November 20, 2018 
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Join us for a casual conversation with 
Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Executive at the Greater Bethesda Chamber office.  

We will be asking questions about what makes a great leader while enjoying catered boxed lunches.  The informal setting offers an unique opportunity to learn what one of the great business leaders in our area feels is important.

Date:  Tuesday, November 27
Time: 11:30 am- 1:30 pm

Members- $30
Non-members- $45

Register HERE

Thank you to A Wider Circle for sponsoring our Leadership Luncheon Series

JOINT Luncheon with the 
Rockville Chamber @ Stella Barra Pizzeria 

Thursday, November 29
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

$25 for Members
$40 for Non-members

Register HERE

Ribbon Cutting for Laehfles Fine Health @  4907 Cordell Avenue 

Tuesday, December 3
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.


Register HERE

Coffee & Connections 
@ The American Inn of Bethesda 

Thursday, December 5
7:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

$20 for Members
$30 for Non-members

Register HERE

Move Up Buying & Education Planning: Caliber Home Loans and Alikos Wealth Management Member to Member Education Seminar  @ The Chamber 


Register HERE 
Join us as we celebrate the Holidays at our Annual Off the Clock Holiday Party at the Chamber!

Date: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 4:30-6:30pm

We will be serving complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine at the Chamber office. We will also be collecting NEW hats, gloves, and scarves to be handed out during our Annual Goodwill Dinner for less fortunate children and adults.  

You can register  HERE.
We had an amazing night at our First Annual Sapphires & Diamonds Silent Auction and Awards Dinner on November 14! Congratulations to our awardees, Jack Alexander of AMR Commercial, and  
Photos taken by Hilary Schwab Photography

Thank you to all of our sponsors! 

Sapphire Sponsor:
Diamond Sponsor:

Emerald Sponsor:

Gift Bag Sponsor

Host Sponsor:

Valet Sponsor:

Awards Sponsor:

Pearl Sponsors: Bethesda Transportation Solutions, a Division of Bethesda Urban Partnership, Capacity Partners, Chesapeake Public Strategies,
Grossberg Company LLP, Dembo-Jones, M&T Bank, Paychex, Rodgers Consulting, Without Clouds LLC

Thank You to Our Silent Auction Contributors: 
Apex Home Loans, Eric Gates; Behnam & Associates, Anna Behnam,
Bethesda Transportation Solutions, a Division of Bethesda Urban Partnership, Susanna Parker;  Capacity Partners, Mary Robinson;  Chesapeake Public Strategies, Ellen Coren;
   Chevy Chase Land Company, Geoff Flaherty;  Children's Inn at NIH, Aisha Campbell;
Comcast Spotlight, Michael Miller; Elite Personnel, Elise Ambrose; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ken Regnier;  Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Shelley Belk; Linowes and Blocher, Matt Gordon;  Long & Foster | Christie's | Maryland Settlers LLC, Hill Slowinski; M&T Bank, Gregory C. Smith; Marriott International; NextPhase Fitness; One80 Salon; Paper Source Bethesda;  RBC Wealth Management, Melanie Folstad; Rodgers Consulting, Jennifer Russel;  Round House Theatre; Ruth's Chris Steak House; Sasse Agency, Julie Schumacher; Shulman Rogers, Tim Dugan;  TDG/SilverRock LLC, Andrew Shulman;The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, Ginanne Italiano; TRUEBODY; Vamoose Bus; The Jane Fairweather Team, Jane Fairweather; A Wider Circle, Mark Bergel; Without Clouds, LLC, Joan Carrese Sineni;  WithumSmith+Brown, Brian Wynne 

November 19, 2018- Bethesda Marriott Has Exclusive Offers For Your Holiday Event Planning   (Read More ).

November 17, 2018- U.S. News Ranks 8 Lerch Early Practices Nationally and 13 to DC Area's Top Tier Law Firms List  (Read More).

November 16, 2018- Elite Personnel Makes Forbes' List of "America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms" for 2018  (Read More).

November 14, 2018- Adventure Theatre MTC Honors Seth Goldman, Co-Founder of Honest Tea at Annual Gala  (Read More).

November 13, 2018- Grossman Young & Hammond Formed Through Merger of Top Immigration Law Firms, Hammond Young Immigration Law and Grossman Law  (Read More).

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Economic Development Meeting
Date: Wednesday, November 28
Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am

Real Estate Meeting
Date: Wednesday, November 28
Time: 9:15 am-10:15 am

Next Execs
Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

All committee meetings are at the Chamber office, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1204 unless otherwise noted. 

  1. The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621 and included 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians and lasted three days. Many historians believe that only five women were present at that first Thanksgiving, as many women settlers didn't survive that difficult first year in the U.S.
  2. Thanksgiving didn't become a national holiday until over 200 years later!
  3. No turkey on the menu at the first Thanksgiving: Historians say that no turkey was served at the first Thanksgiving! What was on the menu? Deer or venison, ducks, geese, oysters, lobster, eel and fish.
  4. Presidential pardon of a turkey: Each year, the president of the U.S pardons a turkey and spares it from being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. The first turkey pardon ceremony started with President Truman in 1947.

Gold Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors  
Andy Stern's Office Furniture, A Division of Benjamin Office Supply & Services - Atlantech Online - Capacty Partners - CohnReznick - Dembo Jones - Elite Personnel - Grossberg Company LLP- Hill Slowinski, Long & Foster | Christie's | Maryland Settlers LLC - Linowes and Blocher LLP -  RBC Wealth Management, Melanie Folstad - 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
SpeedPro Imaging                
Chamber 101 Sponsor
Sandy Spring Bank
Leadership Luncheon Series Sponsor
A Wider Circle
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