August 2, 2022
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Join us for a fun summer evening of networking at Bacchus of Lebanon!

You won't want to miss this!

Lite fare will be provided

Tuesday, August 9
5:30 - 7PM

7945 Norfolk Ave
Come join The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce & Truman Charities for networking and fun!

Thursday, August 4th, 2022 from 5– 8 pm at Tommy Joe's in Bethesda
$20 per person for appetizers + 1 drink ticket

It’s never too early to work on your swing for next year’s annual golf outing. Join the GBCC for a fun evening of networking, golf, music, and good food. All members and their families are invited to our Topgolf Party in Germantown, MD. Whether you are a scratch golfer or a first timer, Topgolf gives you the opportunity to target practice or take out your frustrations by driving a golf ball out into the distance. 
Registration will be open until August 17th.
$75.00 per golfer (covers golf time and food)
Children ages 4+ under are free.

Thursday, August 18th
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Topgolf Germantown
20101 Century Boulevard
Germantown, MD 20874
BLOG: Finish the Year Strong with these Q3 Website Changes
Now is the time to take intentional steps that will set up your business website for a strong finish to the year. “Huh? It’s still summertime” you say? We know. But the work you do in the 3rd quarter will pay dividends down the road. 

Your website is, without question, an absolutely imperative part of your business. It is where people go to check your legitimacy, get a feel for you, your brand, and what you offer, and yes, by golly, it is where you get leads that convert to customers. It is not a stretch to say it is THE most powerful tool in your business toolbox. 

Chamber member Spring Insight, a digital marketing firm here in Bethesda, has a set of tips and techniques to share that will set your business website up for success this year and beyond. 

In this article, the experts at Spring Insight will share:

  • How to get more people to visit your website
  • Creating calls to action that really convert
  • Migrating your business website to Google Analytics 4

The NextExecs is sponsored by McKay Mortgage
The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce NextExecs are participating in an initiative that is part of the Chamber’s mission to support, inspire, and advocate for business to better our community. A drive to furnish needy Montgomery County Public School students with backpacks, complete with critical school supplies, the GIVE BACKpacks campaign raises funds to purchase backpacks for students who qualify for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMS). Each new backpack comes with supplies appropriate for K-12 school students, including pencils, pens, dividers, and notebooks.

Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce’s NextExecs’ team remains dedicated to ensuring that our communities most deserving students receive the best resources they need to succeed. Your support is crucial to ensure that children experiencing hardships are not left behind.
We are partnering with area MCPS schools to help fill 100 backpacks with school supplies for grade levels Pre-K through high 12th grade. With your help and the support of our community, we can help as many children and teens possible by providing school supplies so they can succeed during their school year.
How can you can help? All it takes is a minimum of $10.00 to help fill a backpack full of school supplies. Get your employees involved, family, & friends too.  Monetary donations can be made through Venmo @TGBCC or writing a check to Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce (memo line MCPS Backpacks) between now and August 15th. 
If you would like to donate supplies or backpacks, you can reach out to Carla Young at and Lili Sargsyan at for more information. 

The NextExecs is sponsored by McKay Mortgage
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Thank You to Our Annual Corporate Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors 
Atlantech Online - Behnam and Associates, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. - The Bernstein Companies - Capacity Partners
Chesapeake Public Strategies - Dembo Jones - Electric Advisors
Grossberg Company LLP - The Jane Fairweather Team - Maier & Warner PR Marriott International - RBC Wealth Management/Melanie Folstad -Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C WithumSmith+Brown, PC
Partner Sponsors 
 Bethesda Magazine - Decision Making Research - Hyatt Regency Bethesda - Mon Ami Gabi - Nothing Bundt Cakes Bethesda - North Bethesda Marriott & Conference Center - sasse agency          
ChamberConnect Sponsor
Sandy Spring Bank

Leadership Luncheon Series Sponsor 
M&T Bank

NextExec Sponsor 
McKay Mortgage Company