March 23, 2021

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Special Committee Meetings Tomorrow Morning

Economic Development Meeting:
Wednesday, March 24, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Special Guest: Christopher Conklin, MCDOT Director - Purple Line and WAMATA Updates
Real Estate Meeting:
Wednesday, March 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Special Guest: Herb Patterson - Patterson Real Estate - Brokerage & Development
Golf Classic
Each May, over 100 decision makers and business professionals enjoy a day away from the office by participating in our Annual Golf Classic. This day of networking and competitive fun is a much anticipated event each year.
 
In place of donating part of the proceeds to a non profit this year, the Chamber will be purchasing gifts cards and other items from local businesses to use in our typically donated raffle baskets. We want to do what we can do to support our community as many businesses are still struggling due to the COVID 19 crisis. We will also be taking extra measures to ensure that our attendees remain safe during the tournament.

Please contact Courtney DeLucia to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
M2M Discount Spotlights
We are proud that members of our Chamber community are continuing to help other members – even in the midst of a pandemic.

Check out these great new M2M Discount offers; to add your name to the list, submit a new discount.
Lazarus Psychiatry, LLC20% Off Self-Pay Rateswww.lazaruspsychiatry.com

Andy Stern's Office Furniture a Division of Benjamin Office Supply + Services55% off all “Office Source” brand office furniturewww.andysterns.com

COVID-19 Briefs by The Healthcare & Wellness Committee
In this COVID-19 brief, Rebecca Gerber, a licensed physical therapist and Founder of Rebecca Gerber Physical Therapy, discusses preventing neck and back pain while working remotely.
Alert: Road Closures
Closure of Old Georgetown Road - Executive Boulevard Intersection
 
The intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road is now completely closed to vehicular traffic due to underground utility construction. This is a temporary closure and detours will remain in place for approximately five months.
 
The County’s project newsletter and additional detour maps (bike, pedestrian, Ride On) can be found here.
 
 
About The White Flint Western Workaround Project
 
The current Phase Two of this project involves extending Executive Boulevard to Grand Park Avenue at Pike & Rose, reconstructing the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Executive Boulevard to create a traditional four-way intersection and connecting Grand Park Avenue to Old Georgetown Road via a new road named Banneker Avenue. The closure will facilitate quicker completion of major utility work and ensure the safety of construction workers.
NextExecs Meeting Today
McKay Mortgage Presents: So, You Wanna Buy a House do Ya?
 
Buying your first place is a big deal. Everyone knows they should probably at least consider it at some point, but where do you even start? What are the things you should be thinking about even if your years from being ready? How does anyone ever even buy a home in this area? Am I going to rent forever? First of all, relax. It's going to be OK. We'll go through this one step at a time and step one is coming to hang out and listen to Brendan McKay explain some basic concepts about mortgage and homeownership in a way that will be easy to understand and help make all this tangible. Covered topics will include: 
 
  • Credit Score 101
  • Minimum Down Payments
  • Mortgage Insurance
  • What you can afford vs what you can qualify for
  • Closing Costs
  • When am I ready to buy a home? 
 
So join us today, March 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. at the NextExecs Meeting to learn all about it. Mortgages are fun. You just don't know it yet. 
Thank You to Our Annual Corporate Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Pepco  

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