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Friday, February 26, 2021
We have some very exciting news to share.. Spotlight News has officially joined the News Break app!If you haven't heard of News Break, it's a free app available to iPhone and Android users that allows easy access to your local news sources. You can even customize the content you see based on your interests. If you're already a News Break user, please give us a follow!We've recently been noticing ...read more
Categories: Community, Business/Economic, Member News
Friday, February 26, 2021
The Bethlehem Town Board will be considering candidates for appointment to the Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (IDA) board.  The IDA is an independent agency authorized under state law, and its board members serve without compensation and at the pleasure of the Town Board. Candidates must be Town residents and should have or develop general knowledge of Bethlehem’s development patterns ...read more
Categories: Community, Member News, Government
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Local Eats and Essentials.com, a website which allows diners to order takeout or curbside pickup from local, independently owned restaurants, launched in 2020 to help support the local restaurant industry.   The website/web app features offerings from diverse establishments.  Users will find they are able to order various dishes from each location all in one transaction.    The service was ...read more
Categories: Business/Economic, Member News
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Bethlehem Central High School senior Nya Santeliz has earned a spot at this year's New York State Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest for the second year in a row. Read how this BC student discovered a love of poetry and who she credits for helping to inspire her Poetry Out Loud journey: https://www.bethlehemschools.org/bc-senior-earns-spot-in-nys-poetry-out-loud-contest/ The New York State ...read more
Categories: Arts & Culture, Community, Education/Schools, Member News
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
It has been a tough year for the restaurant community.  To show our appreciation for the vital contribution to Albany County that these restaurants make, we’ve teamed up with organizations across the county and have declared the month of February "Restaurant Appreciation Month!" Order a meal for takeout, curbside pickup, delivery or dine-in from your favorite Albany County restaurant. Email a ...read more
Categories: Community, Business/Economic, Member News
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Bethlehem Grange 137 is proud to announce we are now a Chapter for Stars 4 Our Troops.  We cut the embroidered stars off the donated worn or tattered flags, individually bag them, and add our "Thank You from Bethlehem Grange 137 for your service".  We hand these out to service people, first responders, and many more.  We can always use volunteers that are willing to cut and bag these stars.  We ...read more
Categories: Club/Organization, Member News, Community, Non-Profit
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Start saving your plant cuttings, rooting plants, small or large potted plants, and hanging plants you would be willing to donate.  We're always looking for the common ones, and the not so common ones.  If anyone has a Purple Passion with the fuzzy leaves that are jagged, we would really appreciate some cuttings or rooted plants, or potted plants.  Of course any others plants are ...read more
Categories: Club/Organization, Member News, Community, Non-Profit
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Our Annual June Garage Sale is coming up sooner than we realize.  When you're cleaning things out, downsizing, winter or spring cleaning, or cleaning out a family member's house, please think of  Bethlehem Grange 137 for your donations.  We will begin to accept donations from the community after our Craft Fair/ Plant Sale.  We will be accepting Jewelry, Toys, Vinyl Records, CD's, DVD's, Holiday ...read more
Categories: Club/Organization, Member News, Community, Non-Profit
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Emma Liu, Buy-It School Store Treasurer Bethlehem Central High School FBLA 700 Delaware Ave Delmar, NY 12054 Dear Members of the Chamber of Commerce: I am writing to request support for the Bethlehem Central High School Future Business Leaders of America (BCHS FBLA) Chapter to help us sponsor a discount toward the cost of stylus pens for students. Due to our current environment, online ...read more
Categories: Club/Organization, Community, Education/Schools, Member News
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
ALBANY – The Albany County Legislature, on Monday, adopted a local law that limits the fees that third-party food delivery companies can charge restaurants during a declared emergency. The measure is designed to protect small business owners struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The legislation complements an Executive Order signed by County Executive Daniel P. McCoy earlier this year, which ...read more
Categories: Business/Economic, Member News, Government, Press Release
Thursday, February 04, 2021
ELSMERE — There’s a buzz around Normanside Country Club indicative of things to come for 2021, and it has more to do than the chainsaws. Normanside Managing Director Dave Hostig has done what he can to keep the popular country club afloat despite losing wedding business throughout most of a pandemic-riddled 2020. A quiet banquet room led to expected cuts to employment, but he said, it allowed ...read more
Categories: Member News, Recreation/Sports, Press Release
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Categories: Member News, Non-Profit, Community
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
For the 2021 State of the Town address please click for the transcript, or watch the webcast.
