July 2, 2019

Sent every Tuesday, the ChamberWatch keeps you informed. To learn more about the Chamber, visit our  website  or email  staff@greaterbethesdachamber.org
Happy 4th of July!

The Chamber office will be closed
July 4 - 5. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Holiday!
Upcoming Events
Off the Clock at Dessange Paris
Join us for complimentary beer, wine, appetizers, & of course, networking. Dessange will also be providing free beauty treatments, a $50 gift card giveaway, a fun goody bags for each attendee! This event is FREE for members and first time attendees. See more details.
Chamber 101
Are you looking to learn more about how to get involved with the Chamber and maximize your membership investment? This orientation session is for you! See more details.
Networking @ Noon at Brickside
Make new business connections, enjoy great food, and have fun growing your business - all on your lunch hour! See more details.
Speed Networking with The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
Make some new connections with business people from both The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce.   See more details.
Last Week at the Chamber
Off the Clock at Tommy Joe's!
Welcome New Members!
Please take a moment to welcome our new members & check out their website!
Goldberg Group Real Estate & Property Management
Lena Fekkak
9711 Washingtonian Boulevard #125
North Potomac, MD 20878

Becki Portis
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
10th Street LLC
Wendy Kessell
4905 Del Ray Avenue Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814

Kaizen Medispa
Dwayne Wells
7505 Democracy Boulevard Suite A113
Bethesda, MD 208171236
Minimum Wage
The minimum wage increase went into effect in Montgomery County on July 1. The number of employees employed by the business will determine the amount of the increase.
The County’s minimum wage will rise to $13 for employers with 51 or more employees and $12.50 for employers with 50 or fewer employees. Employees age 18 and under, who work fewer than 20 hours per week, are exempt from this rate.
Signed into legislation on Nov. 17, 2017, Bill 28-17 raises the minimum wage incrementally, each July 1, until it reaches $15 per hour in 2022.
More information about the County’s minimum wage increase is available at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/humanrights/ .
Members in the News
7/2/2019- New EV Rebates Now Available for Pepco Maryland Customers (Read More)

6/27/2019- Join The Yellow Ribbon Fund's 12th Annual Golf And Tennis Classic ( Read More )

6/26/2019 - Be The First To Experience The Ballad Of Mu Lan at Imagination Stage ( Read More )
The Chamber is Going to Peru!
Join us on the trip of a lifetime to Peru in March 2020 for just $3,449* per person, including airfare!

We will be hosting a special presentation on this amazing opportunity on Thursday, September 5 from 6:00-7:00pm. Beer, wine & light fare will be provided.

Click here to see the full itinerary & more details.
July Committee Meetings & Events
Gold Sponsors
  The Chevy Chase Land Company    -   Pepco    

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors  
  Andy Stern's Office Furniture, A Division of Benjamin Office Supply & Services - Atlantech Online - Capacity Partners - CohnReznick - Dembo Jones - Grossberg Company LLP- Hill Slowinski, Long & Foster | Christie's | Maryland Settlers LLC - Linowes and Blocher LLP - Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. - TDG/SilverRock - The Bean Bag Deli & Catering - The Bernstein Companies - WithumSmith+Brown 
Partner Sponsors 
  Bethesda Magazine - Comcast Spotlight - Hope Connections for Cancer Support -
 Hyatt Regency Bethesda- North Bethesda Marriott & Conference Center - sasse agency -
SpeedPro Imaging                
Chamber 101 Sponsor 
Sandy Spring Bank
Leadership Luncheon Series Sponsor  
A Wider Circle