Join the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce for the 36th Annual Awards Celebration and networking at the scenic Colonie Country Club. Our special guest emcee will be Benita Zahn.
Enjoy dining stations, networking, and celebrate with our award winners:
Business of the Year: LiveWell Group The LiveWell Group is being honored as the Business of the Year because of their continued outstanding service to the community, its residents, and employees. Formerly The Spinney Group, this is a second-generation, locally-owned property development and owner group. Not only looking to make their residential living community environmentally friendly, they have also added programs to their "55 and better" communities a new "SpinneyLife" style catering to nutritional, active and engaging activities. The family partnership is committed to their community, and support many local organizations and charities.
Co-Life-Time Achievement: Margaret Barkman (Barkman Farms) and Greg Turner (Burt Anthony & Associates) Margaret Barkman recently retired from her decades of ownership of Barkman Farms in Bethlehem. She offered years of seasonal flowers and holidays trees and wreaths, customer service and education to the residents, patrons and customers. She is a wonderful steward of the land and supporter of the community.
Greg Turner is the president of Burt Anthony & Associates and a long-standing member of the Chamber's Board of Directors. Burt Anthony & Associates is an independent insurance company which has served clients in the Capital Region for more than 50 years. While the agency was established in 1967, Greg started working at the firm in 1980 and purchased it in 1996.
Youth Entrepreneur: Brendin Winfield (Ravena Coeymans Selkirk CSD) Brendin Winfield, who lives in Bethlehem and attends RCS started working at TCI when he was 16. With the money he earned, in this junior year of high school, he purchased a truck and started his own lawn mowing and landscaping business. He also co-owns a power-washing company with his brother. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, he participated in school athletics, and graduated in 2023.
Community Spirit: Bethlehem Central Middle School PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) The BCMS PTO is a local non-profit that supports opportunities for youth in the middle school. Especially during the pandemic, the PTO was very creative in finding activities to continue to engage and support the students and staff at the school. The organization is also engaged in assisting families in the district with food insecurity, school supplies, holiday gifts, and everyday and emergency needs. The PTO also assist teachers with grants for special programs and experiences for youth, like author visits, special equipment, social events, and more.
Tickets are $85/person, $160/couple.
Corporate Tables of 8, $650
We will also be honoring Members celebrating a Chamber membership milestone:
40 Years: Del Lanes, Delmar Animal Hospital, Bausback & McGarry Dental LLP
35 Years: Bethlehem Democratic Committee, Bethlehem Opportunities Unlimited, CDPHP
30 Years: Salon 282, David Frueh Contracting, I Love Books, Professional Planning Group
25 Years: Delaware Plaza LLC, Geurtze Builders, Tangora Technologies, Inc.
20 Years: Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, Crossroads Ford, State Farm Insurance -- Elaine VanDeCarr, TL Roe CPA
15 Years: Colonie Golf & Country Club, Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, Bloom n' Green Lawn Care, Holcim, Bethlehem's Little Helper Service, Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar
10 Years: Delmar Custom Tailor & Cleaners, Shampoodle, Yanni's Too, Steiner's Sports Ski & Bike, BBL Construction Services LLC, R.C. Builders, Gabler Realty, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services -- Vonna DuMicich, Tital Maintenance IV, Inc, Ando Salon
Want to give your business a splash! Sponsor the Event at any of our various levels. For details, download the Sponsorship Form you can use the registration button the right to also sponsor and/or register and pay online, or be invoiced.