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Kevin Smith joined Fenimore Asset Management as senior client relationship manager. Smith previously served as a vice president at Berkshire Bank’s Wealth Management Group and as a trust officer at Trustco Bank.

New GM at Crossgates

Michael Gately has moved from the Manassas Mall in Virginia to lead Crossgates with Pyramid Companies. He is an alum of Hamilton College. Michael fills the position vacated by Michael Patounas who has assumed specialty leasing field director for multiple malls operated by Pyramid. Welcome, Michael G., to our business community.

Breakfast On Upcoming Changes to Labor Law PowerPoint Now Available

Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce2017 HR/Legislative Update

Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce 2017 HR/Legislative Update

Did you participate in the Breakfast On Upcoming Changes to Labor Law on February 15?  This extremely important topic was discussed by Frank Kerbein SPHR, Director, Center for Human Resources. As you know, this was a fascinating presentation. We are pleased to post here Bethlehem Chamber Legislative Update PowerPoint for you.

We extend our thanks for Frank Kerbein, Jennifer Kilcoyne at the Bethlehem Chamber of Commers, and the Business Council of New York State.

State of the Town

Your opportunity to gather firsthand information on the 2017 local and state business environments. Guilderland Town Supervisor, Peter Barber; Albany County Legislator, Mark Grimm; Superintendent of Guilderland Schools, Dr. Marie Wiles; and NYS Assemblywoman, Patricia Fahey will meet brief us on the current state of our town, what they see on the horizon this year, and what they anticipate the influence to be from the new Trump Administration.  Chamber members register here @ $10 pp; Public can sign up here at $15 pp

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017,   Time: 8:30-10:00 AM

Location: Funny Bones Theater, Crossgates Mall

Sushi Tei new(s)

Sushi Tei recently finished its expansion. The restaurant long known for its excellent (and beautiful) food celebrated by joining the Chamber. Stop in to see and enjoy at 1800 Western Avenue. Congratulate them on being part of the hometown Chamber.

Women in Business Present: Getting What You Deserve

Getting what you deserve begins with valuing yourself and knowing your worth…

The GCC Women in Business are hosting a panel discussion over lunch on March 7th,  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM with the spotlight on three main areas to help you get what you deserve in your career and your life:

  1. Money: Getting compensated and/or setting the fees that you deserve.
  2. Mindset: Shifting to being your own best advocate and becoming a force to be reckoned with.
  3. Health and Wellness: Keeping yourself in the equation by valuing your own health.

The panelists will be Deb Best, Deb Best Practices; Lisa Giruzzi, Transformational Conversations; and Jessica Lustig, owner of The Hot Yoga Spot.

Location: Atria Guilderland.

Members register here @ $10 pp; not yet members click here to reserve a place @ $15 pp.

Debra J.M. Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP – Deb Best Practices Outsourced HR & Recruitment Leadership for Organizations from 5 to over 13,000 Employees

Lisa Giruzzi, Coach, Speaker, Author  – Transformational Conversations Empowering people to create and realize audacious futures that alter the course of humanity.

Jessica Lustig, Founder/Owner – The Hot Yoga Spot (Albany, Clifton Park, Latham, East Greenbush and Saratoga) A business combining her passion for yoga, concern for wellness, and entrepreneurial spirit.

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