July 23, 2019

Sent every Tuesday, the ChamberWatch keeps you informed. To learn more about the Chamber, visit our  website  or email  staff@greaterbethesdachamber.org
Join us this Thursday!
Join us at Brickside Food & Drink for some Networking @ Noon. Make new business connections, enjoy great food, and have fun growing your business - all on your lunch hour
Upcoming Events
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. Thank you to our sponsor, Behnam & Associates! See more details.
Annual Regional Young Professionals Happy Hour at Lucky Strike
Join us for an evening of networking to further your career, strengthen your professional image, or just meet fellow young professionals! See more details.
Information Session on Trip to Peru
Join us on the trip of a lifetime to Peru in March 2020. We will be hosting a special presentation on this amazing opportunity on from 6:00-7:00 pm. Beer, wine & light fare will be provided.
See more details.
Battery Lane Park Re-Opened
The project to renovate and improve the Battery Lane Park playground area and the Bethesda Trolley Trail (within the park) is now complete. 
Montgomery Parks has re-opened the newly renovated Battery Lane Park. Improvements include a new playground area, new picnic tables, new fitness station, re-surfacing of the existing basketball court, and widening of the Bethesda Trolley Trail within the park.

Parks Staff has installed fencing along pathways to limit access through the lawn areas that are still under renovation. This temporary fencing will remain in place until the Fall season. Please continue to use caution. 

For additional information, please visit the Park Projects webpage at MontgomeryParks.org

Battery Lane Urban Park 4960 Battery Lane | Bethesda, MD 20814
Economic Development & Real Estate Meetings
Wednesday, July 24, at The Chamber

Economic Development Meeting at 8:00 a.m. : At this special meeting, we will develop the basis for the Chamber’s top advocacy-related priorities for the forthcoming year in Annapolis and Rockville. Subject areas have in the past focused on economic development; land use and transportation; public health, education and safety; and cultural enrichment and environmental awareness. 

If you have an interest in helping to develop the new advocacy agenda for the Chamber or have specific issues you would like the chamber to be aware of, please come to the meeting or email Ginanne Italiano with your recommendations to be brought to the meeting. Copies of last year’s agenda will be available at the meeting. Register here .

Real Estate Meeting at 9:15 a.m. : Immediately following the Economic Development meeting, we will have a presentation from Andrew Bossi of Montgomery County Department of Transportation, who will provide an update on the Bethesda Urban Mobility Program (BUMP) that is intended to fund transportation improvements in Downtown Bethesda. Register here.
Take Advantage of Your Discounts!
Designed to enhance your membership value, our exclusive Member-to-Member Discount Program encourages members to buy from other members to save money, increase visibility and promote new business for their companies.  

One of our newest members, CorCom Partners, Inc. , is offering a free review and quote for natural gas and electric supply rates and telephone/data access services for your organization!

All employees of member companies are eligible to participate and receive an annual discount card. Show your card at a participating business to get the discounts listed here !
Members in the News
7/22/2019 - Immediate Past Chair of The Greater Bethesda Chamber, Jane Fairweather, Inducted into the Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame (Read More)

7/22/2019 - Join Sunrise of Bethesda for a Clear the Shelters Pet Adoption Event on Tuesday, July 30 (Read More)

7/18/2019 - Montgomery County Business Hall Of Fame To Honor Four Local Business Leaders In October (Read More)
Last Week at The Chamber
Ribbon Cutting at Clove & Cedar Coffeebar
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
Please note that we do not hold any of our regular committee meetings in the month of August. We will be back in full swing beginning in September!
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