January 19, 2021

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.
Member Update Survey
We are collecting updated information in an effort to best serve our members and support the business community in the coming months. We would greatly appreciate it if you could fill out this brief survey.

$10 Amazon gift cards will be sent to five randomly selected members who submit a completed survey.

Questions? Email staff@greaterbethesdachamber.org or call (301) 652-4900. 

Thank you!
PPP 2.0 & EIDL Updates
Join us on Thursday, January 21, at 9:00 a.m. as we discuss the long-awaited second COVID-19 recovery package that was signed into law December 27, 2020. 
 
The package includes many provisions, including a second round of funding for both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance Grant. There is also a number of business-friendly tax changes to both programs.

Featuring a live Q&A with: 
  • Roderick Johnson, Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO), U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Greg Smith, Regional Manager, Greater Washington Business Banking Division, M&T Bank
  • Walter Pennington, CPA, Dembo Jones, PC
Upcoming Programs
Part 2: Preparing to Sell Your Business - Transition Checklist
Tuesday, January 19, 11:00 a.m.

In the second installment of Preparing to Sell Your Business, learn about the transition checklist involved with selling your business.
Chamber 101
Tuesday, January 26, 8:30 a.m.

Join 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.

Thank you to Sandy Spring Bank for sponsoring this event.
How to Use LinkedIn for New Business Development
Wednesday, January 27, 12:00 p.m.
In this month's segment of our Technology Series with Advantage Industries, Mike Shelah and Russell Smith will show you the best practices to optimize your personal LinkedIn page for your audience and then how to target and connect with your clients.
 
Bonus segment: Properly setting up your LinkedIn company page and how to maximize the branding and marketing offered on the free platform. 
COVID-19 Briefs from the Health & Wellness Committee
In this COVID-19 Brief, Okinyi Ayungo from FitnessWise, discusses the importance of physical activity during the pandemic and how to do it safely!
New Members
Please welcome our new members who joined the Chamber in December.
TD Bank
Sarah Harwell
8101 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Nexercise, Inc.
Gregory Coleman
7315 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 400W
Bethesda, MD 20814

MV Financial
Anabel Quintero
3 Bethesda Metro Center Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814
Bethesda Carpentry Contractor, LLC
Josue Morales
5401 Westbard Avenue # 902
Bethesda, MD 20816

Event Planning DC
Michele Palmer

Brandywine Living at Potomac
Matt Kelley
10800 Potomac Tennis Lane
Potomac, MD 20854

Rebecca Gerber Physical Therapy
Rebecca Gerber
Membership Renewals
Thank you to all of the companies who renewed their membership investment in December.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
Kenneth Hartman
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
20+ Year Member

A Wider Circle
Mark Bergel
4808 Moorland Lane Suite 802
Bethesda, MD 20814
15+ Year Member

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Ken Regnier
4000 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
10+ Year Member

Sandy Spring Builders
Mimi Brodsky Kress
4705 West Virginia Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
10+ Year Member

CETA Benefit Consulting Group, LLC
Stephanie Katz
11300 Rockville Pike Suite 701
Rockville, MD 20852
5+ Year Member

Rose Li and Associates, Inc.
Rose Li
11821 Parklawn Drive Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852
5+ Year Member

Bethesda Newtrition and Wellness Solutions
Livleen Gill
10215 Fernwood Road Suite 630
Bethesda, MD 20817

Child Care Counts
Debbie Brown
3404 Taylor Street
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Andrews & Cole LLC
Nicole DelToro
7315 Wisconsin Avenue 1225W
Bethesda, MD 20814
Text Design Inc.
Christina Renshaw
4201 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
20+ Year Member

Bethesda Magazine/Bethesda Beat
Steve Hull
7768 Woodmont Avenue Suite 204
Bethesda, MD 20814
15+ Year Member

Bella Bethesda Salon
Megan Harrington
4733 Elm Street 2nd Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
10+ Year Member

Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Gary Unterberg
19847 Century Boulevard Suite 200
Germantown, MD 20874
10+ Year Member

Debra Levy Eldercare Associates
Susy Elder Murphy
11120 New Hampshire Avenue #505
Silver Spring, MD 20904
5+ Year Member

Chesapeake Public Strategies
Ellen Coren
4620 North Park Ave. Suite 903W
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Peake ReLeaf
Warren Lemley
2001 Chapman Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

I. A. Donoso & Associates
Ignacio Donoso
7401 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 400
Bethesda, MD 20814

John Marshall Bank
Joseph Chirico
11 N. Washington Street Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850

Thank You to Our Annual Corporate Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Pepco  

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors 
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 - Chesapeake Public Strategies - 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