October 13, 2020

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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Ribbon Cutting for Nothing Bundt Cakes Bethesda!
Nothing Bundt Cakes
8209 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda

October 30 @ 9:00 am
Join us to celebrate the opening of Nothing Bundt Cakes! This event will take place outside following social distancing guidelines. Please register if you plan on attending so we can keep track of the expected head count!
Bethesda Urban Partnership Board Positions Available
As members of The Greater Bethesda Chamber, you understand the importance of getting involved in your community and making a difference. This is your opportunity! The Bethesda Urban Partnership currently has to resident positions available on its Board for one residential representative who lives in the Bethesda planning area (inside the Beltway) and for one residential representative who lives within the Bethesda urban district. The deadline for applying for these positions is October 26. 
Check Out Our Latest Blog Post!
"Let’s share a moment of transparency: the journey and process of self-actualization is a wild ride! As a new business owner (we launched our Consulting Practice, MBA Growth Partners, a year and a half ago), I can personally attest that the path to accomplishing one’s dreams is not linear; it’s full of highs, lows, ebbs, and flows. And rather than seeing those ups and downs as negatives or positives, we have to think of them as mere twists and turns in the pathway. What I’ve learned in a year and half is that you have to embrace these twists and turns. And let’s face it, our stories wouldn’t be nearly as colorful and vivid without them, anyway!"...
NextExec Committee - Sponsored by McKay Mortgage
Join the NextExec Committee!

The NextExecs are one of the Chamber's most active committees. This group is 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. They also hold fun events throughout the year.
Any employee of a chamber member company is eligible to attend!

Meets: 4th Tuesday of the Month, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, followed by a networking happy hour

Co-Chairs: Brandan Stuckey (Bethesda Transportation Solutions) and Sean Makulowich (IdeaFire Consulting)
Upcoming Events & Programs
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. 
Cost-effective Cybersecurity Solutions for In-Office and Remote Work
Economical cybersecurity begins with the understanding of what’s at risk and what you need to protect. On this webinar we will discuss how to identify and protect your vulnerable technology both at the office and home office. 

Register to Attend. Webinar Hosted by Digital Industry
Head Shot Lounge - Outdoor and Studio Options
Update your image for this new digital world!

Inside studio and outside casual location time slots available (at and near Chamber office). Special chamber member pricing only $65 with a portion of profits to be donated to the Chamber. New for Covid-era head shot sessions: Optional advance virtual wardrobe/makeup advising session via Zoom

Chamber 101
Join us for this "Introduction" to the Chamber to learn more about our membership benefits and programs. This event is great for business considering membership, new members, and current members looking to reconnect! The event will end with a brief Speed Networking so you can grow your network.

Sponsored by Sandy Spring Bank. Register to attend.
Annual Chamber Awards
Mark your calendar at noon on 10/29 for the first of two awards events ! This afternoon, we'll be honoring awardees in the following categories: Police Officer of the Year; Excellence in Corporate Leadership. More information to come.
New and Renewing Members
Thank you to our new members who joined in September!
Arrowwood Apartments
Nicole Hughes
5410 McGrath Boulevard
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Korabi Consulting
Silvana Nani
88806 Melwood Road
Bethesda, MD 20817

Michael Bennett Kress Photography
Michael Kress
7801 Norfolk Avenue T4
Bethesda, MD 20814

Thank you to our members who renewed their membership in September!
Rakusin & Becker Management, Inc.
Kenneth Becker
4400 East-West Highway Suite H
Bethesda, MD 20814
40+ Year Member

Suburban Hospital
Leslie Weber
8600 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
40+ Year Member
Burt Wealth Advisors
Maria Cornelius
6010 Executive Boulevard Suite 900
Rockville, MD 20852
30+ Year Member

Bethesda Place Apartments
Debra Low
7701 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
30+ Year Member

The Jane Fairweather Team
Jane Fairweather
Long and Foster Residential Brokerage 4709 Maple Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
25+ Year Member

Inside Mortgage Finance Publications, Inc.
Laura Cecala
7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1000
Bethesda, MD 20814
20+ Year Member

Text Design Inc.
Christina Renshaw
4201 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
20+ Year Member

The Blue House
Connie Cissel
7770 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
15+ Year Member

Mon Ami Gabi
Adam Murphy
7239 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
15+ Year Member

Bethesda Chevy Chase Oral Surgery
Jarred Abel
5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 930
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
5+ Year Member

Sandy Spring Trust
Barbara Mulitz
7550 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
5+ Year Member

Bradley Food & Beverage
Charleen & Tom Merkel
6904 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
5+ Year Member

Scheer Partners
Claudia Yates
15245 Shady Grove Road North Building, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20850
5+ Year Member

The Red Bandana Bakery
Jaimie Mertz
8218 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 101
Bethesda, MD 20814

Duck Duck Goose
Ashley Ferrara
7929 Norfolk Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Bob Fleshner
7025 Endicott Court
Bethesda, MD 20817
Westfield Montgomery
Todd Hiepler
7101 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
40+ Year Member

Wells Fargo Advisors
Jon Lindenberg
7600 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814
40+ Year Member

Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase
John Higgins
8100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
30+ Year Member

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Shelton Mooney
4301 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
30+ Year Member

Brown | Miller Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Christopher Brown
8280 Greensboro Drive Suite 220
McLean, VA 22102
25+ Year Member

Atlantech Online, Inc.
Tom Collins
1010 Wayne Avenue Suite 630
Silver Spring, MD 20910
20+ Year Member

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
Chelsea Soneira
919 18th Street NW Suite 901
Washington, D.C. 20006
15+ Year Member

Martek Global Services, Inc.
J.D. Ruit
7920 Norfolk Avenue Suite 920
Bethesda, MD 20814
15+ Year Member

Carr Workplaces
Sarah Downey
4800 Hampden Lane Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
10+ Year Member

SpeakSkill, LLC
Susan Wranik
3504 Preston Court
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
5+ Year Member

Hoover-Fisher Florist
Allie Fisher-Salkeld
16 University Boulevard East
Silver Spring, MD 20901
5+ Year Member

United Bank
Steve Jones
7845 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
5+ Year Member

Whiskey Creek Golf Club
Ted Goodenow
4804 Whiskey Court
Ijamsville, MD 21754

Assisting Hands Home Care
Steve Lorberbaum
4853 Cordell Avenue Suite PH-10A
Bethesda, MD 20814

Hilary Schwab Photography
Hilary Schwab
Poolesville, MD 20837

SmithLife HomeCare
Kathleen McGuinness
6101 Montrsoe Road, ste 203
Rockville, MD 20852
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 CohnReznick - 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