Frosty Family Fun Day at the Delhi Skating Rink Saturday, February 18th

Winter is the perfect time to come to the Greater Delhi Area. There is so much to do, so many ways to get you through what might be the winter blues for some. Save the date for this very special day of skating and family fun.

Sponsored by the Greater Delhi Chamber of Commerce, we welcome the community and visitors alike to join us on the Delhi Ice Skating Rink for an afternoon of skating, food, games and so much more. 

Please save the date and join us for this special event. More details to follow! 

Delhi Holiday Jubilee & Santa on the Square on Saturday, December 10th.

Cookie making, Santa letter writing, horse & wagon rides and so much more! 

Cookie making, Santa letter writing, horse & wagon rides and so much more! 

Join us for holiday festivities on Courthouse Square and then stay in town late to shop and eat! 

Festivities on the square include cookie making, refreshments, games, and of course, meeting Santa! 

Horse and wagon rides are sponsored by the Delaware National Bank. There will also be hayrides to take you around town to the look at all the holiday lights. The winner of the Residential and Business Holiday Light Contest will be announced at the event as well!

Join us on Courthouse Square from 5pm to 7pm and then stay through the evening to visit the businesses and restaurants that will be open late to serve you!

This event is sponsored by the Greater Delhi Chamber of Commerce, Delhi Beautification Committee and the Village of Delhi. 

DELHI COURTHOUSE SQUARE
Saturday, December 10th
5pm to 7pm

After the Jubilee and Santa on the Square, please stroll up and down Main Street to enjoy all the events taking place on Main Street. Businesses are hosting special events and staying open late. 

Businesses on Main Street that will be open late & are having special events (and the list keeps growing): 

Tay Tea
Stone and Sawyer
Quarter Moon Cafe
O'Neill's Shire Pub
Rachel's Framing
Blue Bee Cafe
Midtown Grill
Tuna III

 

18th Annual Holiday Parade & Open House this Saturday, December 3rd.

Get your sled and join us for the 18th Annual Holiday Parade.

Get your sled and join us for the 18th Annual Holiday Parade.

The Greater Delhi Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to be one of the sponsors of the 18th Annual Bassett Healthcare Network O’Connor Hospital Holiday Parade and Open House. This years parade will take place on Saturday, December 3rd. The parade line up will begin at the State University of New York (SUNY) Delhi at 10:00a.m.  The parade will start promptly at 11:00a.m. The parade route will begin on the corner of Bronco Drive and Main Street and finish behind the Senator Charles Cook county office building at 111 Main Street Delhi, NY.

Immediately following the parade the community is invited to O’Connor Hospital located at 460 Andes Road for FREE refreshments. For a suggested $1.00 donation to the Delhi Children’s Christmas fund, children may have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa’s Hospital Workshop. Parade prizes and trophies will be awarded at the main hospital entrance.

For more information,  please contact Michael Howard at (607) 746-0591.

We hope to see you on the parade route next Saturday! 

Delhi Area Events & Shopping Specials on Saturday, November 26th.

Small Business Saturday is a movement encouraging people to shop at small local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. An alternative option to big-box chains and online retail giants, the powerful message of the holiday is to support local entrepreneurs and keep their brick and mortar businesses alive. By doing so, we help energize local economy, keeping it viable and beneficial to all. 

We're so proud of all the unique small businesses here in the Greater Delhi Area. We benefit so much as a community from the creators, the makers, the crafters, the farmers and the artists who shape and contribute so much to the economy and the vibrancy of this region. Through their work and efforts, we form our identity and pride. 

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While we strongly suggest that you shop small the entire year, we are putting our best foot forward with on Saturday, November 26th. We welcome you to come to the Greater Delhi Area to shop all day and then we suggest you stay late to enjoy some of the events that the businesses are organizing. 

You can find our entire list of events in our Events Section but here are some of the highlights of the special events taking place on Saturday, November 26th.

DAY & EVENING EVENTS ON NOVEMBER 26th

Christmas on the Farm
Nov 25 and 26, 10am-6pm both days
Maple Shade Farm, 2066 County Highway 18, Delhi NY
Three historic barns filled with local gifts! Handmade products, food, trees, warm fires!

Tastings at Ray's Fine Wine & Spirits
Nov 26, 12pm-4pm
Ray's Fine Wine & Spirits, 70 Main Street, Delhi NY
Tastings of locally distilled and produced spirits on Shop Small Saturday. 

Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Nov 26, Dec 3, 10, 17 and 23 at 11am-7pm and Dec 24 at 11am-2pm
Quarter Moon Cafe, 53 Main St, Delhi NY
Local vendors with beautiful gift ideas. Demonstrations and tastings.

Christmas Craft Fundraiser
Nov 26, 9am-3pm
St. John's Church, 134 1/2 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753
Fundraiser Christmas craft fair to benefit the St. Paul's Episcopal Church New Community Center in Bloomville, NY.

Holiday Pop-Up Farm Market
Nov 26, 10am-3pm
Burn Ayr Farm, 21031 State Hwy 28, Delhi NY
Christmas trees, decorations, beef, pork, alpaca products, great local vendors!

Landscapes of Richard Kathmann and "Devonia Furniture" of Alex Robinson
Nov 26, 3pm-8pm
Richard Kathmann Studio, 546Main St, Delhi NY
Kathmann's storefront studio with landscape paintings and drawings will be open to visitors.

Opening Reception at Stone and Sawyer Store
Nov 26, 5pm-7pm
Stone and Sawyer, 76 Main St, Delhi NY
Opening for "Close and Far," a photography exhibit by Christian Harder.

Tea Cocktails and Gifts at Tay Tea
Nov 26, 5pm-8pm
Tay Tea, 159 Main St, Delhi NY
Tea cocktails, exquisite gifts, and sneak peek at vintage kimonos.

Shopping & Cocktails at The Stonehouse
Nov 26, 10am-8pm
The Stonehouse, 92 Main St, Delhi NY
Shopping and cocktails in the evening! Staying open late for you. 

Esquela Performs Live
Nov 26, 9pm
O'Neill's Shire Pub, 123 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753
Finish a long day with some good old fashioned American rock and roll. 
Local band Esquela takes the stage. Free!


SHOPPING SPECIALS

This is a list of the shops that we are aware are having special promotions and offers.
Please contact them directly if you have any questions about their offers. 

Main Street Cards & Gifts
96 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753
Friday & Saturday 50% Off Sale
The annual tradition continues. Enjoy two full days of 50% off. 
Stop by on Saturday evening as Main Street Cards & Gifts will be open late too! 

Funkature
19 Elm Street
Delhi, NY 13753
10-20% off all inventory that weekend. Canvas Art, Pottery, Lamps and Furniture.

Jess About Massage
17 Elm Street, Delhi, NY 13753
Jess will be offering specially discounted gift cards on Shop Small Saturday (11/26). She will also be giving away a sample essential oil blend with every gift card purchased from Friday 11/25 through Christmas Eve.

If you are a local Delhi area business with an event or special for the holidays, please email us through our contact page here. 

 

Holiday Lights Contest - Register Now!

One of the residential entries from previous years. 

One of the residential entries from previous years. 

This new annual tradition returns! Decorate your home by December 4, 2016 for a chance to win cash prizes and bragging rights!  Be chosen as the Best Holiday Lights for Residential or Business. 

Prizes:
$100 for First Place
$50 for Second Place
$25 for Third Place

Special award for "Most Festive Street in the Village of Delhi."

Winners will be announced on December 10th at the Delhi Holiday Jubilee and Santa on the Square event on the Delhi Courthouse Square. 

Pre-register by using the form below or calling Peg Baldwin at 607.746.3355 or emailing mlbaldwin2@yahoo.com. We hope to see you shine your holiday spirit this season! 

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Announcing the Dr. Candace Vancko Grant

The Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Dr. Candace Vancko Grant, a new matching grant program that was created to help strengthen the connection between the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce business community and the population of SUNY Delhi. 

The grant honors the dedicated service of the former SUNY Delhi President, Dr. Candace Vancko, who retired last spring. Dr. Vancko served in the position for more than 15 years and was committed to bridging the businesses of the area to the student, faculty and staff population at the college.

The grant is an annual matching grant of up to $500 that the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce will award to a member business that is ready to invest into their business with the purpose of directly impacting the student population of SUNY Delhi. This can take many forms, such as adjusting inventory, adding an attraction, or offering a new service with the primary focus of better serving and connecting to the college population.

Businesses that are interested in applying for the grant with a unique and innovative approach and are willing to match the Chamber’s investment can find more information and a simple application form on the Chamber’s website at visitdelhiny.com.

Grants will be judged by an impartial group that will be made up of two professionals from SUNY Delhi and two board members from the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce. The Dr. Candace Vancko Committee is happy to help develop applicants’ ideas.

Please click here for the application. 

Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer

Join us on Thursday, November 10th at Bushel Collective on Main Street in Delhi. 

The Greater Delhi Area of Commerce is thrilled to invite you to our next Networking Mixer, the last one of 2016. Please join us from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for an opportunity to meet and network with your fellow business community members.

We will also use this networking mixer to kick off our holiday season by providing any businesses that is interested in participating in Small Business Saturday with supplies and materials furnished by American Express. We will also roll out our plans for promoting the concept of shopping small and shopping local throughout the entire holiday season. 

We hope that you will join us for some light snacks and drinks. 

Greater Delhi Chamber of Commerce Mixer
Thursday, November 10th
5:30-7:30 pm
Bushel Collective
84 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753

Please RSVP immediately so we can get a head count for the event. We hope to see you there. 

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Another Harvest Festival in the Books

We were so lucky to have yet another Saturday of great weather for the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest Festival. We enjoyed a wide variety of vendors, great food, entertainment and more. Here are a few photos of the event. We look forward to seeing you again next year! 

Schedule of Greater Delhi Chamber of Commerce Meetings

As the Greater Delhi Chamber of Commrerce, we are trying something new. We are introudcing evening meetings. We will continue to have our regular Chamber meeting on Tuesday's at 9:30 am and then every other month we will host an evening meeting. Our hope is those who were unable to attend the morning meetings will have the ability to participate in the evening events. 

All morning meetings will be 9:30 am at the Delhi Telephone building and all evening meetings will start at 5:30pm. 


Here is the list of our meetings for the remainder of 2016. 

October-Tuesday 10/4 at 9:30 am
Delhi Telephone
107 Main Street, Delhi, NY 13753

October-Thursday, 10/20 at 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Community Welcome for the new President of SUNY Delhi. 
This is a networking event to welcome President, Dr. Michael R. Laliberte. 
Cafe on the Green
The College Golf Course at Delhi
85 Scotch Mountain Road
Delhi, NY 13753
 

November-Thursday, 11/10 at 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce Mixer

This one focuses on getting our business community ready for Shop Local Saturday on 11/26/2016. 
Mixer will be held at Bushel Collective
84 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753

December-Thursday, 12/15 at 5:30pm
Location TBD

The Annual Harvest Festival in Delhi-September 24th

Don't miss the 32nd Annual Delhi Harvest Festival presented to you by the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce. It's always a fantastic day of shopping, food, music and an opportunity for new students and their parents to meet the community. 

The Harvest Festival is in Courthouse Square but takes over all of Main Street Delhi.  Make sure to visit all the Main Street businesses on your way to the festival.

Don't miss the Delhi Harvest Festival. Many vendors, lots of fun!

Live music from Bluestone County from 12-4pm. 

Our registered vendors so far: 

Pink Zebra
Sweet Ending Desserts
Lilla Rose/Savannah Grace Shop
Baggie's Boutique
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
Violet & Blue
Catskill Mt. Maple Gifts
One of a Kind De-Signs
Tupperware
It Works
HLF
AURORA CRAFTS
karin's kountry kubby
Lady Bulldogs Volleyball
The Dancing Goose Popcorn
Scenic Woodburnings & More
Cooperstown Country Store
BB's Lemonade & Crafts Company
Kaatskill Gifts & Kollectibles
Gene
All Fired Up
Sweet Jimmy's
Toad Hall Primitives
Woodwork Creations By Brent Whitney
ckphotography
Rosemary Farm Sanctuary Inc.
Delhi Women's Club / Kiwanis
Willow & Birch Apothecary
Delaware County Democratic Committee
Max & Madeleine Independent Advisor
Kunkel
Lori Rae LLC
MELISSA APIARY LLC
Consultant for Pampered Chef
BATH FITTER
American legion ladies auxiliary
Young Living Essential Oils Independent Distributor
Throw My Life Away
Deannas Jams and Jellies
JeannieBeans
First Presbyterian Church
Banker's Dozen
LuLaRoe
EVAN
wild mountain
Tracy's Treasures
Perfectly posh
Thirty-one
Burn Ayr Farm
Anderson's Hillbilly Honey
Maplewood Farm & Orchard
Blue Butterfly Boutique
Baskets & More
Holiday Farm Biscuit Co
ScarfGirl Fiber Arts, Freyja's Finds
Two Vintage Ladies
Greenane Farms
W.C.S. Ceramics
National Student Nurses Association - SUNY Delhi Chapter
Joseph Palmasani
Alfred Zuefle
Mohawk Bakery