Categories: Government, Community, Member News
Monday, February 01, 2021
In February 2020, student leaders and faculty advisors at Bethlehem Central High School re-envisioned the annual month-long history lesson by bringing Black History to life with lessons that students and staff could see, hear, taste and feel. This year, against the backdrop of the pandemic, the efforts of the Black History Month Leadership Committee at BCHS have been put to the test. So the ...read more
Categories: Education/Schools, Member News
Friday, January 29, 2021
IT’S OFFICIAL!  The Town of Bethlehem has officially closed on the purchase of 69 acres from the Normanside Country Club.  This land will be combined with an existing Town property to create the Normans Kill Ravines nature park.  At 147 acres, the park is only slightly smaller than Elm Ave Park.  We are currently working with professionals to design a trail network that will open this gorgeous ...read more
Categories: Member News, Community, Recreation/Sports
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Bethlehem Grange 137 is Accepting Bottles & Cans for Return.  The proceeds are very much needed to assist us with the cost of the maintenance of our Historic Grange Hall.  Bethlehem Grange 137 is on the National Historic Registry.  Bottles and Cans can be dropped off 24/7 in the back of the Grange Hall, by the Back Door, in Plastic Bags, Please!  We're located at 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, NY 12158  ...read more
Categories: Member News, Community, Non-Profit
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Normanside introduces NOSH, our “quick healthy eats” meal program. Our menu changes weekly featuring fresh, non-processed ingredients. Our chef packaged meals are designed to fit a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing great taste.  Seasonal and local ingredients combine to please the palate and are always between 300-600 calories.  Our meals are perfect for lunch or dinner on the fly, featuring ...read more
Categories: Community, Product/Service Announcement, Business/Economic, Member News
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Categories: Member News, Community, Press Release
Thursday, January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021, DELMAR, NY - - - - - A new year is here, and the Bethlehem Chamber is excited to present a new way to explore town and support local businesses with the Passport to Bethlehem program.  Join us on a four week adventure and explore Bethlehem - visit local restaurants, stores, service providers and open spaces from Monday, January 25 through Sunday, February 21.  To participate, ...read more
Categories: Business/Economic, Community, Chamber News, Press Release
Thursday, January 21, 2021
From our friends at the The Business Council of New York State, Inc.: The Siena College Research Institute (SCRI), in partnership with The Business Council of New York State, Inc., and with support from Western Governors University is conducting the 14th Annual New York State Business Leaders Survey.   This year, we are opening the survey up to chamber members so your members can participate in ...read more
Categories: Member News, Business/Economic, Chamber News
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the Port of Albany would become the country's first wind tower assembly site. In the third installment of a four-day State of the State address this week, Cuomo’s comments focused on building up New York’s green energy economy in order to combat climate change and jumpstart the economy. Among the projects that Cuomo detailed is a new ...read more
Categories: Business/Economic, Press Release, Member News
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
BETHLEHEM - Delmar-Bethlehem EMS Chief Steven Kroll was selected by City & State magazine as one of the top 50 pubic servants in New York. In addition to being named to the magazine's "50 Over Fifty" edition, Kroll will be celebrated during an online reception on Jan. 26. Kroll started as an EMT in 1982 and has done legislative work for the New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue ...read more
Categories: Member News, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
The Bethlehem Grange #137 is Continuing to host a Food Drive.  If  you or your group would like to donate any items, it would be greatly appreciated.  The original list came from passionatepennypincher.com and was on a schedule of Dec 1 to Dec. 24th – But, we are continuing our Food Collection due to the continuing need that still exists.  The donated food & items will go to people who need it ...read more
Categories: Member News, Community, Non-Profit
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Bethlehem Grange 137 is looking for anyone willing to donate some time & effort to assist us with our interior painting.  If anyone is willing to donate some time & effort to assist us with our interior painting, that would be greatly appreciated!!  Most of our painting is currently being done on Wednesday's and Sunday's.  If there are other times that would work for someone to assist us, please ...read more
Categories: Community, Member News, Non-Profit
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
The National Bank of Coxsackie is here to support businesses and the community through this COVID-19 pandemic.   Remember how great NBC did with PPP Round 1 Loans!?  Well, we’re doing Round 2!!!   NBC is now accepting PPP Round 2 applications and supporting documentation.  You can find the application right on our website.   Questions? Contact your local Branch Manager.   Completed ...read more
Categories: Business/Economic, Member News
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
The Town of Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (BIDA) has allocated $25,000 to fund a COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Grant Program. The Grant Program was made possible through a temporary program created by the State of New York permitting Industrial Development Agencies to make grants to small businesses and not-for-profits to help those entities weather the economic disaster created by ...read more
Categories: Member News, Business/Economic
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Covid-19 and Ski LeasesAfter the past 9 months or so, and with last ski season being cut short, we are all anxious to get out again! Below are the way we are doing ski leases in our shops. In an effort to give customers and staff a level of comfort during this time we are doing the followingAll ski leases will be by appointment, please book an appointment with the link below.Outside leasing in ...read more
Categories: Business/Economic, Member News, Community, Recreation/Sports
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer ...read more
Categories: Business/Economic, Member News
Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce will administer grants to local small businesses as a result of the creation of the Hardship Fund with money donated by community members. The Small Business Hardship Fund will award Operating Support Grants on a first come, first served basis.  Grants will be awarded up to $200 per business. To be eligible the business must either be a member of the chamber ...read more
Categories: Business/Economic, Chamber News, Community
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Do you have a Tattered or Worn Flag?   Dispose of it properly & respectfully.  Bring it to Bethlehem Grange #137 at 24 Bridge St., Selkirk, NY 12158. Our American Flag Collection Box is open 24/7, located in the front of our Grange Hall in the mailbox outside, between the 2 front doors.  We, with the help of the American Legion Post 37, will have great consideration and regard to honor these ...read more
Categories: Member News, Community, Non-Profit
Monday, October 21, 2019
Bethlehem Grange #137 has an up-and-running used clothing drop-off shed! Do your part for the community by donating, and reduce waste in landfills. Items accepted include used clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, pillowcases, sheets, curtains, and stuffed animals.   The used clothing drop-off shed is located in the SE corner of our parking lot.  24 Bridge Street Selkirk, NY 12158
Categories: Club/Organization, Human Interest, Non-Profit, Community, Member News