June 16, 2020

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

View our events calendar .
View our COVID-19 resource page .
Zoom Installation Ceremony

Join us on Thursday, June 18, at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom or Facebook Live for the Installation of our incoming Chair, Anna Behnam, Behnam & Associates , and to welcome the new leadership, thank the out-going leadership & celebrate the upcoming year!

Our Officers & Directors will be installed by Ben Wu, the President & CEO of Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation .
Anna Behnam, Incoming Chair
Behnam & Associates
Ben Wu, Installer
Business Reopening Requirements for Montgomery County
With Phase I of reopening well underway and Phase II now announced to go into effect on Friday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Montgomery County, businesses must make sure they are keeping their employees & visitors safe by following several rules. A document of these rules must be posted in a visible location to alert the public and ensure compliance . You can download it here .

  • Employees and customers will be required to maintain physical distance (greater than 6’), wherever possible. We will utilize markings and signage to guide our employees and customers.
  • Employees and customers are required to wear face coverings while in our business.
  • All employees will receive training based on CDC COVID-19 guidance appropriate to our business sector before reopening.
Our business will use CDC- and EPA-approved disinfectants to clean our spaces daily. We will also use disinfectants to wipe down high-contact surfaces* at least every 2 hours while staff or customers are present.
  • Our employees will wash their hands hourly.
  • Our business will review and implement new CDC, Maryland Department of Health, and Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services guidelines as they are received.

Please check out Reopening Montgomery Website for full details of each reopening phase, the specifics of Phase II and other information.
Upcoming Virtual Programs
Look & Sound Your Best on Zoom
Wednesday, June 17, 5:00 p.m.
Unwind from the day while learning easy tips and tricks from Debbie Brodsky, a three-time Emmy award-winning producer and the owner of DMB Pictures , to make you look and sound better on camera. We’ll talk about everything from lighting to camera placement to audio to clothing and more – everything you’ll need to up your professional game on Zoom.
Montgomery County's Reopening Guidance for Businesses: Phase II
Friday, June 19, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a discussion with Jerome Fletcher, Assistant Chief Operating Officer to County Executive Marc Elrich, and Tina Benjamin, Special Assistant, who will walk through Montgomery County’s guidelines for Phase II reopening, which will begin on Friday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. They will share the Reopening Montgomery website that provides details on Phase II requirements and best practices for industry sectors. They will also answer questions from attendees. 
Chamber 101
Tuesday, June 23, 8:30 a.m.

Join us for this brief orientation session to learn how to get involved with the Chamber and maximize your membership investment. Get connected with all the activities, events, and services that we offer, while at the same time meet and network with other members.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Sandy Spring Bank .
If you are interested in sponsoring one of our upcoming virtual events for just $100, please contact Courtney DeLucia at cdelucia@greaterbethesdachamber.org
Member News
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 - The Bernstein Companies - Capacity Partners - CohnReznick - Dembo Jones - Grossberg Company LLP- Hill Slowinski, Long & Foster | Christie's | Maryland Settlers LLC - Linowes and Blocher LLP TDG/SilverRock - M&T Bank - The Bean Bag Deli & Catering
The Bernstein Companies - 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 
A Wider Circle
NextExec Sponsor 
Mckay Mortgage Company