October 30, 2018 
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TONIGHT, October 30
@ The Loft at 4935
5:00 PM- 6:30 PM
FREE Admission, Come in Costume!

Happy hour priced drinks and complimentary appetizers will be provided

Sponsor Tables Including: 

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Improv Class Hosted by ArtStream
@ Tommy Joe's

Tuesday, November 13
4:45 PM-6:30 PM

Free for Members & First Time
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JOINT Luncheon with the 
Rockville Chamber  @ Stella Barra Pizzeria 

Thursday, November 29
12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

$25 for Members, $40 for Non-members

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Chamber 101 @ the Chamber Office

Thursday, November 15
8:00 AM-9:00 AM


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Check out our full calendar HERE

The deadline to register TOMORROW OCTOBER 31

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Thank you to our members who renewed their membership investment in September! 
Imagination Stage
Bonnie  Fogel
4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda , MD  20814

30+ Year Member
Bethesda Library
Nancy  Benner
7400 Arlington Road
Bethesda , MD 20814

15+ Year Member
Promark Real Estate Services LLC
Robert  Eisinger
1390 Piccard Drive,  Suite 120
Rockville , MD  20850

5+ Year Member 
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Andrea  Maddox-Smith
4915 St. Elmo Avenue,  Suite 202
Bethesda , MD  20814
P.S. West, Attorney at Law, LLC
Pamela  West
P.O. Box 105
Kensington , MD  20895
Hypnosis Silver Spring
Donald  Pelles
10410 Kensington Parkway,  Suite 224
Kensington , MD  20895
Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday, LLC
Kristen  D'Angelo
7315 Wisconsin Avenue,  Suite 800 West
Bethesda , MD  20814
StemCell ARTS
Marisa  Catignani
5550 Friendship Boulevard,  Suite 450
Chevy Chase , MD  20815
Heller An  Shapiro
8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1230
Chevy Chase , MD  20815


The public is invited to provide input on the possible expansion of the Dockless Vehicles Pilot. Town Hall meetings will be held from  7 to 8:30 p.m. at the below locations:

Tuesday, October 30
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School Cafeteria
4301 East West Highway, Bethesda

Thursday, November 1
Walter Johnson High School Cafeteria
6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda

You can read more about the proposed pilot project to expand dockless bikes and introduce e-scooters  HERE

The construction phase of the Marriott International Headquarters development is well underway!  To minimize any potential disruptions to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, a phasing plan has been implemented and every attempt is being made to keep trucks within the development site perimeter.

You can view a map of sidewalk closures HERE

You can see a live construction camera featuring a 24/7 time-lapse view of the development site HERE

October 25, 2018- T he Yellow Ribbon Fund to host its 10th Annual Gala on Thursday, November 8 at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD (Read More)

October 24, 2018-Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) To Merge With Chaconas & Wilson, P.C. (Read More)

October 23, 2018- Thrive Global Interviews Sateria Venable, Founder And  CEO of the Fibroid Foundation (Read More)

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  • The first Jack O'Lanterns were actually made from turnips.
  • The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin.
  • The first known mention of trick-or-treating in print in North America occurred in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada.
  • Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
  • Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

Gold Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors  
Andy Stern's Office Furniture, A Division of Benjamin Office Supply & Services - Atlantech Online - Capacty Partners - CohnReznick - Dembo Jones - Elite Personnel - Grossberg Company LLP- Hill Slowinski, Long & Foster | Christie's | Maryland Settlers LLC - Linowes and Blocher LLP -  RBC Wealth Management, Melanie Folstad - 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
SpeedPro Imaging                
Chamber 101 Sponsor
Sandy Spring Bank
Leadership Luncheon Series Sponsor
A Wider Circle
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