March 16, 2021

Sent every week, the ChamberWatch keeps you informed. To learn more about the Chamber, visit our website or email

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View our COVID-19 resource page.
Most Overlooked Opportunity For Small & Mid-Sized Businesses
What is the ERC? Does my company qualify? How much money can I recoup with this credit? 
While PPP2 has received the most attention in the recently-passed stimulus bill, there are other parts of the package that many businesses have yet to hear about! 
In this special Zoom meeting, learn from Ryan & Wetmore about some very lucrative tax credits that your business could be taking advantage of retroactively in 2020 and in 2021. Reimbursements (in the form of tax credits) are newly available for many companies. Many PPP borrowers are now eligible to receive thousands of dollars in reimbursements through the expanded Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Bring all of your tax relief questions to this live Zoom event!
Your Business Advocate
Stay up to date with what the Chamber is advocating for on behalf of the business community during the 2021 session!

You can see a list of bills along with our policy positions and testimonies on our website:
Upgrade Your Public Speaking Skills
Become a More Efficient and Confident Public Speaker in 1 Hour
Wednesday, March 17, 11:30 a.m.

In this month’s education webinar with Advantage Industries, Mike Shelah & Russell Smith will share simple and effective tips to immediately help you feel more confident and effective when you speak in front of an audience, regardless of size.
COVID-19 Briefs by The Healthcare & Wellness Committee
In this brief, Dr. Matthew Mintz, Co-Chair of the Healthcare & Wellness Committee, gives us and update on the COVID-19 vaccine and discusses the top three questions that he gets from his patients about the vaccine.
Community Meeting to Discuss White Flint Metro Station
Maryland’s Road to 5G: What’s Next in Montgomery County
Join MD5G Partnership & Wireless Infrastructure Association for a digital event on March 18th at 11:00 a.m. that will show how 5G will benefit us in our everyday lives and the policies that are needed to bring next generation wireless connectivity to Montgomery County.

Discussion will focus on the community benefits of 5G including: healthcare, workforce development, digital equity, and the local policies needed to advance 5G in Montgomery County. 
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 – Grossberg Company LLP The Jane Fairweather Team – Maier & Warner PR – Marriott International Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C - WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Partner Sponsors 
 Bethesda Magazine - Hyatt Regency Bethesda - Mon Ami Gabi - North Bethesda Marriott & Conference Center - sasse agency - SpeedPro              
Chamber 101 Sponsor
Sandy Spring Bank
Leadership Luncheon Series Sponsor 
M&T Bank
NextExec Sponsor 
McKay Mortgage Company