Bethlehem Chamber says: Shop locally

DELMAR — The Bethlehem Chamber’s annual Holiday Shopping Card lets holders take advantage of discounts and promotions offered by more than 30 local businesses.

The Holiday Shopping Card is free and available throughout town. The kick-off event for the card is Nov. 21. The cards are available at 36 businesses throughout town. In addition, cards will be available at the Bethlehem Chamber office, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at the Saturday Delmar Farmers’ Market throughout December.

Small Business Saturday, on Nov. 30, is a national holiday celebrating America’s small businesses.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event. There are 28.8 million small businesses, accounting for 99.7 percent of all businesses in the United States. For every $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in the local economy. For that same $100 spent at a big-box store, only $43 stays in your local economy, according to the Small Business Administration.

The deals on the card are valid from Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, through Dec. 31. The card must be presented in order to receive the discount.


More Community news

  • A new workshop series offered by B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will guide participants on “mindful living” that can help them contemplate and understand the life process known as “retirement.”

  • ALBANY COUNTY — Seniors are invited to listen to phone-in presentations and discussions on aging well provided by Community Caregivers.

    Talks are every Tuesday to Nov. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. No access code is required to call the free conference line at 518-992-6661.

  • The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is accepting films made by kids for its Karner Kids Film Festival.

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