November 3, 2020

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Leadership Luncheon featuring Jane Fairweather
November 5 - 12:00pm

Join us via Zoom as we hear from Jane Fairweather, the Founder and CEO of The Jane Fairweather Team. 

Attendees will have the chance to ask Jane questions and learn more about her journey to success. 
Leadership Luncheon Series sponsored by M&T Bank
Better Together Campaign
We believe that every business can benefit from being a member of the Chamber - and we want your help growing our Chamber community to make that happen!

From October 26 until December 18, spread the word about the Chamber and get extra benefits for you and anyone who joins!
Check Out our Latest Blog Post
A recent Office Depot/OfficeMax Survey of over 1000 employees in the US asked the question: How can employers better introduce new technologies?  
Here is how they responded:
  • Provide more training (69%)
  • Provide more IT support staff (44%)
  • Increase the amount of time to adapt to new technologies (36%)
  • Introduce new technologies less frequently (16%)
  • Introduce fewer technologies overall (12%).
Although there is much to unpack here, with each of these, I want to take a little time on the first response: Provide more training.
Upcoming Events & Programs
Senior Market Group Meeting - Behind the Scenes at Henry's Sweet Retreat

The Senior Marketing Group (SMG) offers programs and information on how to better service and promote to the senior market and their families. The SMG now presents their new "Behind the Scenes" speaker series, looking into the "behind the scenes" of various member industries. 

Blood Drive at Chevy Chase Acura
Health Care and Wellness Group Meeting - Member Presentation: Susan I. Wranik, SpeakSkill

In addition to introductions, each of our Health Care and Wellness Committee meetings feature a 5 minute spotlight from a member. The November meeting will be featuring a presentation from Susan I. Wranik, Founder of SpeakSkill. This meeting is for members of the Chamber in the health and wellness industries. 

Annual Awards Luncheon
This afternoon, we'll be honoring awardees in the following categories: Business Advocate of the Year - Judy Stephenson (Montgomery County Small Business Navigator) and Excellence in Individual Leadership - Anne Derse (Decan, St. John's Episcopal Church).

Joint Speed Networking with Connect MoCo
Join us and several other area chambers and networking organizations for a joint speed networking event!
Run by Connect MoCo, this event will give you the opportunity to grow your network and make new connections. 

Congratulations, Nothing Bundt Cakes - Bethesda!
Congratulations to Nothing Bundt Cakes - Bethesda on their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Friday! We had so much fun celebrating this bright (and delicious) moment in our business community.
Annual Corporate Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors 
 Andy Stern's Office Furniture, A Division of Benjamin Office Supply & Services - Atlantech Online - The Bernstein Companies - Capacity Partners - Dembo Jones - Grossberg Company LLP
Hill Slowinski, Long & Foster | Christie's | Maryland Settlers LLC -
The Bean Bag Deli & Catering - 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