June 4, 2019

Sent every Tuesday, the ChamberWatch keeps you informed. To learn more about the Chamber, visit our  website  or email  staff@greaterbethesdachamber.org
93rd Annual Installation & Awards Dinner Next Tuesday
Tuesday, June 11
6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

(Andy Stern's Office Furniture, A Division of Benjamin Office Supply + Services)
Incoming Chair
(Behnam & Associates, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.)
Incoming Chair-Elect
NBC News4 Anchor
Honoring the Following Awardees:

Hill Slowinski ( Long & Foster|Christie’s|Maryland Settlers LLC)
Above & Beyond Award

Adam Pagnucco (Bethesda Beat)
Ron Resh Business Advocate of the Year Award

Sergeant Brett Trahan (2nd District, Montgomery County Police Department)
Police Officer of the Year Award
Tickets: $160 for members, $185 for guests

Please contact Courtney at cdelucia@greaterbethesdachamber.org for available sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Office of Procurement Open House
The Office of Procurement will host a Monthly Open House every 3rd Wednesday from 10-11am starting in July 2019

Meet with Procurement staff to learn about the different procurement vehicles (IFB, RFP, Bridge etc.), how to do business with Montgomery County, upcoming procurement opportunities and preference/compliance programs such as Minority Female Disable (MFD), Local Small Business Reserve (LSBRP), Living Wage and the Prevailing Wage Programs.

July 17
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

No RSVP is required.

255 Rockville Pike, Suite 180, Rockville, MD 20850
Succession Planning for You and Your Organization
On behalf of The Greater Bethesda Chamber’s Nonprofit Roundtable, all members of Chamber are invited to attend a special program focused on “Succession Planning for You and Your Organization,” a workshop for nonprofit and for-profit leaders.  This workshop will be held at the Chamber (7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1204, Bethesda) on Friday, June 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.   

Transitioning your nonprofit or business requires careful planning at every stage. As an organization expands, loses key employees, provides promotional opportunities, or increases sales and staff, best practices show that they need a succession plan in order to ensure that they have employees on hand ready and waiting to fill new roles. This is especially important for the role of the top decision maker. Join event sponsor Joanne Hurt (Executive Director, Wonders Early Learning + Extended Day ) and members of the Nonprofit Roundtable as they hear from Succession Planning expert, Karen Schuler of Raffa-Marcum. Karen will detail the steps you and your organization need in order to be prepared for the future. As seating is limited, register now for this free member-only workshop. Continental breakfast and handout materials included.

For more information, please contact Ginanne Italiano at 301-652-4900 or gitaliano@greaterbethesdachamber.org.   
Upcoming Events
Annual Installation Dinner
This premier event is an opportunity for members, guests, and elected and appointed officials to welcome the new leadership, thank the out-going leadership, honor businesses in our community, and look forward to the future during an evening of celebration. See more details .
Ribbon Cutting for YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Come help us cut the ribbon and celebrate the newly revitalized YMCA on Old Georgetown Road! See more details .
Annual Real Estate Update
Presented by AMR Commerical , this event offers the opportunity to learn about residential & commercial real estate trends in the area. This year, attendees will be hearing from a panel about why major hospitality companies have chosen to have their headquarters located here in Downtown Bethesda. See more details .
Off the Clock at Tommy Joe's
Enjoy happy hour drinks, complimentary appetizers, & networking at this casual monthly event. FREE for members and first time attendees. See more details.
Members in the News
6/3/2019- Join Child Care Counts for a Fundraiser Sponsored by Congressional Bank on July 10 ( Read More)

6/2/2019- Fitness Generation to Host Yoga for Military Class Sponsored by the Yellow Ribbon Fund on June 15 (Read More)

5/31/2019- Junior Achievement of Greater Washington Elects Four Business Leaders to its Board of Directors (Read More)

5/30/2019- CBM President and Managing Partner Peter Reilly to Present on Firm's Successful History of Mergers at AICPA Engage and Rainmaker Superconference (Read More)

5/29/2019- Join The Nonprofit Village at Their Open House on Wednesday, June 5 (Read More)
Business Toolbox
The connectivity of today’s employees has left executives unable to overlook the cybersecurity of their organization any longer. It’s no longer a question of if your business will be targeted by cybercriminals, it’s now a matter of if your cybersecurity precautions will fail you. Cybercriminals have reached a new level of sophistication – they can attack your infrastructure at all times of day, using automated algorithms, making it nearly impossible to keep them out all of the time.  Staying current with your technology  and processes is the only way to protect your business from harm. Read more from Advance Business Systems here.
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