Women's Networking group meets the first Thursday of the month and rotates locations. Check the Calendar of Events for the next location.
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.