April 23, 2019

Sent every Tuesday, the ChamberWatch keeps you informed. To learn more about the Chamber, visit our  website  or email  staff@greaterbethesdachamber.org
A perfect way to wrap up your work day! Enjoy happy hour priced drinks, complimentary light fare, and of course, networking. This event is FREE for members and first time attendees.

Thank you to our event sponsor, TEDxBethesda!
Join us for a casual lunch and conversation with  W. Matthew Kelly, CEO of JBG SMITH  on Thursday, May 23 at the Chamber office from 11:30am-1:30pm!

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.

Please click HERE to register and to see more details about this event.
Wednesday, April 24 Committee Meetings

Economic Development Meeting at 8:00 am: Lobbyist Ashlie Bagwell (Harris Jones & Malone, LLC) will be giving an Update on the 2019 Session of the General Assembly, as well as an update on the May 1 st special session of the general assembly. Register here .

Real Estate Committee Meeting at 9:15 am: An Update on the Battery Lane District Sketch Plan Application, presented by Anthony Falcone and Doug Wrenn for Brown Development, LLC. Register here .


Please take a moment to welcome all of the new members who joined the Chamber in March! Make sure to check out their website to learn more about what they do.
The Maids
John Daus
713 Sligo Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

GPB Associates
Gabrielle Vetter-Taaffe
10830 Brewer House Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Urban Plates
Chris Humphries
7101 Democracy Boulevard, #2350
Bethesda, MD 20817

The Nonprofit Village
Kim Jones
15800 Crabbs Branch Way, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20855

Washington International Pediatrics
Sabine de la Croix-Vaubois
4808 Moorland Lane, Suite 109
Bethesda, MD 20814

Kushner Entertainment
Natalie Spehar
402 King Farm Boulevard, Suite 125, PMB 104
Rockville, MD 20850

Clove & Cedar Coffeebar
Janet Forlini
4918 St. Elmo Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

ProsToYou Tennis
Marco Impeduglia
8719 Leonard Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Smart Living Associates of Long and Foster
Matt Murton
4650 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814

First To Market Consulting Group
Aaron Malofsky
11140 Rockville Pike, Suite 100-117
Rockville, MD 20852

Matt Cheney - Washington Fine Properties
Matt Cheney
3201 New Mexico Avenue, NW #220
Washington, DC 20016
93rd Annual Installation & Awards Dinner

Join us on Tuesday, June 11 from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center , as we celebrate the Installation of Andy Stern (Andy Stern’s Office Furniture, a Division of Benjamin Office Supply & Services), as Chair of The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce!

To register and to see available sponsorship opportunities, please click HERE .

Thank you to our sponsors:

Join us on April 27 from 12:00-5:00 pm for Cinco de Mayothon! Kicking off with an irreverent “Micro-Marathon,” racers will compete to raise money and win prizes with just 50 strides to greatness! The Race, which features all the trappings of a major road race in just 164 feet, leads into a large-scale street festival. The festival will include:

  • Food Vendors
  • A Cerveza y Tequila Garden
  • Performers and Artists (On a stage and roaming the crowd)
  • Sponsor Tents
  • The Piñata Pit (a family friendly zone with face painters, build a Piñata…)
  • Contests (Best Taco, Jalapeño Eating…)
  • Activities (Cornhole, Selfie Walls…)
  • Raffles and Prizes (Including a trip to Mexico!)
The Chamber will be travelling to Costa Rica February 1-9, 2020 with Collette Travel!  

Join us in learning more about this amazing trip! Collette will be hosting an Informational Session in the Chamber board room on Thursday, May 23 at 5:30 pm. Beer, wine, and light fare will be provided. 

You can register & see more details about the trip here .

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Location:  The Music Center at Strathmore

The global TEDx platform is coming to Bethesda! Join them for groundbreaking TEDx Talks by a multidisciplinary group of visionaries. In addition to exceptional TEDx Talks, you can look forward to a dynamic musical performance, an energetic intermission, free gifts, and yes-food! 

See the full list of speakers  here .

**TEDxBethesda is offering exclusive deals for our members** 
  • Guaranteed seating in Orchestra Tier (best seats) for the first 100 members to purchase tickets. To receive these seats, you much first purchase your tickets here and then fill out this form: https://forms.gle/oySb7fgBjtVMMpL66.
  • Members will receive significant discounts on the three highest sponsorship levels. You can view those sponsorship opportunities here.

See more details at  TEDxBethesda.com.
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 - Capacty 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