June 23, 2020

Sent every week, the ChamberWatch keeps you informed. To learn more about the Chamber, visit our  website  or email  staff@greaterbethesdachamber.org .

View our events calendar .
View our COVID-19 resource page .
Give Blood at Chevy Chase Acura on July 7
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: "CC Acura" to schedule an appointment.

Give blood July 1-8 for an exclusive WONDER WOMAN
1984 T-shirt, while supplies last!
Phase II Office Space Utilization Guidance & Requirements
Montgomery County has laid out requirements and guidelines for public office spaces to use during Phase II to keep their visitors & employees safe.

In addition to the requirements outlined for all businesses permitted to open in Phase II of Montgomery County’s Reopening Strategy, offices should develop an office-specific plan that addresses the following:

  • Maximizes extended telework for all functions where telework is successful
  • Maintain physical distancing (greater than 6’) to the maximum extent possible on all interactions between staff, clients, and visitors.
  • Limits general occupancy within office space to no greater than 25% of pre-COVID-19 levels for Phase II and 50% in Phase III.
  • Limits occupancy in communal or shared spaces, including conference rooms, lobbies, break rooms and other shared spaces to no more than 1 person per 113 sq. ft.
  • Create shifts, rotational schedules, or modify work as necessary to maintain physical distancing and occupancy levels in the workplace.
  • Addresses physical distancing strategies for the following specific areas:

  1. Building and/or office suite entrances
  2. Reception
  3. Lobbies, common areas, kitchens
  4. Elevators 

Visit the Reopening Montgomery for the full requirements and guidelines and for the most up to date information.
Committee Meetings This Week
Tuesday, June 23, 4:00 p.m.

Economic Development
Wednesday, June 24 , 8:00 a.m.
Presentation: Update on the “ COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force”
Guest Speaker:  Jack McDougle, CEO, The Greater Washington Board of Trade  

Real Estate Group
Wednesday, June 24, 9:15 a.m.
Presentation:  Update on New Residential Project: Spectrum Retirement Communities (Potomac)

Upcoming Virtual Programs
Chamber 101
Today, June 23, 8:30 a.m.

Join us for this brief orientation session to learn how to get involved with the Chamber and maximize your membership investment. Get connected with all the activities, events, and services that we offer, while at the same time meet and network with other members.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Sandy Spring Bank .
Zoom Trivia & Happy Hour
Tuesday, July 21, 4:30 p.m.

Grab a cocktail and join us for happy hour & trivia! July 21 is National Junk Food Day, so our trivia questions will be junk food themed.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of our upcoming virtual events for just $100, please contact Courtney DeLucia at cdelucia@greaterbethesdachamber.org
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 - The Bernstein Companies - Capacity Partners - CohnReznick - Dembo Jones - Grossberg Company LLP- Hill Slowinski, Long & Foster | Christie's | Maryland Settlers LLC - Linowes and Blocher LLP TDG/SilverRock - M&T Bank - The Bean Bag Deli & Catering
The Bernstein Companies - WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Partner Sponsors 
  Bethesda Magazine - Hyatt Regency Bethesda - Mon Ami Gabi - North Bethesda Marriott & Conference Center - sasse agency - SpeedPro               
Chamber 101 Sponsor
Sandy Spring Bank
Leadership Luncheon Series Sponsor 
A Wider Circle
NextExec Sponsor 
Mckay Mortgage Company