August 27, 2019

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Labor Day
Please note the Chamber office will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 2. Make sure to take a look at Montgomery County's Holiday schedule & have a safe weekend.
Get Involved
After a long (and hot) summer, the Chamber is back in full swing. Beginning in September, all committees will once again be meeting monthly at our office.

Get involved this month & decide which committee is best for you. Check them out & register below.
NextExecs (Young Professional Group)
For young professionals in the greater Bethesda community interested in engaging in business networking, professional development, and community service in order to position themselves for optimal career growth. 

Meets : 4th Tuesday of the Month,
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, followed by networking
Co-Chairs : Meagan Sexton (Edward Jones) and Jaimie Mertz (Red Bandana Bakery)
​Membership Development Committee
This committee is for those who believe in the Chamber, its activities, and mission, and want to help make it stronger and grow by building our member network and presence in the community. Projects include retention calls and visits, Walk-Arounds, and the Ambassador program.

Meets : 1st Wednesday of the Month, 8:30 am- 9:30 am. For members only 
Co-Chairs : Samir G. Garcia (EagleBank) and Connie Rhind Robey (SpeedPro Imaging)
Senior Market Group
Meet and network with businesses that provide services or information to seniors, and stay current with the latest issues and ideas that affect this market in our area.
Meets : 2nd Tuesday of the Month,
9:00 am – 10:00 am 
Co-Chairs : Peter Francis (RenewMe Fitness) and Lisa Siegel (The Jane Fairweather Team)
Economic Development Committee
The members of this committee help shape the Chamber’s economic development and public policy roles by developing proactive agenda, and monitoring all issues affecting living, working and doing business in the Greater Bethesda community.

Meets : 4th Wednesday of the Month, 8:00 am – 9:00 am 
Co-Chairs : Matt Gordon (Linowes and Blocher) and Ellen Coren (Chesapeake Public Strategies)
Real Estate Committee
Learn about the ongoing changes in commercial, retail and residential real estate in the community. Speakers focus on current and future real estate projects and issues.

Meets : 4th Wednesday of the Month, 9:15 am - 10:15 am 
Co-Chairs : Cathy Card (Brookfield) and Gary Unterberg (Rodgers Consulting
Committees & Events Calendar
Let Your Voice be Heard!
Montgomery County launched a survey as part of their  4Business: Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business initiative. The survey seeks feedback on the overall business climate in Montgomery County. Responses will help inform actions that the County can take to encourage businesses to locate, expand and thrive in Montgomery County and to identify areas to enhance business and County relations. The survey will be open until September 30.
For upcoming classes, counseling, resources and more, check out Montgomery County's Business Portal
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 - Capacity 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