January 31, 2023


The GBCC Installation Dinner is March 29 at 6:00pm

Stay tuned for details!


Help us welcome two brand new businesses to Bethesda! Join us for our February Networking Happy Hour hosted by La Catrina Bar and Lounge and The St. James Performance Club.

Lite fare provided

-Cash Bar-

(Special night due to Valentine's Day February, 14)

Tuesday, February 21st

5:30 - 7:00

4935 Cordell Ave.

Bethesda, MD 20814



Mosaic Visions is proud to partner on the first series of its "Black Jewish Community Hall Forum: Standing in Solidarity" with a collaboration with the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce's first cultural roundtable event.


Purpose & Background:

With racism and antisemitism evolving and growing in the 21st century with global public attention, now is the time to repair and rebuild the Black-Jewish communal relationship through collaborative community efforts and engagement. This event invites community activists, residents, policymakers, business owners, and students to attend this engaging and interactive discussion of how we can empower, build trust and relationships with each other and be active on community impact projects together.


Panelists to be announced soon.


The presenting organization, Mosaic Visions, is a Black-Jewish-led organization with a mission that works toward building bridges and coalition building for a tolerant, equitable, and just society. Suggested donations can be made so that programs like this can be supported. Other dates and panels will be announced in

Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.



We are officially less than a year away from our Chamber's return to international travel. In partnership with Aventura World, we will be visiting Athens, Greece from November 3-11, 2023 and you are ALL invited. A minimum of $800.00 is required for initial deposit no later than April 21, 2023.

Please contact Allie Williams at (301) 652-4900 ext. 203 or awilliams@greaterbethesdachamber.org for more information.

Use group booking code is: QKTVIB

Reserve Your Spot

View the RECORDING of our information session!

Passcode: Z&P6Qj0&


Next Execs

The GBCC Next Execs kicked off the New Year with a meeting where they introduced new committee chairs and also took part in an engaging workshop examining how to best grow their business and balance their personal lives, led by GBCC member Sandra Hart, The Growth Coach of Bethesda, Maryland.

Following the meeting, the Next Execs were joined by other members of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce and community and social media influencers at the "Cold Proof Industry Mixer" hosted by GBCC member Bacchus of Lebanon. Many thanks to Zaid and his team for wonderful food & drink, festive entertainment and great networking, all in a gorgeous setting!

Women's Networking Group (WNG)

Also last week was our first GBCC Women's Networking Group (WNG) meeting of 2023. Sandra Hart, The Growth Coach of Bethesda, Maryland, was back to share her informative and introspective workshop with this group of inspiring women. The next WNG meeting will take place Thursday, March 23rd at 8:30am - we'd love to see you there!


Mark your calendars for this month's upcoming committee meetings

Hospitality Roundtable (hotel, restaurant, & food service industries)

Date: February 7th

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm


Healthcare & Wellness Thought Leadership Council

(For members in Healthcare & Wellness industries only)

Date: February 9th

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am


Senior Market Group (SMG)

Date: February 14th

Time 9:00 - 10:00 am


Economic Development Committee

Date: February 22nd

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am


Real Estate Committee

Date: February 22nd

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am


ChamberConnect (Sponsored by Sandy Spring Bank)

Date: February 28th

Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am


Membership Development Committee

Date: February 28th

Time 10:00 - 11:00 am


Next Execs Group (Sponsored by McKay Mortgage)

Date: February 28th

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm



The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and its Commuter Connections program invite you to apply for the 2023 Employer Recognition Awards.

Three Employer Awards Categories

Incentive - Marketing - Telework


Employers in Bethesda, Maryland that have initiated, enhanced, or expanded an alternative commuter or telework program may apply for these awards. To be eligible, programs must have been in place on or before January 1, 2022, as a year or more of a program in place provides a better opportunity to demonstrate successful, sustainable, and quantifiable impacts.


Nomination deadline is TODAY January 31, 2023.

Submit Nomination Form Online or Email to Douglas Franklin HERE

MCDOT wants to hear from you!

Montgomery County is thinking about the future of the Norfolk Avenue Streetery.

Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey to help MCDOT make informed decisions with the community's feedback in mind.


Potomac Lifestyle Magazine is hosting a SINGLES MINGLE MIXER at Lone Oak Farm Brewing Co. Friday, February 10th at 5:30PM

Come meet other suitable single business owners & professionals from the Montgomery County area.

The evening will be met with beer tasting, raffles, entertainment, games & fun engaging collaborative mingling! We will also have special guest appearances with the co-authors of The Five Core Conversations for Couples— David and Julie Bulitt, and more.

 Limited tickets available, register now to secure your spot.

Register Here

Don’t take age 50+ workers for granted.

“With Americans continuing to feel the pinch of inflation, many older workers are switching jobs to find higher pay as part of the Great Resignation, according to a survey from AARP Research,” reports Kenneth Terrell at https://www.aarp.org/work/job-search/older-workers-job-switch/.

“More than a third (34 percent) of workers age 50 and older who have changed jobs recently did so because they needed money, while 26 percent said they did so specifically to receive higher pay.”

Learn more about The Chamber's upcoming events.

Thank You to Our 2023 Corporate Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

PEPCO an Exelon Company


Silver Sponsors

Advantage Industries * The Chevy Chase Land Company  * Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C.  * Suburban Hospital 


Bronze Sponsors

Atlantech Online * Buchbinder Tunick & Co. * Chesapeake Public Strategies * Dembo Jones * EagleBank * Electric Advisors, Inc. * Grossberg Company LLP * IdeaFire™ * The Jane Fairweather Team * Lerch, Early & Brewer * Maier & Warner PR * M&T Bank * Marriott International * Mon Ami Gabi * Rodgers Consulting * Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C. * TDG/SILVEROCK Realty * Washington Workplace * WithumSmith+Brown, PC


Partner Sponsors

AC Hotel Bethesda Downtown * Bethesda Magazine * Decision Making Research * Griswold Home Care BCC * Hyatt Regency Bethesda * Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center * Nothing Bundt Cakes-Bethesda * Print1 * Sandglass Systems * sasse agency


ChamberConnect Sponsor - Sandy Spring Bank

NextExec Committee Sponsor - McKay Mortgage Company

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