February 2, 2021

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

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From Where I Sit
A Message from our Chair, Anna Behnam

I hope this brief message finds you doing well and enjoying the fresh, crisp air we’ve had lately.
2021 kicked off strong, hard and fast. Allie Williams, our President & CEO has been hard at work getting to know the people of our community, building the Chamber’s programs and filling the calendar with member focused events. Our membership continues to grow which means we have even more exciting people to meet, greet and network with. Read more.
President's Report
A Message from our President & CEO, Allie Williams

As I begin my second month at the helm, the ebbs and flows are leveling off a bit. A rouge wave here and there, but for the most part – smooth sailing. Alright, enough of the metaphors. 

I love this job and the opportunities to assist our members and prospective members on a day-to-day basis are so fulfilling. Last week the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation announced Phase 2 of the Restaurant Relief Grant Program. 
COVID-19 Vaccine and HR Issues
The COVID-19 vaccine raises many questions for employers. Should you mandate it? Should you recommend it? What policies do you need? This program presented by Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. will address these questions and more to help employers plan for the day when the vaccine is readily available. 
The program will also include an update from Dr. Matthew Mintz on the current vaccine situation. 
There will be time for Q&A at the end of the program.
February Virtual Speed Networking
Virtual Speed Networking
Tuesday, February 16, 3:00 p.m.

Join us for some virtual speed networking. Attendees will be broken up into several "rooms", just like a table in person. Each room will meet for about 15 minutes and then be switched at random to a different room. Come prepared with your two minute elevator pitch!
COVID-19 Briefs by the Health Care & Wellness Committee
In this COVID-19 Brief, Claire Rosche Matzzie, Principal at Safer Public Health, discusses mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.
What Happens When it Breaks?
Guest Blog by Pam Holland, President of TechMoxie

It is troubling enough to need a repair when we aren’t in the middle of a quarantine. It is extra challenging to manage repairing, or even replacing, a device while trying to maintain social distance. Here are some tips if you are trying to decide whether to repair or replace: Read more on our blog.
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 – 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 - Chesapeake Public Strategies - 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