December 8, 2020

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Celebrate the Holidays at Our Last Speed Networking Event of the Year
Virtual Speed Networking Happy Hour: Ugly Holiday Sweater Edition
Tuesday, December 8, 4:00 p.m.

Join us for our last speed networking event of 2020 and celebrate the Holidays! Show off your favorite ugly or festive Holiday sweater (not required) for a chance to win a door prize. Attendees will be broken up into several "rooms", just like a table in person. Each room will meet for about 20 minutes and then be switched at random to a different room.
Learn With Us in December
Chamber 101
Tuesday, December 15, 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 the Greater Bethesda Chamber offers to our members.
The Top 5 Things Business Owners Should Do To Improve Their Cybersecurity
Wednesday, December 16, 11:30 a.m.

This segment of our Technology Series with Advantage Industries will focus on simple & low cost/no cost strategies each business should implement immediately to dramatically improve the security of their network and their data
Crucial Strategies For Boosting Sales In Today's Business Environment
Thursday, December 17, 8:30 a.m.
Almost every business owner and veteran selling professional will agree that in the current business climate, winning new business and engaging new clients is more challenging than ever. Join us for this live webinar with Ken Smith, the Managing Director for Sandler Training in the D.C. region, to discover how you must upgrade your current sales process for today's marketplace. 
COVID-19 Briefs from the Health Care & Wellness Committee
Our new COVID-19 Briefs video series was created by the Health Care & Wellness Committee to help our members and the community take care of themselves, their families, their customers/clients, their staff, and their business during the next few months with the expected surge in COVID-19 cases.

In our first COVID-19 Brief, the Co-Chair of our Health Care & Wellness Committee,
Dr. Matthew Mintz, speaks about the current status of the COVID-19 vaccines and the increase in the number of cases over the past few weeks in Montgomery County. For more resources and information, go to

Is there something regarding COVID-19 that you would like learn from the professionals of our Health Care & Wellness committee? Let us know.

Be safe, and as always, #JustMaskIt!
Senior Market Group Meeting Today at 9:00 a.m.
Join us this morning at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom for our monthly Senior Market Group meeting. The Senior Market Group (SMG) offers programs and information on how to better service and promote to the senior market and their families. SMG now presents their new "Behind the Scenes" speaker series, looking into the "behind the scenes" of various member industries. This morning, Bethesda Urban Partnership will be taking attendees behind the scenes of their day to day operations.

Co-Chairs: Lisa Siegel (The Jane Fairweather Team) and Ken Silverstein (AlfredHouse Elder Care)
Staff Liaison: Allie Williams
Annual Corporate Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors 
 Andy Stern’s Office Furniture, A Division of Benajmin Office Supply & Services - 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 - 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