April 24, 2018 
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Member News
April 23, 2018- National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Hosting a Public Forum to Discuss Regional Transportation Initiatives ( Read More)

April 23, 2018- Save 10% on Adventure Theatre Tickets for Judy Moody & Stink (Read More)

April 18, 2018- Imagination Stage Hosts Family-Friendly Fundraiser with Fun, Games, and Medieval Flair. The 2018 Children's Festival: An Adventure in Sherwood Forest Saturday, May 12, 2018 ( Read More)

April 18, 2018- Cornerstone Montgomery
Is Actively Recruiting New Board Members ( Read More)
Golf Tournament - Join Us

Each May, over 100 decision makers and business professionals enjoy a day away from the office by participating in theTGBCC's Annual Revere Bank Golf Classic.  This year's event will be held on Monday, May 7 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club. This day of networking and competitive fun is a much anticipated event each year.

We are pleased that each year a portion of the proceeds benefit a Chamber member non-profit as designated by
Revere Bank.  This year's recipient is Hospice Caring.

We have 8 player packages available. That includes the complete golf package, lunch, prime rib dinner and cocktail reception, beer and wine on the course all day, snacks, prizes and raffle opportunities.  Bethesda Magazine also does a Bethesda Magazine cover with your group for each of you to display, GPS tracking on the carts and golf at one of the premier courses in Maryland. Cost $300 per player.

Please contact if interested.

May Leadership Luncheon 

Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Pam Felix

Join us for a casual conversation with Pam Felix, Founder of  California Tortilla.  Pam Felix has created a life full of laughter for herself, her family, her customers and employees. She's the founder of the D.C. Improv, a comedy club, and California Tortilla, a casual restaurant that services Mexican re-imagined. Pam says that her businesses are built on having fun and given that California Tortilla has grown into a successful franchise with over 50 locations, Pam's clearly onto something.

We will be asking questions about what makes a great leader while enjoying catered boxed lunches.  The informal setting offers an unique opportunity to learn what one of the great business leaders in our area feels is important.

Date: 5/23/2018
Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM


May Breakfast

Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Laurie J. Cameron

Laurie is founder and CEO of PurposeBlue, an organization that brings evidence-based mindful leadership programs to companies, change makers, culture-shifters, universities and federal agencies.

In her newly published book,  "The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm and Joy From Morning to Evening," she discusses how the "fight or flight" reflex we feel in response to stressful situations is compounded by our constant digital connection.   All attendees receive a copy of her book!

Date: 5/24/2018
Time: 7:30 AM TO 10:00 AM

Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase, 5520 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD


Head Table Sponsor
Debra Levy Eldercare Associates

Table Sponsors Include:
         Assisting Hands Home Care
The Jane Fairweather Team

April Happenings!

NextExec Group Monthly Meeting
Time: 4:00 PM TO 5:00 PM
Register HERE

Economic Development and Government Relations Meeting
Date: 4/25/2018
Time: 8:00 AM TO 9:00 AM
Register HERE 

Real Estate Group Meeting
Time: 9:15 AM TO 10:15 AM
Register HERE

Unless otherwise noted, All are located at: The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, 7910 Woodmont Ave. Suite 1204, Bethesda, MD 20814  Free to Attend


Economic Indicators and Montgomery County
Executive Democratic Candidate Forum
Friday, April 27, 2018  |  Time: 8:00 -10:30 am
Location: The Universities at Shady Grove , 9960 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD
Building/Room:  Building II, First floor conference center

We are getting ready to hire our next CEO in Montgomery County. Join us for the interviews at the Economic Indicators Summit and County Executive Forum
·         What are you looking for in the next Montgomery County Executive?
·         Hear the Democratic candidates discussion their plans to support business growth and success.
·         Anirban Basu will share insights from recent study on economic indicators in Montgomery County and what we need to know to stay relevant and competitive.
·        Share with your friends and colleagues. There is no cost but registration is required to attend.
Business Tool Box

Seven Things Employers Should Do Regardless of Size

In addition to the "Twelve Common Employer Mistakes That Make Plaintiffs' Attorneys Happy
," I've compiled a list of seven things employers should do, regardless of company size. (Read More)

Marc Engel is an employment attorney experienced in providing successful strategies for managing employees and preventing employment claims. For more information, contact Marc at (301) 657-0184 or 
On This Day...
1704 - "Boston News-Letter" 1st successful newspaper in US, forms

1800 - US Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation

1907 - Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened

1908 -  Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m

To see more "On This Date" go  Here 
Gold Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors  
Atlantech Online - Grossberg Company LLP-- Linowes and Blocher LLP -  RBC Wealth Management, Melanie Folstad - Sandy Spring Trust / Sandy Spring Bank - Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. - The Bean Bag Deli & Catering - The Bernstein Companies - Withum Smith+Brown 
Partner Sponsors 
Bethesda Magazine - Cari Shane - Comcast Spotlight - Hope Connections for Cancer Support- North Bethesda Marriott & Conference Center - SpeedPro Imaging                
Chamber 101 Sponsor
Sandy Spring Bank
Leadership Luncheon Series Sponsor
A Wider Circle
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